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Vol. 1336 Tuesday Sept 18 2012

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Special guest Don Burke will open this year’s Show

ISITORS will be offered some brand new and out-of-theordinary attractions at the local Show this Saturday. “We’ve gone out of our way to organise new events that we believe will encourage people to come and enjoy this year’s show,” said Show Society president Lisa van Balveren. An obvious highlight will be the presence of Australian television personality and author Don Burke who will be a special guest at the show and officially open it at 2pm. Famous for his Burke’s Backyard TV shows and magazines, Don will also present a gardening demonstration and a question and answer session. This will be straight after the inaugural Junior “Pet’s Day Out” competition. Registration is from 10.30am to 11.15am. The competition is open to young people 16 and under who are accompanied by a parent or guardian. There are categories for large dogs, small dogs, cats, birds, and “all other pets”. A wide range of trophies, ribbons and special prizes will be won by successful participants in each of the categories. In addition, each category will also feature prizes for best trick, best dressed, most unusual, cutest, and best owner lookalike pet. For the younger children, the Show Society is sponsoring the Looking Glass Theatre which will provide free crafts and story telling entertainment that features a “make and do” theme. Country bluegrass fans are in for a treat when the popular Thor Phillips Band swings into action. Many of the show’s past favourites will again be there – puppet theatre, pig racing, roving entertainers, animal nursery, reptile display, and medieval display. The Tamborine Show always puts on a great fireworks display and this year will be no exception. A spectacular display is promised for the 7.15pm event which will be preceded by an interactive demonstration at 6.30pm. As in past years, wrist bands will be issued to those patrons who wish to return home before returning at night for the display. Admission is $25 for a family pass, admitting two adults and up to four children under 14 years. Entry is $10 for adults and $5 for a child or concession.

Springtime on the Mountain Friday 28th, Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th September • Daily 9am-4pm Over three days of Spring visit our six private open gardens, our community organic garden bursting with new growth and vitality, plus our spectacular Botanic Gardens. Bring family and friends to enjoy these delights and relax in the Garden Club Café at Garden 1, ‘Glenloch’, where homemade morning teas and lunches will be served. Or bring a rug, and picnic in the ‘Picnic Friendly’ Garden 7, ‘Vistas’. Be entertained by the roving ’Harmony In Paradise Chorus’, enjoy local artists’ and artisans’ displays and select plants, propagated by our own Garden Club ‘Potty Potters’. For any enquiries please contact 5545 3334.

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Garden No. 7, “Vistas”, has many delightful picnic spots. Visitors are encouraged to bring a rug and packed lunch, and enjoy a tranquil picnic.

Springtime gardens blooming for annual festival


OCAL gardens will be at their blooming best for this year’s “Springtime on the Mountain” festival. The festival, a fixture on the Tamborine Mountain calendar for 28 years, will be held over three days: Friday the 28th, Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of September. A highlight of the festival is its Open Gardens Trail which features six of the Mountain’s most beautiful private settings, as well the community garden. They provide a wonderful opportunity for local residents and Mountain visitors to enjoy our springtime’s burst of new growth, colour and vitality.

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Trail passes, which cost $15 per person, allow entry to all of the seven gardens. Dependant children are free. At different stopovers along the garden trail there’ll be the opportunity to enjoy refreshments at the Garden Club Cafe, be entertained by wandering singers and musicians, or have a picnic. Additional attractions will include the presence of plant stalls, displays and botanic artists. “Springtime on the Mountain” is organised by Tamborine Mountain Garden Club and sponsored by Scenic Rim Regional Council.


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Artistic journey from the Mountain to Montmartre

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N 1976 David Hinchliffe experienced a fleeting brush with artistic greatness as he was crossing a crowded New York street. Suddenly and instinctively, he realised that crossing in the opposite direction was the renowned artist Salvador Dali. “I had a 35mm camera with me and without hesitation I fired off two shots – one at a distance, the other at closer range,” recalled Hinchliffe at the recent opening of his latest Australian exhibition in Marks and Gardner Gallery at Secret Garden. When their paths had crossed, Hinchliffe – then just 22 and working at the UN – about turned, followed Dali to the sidewalk and boldly introduced himself. “He responded graciously and politely in a conversation that lasted probably less than a minute,” said Hinchliffe. “I told him I had recently bought three of his lithographs. He asked which ones. I told him, he said they were good works and then added that I must buy more. And that was it.” Until this year that is, because gracing Hinchliffe’s exhibition is a fine portrait of Dali, one in a suite of portraits that includes F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. This latest showing by the artist is titled “From the Mountain to Montmartre”. At first glance his paintings appear to be an incongruous grouping. What can the tree-lined streets of sunny Tamborine have in common with the dusty bookshops and rain-soaked streets of Paris? Much, as it turns out. When gallery partners Mary Marks and Janene Gardner first contacted Hinchliffe to invite him to submit work for a special exhibition with a literary theme, he was in Paris. And coincidently, while there, he was making a visit to the English language bookshop Shakespeare and Company,

founded by the American Sylvia Beach in 1919. Between the two world wars it had been a magnet for many aspiring writers including Hemingway, Joyce and Fitzgerald. Hinchliffe was hooked. Adding momentum to his commitment was the impact of the Woody Allen film “Midnight in Paris” with its focus on the artistic life and café culture of Paris. Hinchliffe explains the Mountain aspect of his exhibition like this: “There is a book shop at Secret Garden and in a way that provided a literature relationship with Tamborine, but for me personally I wanted more than that. I have known Mary and Janene for more than 25 years and they have greatly encouraged and inspired me in my work – I wanted to make a special Tamborine connection because of them and in so doing connect the unconnected – the Mountain and Montmartre. “So many artists who have painted Tamborine have done the rainforest and bushland and done it very well. So I wanted to do something different and I thought streetscapes? Why not? He should feel assured that his desire to capture some of the essence of the Mountain has been realised. There is a bold and confident quality to his paintings and I especially love the way he captures the colour and light of the Mountain. This week, 36 years after that brief encounter with Dali, David Hinchliffe, the former Brisbane City Council Alderman and Deputy Mayor, is back in New York. He is there both to paint and to attend the opening of his “New York ... Night and Day” exhibition at the Michael Ingbar Gallery on Broadway. Gary Stubbs


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I am the Way Dear Geoff, Over the last couple of months I have been writing to you about a number of passages in the Gospel of John where Jesus announces his divinity through his taking on the identity of the God of the Old Testament. His various miracles and wonders are signs that reveal his divinity. Under the old covenant (testament), it was the God of Israel who led the newly forming nation out of slavery in Egypt. He was the way to life and salvation. It was the God of Israel, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who revealed himself as the one true God. The prophet Jeremiah called the people to change their hearts after following false gods reminding them that there is only one true God, ‘the LORD is the true God; he is the living God, the eternal King. Jer. 10:10 The God of the Old Testament gave life to Israel. From miraculous births (Abraham and Sarah) to powerful works of protection and deliverance, (Joseph in Egypt, the exodus out of Egypt), God was their very life. If they were obedient to him they would live in prosperity but if they were rebellious they would suffer, (Deuteronomy chapters 6-11). In John 13,14 Jesus is telling his close disciples that he is approaching his death and his return to the Father. He will be leaving them after three years in their company. They have come to love him and trust in him for their salvation. Now he is leaving this world. It would have been a time of deep questioning and loss. Jesus reassures them that he is the way the truth and the life. He has demonstrated this repeatedly in his teaching and in his signs and wonders. Thomas puts it bluntly, we do not know where you are going and we don’t know how to get there. Jesus tells him that he himself (Jesus), is the way. And he adds that he is the only way to the Father. ‘Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’ John 14:6 Jesus knows that humans are lost. We do not know the way back to God. We try, we work, we pray more, we work harder, we worship more intensely, we meditate, we exercise, we eat better, we fast, we love more…and all the time we know that God remains distant. We don’t even know if he hears us when we chant or sing or pray. Jesus summons us to himself. We are told that we must come with the trust of a child. The hardened pride of an adult breaks on the immeasurable love of Christ. He is the way the truth and the life and no one can come to the Father unless they come through him.

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Ancient Arts Revival festival focuses on past skills


HE Ancient Arts Revival festival near Beaudesert next week will kick off with a series of workshops, and culminate in an open day to showcase its creations. The workshops, which will be held from Thursday 27 September, focus on the intriguing skills from by-gone years. Their location will be at Garden Hill, Lost World, just 30 minutes’ drive south of Beaudesert. The open day will be held on Sunday 30 September (9am – 4pm). There will be at least 36 stalls of handcrafted items including jewellery, cards, hair clips, knitted goods, mosaics, textiles, leather work and quilts.


