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TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN 1340, 13 NOV 2012

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Grand prize puts school in national spotlight

Guest pianists Liam Viney and Anna Grinberg gave the first official performance on Tamborine Mountain State School’s new baby grand piano which the school won in ABC Classic FM’s national Grab the Goanna competition. See story, page 2.

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Grand prize puts school in national spotlight

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HE official unveiling of its new baby grand piano last week has put Tamborine Mountain State School in the national spotlight. The school won the magnificent Steinway-designed Boston piano in ABC Classic FM radio’s Grab the Goanna competition in July and on Friday breakfast radio host Emma Ayres travelled to the Mountain to officially present the grand prize, which now has pride of place in the school’s hall. A concert to mark the event was recorded, with the entire school and members of the community in attendance, airing yesterday on ABC radio. It featured Brisbane pianists Liam Viney and Anna Grinberg, who delighted the audience with works by Stravinsky, Debussy, Brahms and Bernstein. School captain Marcus Church became the first Tamborine Mountain State School student to play the new piano, with a rendition of Tico Tico and a boogie woogie number. School principal Jason Smith thanked Stephanie Lorimer, a parent of a Tamborine Mountain State School student and a fellow educator, who alerted the school to

the competition, sparking a scramble to write a script and record a video entry all within 24 hours. “Never in our wildest dreams did I think we would be fortunate enough to win such an elaborate prize,” he said. “I’ve likened this to an Olympic moment in history for our school. The Grab the Goanna competition is held once every four years, like the Olympics, and winning an Olympic gold will change your life forever, as this has done for us.” Emma Ayres said the competition had attracted hundreds of entries from schools across Australia. Some of the submissions had been moving, some funny and others simply heartbreaking. “It was an incredibly difficult thing to pick a winner, but Tamborine Mountain won because of your heart and your love of music, she said. The prize win capped a year of outstanding success for the school’s music department. The Lyrebird Chorale achieved gold at the Silkstone and Gold Coast Eisteddfods, and the Senior Band achieved gold at the Silkstone and Brisbane Prestige Band Festivals.

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Principal Jason Smith looked on proudly as school captains Marcus Church and Natasha Patterson accepted the Grab a Goanna winner’s certificate from ABC Classic FM Breakfast host, Emma Ayres, who congratulated the school on its “heart and love of music”.

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Large turnout for Remembrance Day

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ROUND 150 people gathered at the Tamborine Mountain war memorial on Sunday for the annual Remembrance Day ceremony. Remembrance Day, originally known as Armistice Day, has been observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War One. It was first observed in 1919 to recall the end of hostilities in 1918 at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Members of Australia’s defence forces, returned servicemen, civilians and school students laid wreaths at the base of the memorial in memory of those who have died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts. The welcome and address was made by RSL President John Brookes and in accordance with tradition a minute’s silence was observed at 11am.

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Leading in the fashion stakes

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HEN it comes to the Melbourne Cup, the fashion stakes are as keenly contested as the horse races. At Cup day functions around the Mountain, many of Tamborine’s most stylish mares and fillies stepped out in headturning outfits, topped off with hats that would not have looked out of place at Flemington. As these photos show, on Tamborine Mountain the Melbourne Cup provides a good excuse for friends to frock up and enjoy fine food and the fun of one of the biggest events on the Australian sporting calendar.

Jasley Jukes (left) and Anna Beveridge enjoy the Cup Day fashion and food at St Bernard’s Hotel.

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From left, Cr Nadia O’Carroll, Samantha Wooller, teacher Bronwyn Wood, Edward Sarroff, Sasha Gubbins, Cr Nigel Waistell, and Deputy Mayor Virginia West at the student graduation ceremony.

Students shine in Council program

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HREE students from Tamborine Mountain College were among the 11 who graduated from last week’s Scenic Rim Council Youth Leadership Program. Year 10 students from Beaudesert State High School, Tamborine Mountain College and Boonah State High School participated in the program over a period of 3 months.

Prior to their graduation, they took part in a mock Council meeting in Chambers where they demonstrated their understanding of key community issues. Deputy Mayor Virginia West said the program was a great opportunity for the region’s youth to grow into the leaders of tomorrow.

