Page 1

NOOSATODAY.COM.AU

INDEPENDENTLY OWNED THURSDAY, 9 FAMILY MAY, 2019 PHONE: 5455 6946 | FACEBOOK.COM/NOOSATODAY | ISSUE 361

VOTED COUNTRY QUEENSLAND'S BEST COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER 2017 & 2018

NEWS

COUNCILLORS IN THE PINK PAGE 5

LIFE OF BRINE

GLASSES RAISED TO IRON MARK PAGE 29

COVER STORY

RISING TO THE

CHALLENGE PAGES 6-7

CO V E R I N G

MARCUS BEACH

T H E

CO A S T

*Rate My Agent, the largest real estate awards in Australia, based on customer reviews and feedback. Recognises agents and agencies and ranks the highest. 12417184-LB20-19


Subscribe to

Noosa Today Star News Digital Edition

FREE

Local businesses

Local sport

Local competitions

Trusted local news Local trades Local people Local entertainment Local Real Estate

YOUR NOOS TOATO WNDA Y.COM , YO UR PA .AU PER

NOOSATODAY.CO TOWN, YOURM.AU YOUR

INDEPE

THURSD NDEN TLY FAM AY 14 PHONE: 5455 6946 | FACEB FEBRUAILY RY, OW 201NE OOK.COM/N 9 D VOTED OOSATODAY | ISSUE 349 COMM COUNTRY QU UNITY NEWSPAEENSLAND PER 201 'S BEST 7 & 201 8

FAMILY OWNED INDEPENDENTLY THURSDAY 28 MARCH, 2019

AUPER .CO URM.PA YO ODAY

PHONE: 5455 6946 | FACEBOOK.COM/NOOSATODAY | ISSUE 355

WN, NOOS TOAT YOUR

VOTED COUNTRY QUEENSLAND'S BEST COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER 2017 & 2018

NEWS

PARTY HOUSE FACE TH S E MUS 3 IC

NEWS

CLUBHOUSE UNDER A CLOUD

NED 2019 MILY OW 348 LY FA RUARY, 7 FEB OOSATODAY | ISSUE DENT EPEN RSDAY, OM/N

INDTHU

OOK.C BEST 6946 | FACEB ND'S 8 PHONE: 5455 EENSLA & 201 TRY QU PER 2017 COUN NEWSPA VOTED UNITY COMM

LIFE O F BRIN E

PAGE 3

GOAT TOWN GOES FERAL FOR KELLY

PAGE

26

PAGE 33

PAGE

COVE

R STO RY

TON'S ND AN BILLY A HAT TRICK WIN29A

CONN ECTIN AUTHOR TWR HRITES G OUG H TO H PAT N OW HER

SPORT

COVER STORY

PAGE

FO O SD ES CC SU D L R

N OF CITIZE STORY

PAGE

S 4-5

O THE W

PAGES 4-5

PAGES

The Noosa Today Star News Digital Edition is a convenient and interactive version of the printed newspaper that you’re accustomed to holding in your hands, however it’s now accessible anytime and anywhere on your desktop, tablet and smartphone devices.

WAVE GO HAPARKS RD

LIFE OF BRINE

ARCH R RESE OYSTELE DISASTER DOU3B

NEWS

COVER

PAGE

Photo by Anastasia Kariofyllidis.

8 TI M ES M OR SA LE S TH AN E NO OS A FY 2017 SO UN AN Y -201 8 D HO OT HE US E R AG EN CY 8 TIMES MORE NOOSA SOUND HOUSE SALES THAN ANY OTHER AGENCY

4-5

FY 2017-2018

N O O S A ’ S

H OM E

O F

P R E ST I G E

P R O P E RT Y

12414820-SN14-19

NOO SA’ S

HOM E

OF

PRE STIG E

PRO PER T 124112 47-CG0 Y 8-19

7-19

70-DJ0

124110

https://noosatoday.com.au/subscribe/ 2 NOOSA TODAY

|

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

12415934-RC16-19

VISIT

noosatoday.com.au


No more plastic bags! Your local community news magazine has joined Noosa Eco Check and moved away from distributing Noosa Today in a plastic bag PICK UP YOUR FREE COPY FROM..... Cooroy Belvedere Newsagency & Toyshop, 4 Diamond Ln, Cooroy BP Cooroy Supermart, 28 Elm St, Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre, 11A Maple St, Cooroy Circa Cooroy Woodfired Pizza, 34 Maple St, Cooroy Cooroy Fish n Chips, 4/1 Diamond St, Cooroy Cooroy Golf Club, 28 Myall St, Cooroy Cooroy Harvest Fresh Fruit Shop, 22 Maple St, Cooroy Cooroy Library, 9 Maple St, Cooroy Cooroy Newsagentcy, 28 Maple Lane, Cooroy Cooroy RSL, 25 Maple St, Cooroy Countryside Realty Noosa, 1 Emerald St, Cooroy Eden Rehabilitation Hospital, 50 Maple STREET, Cooroy German Bakehouse, 22 Maple St, Cooroy Palm Lake Resort Cooroy, Pomona Road, Cooroy Supa IGA Cooroy, 3 Emerald St, Cooroy The Garden Café, 14 Maple Street, (Down Alley) Cooroy Wessel Petroleum Cooroy, 2 Diamond St, Cooroy Wythes Real Estate, 36 Maple St, Cooroy Pomona IGA Supermarket, 3-5 Reserve St, Pomona Old Pomona Railway Station Art Gallery, 10 Station St, Pomona Pomona Ag Supplies, 21 Factory St, Pomona Pomona Artisan Bakers, 3 Station St, Pomona Pomona News & Casket, 10 Memorial Ave, Pomona Pomona Service Centre, 1 Factory St, Pomona Pomona True Value Hardware, 10 Reserve St, Pomona SpillDEBeans Café, 12 Memorial Ave, Pomona The Pomona Buzz Café, 18 Reserve St, Pomona Tewantin/Parklands Big 4 Ingenia Holiday Park, 141 Cooroy Noosa Road, Tewantin BP Servo, 141 Cooroy Noosa Road, Tewantin Coles Express, Moorindil Street, 60 Poinciana Ave, Tewantin Council Offices, 9 Pelican St, Tewantin Hibiscus Noosa Outlook, 71 St Andrews Dr, Tewantin IGA Noosa Outlook, 63-73 St Andrews Dr, Tewantin Noosa Care, 186 Cooroy Noosa Road, Tewantin Noosa Lakes Resort, 3 Hilton Terrace, Tewantin Noosa Marina Information Centre, Noosa Marina, 2 Parkyn Ct Noosa Tewantin Caravan Park, 143 Moorindal Street, Tewantin Parkyn’s Hut Information Centre, 120 Poinciana Ave, Tewantin Royal Mail Hotel, 120 Poinciana Ave, Tewantin Tewantin Newsagency, 107 Poinciana Ave, Tewantin Tewantin Noosa Bowls Club, 65 Hilton Terrace, Tewantin Tewantin Noosa RSL, 1 Memorial Ave, Tewantin Tewantin Golf, 31 Golf Course Dr, Tewantin Tewantin Pool (Tewantin State School Pool), Werin St, Tewantin QLD 4565 Zabé Espresso Bar, 98 Poinciana Ave, Tewantin Noosaville Acresnoosa, 37 Gibson Rd, Noosaville Anchor Motel, 223-227 Weyba Rd, Noosaville Belmondos Organic Market, 59 Rene St, Noosaville Beloporto, 2/14 Thomas St, Noosaville BP Service Station, Mary St and, Weyba Rd, Noosaville Camera House, Shop 19, Homemaker Centre, Gibson Rd, Noosaville Garwoods Estate Agents Noosa, 6 Mary St, Noosaville Gibsons Noosa, 7-9 Gibson Rd, Noosaville Goodchap Street Café, Medical Centre, 103/90 Goodchap St, Noosaville Grind Café, 1/255 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville Harvey Norman, 7-9 Gibson Rd, Noosaville Ivory Palms Resort, 73 Hilton Terrace, Noosaville Laguna Estate Retire Village, 13 Lake Weyba Dve, Noosaville Lucky 7, 239 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville Metzo Noosa Resort, 52-158 Noosa Parade, Noosaville Moondoggy Resort, 187 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville

Noosa River Caravan Park, 4 Russell St, Noosaville QLD 4566 Noosa Today Office, 36 Mary Street, Noosaville Noosa Village Shopping Centre, Cnr Gibson Rd & Mary Street, Noosaville Noosaville Liberty Servo, 207 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville Noosaville Library, 7 Wallace Dr, Noosaville PetStock, Noosa Homemaker Centre, 18 Thomas St, Noosaville Rene Street Snackbar, 6 Rene St, Noosaville Rick’s Artisan Bakery, 140-142 Eumundi Noosa Rd, Noosaville Shell Garage, 140-142 Eumundi Noosa Rd, Noosaville Sirocco Restaurant, 2/257 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville The Islander Noosa Resort, 187 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville Noosaville Noosa Boardroom, 28 Eenie Creek Rd, Noosaville Noosa Tropicana, 140 Noosa Parade, Noosaville South Pacific Resort & Spa Noosa, 179 Weyba Rd, Noosaville Springbok Food Unit, 1/197 Weyba Rd, Noosaville The River Read, 2/203 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville Villa Noosa Hotel, 19 Mary St, Noosaville Weyba Gardens Resort, 24 Lake Weyba Dr, Noosaville Noosa Heads 10 Hastings Boutique Motel & Café, 10 Hastings St, Noosa Heads Accom Noosa, 5/41 Hastings St, Noosa Heads Aromas Restaurant & Bar Noosa, 32 Hastings St, Noosa Heads Bay Village, 18 Hasting Street, Noosa Heads Cafe Le Monde, 52 Hastings St, Noosa Heads Culgoa Point Beach Resort, 5 Quamby Pl, Noosa Heads Hard Coffee Beach Café, 18 Hastings St, Noosa Heads Las Rias Holiday Apartments, 8 Quamby Pl, Noosa Heads Netanya Hotel, 75 Hastings St, Noosa Heads Noosa Blue Resort, 16 Noosa Dr, Noosa Heads Noosa Crest Resort, 2 Noosa Dr, Noosa Heads Noosa Heads Surf Club, 69 Hastings St, Noosa QLD Noosa International Resort, Edgar Bennett Ave, Noosa Heads Noosa Shores Resort, 86/88 Noosa Parade, Noosa Heads Noosa Springs, “Oasis”, 36 Links Dr, Noosa Heads Noosa Visitor Information Centre, 61 Hastings St, Noosa Heads Oz Care, 80 Cooyar St, Noosa Heads RACV Noosa Resort, 94 Noosa Dr, Noosa Heads Reef Hotel, 19 Noosa Dr, Noosa Heads Rococo Bistro & Bar Noosa, 42 Hastings St, Noosa Heads Seahaven Noosa, 15 Hastings St, Noosa Heads Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort, 14-16 Hastings St, Noosa Heads

Sun Lagoon Resort Noosa, 1 Quamby Pl, Noosa Heads The Noosa Nosherie, 2 Quamby Pl, Noosa Heads Tingirana Resort, 25 Hastings St, Noosa Heads Tom Offermann Real Estate, 62 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads Tom Offermann Real Estate, 92 Noosa Parade, Noosa Heads Noosa J Noosa Fair Shopping Centre, 3 Lanyana Way, Noosa Heads Noosa Junction Newsagency, 1/26 Sunshine Beach Rd, Noosa Heads Noosa Junction Parking lot downstairs under Target The J Noosa, 60 Noosa Dr, Noosa Heads Sunshine Beach Noosa Aquatic Centre, 6 Girraween Ct, Sunshine Beach Sundancer Holiday Apartments, 11 Henderson St, Sunshine Beach Sunshine Beach General Store, 44 Duke St, Sunshine Beach QLD 4567 Sunshine Beach Surf Club, Duke St, Sunshine Beach Sunrise Beach Chalet & Co Cafe, 1 Tingira Cres, Sunrise Beach Sunrise Beach Medical Centre, 2 Grasstree Crt, Sunrise Beach The Sunrise Bakery, Ben Lexcen Drv, Sunrise Beach Peregian Beach/Springs Peregian Beach Hotel, 221-229 David Low Way, Peregian Beach Peregian Beach Newsagency, 6 Kingfisher Dr, Peregian Beach Pergerian Golf Club, 95 Peregian Springs Dr, Peregian Springs Peregian Springs Coles Centre, Peregian Springs Shopping Centre Peregian Springs News Extra, 1 Ridgeview Dr, Peregian Springs Puma servo Peregian Beach, 2215 David Low Way, Peregian Beach The Pool (Rec) Café, Peregian Springs, 222 The Avenue, Peregian Springs Whites IGA Peregian Beach, 5/215 David Low Way, Peregian Beach Doonan/Eumundi Fiona Winter Realty, 777 Eumundi Noosa Rd, Doonan Fruits of Noosa, 777 Eumundi Noosa Rd, Doonan Greenpet Clinic, 244 Verriedale Rd, Verriedale Imperial Hotel, 1 Etheridge St, Eumundi Noosa Hinterland Realty, 2/84 Memorial Dr (Outside), Eumundi Post Office, 71 Memorial Dr, Eumundi

Engaging with a total audience of over 22500 every week Print Online Social

Munna Beach Apartments, 291 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville Nautilus Noosa Holiday Resort, 124 Noosa Parade, Noosaville Newsxpress, 199 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville Noosa Boathouse, 194 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville Noosa Civic, Eenie Creek Rd, Noosaville Noosa Hospital, 111 Goodchap St, Noosaville

Subscribe free at: www.noosatoday.com.au/digital-editions/

noosatoday.com.au

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

12416680-LB17-19

Inquiries contact: newsdesk@noosatoday.com.au | sales@noosatoday.com.au Phone 07 5455 6946 www.noosatoday.com.au or www.facebook.com/NoosaToday/ |

NOOSA TODAY 3


MORE TO LOVE The editor’s desk

THE LATEST IN FOOD

The new Noosa Plan will bring many changes. It may affect what you can do with your land, your home, your investment property or your business. It may affect your lifestyle, economy, the environment and the future of the Shire. Your chance to have a say on the new plan is nearing an end with the deadline for submissions on Monday 20 May. Go to the Noosa Council website and have a say on your future lifestyle in Noosa. To all the mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers, step mothers and foster mothers we wish you a Happy Mothers Day on Sunday.Whether you celebrate with breakfast in bed, a picnic beside the river or lunch at one of the many restaurants and cafes across the Shire we hope you have a lovely day. ●

��

EVENTS

��

NEWS

NOOSATODAY.COM.AU

��

LIFESTYLE

��

REVIEWS

WIN THE SENSATIONAL SOUNDS OF KALLIDAD! Be prepared to be blown away when Kallidad bring their sensational sounds to the Imperial Hotel Eumundi on Friday 17 May. They will be supported by Flaskas. And Noosa Today give you the chance to win a double pass to the show! With their trademark “Day of the Dead” facepaint, Sydney-based instrumental trio Kallidad has a visual image every bit as striking as their one of a kind sound. Kallidad combine Spanish guitar styles with hard rock roots to create to create a powerful, energetic and uplifting sound that gives the audience no choice but to dance! For your chance to win enter the competition at noosatoday.com.au/competitions/ ●

LET'S KEEP IT SOCIABLE Want in on the social scene? We've got it, with arts, crafts and books too on page 14.