A wide offering of food and drinks, including local wines, will be available at the festival’s open day and there will be a bigger musical program than at the inaugural event last year. Details of the workshops can be found on the Blog The content of the workshops relates to aspects of the professional standards of Queensland teachers, and participation can contribute towards a teacher’s continuing professional development. Half-day children’s workshops are being offered on the Sunday. Entry for the open day is $8, or $5 for students/pensioners, children under 12 free.

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N addition to permitting the shooting of flying foxes, the Queensland Government is introducing an amendment to the Land Protection Legislation to allow landowners to remove or destroy flying foxes. This amendment overrides the Nature Conservation Act and the Animal Care and Protection Act. The purpose of this amendment is stated as “to control the health risks posed by flying foxes”. In summary it permits a landowner to destroy or drive away a flying fox or flying fox roost if the landowner reasonably believes that the removal or destruction of a flying fox is necessary to reduce the risk of disease or harm to a resident of the local government area or stock in the local government area. In effect, this permits a landowner to kill by any method or inflict any form of cruelty on a flying fox simply if they feel like it, because they do not have to demonstrate a real risk to themselves or their stock. They merely have to reasonably believe that their action will reduce the risk to another resident or stock in their local government area. The supposed purpose of this act is to reduce the health risks posed by flying foxes. Let’s look at some facts about health risks of flying foxes. Flying foxes have been associated with two zoonotic diseases, Lyssavirus and Hendra virus. Lyssavirus – a rare disease carried by less than one percent of wild bats. Only two cases of bat to human transmission have been recorded since 1994. It is necessary to have direct contact through a bite or a scratch. No human cases have been reported since routine post-exposure vaccine. No cases have been detected in other animals and there is no risk from bat urine, faeces or proximity to roosts. Hendra Virus – a varying proportion of flying foxes can host Hendra virus. There is no risk of people catching Hendra from bats or from people with Hendra. People only catch Hendra from close contact with the secretions of an infected horse. The transmission of Hendra virus to horses is a

rare event; it is not yet known how the virus gets from bats to horses. It is not a particularly contagious disease. Close contact with blood or mucus from the infected animal is needed for transmission. Since 1994 seven people have contracted Hendra virus, of whom four have died. All were closely exposed to secretions from infected horses. It is believed that a Hendra vaccine is almost ready and the use of personal protection equipment by vets and horse owners has further reduced an already low risk to humans. The real health risks of bats is extremely low. Will encouraging the persecution and extermination of bats reduce it further? The answer is no. By stressing, injuring and scattering the animals it is likely that the bat population will become more susceptible to viral diseases, and therefore this Act which purports to reduce the risk will actually increase it. There is also the issue that methods of destroying flying foxes such as poisoning or electrocution are not species-specific and this amendment will in reality allow people to kill or disturb any species of wildlife on their property or backyard with impunity from animal cruelty or environmental laws, by using the excuse that they are trying to destroy flying foxes. There is no doubt that bats and bat colonies are regarded as a nuisance by many people but the reality is that they do not pose a high risk to human health. This is a regressive and ill informed piece of legislation that seems to be inspired by hysterical media reports and ill informed, popularity seeking politicians. It is certainly not based on science nor have its implications upon other wildlife and the community been considered. It is such a poor piece of legislation that it really deserves to be scrapped. Submissions for the Land Protection (Flying Fox Control) Amendment Bill 2012 Consultation close on 27 September. I would urge people to participate in this consultation. Cr Nadia O’Carroll

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E have already had some fast moving grass fires in Queensland. Now is the time to again study your family’s Bushfire Survival Plan, and with the number of house fires lately – you may be wise to test your smoke alarms as well. (I experienced a faulty one in a caravan park cabin recently). A recent press release identified the “Neighbourhood Safer Places” in our area. It must be stressed that these are “safer”

is very involved with sustainable village environments, as well as John Mongard who has designed a number of small town street upgrades in Australia. Council has also given provisional approval to install the first garden bed for Main Street – opposite Clancy’s – which is based on Derek Ellard’s mud map proposal. On Sunday 28 October we will be looking for volunteers to be involved with the process of installing the new garden bed. We are currently talking to council, nurseries and interested gardeners about the final design and make up of the garden. Gina Dignan not necessarily “safe” places. They are for emergency use only after your personal property protection plan looks like failing. There will possibly be embers falling at these locations. There will not be any catering. There will not be any firefighters in attendance as they will be busy at the main fire. Pets should not be taken to these places. Neville Crocombe Volunteer Community Educator, Qld Fire & Rescue

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T the annual meeting of the Natural History Association Nadia O’Carroll was re-elected president and applauded for her significant role in the community. The new secretary is Ros Inglis. The meeting heard that the Mountain’s population of koalas is declining and strategies for their conservation were discussed. Dingo numbers have increased. The natural balance has changed and much of the habitat is now sub-optimal. The issue was raised by Jim Inglis and Nadia will pursue aspects of it. The Bird Group report by Margaret Eller summarized the year’s activities both on and off the Mountain, the campouts and the lyrebird survey. This had shown that the lyrebird population on the Mountain was holding up well. The website is going well thanks to David Sykes and Gail Molson. Currently, there’s a camp at Tenterfield organized by Susan Cantrell. Susan is interested in atypical forest down the road from the old dump. Leaden flycatchers were there and excited scarlet honeyeaters. A pair of the latter species were observed circulating in flight, descending in a vortex. The bird observers recently visited “Yellow Pinch” at Mt Barney. Margaret


Albert’s Lyrebird, photo courtesy Marg Eller

Eller’s colourfully illustrated log records a “white-breasted sea eagle catching, dropping, retrieving and finally losing fish”. Like many of us, Jeff Eller would like to know more about the bush by night. He’s set up a wildlife camera and we await the outcome with interest. A brush tailed possum and a fox have been revealed so far. At the meeting, following the AGM, Dawn Hooper shared a new insight of the north with a Powerpoint presentation. Ivor Filmer


Spring flowers


HE seasonal changes that we see on Tamborine Mountain are subtler than in many parts of the world, but spring is still a time of new buds, fresh green leaves, flowers, blossoms and fragrance. How do plants sense that spring has arrived and why do many plants produce coloured and fragrant flowers? A major key in regulating plant activity is the change in length of day (ratio of light to darkness in a 24-hour period) throughout the year. The seasons and day-length are linked because they are a result of the change in the orientation of the Earth relative to the Sun. The Earth’s axis is tilted at an angle of 23.5 degrees. When the top half of the Earth tilts towards the sun it is Northern Hemisphere summer/Southern Hemisphere winter, when the lower half of the Earth tilts towards the sun it is Northern Hemisphere winter/Southern Hemisphere summer. Days are longer in summer and shorter in winter. Photoperiodism is the term used to describe an organism’s ability to detect changes in the length of day. In plants it is a complex process. The plant has to perceive the ratio of darkness to light in a 24-hour period and then determine the marginal increase of light or darkness. Plants accomplish this through photoreceptors found in their leaves. Flowers are the reproductive part of plants; the male part is the stamen, which produces pollen. The female part is the stigma and style (together called the pistil); ovary and ovule; seeds and fruit develop in the female part of the flower. For a seed and fruit to develop pollen has to be transferred

from the stamen to the stigma, this process is called pollination. For most plants, pollen from one plant must be transferred to the stigma of another genetically different plant of the same species, in order to produce seed and fruit. Since plants cannot make any deliberate movements, they must involve agents such as insects, birds and bats, to move and transfer pollen from stamen to stigma. To attract a pollinator, plants have to signal their location and readiness to provide a food incentive such as pollen or nectar, ensure that the pollinator contacts and retains the pollen, and encourage pollinators who visit their own species and exclude those who do not. Two major cues plants utilise to communicate and advertise to pollinators are through the scent and colour of flowers. The creation of fragrances in flowers is a complex biochemical process by which genetically coded enzymes convert a wide variety of compounds into volatile biochemicals, which evaporate into the air and produce fragrances which can activate genetic activity and repress stress. Like the pollinators, we humans are so intensely attracted to the colour and scent of flowers that we actively promote their pollination and growth. In many respects it is the plants which are manipulating humans rather than the other way around. Next Bushwalk Saturday 22 Sept – Lower Bellbird Track Nadia O’Carroll

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CANUNGRA GOLF CLUB FRIDAY 26th OCTOBER 2012 VERY year North Tamborine Police organise a Charity Golf Day to aid RACQ CareFlight Rescue. This is such an important charity. Between April and September this year alone, the CareFlight chopper was called six times to provide its free service in our region, with airlifts from Binnaburra, Boonah, Clagiraba and Rathdowney. This year the charity event will be held at Canungra Golf Club, Alloah Road, Witheren on 26th October, with a shuttle bus service provided between St Bernard’s Hotel and the Golf Club. Golfers can nominate their teams at the North Tamborine Police Station on 5545 3473. It’s a 2 person ambrose event over 9 holes, playing 4 to a team. It is suitable for all, including once-a-year hackers who are looking for a lot of laughs and are happy to support local charities. There are lots of golf prizes, raffles and auctions and the fancy dress prizes are hotly contested each year. We’re always seeking more sponsors and sponsorship ideas and donations of goods or services, so if you’re able to help, please contact the station. Cash donations attract a tax deductible receipt. Non-players are also welcome to join the fun and be involved in our fundraising with raffles and an auction after play ceases from 4pm at St Bernard’s Hotel. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the station should you be unable to attend on the day. Last year even though a storm came through at midday and washed out the event, the fundraising was a great success. This year, some funds will also go towards the Defensive Driving Training Initiative for Grade 12 students.