Chiropractor has a soft spot for teachers

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OCAL chiropractor Dr Mike Miller (pictured) went straight to the top of the class following his recent Teacher Appreciation Day at Tamborine Mountain College. Dr Miller brought lunch and a massage therapist to the College to reward the teachers and office staff for their dedication, later revealing he has a special appreciation of their important role in the lives of their students. “My grandmother was a teacher her whole life in a one-room school out in the country,” said American-born Dr Miller, who now calls Australia home. “When I went back home for her funeral, students whose lives she had impacted on came out of the woodwork.” Dr Miller’s Teacher Appreciation Day included a posture analysis for the College staff. “People don’t realise how much time teachers put in, standing in front of a board or sitting at a desk for hours and hours,” he said.

Grants now available for community groups EXPERIENCE, ADVICE and REAL VALUE FOR MONEY!

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OMMUNITY and volunteer groups who help others can now apply for state government grants to buy essential items to help their local communities. Up to $5000 is available towards small equipment items and materials, such as computers, upgraded software or white goods.

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Organisations can also apply for bigger grants of up to $15,000, which may be considered for more substantial projects, such as making food preparation areas compliant with regulations. Applications can be made at www.communities.qld.gov.au until 3pm Monday 4 December.


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T is amazing to think that billions of living organisms on Earth are discrete individuals. Even organisms which are genetically identical to their parents and siblings change over time due to environmental factors and mutations to produce tiny differences which make them unique. For many species, sexual reproduction where the male and female parent each contribute 50 per cent of molecular DNA, ensure that the offspring are genetically different from their parents and their siblings. There are exceptions where siblings have the same DNA; the most familiar is identical twins. This occurs when one fertilised egg splits into two cells. Identical twins are genetic duplicates, but even before birth they begin to develop individually and by the time they are born they have different fingerprints and are no longer exact replicas of each other. Over time environmental factors and slight physical changes and mutations cause increasing divergence between twins. Artificial reproductive cloning i.e. the creation of an individual which is genetically identical to its parent, involves transferring genetic material from the nucleus of a donor cell to an egg which has had its nucleus removed. The reconstructed egg is then stimulated to continue to cell division until it is transferred to a female host where it continues to develop until birth. Dolly the sheep was the first viable and most famous animal clone. Although cloned animals have identical genetic DNA as their biological parent, they inherit mitochondrial DNA from the enucleated egg, so are not exact replicas of their genetic parent. Cloned animals have high rates of abnormalities, death, deformity and disability. Poor Dolly (pictured) lived

half the normal lifespan of a sheep and was suffering from premature arthritis and cancer at the time of her death. In nature, asexual reproduction can produce viable clones. In some species of plants a piece of the parent plant such as a stem, rhizome, runner, bulb, sucker, tuber or corm can break away and form a new individual plant which has the same genetics as the parent plant. Species including bacteria, protozoa, sea stars, coral, sea anenomies, sponges and invertebrates utilise a variety of asexual reproductive mechanisms such as budding, binary fission, fragmentation and regeneration to produce genetically identical offspring. One of the more complex methods of asexual reproduction is parthenogenesis or virgin birth, whereby the mother’s chromosomes divide and split, then pair with a copy of itself, producing offspring which only has maternal DNA, but which is not necessarily a clone of the mother. Some species can switch between sexual reproduction and parthenogenesis. 70 species of vertebrates including lizards, sharks, fish, and amphibians can reproduce through parthenogenesis. Interestingly, in some species males have become redundant and the population is totally female. Komodo Dragons can reproduce sexually and through parthenogenesis. However, because of their sex determination system baby Komodo Dragons produced by parthenogenesis are always male. Female Komodo Dragons must have a male and female parent. Birdwalk 21 Nov – Away walk Bushwalk 24 Nov – Toolona Creek Circuit Nadia O’Carroll

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with Gina My first trip to China was at the behest of my children who were hearing so much about it at school. Expecting to find an enormous country similar to South East Asia, I was surprised and delighted to find this quite extraordinary country offering a less frenetic lifestyle. China is so diverse that I feel that my two trips are only starting to scratch the surface. Historically fascinating, the artefacts and cultural aspects are varied and seemingly never ending. Climb the Great Wall, stroll through Tiananmen Square, and explore the ancient Forbidden City now located in the centre of bustling modern Beijing. Wander the beautiful gardens of the Summer Palace or visit 15th century Temple of Heaven. Be fascinated by the Terracotta Warriors in Xian the city at the eastern end of the Silk Road. In Shanghai stroll along the famous Bund, explore the Old Town and cruise the bustling river. Feast yourself on the wonderful Chinese banquets and taste delicious Peking duck, but you may just want to pass by the barbeque scorpion skewers. Shopping in China is always fantastic value and with our strong Australian dollar they almost pay you to take the goods away. This winter wonderland tour represents extraordinary value and will open your eyes to our rapidly evolving neighbour. I am sure that you will be as fascinated as I am to explore China.