MEN OF LETTERS Some live in an environment - and some write about it. See who's put pen to paper this week on page 18.

A BIG COMMUNITY It's a big community out there, and you can keep in touch on page 25.

- Margaret Maccoll

BY HOOK OR BY CROOK Where are they biting this week? Turn to page 31.

Cover picture: Dave Gleeson, surfshots.com.au

Visa Prepaid Gift Card

12416280-SN17-19

DIVERSE & VERSATILE Styles, colours, fabrics and operating systems to suit windows and doorways in any room

THE WHOLE HOUSE SOLUTION Coordinate complementary tones and fabrics across products to achieve a cohesive look

Spend $5000 or more on any Luxaflex® Softshades and receive a $500* Visa Prepaid Gift Card to spend on anything Mum likes!

INTELLIGENT BEAUTY Compatible with PowerView® Motorisation, for the ultimate in convenience

Luxaflex® Window Fashions offers a unique collection of window covering solutions that capture the essence of premium styling and the ultimate in function, versatility and innovation. The Luxaflex Softshades Collection, encompassing Duette® Shades, Luminette® Privacy Sheers, Pirouette® Shadings, Silhouette® Shadings, and Modern Roman Shades,

12408365-LB19-19

Spoil Mum this Mother’s Day

are designed to revolutionise the way light and privacy control come together with fashion and flair at the window. Visit our Gallery Showroom today to discover the Luxaflex Softshades Collection.

7/1 Selkirk Drive (Off Walter Hay Drive) Noosaville

Call (07) 5473 0356 for a Free In-Home Consultation

sereneblinds.luxaflex.com.au * See in-store or visit www.luxaflex.com.au for full terms and conditions. © Copyright 2019 Hunter Douglas Limited [ABN 98 009 675 709]. ® Registered Trade Marks of Hunter Douglas Limited. [03/19]

4 NOOSA TODAY

|

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

noosatoday.com.au


WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT…

OUR SUSTAINABILITY NEEDS WORK BY MARGARET MACCOLL An investigation by CSIRO into the establishment of a Sustainability Institute in Noosa has revealed there is plenty of sustainability activity, research and investment already happening in the region but what is lacking is the coordination of it. The CSIRO study looked at sustainability institutes nationally and internationally

and identified the successes and failures of various models. Alongside their work Council officers put together a summary of local organisations engaged in research and action around sustainability. The results showed a lack of coordination which meant data and research was not being collated or shared and there was a lack of a strategic direction to identify key challenges.

Council officers recommend Council take on the role to coordinate and collaborate the actions and research already taking place across the region through engagement with organisations already working in this space and investigate establishing a web based portal to capture information. Officers also recommend a further report be undertaken to develop a strategic

agenda for potential research, action and investment and the outcome of this may lead to the formation of a Noosa specific Institute. The study recommends that Council continue to advance the concept of a Sustainability Institute. This matter is on Council's agenda for discussion this month. ●

BATTERS READY IN PINK AS COUNCILLORS TAKE ON THE REST It's not The Ashes but if you've ever wanted to see Noosa Councillors dressed in their finery (pink tutus) to challenge their constituents then head to Kin Kin this Saturday where battle lines will be drawn in the annual Pink Stumps Day. Kin Kin community spokeswoman Anita Poteri said the Pink Stumps Day provided an opportunity for the local community to participate in the spirit, energy and international phenomenon of the Pink Test. "By bringing the magic home it raises vital funds to make it a bit easier for families experiencing breast cancer," she said. "It's a great way to get all the Kin Kinians and Noosa Councillors together to have fun for a great cause. "And it's always a hoot seeing our Mayor Tony Wellington and Council CEO Brett de Chastel decked out in pink tutus." The event raises funds for the McGrath Foundation which aims to ensure every family experiencing breast cancer would have access to a breast care nurse for free no matter where they lived. At present there is a McGrath

Mayor Tony Wellington and Cr Jess Glasgow bat up in 2017. Foundation breast cancer nurse based in Buderim who cares for clients in Noosa and surrounding areas but others are required in Nambour or Birtinya. Each January the Australian cricket team

NEW LAWS PROPOSED TO GOVERN SIGNAGE Noosa Council intends under its new planning scheme to bring in two new local laws to regulate both temporary and permanent advertising signage. The proposed laws will identify signs that are "prohibited, permitted as self-assessable or permitted with approval". Under the proposal new advertising signs will have to meet a new approval process and incur an annual licence, while existing signs will need to meet the requirements of Council's advertising audit. The future of signage under the new Noosa Plan is under discussion in this

Tim

month's Council meetings. Council papers state its aim is to "avoid "big city" symbols such as large and excessive advertising signs to maintain the character, "look and feel" and amenity of Noosa Shire .. (but) despite this, there has been a noticeable increase in advertising signs throughout Noosa Shire, a result of new development, the proliferation of temporary signs and compliance issues". Council officers recommend that under local law processes the proposed local laws are put out for public consultation and state government consultation. ●

celebrates Jane McGrath Day at the Pink Test at the Sydney Cricket Gound to raise money for breast cancer nurses who provide physical, psychological and emotional support from the time of diagnosis,

throughout treatment. Play starts at 1pm on the field behind the pub and special guest Noosa MP Sandy Bolton will be umpire. Join the cheer squad, wear pink if you want to and join in. ●

CITY MEETS THE COUNTRY Despite torrential rain more than 300 visitors, many from Brisbane, paid a visit on Saturday to local farms as part of the Cooloola Farm Trail, and even more visited in perfect weather on Sunday. Farmers opened their properties to the visitors who were thrilled to be able to walk around rural properties, come up close to farm animals and see a working farm in action. It was the third year for the event and the most popular to date. Alpaca farmer Maureen Piggott, who owns one of the district's oldest farms (Lot No. 3) said farmers desperately needed the support of the community to be sustainable.

Alpacas roaming free are a rare sight for city dwellers. She said several community groups including Country Noosa, FAN, Slow Food Noosa and Permaculture Noosa were working together to ensure the survival of local farmers and educate urban dwellers about the work involved in farming. ●

Jerome

Independent

Help get our Australia back from these lying politicians Average Australian out. · They · They

have sold out the farmer. have sold our land to foreign

ownership. · They

have sold out our businesses.

· They

have sold out our jobs and the jobs of our children.

· If

we don’t stop the rot we will have nothing left.

· Help

Tim get our Australia back from these lying leeches who have sold us out.

· Help · Help

Tim get our land back. Tim get our jobs back from foreign

Countries · Help

www.timjerome.com.au

noosatoday.com.au

Self Managed Super Taxation Kesh Maclachlan Craig Otto Kesh@ottopartners.com.au Craig@ottopartners.com.au

Tim fight for the rights of the farmer.

Please go to my website to see my policies, values and beliefs 12417836-SN20-19

Business Advice

Authorised by T Jerome, 1 Kenman Rd Traveston QLD for T Jerome

www.ottopartners.com.au | Phone: 5447 3939 Corner Sunshine Beach Road & Eugarie Street, Noosa Junction. Thursday, 9 May, 2019

|

12393519-LD30-18

The Major Political parties have sold the

NOOSA TODAY 5


COVER STORY

RISING TO THE CHALLENGE BY ABBEY CANNAN magine yourself alone, in an aircraft 10,000 feet in the air, gliding with no engine. To most, this is a nightmare, but for Lisa Trotter of Peregian Beach, this is where she feels most at home. The sport of gliding is an exhilarating, spectacular yet serene flying experience. Gliders take to the air like birds with wings outstretched, soaring on rising air currents, immersed in three-dimensional space and flying silently with an eagle's view of the world. Lisa is a current world, continent and national record holder in long distance flying, gliding an incredible 1026.8 kilometres non-stop, and in January next year she will represent Australia at the World Gliding Championships. Far from the heights of gliding, Lisa is a psychologist in her own practice in Peregian Beach, where she has lived with her husband for the past 15 years after relocating from Melbourne. Lisa, who is a member of the Kingaroy Soaring Club, said she couldn't believe it the day she broke a world record. "It felt amazing. In 2013, I spent two weeks at Tocumwal making attempts to break a declared triangle distance record which had been held since 1986 by Andy Pybus from NSW. On the last possible day that I could reasonably make an attempt, I took off in not ideal conditions because it was a bit too windy. No-one else made

I

6 NOOSA TODAY

|

an attempt on that day and after the first couple of hours of my ten-hour flight, I thought that I would be too slow to be able to complete the distance but pushed on deciding that I would go as far as I could and enjoy myself regardless. It seems that persistence pays off," she said. It takes a lot of dedication to be up there with the best in the world. "Apart from developing flying skills so that you can use thermal energy efficiently to travel a long distance, I had to be able to read the weather well so that I could pick the right day and plan the optimal track to take. I also needed to make many attempts and have a great crew of people helping me," she said. With an airline pilot as a father, it's easy to understand why Lisa had an interest in aviation from an early age. "I was in my late teens when I trained at a flying school at Essendon Airport to be a pilot. I had ambitions to become an airline pilot myself, but discovered that wasn't possible for women at that time, so settled for recreational flying," she said. She first started gliding in her early 20's after doing a course at a gliding club. "It usually takes people about a week to learn to fly solo, but I already had a pilot licence, so it took me a couple of days," she said. Some gliders have engines, but Lisa prefers to fly her glider without one. "It is very satisfying to cover large distances over many hours purely on the

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

energy in the atmosphere. An aircraft doesn't need an engine to fly - it's the wings that make them fly." Despite what you may think, Lisa said gliders are quite safe as the aircraft and training is very good. Each year there are thousands of flights with very few incidents or accidents Australia has an enviable safety record. "But I have had reason to feel some concern a couple of times when I found myself a little closer than comfortable to a thunderstorm with lightening," she said. You might also be wondering how gliders always manage to land in the right place without an engine. "I don't!" Lisa said, "That is half the fun." "It is such an adventure flying over the country side wondering if you are going to make an unexpected visit to a farmhouse or not. Most of the time we do get home, but landing in a paddock is not a problem." Lisa said the basic skills needed to fly a glider are similar in complexity to driving a car. "Gliders like a power plane are quite stable and easy to keep straight and level. It takes a bit of practice though to learn how to do a coordinated turn and smooth landing. It's a lot of fun learning. It becomes even more fun when you develop skills to be able to travel long distances," she said. With the World Gliding Championships fast approaching, Lisa said that although she is trying to keep her cool, she is jumping out of her skin with excitement.

"It is such an amazing opportunity to fly with the best in the world and I am sure there will be plenty of adventure. I have just arrived back from a week of training with the team. We talked about teamwork, weather, terrain and tactics. I try and do as much practise as I can, so I fly two to four-hour tasks most weekends and I will compete in the Australian National Championships later in the year as preparation," Lisa said. About 60 pilots coming from as far as Perth and Alice Springs will compete in the National Gliding Championships, which will be held at Tocumwal near the Murray River. "I have done a number of international competitions in Germany and in the USA, but Australia has excellent weather for gliding so, I travel to competitions in NSW, Victoria or SA during December and January each year," Lisa said. This is the first time that the Women's World Gliding Championship (WWGC) has been held in Australia, far from the event's usual location in Europe. The 10th WWGC will be held at Lake Keepit near Tamworth NSW in January 2020 and there will be 14 countries represented and about 50 pilots competing. This year Australia was able to select nine women to compete in the Australian team for the championships, with three in each class; Club, Standard and 18m. All women have excellent soaring skills and experience at the highest level, which noosatoday.com.au


Lisa Trotter speaks well for the standard of women soaring pilots in Australia. Lake Keepit Soaring Club is located on the north west slopes of New South Wales and is considered one of the premier gliding locations in Australia. When she's not competing, Lisa's favourite thing about gliding is being in nature. "I love flying over beautiful terrain and among the clouds, sometimes joined by an eagle or even pelicans. It is also fascinating from a technical point of view and I really like the social side as well," she said. And it's not just gliding that Lisa is into, she loves all things outdoors. "I love swim squad with Jan Croft at the Noosa Aquatic Centre and the Park Run at Noosaville. I also spend a lot of time swimming in the ocean at main beach and walking or running in the Noosa National Park," she said. The love of aviation seems to run in the family, as Lisa's 32-year-old step-son Michael also flies gliders and para-gliders. With Mother's Day this weekend, maybe they will spend the day gliding. "We have had some wonderful times as a family and it was always easy to be a parent because he was such a good kid. As a parent, one of the things I learnt is to put the relationship first and not sweat the small stuff," Lisa said. â—? noosatoday.com.au

Pictures: AL SIM

Picture: DAVE GLEESON - SURFSHOTS

Lisa Trotter in her glider. Thursday, 9 May, 2019

|

NOOSA TODAY 7


DO YOU KNOW HOW TO MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT? Green ballot paper – Number every box in the order of your choice

LY

CI

I

It’s important that you understand how to vote correctly.

OFF

House of Representatives Ballot Paper

ON

FEDERAL ELECTION, SATURDAY 18 MAY 2019

AL USE

Electoral Division of Division Name

Number the boxes from 1 to 8 in the order of your choice

On election day, you’ll receive two ballot papers:

2

SURNAME, Given Names

• a green one for the House of Representatives

3

SURNAME, Given Names

• a large white one for the Senate

7

SURNAME, Given Names SURNAME, Given Names

On the green ballot paper you are voting for a representative of your local area or electorate in the House of Representatives.

4 1

SURNAME, Given Names

5

SURNAME, Given Names

On the white ballot paper you are voting for representatives of your state or territory in the Senate.

6

SURNAME, Given Names

8

SURNAME, Given Names

PARTY

PARTY

PARTY

PARTY

PARTY

PARTY

PARTY

M

P

L

E

Don’t worry if you make a mistake. Just ask for another ballot paper and start again.

INDEPENDENT

S

A

Remember... number every box to make your vote count

Sample ballot paper

White ballot paper – you can choose to vote either above or below the line

ON

I

CI

LY

OFF

Senate Ballot Paper A

B

C

D

E

F

3

6

PARTY

PARTY

PARTY

Vote above the line Number at least 6 boxes for parties or groups, in the order of your choice.

You may vote in one of two ways Either

Above the line By numbering at least 6 of these boxes in the order of your choice (with number 1 as your irst choice).

Or

5

2

1

PARTY

PARTY

PARTY

PARTY

PARTY

PARTY

PARTY

PARTY

EITHER

AL USE

G

4

PARTY

UNGROUPED

Below the line By numbering at least 12 of these boxes in the order of your choice (with number 1 as your irst choice).

SURNAME Given Names PARTY

1

SURNAME Given Names PARTY

8 5

SURNAME Given Names

SURNAME Given Names

PARTY

PARTY

SURNAME Given Names

SURNAME Given Names

SURNAME Given Names

PARTY

PARTY

SURNAME Given Names

SURNAME Given Names

SURNAME Given Names

PARTY

PARTY

PARTY

SURNAME Given Names

SURNAME Given Names

PARTY

PARTY

3 2

PARTY

6

12

SURNAME Given Names PARTY

10 9

SURNAME Given Names

SURNAME Given Names

PARTY

PARTY

SURNAME Given Names

SURNAME Given Names

PARTY

SURNAME Given Names

11

4

SURNAME Given Names

SURNAME Given Names INDEPENDENT

SURNAME Given Names

PARTY

7

OR

SURNAME Given Names INDEPENDENT

Vote below the line Number at least 12 boxes for individual candidates, in the order of your choice.

