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MORE TO LOVE The editor’s desk The Christmas season has arrived. It's a time for celebrations, gift giving, as well as increasing numbers of tourists, traffic jams and inevitably rising petrol prices. This week, however up-to-date fuel prices will be available to motorists via apps like MotorMouth, GasBuddy and a newcomer, the RACQ. All Queensland fuel retailers are now required to lodge their fuel prices within half-an-hour of them changing at the bowser or face fines of up to $13,000 under a new state government two-year trial which gives retailers a three-month grace period to Easter to get its processes up to speed. Fuel prices will be made available free to existing apps. This may mean savings at the bowser for those prepared to shop around - so the government says. Also look out for our 2019 wall calendar planner. You'll find the first six months in today's edition and the second six months in next week's edition. - Margaret Maccoll

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THE ENDLESS SUMMER Sounds like summer at the new-look Noosa Junction ... see page 8.

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WSL ON BOARD NOOSA FESTIVAL OF SURFING BY MARGARET MACCOLL It's official. The World Surf League (WSL) will be joining the Noosa Festival of Surfing next year in its first stop for the 2019 World Longboard Championship. Noosa Malibu Club president Craig Johnson said the collaboration was quite a coup for the festival and would put Noosa and longboarding on the map. The deal had been the result of "a lot of machinations" spinning in the background with Tourism Noosa, Tourism and Events Queensland, Noosa Malibu Club and World Surfaris working together to bring WSL on board, he said. Custodians of the Noosa Festival of Surfing, the Malibu Club formed a collaboration with World Safaris to run the festival after the Jarratt family retired from its management earlier this year. Craig said it had been fortunate for both parties to come together. He said there was no way the volunteer-run Malibu Club could have run the festival without a support partner and World Surfaris had the experience of having been a co-sponsor of the event and broad knowledge of the surfing world. World Safaris director John Finlay said the organisation which runs surfing tours overseas had been looking for a way to get people to come to Australia so taking on the festival had been a natural progression and it had had previous connections with WSL. After 4-5 years of hosting only one or two longboard championships annually WSL was looking to expand to meet the popularity in the sport, John said. Craig said it made a lot of sense for WSL to join the Noosa festival which had operated well for a number of years and provided it the opportunity to expand its long boarding.

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John Finlay and Craig Johnson on Noosa Main Beach. John believes it will be a new chapter for the Noosa Festival of Surfing. "We've taken steps to make it as inclusive as possible," he said. He said the festival would operate a bus shuttle to help reduce traffic congestion and had changed entertainment times and venues in collaboration with local businesses. The official opening party for instance

will be held at Land and Sea in Noosaville. The Noosa Festival of Surfing will run from 2-6 March with all its usual activities including the open men and women events, junior events and the popular surfing dogs and then the WSL will take over First Point from 7-10 March, bringing the top 60 of the world's long board riders to compete in a spectacular finale to the 28th annual festival. ●

MAN DIES AT NOOSA MAIN BEACH A 69-year-old Doonan man was pulled unconscious from Noosa Main Beach last Wednesday 28 November about 5.30pm after life saving patrols had ended for the day and was unable to be resuscitated. Noosa Police are waiting the results of an autopsy to determine whether he drowned or his death was the result of a medical episode.

Senior sergeant Ben Carroll said the man had been swimming with a friend and his wife was waiting on the beach. "They were planning on going for dinner," he said. Police said the man was seen in the water by a member of the public. "One fellow's gone out with a boogie board and a (Surf Lifesaving) club member

followed him into the water. They brought him in with the help of a younger club member," snr sgt Carroll said. Lifesavers and ambulance officers worked on the man, giving him CPR for 50 minutes or more but he wasn't able to be resuscitated. Conditions in the water were pretty rough at the time, police said. ●

Noosa Today was recognised last week at the 25th Older People Speak Out (OPSO) Media Awards held in Brisbane with photographer Rob Maccoll winning the award for the best single photograph or image depicting older Australians in a positive manner in the rural/regional/ community category. There was a collective "Aah" from the room when Rob's photo of Noosa dancers Jack and Jonny was shown on the screen. Lifelong dancers Jack Floyd, 101, and Jacqueline B'Nay known as Jonny, 92 were involved earlier in the year in a project titled 'In a Different Space' orchestrated by community dance artist Gail Hewton to make dance a more accepted domain for older people and to showcase their talents, abilities and contributions. Performing as Floyd and B'Nay, Jack and Jonny were the highest paid dancers in the UK post WWII and their rich history includes having danced with Judy Garland, Micky Rooney, Danny Kaye and the Jackson 5 and moving to Australia in the early days of television. Rob was also an OPSO finalist in the category for the best photo spread, body of work or gallery of images that depict older Australians in a positive manner (rural, regional, community). The national awards are held each year to shine a spotlight on older Australians. Guest speakers this year included National Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Patterson and Senior Australian of the Year Dr Graham Farquhar. ● 201721004-LB21-17

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MAN ON A MISSION Surveying the crop. BY RON LANE

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s we sat and talked it became obvious that here was a man on a mission. His name is Shane Stanley and the mission is the future and consolidation of the Noosa Farmers Market. Ably supported by his wife Istarlia Stanley-McVinnie and other dedicated people, their goal to promote AWARENESS, (a word that came up constantly in our conversation) of their mission is definitely being achieved. The first AWARENESS is of course the Market. Situated on Noosa Drive and located in the grounds of the Noosa Tigers AFL Club this provider of fresh food is open every Sunday from 6am till 12 noon and is populated by some 95 stalls. The second is the main product, fresh vegetables some of which are organic. These vegetables are grown by our local farmers and some were only removed from mother earth the day before. This ensures that they are not deep frozen and coming

from interstate or may God forbid overseas. Complementing this is the availability of other ingredients that contribute towards a good healthy meal table for our families. Another pleasing aspect is that monies payed for the use of the grounds, for stalls and parking facilities, go to the Tigers Football Club. All up this provides a win win situation for our community; our farmers our families and a local football club. ''I have now been involved for about sixteen years and down through the years we have had a few ups and downs (with the footy club) but we have always managed to find a common ground," Shane said. "Now our relationship is the best ever and we are always looking towards the future. Not just the Market place but also our surrounds." Shane was born in Adelaide then years later he shifted to Queensland with his mother, obtaining his education at St Columbians Christian Brothers College in Brisbane. Then in 1989 after completing Year 12 he began work in the landscaping

business. "Away from work my first passion was music and my main interest was the drums, so I enrolled in the Harry Leblar Drum School; then with two mates we formed a band and called ourselves Bravura. One night while attending a concert at the Oriental Hotel in Brisbane I met up with Ishtarlia the girl was to become my wife. We have been together ever since and now have two children a boy Jiah 16 and his sister Kiara 13. While living in Brisbane we used to travel to Noosa and Eumundi on the weekends then finally in 1999 we made the decision and shifted to the country area: and I continued in the landscaping " Settling on the coast he began to look for new opportunities. Through the years Shane had developed an interest in food and while working started to get an idea of what went on in the industry. As his interest grew he talked to those involved and despite being a new boy he listened intently. It soon became apparent (to his way of thinking) there was definitely a need for change: a change in

both attitude and culture. "I started to get a feeling that more should be done to help the small farmers; it looked to me that the big organisations really had the monopoly." In concepts of attitude and culture, Shane had the total support of his wife, a lady who always wanted to see the best available on the family table. Then Shane became aware of the work done by a lady named Jane Adams. It was this lady who in 1998 following a visit to America was "pivotal to introducing the sector (farmers market) to Australia." As a result of this, massive changes were under way. "Her work and ideas resulted in her being awarded a Churchill Fellowship which allowed her to study and help bring change to the Australian market place," Shane said. For Shane and Ishtarlia their first visual contact came when they visited the famous Jan Powers market in George Street, Brisbane. After having a good look they decided that with the right opportunity they would "like to give it a go."

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Their first move was to start a stall in Eumundi. "After some time, interested people, one of whom was a lady in the Noosa restaurant business Leonie Palmer, made contact and suggested we move to Noosa. They had formed a food group and after discussions with them it became obvious that here was the opportunity we had been looking for. Decisions were made and our first steps were taken. However it was back to Eumundi with 25 stalls; but after three once a month openings it was back to Noosa. Next step was to meet with the local AFL club and discuss the possibility of setting up on a portion of their property. All aspects were discussed and an agreement was reached." Then came November 24th 2002. The Noosa Farmers Market was open for business. "One of the group was Lindsay Bock and through him the Market received great support in the media; and being new this was vital. At the start it was small; we had about 28 stalls but then it became 35 and now we have 95. Also at the start we operated once a month, then after two years it became once a fortnight, but then one year on it became every week: and the crowds were moving in right on 6am. Our parking problem received a big help when the local SES took over with customers making a substantial donation on entering the grounds. This has been a massive financial benefit with all monies going direct to the SES. In the early stages portions of the grounds were grassy and muddy but after meetings with AFL president John Lomas the necessary steps were taken and vast improvements were made; and this was beneficial to both our organisations." Regarding the control of the Farmers Market, over the years there have been minor shareholders but now the StanleyMcVinnie Trust has bought them out thus becoming the sole owner. "This will enable us to develop a market that is beneficial to all," said Shane. As we talked it became obvious that for Shane to create a feeling of trust in both him and the standard of the products on sale was to his family of the utmost importance. Therefore with their ever present focus on their future and that of the Market they are bringing new ideas to fruition. For example Shane has announced that standard signs will be introduced throughout the Noosa Farmers Market, "thus making clear the source and productive system." Another announcement was that he is prepared to sponsor the formation of a local Participatory Guarantee System or PGS. This is an "alternative certification scheme for small organic growers and it is not bureaucratic, expensive or disempowering," he said. "To achieve this it will be necessary to have a team of people from within the

community who know each other and can work together. "Perhaps our most successful endeavor occurred when we were invited to become involved in the Restaurant Australia International Campaign via Tourism Australia, to promote not only our food but also our district worldwide. The main feature of this was an hour long documentary." With the ever increasing problems regarding the health of our people from children to the golden oldies, the demand for a more transparent menu (in other words knowing what we are eating) is on the rise and the concept of groups such as our Farmers Market can only be a massive step in the right direction. In the business world of Shane and Ishtarlia Stanley-McVinnie there are no TV jingles, no air-conditioned comfort, and no massive semis containing deep frozen foods: just a sincere "Gidday mate," from groups of farmers and their wives, small stalls covered by tents and God bless them, vegies that still smell of freshness and a bit of good old Aussie soil. "I still feel that awareness is the key to everything," Shane said. "Awareness of our farmers, our products and above all the awareness of all people involved. From the farmers, the SES and the football club this is our community. We are all in this together." ●

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Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington and Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe officially open Noosa library.