OLICE and fire authorities have been alarmed by a recent spate of deliberately lit fires on Tamborine Mountain. Queensland Fire and Rescue Authority has advised local police that they are aware of at least four such incidents. One was in the front yard of a property in Central Avenue, Eagle Heights, which caused damage to a fence and an old trailer. The other three were grass fires close to the footpath, all in the same vicinity of Main Western Road, North Tamborine. Residents are reminded that for any fire over two metres in size a fire permit is required. This can be obtained by phoning 0408 199 271. Anyone observing anything suspicious regarding fire-lighting should report it to the police. Meanwhile, Mount Tamborine police are seeking help from the public with respect to two other matters. The first involves a red Zenowah brand two-stroke petrol blower that was inadvertently left at the skate park on the afternoon of Tuesday 11 September. When the owner realised this at 10.30 that night he went back to get it but it had gone. Investigations reveal that a young person using the skate park had hidden the blower in bushes but it was no longer there when the area was checked. If anyone finds this blower, they should hand it into the police station and it will be returned to its rightful owner. In the second matter, police are seeking information that will help apprehend drivers responsible for the marked increase in burnouts on Tamborine Mountain in recent times. If you can assist police with relevant information in either of these two matters, please phone them on 55 453 473.


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FRIDAY 5th OCTOBER 2012 9am–11am (WEATHER PERMITTING) at the Vonda Youngman Community Centre Carpark. Contact the North Tamborine Police Station 5545 3473 for further information or enquiries.


SATURDAY 22 SEPT 2012 Great new attractions! JUNIOR PET PARADE starts 11.30am, registration from 10.30-11.15am; DON BURKE presents a gardening demonstration and Q&A session following the Pet Parade; LOOKING GLASS THEATRE: free fun for the kids – crafts and story-telling with a “make and do” theme; and the popular THOR PHILLIPS BAND (Country Bluegrass). PLUS all the old favourites: ★ PUPPET THEATRE ★ PIG RACING ★ MAGICIAN ★ ROVING ENTERTAINERS ★ REPTILE DISPLAY ★ ANIMAL NURSERY ★ FUN RIDES ★ TRADE & PAVILION DISPLAYS ★ FOOD & LICENSED BAR SHOW JUMPING – 8.30am OFFICIAL OPENING – 2pm GRAND FINALE – 7.15pm SATURDAY NIGHT: huge FIREWORKS display follows an interactive demonstration at 6.30pm. ADMISSION $25 family / $10 adult / $5 child or concession (Family admission covers 2 adults and up to 4 children under 14 years)


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These comments represent my personal views and Council decisions are decided on by a majority vote. FIRE DANGER The fire season has started and your Bushfire Survival Plan should be in place. The 4 main considerations are: • The safety of you and your family; • The resilience of your property; • The protection of irreplaceable valuables and important documents; and • The maintenance of adequate levels of insurance. If you are unsure of anything, ask your neighbour or contact the Rural Fire Brigade Liaison Officer, Geoff Richardson, on 0438 558 414. You must PREPARE, ACT, SURVIVE. SNAKE BITE/SNAKE RELOCATION As the warm weather approaches, so do the snakes. The three immediate actions are: • Immobilise the bite area and your body; • Wrap something around the bite area; and • Seek help Move as little as possible as movement assists the movement of the venom. Call 000 or 112 on your mobile. The latter number will pick up any provider. If you have a snake in your garden and are concerned, the snake catchers are advertised on page 5 of the Chamber of Commerce local telephone directory. ENERGEX Council has been advised by Energex that vegetation trimming in the vicinity of the Energex network will be carried out in the postcodes 4270 and 4272 in the period from November 2012 to February 2013. IMPROVEMENT OF SERVICES If you have an idea on how Council can improve their services, please let me know. It is only through community input that the new Council team will provide the services which you require. In particular, do you have any ideas on how the parks and gardens can be managed more effectively? PUBLIC QUESTION TIME Council has resolved to allow public question time after each Council General Meeting. Questions should be submitted to the CEO in writing at least two business days in advance which will allow for a response to be prepared. Questions, without notice, may be allowed by the Chair. COMMUNITY NURSERY Council has formalised its community garden agreement with Tamborine Mountain Landcare which will see the establishment of a community nursery on Council controlled land to the north of the Tamborine Mountain Sports Association of Hartley Rd. COMMUNITY FORUM The next Community Forum will be held on Sunday 28 October at 2pm in the Vonda Youngman Community Centre. CONSULTATION Consultations will be held in the library on Wed 26 Sep (note change) and Wed 10 Oct, 4 – 5.30pm. I am also available for one on one meetings at your convenience. My contact details are: • Home: 07 5545 0223; • Mobile: 0423 931 075; • Email:; and • Email:


CASA EYE EXAMINATIONS BY A CREDENTIALED OPTOMETRIST One small place on earth Bronze Orange Bug – Musgraveia sulciventris – Driscoll Lane The orange in the bug’s colourful name could equally refer to its fondness for citrus plants. Also referred to as a stink bug because of its noxious secretion, it is a large shield bug with a body some 25mm long. I filmed numbers of them on citrus bushes in an Eagle Heights garden, but, as with the various stinkhorn fungi I have filmed, was spared the putrid odour with which they are associated. The lone specimen in Driscoll lane was on a garden fence.


Frames from video footage celebrating Tamborine Mountain’s biodiversity.

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HE Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) is not just a diet but a complete lifestyle education program that will show you how you can prevent, improve and even reverse many Western diseases. Do you know that 90% of Australians have at least one modifiable risk factor for heart, stroke & vascular disease? It is not the natural state to be obese or hypertensive, to have high cholesterol and triglycerides, or to suffer from diabetes, constipation, heartburn, angina, and heart disease. CHIP is an engaging, entertaining 32-hour scientific journey into the causes and consequences of our present “state of health” in Western societies. It is sponsored by local, certified leadership; is community based; and has a strong, ongoing support system. CHIP encourages a close working relationship with one's personal physician. Through compelling live and video presentations, CHIP provides tools and strategies for making lifestyle choices that will stick. It delivers information, inspiration and motivation. CHIP will not only show you WHY we need to make better lifestyle choices but also HOW to stop the "good life" from killing us. Now are you interested? Pam Hunt, a diabetic, is halfway through a CHIP program currently running in Brisbane and can testify that already her blood sugar level has dropped from a dangerous 14 to 6 and is hoping soon to be off medication with her doctor’s blessing. Her blood pressure and weight have also come down. This is just one of many real results from the CHIP program. For more information come along to a free information seminar at the Roslyn Lodge Community Room: • Sunday 30 September 4pm or • Sunday 30 September 7.15pm or • Tuesday 2 October 7.15pm



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Wildlife fascinates Kindy


HERE was a chorus of “oohs and aahs” when the children of Tamborine Mountain Community Kindergarten had a recent visit from Dreamworld’s Wildlife Education Unit. Visiting ranger Sue introduced the children to an array of Australian animals, including “Camo” the Tawny Frogmouth, “Paulie” the Bilby and” “Spot” the Spotted Python. The highlight of the visit was patting a baby Saltwater Crocodile and a Blue-tongued Lizard. The visiting ranger

explained the importance of looking after our natural environment to protect our native animals. The children also learned about camouflage and nocturnal animals. Tamborine Mountain Kindergarten’s curriculum encourages the children to forge a strong connection with their natural environment. A range of exciting visitors and excursions support their learning and development in their pre-school year. For more information, or to request an enrolment form, please phone Joanne Moran on 07 5545 2224. Kellie White


WEB DESIGNER TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (TMCCI) seeks Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified and experienced professional web designers/developers interested in building a new website with tourism, business and information content. Interested web developers will be asked to prequalify against a detailed criteria supplied to assist us in the selection process. Our contracting method will be to first interview and select the most qualified person or company and then negotiate the price and timeframe with the preferred supplier. We do not intend to tender this contract. A brief is available for interested persons to understand our requirements. This is posted in the member section of our website or can be requested via email. Preference will be given to Chamber Members or Tamborine Mountain residents. Only if we cannot meet our requirements locally will we look off the Mountain. Please email your interest & contact phone number to 12 – TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN NEWS VOL. 1336, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012