SURNAME Given Names SURNAME Given Names

S

A

M

P

L

E

PARTY

Sample ballot paper

Your vote will help shape Australia. Practise voting at www.aec.gov.au To learn more

www.aec.gov.au 13 23 26

Authorised by the Electoral Commissioner, Canberra. 12417728-GR20-19

8 NOOSA TODAY

|

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

noosatoday.com.au


ZIPTRANKS

20% OFF

Spring, Crank and motorised up to 8 meters wide

ALL CURTAINS

20% OFF Fabrics

Includes, Sheers, Linings, Blockouts and Latest and Latest Includes, Sheers, Linings, Blockouts Drapery

SHUTTERS up to 35% off

ROLLER BLINDS up to 35% off

STAINLESS SCREENS 10% off

VISION / ZEBRA BLINDS 30% OFF

our “Vivid” shutter range 20 Year Warranty

our Home Point range of fabrics

all doors and window* *all standard colours

Wide range of colours, locally mad.

Call our Showroom on

Phone 5449 7722 noosascreens.com.au/noosa sales@noosascreens.com.au | www.noosascreens.com.au/noosa | “Locally owned and operated and manufactured” Conditions: *On the condition that you provide us with a copy of the competitors so that we can verify that the product being offered is in fact identical. Installers fee of $33 applies to all orders under $1,000. Sale ends May 31.

noosatoday.com.au

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

|

12417333-CG19-19

NOOSA TODAY 9


FOCUS ON BUSINESS

ONERO - IT’S LIFE CHANGING FOR OSTEOPOROSIS Osteoporosis is a condition that often remains undetected until the person develops a fracture. It's scary, but our bones start becoming weaker in our 40's and then bone loss accelerates from our 60's, particularly for females after menopause. Osteoporosis will affect two in every three women and one in six men over the age of 60. To confront this condition - a life limiting weakening of bones - there are two options: medication and exercise. Not only is exercise more effective that drugs, exercise does not have the negative side effects. ONERO is the award winning evidencebased exercise program for treating osteoporosis.

It involves a twice weekly group exercise class that has been specifically designed to increase bone density. The additional benefits from ONERO exercise classes include: increased strength, muscle mass, better posture and decreased knee/back joint pain. The ONERO program has been developed from years of research from Griffith University and clinical trials at the Bone Clinic in Brisbane. It is now available for the first time in Noosaville, being delivered by Dr Sven Rees at Exercise Matters Clinic located at 1/32 Rene St. ONERO may be the panacea you've been looking for. Try it today by calling 0402 444 543 or visit www.exercisematter.healthcare. ●

MATTERS

Noosaville Exercise Physiology Clinic

FOCUS ON … Mother's Day FEELING BEAUTIFUL AFTER MASTECTOMY AND THE BIG C The big C, that's the dreaded word. Breast Cancer. The words that no lady ever wants to hear, but unfortunately so many do. The good news is that survival rates are on the up due to medical advances, so that leaves you to focus on recovery after you've had a mastectomy and to look great in your own clothes again. Gone are the days where a mastectomy patient has to settle for second best in the breast form and lingerie department. No more filling the breast cup with tissues or fabric and being uncomfortable all day. Breast forms have come a long way in recent times. There are literally dozens of shapes weights and sizes to choose from, which will match as closely to your remaining breast as possible. There are also breast forms that can be used while swimming or exercising, so your lifestyle doesn't have to change. For ladies who have had bilateral surgery, picking the breast size you've always wanted to be is now an option. The federal government will cover the cost of your breast prosthesis up to $400, per breast, every two years for the rest of your life and many private health funds also cover the cost of post mastectomy bras, so it's worth giving them a call. At Tracey G Prosthetics and Lingerie Maroochydore the team are Amoena

trained and certified and won't be satisfied with your look unless you are. Tracey G Prosthetics and Lingerie Maroochydore are located directly across from the Maroochydore RSL on First Ave. Contact the store on 0466 828 144. ●

IF YOU’VE HAD BREAST CANCER WE CAN HELP! WE WANT TO HELP YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE IN YOUR CLOTHES

The award winning evidence-based exercise program for treating osteoporois

Call฀or฀pop฀in,฀we’d฀love฀to฀see฀you Now฀at฀the฀WESLEY฀HOSPITAL!

We฀have฀trained฀itters฀who฀ understand฀฀what฀needs฀to฀be฀ done฀to฀ensure฀฀your฀comfort฀is฀ achieved฀irst฀time. 12417913-SN20-19

12418101-LB20-19

To save you time, Tracey G Prosthetics฀and฀Lingerie฀is฀a฀true฀ one฀stop฀shop฀having฀the฀largest฀ range฀of฀prosthesis,฀beautiful฀ swimwear and mastectomy apparel฀available.

We use exercise as a medicine to treat pain, improve function and your health

Services: Injury/Pre-Post Operation Rehabilitation: We help you get back to your full self Back Pain: We prescribe exercise to treat the cause and not just the symptoms Knee Pain: We help you stabilise your knee joint to decrease pain Osteoporosis: We prescribe ONERO based exercises to increase your bone density Type 2 Diabetes Remission: We implement a program to reverse insulin resistance Weight Loss: We prescribe the most effective evidence-based approaches for long term results

Contact Dr Sven Rees (PhD, AEP) 0402฀444฀543฀•฀1/32฀Rene฀Street,฀Noosaville,฀ E: info@excersematters.healthcare www.exercisematters.healthcare 10 NOOSA TODAY

|

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

•฀We฀help฀you฀understand฀your฀Medicare฀ paperwork฀and฀claims฀process •฀Hospital฀in-service฀offering฀correct฀ compression฀garments฀itted฀for฀best฀ healing฀outcomes •฀Mobile฀service,฀we฀can฀come฀to฀you

9฀FIRST฀AVENUE,฀MAROOCHYDORE฀•฀0466฀828฀144 451฀CORONATION฀DRIVE,฀AUCHENFLOWER฀•฀0466฀828฀143

WWW.TRACEYG.COM noosatoday.com.au


12417761-GR20-19

NEW 2 & 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION, MOVE IN BEFORE CHRISTMAS!

SELLING

FAST!

Only two - 3 bedroom apartments left NO STAMP DUTY

Apartments from only $475,000 • • • • • •

Secure community 24/7 emergency call system Low maintenance Resort style facilities Exclusive boat Huge community Country Club

YOU’RE INVITED - COMPLIMENTARY MORNING TEA JOIN US ON THURSDAY 23RD MAY 10AM - 12PM RSVP ESSENTIAL BY 22/05/19 noosadomain.com.au OR FREECALL 1800 461 505 OPEN FOR INSPECTION | Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm (or by private appointment)

FREECALL 1800 461 505

Talk to Brian Williams 0427 333 499 Your Domain Consultant

For more information on our over 55s Country Club call 1800 461 505 or visit noosadomain.com.au

noosatoday.com.au

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

|

NOOSA TODAY 11


NEWS POLICE OPERATION NETS DRUG USERS

The BOQ Maroochydore golf team with special guest Jack Newton OAM.

CHARITY GOLF DAY A BIG HIT BY ABBEY CANNAN This year's annual BOQ Maroochydore Golf Classic was held on Friday 3 May at Noosa Springs Golf Resort & Spa, with special guest Australian golfing legend Jack Newton OAM. Jack wasn't the only big name at the event, teeing off alongside AFL legend and long-time partner of the event Robert "Dipper" DiPierdomenico and sporting stars Jack Reed, Michael Hancock, Paul Dyer and Ali Brigginshaw of the Broncos, and former Wallaby and Kangaroo Michael O'Connor. The big day out on the greens raised vital

funds for SunnyKids charity, with a lunch hosted by former Brisbane Lions' player Richard Champion and entertainment by grand illusionist Matt Hollywood. Since joining forces in 2012, BOQ Maroochydore has raised more than $200,000 for locally founded charity SunnyKids. This year BOQ Maroochydore is partnering with the Brisbane Broncos to raise money for the SunnyKids Mentoring Through Sport program, which is delivered to schools across the region. CEO of SunnyKids, Chris Turner said the

golf day means much more than a chance to meet for business networking, as it brings like minds together as a village to support the 5,000 children at risk in our region. "This golf day will make a difference in ways most people do not realise; it can mean that up to 100 disengaged young people will be reconnected at school, with their families and in their communities," Chris said. "A sense of connection and belonging is crucial to kids so that they can fulfil their true potential, and this funding will help us to achieve that via the Mentoring Through Support program." ●

A quarter of all 27 drivers drug tested during a police operation on Noosa North Shore over the Easter holiday period registered a positive reading and were prosecuted for driving under the influence of drugs but there was not one drink driving charge from 2652 random breath tests conducted. Police tactical, road and beat units worked together over the Easter holiday period to reduce traffic incidents on Noosa North Shore while police and National Parks staff united to protect the dunes. Noosa Heads senior sergeant Ben Carroll said during the operation police stopped the traffic from driving along the beach at high tide to prevent previous incidents where cars had driven over dunes to escape the waves. Sen sgt Carroll said there were 56 other traffic infringement notices issued speeding (28), not wearing seat belts (6), defective vehicles (4) and the rest for a mix of infringements. Two people were charged with traffic matters and a number of vehicles were searched for drugs with four drug charges laid. ●

Youth Driver Awareness Program Year 11 Students from

The RYDA program is FREE for all participating students and schools. Made possible by the generous assistance given by the Queensland Government and our sponsors.

St Teresa’s Catholic College Year 11 Students from Good RYDA is an all day out-of-school excursion. In small groups, students take part in six interactive workshops conducted by trained Facilitators, expert in devising strategies to stay safe on the roads. Sessions cover.....

Shepherd Lutheran College and and Noosa Christian College Noosa Christian College will attend on Thursday 10thProgram May. will attend the RYDA St. Teresa’s Catholic College at the House With No Steps will attend on Friday 11th May. The RYDA Program is 10th held at . on Friday May the House With No Steps. Other schools booked to attend are

SPEED & STOPPING. How to improve your skills to avoid a crash. HAZARDS & DISTRACTIONS. Designed to improve hazard perception skills. CRASH INVESTIGATORS. Students meet and talk with a crash survivor. ROAD CHOICES. A Police Officer deals with risk areas for young drivers.

One student will WIN a $100 account with Bendigo Bank

Good Shepherd Lutheran College

Friday 26th July

THE “I” IN DRIVE. Designed to show students how their personality is important.

St Andrews Anglican College

Friday 6th September

GENEVIEVE’S STORY. True story about a young driver who lost her life in a crash

Noosa District High School, Year 10

Friday 20th September

Noosa District High School, Year 11

Friday 11th October

Coolum State High School

Friday 18th October

The greatest impact at RYDA often comes from the personal stories of loss and survival.

Contact School Year 11/12 Coordinator or call 5447 6458 - 5472 0114 - 5474 4053 Rotary-www.rotarynoosaheads.org.au/RYDA | Road Safety Education-www.rse.org.au

This initiative is funded by the Queensland Government Community Road Safety Grants.

JOIN THE DRIVE TO SAVE LIVES

12 NOOSA TODAY

|

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

6803123aa 12417825-FA20-19

The RYDA Program is delivered each year to over 50,000 senior high school students from more than 650 participating schools.

noosatoday.com.au


Tewantin Noosa RSL & Citizens Memorial Club

Serving the Community The Best Free Entertainment on the Coast Every Wednesday

6.30pm

Thursday 9th May

Nickleby the Magician Better Together Free Roving Performance

Free Show

6pm

Friday 10th May

8pm

Saturday 11th May

8pm

Long Gone Daddys

Shane Kells - 60s Meets 70s! Wear your 60s & 70s gear - prizes for best dressed!

Free Show

Free Show Banrock Station 1lt wine range

Jim Beam White Label 1lt Bourbon

$

4999

$ 99 ea

6

Drop in for some old fashioned service! Rusty Yak 24 pack Ginger Beer Cans

Iron Jack Red 4.2% 30 pack Cans

$

6299

Jay

Steve

MEMBER’S PROMOTION

Z FOUR HONDA JAZ CARS TO WIN!

$

5299

Expires May 16

21 Days to Major Draw

MAY COFFEE SHOP SPECIAL PEAR AND HAZELNUT CAKE SERVED WITH CREAM. MEMBERS $6.00 / NON-MEMBERS $6.50

MAY BISTRO SPECIAL Braised Lamb Shank with creamy mash, beans and roasted pumpkin topped with fried leek. Major draw of an automatic Honda Jazz at 8pm on last Thursday of the month plus weekly draws of $1000 on other Thursday nights February to May.

Members $22.90 / Non-members $24.90

Mther ’s Day Luncheon 12417827-LB20-19

3 courses plus bubbles and chocolate for mum

$33 Members / $35 Non-members special kid’s prices Bookings essential New Gaming Room with 210 poker machines including Lightning Links & Dragon Links! Open 10am to 1.00am Sunday to Wednesday, until 1.30pm Thursday and until 2.30am Friday & Saturday

Tewantin Noosa RSL Club Memorial Avenue, Tewantin

Phone 5447 1766

www.noosarsl.com.au

“Serving the Community” Providing over $400,000 in community donations each year! 3 Bars | Bistro (270 Seat) | Bottleshop | Coffee Shop (80 Seat) | Courtesy Bus | Tab and Keno | Best Kids Room in Noosa noosatoday.com.au

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

|

NOOSA TODAY 13


SOCIAL SCENE

ART AND CRAFT EXTRAORDINAIRE BY MARGARET MACCOLL Milliner and crochet tutor Janelle Turley admits she is rarely without a (crochet) hook in her hands which was hardly a surprise to visitors at the Noosa Arts and Crafts autumn show who were able to view her extensive collection on show. A former hairdressing teacher Janelle has always loved craft work. Her magnificent hats and colourful rugs joined a diverse range of artworks and craft on display. Alongside Janelle's work lies the fabulous crochet, knitting and felt work of Alexis Heitmann. Having knitted and crocheted since she was about 10 years old, Alexis' experience shows through in her exquisite work and her creativity shines in her felt creations. The show also has on display a wide range of art and pottery including the stunning blue bowls made by Domi Cohen. Boomerang Bags in various colours and

sizes and made by volunteers to encourage residents to be plastic free is also on sale. The wonderful display of arts and crafts which raises money for Noosa Arts and Crafts was spearheaded by president Gabi Dick. On the weekend high tea has been made available for purchase to guests courtesy of a team of women including Judy Chipperfield. Judy was a country girl who went to Melbourne and landed a job with the Elizabeth Arden salon. In the evenings she worked a second job in a restaurant. Judy and her husband moved permanently from Melbourne to their favourite holiday spot, Noosa, in 1984. In 2007 Judy and a friend opened Pomona's first high tea cafe called Two Old Ladies and ran it until 2013, having a "lot of fun" along the way. The Noosa Arts and Crafts show will run until 10 May at Wallace House, 1 Wallace Drive, Noosaville. â—?

Judy Chipperfield prepares high tea.

Domi Cohen with her pottery.

Janelle Turley with a sample of her crochet.