The Colouring and Conversation group. Alsha Darmansjah tries out the virtual reality in the Makerspace. community meeting rooms, a technology makerspace, a new Heritage Library, and, in-keeping with Noosa's zero emissions ambitions, energy-efficient lighting and airconditioning. Libraries and Galleries manager Kerri Contini thanked all who were involved over the two-year journey to create something special for the community. â—?

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FUTURE CURRENCY UNDER DISCUSSION More than 100 blockchain innovators from around Australia and overseas based itself at the Peregian Beach Digital Hub last week for the inaugural Crypto Coast Convention #CCCnoosa. The convention brought together the best and brightest to discuss the future of blockchain which is a digital ledger in which transactions made in bitcoin or other cryptocurrency are recorded chronologically and publicly. Already blockchain startups and entrepreneurs have set up emerging businesses operating from Noosa to Sippy Downs. Among the 20 speakers were Sebastian Quinn-Watson a former Noosa local who now works across Asia and Silicon Valley and spoke about the state of

blockchain globally and Malta Digital Exchange executive chairman Rick Klink who provided insights from Malta as the globally leading jurisdiction in blockchain. Queensland's newly appointed chief entrepreneur and blockchain pioneer Leanne Kemp also led discussions at the event.Peregian Beach Digital Hub director Chris Boden said a series of workshops gave participants hands on experience with the more advanced aspects of blockchain technology. "Blockchain and its related technologies are rapidly playing a role changing the way we do business, provide government services and the way we live," he said. Talks are underway for a larger event in 2019. â—?

The opening panel: Everledger founder Leanne Kemp, Civic Ledger ECO Katrina Donaghy, Noosa MP Sandy Bolton, Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington and Crypto Coast Convention co-founder Taylor Tran.

THE JUNCTION ON SHOW If you haven't noticed, Noosa Junction has been transforming itself and there's more to come with the Sounds Like Summer Fest to kick off to with the Christmas Twilight Market on 21 December. On Monday Tourism Noosa volunteers were treated to some tastes and sights from the latest restaurants and shops so they can pass on the information to tourists and visitors to let them know what the locals have been enjoying. Noosa Junction Association president Michael Tozer praised the volunteers for their work promoting the destination.

During the Summer Fest the Junction will be bringing in more reasons to visit, particularly on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings with giant games like Laneway Bowls and Connect 4, local performers and street art from muralists Alison Mooney, David Houghton and Joel Birch who have turned boring walls into laneway venues for fun. New businesses include Vanilla Food from Nilla Tomkins of Vanilla Cafe at Belmondos and Benchpresso espresso and superfood bar located within Frank's Gym in Lanyana Way. â—?

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WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF FAMILIES Peregian Family and Friends Association held its first social event last Friday in order to meet community demand it identified from a community survey held earlier in the year for family friendly events and to continue its aim to unite the coastal village of Peregian Beach with Sunshine Coast suburb Peregian Springs and residential community Peregian Breeze. People gathered in Peregian Beach Park for a sausage sizzle, music and children's activities and to discuss future hopes to connect the regions with a bike path. Spokesman Kane Livingstone called on the village community to be welcoming of its neighbours. "Despite some disheartening behaviour from a small minority of disgruntled residents trying to close off Peregian

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Beach from any non-residents, I'm pleased to provide the platform for many local Peregian families to rise above the disappointing attitudes of some, and gather together to celebrate what an amazing place we live in," he said. "Peregian Springs, West Peregian

and Peregian Breeze are all a part of the community and we should be accepting of all our neighbours, as I believe the majority of us are." More information visit https://www. facebook.com/peregianfamilyandfriends/

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VILLAGE ASSOCIATION MARKS 20 YEARS OF ACHIEVEMENTS The Peregian Beach Community Association will celebrate 20 years of achievements on Sunday 9 December and have invited residents of Peregian Beach and Marcus Beach to attend. PBCA president Barry Cotterell said the Association was committed to preserving the special village ambience and beachside communities, "as well as the fragile environment that is our home". "It was the successful campaign against an unwanted 8-storey, high-rise on Lorikeet Drive in South Peregian Beach that led to

PBCA being incorporated in 1998," he said. Since then the association has notched up a number of achievements including a successful campaign to have South Peregian moved from Maroochy Shire to the Noosa Shire in 2004 and an 11-year battle alongside Noosa Council "to ensure the old caravan park site redevelopment complied with the Town Plan and meets the expectations of the local community". Mr Cotterell said the association had represented the community in consulations on the Rufous Street precinct upgrade and

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CARE FOR RESCUED DOGS RSPCA Noosa shelter is caring for five out of 110 Bull Terrier dogs and puppies seized on 28 November by Queensland inspectors in a raid on a property north west of Gladstone where they were living in deplorable conditions. The inspectors were following up on a complaint received in relation to five dogs but found another 105. "The conditions were appalling," RSPCA Qld Chief Inspector Daniel Young said. "Many were in small cages with no enrichment and the newspaper they were lying on was soaked in urine."

RSPCA Qld spokesman Michael Beatty said some pups and adult dogs would need some medical care then would hopefully be looking for adoption. On the weekend the rescued dogs at Noosa RSPCA were getting used to their new, much larger and more comfortable quarters and lapping up the attention. Other dogs are being cared for in Rockhampton and Bundaberg and at the RSPCA's headquarters at Wacol. Mr Beatty said investigations into the case were continuing and it was likely charges would be laid. ●

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Santa's Classy Helpers are gearing up for their Christmas Shopping Day to help more than 300 families in need next Tuesday and will hold their final event for donations this Friday 7 December at Cafe Doonan at 2.30pm. The cost is $15 per person and attendees are asked to bring along fresh food such as oranges, potatoes and onions for collection. There is also a shortage of Christmas treats, Milo, Vegemite, Nutella and Peanut Butter. Donations can be delivered to Classy Lady on Gympie Terrace or the Gibson Road Shop. The Christmas Shopping Day will be held at The J on Tuesday 11 December, between 8.30am and 4pm. Set up day will be Monday amd volunteers are requested. If you can help out on either of these days or to book for the event on Friday please contact Lorraine on 5449 7599. The Shopping Day is huge and requires lots of hands on deck to ensure families are well looked after and that the day runs smoothly. ●

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT IS THE TOP PRIORITY Noosa Councillor Brian Stockwell repeated his 1988 survey of hinterland residents and found some things change but many stay the same. There were 237 participants in the survey from across the hinterland with about 39 per cent from the Cooroy-Timbeerwah region and about 30 per cent from Kin Kin Pomona area. Cr Stockwell said 30 years ago 51 per cent of people nominated the natural environment as the main reason they choose to move here and that statistic remains unchanged with social attributes and lifestyle still coming in second."The survey, however, revealed some significant changes over time," he said.

Cr Stockwell said public transport serving rural towns and villages was the top priority identified in the survey but in 1988 it didn't rate a mention. In the 1980s people wanted horse and bushwalking trails but now horses have been replaced by the aspirations of bike riders, he said. "More cycleways and walking paths were high on people's wish list being the second most frequently identified priority for hinterland residents," he said. There are now more longer term residents in the area with about a third having relocated from Brisbane. "In 1988 respondents had lived in Noosa on average less than five years, whereas 40

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NOOSA ACTRESS RETURNS TO STAGE Noosa’s Joanna Moore-Smith came out of retirement to join the cast of Joining the Dots Theatre Company’s production, Wit, which will be performed at the Noosa Arts Theatre until Saturday 8 December. Born in Jamaica to an English mother and American father Joanna moved with her family to Virginia, USA, at nine months of age and lived there for five years before her parents separated and she went to Berkshire, England, where she lived for 20 years before migrating to Australia. Joanna studied at the Hurst Lodge School of Dancing and the Central School of Speech and Drama. Ahead of the performance she spoke to Noosa Today. What drew you to acting? I’ve always loved acting. It was a passion of mine from about the age of six. Drama school was an amazing experience. What brought you to Australia? I came to Australia in 1970. I got engaged to an Australian and came out to marry him. Within six months that had collapsed and I found myself alone in Sydney. I fell in love with Sydney. I lived there for 33 years. How did you end up in the popular television series Young Doctors? I was performing in Play It Again Sam at the Adelaide Theatre Festival and the casting team from Young Doctors came to see it. I had the role of Laura Denham, the wife of the superintendent. I was in it for about three years. Theatre is my first love so working in television was quite a big adjustment.