E have a very disturbing set of circumstances looming on the horizon. For some time it has been common knowledge, accompanied by comment in the mass media, that there is to be a revision of State Government legislation concerning development approvals. This could have a radical and damaging effect on the balance between community and developer interests. A significant rumoured change is that the loser would have to pay both his and the winners’s costs in the Planning and Environment Court. The effects could be profound. At present development applications are usually decided by the relevant Shire or City Council. The applicant can appeal the result in the Planning and Environment Court where currently each party is liable for its own costs no matter which side wins or loses. Even under these circumstances, some Councils are reluctant to reject an application because of the costs it could incur in defending its decision. Developers often seem more willing to take the risk because of the potential profits should the development be allowed to proceed. Also, it is now possible for community groups or individuals to have their say in the Court hearings since their liability for costs is clear just whatever they are prepared to spend. I have personally been involved when I believed I could effectively put a point of view based on my own particular expertise or knowledge. In the Scenic Rim situation, this opportunity has been particularly important since, for reasons difficult to understand, the Council is unwilling to cooperate with local groups or individuals in presenting a concerted defence against appeals. Now consider the situation if the ground rules are changed and costs are awarded. Faced with the possibility of the dissatisfied applicant appearing in Court with an array of expensive legal luminaries and expert witnesses, the Council would be more reluctant than ever to reject an application or even to apply stringent conditions. The almost open-ended cost of a successful appeal would certainly bias the approval process or even whether to defend the appeal. As for community groups or individuals, the risk of going to Court would probably be unacceptable. I know it would in my case. To add more bitter taste, the importance of local and state planning schemes may well be watered down. This could mean Council planners becoming even more flexible in their recommendations and more frequent over-riding decisions by Ministers. Unfortunately, on Tamborine Mountain, we already have a history of recommendations which were in clear and admitted conflict with local Planning Schemes. Can we be sure Council will avoid this depressing scenario? There must be doubts after the recent interview with the Mayor of the Scenic Rim, Cr John Brent, reported by the Beaudesert Times. I quote “Cr Brent is one of several mayors across the state pushing for changes to the (Local Government) Act, which he says imposes unnecessary red tape on


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Councillors and makes it difficult for them to properly represent the needs of ratepayers. Cr Brent, who has strong State Government connections, told the Times he was confident an amended Local Government Act would be tabled in State Parliament within the month”. Further, “Cr Brent said he wanted to see council’s body corporate status returned and conflict of interest provisions, misconduct guidelines and material personal interest guidelines reviewed. He said many elements of the Act were restrictive and bureaucratic and the Act had stripped Councillors of their right to properly represent the community which had elected them”. A statement like that could mean that a project approval should be happily accepted as properly representing community interest even if passed in Council by a vote of 4 to 3 with watered down conflict of interest, misconduct and personal interest provisions applying. Add to that the dangers to vulnerable planning schemes and of costs awarded in the Planning and Environment Court, and the chances for the community's last line of defence if not properly represented in Council become very slim. I think we have very good reason to be aware and worried. [Update: it is now confirmed that the revised legislation was tabled in Queensland Parliament on Thursday, September 13, 2012.] On an entirely different matter, Council has made an enlightened and welcome change of direction. After its determination, during its previous term, to spend more than six million dollars on the Beaudesert revitalisation program with its centrepiece of a large library, the whole idea seems to have disappeared without trace. My concern with the concept was that the impact of the rapidly increasing adoption of ebooks was unclear. Nobody really knows what a library should look like in a few years. At the time, the Council did not even have ebooks available in its library system. I know that cost can be a problem. For recent released books, the cost of privately purchasing and downloading an ebook is generally much lower than for the paper version. On the other hand, the cost of purchasing the right to lend such an ebook from a library can be very high, apparently taking account of multiple readers. However, it appears the Council has made arrangements with Project Gutenberg Australia, to make available some thousands of books which are out of copyright and available free for download. In some cases such as the Kindle eReader, a freely available piece of software may be needed to cope with the format, but that should not be a serious complication. Project Gutenberg books are available directly via the internet. However, the internet also warns about scammers trying to get in on the act and extracting payment and private information, to the detriment of the downloader. Using the Council facility will avoid this risk, and streamline the process. Council is to be commended for taking this step.


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ROUD members of the St Bernard State School Concert Band which was the school’s first band to compete in the Gold Coast Eisteddfod where it achieved a Very Highly Commended with Honours. School Principal Mark Ionn said it was an outstanding achievement by the band’s 17 members who will be joined by 16 beginner students for some coming performances, including a school concert on October 25.

VOLUNTEER PART TIME COPY WRITER/TOURISM OFFICER Tamborine Mountain Chamber of Commerce (TMCCI) is the Local Tourism Organization (LTO) for Tamborine Mountain. In this capacity we run the Visitor Information Centre at Doughty Park, publish the Map Brochure and your Local Services and Telephone Directory as well as the website which provides information to over 20,000 visitors per month. We are about to commence work on building a new website and we need some help. The person we are looking for would be responsible for reviewing and updating all existing members listing information and photographs as well as writing new articles about the Mountain, its History and the amazing attractions the Mountain offers residents and visitors alike. We are hoping to attract someone with the necessary skills to gather the raw web material, who has some time on their hands and would enjoy learning about our region’s tourism business, exploring this amazing region and attracting new operators involved in tourism to join TMCCI and benefit from this new initiative. The position won’t be totally unpaid. We feel that at least one or two days a week will be needed, and we can offer $5000+/annum to cover expenses and a bit of pocket money. Please email your interest & contact phone number to 14 – TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN NEWS VOL. 1336, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012

Mrs Wendy Lampard with one of the successful teams.

Thinking ‘big’ wins day for St. Bernard


EING ‘unashamedly excellent’ has taken students from St Bernard State School to new heights. This was the catch cry of the 2012 Opti-MINDS Challenge. Four teams, containing a diverse group of creative thinkers competed against other teams in the Gold Coast Region. Two of the school teams won the Language Literature section and the social Sciences Division 1 trophies on their first attempt at the Opti-MINDS Challenge. Opti-MINDS challenges students to solve an open-ended problem in a creative way, presenting the solution to an audience and a panel of judges. Coming up with and presenting the solution requires divergent thinking, teamwork and a positive approach to solving problems. Opti-MINDS coordinator and Year 7 Teacher Wendy Lampard said this was where the St Bernard team proved their ‘little’ school has ‘big’ potential. “It was daunting for the students to hear how long other schools had long histories in this challenge. However, the students relied on their collective talents and gave it their best” she said. “All four teams received recognition in their first attempt at Opti-MINDS. “The team presented their dramatic solution with confidence and demonstrated a clear understanding of the problem criteria.” Principal, Mark Ionn said it was a great success story for St Bernard State School. “It highlighted the value of teamwork, creativity, thinking and courage,” said Mr Ionn. “These students have been wonderful role models for our school. We are in the business of challenging students to think, care and act to make a difference in our world.” The team is now seeking support to raise money to compete at the State finals in Brisbane.

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HILDREN who enjoy reading are more likely to grow into adults who know the pleasures of a good book. And parents who read set an example to their children and introduce them to the wonderful worlds that exist between the covers of books. These school holidays it’s a great time for children and parents alike to try out a new book. There are plenty of titles for all ages and tastes at the Piccabeen second hand bookshop, down the laneway between the Haere Mai café and the Olive Branch health food shop. What does reading do that other activities either don’t, or don’t do so well? According to researchers, reading is an active mental process – when you’re learning to read, or reading about a new subject, you work out the meaning of an unknown word by reading the other words in the sentence. You get better at reading by reading for the meaning. In fact, reading is a bit like exercising a muscle to make it stronger. Unlike Facebook posts, tweets or text messages that contain only small chunks of information, books give you more of the story. Since you have to concentrate in a more sustained way, your mental muscle tone improves, and so does your memory. Reading can enable you to go armchair travelling too – to get a fascinating glimpse of other lives, places and times and cultures. Books are inexpensive entertainment, especially at the Piccabeen bookshop, where quality second-hand books and magazines on a wide range of subjects are available for very little cost. This bookshop is run by volunteers on behalf of Tamborine Mountain Landcare and profits go towards the restoration of rainforests on the mountain. It’s open Mondays to Fridays, 9.30am to 4pm, and on Saturdays between 9am and 1pm. Why not check out the stocks soon? Wendy Morgan