Ned Riesch is stylish with a Boomerang Bag.

Alexis Heitmann with some of her knitting and felt ware.

A mannequin shows off one of Janelle Turley's original hats.

BOOKS INSPIRING ROTARY PROJECTS TO TURN A NEW PAGE The annual Rotary Noosa Daybreak book fest was hailed a huge success. Each day of the three day event a steady stream of book hunters filed into the Noosa Leisure Centre in search of books from fiction, biography and reference to cooking, history and travel as well as a selection of children's books. There were 30,000 books donated, many from the State and Noosa libraries, to the fundraising event and a raffle held with funds raised to be donated to benefit mental health research and suicide prevention. â—?

Laura Weber finds some favourites.

Beryl Morman picks up a few treasures.

Shane Le Gale checks out his new reads.

Jan Officer and Alby

Tenille and Tanya De-Boar

Brenda Hamp and Bia Hilster

Volunteer John Hilton sets out more books for buyers.

Margaret Bennett builds on her home collection.

Jay, Sherry and Talia Genaver

14 NOOSA TODAY

|

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

Peter and Anne Schenck noosatoday.com.au


M ER SU Y N W SE ED T N VI ES EW D A ING Y 4 -6 P EV

5.00PM

VIEW TO LAKE WEYBA

ARTIST IMPRESSION

L I F E I N PA R A D I S E N O O S A’ S F I N E S T A PA RT M E N T S N O W S E L L I N G Nestled in a secluded enclave offering magnificent vistas to Lake Weyba or Noosa National Park, Parkridge Hill truly embraces the Noosa lifestyle and its natural beauty. Two and three-bedroom residences—northeast-facing or with lake views —are enveloped by parklands, providing the perfect backdrop to live the life you’ve always dreamed of. Enjoy a private swimming pool, a landscaped central park and resort-style amenities at the Parkridge Social Club. Register now to secure your exclusive piece of Noosa from $660,000–$1.4m.

12415912-RC20-19

D I S P L AY S U I T E N O W O P E N 1 0A M — 2 P M E V E RY D AY S U N S E T V I E W I N G E V E RY W E D N E S D AY 4 P M — 6 P M 7 RESORT DRIVE, NOOSA HEADS

PHONE JEREMY 0418 943 787 PA R K R I D G E N O OSA .CO M

noosatoday.com.au

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

|

NOOSA TODAY 15


STAGE ONE

NOW SELLING

T H E N E W C O N C E P T I N OV E R 5 0 s L I V I N G

O N T H E S U N S H I N E C OA S T

COME IN AND SEE FOR YOURSELF

GemLife offers luxury resort-style living with world-class lifestyle facilities on your doorstep. Built with active over 50s in mind, it really is the place to live on the Sunshine Coast.

T H E GE M LI F E PROM ISE No entry or exit fees Friendly community Pets welcome Gated neighbourhood Extensive ive star facilities

Affordable luxury homes Caravan and boat storage* Retain your capital gain No stamp duty Ageing in place

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE CENTRE NOW OPEN

CNR CHARLSTON PL AND FISHERMAN RD, KULUIN

1800 982 056 | www.gemlife.com.au/gmd QLD MAROOCHYDORE | PACIFIC PARADISE | BRIBIE ISLAND | HIGHFIELDS NSW LENNOX HEAD VIC WOODEND *Conditions apply 12416854-SN20-19

16 NOOSA TODAY

|

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

noosatoday.com.au


ARE YOU

RESORT READY?

NEW HOMES NOW SELLING DISPLAYS OPEN 7 DAYS

OVER 50s DESIGNER LIVING IN NOOSA STYLE If you’re ready to change gears, the world class country club lifestyle of Palm Lake Resort Cooroy-Noosa is ready for you. Imagine yourself living in a luxury home with the gold standard in over 50s resort living at your doorstep. Ten pin bowling, movie theatre, championship undercover bowls green, indoor and outdoor pools, exclusive Milon gym, sauna, spa and more. Homes are available now with $30,000* of luxury inclusions as standard, such as ducted air conditioning, solar, European appliances and all landscaping.

No exit fees No stamp duty No council rates 100% capital gain Secure living Pet friendly

Arrange your personal tour today.

Information Centre Open 7 Days | Freecall 1800 885 851

*20709

19 Trading Post Road, Cooroy QLD | palmlakeresort.com.au

The Best In Over 50s Lifestyle Resorts. It’s Time For You. 12416825-SN20-19

noosatoday.com.au

*Subject to change without notice.

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

|

NOOSA TODAY 17


LETTERS

Post your letters to: 36 Mary St, Noosaville, 4566 or email: newsdesk@noosatoday.com.au

MONEY NOT BEING SPENT Because the Noosa Council committee meetings aren’t live streamed here’s some information from the agenda for services and organisation committee meeting on 7 May. There are six third quarter updates which show an inability to complete yearly budgets. Of interest is the capital works budget which still requires 28 per cent of the yearly budget to be completed in the last two months; major discrepancies include canals and waterways (30 per cent of $424K), community facilities (30 per cent of $1.1 million), corporate buildings (6 per cent of $780K), stormwater drainage (41 per cent of $529K), transport infrastructure (54 per cent of $2.1million), asset management (23 per cent of $840K), fleet replacement (57 per cent of $1million), IT (52 per cent of $800K), planning scheme (43 per cent of $1.1 million). Council ameliorate these results by having budget reviews and listing committed funds. John Lobb, Peregian Springs

LENSCAPE

PLANES ABOVE BATS I can clearly understand that the people complaining about the proposed flight path for the new runway at Sunshine Coast may have a valid complaint. However, having lived next to London Airport and Brisbane Airport I would have to say that I would much prefer to put up with the aircraft noise, than the all day (and sometimes nights) screeching, smell and mess of up to half a million bats that we have been dealing with for the past six years. Noosa Council have been completely disinterested in taking the slightest action to reduce the number of bats, e.g. by trimming some of the trees, reducing the area for the bats to roost. They have been patronising, and pretty much ignore us altogether now, which, as ratepayers is just not good enough. I might add that there were no flying foxes here when these houses were built 17 years ago, or when we bought our house, and in fact it appears that the trees were actually planted by the council, so they have an enormous responsibility for taking some action to care for their residents. Norah Lilley, Noosaville

BELIEVE IT I read that Paul (Noosa Today, 2 May) doesn’t believe that sea levels are rising because in the last 46 years, he hasn’t noticed it. Paul, then, almost certainly doesn’t believe in bacteria because he can’t see them, or that the Earth is a sphere, because he can’t see the curve, or that there are moons around Jupiter

Jilly sent us this serene shot taken at sunset at Noosa Heads National Park. If you have a photo for Lenscape please email to newsdesk@noosatoday.com.au because he hasn’t noticed them either. Amateur observers who depend on their wit and intuition often make mistakes about scientific knowledge because they don’t understand how scientific instruments are used. Sea levels are measured with satellites and with gauges and the data are compared. The most recent data from NASA (Uh-oh. You can’t trust them. They are scientists!) shows that since 1993, average sea levels have increased by 90mm or by 3.3 millimetres per annum. This not something that the human eye can easily observe, but it will eventually make a difference. It was probably not wise for a candidate to make a prediction of how deep the water would be in Hastings Street in 2050 because the models don’t pretend to predict a timeline for sea level rises but they are more like a warning that your mechanic might give you about needing to repair your brakes. If you don’t fix your brakes, you are likely to have an accident. Just can’t tell when. It is interesting to note that many climate change scientists predict that the rate of sea level rise will increase, which means that the so-far linear rate will soon accelerate. Then, Paul, you might start to notice it.

INDEPENDENTLY FAMILY OWNED

DISTRIBUTION AREA: Noosa Heads, Sunshine Beach, Sunrise Beach, Marcus Beach, Castaways Beach, Peregian Beach, Peregian Springs, Weyba Downs, Verrierdale, Lake Cooroibah, Doonan, Eumundi, Cooroy Mountains, Cooroy, Noosaville, Tewantin, Tinbeerwah, Lake Macdonald, Pomona Published by Star News Group Pty Ltd ACN 005 848 108. PROUDLY AUSTRALIAN OWNED & Publisher/Managing Director, Paul Thomas. All material is INDEPENDENT copyright to Star News Group Pty Ltd. All significant errors will be corrected as soon as possible. Distribution numbers, areas and coverage are estimates only. For our terms and conditions please visit www.starcommunity.com.au 12353862-HM22-17

18 NOOSA TODAY

|

Chosen as the preferred cleaner for:

MY KITCHEN RULES When only the best will do! For your own 5 star sparkling clean.......

12415361-FA15-19

36 Mary Street, Noosaville, QLD 4566 Phone: 5455 6946 info@noosatoday.com.au Editorial Margaret Maccoll and Hollie Harris newsdesk@noosatoday.com.au Advertising sales@noosatoday.com.au Classified Advertising Phone: 5455 6946 Email: classifieds@noosatoday.com.au Delivered FREE every THURSDAY to households and businesses. Noosa Today is Noosa Shire’s only fully independent, weekly community newspaper.

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

• Weekly Spring Cleans • Ofice & Exit/Bond Cleans • Holiday Homes & Units • Window Cleaning • Ironing • Superior Cleaning & Property Care

Contact: Jan Mobile: 0405 523 492 Email: info@sparklingnoosa.com.au Visit our facebook page sparklingnoosa/facebook

As an ecologist, I have noticed the changes in flowering of trees, the calling and breeding of amphibians and birds, the distribution of rainfall and the activity of insects and they all support the conclusion that the climate is changing rapidly. In any other period since humans have been on Earth, such changes would not be noticeable. Australia is one of only 2 nations on Earth where climate change action is a partisan issue. Everyone else gets it. Why don’t our conservative politicians in government? Steve Hall, Cooroy

WATER FOR MINES Delving into the mind of an Adani supporter who works with the mining corporation in a government capacity (who I cannot name) was a fascinating experience. The biggest gripe he has with Australia is its treatment of Adani (he called it a “witchhunt”) and the concerns he says that this could cause future relationships with foreign enterprise; especially that with Indian corporations. He said Australia “is shooting itself in the foot” with its appallingly negative, targeted and embarrassingly racist approach to the Adani mine. He finds it alarming that the Chinese mine “literally next door to Adani” is flying under the radar, as are the Gina Rinehart and Clive Palmer mining projects. He believes that Australia should be the last nation on earth to stop mining because “we are so good at it,” and we mine in such a way that has little environmental consequence due to stringent regulations. He said other countries don’t legislate environmental impact assessments, nor do they monitor and audit mining as closely as Australia does. Most mining projects are based on the Galilee Basin due to the prevalence of coal in this region. The Galilee Basin’s connectivity to the Great Artesian Basin (GAB) allows for access to a seemingly unlimited supply of groundwater (in the short term). Mining requires a huge amount of water. According to my source, thanks to nearby dams, the GAB won’t be the sole water sup-

plier for the Adani project. The mines have unlimited water access to the nearby dams. He believes the mining companies are unfairly treated with regards to water access as they pay for water access at far higher rates than that of the farmers in the same region thanks to water subsidies provided to the farmers. He said farming, especially cotton farming, requires more GAB water than the Adani mine. While he likes the idea of nuclear power for Australia, he believes that there is no point for the government to invest in nuclear power, as we don’t have the expertise on the ground to manage or maintain a plant (unless we can source this from overseas). The French are so successful with their nuclear plants as they have so few “meddling greenies,” whereas countries like Germany and Australia would face backlash from the left for considering such a project. Some issues he had with Adani was their treatment and belittling of women and “cultural issues”. When asked to elaborate on this, he said that Adani was used to having free rein on whatever development project they set their hand to in Asia and they’re not used to being told to toe the line. He said they were incredibly difficult to work with, especially in government negotiations. He said another firm were bullies and were doing more damage to the environment than Adani, but this is not publicised. Lucas mines (Chinese owned) have been granted approval to start in the Galilee Basin despite the fact they don’t have a rail line. He believes they will just stockpile the coal until the railway is complete (which they really shouldn’t be doing). Railway lines should always be built before the mine. He is concerned that the Chinese and the USA are feeding fake news and reports to “soft-minded Australian greenies” about the environmental damage mines cause so that Australia’s economy collapses. Environmental issues were obviously not a concern for the Adani supporter. Mining is catastrophic to the environment. The Galilee Basin mines are located in a region that had experienced prolonged drought. While the GAB is one of the largest underground water reserves in the world, it will not withstand continued excessive use. Water pressure from this basin has been on a steady decline. Granddad spoke to me about how much the water pressure from the basin noticeably dropped in his lifetime (when he was managing his sheep property), and how deeply concerned he is for its longevity. What is troubling is the water licence granted to Adani puts no limit on the water it can take from the GAB. No limit whatsoever, on a limited resource. Perhaps I am a “soft-minded greenie,” but from what I have seen, read, and studied, I am of the firm belief that mining in Australia is unequivocally not sustainable. Brigid Muir, Cooroy

MAINTAINING A PROFILE What is it about our has-been politicians that they have a problem with not being in the limelight once retired or voted out of office? Bob Brown’s the latest one with his “carbon inducing convoy” to the Adani mine. Maybe the fact that after the carbon tax was instigated (with his photo in the media) it then got discarded. The poor bloke then had to find another way to keep his name in the public eye. Good luck to all of the communities in that area. I hope you have a win so that we can increase jobs, prosperity for you and the Queensland economy. Hopefully there are many people who support you. Paul Norton, Noosa noosatoday.com.au


real estate lifestyle real estate

LIFESTYLE IS THE KEY NOOSA’S WEEKLY REAL ESTATE GUIDE

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

20

INSIDE � NEW LIFESTYLE AT GEMLIFE

PAGE 20

� OPEN HOMES

PAGE 22

noosatoday.com.au

com.au

22

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

|

NOOSA TODAY 19


ON THE COVER

GemLife homes are architecturally designed and finished to a superior standard.

LIFESTYLE IS THE KEY HAVING recently moved from their family home, Bob and Leath Commens are over the moon with their new lifestyle at GemLife. They considered a few different over 50s resorts, but nothing compared to GemLife in terms of meeting all their requirements. "GemLife offered a beautiful location, the homes are finished to a higher standard than other resorts, and the facilities we have access to are second-tonone," Leath said. Bob agreed, "The lifestyle we can enjoy here was the real selling point for us. It's the perfect combination of a lovely home, friendly community, secure environment and incredible resort facilities." GemLife General Manager, Ben Livingstone, said the GemLife promise is all about lifestyle and community. "GemLife creates friendships, rather than just neighbours," Mr Livingstone said. "Social connections are vital to emotional health and wellbeing, just as staying active is vital to physical health and wellbeing. "Our Resorts provide a community of like-minded people, as well as five-star leisure, sport and social facilities. GemLife is more than just a home, it's a lifestyle." Outdoor facilities at GemLife include a floodlit tennis court, swimming pool, putting green, bocce court, bowling green, off-leash dog run and other recreational areas. In addition, the Country Club includes a heated indoor pool and spa, gymnasium, library, cinema, bowling alley, games room, cafe and bar, just to name a few. Homes are architecturally designed, spacious and include premium fittings and appliances. Additional features like reverse cycle air conditioning, stainless steel security screens and solar power are standard inclusions. GemLife has six current resorts at Maroochydore, Pacific Paradise, Bribie Island, Highfields, Lennox Head and Woodend. For more information go to gemlife. com.au â—? 20 NOOSA TODAY

|

Tennis and lawn bowls are just two of the outdoor facilities provided at GemLife.