Joanna Moore-Smith as Laura Denham in Young Doctors. What was it like working in the high rating show? It was a good cast and it was fun to do. It was the early days of television. There weren’t a lot of rehearsals. Laura went through her ups and downs. She went through a shoplifting phase. It was quite funny. When I’d go to the shop people would look at you and like they were thinking what’s she going to take. What made you leave acting? I had a young son. When my marriage broke down I had to find something more reliable than advertising. I decided to study law at the University of NSW. I became a family law solicitor for 21 years, the last five in Noosa. How did you come to live in Noosa? I came up here because a friend said Noosa is a really beautiful place, you should have a look at it. I met my second husband and

Joanna Moore-Smith married after a few years. I just love it up here. What made you perform in Wit? Jo Kadlecek Gilbert, the producer, (told me) she would really like to put on this wonderful play and thought there was a role that would really suit me. I read it and said I’d love to do it. I play the mentor of the leading character. It’s a very interesting role to play. I play her at 52 and then at 80. She’s quite a feisty person. Our leading lady Alison Chambers gives a wonderful performance which shouldn’t be missed. Alison who will be known to audiences from her roles in TV dramas such as Water

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LETTERS DIFFERENT TIME, DIFFERENT TREATMENT FOR REFUGEES It is hard to believe F. Venturini is equating his family experience as refugees with the people incarcerated on Manus and Nauru. We lived near a “migrant hostel”. When my children were growing up, they went to school and became friends with many of them. They appeared to be happy with their life and loved being in Australia. They had freedom to go to school and enjoyed a life very similar to ours. This would appear to be a lifetime away from being imprisoned on an Island with no freedom and less than appealing conditions, while politicians made it apparent that unless another country was willing to have you there was no way you would get to where you dreamt of going. F. Venturini’s family spent a mere nine months, obviously under far better conditions and knowing what the score was when they were allowed to come here, and knowing there was an end in sight. They had no jailors who were known to be cruel at times (hearsay). For many of them six years have passed. As for Bob Jarvis’s assertions (also hearsay) regarding their refusal to work, I ask you, would you work after being treated like prisoners and shoved around at the Australian Government’s will. Would you seriously think they would be willing to work? They were desperate to be taken off the Island and had fears that if they were working the said government would think they were settled. I have been to Nauru, it was an awful little place when it was a kingdom and I don’t imagine any improvement since then. It took us just over 20 minutes to walk around the Island. I have also spent time in PNG and I can’t imagine those people would be very welcoming to those they didn’t want there. I am looking forward to the day when all Australians have a good long, hard think about the lives we are destroying, lives of innocent people who left war-torn countries to have a better life and are now paying a heavy price “to stop the boats”. Mae Elliott, Noosaville

TOURISM LEVELS UNSUSTAINABLE The furore over the New Year’s Eve party - yet another “event” on public land in Noosa - leads me to reflect on the attitudes to tourism of the main players - Tourism Noosa and Noosa Shire Council led by Mayor Wellington. In policy and “vision” documents both Tourism Noosa and the mayor use the term “sustainable” when describing their approach

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On the other hand it may be that the council gets nothing and the rewards go only to the hotel, resort and hospitality sector. We need transparency on the finance around these events. John Spencer, Noosaville

THANKS FOR SAVING WILDLIFE Noosa Council is to be wholeheartedly congratulated for prioritizing the environment and the Noosa Biosphere. Its forward thinking purchase of large parcels of land provides connectivity and scale which brings real benefit for the preservation of all wildlife including koalas. The existing koala colony in the Yurol Forrest can only benefit from council’s carefully implemented strategy. This council is preserving Noosa’s uniqueness and its iconic wildlife. Hooray! D. Castledine, Noosaville

HISTORY REPEATS Dear Bob Jarvis and F. Venturini, I thank you for your letter about refugees in detention (NT, 22 November); refugees rarely feature in polite conversation. History repeats itself, but with some differences. Post WW2 migrants and refugees had it tough but jobs were available: Australia was craving workers. People suffered from post war trauma, but most were white and European, unlike the Asian, African and Muslim people arriving today. Racism has not disappeared and Muslims are disliked and hated. Manus Island is beautiful and the locals are good people, but the detention centres have been imposed on them; dreadful stories about the detainees have fuelled their anger. As developing countries, Papua New Guinea and Nauru face issues of scarcity, security and violence, as all expats working there confirm. Over the years, 12 refugees have died on Manus Island and Nauru; all deaths were preventable. The Manus Island refugees didn’t volunteer for a few days’ work, even if low-paid. After more than five years of detention in dire circumstances, they are not in a good shape, physically or mentally. How could one think that a people who have been demon-

ised, victimised and left in limbo for years in a hostile place, could present a few days’ heavy work? Some refugees have been relocated to the US, but very slowly. It will take several years to empty the detention centre. Those rejected by the US only wish to die, which is why daily suicide attempts are reported. Australia has no solution on offer. We need to accept the fact that the offshore detention of refugees is inhumane and illegal. The UN Security Council has criticised Australia, along with other harsh nations i.e. North Korea, China and Libya, for depriving asylum seekers of liberty. Claims that refugees have freedom on Manus Island and Nauru are laughable when the locals hate them, attack them, and want them gone. These refugees sought asylum from Australia; this is not illegal. If they are allowed in and permitted to work, they will prove themselves as excellent citizens, just as refugees and migrants did in previous times. Deaths on Manus Island and Nauru: Reza Barati, 24 Iranian; Kamil Hussain, Pakistan; Hamid Kehazaei, 24 Iranian; Omid Masoumali, 23 Iranian; Rakib Khan, 26 Bangladeshi; Kamil Hussain, Pakistani; Faysal Ishak Ahmed, 27 Sudanese; Hamed Shamshiripour, 32 Iranian; Rajeev Rajendran, 32 Sri Lankan; Jahingir, 29 Bangladeshi; Salim Kyawning, 26 Rohingya from Myanmar; Fariborz Karami, 26 Iranian. Eveline B. Goy, Tewantin

LESSONS LEARNT? The Noosa LNP is looking to invigorate its membership and electoral performance. Do they really think it was a good idea to use anti-abortion, anti-voluntary assisted dying, anti-marriage equality, pro Adani mine, pro conversion therapy MP Fiona Simpson as their poster child? The recent Victorian State Election result has shown that voters reject conservative religious factions branch-stacking and pushing their narrow fundamentalist agenda. I wonder if the Noosa LNP has learnt any lessons from their catastrophic experience down south. Robin Bristow, Noosaville

LET THE BACKPACKERS COME IN How much do we need the backpackers? The young ones and the not so young ones. Let them all come in. Let them shake up that retirement village. Let them bring in some fun, let alone dollars. Noosa is declared as a adventure destination! Give them adventure, risk taking, breath-taking fairy pool, Glasshouse Mountains abseiling, BMX cross country riding hair-raising adventures, give them Coolum Mountain and Mount Tinbeerwah, horse riding, sailing, the list goes on and give them good accommodation! Good accommodation is not just a bed in a “Backpacker Hostel“. Good accommodation is a room in a affordable well presented house close to all amenities, friendly staff, a bar, restaurant, public transport and all the rest of it. Now, we have lost the very breautiful and well respected Willliams Street Backpackers and the great Reataurant “Global Village“ to developers, which was loved and respected by so many tourists especially sole female travellers who felt safe there ... it is gone now. We need more places like that and please welcome the new proposal in Mary Street for a new Backpackers Heaven. (Pssst: we all have been backpackers once). Heidi Schum, Noosa noosatoday.com.au


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ALLURING LAST EXCLUSIVE LAND RELEASE NEAR NOOSA RIVER IT'S alluring and it's quintessential Noosa for the next generation. "The release of Pandanus Grove in Noosaville has been long anticipated and this week we are very excited to welcome the first new residents," Tom Offermann Real Estate principal, Tom Offermann said. "The exclusive master-planned estate of 50 home sites represents an unprecedented final opportunity for buyers to get in on the ground floor, and to be in a community where all their neighbour's homes are also the latest in design and quality. "Its new residents will revel in a true sense of community with the timeless integrity and character of the address. "There is a lot of aspirational demand from buyers wanting to create their own home in Noosa Heads and Noosaville, and until now the only option has been buying an allotment or a house for demolition in an older estate. "I think it's wiser to be amongst new homes than 20-year-old designs elsewhere." The first release in Pandanus Grove offers eight premium allotments for sale by tender, all generously sized over 600m2

with a price guide from $710,000 to $775,000. "We all wish we could turn back the hands of time and buy at the original developer's price, because land estates have a habit of escalating in value," Tom said. "We'll now is that time again so don't miss the boat." The first release is in Ely Street and parcels are clearly marked. Principal marketing agents Richard Locke and John Dover will be on site on Fridays and Saturdays from 11am until 12 noon to assist buyers. Pandanus Grove is only 5 minutes from the Noosa River and Gympie Terrace. Parks and cycle tracks are integral to the estate and it's close to esteemed private and public schools, transport options, well maintained parks, Noosa Village retail precinct, the Noosa Library and the Leisure Centre, plus it abuts the Noosa Waters canal development. It's all about saving the best until last so seize the moment because opportunities such as Pandanus Grove, located in one of Australia's premier resort destinations, will never be repeated. â—?

HOME ESSENTIALS Address: Pandanus Grove, 11 Ely Street, NOOSAVILLE Description: 8 premium allotments from 600m2 Price: For sale by tender Inspect: Fridays and Saturdays, 11am-12pm Contact: Richard Locke, 0433 237422, and John Dover, 0412 714 404, TOM OFFERMANN REAL ESTATE 26 NOOSA TODAY

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Tempt your senses and venture beyond the horizon at Pandanus Grove where a new level of sophistication awaits discerning purchasers of Noosas most prestigious land release. The exclusive estate of 50 home sites represents an unprecedented once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to revel in a true sense of community, and to create your own cleverly designed and beautifully appointed contemporary residence beitting the address. First release of 8 home sites.