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Letters to the Editor

Readers are reminded that letters to the editor must show full name of writer for publication. Dear Editor, With the coming of the warmer weather snakes are becoming more active. It is incumbent upon us who drive motor vehicles to be alert to avoid them as they cross our roads. This was brought home to me last Thursday (13th Sept.) on Wongawallan Road between Moreton Bay Avenue and Lucania Court when an immature beautifully dark-green-mottled python about seven feet long (2.13 m) was in the middle of the road as I came by. I stopped to try to shepherd it across safely when a car sped up the hill and ran right over the snake which began thrashing wildly around. Astonishingly it was still alive and understandably it struck at me as I approached. I had taken the precaution of holding a cardboard box out to it and this was hit twice. I was amazed that it seemed

none the worse for being run over in more than one place along its body, and it made it into a nearby garden. Its motion seemed normal, I only hope it did not sustain fatal internal injuries. It seemed quite slim after its winter fast so perhaps its ribs compressed without breaking. My last sight of it was as it slid into piles of leafy litter so perhaps it will survive. The moral of the story is for all motorists to be alert for our precious wildlife and remember that unless signposted as 60 or 40 the speed limit all over our mountain is 50 k.p.h. not 60 as many drivers seem to believe. One further plea: if you inadvertently hit a marsupial at night please stop if it is safe to do so and check whether the animal is a female with a young one in its pouch. If so call wildlife rescue on 5527 2444 or 1300 264 625. Roland Lindenmayer

Dear Editor, Recently there have been numerous communications (verbal and written) mainly from women expressing their hate and disappointment with “modern technology”. I can relate to their feelings when our computers develop and attract viruses, glitches and as they say using modern language, “What we have here is a major malfunction”. Of course, I refer to the terrible explosion of the space rocket and capsule causing immediate death of captain and crew immediately after the launch due to a leaking fuel valve. I would like to suggest a few examples. I would rather deal with an Indian laundry than dabble with an Adobe computer program (A dhobi wallah is Hindustani for a laundry man). I would prefer a Micro Hard than a Microsoft to coincide with a hard drive which is better than a soft drive. At the top of my computer screen are the words “modern technology” which often

does not respond to my keyboard commands. Sometimes, I see nothing through my coloured “Windows” except “major malfunctions”, which make me long for a view of the Java countryside to sooth my angry brain. And furthermore, we have to deal with 6-8pm daily television glitch noises which we are trying to fathom out as to whether they are caused by modern technological problems with the change-over from present set top box system to digital. Of course, we can to some extent blame climate change or global warming or masses of “major malfunctions” to millions of space objects sent up to space from Cape Canaveral to monitor the universe above our blue sky. I would rather they find a cure for cancer, heart disease, the common cold, arthritis, brain tumors and blindness. Ian R. Milton

U3A’s Musical Theatre course open to everyone


T’S not too late to join the ever-popular musical theatre course conducted by Rolf Rekort for U3A (University of the Third Age), returning to the Zamia Theatre from Tuesday 18 September. The series of musical films, which runs weekly until Tuesday 4 December, will be shown from 11am to 2pm, and is open to both members and non-members of U3A. Previous musical theatre courses were well attended with participants looking forward to the new program which Rolf says offers great variety and a few surprises. As well as Broadway classics there will be some Gilbert and Sullivan and two of Puccini’s most popular operas.

Rolf gives a brief introduction to each film. U3A members receive background notes prior to each screening, a good reason to join U3A at the beginning of the course. Another is that you pay the half-yearly rate of $12.50, rather than paying $5 for each screening. This also puts you on our circulation list for information on future courses. Contribution to hall rental and refreshment for members is $25 for the 10-week course. For further information about this and other courses contact Rolf at 5545 0024 or simply Google Tamborine Mountain U3A or go directly to its new website at: Grahame Griffin, President, TM U3A

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5th September 2012 32 Members & Visitors for Single Stableford. Weather fine and warm all day. RESULTS Winner - John Johnstone 43 Runner Up - Warren Castledine 40ocb Best Front 9 - Leon Radunz 21 Best Back 9 - Hal Orth 21ocb NTP: Mike Buck, Peter Clark Approaches: Barry Roberts, Brian Allen, Max Irvine-Brown Ball Run Down: Angus Aird Buzz Cowie 39; John Staffsmith 38; Gavin McConnell, Tony Cole, Peter Clark, John Young, Ken Dew 37. Lucky Draw: Bruce Bartle and Tony Lynch 12th September 2012 39 Members & Visitors for Sept. Monthly Medal. Weather perfect. RESULTS Overall Winner - Brian Allen 65 “A” Grade Winner & Runner-Up - Bob Martin 68 Barry Roberts “B” Grade Winner & Runner-Up - Brian Allen, Gerry Lynch 67 “C” Grade Winner & Runner-Up - Angus Aird 71 Mike Molson 72 Best Gross - Bob Martin 73 Best Putts - Bob Martin, Barry Roberts, Bruce Bartle NTP: Ian Grimsey, Andrew Curtis Approaches: John Staffsmith, Terry Austin, Angus Aird Ball Run Down Peter Morris 69; Bruce Bartle, Brian Ide 70; Mike Buck, Ken Dew, Peter Fields, Tony Cole, Buzz Cowie, Warren Castledine, Peter Clark 71. Lucky Draw: John Young

AMBORINE Mountain Tennis Club is building slowly but steadily into a vibrant fun-filled sporting body. There are social tennis sessions, coaching for junior and adults, a competition night and social events. As the weather warms up, it is the perfect time to join us for a game. Anyone can come along to the courts in Beacon Road on a Wednesday night from 6.30pm or a Sunday afternoon from 2pm and strut their stuff. A bit rusty? Never played before? No problems, new coaching sessions for both juniors and adults will commence in early October. If you want to see what we are all about, our next FUN DAY will be Saturday October 13 from 9.30am. Lots of fun activities, free give-aways, sausage sizzle and the return of the radar gun. Find out just how fast you can serve a tennis ball. The world record is 263km/h held by Australian, Samuel Groth. How close can you get? Everyone welcome, young and not so young and we have all the equipment should you need to borrow something. Email for more information or come along to one of our social sessions or the FUN DAY on Saturday 13th October. K. Nunn

Golf Results: TMGC Twilight 9 Hole Event Thursday 30th August Glen Antill, you are a legend in your own lifetime, 28 points, cruising to a 4 point victory over the ever present Shane McMillan on 24. Glen who organises the event, showed that he is a force to be reckoned with on the course, well done! Phil Robson who has been mentioned in the latest dispatches, keeps his game going with a great shot on the 3rd to take out the approach and added to his extensive wine collection, again. Richard Gregory who has turned his game around in the last month took out the nearest the pin on the 5th, and he will be a man to watch next month. Once again thanks to St Bernard’s Hotel for their sponsorship, it really is appreciated. If you would like a game and are not a member or would just like to have a go, ring the Pro Shop on 5545 1788 18 Hole Stableford Event Thursday 30th August Gerry Lynch who won last week decided he’d bring along a visitor and clean up our money, Brian (if the first name is wrong, I apologise) Tyler made the course look easy with a nice 39 points. That’s a pretty good score if you have not played here before. I’m sure Gerry and Gavin McConnell helped him spend his winnings at the bar. We’ve already mentioned Phil Robson in the 9 hole event but he’s done it again running second on a countback from Lawrence Richardson, on 36 points. Come on Phil give us also rans a chance! Johno King who played some great golf in the championships recently took out the approach on the 12th. Monthly Medal Saturday 1st September What is medical science capable of these days? Apparently it can help your golf! Robert Bull, it is reported, was plugged into a wall socket given a couple of high voltage charges and released to play havoc on the golf course 2 days later. Robert won the “A” grade medal with a fine 70 nett from Peter Clark on 71 via a countback. Sounds a bit risky to me, but well done Robert. No surprises in the “B” grade section, Kaleb O’Bree who is sweeping all before him, 66 nett what a score! After his victory in the championships his confidence is so high that all you “A” graders should be wary as he moves up a notch. Martin Glealish a nice round of 68 saw him claim second place. Young Tom Kerr 70 nett won the “C” grade medal, Tom apparently beat his father Tim for the first time. Tim was last seen saying goodbye to all at the presentation for an extended stay away from the game. What time are you playing next week Tom? Hal Orth grabbed second in “B” grade on a countback with 71 nett. Congratulations to all those players as the course is no push over. You needed 72 or better to win a ball. The Chipper

Ladies Golf September 4th 2012 Monthly Medal Winner: Div. 1 Liz Howard 70 nett Div. 11 Glenyce Lynch 72 nett BRD: Jennie Reed, Sandra Seaton, Narelle Cooper Putts with 31: Glenyce NTP: 5/7 Sandra Seaton, Sheila Irvine Brown APP No 15: Helen Teys Turkeys Nest: Jan Ide and Sheila Irvine Brown. We celebrated the end of Pennant season with a beautiful cake and our thanks go to Helen Teys. Great Cook The pennant team enjoyed their experience playing the coast courses and meeting news ladies. Next week Captains Trophy. Stroke. 25th September we play the tri series shield at Tamborine Mtn against Boomerang Farm and Canungra. Till next week, Good golfing. September 11th Captains Trophy Winner Narelle Cooper 66 Nett. Congratulations Narelle. BRD: Christine Youngman, Lyn Buckland, Bev Aird, Jennie Reed, Kay Hamilton, Debbie Keir. NTP: No 5 Liz Howard App: No 8 Bev Aird. The course is looking very dry and thanks to the skills of our green keeper Wayne, the greens are amazing. Next Week President’s Trophy. Fiona and Mandy are getting closer to joining us.