The indoor heated pool and spa is popular all year round.

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

com.au

noosatoday.com.au


HOME FOCUS

REIQ VACANCY REPORT REVEALED "The Sunshine Coast does have an element of seasonality to it, with hospitality and fruit picking workers coming in during the spring and summer periods and then leaving during the winter period," REIQ stated. "This influences the vacancy rate and we traditionally see an uptick as we head into the cooler quarters. "However, local agents are also telling us this market is easing beyond those seasonal factors, in small pockets, as supply dilutes demand." ●

A4 B3 C8 D

NooSa HeadS Fancy a late 80’s showstopper on a northfacing, block-busting 1,219m2 site with multi-million-dollar views of the Laguna Bay seascape, as well as verdant hectares of the Noosa National Park headland? What a cracking opportunityto divide and conquer or own the ultimate family escape, in one of the most prestigious and private streets in Noosa Heads.

offermann.com.au

Auction Saturday 25 May 10am View Friday & Saturday 11.00-11.30am

Agent Nic Hunter 0421 785 512

n O O S A’ S H O M e O F P r e S t I g e P r O P e rt Y

12411672-RC08-19

REAL Estate Institute Queensland revealed in their latest residential vacancy report that the regional rental markets have proved the most volatile in the March quarter, with markets such as Sunshine Coast, Townsville, Gold Coast and Gladstone making significant moves. The Sunshine Coast SD market, which includes Sunshine Coast LGA (3 per cent, up from 1.7 per cent) and Noosa Shire (2.0 per cent, up from 1.5 per cent), has eased a little, moving from the tight to the healthy range.

10-12 Angler St

noosatoday.com.au

com.au

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

|

NOOSA TODAY 21


OPEN HOMES

real estate

com.au

Time

Address

A

B C

Price Guide

Agent Time

Address

Castaways Beach

Wednesday 15th May

Saturday 11th May

2.00pm - 2.30pm

10.00am - 10.30am

10/512 David LowWay

4

3

2

$2,695,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0411 757 570

11.00am - 11.30am

21 Driftwood Drive

4

2

2

$850,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0468 922 519

12.00pm - 12.30pm 7 Antipodes Close

5

3

2

$1,900,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0437 447 804

24/67 Gibson Road

Price Guide

Agent

A

B C

3

2

1

3

2

2

PriceGuide$1.050m Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0423 972 034

-

-

-

From $545,000 Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0413 319 879

4

3

2

$2,250,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0413582670

4

3

3

$2,395,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0401 008 138

3

2

2

$2,275,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0411 757 570

3

2

-

Auction

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0447 263 663

3

1

1

$330,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0412 672 375

$990,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0418 980 247

Noosa Waters Saturday 11th May 12.00pm - 12.30pm 11 Aquamarine Circuit

Coolum Beach Peregian Springs

Saturday 11th May 11.00am - 12.00pm

4318/1808 David LowWay

4

5

4

Offers Over $2.55m Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0407 708 860 Saturday 11th May 10.00am - 11.00am

Noosa Heads Friday 10th May 11.00am - 11.30am

BronzeWing Circuit

Sunrise Beach

10-12 Angler St

4

3

8

Auction

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0421 785 512

$1,575,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0423 972 034

Saturday 11th May

Saturday 11th May 12.00pm - 12.45pm 6 Ridgeway Street

11.00am - 11.30am

7 Lake Edge Drive

4

2

2

11.00am - 11.30am

10-12 Angler St

4

3

8

Auction

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0421 785 512

11.00am - 11.30am

26/2 Serenity Close

2

2

1

$695,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0411 652 325 Saturday 11th May

12.00pm - 1.00pm

25 David Street

4

3

2

$1,445,000

1.00pm - 1.30pm

20 Sanctuary Avenue

4

3

3

1.00pm - 1.30pm

15/2 Bankskia Avenue,

3

2

1

2.00pm - 2.30pm

6 Smoke Bush Drive

3

2

2

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0418 714 653 10.00am - 10.30am 4 MaherTce $1,575,000 Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0423 972 034 11.00am - 11.30am 1/18 Henderson Street offers invited Garwoods Estate Agents - 0408710373 12.00pm - 12.30pm 54 Solway Drive $1,050,000 Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0423 972 034

Tewantin

Noosa Sound

Saturday 11th May

Saturday 11th May 10.00am - 10.30am

Sunshine Beach

8/1 Peza Court

2

1

1

$739,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0437 447 804 10.00am - 10.30am

1/29 HiltonTce

Noosa Springs

Auction Diary

Saturday 11th May 11.00am - 11.30am

343/61 Noosa Springs Dr 3

2

2

$849,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0499 483 049

Noosa Heads

Wednesday 15th May 11.30am - 12.00pm

343/61 Noosa Springs Dr 3

2

2

$849,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0499 483 049 Saturday 25th May 10.00am - 10.30am

Noosaville

4

3

8

Auction

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0421 785 512

3

2

1

Auction

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0412 672 375

3

2

-

Auction

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0447 263 663

-

-

-

-

Noosaville

Friday 10th May 2.00pm - 2.30pm

10-12 Angler St

24/67 Gibson Road

3

2

1

$990,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0418 980 247 Saturday 1st June

$900,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0433 237 422

Saturday 11th May

2.00pm - 2.30pm

1/8 Sunseeker Close

11.00am - 11.30am

7/76 HiltonTce

2

2

1

11.00am - 11.30am

26/60 Hofmann Drive

2

1

1 offers over $499,000

11.00am - 11.30am

24/67 Gibson Road

3

2

1

$990,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0418 980 247 Saturday 8th June

11.00am - 11.30am

24/67 Gibson Road

3

2

1

$990,000

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0418 980 247 12.00pm - 12.30pm 54 Solway Drive

11.00am - 11.30am

23/18 LakeWeyba Drive

3

2

1 Offers over $545,000 Garwoods Estate Agents - 0408 710 373

11.00am - 11.30am

1/8 Sunseeker Close

3

2

1

Auction

12.00pm - 12.30pm 10 S Pacific,179Weyba Rd 2

2

2

$485,000

1.00pm - 1.30pm

2

1

offers invited

7/213 GympieTerrace

2

Garwoods Estate Agents - 0411862954

Tom Offermann Real Estate - 0412 672 375

Sunshine Beach

Tewantin

Garwoods Estate Agents - 0408 710 373 Saturday 15th June Garwoods Estate Agents - 0408 710 373 12.00pm - 12.30pm 48-50 HiltonTerrace

Garwoods Estate Agents - 0408 710 373

INCREASE YOUR OPEN HOME ATTENDANCE

NOOSATODAY.COM.AU

$11 including gst per single entry VOTED COUNTRY QUEENSLAND'S BEST COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER 2017 & 2018

Engaging an audience 22,500 week Print:Online:Social. Contact 07 5455 6946 sales@noosatoday.com.au Weeklywith audience in over excess ofevery 37,000 Contact 07 5455 6946 sales@noosatoday.com.au

RECEIVE YOUR FREE NOOSA TODAY DIGITAL EDITION!

: 085252_

22 NOOSA TODAY

|

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

com.au

-

noosatoday.com.au


WHAT’S ON CAXTON ST JAZZ IN THE J There'll be dancing when Noosa Heads Jazz Club presents Caxton Street Jazz Band with special guest Melbourne reeds player Jason Downes on Saturday 11 May from 7.30 to 10.30pm at The J Noosa Theatre, Noosa Junction. The Caxton St Jazz Band formed in 1977 and built a reputation that stems from many years of playing quality jazz music with an emphasis on entertainment and public appeal. The band is well known for its long running stint at the famous 'Jazz 'N Jug' sessions at Brisbane's Caxton Hotel, as well as numerous appearances at Australian jazz conventions and festivals. It's name comes from the location of its first venue, the Ba-

OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL ENCORE For those who missed out on the soldout event in March, the Ocean Film Festival Tour will hold an encore screening at The J Theatre in Noosa on Friday 17 May at 7pm. With a vision to mesmerise and captivate, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water's surface. This carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea's salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue.

roona Hall in Caxton Street, Paddington, not, as is widely thought, from its association with the Caxton Hotel. Since concluding its 11 years at the Caxton Hotel in March 1992, the band has continued to present traditional hot classic jazz in a six-piece line-up and is a regular performer across the country. Band members include south Queensland's leading sax and clarinet player, Paul Williams, Bernice Haydock on piano and vocals, Andrew Shaw on double bass, David McCallum on drums, trombonist, banjoist and vocalist, Tom Nicolson, and master trumpeter, John Braben. Members $25, guests $30. For more information phone 5447 2229. ●

The films feature captivating cinematography, complete with awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences that have been captured from unbelievable vantage points. Inspiring and thought-provoking, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is filled with moving footage, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Each of the festival's films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world's oceans and the creatures that call them home. Ticket prices range from $26.75 for a child (2-15) to $32.75 for adults. For more information visit www.thej.com. au or call 5329 6560. ●

PUZZLES Quick Clues

SUDOKU How to solve Sudoku!

ACROSS Declaration (12) Durable (6) Powerful (6) Idea (7) Mild (5) Advantage (5) Cheese (7) Fish (6) Cadge (6) On purpose (12)

9

9 4 5 4

ACROSS

7 8 3 9 7 4 5 6 1 2

Solution No.4235

5 2 4 3 1 6 7 8 9

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

noosatoday.com.au

basket to sleep in? (3,9). DOWN 1. A little road outside the port that got into the headlines (4,4). 2. She was brought up by a clergyman (4). 3. Did up and gave the new road a name (7). 4. For a female, it’s wrong (5). 5. Don’t get on, though you say otherwise (8). 6. Give and take (4). 11. The trippers and salesmen hold the gentleman up (8). 13. Can a bee hover about a year in suspension? (8). 14. Drove Mr. Edward round, too, worriedly (7). 17. Her mother makes buttons (5). 19. Washes a slip, say (4). 21. I go to the railway compartment with him (4).

6 7 1 2 8 9 4 3 5

ACROSS 7. Find the windscreen dirty and be displeased about? (4,1,3,4). 8. Go off again before two (6). 9. Walks in the way that characterises one? (6). 10. Is furious about the notices (7). 12. Crush the spirits of the rest (5). 15. What we’re arguing about is the girl (5).16. In case, were equipped with mechanical energy (7). 18. She’ll have an eel stew round about one (6). 20. “For flavouring, it’s a vital necessity,” I put in (6). 22. Having an uncomfortable basket to sleep in? (3,9). DOWN 1. A little road outside the port that got into the headlines

2 9 5 6 7 3 1 4 8

Cryptic Clues CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 7573

3 4 8 5 2 1 9 7 6

1.

DOWN Oily (8)

1 6 7 8 9 4 5 2 3

7.

ACROSS Declaration (12)

7 1 2 9 6 8 3 5 4

YPTIC PUZZLE NO. 7573

6 7

6 7

How to Sud

5

7 3

9

4 6

6

2

8

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

Solution

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 7573 - SOLUTIONS Across - 7, Take a dim view. 8, Re-pair. 9, Stamps. 10, See-the-s. 12, Break. 15, Is-sue. 16, Po-were-d. 18, Ela-ine. 20, Or-i-gan. 22, Pet grievance. Down - 1, M-ade n-ews. 2, Ver-a(rev.) 3. Ador-ned. 4, Amiss. 5, Disagree. 6, Swap. 11, Tou-ris-ts. 13, Abe-y-ance. 14, M-oto-r-Ed. 17, (mother-of-)Pearl. 19, Laps(e). 21, Ivan.

.2 7

9 8 3 4 5 7 2 6 1

On purpose (12)

DOWN Oily (8) Search (4) Dishevelled (7) Banquet (5) Month (8) Amaze (4) Believable (8) Flower (8) Omission (7) Horse-race (5) Woman (4) Curse (4)

8

3 2

4 5 6 1 3 2 8 9 7

Advantage (5)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 11. 13. 14. 17. 19. 21.

3

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

5

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 7573

Declaration (12)

No.4

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

QUICK PUZZLE NO. 7573 - SOLUTIONS Across - 7, Announcement. 8, Stable. 9, Strong. 10, Concept. 12, Balmy. 15, Asset. 16, Gruyere. 18, Plaice. 20, Sponge. 22, Deliberately. Down - 1, Unctuous. 2, Comb. 3, Unkempt. 4, Feast. 5, February. 6, Stun. 11, Credible. 13, Marigold. 14, Erasure. 17, Derby. 19, Lady. 21, Oath.

7. 8. 9. 10. 12. 15. 16. 18. 20. 22.

SUDOKU No. 4235

3 2

CROSSWORD QUICK PUZZLENo. NO.7573 7573

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

|

NOOSA TODAY 23

1 2 6 9 3 7 4 5 8

4 8 5 6 2 1 7 9 3

7 3 9 8 4 6 1 2 5


WHAT’S ON FUSION OF FUN AT COOROY After seven years at Noosa Heads the One Billion Rising performers will perform in the Noosa hinterland for the first time at the Cooroy Fusion Festival on 11 May at 12.30pm at Apex Park to spread the message to stop violence against women. Spokeswoman Pam MacQueen said OBR was but a small part, on a small stage this time, with no room for a couple of hundred, like on the beach at Noosa Heads but while it will be small in size it's message will be big in meaning.

40%=2337%%2( 8))94% 092',74)'-%0

Noosa MP Sandy Bolton will introduce the dance event, Noosa Councillor Ingrid Jackson will be dancing and everyone is invited to join in.The Cooroy Fusion Festival this Saturday includes a huge program of fun throughout town including stalls and entertainment at Apex Park, lots of fun in Cooroy Library and The Butter Factory Arts Centre; the Noosa District Orchid Society Annual Show at the CWA Hall; the Lifeline Denim Sale at Cooroy Memorial Hall; and woodworking displays at the Cooroora Woodworkers and Cooroy Camphor Laurel Group in Lower Mill Road. For more information visit www.cooroyfusionfestival.com.au. â—?

)RNS]SYV0YRGLWTIGMEPWIVZIH[MXLEKSPJGSYVWISRXLIWMHI *SVHIXEMPWKSXSRSSWEKSPJGSQEYXSFSSOGEPP I\X SVWMQTP]GSQIEPSRKXS'SVSS]2SSWE6H8I[ERXMR

CATCH KALLIDAD AT THE BUNKER BY ABBEY CANNAN Be prepared to be blown away when KALLIDAD supported by FLASKAS bring their sensational sounds to The Bunker at the Imperial Hotel Eumundi on Friday 17 May. With their trademark "Day of the Dead" facepaint, Sydney-based instrumental trio Kallidad has a visual image every bit as striking as their one of a kind sound. Kallidad do not need to utter one word to create a bond with their audience, combining Spanish guitar styles with hard rock roots to create a truly unique sound that has seen the group tour the world. Supporting group, Flaskas, bring real live tribal acoustic sounds to the doorstep of your senses sharing a multi-dimensional and cultural experience that will touch and invigorate your soul. Their trademark sound is a re-imagining they call 'Earth Rock' - a high-power blend of alternative, coastal roots, funk, folk, blues and Indigenous music utilising native instruments. Flaskas is infectious in the way they command the stage. Their unique sound is instantly earthy with a distinctly Australian rhythm - a true taste of modern tribal story-telling at its best.