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B

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Price Guide

Agent Time 11.00am - 11.30am

Castaways Beach

11.00am - 11.30am

12 Wavecrest Drive

4

2

3

$1,299,000

Wednesday 12th December 11.00am - 11.30am

12 Wavecrest Drive

4

2

3

$1,299,000

Noosa Heads

C

Price Guide

14 Wyuna Drive

3

4

2

$1,920,000

Noosa4Sale - 0412 635 274 Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0411 652 325

3

2

1

$1,095,000

2

2

1

$659,000

Garwoods Estate Agents - 0408 710 373

18/152 Noosa Parade

2

2

1

$625,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0411 652 325

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0468 922 519 1.30pm - 2.00pm 2.30pm - 3.00pm

1/17 William St

3

3

2

$1,687,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0411 652 325

14 Azolla Circuit

4

3

2

Contact Agent

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0411 652 325

4

4

2

$2,595,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0411 652 325

5

4

2

$3,295,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0421 785 512

Noosa Waters

5 Moonare Crescent 19/1 Quamby Place

3 2

2 2

3 1

$900,000 $700,000

Noosa4Sale - 0412 635 274 Saturday 8th December Noosa4Sale - 0412 635 274 10.00am - 10.30am 14 Masthead Quay 12.00pm - 12.30pm

36/26 Noosa Drive 2 14/36 Edgar Bennett Ave 3

2 2

1 1

$735,000 $995,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0423 972 034 Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0433 237 422

23 The Anchorage

Sunrise Beach Saturday 8th December

Saturday 8th December 10.00am - 10.30am 10.00am - 10.30am 10.00am - 10.30am

13 Allambi Terrace 19/1 Quamby Place 24 Honey Myrtle Road

3 2 4

3 2 2

2 1 2

$2,595,000 $700,000 $1,200,000

10.00am - 10.30am 10.00am - 10.30am 11.00am - 11.30am 11.00am - 11.30am 11.00am - 11.30am 11.00am - 11.30am 12.00pm - 12.30pm 12.00pm - 12.30pm 12.00pm - 12.30pm 1.00pm - 1.30pm 1.00pm - 1.30pm 1.00pm - 1.30pm 1.00pm - 1.30pm 1.00pm - 1.30pm

19/2 Serenity Close 22 Seamount Quay 2/129 Noosa Parade 16 Wild Apple Court 4/10 Serenity Close 20 Sanctuary Avenue 20 Mossman Court 2 Smoke Bush Drive 49 Witta Circle 5 Moonare Crescent 2 Smoke Bush Drive 2/67 Noosa Parade 14/36 Edgar Bennett Ave 8 Cottonwood Court

2 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 3 3

2 2 2 3 2 3 2 3 3 2 3 2 2 2

1 2 4 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 1 1 2

$695,000 $1,895,000 $1,300,000 offers over $1.55m $1,785,000 $1,595,000 Auction $1,125,000 Contact Agent $900,000 $1,125,000 $1,699,000 $995,000 $1,495,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0421 785 512 11.00am - 11.30am 16 Southern Cross Pde Noosa4Sale - 0412 635 274 11.00am - 11.30am 6 Ridgeway Street Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0413 582 670 Wednesday 12th December Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0411 652 325 Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0417 600 840 Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0437 447 804 Garwoods Estate Agents - 0408 710 373 Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0418 980 247 Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0423 972 034 Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0411 652 325 Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0423 972 034 Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0419 757 770 Noosa4Sale - 0412 635 274 Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0423 972 034 Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0421 785 512 Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0433 237 422 Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0413 582 670

Noosa Sound

11.00am - 11.30am

5

3

2

$1,695,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0414 367 282

4

3

2

$2,250,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0411 757 570

16 Southern Cross Parade 5

3

2

$1,695,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0414 367 282

Sunshine Beach Saturday 8th December 9.30am - 10.00am

8/27 Ross Crescent

4

3

2

Auction

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0411 757 570

12.00pm - 12.30pm

9 Kiamba Court

5

4

4

$4,650,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0414 367 282

2.00pm - 2.30pm

1/17 Hill Street

3

1

1

$780,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0413 582 670

Tewantin Thursday 6th December 1.00pm - 1.30pm

3 Lewis Street

5

2

1

$700,000

Noosa4Sale - 0412 635 274

6.00pm - 6.30pm

16 George Street

4

2

2

High $700,000's

Noosa4Sale - 0412 635 274

Saturday 8th December 10.00am - 10.30am

5 Talara Court

4

2

2

$729,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0418 980 247

12.00pm - 12.30pm

3 Lewis Street

5

2

1

$700,000

Noosa4Sale - 0412 635 274

Friday 7th December 11.00am - 11.30am

48 Mossman Court

4

3

2

Auction

3 4 4 2

2 2 3 2

2 2 2 1

$2,095,000 Auction Auction $749,000

Auction Diary

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0419 757 770

Saturday 8th December 10.00am - 10.30am 10.00am - 10.30am 10.00am - 10.30am 12.00pm - 12.30pm

3/17 Belmore Terrace 11 Cooran Court 48 Mossman Court 2/95 Noosa Parade

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0437 447 804 Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0423 972 034 Doonan Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0419 757 770 Saturday 8th December 323 Sunrise Road Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0437 447 804 12.00pm - 1.00pm

7

5

8

auction

Garwoods Estate Agents - 0411862954

3

2

1

Auction

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0419 757 770

20 Mossman Court

4

2

2

Auction

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0411 652 325

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0407 708 860 Sunshine Beach Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0412 672 375 Saturday 8th December Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0412 714 404 10.00am - 11.00am 8/27 Ross Crescent

4

3

2

Auction

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0411 757 570

Noosa Heads

Noosaville

Saturday 8th December

Thursday 6th December 11.00am - 11.30am

14 Wyuna Drive

3

4

2

$1,920,000

Noosa4Sale - 0412 635 274 11.00am - 12.00pm

Friday 7th December 11.00am - 12.00pm

48 Mossman Court

Saturday 15th December

Lots 17-24 Ely Street

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Tender

1/19 Laburnum Crescent 3 2/12-18 Nannygai Street 2 Lots 17-24 Ely Street -

2 2 -

1 2 -

$1,250,000 $699,000 Tender

Saturday 8th December 10.00am - 10.30am 11.00am - 11.30am 11.00am - 12.00pm

Agent

24/67 Gibson Rd

Friday 7th December 12.00pm - 12.30pm 1.00pm - 1.30pm

B

7/213 Gympie Terrace

Thursday 6th December 10.00am - 10.30am 12.00pm - 12.30pm

A

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0468 922 519 11.00am - 11.30am 1.00pm - 1.30pm

Saturday 8th December 11.00am - 11.30am

Address

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0412 714 404 1.00pm - 2.00pm

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LAGUNA GOING NATIVE BRINGS BENEFITS NAMED AT TOP

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Native plants offer habitat for fauna and can cut down on backyard maintenance.

Horticulturalist Tom Robinson. "Bear in mind what size each native plant will grow to, whether it is suitable for the type of soil, sun exposure and moisture available, whether the plant has fruit to attract wildlife, and the flowering season," he said. "Whether you plant a single bottlebrush or dedicate an entire section of your garden to natives, there are big reasons to introduce sustainable, wildlifefriendly, beautiful natives into every home garden." ●

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LAGUNA Real Estate has once again been named amongst the finalists in the Real Estate Institute of Queensland's 2019 prestigious Awards for Excellence. The company with four offices in Noosa and Gympie, works across residential sales, property management and holiday letting, and has won a finalist place in three categories. They will go up against five others, including Amber Werchon Property, for the title of Large Residential Agency of the Year. Laguna Real Estate took out the award in 2013, and has three times been named REIQ's Agency of the Year. They have also been named finalist in the Community Service Award, which they won in 2017 and 2014. And Eric Sutherland is one of two finalists in the Corporate Support Person of the Year category. REIQ chief executive officer Antonia Mercorella said to be named a finalist was proof that a member had set themselves the task of being the best real estate practitioner they could be and achieved that goal. "They are to be applauded," she said. The winners will be announced at the gala awards dinner at the Royal International Convention Centre in March. ●

WHEN it comes to landscaping around the house, choosing natives can not only reduce time spent on garden maintenance, but also help threatened wildlife. Australia has more than 1600 named bee species, with many under threat due to habitat loss, exotic species, pesticides and climate change. More than 50 native species have become extinct since European settlers arrived. About 600 species are listed as vulnerable, 100 endangered, and 86 are critically endangered. Native bees don't sting and are important for pollinating flowers and food crops, and Horticulturalist Tom Robinson said homeowners and commercial property managers were choosing native plants in increasing numbers. Not only did they offer habitat for local fauna, like native bees, they prevent soil erosion, they were the sustainable choice, and they were low-maintenance and could be left unmanaged during holidays. "Native plants are the easy option for those who don't have the time and ability to regularly weed and water, or who are away from home for periods of time," he said. "Especially coming up to Christmas, often the garden can be left to its own devices. "No one wants to arrive home to dead plants and cracked, dehydrated soil. "A beautiful garden flourishing with plants which are naturally droughtresistant means that it's also holidayproof!" Mr Robinson, of Tom Robinson Living Landscapes Noosa, said many native plants were adaptable to varying temperatures and soil conditions.

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IT’S SERIOUSLY TIME TO DANCE! BY HOLLIE HARRIS The Imperial Hotel Eumundi is excited to welcome TIJUANA CARTEL to Eumundi on Saturday 15 December - as part of their 'Live at Hotel Brunswick' album tour. They will be supported by KALLIDAD. Tijuana Cartel's new album 'Live at Hotel Brunswick' (out 14 September 2018) is teeming with the infectious party vibes that characterise their live show. The electronic tour-de-force never fails to ignite a dance floor and this compilation of tunes captures what their live show is all about. Heavy bass and beats underpin virtuosic instrumentation and exotic sounds reminiscent of the Middle East, Morocco and Spain. Experience it for yourself this year as they embark on a massive international tour that encompasses the East and West coast of Australia, Bali, the UK and Germany.