Social Bridge


HE Creative Arts Social Bridge Group meets every Wednesday afternoon in the Centre on Wongawallen Road, where we start at 12.45pm, and finish by 4.30pm. Play takes places in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere (with plenty of conversation!) and each week is an informal competition with no prizes awarded. This is a very good introduction to Duplicate Bridge for those who are not familiar with it, and although no tuition is given, there is usually time for the more experienced players to discuss bidding and


play with those who have only recently started. We try to find a partner for anyone who does not have one. More information from John Noble tel 5545 4022. Note. The TM Bridge Club is starting a series of lessons for beginners and those wishing to improve their game, starting in the Creative Arts Centre on 26 Sept. For more details please contact Keith and Carole Bowman on 5533 2080, or Joanne Evans on 5545 4331. SOME RECENT RESULTS Wed. 29 August 6 1/2 Tables North/South East/West 1. Shirley/Barbara 1. Frank/Ron 2. Danny/Marie 2. Toni/Faye 3. Di/John N 3. Chris/ Ashley Wed. 5 Sept. 6 1/2 Tables 1. David/Brenda 1. Judith/Trish 2. Shirley/Barbara 2. Larry/Yvonne 3. Chris/Ashley 3. Frank/Ron Wed. 12 Sept. 7 1/2 tables 1. Shirley/Barbara 1. Frank/Ron 2. Annette/Robyn 2. Jinnie/Claire 3. John N/Brenda 3. Jeanette/Rachel

TM Bridge Club Tuesday 4/9 at 12.45pm 9 Pair Howell 1st R Feige & S Feige 56.9% 2nd M Gordon & P Rasmussen 56.7% 3rd M Franklin & K Mulders 53.5% 4th R Evans & B Wales 51.5% Thursday 6/9 at 12.45pm 8 Table Mitchell North-South 1st B Wales & W Wales 63.5% 2nd D Cowls & M Gordon 59.2% 3rd J Bates & J Hay 52.8% East-West 1st R Feige & S Feige 61.3% 2nd= N Malouf & J Youngman 56.0% 2nd= D Merrin & M Smith 56.0% Monday 10/9 at 12.45pm 11 Pair Howell 1st L Adams & M Gibbons 60.9% 2nd D Merrin & M Smith 59.9% 3rd B Noble & J Noble 58.9% 4th J Evans & R Evans 54.7% Tuesday 11/9 at 12.45pm 5 Table Mitchell North-South 1st D Cowls & J Salter 66.3% 2nd N Malouf & M McMahon 55.8% 3rd B Bull & S Leahy 46.7% East-West 1st J Evans & M Smith 57.9% 2nd R Feige & S Feige 57.5% 3rd T Campion & S Gregory 53.8% Thursday 13/9 at 12.45pm 9 Table Mitchell North-South 1st D Merrin & M Smith 59.9% 2nd D Cowls & J Salter 59.8% 3rd B Wales & W Wales 55.6% East-West 1st J Bates & K Mulders 57.8% 2nd L Brady & C Youngman 56.8% 3rd R Feige & S Feige 55.1%

REGULAR MOUNTAIN ACTIVITIES AQUA AEROBICS Mon Wed Fri 7am, Tues 7.30am; Thurs 7.30am at the pool Phone 5545 2500 BADMINTON Social players, all levels. Mon 7pm9pm at the Vonda Youngman Community Centre (except Public Holidays). BASKETBALL Social. Mon 4.30-5.30pm Fri 3.304.30pm Community Centre. Michele 5545 1569. BODHI HEALTH & HEALING: Morning Tea 10am first Mon each month - tea/coffee/cake $6 as well as complimentary therapies, flower readings, Reiki, meditation, Yoga and Dance/Movement demonstrations. Proceeds to local charities. Info ph: 5545 0565. BOOK READERSʼ GROUP meets once a month, new members welcome. Enquiries at TM library. BOTANIC GARDENS Forsythia Dr, Eagle Hts Volunteers’ working bee every Thurs morning 8-12. Enq: Brian Davison 5545 4926. CHRONIC FATIGUE FIBROMYALGIA Support Group meets monthly Ph 5545 3134. TM CREATIVE ARTS: Mon 9am-12noon: Quilting & Patchwork, Pottery. 1-4pm: Painting. 6.30-10pm: Men’s Group. 7-10pm: Pottery. Tues 9am-12noon: Sewing. 9.30am-12.30pm: Life Drawing. Wed 9am12noon: General Craft, Spinning, Pottery. 12.304.30pm: Bridge. 7-10pm: General Craft. Thurs 9am-12noon 2nd & 4th Thurs: Folk Art/Botanical Drawing. Each week-1-4pm: Wearable Art. Fri 9am12noon: Wood Artisans, Pottery. Further info contact Creative Arts Hall Wed mornings 5545 322. CREATIVE ARTS BRIDGE CLUB Wed at 12.30pm. For info contact John Noble, 5545 4022. CROQUET/GATEBALL CLUB Tamborine Mountain Sports Centre, 400 Long Rd, North Tamborine. All Welcome. Tuition given. Mon & Fri 9am, Sun pm. Enquiries Kathleen 5545 0973. INSTITUTE OF MODERN TAE KWON DO, Classes 6-7.30pm Tues & Thurs at TM Showgrounds Hall ph 5545 3173 JOHN DICKSON CONSERVATION PARK: working bees 1st Monday & 3rd Monday of each month. 8am. Ph: Elizabeth Russell 5545 3601. KIDSʼ CLUB: Anglican Church, 2nd & 4th Fridays from 3pm. Ph 5545 1359. LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH: QCCC Meeting Centre 48 Keswick Rd North Tamborine Sunday morning service 9.30am. Youth meet Thursday 3.45pm and Friday 6pm. ALL WELCOME. Enq: 0419 642 062. MEDITATION: Tuesdays 7pm – New Thought, New Life Centre 5545 3700. MOVIES ON THE MOUNTAIN: Regular screenings of latest releases at the Zamia Theatre. Ph 5545 3517. SHIM JANG TAE KWON DO Mon and Fri, 5.306.30pm Community Centre Ph Martin 5545 0617. TAI CHI Tues mornings, Thurs evenings 110 Eagle Hts Rd, Eagle Hts. Phone Gai Wanless 5545 2409. TM BOWLS CLUB – Tues (2pm or 6pm), Fri & Sat 2.00pm mixed, all by arrangement. Free coaching, new members most welcome. Enquiries: 5545 1308. TM BRIDGE CLUB meets each Monday at 6.45pm, Tuesday at 12.45pm and Thursday at 12.45pm at Roslyn Lodge, 24 Main Western Rd, North Tamborine. Duplicate sessions conducted under supervision of qualified directors. Regular Red Point events. New Members and visitors welcome. Phone Sec. Sue Tomkins on 5545 0955 or Partnership Arranger Jeff Salter 5545 4526. TM BUSH VOLUNTEERS: meet on the first Saturday of the month (except Jan.) To find out where we will be working contact Len on 3355 7288 or 0428335572. TM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 2nd Wed. of month. TM COMMUNITY KINDERGARTEN ASSOC meets 2nd Wednesday of the month at the kindergarten 23 Coleman Square, North Tamborine at 7.15pm. TM FAMILY HISTORY GROUP Meetings held 1st Sunday each month (excl. January) at TM Historical Soc, Wongawallan Rd, Eagle Heights, 3–5 pm approx. Please contact Carol 5545 0066 or Robyn 5545 2764. TM GARDEN CLUB: 2nd Tues. 9.30am Community Centre. TM GYMNASTICS Vonda Youngman Community Centre. Enquiries: Judy Netel, on 5545 4152. TM HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Member working bee & morning tea every Tuesday mornings. New members always welcome. Please contact Phil Paley 5545 4962 or Ron Pokarier 5545 3929 for further details.