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Books fly off the shelves at library fundraiser

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OOK sales worldwide may be in decline, but not here on the Mountain where the Friends of the Library have held another successful fundraiser. Funds raised from the recent sale of donated books will go towards new items of furniture for the library in Main Street. “These books come from everywhere,” said Friends of the Library president, John Cresswell. “Some are donated by avid readers who have cleared out their library at home. Sometimes books that were previously purchased at sales are donated again once

the buyers have finished with them.” The Friends of the Library annual general meeting showed the group’s own books were in the black, with its finances in a healthy state, and there was a good supply of items being prepared for future sales. John Cresswell is continuing as president, with Trish Desbrosses as secretary, Dick Jones as treasurer and committee members Maurice Desbrosses and John Robertson. Bev Aird, who was recently welcomed back to the Mountain by the Friends, was re-installed as sales supervisor.

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Dear Geoff,

‘Remembering Freedom’

I recently watched a documentary in which a photo journalist was highlighting the plight of oppressed people in different parts of the world. His most basic concern was freedom. As he reflected on the liberation of Afghanistan he made the point that people can put up with a lot of hardship if they have freedom. Of course he was speaking about political freedom but it reminded me that one of the earliest historical references to freedom that we have is the Exodus story in the Old Testament. God fights for the freedom of his enslaved people. He says through Moses, “let my people go, so that they may worship me in the desert.” Exodus 7:16. God’s people were freed so that they could worship him in freedom. The freedom that they gained was a freedom that was promised them on condition that they continue to worship him with all their hearts and minds. If they turned away from him, their freedom, including their political freedom, would no longer be guaranteed by God.

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Councillor’s Comment

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These comments represent my personal views and Council decisions are decided on by a majority vote. TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN SPORTS ASSOCIATION (TMSA) MICRO DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS TMSA’s purpose is to create a sports and recreation centre and community focal point for all ages that blends in with Tamborine Mountain’s village environment and ecology and which fosters a happy and healthy community through resident participation in sport, recreation and relaxation. TMSA receives no funding and relies heavily on its operations and the community. Any donation is gratefully received and if you would like to make a micro donation of, say, just $2 per week, donations can be sent to: Bank: Heritage; BSB: 638-060; A/c No: 11836733 TMSA also relies on volunteers to cope with the numerous tasks which have to be undertaken on a monthly basis: mowing, cleaning, weeding, canteen etc. If you would like to be part of the TMSA Volunteer Group, please contact me and I will pass on your details. In particular, TMSA is looking for canteen volunteers for the Tour de Tamborine on 2 December. GET STARTED “Get Started” is a State Government funding programme designed to assist children and young people who can least afford or may otherwise benefit from joining a sport or recreation club. Eligible children and young people can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 which can be redeemed at a sport or recreation club which has been registered for Get Started. The Tamborine Mountain Netball Club is registered and the POC is Tarla Elward at tarla@optusnet.com.au. For more details visit www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/getinthegame or phone 1300 656 191 SPORT AND RECREATION GRANT Council recognises the valuable contribution the sport and recreation community makes in supporting the healthy and active lifestyle we enjoy within the Scenic Rim. As part of Council’s commitment to assist and improve the viability of our clubs, a Sport and Recreation Grants programme has been established and not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations are invited to apply for funding. This new funding initiative is to assist not-forprofit, incorporated sport and recreation groups with capital projects, equipment and/or construction materials for the maintenance and/or improvement of facilities. The programme also provides a leverage opportunity for clubs preparing for larger facility projects. Incorporated sport and recreation organisations can apply for funds up to $10, 000. Funding between $10, 000 and $20, 000 may be considered for more substantial projects. This is a great new initiative which I hope will be expanded next financial year. For more details visit: www.scenicrim.qld.gov.au. MAIN STREET VILLAGE REVITALISATION I need to comment on the reports in the Tamborine Times on 8 November that Council was considering spending $20,000 on an “Expert Landscape Designer.” I have consulted with Council and they have no intention of paying for any consultant. Council is working with the Main Street Committee and Council also recognises that there is enough expertise among the local community to provide any design advice required. I look forward to the completion of the first stage of the upgrade. CONSULTATION The last consultation in the library for this year will be on Wednesday 14 November, 4pm – 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: npw1@sctelco.net.au; and Email: nigel.w@scenicrim.qld.gov.au