Flaskas Trio.

Kallidad group. Pre-sale tickets are $20 (+ booking fee) through Oztix or at the Imperial Hotel (Call 5442 8811) and $25 at the door (unless sold out). Doors open 7.30pm and the Imperial Hotel's free courtesy bus operates Friday nights travelling to Eumundi, Belli Park, Cooroy, Doonan, Eerwah Vale, North Arm, and Verrierdale. Call Gary on 0467 414 171 to book. â—?

12327879-KC43-16

New Sunshine Coast Kids Today magazine is out now • Distributing from Caboolture to Noosa • 341 Targeted locations across the coast • Circulates prior to every school holiday • Free, full gloss tabloid magazine • Informative and engaging parental editorial Sunshine Coast Kids Today is a powerful combination of social, online and print channels delivering reach into the lives of young families across this important growing region and it is free.

FREE AUTUMN 2019

Amazon success AFFORDS

Talk to our qualified sales team today how we can market your business to this ever growing and diverse sector.

TEACHERS EARLY RETIREMENT

mum shines AS

12412728-LN11-19

Contact

BROUGHT TO YOU BY

A Star News Group Publication

BABY NAMES

12418139-FA20-19

CHILDREN'S AUTHOR

Winter edition closes for bookings 15th May 2019 and distributes 10th June 2019.

sales@noosatoday.com.au Phone 07 5455 6946 www.sunshinecoastkidstoday.com.au 24 NOOSA TODAY

|

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

noosatoday.com.au


COMMUNITY UPDATES

Email your community news to: newsdesk@noosatoday.com.au

NOOSA ROTARY CLUB

Four clubs showcase their talents when they come together for the annual ACMA Country Music Jamboree in Yandina on Saturday 11 May. Guest artists Mullett Gut String Band entertain with their mix of bluegrass and folk music. Come along to a great day at the Hall of Fame 24 Steggalls Road, starting at 9.30am $10 entry. Food and drink available. Raffles and a cent sale.Enquiries: Shirley 0408582386.

Noosa Rotary is on a drive to recruit new members and volunteers. If you have some spare time on your hands and would like to give back to the Community and support Rotary to raise the funds to support those less fortunate then yourself, then maybe it is time to join a Service Club such as Rotary. Noosa Rotary meets at the Tewantin RSL Club on a Monday at 6pm for 6.30pm start. For more information call 0407377210.

NOOSA DISTRICT AND FOLIAGE SOCIETY

LADIES, EXPAND YOUR SOCIAL CIRCLE Women's social group for women who want to meet new people and get out more. Walks, book clubs, monthly dinners, craft and more. Contact via the website www.lifebeyond30. com.au. Regular events include; Ladies Saturday Walk: Meet outside Noosa yacht Club, walk to Hastings Street, grab a coffee and walk back. Come and try your first event for free. Monday Kayak: Meet outside Noosa Boathouse 9am, Kayak for an hour and have coffee afterwards. Cost is $10. Email wendy@ lifebeyond30.com.au to confirm attendance.

CANCER COUNCIL QLD NOOSA BRANCH Our Biggest Morning Tea is at Noosa Boathouse on 23 May. Arrive 9.30am for 10am start. $20 a head prepaid on booking, raffle and lucky door prizes and entertainment. Phone Annie on 0409385566. Next meeting on 10 May at Leisure Centre Noosaville opposite library at 10am.

TEWANTIN NOOSA GARDEN CLUB The next meeting is on May 13 at 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start, in the Catholic Church Hall, 5 Moorindil Street, Tewantin. Guest speaker: Sean Morrow who will speak on native animals. Guests Welcome. For more information contact Marilyn 0754499074. Sean will also be holding an Open Garden at his property, 18 Hawk Lane,Pomona, on May 18 at 9am.

The Noosa Club is conducting a show in Cooroy on 10 and 11 May (Mother's Day show). There will be 100's of orchids on show and for sale. The club meets at the Tinbeerwah Hall the second Saturday of each month starting at 1pm. For more information contact Linda on 0427 570022 or check out the club website.

Noosa Boathouse Phil Bradford and Cancer Council Queensland Noosa Branch chairperson, Annie Evans.

LIFELINE COOROY'S DENIM AND COUNTRY SALE

GET READY FOR AUSTRALIA'S BIGGEST MORNING TEA BY ABBEY CANNAN Australia's Biggest Morning Tea is on at Noosa Boathouse on Thursday 23 May to raise money for those impacted by cancer. Cancer Council Queensland Noosa Branch chairperson, Annie Evans said it was always lovely to see so many community members get behind the cause at the morning tea. "We are expecting 140 people and there are still a few tables left, so get in and book now before they sell out," she said. "'I'd like to thank Phil and Sarah from Noosa Boathouse who have kindly donated the River Room for the event over the past four years."

Shoppers will be able to find an array of leather goods - handbags, riding attire and country clothing - including brand name goods from RM Williams, Levis, Thomas Cook and Ralph Lauren and plenty of denim from Thursday 9 May at 8.30am until Saturday 11 May at 2.30pm at the Cooroy Memorial Hall, 23 Maple Street, Cooroy.

Annie first joined the Cancer Council about nine years ago as she had people around her going through their cancer journey and wanted to help. "Every dollar raised helps support those impacted by cancer," she said. Noosa Boathouse Phil Bradford said that they were proud to be a part of the event as it is such a great cause. A $20 entry free is pre-paid on booking and attendees should arrive at 9:30am for a 10am start. There will be a raffle and lucky door prizes and entertainment by vocalist Vicki Baird. Contact Annie for bookings on 0409 385 566. Noosa Boathouse is located at 194 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville. â—?

A.I.R NOOSA BRANCH A.I.R. is the peak National not-for-profit organisation supporting self-funded retirees or those about to retire. Next meeting is on Thursday 9 May at 10am at South Pacific Resort, 179 Weyba Road, Noosaville. Speaker is from the Heart Foundation giving tips for a healthy heart. $6 pp Members, $10 pp non-Members, includes morning tea. Visitors welcome. For more information phone 0411211566 or email airnoosacommunications@gmail.com.

NOOSA DISTRICT ORCHID AND FOLIAGE SOCIETY

CLASSICAL MUSIC GROUP 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 morn-

WEEKLY ROSTER FOR MEALS ON WHEELS Weekly Roster for Tewantin-Noosa Meals on Wheels beginning Monday 13 May to Friday 17 May. Monday Drivers: Rotary daybreak, Chris and Ken, Keetha, Andrew, Anne and Oliver, Anne and Colin, Patricia. Kitchen: Stephen, Len, Geoff. Tuesday Drivers: Alice, John Mc, Tania and Friends, Simone and Cookie, Pranee and Peter, Driver Needed run F, Kevin and Rob. Kitchen: Christine, Ashleigh, Jo. Wednesday Drivers: Ian, Pat and Kevin, Gary, Victor, Carolyn and Sue, Bob, Barbara and Gerry. Kitchen: Elfie, Sandy, Mark, Jerry, Glenis. Thursday Drivers: Denise, Graham, Jenny and Kevin, Victor, Helen and Kath, Jan and Sharon, Pranee and Peter. Kitchen: Lois, Christine, Elfie, John. Friday Drivers: Maya, Jan and Bob, Peter, Rudi, Sarah and Kerryanne, Margaret and Ray, Rosalie and Jack. Kitchen: Sandy, Charlotte, 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 5449 7659.

ing tea. Phone Lyn on 5449 0537 for more details.

5:30pm to 7pm for an entertaining update on how to start your own eco journey.

THE THURSDAY GIRLS

U3A NOOSA FRIDAY TALK

The next Ladies Lunch is on at The River Deck Restaurant Noosa Marina on Thursday 30 May at 12.30pm. Cost $40. Our friendly monthly fund raising events enable students of low income families in the Noosa Shire State Schools to participate with their classmates in optional, educationally desirable school programmes and activities. For further information and bookings, contact Neridah Rooseboom on 0408 882 512.

U3A Noosa Friday Talks are held at 1.30 pm at U3A, 64 Poinciana Ave, Tewantin. On 24 May is Rescheduled Talk by Dr Tom Hewitt on Environmental Graphic Design. On 31 May is a USC Talk by Professor Marion Gray on Bioethics. Full details available at www. u3anoosa.com.au/ or contact reception on 5440 5500.

NPA ENVIRONMENT FORUM Noosa's MP, Sandy Bolton will be the guest speaker at Friday Environment Forum this week, when she will explain more about this exciting new conservation initiative. Sandy sits on the Innovation, Tourism Development and Environment Committee and she will update us on the valuable work investigating water quality entering the Great Barrier Reef. Get involved in the discussion with Sandy Bolton at Noosa Parks Association Environment Centre, 5 Wallace Drive Noosaville on May 10. The forum starts at 10.30am and ends at 12.15pm. Coffee is on offer at 10am. Everyone is welcome. Visit www.noosaparks.org.au for more information. Those interested in an interpretive birding walk before the forum are invited to meet Valda in the Environment Centre car park at 8.30am.

ECO EVENT A free community event is being hosted by and held at SALT Property Services in Rene Street, Noosaville, on Thursday 9 May from noosatoday.com.au

HISTORY GROUP There has been much ado in the kitchens of Cooroy-Noosa Family and Local History Group members, they have been getting ready for our stall at Cooroy Fusion Festival on Saturday 11 May. Our jams and chutneys are second to none and are keenly sort out by connoisseurs. Don't forget to visit our stall where our friendly members will be ready to hear your family history and help with your research. Visit www.genealogy-noosa.org.au or phone 3129 0356 to find out more.

PERMACULTURE NOOSA Next monthly meeting is on Thursday 16 May at Cooroy Memorial Hall, 23 Maple St, Cooroy (3rd Thursday of each month). Doors open at 6pm. At our May club night, the Keynote Speaker is renowned international speaker Graeme Sait. His presentation is titled 'The Secrets of Growing Superfood'. We share surplus home grown produce and plants by giving, exchanging or selling. Entry is a $5 donation for non-members. The meeting begins at 6.30pm and the night is complete with a "bring a plate" shared supper at or after 8.30pm. All welcome.

ACMA YANDINA BRANCH

The Noosa Club is conducting its annual Autumn Show at the CWA Hall in Cooroy 10 and 11 May. Opening times are 8.30am-3pm Friday and 8.30am- 2pm Saturday. Admission $3. There will wide selection of orchids on display and heaps more for sale.

NOOSA BOTANICAL ARTISTS The guides are always looking for new members, if you are interested come to the gardens any Thursday between 9am and 11am. You'll find us working in the gardens, just look for the high-vis orange shirts. We meet every Monday at Wallace House at 1-4pm. Beginners are welcome.

SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCING AT POMONA Every Tuesday evening from 7pm to 9.30pm Pat and Norm Young organise a social evening with Old Time Dancing at the Pomona Memorial School of Arts Hall - cost is $5, which includes supper. Phone 0407 456 939 for more information, or come and visit.

LADIES PROBUS CLUB OF NOOSA HEADS Our next meeting is on Thursday 9 May at the Forum Hall Laguna Estate at 10am. The Guest speaker is Heather Warner who will be speaking on The Dingoes of Fraser Island. The outing is lunch at 'The Deck' restaurant Sunshine beach on Thursday May 23 at 12.30pm. For more information call Kim on 54553860 or Pam on 54506017.

ROTARY CLUB OF COOROY We are a fun loving, friendly club with an interesting program so come along and we will make you very welcome. Contact Andrew on email secretary@cooroyrotary.org.au or call 0421 407 097 for more details.

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

|

NOOSA TODAY 25


LITTLE BLACK BOOK

� 5455 6946

Find your trades and services in our LITTLE BLACK BOOK

BUILDERS & BUILDING SERVICES

CLEANING SERVICES

Pressure Cleaning

Daniel Lees

House Washing | Mould Removal | Roof Cleaning

BUILDER 12416954-LB19-19

12417754-MB20-19

Concrete Cleaning | Gutter Cleaning

QBCC Licence 1020280

GLASS/GLAZING

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀

12415527-CG15-19

ANTENNAS

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀

฀ ฀

All External Surfaces

Residential and Body Corporate

฀ ฀ ฀

W: www.invisionglass.com.au A. 23/11B Venture Drive Noosaville

CALL JAY 0404 707 693 www.waterwisepressurecleaning.com.au

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀

Call Shaun M. 0411 528 939 or Clark M.0422 144 815 for free quote

Fully Insured 10 Years Experience

0450 096 348

Safe and Clean Removal of Mould

12416668-FA18-19

FLOOR SERVICES

LIKE US ON www.facebook.com/noosatoday

Floorshine

Floorsanding

CABINET MAKERS

Stone 2pac Melamine Glass

Bruce Nix

Tel: 5455 4302 - Mob 0419 252 751

Q BSA 1081269

chris@cabinetinstallations.com.au

12402369-SN42-18

Big or small, we do it all!

CARPENTERS GARAGE/GARAGE DOORS

WINDOW WIZARD RESTORATION

2/10 Venture Dr. Noosaville www.noosadoorcentre.com.au

(opposite post office, next to Sound in Motion)

Noosa Based

Carpenter

New Builds Extensions Renovations Bathrooms Decks

With over 15 years experience, Daniel O’Sullivan is offering a local carpentry and home maintenance service to the Sunshine Coast. Professional, efficient and always delivering a high quality service his expertise includes timber floors, outdoor living areas, decking, home repair and small renovations.

www.dwsbuilding.com.au QBCC: 1307 360

12417758-CG20-19

0408 918 846

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀฀฀฀฀฀฀฀฀฀฀

Call Noosa Today on

5455 6946

to book your advertising space 12417146-RC19-19

Dave Stevenson

5449 7322

UÊ->Ã…Ê œÀ`ÃÊÉÊ-«ˆÀ>Ã UÊ+Õii˜Ã>˜`iÀÊœ“ià Uʏ>∘} UÊ,œÌÊ,i«>ˆÀà UÊœ`ˆwV>̈œ˜Ã UʏÊޜÕÀÊ܈˜`œÜʘii`Ã

phone 0404 757 550 Call us for a FREE Quotation www.window-wizard.com.au

฀ ฀ ฀

MADE TO MEASURE |FREE QUOTES

PRIVATE/RESIDENTIAL BODY CORPORATE

BUILDERS & BUILDING SERVICES

฀ ฀

AND OPENERS

Timber Window Specialists

CALL: 5455 6946

GARAGE DOORS

2015

Advertise with us and get better results

12411621-CG08-19

Julian 0402 630 687 Ben 0421 288 717

QBCC 15013519

12370729-ACM45-17

0412 062 470

MATES RATES

MOWING

Call Chris on 0408 068 341

Call Lyn or Ash for friendly advice and a Free Quote

dave@dwsbuilding.com.au

MOWING & LAWN CARE 2014

12326157-LB41-16

Kitchen Robes Vanities Laundry

Complete Renovation Service… We Take Care of Everything

www.noosabks.com.au

Sanding & Polishing Timber & Parquetry Oil & Polyurethane Finishes

Cabinet - Design Construct Install

BATHROOM & KITCHENS

Call Daniel 0404 464 150 no job too small email: dosullivancarpentry@gmail.com website: www.carpentryandmaintenancesunshinecoast.com

To place larger, high impact, display advertisements that reach 24,000 households and businesses in Noosa, Doonan, Cooroy, Peregian and Eumundi, email us on classifieds@noosatoday.COM.au or phone 0754 556 946 to discuss your options. 26 NOOSA TODAY

|

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

noosatoday.com.au


� 5455 6946

Find your trades and services in our LITTLE BLACK BOOK

ROOFING

TREE LOPPING/SURGERY

LEGAL

The Roof & Guttering

PROSAFE TREE SERVICE

CHRIS REEVE & CO

PAINTERS/DECORATORS

Specialist RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL

Free Quotes. Prompt Service.