TM LADIES CHOIR 9.30am each Mon, Presbyterian Hall. New members welcome. 5545 1231 (AM only). TM LANDCARE: Volunteers welcome for Forest Regeneration throughout the Mountain. Please visit www.tamborinemtnlandcare. for times, or phone 5545 1847 9am-12 noon Mon-Fri. TMLETS: Join at Community Exchange System . Enq. 5545 3776. TM LIONS CLUB Admin meeting held on the 2nd Monday and dinner meeting on the 4th Monday of the month. For more information please phone 5545 2120 or visit website http://tamborinemountain.qld. TM LITTLE THEATRE: Meetings held 1st Tuesday of month at 7.00pm.Regular plays, play readings & social events. New members welcome. Warrick Bailey President 5545 0819. TM LOCAL PRODUCERS ASSOC. sell local produce every Sunday at the TM Showgrounds from 7am - 12noon Phone 5545 1527. TM MASONIC LODGE: Meets 3rd Wed each month except Dec. Masonic Centre, 10 Knoll Rd, North Tamborine. Contact 5545 0435. TM MENSʼ SHED: Weekly Activity: Each Thurs at 3.30–5.30pm Workshop Activities at TM State High School for Members. Monthly Get-together and Meeting: First Tues of Month – 7pm at Tennis Club Shed 88 Beacon Road (Tennis Courts). Ring Neville Warner for details on 5545 0709 or 0418 779 382. TM NATURAL HISTORY ASSOC: Birdwatchers meet 2nd Wed of the month. Bushwalkers meet 3rd Wed of every 2nd month. Natural History meetings 3rd Fridays of Feb, April, June, Aug (AGM), Oct and Nov. All meetings 7.30pm Historical Society Wongawallan Road Eagle Heights. Ph 5545 3200 or 5545 3551. TM NETBALL CLUB. Contact Tarla 5545 4891. TM ORCHESTRA Mondays 7-8pm at St George’s Anglican Church, Dapsang Dr, North Tamborine. TM PROBUS CLUB meets 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Vonda Youngman Community Centre, 10am. Enquiries to Secretary 5545 0737. TM PROGRESS ASSOCIATION: 1st Tuesday in month. 7.30pm Heritage Centre Wongawallen Road. TM R.S.L. Sub–branch general meeting – 2nd Tues of every 2nd month (starting February). 7pm, RSL rooms, below Memorial Centre (Bowls Club). TM RESIDENTS ASSOC: Meets 4th Thurs every 2nd month or as advertised at Masonic Lodge. Contact Pres Richard Adams or Sec Diana Francis on 5545 4009 to arrange attendance or discuss any matters concerning TM residents. TM SENIORS ONTHENET meets 9.30am 2nd Friday of month, Creative Arts Centre, Eagle Heights. Entry $2. Ph: 5545 2247 TAMBORINE SUSTAINABLE GARDENERSʼ SOC (TSGS), a group of enthusiastic gardeners, meets on the last Saturday of each month. Denise James, Phone 5545 4323. TM TENNIS CLUB: 88 Beacon Rd North Tamborine. Contact 5545 2493, 5545 3547. Casual bookings at Bowls Club 5545 1308. TOASTMASTERS: Meetings aimed at enhancing your communication skills are held on 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at the Creative Arts Centre, Wongawallan Road from 7:00 to 9:30pm. Contact Ashley Anderssen 5545 0916 or Francesca Thorn on 5545 1294 if you are interested. TRIATHLON CLUB, meets 3rd Monday of each month at the Information Centre, Doughty Park at 7pm. Enquiries Adi 5545 3838 TM WRITERSʼ GROUP: Meets every 1st & 3rd Mon of month, 1.30–3.30pm at Creative Arts Centre, Eagle Heights. Call Ted on 5545 0326 for details. UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN. A volunteer association for retirees. Learn, teach, socialise. 5545 0043. YOUTH GROUP: If you are in grade 8-12 please join us Sunday Nights 5:30 – 7:30pm in the Church Hall. Cost $2 – Dinner provided. Weekly Bible Studies also run. Phone Mark 0434434461 for details. ZONTA CLUB of TM meets 2nd Tues. of month at Eagle Heights Hotel, Tamborine-Oxenford Rd, Eagle Hts. Further info Tonia Epstein, 5545 3120.


TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN BUSINESS DIRECTORY ACCOUNTING STEPHEN HALL & ASSOC. P/L Accounting on the Mountain • Taxation/BAS Returns • Business Advice • Bookkeeping

• Business Advice • Tax Planning • Payroll Services

Chartered & CPA Qualified Staff SHOP 3, 15 MAIN WESTERN RD NTH TAMBORINE

PHONE (07)

5545 2588



Harding-Smith Builders BSA 701147 ACN 057 427013

Pty Ltd

House & General Builders Mobile: 0408 772 250

Eagle Heights Cleaning Services Affordable Rates Free Quotes

Mob: 0400 452 054 Ph: 5545 2054

A/h Mark 5545 2063 • David 5545 1620

For all your Domestic & Commercial Cleaning Needs




TAMBORINE TV & ANTENNA TV & VCR Tune-ins, Digital Decoders & Antennas, Extra TV Points Supplied & Installed Peter Newman (Reg’d T.E.S.A Member) FREE QUOTES Ph

5543 3331 Mob 0409 729 107



BUILDING DESIGN Building Design & Energy Efficiency Reports BSA Lic 40718 Bers Accr BA 329 Paul Wootton Ph/Fx: 5545 2546 Mob: 0408 989 961




MASTER CRAFTSMAN AND DESIGNER KITCHENS, LAUNDRIES, ROBES, FURNITURE. Total service, from small improvements or changes to a complete overhaul. Creative budget solutions or more upmarket if you like.

Phone 0437 436 552 all hours.





APPLIANCE REPAIRS • Washers • Dryers • Microwaves • Cooktops • Ovens Agent for: • Dishwashers Hoover - Dishlex • Washing Machines Kleenmaid - Fisher

5543 6858

& Paykel - Asko Asea


Registered Dental Prosthetist

Yes, you can. Hire your building equipment from MITRE 10 North Tamborine



DENTURES - RELINES REPAIRS - MOUTHGUARDS Shop 10 Eagle Heights Shopping Village

5545 3128

ELECTRICAL G.J. Baldwin & Associates P/L

Tamborine Mtn Electrical ACN 010980695 Lic. 36447

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS Domestic/Farm/Commercial Shop 4, Tamborine Plaza Ph: 5545 1207




Dietzel Homes BUILDER Ph 5545 2557

Fax 5545 2555

Mobile: 0407 764 715 or 0409 764 725

Qld Bldg. Reg No. 24096

• Carpets & Upholstery • Windows & Screens, Frames & Tracks • Moving out cleans • General Cleaning • Free Quotes • Fully Insured Call Colin & Jenny for the “best local service by a county mile”

5545 4717 0412 991 249


Excavators Bobcats Trucks • postholes • pads • trenching • tank holes • clearing • burnoffs • landscaping

Specialising in: DRIVEWAYS

Ph: 5545 1979



ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS Domestic • Commercial • Farm Installation • Repairs

Phone: 5545 2166 Shop 4, 15 Main Western Rd, North Tamborine (opp. Pharmacy) BANKCARD, VISA, MASTERCARD







Tamborine Mower Repairs

Ladies & Men’s Hairdressing Shop 4, Southport Ave, Eagle Heights

Ph Michelle 5545 1291 for appt

Ph 5545 1892 or 0428 451 892




Acreage Mowing Prompt Reliable Service


Now Available at Tamborine Mower Repairs

HEALTH FUND REBATES • Helen, 0413 919 212

5545 1892 0428 451 892

Aching/burning feet, bunion pain, sore legs, sciatica, headaches, tension, general pain, women’s health (RAA, ATMS, ICR, FNTT) – Mountain Resident


All Tamborine Storage


Ph 5545 2402 – Opp. St Bernard’s Hotel Open Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm Saturday 9am – 12pm


Suppliers of new & reconditioned • Mowers • Brush Cutters JOHN DEERE Spares & Service

PACKAGING REQUIREMENTS INCLUDING CARTONS, BUBBLE WRAP ETC. Ph 07 5545 0499 Shop 6, 15 Main Street, North Tamborine


108 Main Western Rd., Tamborine Mtn

Ph. 0417 001 536


eco painters



bsa licence 1043639

domestic/commercial paint finishes • colour consulting

Let us price your landscape plant needs. Buy direct from the producer. Quote comparison welcome. OPEN 7 DAYS. 176 Long Rd, Eagle Heights • 5545 4999

Phone Derek 0414 478 787 tel/fax: 5545 4726 Major Credit Cards Accepted

Glass & Mirror cut to size Security Screens - Shower Screens

Local horticulturalist & lic’d structural landscaper • Design • Water features • Stonework • Planting • Paving & retaining walls • Contemporary, native & formal gardens


MOB: 0411 805 589 – AH: 5545 3360


Coiffure HAIR

P: 5545 4783


M: 0413 233 530

For hair that looks good beyond the salon doors

GROWERS OF: Premium Blue Couch, Greenlees Park and Kikuya Turf.

• Farm pick-up or delivered • Weekend pick-ups must be ordered by Friday • Inspection Invited.

Ph: All Hrs 5543

6133/5543 8441




Is your garden ready for spring & summer entertaining? Would you like to attract wildlife? Do you want envious friends & neighbours?