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Councillor’s Comment NADIA O’CARROLL – DIVISION 2

Graham Heffernan’s

These comments represent my personal views and Council decisions are decided on by a majority vote. ENVIRONMENTALLY RELEVANT ACTIVITIES (ERAS) These are regulations that apply to certain activities which can cause environmental harm, such as discharges into air, waterways. The Qld Govt is proposing to deregulate a range of ERAs to cut costs for businesses. The potential impacts of this proposal include a likely increase in environmental pollution and nuisance, uncertainty, reduction in revenue for local government to fund compliance and response to complaints while increasing operational costs to protect the environment and residents’ health and amenity. Government claims that equal protection is provided by general environmental duty under the Environmental Act do not withstand the slightest scrutiny, because in this legal framework the onus would be on Council to legally prove environmental harm that could be traced to a non compliant business under the general provisions of the Act. The Gold Coast Bulletin reported that some GCCC councillors believed that the reform could be catastrophic – I share their opinion. Technology and innovation to manage, improve and remedy environmental degradation will be an important emerging industry in the future, so a forward thinking government would promote best practice, proactive technology and innovation instead of facilitating standards to slide backwards. I wish to commend Council staff for preparing an excellent submission regarding these proposed reforms. LOCAL WASTE TRANSFER FACILITY UPGRADE This was officially unveiled last week. In addition to recycling such items as batteries, metal and cardboard, bins have also been provided to recycle mobile phones and printer cartridges. TOUR DE TAMBORINE Bike, run or walk at this fun charity event held on 2 December www.tourdetamborine.com.au RURAL TREES PROGRAM Rural landholders having 20 hectares or greater are eligible to receive up to 100 native trees to address property management issues. Applications close 3 December. TMAC is hosting a final meeting about the proposed Arts Hub 5pm – 6.30pm Tuesday 20 November Goat Track Theatre, Vonda Youngman Centre. INVESTMENT FRAUDS The Australian Crime Commission Board has recently warned that criminal groups are targeting people’s savings through sophisticated investment frauds. Please be suspicious of unsolicited calls offering investments or to recover your losses for a fee. Visit www.moneysmart.gov.au or call 1300 300 630 for information or advice. Council website: www.scenicrim.qld.gov.au My contact details: Email: nadia.o@scenicrim.qld.gov.au Tel: 5540 5402; Mobile: 0418 221 453

Traders get into the Christmas spirit

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t may not be London’s West End, but there will be just as much festive excitement when the Christmas lights are switched on in Tamborine Mountain’s Main Street Village next month. To help get everyone in a festive mood, there will be an evening of Christmas carols and the Main Street traders will be open late to sell food and drinks. The festive fun begins at 6pm on Friday, December 7.