KALLIDAD With their trademark "Day of the Dead" facepaint, Kallidad has a visual image every bit as striking as their one of a kind sound. The line up is two Spanish guitars and a box drum - but don't let the lightweight set up fool you. Kallidad can rock a crowd

Kallidad. from top to bottom! The group combines influences from flamenco and mariachi music with rock and metal to create a powerful, energetic and uplifting sound that gives the audience no choice but to dance! TICKETS: Pre-sale $25 (+ booking fee) through OZTIX - CLICK HERE or at the Imperial Hotel (Ph: 5442 8811). $30 at the door Doors open 7.30pm Imperial Hotel Courtesy Bus The Imperial Hotel's FREE courtesy bus

Tijuana Cartel are veterans of the dance anthems. operates Friday and Saturday nights from 5pm + Wednesday and Thursday nights from 4.30pm - 9pm travelling to Eumundi,

Belli Park, Cooroy, Doonan, Eerwah Vale, North Arm, and Verrierdale. Phone Gary on 0467 414 171 to book. ●

WHAT’S ON THE BEST ‘WORST EXPERIENCE’ YOU’LL EVER HAVE Fawlty Towers was an exceptional comedy written by the talented actorwriter duo John Cleese and Connie Booth. Airing for only 4 short years, the television series was a smash-hit that left audiences wishing they could be a part of Sybil and Basil's unique dining experience. Well audiences need wish no longer; Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is here! This astounding show has been running for over 20 years now. Born in Brisbane in 1997, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience has only continued to grow with time. It has now become an international show, with the crew globetrotting across some 20 countries. From the minute you set foot in the venue this immersive show instantly

transports you into the infamous Faulty Restaurant. Enjoy that mad antics of Basil, Sybil, and Manuel from your seat at they trip and stumble their way around you, serving a delicious 3 course meal. No two shows are ever the same at the dining experience because 70 percent of the show is improvised by the team of 10 talented actors. There are a handful of tickets still available if you would like to enjoy Faulty Towers The Dining Experience on Saturday 8th December from 7:30pm at Tewantin Noosa RSL. Tickets are just $55 for members and $65 for non-members. Your ticket includes a 3 course meal and 2 hours of Faulty entertainment. Tickets can be bought via Dial-n-Charge on 5447 1766. ●

A little bit of Fawlty Towers comes to town in a hilarious show not to miss!

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WHAT’S ON JIMEOIN IS BACK!

A prolific writer with an exceptional audience rapport, he is known and loved for his brilliantly funny wit and charming observations on the absurdities of every-day life. Jimeoin's regular appearances at the MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL and his widely successful Australian tours attract sell-out advance bookings, often with extra shows added due to demand. Internationally, Jimeoin has toured to great acclaim from New York to New Zealand, Aspen to Amsterdam, the Middle East to the Far East.

Stand up comedy Jimeoin is acclaimed as one of the hottest stand-up comics of this generation - a true comedy master and he's heading back to Noosa with his hilarious new show Jimeoin Result! An evening of world class stand-up as the Irishman from Australia brings his brilliantly observed, ever-evolving and hilarious comedy to The J, fresh from a smash-hit New York off-Broadway season with his latest sell out tour.

KIDS ROCK For the third year in a row, twenty budding rockstars from local schools are preparing to bring down the house as the 2018 Eumundi School of Rock class put the finishing notes on their end-of-year performances. The brainchild of multi award-winning local songstress Katie Noonan, the School of Rock awards music scholarships to primary school students aged from eight to thirteen years to be mentored in drums, bass, keys, brass, guitar and vocals for three months before performing in a live rock concert. This year's tutoring team includes Music Director and bassist/trumpeter Owen Newcomb; guitarist/vocalist Mark Moroney; drummer Brett Newman; vocalist Clint Francis; guitarist/keyboardist Brodie Graham; and National Jazz Award-winning Saxophonist, Zac Hurren.

According to five-time ARIA Awardwinner Katie, the program has seen budding local musicians grow on many levels. "The many benefits of music education are well documented but it is beautiful to see this in action - happy kids with increased self confidence and self awareness who sound seriously RAD and rocking to boot! "Eumundi School of Rock provides a unique opportunity - at no cost to the student - to develop their musical skills and learn performance skills under the tutorship of top professionals," Katie said. "We have seen incredible outcomes for students including improved self-esteem, stagecraft, musicianship and teamwork - all in a fun and supportive environment. The students have formed two bands of various configurations and are currently preparing to perform on stage in

He regularly tours the UK and Ireland, has performed in Europe as well as at Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival and is both an alumni and one of the biggest comedy acts each year at the world's biggest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Grab your tickets early for this one - he will sell out! The show is at The J on Wednesday 16 January 2019, 7.30pm. Tickets are $49.90 Adult / $44.90 Concession (Pensioner, Senior, Student) from www.thej.com.au ●

front of a packed house. Celebrating the end of the three-month program, the night will include performances by special guests Melbourne rock trio Dallas Frasca, Katie Noonan, and The Valley Drive - the 2017 Eumundi School of Rock Showcase Band. Katie said the level of talent in the local community was astounding and that she was pleased to see some of the kids from previous years return to the program. Katie herself has recently built on her

musical success by winning her fifth ARIA award for her album 'Songs of the Latin Skies' with Karin Schaupp. She was also part of the team behind the newly included ARIA award for music school teachers, inspired by her time running the Eumundi School of Rock. All artists performing at the end of year concert will be performing for free, with 100 percent of the profits going directly towards keeping the program free for the community in 2019. The endof-year concert will be held on Friday 14 December at the Eumundi School of Arts Hall with ticket prices starting at $15. Friday, 14 December, 6-10pm at the Eumundi School of Arts, 63 Memorial Drive, Eumundi. Tickets start from $15 with children under five free and are available on Eventbrite - visit eventbrite.com.au and search for Eumundi School of Rock or follow the Eumundi School of Rock Facebook page. ●

PUZZLES Quick Clues

6 5 3 4 9 8 7 2 1

9 4 7 5 2 1 3 6 8

5 9 4 6 3 7 8 1 2

8 7 6 1 4 2 5 9 3

Solution No.4215

3 2 1 9 8 5 4 7 6

Fill the grid so that every row and every 3x3 square contains the digits 1 to 9

DOWN 1. On the way over, worried, did all one could (6). 2. Buck up, man: I prepared a new brew of tea (7). 3. Heard, not plain as plain can be, the word “cab” (6). 4. Have the boy pop back to get an apple (6). 5. Is told it’s a share-out (5). 7. Slip on something and they give one first aid (5). 13. Have a snack in the theatre? (3). 14. What to take for a sprain, I find out (7). 15. Caught, blearily, the word “host” (5). 17. The boxes, when the car crashed, got upset (6). 18. Make another recording of in English, to take father back (6). 19. It takes ages to get the child into the new pose (6). 21. Equally prepared to raise the girl (5).

How to Sud

Fill the gr every row 3x3 squar the digi 2 9 4 8 1 7 5 3 6

Solution

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO.7553 - SOLUTIONS Across - 6, St-and as-ide. 8, Ac-r-e. 9, Form. 10, Su-per (rev). 11, S-ash. 12, Test-a-men-t. 16, Ac-tress-es. 20, Trot. 22, Exact. 23, I-ron. 24, Owes (Os). 25, Sl-eep t-ight. Down - 1, St-rove. 2, Anim-ate. 3, Hansom (handsome). 4, Pip-pin. 5, Hears (anag). 7, Dress. 13, (th)eat(re). 14, Aspirin (anag). 15, C-rowd. 17, Cra-tes. 18, Retap-e (rev). 19, Epo-ch-s. 21, Tes-sa (rev).

said last night (5,5).

1 8 2 3 7 6 9 5 4

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ACROSS 6. And, as the tide’s about to turn, get out of the way (5,5). 8. For the land, it’s very good to have rain seep through (4). 9. Class of civil servants to be? (4). 10. Bring back a salesman: American and very good (5). 11. The frame is from Southwood (4). 12. Will try to get at the fellows trapped inside (9). 16. The performers find the lock in the case forced (9). 20. When the time comes to go off, run (4). 22. Demand as a right (5). 23. The man followed one, but not from the wood (4). 24. Is due to the articulation of the vowels (4). 25. Pete got upset a little about what one said last night (5,5). DOWN 1. On the way over, worried, did all one could (6). 2. Buck

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4 9 3 4 6 7 2 4 7 5 2 7 8 4 3 5 9 7 1 7

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LADIES PROBUS CLUB CHRISTMAS

volunteers every first Sunday of the month from 7.30-9.30 am to weed and plant along the river. It is light work and a lot of fun. All equipment is provided and an excellent morning tea follows. Grab a hat, repellent and sunscreen and come along. Ring 0432 384 596.

The Ladies Probus Club of Noosa Heads will hold its Christmas and 30th Anniversary luncheon at the River deck restaurant the Marina on Thursday 13 December at 12.30pm. There will be no General meeting in December. Meetings resume in February 2019 For more information call Kim on 54553860 or Pam on 54506017

RETIREES WELCOME Noosa 2010 Probus retirees' club meets each month (2nd Tuesday) at the Tewantin Noosa Bowls Club in Hilton Terrace. We also have day trips and some longer holidays, theatre trips, garden visits, a walking group and lots of meals out together. Please give Brian a ring (0403 435 978) if you'd like to visit our friendly club; you'd be very welcome.

MEN'S SHED CHRISTMAS GIFTS Noosa Men's Shed will hold their Christmas Sale of handmade Christmas gifts on Wednesday 19 December at the shed in Rotary Way off Wallum lane Noosaville from 10am to noon. Sale items include children's wooden toys, doll beds, wooden trucks, trains, planes, planter boxes, garden seats, possum boxes, bird houses, native bee boxes, a dog kennel, leather goods, garden accessories and some excess hand tools and vegetables.