Ec on

ity al


Ph 5545 3793 • 0407 696 068

Affinity Landscapes

Roy The Painter Qu

Insurance Work Welcome Free Quotes


PH: 5545 2319 Private and insurance work Total Car Care FREE QUOTES PICK UP DELIVERY






Gyprock, ornate & suspended ceilings, fancy cornices, ceiling roses. All Aspects of Trade Phone BRETT CLEARY

Rock and Timber Retaining Walls

5545 0115


VETERINARY SURGERY Established on the Mountain since 1990 • Expertly Built • All Earthworks • Engineer designed, when required • Certification • BSA Licenced 1111939 Office: 5543 8584 • Mob: 0432 281 075 Email:


Ian Lloyd • • • • •

Plumbing Drainage Roofing Guttering Pumps

Licensed Plumber QBS Lic No. 62248

LICENSED BACKFLOW PREVENTION Ph: (Mob) 0417 437 143 A/H 5543 6884 Lic No 047179

Specialising in:• Maintenance • Plumbing • Draining • Roofing • Gasfitting Ph: Dave Angel at Nth Tamborine Ph: 5545 2369 all hours Mobile No: 0419 677 008

Andrew Paxton-Hall BVSc. Chris Corcoran BVSc. (Hons) Small & Large Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm Animal Practice Saturday 8am - 1pm A fully equipped veterinary hospital right here on the Mountain providing quality service including home visits, x-ray, ultrasound, in-house blood tests, surgery, pet grooming, hydrobath and a full range of pet food supplies. 2 Main St, Nth Tamborine


5545 2422 all hours


A/H Emergency Service Always Available


VACUUM PUMPING SERVICE • Pumping of septic tanks • Enviro system • Grease Traps • Sullage • Holding Tanks and commercial hourly hire



Septic ~ Treatment Plants ~ Grease traps Holding tanks ~ Sullage Tanks ~ Sullage Pumps

PURIFICATION SOLUTIONS • Water Treatment • Waste Water Treatment • Sewerage Plant Maintenance • Pump Sales/Repairs • Designs & Modifications

GLEN HARVEY 0412 366 867 • 1300 302 676


24/7 SERVICE – Tamborine Mountain resident PHONE: 5545 2692



VALUER – MALCOLM BISHOPP Independent Property Valuer, all purposes. Assessments market value, compensation, property settlement, stamp duty, GST. Registered Valuer Queensland No. 734. Member Australian Property Institute (Valuers)

PO Box 107, Eagle Heights 4271 Phone 5545 0022 Fax: 5545 0200

REMOVALIST Local Country

Vic Palmer


Interstate Pre-packing


Ph: 07 3287 4326 Mobile 0408 743 244

Est 1985 - Maurice & Debbie Friendly, Reliable Delivery

$140 per load BSC Approved

7 DAYS A WEEK Ph: 5545 3935 or 0417 644 498


Cnr Pine Rd & Franklin St

REMOVALS Incorporating Tamborine Mtn Removals


5543 5622 All Hours Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm. Sat 8.30am-11.30am A.H. EMERGENCY SERVICES ALWAYS AVAILABLE


Free Quotes

Mob: 0427 808 341 Email:

CLASSIFIEDS Rates: $6 for first 10 words, then 10 cents for each additional word. Classifieds may be left in the boxes at NORTH TAMBORINE NEWSAGENCY. Place your ad & money in an envelope & drop in box.


The only purely 100% Australian Funeral Company and Crematorium Winner Qld Seniors Excellence Award Enquiries Welcome

5593 4777


At rear of Presbyterian Church

• Secondhand Furniture • Soft Furnishings • Kitchenware • Books • Toys • Accessories & Costume Jewellery • Ladies, Men’s & Children’s Clothing OPEN: Wednesday to Saturday 8.30am – 12noon Other times by appointment

Come and browse our wide range of inexpensive goods! 40 Main Street North Tamborine Ph: 5545 3988 Mon to Fri 9:30am - 4pm Saturday 9am -12pm

WORKING FROM HOME ~ PART OR FULL TIME ~ ABSOLUTELY NO RISK ~ GENUINE OPPORTUNITY SELDOM KNOCKS TWICE! FREE TRAINING & SUPPORT. CALL 0409 771 885. ATTENTION!! What’s on the bottom of your water tank? Dead rats, snakes, toads or worse. Minimum water loss extraction cleaning system now available by The Tank Doctor 0407 649 659 or 5545 3693. AUTO AIRCONDITIONING, Regas, Diagnostics and service. Ph Dave 0423 334 336 BOOKS AND MAGAZINES FOR SALE second hand and new local authors. Piccabeen Bookshop/ Landcare office below Joseph the Greengrocer, Main St. CHIBALL – MOVE WITH THE SEASONS! The ChiBall Class is based on the philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a beautiful fusion of modified Tai Chi/Qi Gong, Yoga and Pilates with ChiBall Dance, Muscle Release and Relaxation. The movements help to unblock meridian pathways and contribute to an improved sense of wellbeing. This “Exercise to music class” will leave you rejuvenated and still balanced and relaxed. Suitable for all ages! Class: Every Wednesday 9–10am, at the Mount Tamborine Showground Hall. Fee: $10 per session. Just bring a non-slip Yoga Mat and a smile! Contact: Dagmar van der Lem Mobile: 0434 547 184 email: CHOOKMOBILE - fully-equipped chook pen with a superb mobility system. Models for 4 or 6 hens, one with 4 pullets. $450. Ph. 0418 589 925 or 5545 2206 MOBILE MASSAGE: Qualified Therapist. Maintain the health of your body with a regular therapeutic massage. Service also avail. to some off-Mountain areas. Anja Cameron 0405 347 900 MOUNTAIN-WIDE PAMPHLETS Distribution service. Advertise your business. Ph 0438 452 587. MULCH: Excellent quality. Aged, clean mulch. $30/metre delivered. Ph: 5545 0467. NATUROPATH, Nutrition advice, herbalist, 0417 630 615 PAINTER, PROFESSIONAL, licensed and local. Small to large. Decks, Roofs etc. Call Roy on 5545 2323 or 0404 486 574 TAI CHI & QI GONG New Beginners’ classes commencing now, Eagle Heights, Nerang & Beaudesert. Day & evening classes available. Kinesiology & Massage by appointment. Improve your health. See or phone Gai 55452409 or 0409066501. TRADITIONAL REIKI CLASSES Reiki, massage, iridology by appointment. Change your life for the better. Phone Jan 0418 281 227. 20 years experience. VOLVO MECHANIC, Volvo service/parts and genuine diagnostics. Ph Volvo Dave 0423 334 336

EMERGENCY NUMBERS Alcoholics Anonymous..............5545 3331 ..........................................or 0416 155 456 Energex .........................................13 62 62 Fire (ask for Southport Control) ........000 Fire (T.M. Rural F.B.) ..........0407 747 999 Fire Permits ..........................0408 199 271 Police ..........................................5545 3473 Ambulance ............................................000 Ambulance (non-urgent) .............13 12 33 Domestic Violence (24 hrs)...1800 811 811 Child Protection (24 hrs) .....1800 177 135 Lifeline ............................................13 1114 13 HEALTH ............................13 43 25 84 S.E.S. .............................................132 500 Emergency Physiotherapy Neil Bell ......................................5545 1133 T.M. Community Care Service: Home Care and Transport needs. Ring.........5545 4968 Blue Nursing Service ..........(07) 3287 2041 Roslyn Lodge ..............................5545 7822 T.M. Medical Practice .................5545 1222 QML Pathology Nth Tamborine .5545 3873 Chemists: North Tamborine.........5545 1450 Eagle Heights..............5545 1441 Tamborine Mtn Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic ...............................5545 0500 Tamborine Mountain Optometrist Nicky Carr..................................5545 0277 Dentists: Dr Don Harvey .........................5545 2788 Dr Claudia Rodriguez................5545 2522

Podiatrist:.......5545 3311 or 0418 963 969 Veterinary Surgery ......................5545 2422 Beenleigh Comm. Health ....(07) 3827 9811 Beaudesert Hospital.....................5541 9111 LIBRARY HOURS Monday – Friday 9.00am–5.30pm. Saturday 9am–12noon. Phone: 5540 5473. T.M. RURAL FIRE BRIGADE For burnoff notifications, membership and general enquiries .......................................Phone: 0407 747 999 For Fires and Emergencies ...........Phone: 000 Training Meetings are held at 7.00pm each Wednesday at the Rural Fire Station, Knoll Rd.

TO BOOK ADVERTISING IN TM NEWS, PHONE GARY 5545 3170 OR email Phone: 5545 3170 Fax: 5545 4075 Address: PO Box 118, Nth Tamborine 4272 All copy may be faxed, emailed, or left in the marked box outside the North Tamborine Newsagency.



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