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clearly remember shivers down my student spine when the jacarandas flowered. Examinations were looming. There is no doubt our Council will continue to face its own tests. On Tamborine Mountain and its surrounds, it remains to be seen whether the Council can properly manage development to satisfy community priorities and the sustainability of a regional resource. Tourism development such as the proposed cableway to the Mountain raises serious questions: • Wouldn’t it be the community paying for additional infrastructure such as public water supply, sewage disposal, rubbish dumping, plus road upgrades and maintenance? • What benefit would there be to the Council other than a minor increase in rates due to some conversion of properties to commercial uses? • If there was an increase in resident population to service an increased tourism volume, how could this be absorbed without degrading the very ambience that gives the locality its attractiveness to visitors and residents? • If the numbers of cableway passengers is significant, what about the impact of the related bus traffic? • Would existing Mountain businesses generally benefit? More likely would be an increase in business numbers with success depending on a quality offering related to the Mountain character. Our Council and the Tamborine Mountain community would suffer more penalties than benefits. Traffic accessing the off-Mountain eastern terminal would degrade that Gold Coast area also with more unhappy residents. Tamborine Mountain would be seen as something of a naturebased theme park to entertain Gold Coast tourists. Our Council obviously has problems. This is not made easier by: • The State Government changing the rules to facilitate development with a minimum chance for local interference. As an example, the proposal to award costs in the Planning and Environment Court would strangle effective moves to defeat development applications. • The history of Council planners apparently trying to find reasons to approve rather than reject. Remember that both the shopping centre and Power Parade water extraction applications were recommended for approval by Council Officers. The Council disagreed and reflected resident priorities by rejecting the applications. In both cases there have been appeals with the applicants’ cases strengthened by the Council planners’ recommendations for approval. • The Shire being so large and diverse that different localities have different priorities as to what should happen elsewhere than in their own back yard. As stated at the beginning, there is no doubt that the Scenic Rim Regional Council will continue to face a testing time in managing tourism development to sustain values in the longer term. Community involvement is needed to applaud or boo as necessary.

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INCE our recent story on greyhounds as pets, a number of happy hounds have found forever homes. Cookie, the focus of our story, is now a permanent resident at Eagle Heights, along with another greyhound, a golden retriever and some cats, while Cosmo, a two-year-old black male is happy to be living with a retired couple who dote on him. If you can offer a hound a home, or are interested in fostering a greyhound, contact Katrina at Friends of the Hound on 0423 840 448.

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AMBORINE Mountain Community Kindergarten will hold a fund-raising monster garage sale and sausage sizzle on Saturday November 24. The huge range of bargains will include clothing, books, household items and toys. As a not-for-profit organisation, the kindergarten, at 23 Coleman Square, North Tamborine, depends on its annual fundraising events. The new Kindy Garden (pictured) will also be unveiled. Created by one of Kindy’s wonderful mothers and a group of volunteers, this is an area where the children will grow flowers and vegetables,

the produce to be sold as an ongoing fundraiser. The children have spent many hours enthusiastically helping to prepare and sow the garden. This innovative new project is providing a creative learning opportunity that will now be a part of the kindergarten experience for future students. The garage sale begins at 8am. If you have items you would like to donate for the sale, please contact Kellie on 5545 3009 or Heather on 0415 549 522, or just drop them off at the kindergarten on November 23. For all enrolment enquiries, please contact Joanne Moran on 5545 2224.

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HE rainfall at Fern St last month was 25.6mm, well below the expected of 73mm and the average of 94mm. This brings the total for the 3 months August to October to 48mm which is the driest for this period for all years except 1941 when it was 43mm. There was only one fall of any consequence in the month (the best fall for 75 days), recorded on the 12th, and so it contributes the variability seen on the map. The broad belt of high pressure, which gives us these dry spring months, has been further north than normal resulting in a

continuation of winter rains on the southern fringe of the continent and no sign of the monsoon coming south onto the northern tropics. The SOI has remained around zero but the BoM forecast of a possible El Nino has now been cancelled because the cool Pacific water out from Darwin is now being replaced by warmer water. Jim Inglis has kindly agreed to do the rainfall at the end of this month so would recorders please phone their rainfall to him on 5545 1070. Thanks. Mike Russell

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ERY recently and in a very short space of time several people driving on the mountain have been detained for drink driving offences and will be in front of the Beaudesert and Beenleigh Magistrates Courts in the not too distant future explaining themselves. Please don’t drink and drive, it’s embarrassing, dangerous and expensive. I always knew there were plenty of honest people on the mountain so when a young lady came to the police station and handed over $500 in cash that she had inadvertently picked up and knew not to be hers, we were delighted. The rightful owner was quickly reunited with her money and was so happy she could now pay her tax bill. Many thanks to that honest and trustworthy young lady. A warning to drivers about parking or stopping in disabled zones. There is not one good enough reason to park in a disabled zone if you are not entitled to do so. We will be writing tickets and I promise that if offenders are located they will be dealt with. A local resident was confronted by two dogs while walking at the Knoll National Park recently. Both dogs were dark, one large and one medium size (black). They were strong, energetic dogs. The larger one was the more threatening, possibly part Doberman but with a much heavier build. Both were wearing collars. The larger dog had a very wide collar, and the other appeared to have a short piece of rope hanging from it. If anyone is able to identify these dogs, they can contact the police station, or Scenic Rim Regional Council Animal Control Officer.