CARPET BOWLS Noosa indoor bowlers invite people to join them for a fun game of bowls, no experience necessary, and a friendly chat over morning tea on Fridays at Noosa Leisure Centre, Wallace Drive, Noosaville. Phone Gaileane on 5449 0170 or Lesley on 5442 4227.

NATIVE BEE BOXES AT MEN'S SHED

GIVE CROQUET A GO Come and Try croquet on Sunday 2 December at the Noosa Croquet Club, 9 Seashell Place, Noosa Waters at 9.45am for 10am. Wear flat shoes and a hat. Mallets and coaching will be provided free. For more details phone Niven Gugich on 0428 799 987.

JP SERVICE SHIFT The Justice of the Peace are moving from the Leisure Centre to the Noosa Library on Saturday 1 December and will be available on Monday and Saturday mornings from 9am to noon and NOT Tuesday as previously. We will be closed on 25 December and open Saturday 5 January.

TEWANTIN NOOSA GARDEN CLUB The next meeting of the Tewantin-Noosa Garden Club will be on Monday 11 February 2019 at 1pm for 1.30pm start, in the Catholic Church Hall, 5 Moorindil St, Tewantin. February speaker is Adam Woodhams garden guru and project designer presenting a

WEEKLY ROSTER FOR MEALS ON WHEELS Weekly Roster for Tewantin- Noosa Meals on Wheels beginning Monday 10 December to Friday14 December. Monday Drivers: Rotary Daybreak, Chris and Ken, Keetha, Andrew, Anne and Oliver, Anne and Colin, Patricia. Kitchen: Martina, Stephen, Len, Geoff. Tuesday Drivers: Alice, John Mc, Tania and Friends, Gail and Sharon, Hazel and Liz, Maggie, Prani and Peter. Kitchen: Ashleigh, Jo, Christine, George. Wednesday Drivers: Hugh and Randal, Maryellen and Leon, Gary, Liz and Liz, Dawn, Maya, Bill and Margaret. Kitchen: Sandy, Elfie, Glenis, Judi. Thursday Drivers: Denise, Heidi, Jenny and Kevin, Victor, Ingrid and Bob, Jan and Sharon, Prani and Peter. Kitchen: Lois, Christine. Elfie, Vicki. Friday Drivers: Bruce, Bryan and Terry, Peter, Jean and Janet, Sarah, Maggie, Paul. Kitchen: Sandy, Elfie, Mark, Neville. You can also check the roster on our website www.tewantinnoosamealsonwheels If you are unavailable or can do an extra run, please phone the kitchen on 54497659. noosatoday.com.au

LIGHT THE TREE IN NOOSAVILLE Noosa riverbank will come to life with Christmas spirit at 5pm on Friday 7 December for the annual Lighting of the Noosaville Christmas Trees on the Boathouse lawn. This annual community event is presented by Noosa Boathouse and Noosaville Business Association and will see local old school surfer band the Sandfly's performing Christmas carols on the lawn from 5pm. Lighting of the Thomas Street and the Noosa Boathouse Tree's will be at 6.45pm.

Noosa Boathouse owner, Phil Bradford said it was a great free event for locals and families who are ready to kick start the festive season on the river. "We love being able to add some colour and lights to Noosaville around Christmas time," he said He encourages people to get down there early to find a good spot. There will be fish and chips available from Noosa Boathouse and a sausage sizzle or simply bring a picnic. Charity donations can also be made to Sunshine Butterflies on the day. â—?

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If you have you ever wanted to learn the basics of your camera, or more advanced techniques, in a no-pressure environment where you can ask as many stupid questions as you like without embarrassment, then Noosa Today photographer Dave Gleeson from Surfshots Noosa Photography is offering one-on-one photography and camera control lessons. He will walk you through the steps needed to understand and become comfortable with your gear, and enable you to have the confidence to take photos in a range of real world situations. With Xmas coming up gift vouchers are available too. Private lessons available from $150 and GST. To book visit https://www.surfshots.com.au/ product-page/photography-lessons or email dave@surfshots.com.au

Tewantin-Noosa National Seniors Christmas Party is on Thursday 6 December starting at 10.30am. Please be seated by then. Cost $35, non-members $40 Everyone welcome. Phone Norm on 5474 0919.

BOOMERANG BAGS Noosa Boomerang Bags is sewing and selling out of Wallace House, 1 Wallace Drive, Noosaville. We need volunteers and clean fabric to sew alternative bags to single use plastic bags. We hold our sewing bees on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9am to 12.30pm. For more information phone Sandra on 0466 44 99 46 or Julia 5448 2321, email boomerangbagsnoosa@gmail.com or visit www. boomerangbags.org

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP MEETING The Christian Fellowship of Noosa meets each Sunday at 9.30 am at the CWA Hall, Poinciana Avenue, Tewantin. We are an inter-denominational Christian Fellowship and welcome all visitors. Our Speaker for Sunday 25 November is Peter Evans and the topic is Are you listening to God? The service is followed by morning tea. Enquiries secretary Kevin 5479 0460.

TEWANTIN-NOOSA RSL WOMEN'S AUXILIARY The next meeting of the Tewantin-Noosa RSL Women's Auxiliary will be held on Friday 7 December at the Tewantin-Noosa RSL at 10.30am for a short meeting followed by our Xmas Party. Non-members attending the Xmas Party please pay $20. All members

PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES

CLASSICAL MUSIC GROUP From Thursday 17 January 2019 our weekly Music Group will be held every Thursday from 9.30 to 11.30am. We listen to Classical Music on CDs or watch Classical Music DVDs. Donation of $2 for morning coffee or tea and biscuits. Phone Lyn on 5449 0537 for more details.

SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCING Every Tuesday evening from 7-9.30 pm Pat and Norm Young organise a social evening of new vogue and old time dancing at the Pomona Memorial School of Arts Hall. Cost is $5, which includes supper. Come and be a spectator, and see if you will enjoy it. Phone 5485 2007.

NTH TEWANTIN BUSHCARE GROUP MEETING Join Nth Tewantin Bush Care Group of local

Noosa Men's Shed, at Wallum Lane near Noosa Springs, have available a selection of Native Bee Boxes for sale. Call by on a Wednesday Morning between 10am and noon to organise a purchase. Other garden paraphernalia (like Adirondack chairs) are also available.

NOOSA TOASTMASTERS Develop Public Speaking and Leadership skills for life at Noosa Toastmasters. We are a fun loving, supportive group who are all learning together. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month 6.30 - 8.30pm at the CWA Hall in Poinciana Ave, Tewantin. The first two visits are free so you can come and see if it's the place for you. For enquiries phone Ben on 0418 173 167 or email noosatoastmasters@gmail.com.

OVER-EATERS MEETING Over-eaters Anonymous has meetings in the Noosa area. No dues or fees. For more information phone 0404 302 186 or 5485 1491.

AL-ANON MEETING Are you troubled by someone else's drinking? You can get help at the Noosaville AlAnon Meeting. Monday nights from 6-7pm at the Noosa Baptist Church, corner of Weyba Road and Lake Weyba Drive (near Aldi). Contact: Geta on 0427 561 960 for more information.

NOOSA 2010 PROBUS CLUB Retirees are welcome to join our friendly group. We meet regularly for meals, coffee mornings, darts, theatre and garden groups and much more. Trips on The Ghan, the Murray River and camping in NSW coming up soon. Please do join us at Noosa 2010 Probus Club, just ring Brian on 0403 435 978 for details.

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

BALLROOM DANCE Dance Classes Social Ballroom are held on Sunday at 1pm at Masonic Hall, Moorindal St, Tewantin. The first half hour is dedicated to beginners at a slow easy pace, to learn the basics of waltz and other dances. We then move to our intermediate level and after tea break at 3pm we have advanced. Come join us, all welcome with or without partners. For more phone Andrew on 0429 829 328.

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SPORT TODAY NOOSA GOLF CLUB RESULTS TUESDAY RESULTS There were 200 players in the Tuesday Club Single Stableford on 27th October. Scratch rating (M) 71.0 Winners: A Grade: Clinton Stjernqvist 43 C/B, Dallas Furner 43, Terry Fitzgerald 42, Rick Coneybeare 41. B Grade: Brian Farmer 42, Peter Telley 41, Bob McConnell 39 C/B, Graham Dacombe 39. C Grade: Barrie Cooper 44, Jerome Stuart 43 C/B, John Morton 43, Tom MulCairn 42 C/B. Place getters: Phil Grieve 42, Roderick McLaurin 41 C/B, Barry Laws 41 C/B, Michael O'Connor 40 C/B, Mervyn Neilson 40 C/B, Robert Tasker 40 C/B, Graeme Rickard 40 C/B, Alex Officer 40 C/B, Richard Rudledge 40, Greg Moore 39 C/B, Michael Davenport 39 C/B, Rod Allen 39 C/B, Lionel McElroy 39 C/B, Bob Hobart 39 C/B, Robert Paech 39, Mal Condon 38 C/B, Peter Crooks 38 C/B, Bryce Smith 38 C/B, Philip Richardson 38 C/B, Brett Le Moy 38 C/B. Nearest to Pin: A Grade: Rick Coneybeare, Dallas Furner, Kenny Lindsay, Peter Shortal. B Grade: Greg Wilson, Rob Rossow, Dennis Hildebrandt,