40 Years Experience

TREE REMOVAL SELECTIVE PRUNING STUMP GRINDING QUALIFIED & INSURED

All Work Guaranteed

Call Brendan

Gutter Cleaning Tile or Metal

12416888-SN18-19

Specialising in Coastal Re-Paints – Interior & Exterior Free Colour Matching & Consulting Plaster Repairs and Water Damage

0402 149 916

Solicitors Serving the Noosa community since 1979 in all areas of law

15yrs exp.

Suite 15 Tewantin Plaza 113 Poincianna Ave. Tewantin Q. 4565

Ph: 5449 7500 Fax: 5449 9957

0411 774 468

For Friendly Professional Advice

QBCC 1190 607 & 1148708. Servicing the Sunshine Coast.

E: reeve@chrisreeve.com.au

12417159-CLG20-19

Call Shayne Baker

CLASSIFIEDS

0415 112 807

PUBLIC NOTICES AND EVENT UPHOLSTERERS

The

CLEANED NOW

LIKE US ON www.facebook.com/noosatoday

12416948-SN19-19

GET YOUR GUTTERS

STOP LEAK ROOFING SEAL AND REPAINT

LEATHER DOCTOR Notice of road closure Recolour Clean Repair The Leather & Vinyl Experts 12416949-RC19-19

• ROOF REPAIRS • BROKEN TILES • STORM DAMAGE • HIGH PRESSURE CLEANING • EXTENTIONS • FLEXIPOINT RIDGE CAPPING • VALLEYS CLEANED & STORM SEALED

QBSA 76555 - E: stopleakrooing@hotmail.com

2028-23

PH/FAX 5446 1997 MOBILE 0407 461 997

1169184-LB03-15

12416070-FA16-19

PLUMBING

FREE QUOTES we come to you! like us on

RUBBISH REMOVAL

Rubbish Removal

PLUMBING | DRAINAGE | GAS | HOT WATER | RENOVATIONS | EMERGENCY SERVICES

฀Backflow Prevention ฀Commercial & Domestic ฀Fit outs & Maintenance ฀Fast, Reliable & Experienced ฀Blocked drain clearing

12417912-SN20-19

Affordable Plumbing SECURITY & SCREEN DOORS

0407 353 494 Maintenance Plumbing New Homes Licenced Plumber & Drainer

฀ ฀

฀ ฀ ฀

฀ ฀

Whatever needs to be repaired, unblocked or installed

WE DO IT ALL!

QBCC LIC NO 704038

Just Phone

1800 074 567 or 5470 2908 And one of our experienced Plumbers will be there... With 6 fully stocked vans and the latest equipment including our Hydrojet drain scrubber we can fix most things on the spot.

St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church SUNDAY SERVICE 9am including Kids Church Cnr Beckmans Road and St Andrews Drive, Tewantin Ph: Martin Jones 5442 7060 Tewantin - Noosa

Advertise with us and get better results

Techno Bob TV SERVICES 12416576-FA18-19

After H o Emerg urs 0418 7 ency 11 438

CHURCH NOTICES

TELEVISION/VIDEO/AUDIO

12322989-ACM37-16

฀Leaking Taps ฀Backflow Testing ฀Renovations ฀New Homes ฀Commercial

Residential & Commercial Solar Privacy/Glare Frosting Anti-Graffiti & Security Films

12414895-CG14-19

Manufacturers of INVISI-GARD 316 Stainless Steel Security

QBCC Lic No 1191608

DO YOU NEED A PLUMBER?

QBCC 50098

2581-118 12416636-SN19-19

฀ 12416945-FA19-19

12416652-FA18-19

Bathroom & Kitchen Renovations

12416489-MB17-19

Call Brad 0419 570 933

You can also book a job online www.plumbinggroup.com.au We’re not just your average plumber

Further information informationmay maybe beobtained obtained Further from TESS Tess on 0407 0407 377 377210. 210. from

WINDOWS

No job to small and are happy to give a no obligation free quote on all work

฀Hot Water Services ฀Gas Appliance Repairs ฀Toilets ฀Blockages ฀Gas Fitting

FELLOWSHIP DRIVE, FELLOWSHIP DRIVE, DOONAN will be closed to be ALLclosed traffic to DOONAN will from 9AM TO 2PM on Friday ALL traffic from 9am to 10TH MAY 2019. 2pm on the 15th May. From aa point entrance to the From pointpast pastthethe entrance to BUNKER up to the entrance drive to the BUNKER up to the entrance the House with No Steps. drive to the House With No Steps.

Specialise in Household Rubbish Removals, including Furniture, Green Waste and site clean ups

M 0418 712 988

JUSTIN LECKIE

THE LEATHER DOCTOR NOOSA/GYMPIE

Nev: 0401 402 866 nev.henderson@theleatherdoctor.net.au

PLUMBING & GAS NOOSA & SURROUNDING AREA

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES GUIDE

12417596-LB20-19

LITTLE BLACK BOOK

฀ ฀ ฀

฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀

฀ ฀

Call in the DOCTOR! 2403

noosatoday.com.au

5446 3375 - 0438 140 362

CALL: 5455 6946 Thursday, 9 May, 2019

|

NOOSA TODAY 27


SPORT TODAY

GREAT EFFORT FROM ALL DRAGONS It was a great effort by all Dragons who ensured the club had another very successful home game's day, according to Eumundi Dragons club president Doug Toms. "Once again you have demonstrated what being a Dragon is all about - enjoying the game for what it is and always striving to be that little bit better every time you take to the field, he said. "The Dragon's name continues to be respected by all other clubs on the coast whether after a win or a loss."

U10S MATCH REPORT BY U10'S MANAGER PAMELA CAMPBELL-JONES This weekend saw the Dragons take on a speedy Brothers team at home. The boys were looking set after training well on Friday, and they took to the field rearing to go. It was a much-improved Dragons team this weekend, there were some impressive defense and an increased level of intensity. The Brothers team bought their A-Game and ran away with a convincing win, but the

Dragons should feel proud of their efforts. Jai Clifford was awarded Man of the Match and Craig Yaxley was awarded for strong leadership. With another week of solid training, we are bound to see this team getting stronger and more cohesive. Go Dragons!

U8S BY U8'S TEAM MANAGER ANDREW HILLHOUSE The lessons learned in training are starting to be expressed in the teams game and today the Eumundi Dragons U8s started putting it together. Their mauling and rucking were strong with close running up the middle by Josh V, Josh K, Jasper and Brooklyn which yielded a number of tries and meters. The vigorously contested for the ball resulting in a number of turnovers. There were some great passes and some offloads in the tackle from Jasper and Billy to support running onto the ball resulted

❖ HEALTH ❖ WELLNESS ❖ FITNESS ❖ BEAUTY ❖ SPIRITUALITY

Symbolic Journey is a gorgeous shop, with an uplifting atmosphere to inspire you whilst browsing. There is an ever changing variety of exquisite crystals (all carefully hand chosen by Susie), jewellery, spiritual books, tarot and oracle cards, essential oils, incense, cds, dvds, feng shui products, Tibetan singing bowls, Himalayan salt lamps, greeting cards, meaningful gifts and much more. Psychic and tarot readings are available with our gifted readers Kathy, Dawn and Linda. Bookings are advisable, call the shop on 5448 0166 or drop in. We’re open Monday to Friday 9am5pm, Saturday 9am-3pm. We’ve become a bit of an icon with locals and tourists alike, having been in Noosa Junction for 24 years! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with what’s happening instore. Linda, Kathy, Susie and Dawn

12416438-CG17-19

LIFESTYLE

Call Noosa Today on

5455 6946 Celebrating business in Noosa for 24 years ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀Himalayan Salt Lamps ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀

฀ ฀

฀ ฀

Shop 3, 36 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Junction Phone (07) 5448 0166 www.symbolicjourney.com.au 28 NOOSA TODAY

|

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

to book your advertising space

performance with her breaks down the sideline and efforts making touches. The rest of the team supported her really well with Jax, Zach Henry and Johnny making a lot of touches and slowing the Brothers momentum. Nixon and Tristan found direct routes to the try line with great support from CJ. Well done U7's

U6'S BY U6'S TEAM MANAGER RACHAEL GRIGGS Another stellar performance from the mighty U6s on club day. All members were enthusiastic and starting to show a real understanding of passing and running towards the try line. Each week they provide the crowd with a nail-biting performance. Player of the match went to Owen for great running. ●

12416474-JV18-19

Call Noosa Today on 5455 6946 to book your advertising space

INSPIRATIONAL PRODUCTS & SERVICES TO LIFT YOUR SPIRIT

U7'S MATCH REPORT BY U7S' MANAGER JEREMY MANSELL The U7's had another great game on Saturday against a very willing Brother's Team. Both teams showed some very good passing and support play giving them plenty of go forward. The Eumundi U7's are improving every week with great coaching leading to awesome defense and support play. Maya had a Player of the Week

WELLBEING … SYMBOLIC JOURNEY

in tries. The whole team made countless tackles with some memorable try savers from Jasper, George, Ted and Brooklyn. Tries from great teamwork to Luke, Ted, Jet, Josh K, Josh V, Brooklyn, George. Player of the match this week goes to Josh K for scoring his first try from a singleminded, determined charge through the forwards and for great teamwork.

U15 Noosa vs West Bulldogs

GREAT EFFORT AGAINST STRONG OPPONENTS U9 Noosa Fins V Matthew Flinders Coach Shane was super proud of the improvement in defence this week. Playing against the Flinders Force can be a good challenge and the U9 Fins met the challenge. Hamish Payne was awesome at training and on the field and Cody Monk had his best game ever and had some fantastic runs. Our captain of the day Mack let his team by good example. Dominoes Player of the Day - Cody Monk

U15 Noosa Dolphins (7) V West Bulldogs (Brisbane)(24) This was our first grading game as being part of the Brisbane Junior Rugby Union. The boys traveled to Toowong and came up against strong opposition in West Bulldogs. Great game by our boys, even if we didn't come home with a win, its our first proper run out since September. Should very proud of themselves and see great things for the season. ●

MIXED RESULTS FOR NOOSA’S GOLF CROQUET EFFORTS NOOSA CROQUET CLUB - APRIL PENNANT AND SHIELD GOLF CROQUET RESULTS The Noosa teams had mixed results in their second round of the Golf Croquet Pennant and Shield competitions during April. The Shield competition for the higher handicaps had a narrow win, drawing with Nambour on games won, five games each, but won on countback on hoops scored, managing 10 more hoops on the day. Mike Studley won both his singles games, and Sheila Moncrieff and Julie Terry won their

doubles. Julie also had a win in her singles. The Shield team now has two wins. They play Bribie Island early May. Unfortunately, the Pennant team was not as successful. The lower handicap players had a bad loss to Bribie Island, losing eight games to two. Niven Gugich won one of his singles games and paired with Colin Hindson to win the doubles. The other games were close, but Noosa players went down to a determined Bribie team. Noosa, last year's winners in this competition, is off to a bad start for the year. They play Coolum next and need to pull up their socks. ● noosatoday.com.au


LIFE OF BRINE

PHIL JARRATT

GLASSES RAISED TO IRON MARK

The author with Francesca, manager/ chef at Xamach Dos.

La Saladita, the longest and best left in Mexico, pumping beyond the palapa.

California surf heroes Corky Carroll (left) and “Iron Mike” Doyle at the Duke Invitational, Hawaii, 1966. Photo Tim McCulloch.

songs. So well named. But the rest of our time at Xamach Dos "eco-resort" in the Sian Ka'an was wonderful. The only guests, we swam in the azure Caribbean beyond the weed beds, ate Francesca's delicious home-cooked meals and sipped her incredible mango margaritas. Ah, Mexico, you never know what's around the corner. A flight delay, a missed connection, a missing bag and an over-priced cab ride later we're at a cool little boutique hotel a couple of blocks back from the beautiful deep bay of Zihuatanejo, an old school charmer on the Pacific Coast halfway between the better-known Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta. I've been here briefly once before, just long enough to know I had to come back and get to know Zihuat a bit better. As the sun sets over the bay we stroll the

walkway between Playa Madera and Playa Municipal, before settling into a meal of ceviche and tacos washed down with good local wine at the Bistro Del Mar. In the morning we're up with the sun for a dip in the bay, a long walk and a fruit and coffee breakfast watching the fishermen unload their catches on blankets on the sand while the local restaurateurs haggle for the best deal. A beautiful little port, and still pretty much off the radar despite an international airport just down the road. Our hotel is so small and tucked away that Corky Carroll can't find it, and we leave for La Saladita a lot later than expected, but what the hey, Mexican time. It's been five years since we last stayed with the multiple US surf champ and noted musician, and his lovely Mexican wife Raquel at their beachfront hacienda, but not much has changed with the house or with Corky. A

little older, a little deafer maybe, still a barrel of laughs and still surfing the point every day on a stand-up paddleboard despite chronic back issues. Sadly, we've barely settled in when news comes through that the great surfer Mike Doyle has succumbed to Lou Gehrig's Disease. While not unexpected, the passing of "Iron Mike", as close to invincible as a surfer gets, hits home hard, particularly for Corky, who grew up under his wing at Seal Beach, California. Towards sunset, neighbour Tim Dorsey, a longtime Seal Beach lifeguard and big wave riding buddy of Mike's, strolls up the beach chomping on a stogie, and we sit around as the orb drops towards the horizon, raising our glasses to one of surfing's true greats. Up on the point, big long interval sets are rolling through, and the competitors in the Mexi Log Fest are getting their last rides for the day. For us, that will be manana. ●

KIDS PLAY NOOSA FOR FREE SUNDAY AFTERNOONS.

ROUND 7

2019

NOOSA AFC vs BURLEIGH Saturday, 11 May Noosa Village Autos Oval 2.00pm

QFA DIVISION 1

$5000 Cash Draw Sunday 23rd June

HART SPORT CUP

Bring the kids to play NoosaÕs only Championship Golf Course set in a nature reserve. For all the details go to noosagolf.com.au or call 5447 1407. We are located at 46 Corooy Noosa Rd,Tewantin.

The annual Cash Draw is back & bigger than ever! Don’t miss out on your opportunity to take home $5000 COLD HARD CASH! With drinks, entertainment, lucky door prizes and the State of Origin (Game 2) to follow the draw - name a better way to spend a Sunday!