Rob Rossow. C Grade: Ray Richards, Rod Allen, Phil Grieve, Phil Grieve. SATURDAY There were 216 players in the Saturday Monthly Mug on 1st December. Scratch rating (M) 71.0 Winners: A Grade: Paul Sanderson 69, Richard Van Den Heuvel 70, Lee Christie 71 C/B. B Grade: Chris Misios 67, Ken Reed 69 C/B, Stephen McCaul 69 C/B. C Grade: Robert Mackenzie 66, David Young 68, Peter Blyth 69. Place Getters: Allan Coulson 69 C/B, Brian Holmes 69 C/B, Alan Laird 70 C/B, Brian Clothier 71 C/B, Tom Mulligan 71 C/B, Ted Burgess 71 C/B, Jared Maunder 71 C/B, Eugene Barry 71 C/B, Michael Law 71 C/B, Dave Stewart 71 C/B, Tim Butterworth 71 C/B, Rick Coneybeare 71 C/B, Cooper Clarke 71, Clark Plasier 72 C/B, Rafferty Noar 72 C/B, Jason Finn 72 C/B, Joe Franz 72 C/B, Garry Drummond-Gower 72 C/B, Nick Walley 72 C/B. Nearest to Pin: A Grade: Lee Christie, Cooper Clarke, David Gerrard. B Grade: Kevin Krogh, Andrew Meldrum, Clark Plasier. C Grade: Brian Clothier, Craig Smith, Peter Blyth. ●

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WRIGHT'S TON PUTS TNT ON TOP BY RANDALL WOODLEY Last Saturday saw the first round of the One-Day matches being played around the coast. The RSL TNT Firsts are now on top of the competition ladder with a great win against their old adversaries, Glasshouse and Caboolture losing to Caloundra. The match featured a century by club stalwart Chris Wright and an 85 by "Mr Consistent", Ben Gear plus a solid all-round bowling performance. However, the other three TNT teams went down in close matches. FIRSTS. In their match against Glasshouse at Read Park, captain Jake Dennien won the toss and batted first in the warm humid conditions. Chris Wright and Ben Gear opened the batting and after 8 overs had posted 27, but better things were to come as they dominated their change bowlers. Both batsmen reached their 50s as the partnership passed 100, then 150 with Chris bringing up his ton before going for 106 (off 90 balls) in a partnership of 176 from 31 overs. Ben went 2 overs later for 84 and TNT went to the drinks break 2-200 off 34 overs. It is always difficult for a team to know how aggressive to be in the final overs and except for Jarrod Officer (29) and Andrew Kratzmann (24), none of the other batsmen were able to add any significant scores. Eventually the last wicket fell at the very competitive score of 277. It was great to see so many club juniors, parents and supporters, including the women's team players down to watch the end of Glasshouse's innings. The Under 10's had a game in the lunch break and all the Juniors formed a guard of honour and cheered the big boys onto the field after the break. TNT's bowling has been the strength this season and the goal of 30 dot balls in the first 10 overs was achieved by Scott Aufderheide and Tom Freshwater, and as well Freshy picked up 3 wickets to have them 3-50. This became 5-80 with Lachie Gunner picking one up and Jye Baker taking a genuine screamer running back and diving at mid-on off Jarrod's bowling. With tight bowling and strong fielding, the visitors were restricted to be all out for 217. Other bowlers to pick up wickets were Scott (1), Jake Dennien (2) and Sam Baker (1). All of the bowlers did a great job but with 20 wides and no balls compared to Glasshouses' 2, TNT will definitely have to improve in this area of the game as next Saturday the team has to travel south and

face last year's top team, Caboolture. SECONDS. After their great win last weekend, the team were confident in their 40 overs-a-side-match against the Maroochydore Swans at Buderim. However, it turned out to be a disappointing afternoon. Batting first the TNT team were soon in trouble at 5 -15 and then were bowled out for 85 with a majority of the wickets coming from poor shot selection and ill-discipline. The only score worth mentioning was from the consistent Adam Curry who made 24. With little runs to play with The TNT boys took the field and competed well, taking 7 wickets before the Swans reached the required target. Best bowling figures were from Nick Bennett and Adam Curry who both took three wickets. Next week the team return home to play Glasshouse. THIRDS were away to play Yandina. Sent in to bat, TNT lost their first wicket at 24 runs. At the end of their 40 overs they had posted 199 which was about 20 runs short of their target. Best scores were from Darcy Morgan 46, Kent Officer 42, Brendan Wright 20 and Steve Sinclair 20. Taking the field after lunch the team tried hard but dropped catches and short pitched bowling cost the team big-time and Yandina chased the runs down with 4 overs to spare. Best bowling figures- Kent Officer 2-35, Will Gear 2-43 and Jason Toohey 1-33. The captain summed up the match- "Just one of those days- Onto the next game!" Their next match is against Maroochydore at Dale Officer Oval. FOURTHS were at home to top of the ladder Palmwoods. It ended up being a very hard-fought match with Palmwoods scraping home in the second last over of the day. Early wickets saw both TNT openers out early but Michael Sobey again steadied the innings with a solid 41. Brendan Chaplin continued his form with the bat to add a quick fire 21, with Justin Talbot adding 16, Cody Wright 16 and Brian Lee batting out the innings to finish on 39no. TNT's final score after 40 overs was 8 for 168. When Palmwoods batted, some dropped catches and mis-fielding saw them slowly run down the target. More than a dozen extras helped them eventually win the game. Wicket takers were Brendan Chaplin 2-32, Graham Chaplin 1-24, Justin Talbot 1-28 and Brian Lee 1-28. Next week the team travels south to play USC/Buderim. ● noosatoday.com.au


LIFE OF BRINE

PHIL JARRATT

HARD RAIN FALLING IN TIMOR-LESTE I'd just chased the last mosquito out of my room, covered myself in evil-smelling repellant, jumped into bed and reached for my book when the familiar ground-based rumble began to rock the house, and not in a good way. The sound of terrified children filled the night air on the street outside even before the rumble had finished, but by the time cameraman Shaun Cairns and I made it out there, the screams had become howls of laughter - perhaps it was us in our underpants! - but it was also typically Timor. Fear and joy are never far apart. Our host Carlito joined us from the adjoining bungalow and we stood on the terrace chatting until the noise on the street had died down. There were no aftershocks, we went back to bed. This was my tenth earthquake experience in different parts of the world in 2018, so I had no trouble resuming my sleep of the dead, but no matter how commonplace it becomes, my first thought on feeling the earth shake beneath you is where am I and how safe is this house? The answer is often not good. The late night quake last Saturday was a punctuation mark on another amazing week in Timor Leste. After torrential rain, mudslides and a flooded music festival in the mountains of Maubisse, including three days and nights in a mountainside cabin with no electricity, we had returned to the relative luxury of an Airbnb in the suburbs of Dili, only to be shaken from slumber by the gods of the Ring of Fire. But as we gathered outside the packed Immaculate Conception Cathedral in downtown Dili very early on a bright and beautiful Sunday morning, the sweet voices of the choir floating on the still air, all seemed right with the world. We had come to Timor Leste for the second time in a year to film for a documentary we hope to complete in time to be screened at the 20th anniversary next August of the referendum that finally gave independence to this beautiful but bloodsoaked tiny island nation. The story we plan to tell is of a generation born into war that has now emerged to create a vibrant new culture that is breeding hope and prosperity in Timor-Leste. A collaboration with Australian barrister and human rights advocate Patrick Burgess, and the NGO he co-founded, Asia Justice and Rights, Generation 99 will trace the lives of the artists, film-makers and musicians who have used artistic expression

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as a weapon to create a new Timor. With 62 percent of the population under 25 in 2018, Timor-Leste is being led by its Millennials towards an era of increasing prosperity, health standards and literacy, despite 95 percent of the tiny nation's schools being destroyed during the violence of 1999. As well as painting a vivid and exciting portrait of Timor-Leste now, our film will examine the bloody back-stories of child soldiers who became protest singers and symbols of their generation, of musicians persecuted by occupying forces for rallying people behind their songs of hope, of artists jailed for their provocative street creations. We will document the development of a proud and unique Timorese sound - an infectious blend of metal, reggae, rap and melodic vocals with a political message delivered in the local Tetum tongue. So a good place to start on this trip was the FinFest in Maubisse, a festival of local

music and permaculture, co-ordinated by Ego Lemos, who in addition to being the director of Timor-Leste's national permaculture program, is the Timorese John Farnham - its best-loved musician who, at 46, transcends generations with a pleasant mix of pop, country and anthems of hope. If that sounds a little straight, the rest of the card, including "Ottopsy", the leader of Klamar, the country's hottest new band, and Meli Fernandez, co-founder of Galaxy, Timor's leading band for 20 years, was anything but. For days prior to our arrival, the buildup to the wet had intensified, and soon after arriving in the beautiful hill station of Maubisse, the heavens opened. When I asked him why you would put a music festival on a mountain lake-bed in the wettest part of the country, Ego Lemos shrugged and grinned. "It is good to challenge the young people, to make them

see how this country was built." During the Indonesian occupation, Ego's own family spent four years hiding out in the mountains, so he knows of what he speaks, but the kids hunkered down in the mud under leaky tarps probably didn't appreciate the lesson. Yet. Us? Well apart from ruining an expensive pair of boat shoes and some serious charging-up issues in a hut with no power, we loved every minute of it. For the duration of the festival, which is based around the November 28 anniversary of the original declaration of independence from Portugal, Maubisse is alive with music, colour and dance. And the spirit was infectious. More about Timor-Leste next week, and if you want to know more about Generation 99, visit documentaryaustralia.com.au/films/4401/ generation-99-geraco-foun, or like us on Facebook. ●

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U12s victorious.

U12 SCORE A WIN IN COMP U11 TNT Storm v TNT Lightning. Lightning won the toss and sent Storm into bat. Storm came out firing, 50 off the first 5 overs, but once Lightning struck the wickets started to come. Storm finishing on 154, Noah with 4 wickets, Rory 3 and Will 2. Storm batsman knew it was a big task to chase the total, but with the openers not taking any chances it allowed the rest of the batsman to go after runs. Big hitting Rory finishing with 53, the Lightning took out the local derby with 234. U12 Lightning v Coolum away. Coolum won the toss and sent TNT in to bat. Wanting to convert a start, Bailey went big and retired on 49, laying a great platform for the rest of the team with Ollie, Toby and Morgan getting runs. A late collapse saw fill in Eddie aid the returning Bailey get his 50, TNT all out for 173, their best batting performance. Tight bowling from the outset with a great opening spell from Josh, and wickets from Tom, saw the pressure build, and Max taking the final catch saw the boys earn their first win of the year! U12 Storm v Coolum at home. The TNT boys struggled in the field while Coolum

dominated with the bat. Nick 1/10, Daniel took 2 great catches at wickie, and Charlie H's wicket and run out was not enough to stop Coolum reaching 7/185. TNT's top order collapsed, the middle order hung in but it wasn't enough, finishing 8/112, Aedan with 37. U13 Storm v Maroochydore Blue, a top of the table clash with both teams undefeated so far. Maroochydore were put into bat, and following a strong start looked like posting a 200+ total. TNT increased the pressure which slowed the run rate and the wickets fell, Maroochydore bowled out for 152, Andy Kelly 3/22. It was a going to be a tough run chase in the heat but once again the collective batting effort from this team was sensational. Stand out knocks from Tom Harmer 49* and Ethan Slaney 33, to win with 7/169. U14 v Maroochydore White at home, Day 1. TNT batted first and got off to a good start losing only 1 for the first 50. TNT got bogged down in the middle and lost a few wickets through frustration, but held on to put 160 on the board. Jack Caspers scored a quick 30 and Ben Anderson, Lachy

and Kye were solid. TNT took to the field and nabbed a wicket off the first ball, but bowled a little wayward after that to let Maroochydore get to 3/46. The game is evenly poised that TNT must bowl well in early to be a chance next week. U15 v Cooroy/Eumundi at home, Day 1. TNT won the toss and batted, but lost wickets regularly to a good bowling attack and were bowled out for a disappointing 138. Saif Malek top scored on 44, with Dan White 16 , Seamus McDermott 16 and Ben Stewart 14. CE then consolidated with an hour to bat, finishing at 1/67 at stumps, leaving TNT with plenty of work to do next week. U16 v Yandina. Yandina won the toss and elected to bat, and their gun opening batsmen scored a chancy 75 before being caught behind. At 7/128 a low score looked likely but a few missed chances along with good batting saw Yandina finish all out for 206. Jack Saunders bowled a great tight line to take 3/23, Tom Green with a long 12 over spell producing 3/55 with some prodigious turn. A tricky 5 overs were navigated without drama by the openers to see TNT 0/8 at stumps. ●

FAVOURITE SON RETURNS, VOSS VISITS FOR DINNER BY JULIAN PITTS Back to back premiership captain and fearless leader Adam Bovalino will coach the Noosa tigers in 2019. After a four and a half year mining voyage in country WA popular Noosa tiger takes the senior reigns as the tigers look to go one better than season 2018. Bova as he is referred to by all the tiger faithful is a born leader as well as having a presence that for over a decade made him a fierce and compromising opponent. When asked life member Doug Murray said "I'm pretty sure Bova will coach the same way as he played." He demanded effort and a team first attitude as a skipper and that's what he'll want from this playing group. He's a winner the playing group will follow and our sponsors and supporters will enjoy his company too which is so 38 NOOSA TODAY

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important. It's a really good appointment and the club seems to be buzzing a bit which is great.' Bovalino has called upon ex senior coach and club champion Craig Horwood to be his right hand man for 2019 with Horwood also a very popular figure and astute footy brain at the Tigers. Horwood has extensive coaching creditials in Queensland and is a terrific addition to our coaching structure. Pre-season training started last week with sessions each Monday and Wednesday from 5.45 pm under the watchful eye of strength and conditioning coach Barnes It's a massive month coming up in December with ex Lions skipper and champion Michael Voss hosting a sportsman dinner on Friday 14 December from 6.30 pm. Tickets are $70 including dinner,drinks and of course some Q&A with a legend. ●

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The Port Adelaide Football Club will be conducting their training camp at the Noosa Tigers AFC from 12th December to the 18th December. The team will be conducting full size training sessions on the main oval along with various training sessions around Noosa. General Manager Mitch Woods would like to welcome the Port Adelaide Football Club to Noosa and encourages all Noosa locals to get down to the club while they are in town. "We're super excited to welcome the Port Adelaide Football Club to Noosa. It is a special occasion that we get to see a professional team train at our facility and it's a great chance for locals to see what it takes to play at the highest level". The Noosa Tigers AFC will have an open junior clinic with Port Adelaide Football Club players on Friday 14th December from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. All juniors, kids and interested players are welcome to attend. Following the clinic, Michael Voss will be the club's special guest at a club dinner from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. For more details about these events please head to the website; www.noosatigers.com.au ●

WAVES RELAX THEIR MINDS Mental health experts from Australia and New Zealand trialled surf therapy last week as part of the 2018 Society for Mental Health Research conference held for the first time on the Sunshine Coast and hosted by the University of the Sunshine Coast. USC’s Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience Thompson Institute. USC Youth Mental Health and Neurobiology Professor Daniel Hermens said the conference attracted about 300 top mental health researchers and clinicians including researchers, students, consumers, carers, clinicians and policymakers - who shared the common goal of improving the lives of those affected by mental illness. Delegates get the chance to try surf therapy with Waves of Wellness Foundation chief executive Joel Pilgrim, who was part of the beach mental health session attended by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their visit to Bondi Beach, Sydney in October. “Surf therapy is used to assist a range of vulnerable groups, including people living with a mental illness, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, autism and psychosis,” Professor Hermens said. “With a solid line up of international surf therapy experts, it was an incredible opportunity for conference delegates and local community members alike, to see the global innovations in surf therapy.“ ● noosatoday.com.au


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Dannica Starkey.

IT’S THE FINISH TO A GREAT YEAR BY RON LANE Last Friday evening sensei's, members, support group and parents of the Sunshine Coast Martial Arts Club gathered at the Cooroy Bowls Club for their Awards and Presentation of Trophies Annual Dinner. In his welcome address Head Sensei Bryan Dukas Black Belt 6th Dan payed tribute to the many families now involved in the club. "The family atmosphere that now exists throughout the club is something that we can all be proud of," he said. "In saying this I would like to give a special welcome to the new families that have joined us this year. You the members have made them feel welcome and as a result our club is now one

big happy family." Since their arrival from South Africa four years ago Bryan's wife Anita has played a major support role in the growth of the club. "I also bring to your attention the large numbers of ladies working behind the scenes; their tireless input is now a major factor in our success." The success of this club becomes apparent when we acknowledge the fact that for the last two years in a row this club has been named the Best and Fairest Club in Queensland. This type of award can only be achieved through dedicated team work by all involved. Another point of interest is that when the team represented Queensland at the recent

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Australian titles selection, this club had the largest representation of members chosen. This is another major achievement as it emphasizes the high standard of the coaching panel working throughout the club. During the evening it was publicly announced that the club has now been accepted as a club member of the World Karate Federation in Japan. Their official badge has now been received by the club. It would be unfair not to acknowledge Head Sensei Bryan Dukas as for him the year has also been one of achievements. While visiting Japan with his club the Japanese elevated him to the rank of 6th Dan and also awarded him his International Referees,

Instructors and Examiners Certificates. The naming of all award recipients would be too many to mention. However there was one whose achievements were of particular note. Her name is Dannica Starkey and this 11yr old student has for three consecutive years won the Australian Kumite (sparring) Gold Medal then in the Oceanic Games took bronze again in Kumite. She finished off by contesting the Pan Pacific Cup where she won silver in the Kata (pattern of movements) and yet another bronze in the Kumite. This quiet well-mannered young lady with a total of 3 gold 1 silver 2 two bronze medals some in International competition is definitely one to watch. ●

JACK MANGROVE

GREAT PLACE FOR HOLIDAY FISHING, WITH TREVALLY ABOUT There have been some nice trevally in the river with good numbers throughout Woods Bays, the Ski Runs and Munna Point. Surface lures and fast retrieved slugs have claimed some nice fish, for the bait anglers, small pilchards, white bait and prawns have been working well. The Tewantin stretch of the river has also been producing some nice jacks during the night. Live bait like poddy mullet and herring have been responsible for some great fish. The bream and whiting population are still in good numbers around the river mouth areas, they have been responding well to baits like beach worms and yabbies. Surface lures have been the proving a success on the whiting along with smaller soft plastics for the bream. Brightly coloured soft plastics on 1/6 size jig head has been working well on the flathead, try a super slow roll along the bottom around mud banks and sand banks. With some good weather windows last weekend anglers were heading offshore in force, the mackerel have started to turn up numbers with reefs like Sunshine, North, Halls and Jew Sholes are producing some good fish. Watching for bird activity has been one of the ways to find a school of noosatoday.com.au

feeding fish. Mack tuna and spotties have been feeding on the top with the larger Spanish seeming to hold a little deeper. Slugs cast to the edges of the schools have been a popular way to target the pelagic's another great option is 5 inch jerk shad soft plastics on a fast retrieve. For the angler that did the run out to the Barwon Banks or to the reefs off Double Island have been well rewarded with some great fish coming from the bottom including pearl perch, snapper red emperor sweetlip and cobia, those that fished the bottom at North and Sunshine Reefs were rewarded with some great trout, sweetlip and the odd cobia. On the beaches, fishing the close gutters has seen plenty of dart in good numbers, this is giving the kids a great deal of fun on light outfits. Whiting are also in good numbers with fish around 30 cm mark not uncommon, freshly pulled sandworms or pippies have been the prime baits. Tailor and small jew are still being taken this will only improve as we move into the new moon, fishing large strip baits of mullet or good quality local squid has worked well. On behalf of Jack Mangrove, best of luck on your fishing adventures! ●

Locky Bradly with a 79cm flathead caught in the Noosa River.

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