Round 7

When: Sunday 23rd June Where: Noosa Tigers AFC Time: 3:00pm to 6:00pm Cost: $100 per ticket (pool of 100) Includes: - Beer, Wine, Cider & Soft Drink - Finger Food and Canapés - Light Music and Entertainment - Lucky Door Prizes - NRL State of Origin Game 2 to follow the Super Draw from 7:00pm

Caloundra AFC vs Aspley Hornets AFC Coorparoo vs Springwood 12336840-PB36-17

Noosa AFC vs Burleigh

Tide Times Height

Time

0.72 m 1.48 m 0.77 m 1.40 m

4:43 pm 11:30 pm

0.62 m 1.99 m

A passing afternoon shower 26° /18°

1.91 m 0.78 m

5:41 pm

0.71 m

1.87 m 0.73 m

24° /19°C

1:11 pm 6:58 pm

1.36 m 0.77 m

2:43 pm 8:27 pm

1.42 m 0.78 m

1.87 m 0.65 m

12417564-RC20-19

1.89 m 0.55 m

3:52 pm 9:44 pm

1.53 m 0.73 m

1.90 m 0.46 m

noosatoday.com.au

Q4

7.8-50

11.6-72

Noosa AFC

2.4-16

3.9-27

10.16-76

13.21-99

Sponsorship Enquiries Looking for more exposure for your business? Want to join the growing Noosa Tigers AFC family? Contact: Mitch Woods General Manager – Noosa Tigers AFC Call 0411 235 798 or email noosaafc@bigpond.com

SUNDAY MAY 12

Goal Kickers: L. Kenny 4, C. McDonald 3, N. Hill 2, W. McKenzie, J. Fitzpatrick, R. O’Dwyer, N. McKendrick Best Player: M. Pettigrove, C. McDonald, N. Hill, M. Woods, I. McCrimmon

Sunshine and patchy clouds

StayNoosa.com - Player of the Year Round 6:

MONDAY MAY 13 22° /14°

TUESDAY MAY 14 A couple of afternoon showers

4:49 pm 10:49 pm

1.67 m 0.66 m

Leader board: T Stack – 13

N Hill - 5 M Pettigrove - 4

A Laskey – 12

C McDonald - 3

R Buntain - 12

J Holt - 2

M Woods - 11

W McKenzie - 1

J Fitzpatrick - 8

22° /15°

WEDNESDAY MAY 15

WED 15 MAY 4:54 am 11:26 am

Q3

6.2-38

Mostly cloudy, a bit of rain

TUE 14 MAY 4:00 am 10:40 am

Q2

2.2-13

22° /14°

MON 13 MAY 3:00 am 9:48 am

Q1 Springwood

NOOSA AFC

Sunshine; not as warm

SUN 12 MAY 1:48 am 8:46 am

ROUND 6 RESULTS

SATURDAY MAY 11

SAT 11 MAY 12:33 am 7:30 am

Maroochydore BYE

FRIDAY MAY 10

FRI 10 MAY 6:12 am 11:48 am

24° /18°

Height

THU 9 MAY 5:07 am 10:47 am

University of Queensland AFC vs Mayne AFC

Sunny to partly cloudy

9 TO 15 MAY 2019 Time

NOOSA WEATHER FORECAST THURSDAY MAY 9

12417725-ACM20-19

The directions were clear enough: proceed down the single dirt road to Punta Allen until you reach kilometer 32. The only problem was there were virtually no kilometer signs and we didn't know where the reading began from. We had a phone number but down the dirt track there was no signal. People we hailed down on the road had never heard of Cabana Balam, the name we had been given for our accommodation. Blank looks and apologies, but no progress. When we finally arrived at the sleepy fishing village of Punta Allen, we realized we had come too far, so back up the pot-holed road with eyes fixed for a sign, any sign. Finally, in the heat of the day we spotted a Km 32 sign hidden in the undergrowth at the side of the road. A battered sign next to it said "Xamach Dos", not what we were looking for, but we took the narrow track in through the jungle to investigate. We pulled up in a sandy car park with a few thatchedroof bungalows in front looking out over a beautiful white sand Caribbean beach. The Mexican manager greeted us warmly and confirmed that this indeed was where we would find Cabana Balam. Francesca, who had no English, led us across the sand to the edge of the jungle and into a windowless hovel through a broken flyscreen door. Inside was an unmade bed and little else. I asked: "This is Cabana Balam?" "Si, si, Cabana Balam," she said. I tried to convey in my pidgin Spanish that there was no way we could spend the night here. I pointed to a cabana in the middle of the clearing with an unhindered view of the sea and catching the breeze through its big windows. I suggested to Francesca in sign language that we would be happier over there. She showed us through the fine room with an upstairs viewing deck, then dialled a number and handed me her phone. "So you want an upgrade?" the gruff voice of the gringo owner said. "Well," I said, "I wouldn't quite put it like that. For the money we'd just like somewhere that's fit for human habitation." He grunted and hung up. Francesca helped us with our bags and we moved into the good cabana. Business as usual. I guess they try the upgrade scam on everyone. That night I looked up the meaning of "balam" and discovered that it is a muchdreaded supernatural being in Mayan religion, a nocturnal, long-headed old fellow who prowls the cornfields whistling scary

5:41 pm 11:46 pm

1.82 m 0.58 m

Mainly cloudy, spotty showers Noosa Heads Surf Club

21° /15°

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

|

NOOSA TODAY 29


12417779-CLG19-19

Sponsored By

WEEK 9

Noosaville

www.noosatoday.com.au/competitions/footy/ BarRat & Heidi Sea 91.9 Phone: 5479 8333

Dragons Eels Raiders Cowboys

Sharks Panthers Broncos Knights

Michael Anderson Horizon Windows & Doors Phone: 5474 3222

33 Project Avenue

Sharks Panthers Broncos Knights

Dragons Storm Roosters Rabbitohs

Conrad Reed Poolwerx Phone: 1800 009 000

Sharks Tigers Broncos Bulldogs

Dragons Storm Roosters Rabbitohs

Phill Le Petit

Top Reader Tipsters after Round 8 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22th 23th

Russell Laidlaw John Boyle Craig Spalding Leonard Chemello Kayla Ensminger Mike Cluley Dot Rosebery Wade Laidlaw Geoff Phillipsi Simon Sheppard Steve Sinclair Bree Mann Jim Schofield Myles McIvor Cory Girard Chris Penny Ray McEwan Bill Nock Bruce Bambling Robyn Upton Gary Hughes Alec Munn Cheryl Broad Llew Pointon

chaz tetley sparks len54 kaylatron Mike bennybenz wado93 noosafish simonshepp steve bree22 tryscorer miloman cory tuppence raymc Nocky nudo76 robwads30 garlyn Al.Munn cherylb Phantom

Noosa Today

43 43 42 42 42 41 41 41 41 40 39 39 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 37 37 37 37 36

Phone: 5455 6946

Geoff Phillips Fishing Offshore Noosa FISHING OFFSHORE NOOSA

Suncorp Stadium

7:50pm

Suncorp Stadium Suncorp Stadium

6:00pm 7:55pm

Phone: 0418 889 956

Dragons Storm Roosters Rabbitohs

Sharks Panthers Broncos Knights

ROUND 9 9 May - 12 May Thursday, May 9 Titans vs. Sharks Friday, May 10 Tigers vs. Panthers Sea Eagles vs. Broncos Saturday, May 11 Bulldogs vs. Knights Warriors vs. Dragons Storm vs. Eels Sunday, May 12 Roosters vs. Raiders Rabbitohs vs. Cowboys

Dragons Storm Roosters Cowboys

Sharks Panthers Broncos Knights

Dale Cody Tewantin Noosa RSL

Suncorp Stadium Suncorp Stadium Suncorp Stadium

3:00pm 5:30pm 7:35pm

Tewantin Noosa RSL

Suncorp Stadium Suncorp Stadium

2:00pm 4:05pm

Sharks Tigers Broncos Knights

& Citizens Memorial Club

Phone: 5447 1766

Dragons Eels Roosters Rabbitohs

CELEBRITY LADDER Business

Les Evans Noosa Surf Club Phone: 5474 5688

Sharks Tigers Eagles Knights

Warriors Storm Raiders Rabbitohs

P 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

W 7 7 6 6 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 2

D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

INFO TO COME

L 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 6 6 6

PD PTS 99 14 81 14 71 12 58 12 52 10 31 10 -9 8 -12 8 -26 8 -4 6 -48 6 -42 4 -43 4 -59 4 -67 4 -82 4

Total

Si Smith Total Tools Phone: 5350 2333

Dragons Storm Roosters Rabbitohs

Sharks Tigers Eagles Bulldogs

FEATURE MATCHUP

NRL LEAGUE LADDER CLUBS ROOSTERS RABBITOHS RAIDERS STORM EELS SEA EAGLES SHARKS DRAGONS WESTS TIGERS KNIGHTS COWBOYS WARRIORS BRONCOS TITANS PANTHERS BULLDOGS

Round 7 Results

SportsPower 5 49 Fishing Offshore Noosa 3 45 Noosa Heads Surf Club 5 42 Sea FM 6 42 Harvey Norman Noosaville 5 41 Tewantin Noosa RSL 5 41 Horizon Windows & Doors 5 39 Poolwerx 8 38 Total Tools Noosaville 3 35 Noosa Today 4 29 Feature Matchup: 3 points for a win and 2 points for a draw

Harvey Norman Noosaville

Mick Williams

SHARKS TIGERS BRONCOS KNIGHTS

DRAGONS STORM ROOSTERS RABBITOHS

Phone 5473 1911 www.harveynorman.com.au

SportsPower MATE

MATE

SHARKS PANTHERS BRONCOS KNIGHTS

DRAGONS STORM ROOSTERS RABBITOHS

James & Erin Officer

Phone 5455 5039 www.sportspower.com.au

NEWS AT YOUR FINGER TIPS All it takes is the touch of a button…. And it wont cost you a cent. Noosa Today’s free digital edition is a convenient and interactive version of the printed Newspaper. You now have your trusted news just a click away. Visit http://noosatoday.com.au/subscribe/ 30 NOOSA TODAY

|

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

noosatoday.com.au


BETWEEN THE FLAGS

RON LANE

AND IT’S OVER TO THE LIFEGUARDS This weekend when the flags go up our beaches will be under control of our brothers in surf the Lifeguards. We wish them well and call on the general public to observe the flagged areas and remember that if you have a problem just talk to the Lifeguards. Talking to you is part of the job. While thinking of beach safety just a word of caution; if when walking the beautiful Noosa National Park or any other scenic area and you are thinking of taking photographs of family or friends standing on the rock areas close to the surf-DON'T! It is sad but true that many well-meaning family members have lost a loved one who when, posing on the rocks, back turned to the surf, has been caught by a big wave and washed off. The recent death of two lifesavers who perished while in the process of performing a rescue in big surf in a dangerous situation, should we hope, make people stop and think of what they are doing. Enjoy the scenic walks but keep it safe. During the season the Noosa club was lucky not to lose a patrol member when in performing a rescue he had to leave the safety of the IRB patrol boat and swim through big surf to rescue a man off the rocks in the unpatrolled National Park. The sudden arrival of the Jet Rescue Ski patrol to render support enabled the patrol man to perform his duty and save the life of both the patient and himself. The lesson for all to remember is that rocky outcrops and big surf are definitely

Look out for the Surf Awareness Team. a dangerous combination for photography and not worth the life of a friend: or even worst, the life of a lifesaver or lifeguard. On Sunday our beaches were privileged to have a visit from our newly formed Surf

Awareness Team. This team of two lifesavers Annie Luxford from Mooloolaba and Nick Hodgson from Kawana move around the beaches talking to people about safety and also hand out sunscreen and other goodies.

HOOK, LINE & SINKER

This on- going education is definitely a step in the right direction for with the massive increase in beach visitation our work to teach surf awareness must also be on the increase. Similar teams have been operating successfully on the Gold Coast. Travelling from beach to beach their Surf Awareness Vehicle is recognizable by the bright red and yellow colors of our beach patrols. Also it is fully equipped for a rescue procedure should an emergency occur during their travels. As stated this is a new concept and should be applauded. Last week members of the Noosa club gathered to bid a sad Farwell to Ian McDonald who passed away after a short illness. Affectional known as Macca he served for several years on the Surf Club Board of Directors and also as a patrolling radio operator. To his wife and family we convey our deepest sympathy and our support. Another who will be sadly missed not only the Noosa Old Boys but a large number of our local beach goers will be Betty Wallace. This remarkable much loved lady was known as the creator of the famous Bettys Burgers; made and served for years from a small shop at Noosa's Main Beach and sold for $1. She once told me while visiting with my family for our weekly session of Bettys Burgers on the beach, ''I just want to make a good burger that will not cost the kids an arm and a leg."Betty achieved both; now sadly missed she will never be forgotten. ●

JACK MANGROVE

CRACKING WEEK FOR SPANISH MACKEREL AT JEW SHOAL Well the good weather didn't last too long and the swell ramped up for the offshore anglers making bar crossing next to impossible for smaller boats. With only the charters headed out during the start of the week the bite was pretty quiet but the spring tides and gusting south east winds saw the fish on the chew but made for choppy conditions. Sunshine reef was the popular spot as it's close to home and some chunky coral trout were chewing on live baits and fresh slab baits fished hard on the bottom. For anglers using the paternoster style rigs then sweetlip, cod, venus tusk fish or tuskies and moses perch we also coming onboard. The one good thing about rain is that the sweetlip love a good flush of fresh. There were also a few larger sized snapper coming in too which are expected to only get bigger. Mid-week saw a brief window with some cracking Spanish mackerel around jew shoal and along the halls reef section headed north toward Double Island. These fish taking trolled hardbodies and gang hooked pilchard floaters for those drifting. Be sure to carry wire as you can go through a lot of gear in a short space of time if the bite is good. The longtail tuna and mac tuna have been prevalent all along the coast with many people reporting bust ups as far as the eye could see. Saturday saw a break in wind and although the rains came through the sea stayed calm. Bigger longtail tuna and mac tuna were getting caught in close and a few Spanish mackerel were also in the mix. Be noosatoday.com.au

sure to have a casting rod rigged with a slug as you never know when these speedsters will show up! The Noosa River has been a little slow due to the freshwater coming from the Noosa Everglades which is keeping things murky. As the water temperature cools from the rains you can expect to find some thumper flatties and bream in the lower reaches around the dog beach, river mouth and along Gympie Terrace. These fish love whole whitebait and hardy heads on light gang hooks. Cast these along the drop offs and let the current gently wash it along and wait for the bite. For lure anglers soft vibes and paddle tail plastics have to be the go, not forgetting to allow time for the lure to sit on the bottom. Dirty water allows you to use leaders up to 14lb which helps prevent bust offs that big flatties are known for. Trevally are still about and these love an early morning high tide so watch for surface action and cast directly at them with slugs or heavily weight plastics and crank them back at speed. With the rains be sure to try prawn style lures as prawns will be getting flushed out and matching the hatch will certainly help. Lastly with all the rain comes the continued success for the crabbers. Be sure to weight your pots down and keep them close to the edges as the current will be strong. As always using fresh mullet is best or grab yourself a pack of crab bait to tempt the big ones. Now for all the latest information log onto www.fishingnoosa.com.au ●

Jack Defort with some Spanish mackerel. Thursday, 9 May, 2019

|

NOOSA TODAY 31


12417196-GR20-19

32 NOOSA TODAY

|

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

noosatoday.com.au

Profile for Star News Group

Noosa Today - 09th May 2019  

Noosa Today - 09th May 2019