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Plenty of Hot Food Drinks – Sweets The bus service will be running to take kids home at 10pm – for further info please phone Tamborine Mountain Coaches on 5545 1298. All other children must be collected from inside the hall by their parents/guardian. NO PASSOUTS - NO ALCOHOL - NO SMOKING EVENT

Ph: NORTH TAMBORINE POLICE 5545 3473 if you have any queries or you are able to assist. Volunteers required in Canteen, Setup and Cleanup.

GOING, GOING... this small sedan which was involved in a single car crash on Tamborine Mountain Road several weeks ago is slowly disappearing as wheels, windscreen and other components are being illegally stripped from it. While it is not a police responsibility to remove the vehicle, Tamborine Mountain Police have identified the vehicle’s owner who has been ordered to remove it as soon as possible. Scenic Rim Council has also been informed of the matter.

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proposed Bill that passed through State Cabinet recently will see Queensland implement the toughest anti-hooning laws in Australia. The new laws will see an offender’s car taken off the road and impounded for three months following the first serious offence. “Not only will the car be taken off the road for the first offence, but a second offence in five years will result in the car being sold or crushed,” said Police Minister Jack Dempsey. He said the changes would tackle hoons head-on in the Beaudesert electorate and work to take dangerous driver behavior off local streets.

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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, As permanent residents and regular users of the “Goat Track” we read with interest and alarm a recent item in his “Councillor’s Comment” of September 14, Cr Nigel Waistell said “I wrote to the Dept ref the timings of the lights on the Goat Track. I have been informed that they have been adjusted to suit the slowest vehicle – a water truck!” Various recent publications cite the information that the Department of Main Roads has been included as a co-respondent in the Water Extraction of Power Parade case and that it has provided its conditions for the new haul route, down Tamborine-Oxenford Road. We are sure that many residents have experienced irresponsible driving on the “Goat Track”, drivers who actually travel against the lights on the oneway section; and large tourist buses trying to

negotiate the tight bends near Witheren House. The signage at the entrance to this mountain road reads: “Very steep climb 3 km ahead. Not suitable for trucks, buses, caravans, trailers.” Interestingly, the signage at the entrance to Mystery Road reads: Trucks (over 10 t GVM) and caravans prohibited past this point. Prohibited vehicles turn back.” When will sanity prevail and whoever is responsible change the signage for the “Goat Track” to concur with the Mystery Road signage before an accident occurs. To permit full or empty water trucks to use the “Goat Track” is unbelievably irresponsible. The only water trucks that should have access to the “Goat Track” are fire trucks driven by our fire personnel as the track plays such a vital role in our mountain fire safety. S. McDonald, L. Rennie, D. Byrne,

Dear Editor, I refer to recent articles in the local papers “Love It or Lose It” with reference to the Tamborine Mountain Sports Centre. This is an important asset for this community and we cannot afford to lose it. Therefore, I have decided to ‘love’ it with an on-going donation of $1 per week from my age pension. Not much, is it? However, I believe one person and one dollar multiplied by hundreds (if not thousands) can be very powerful indeed.

Will you join me in helping to keep the Sports Centre going and growing? PS: I have no connection with the Sports Centre. Goldie (Golden Oldie) Editor: As Cr Waistell points out in his regular column (page 10), donations can be made to: Tamborine Mountain Sports Association, Bank: Heritage, BSB: 638-060, a/c No: 11836733. The writer’s special request for anonymity has been granted in this instance.

Dear Editor, Europeans (especially those who can speak English) may be wasting intellectual energy trying to learn an Asian language to engage with the peoples living in an Asian country. Firstly, one has to choose which language: Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese, Indonesian, Hindustani, Urdu, Arabic, Thai, Cambodian, and Vietnamese. If Eastern peoples wish to trade with Africans, then the standard language used is English. The world's airlines communicate with each other in the aviation language of English. The phonetic language Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, which is basically English, is the official world wireless communication language when spelling out. “Mayday, Mayday,” could be said “Montreal Alpha Yankee Delta Alpha Yankee."

All specialists world-wide – doctors (all disciplines), scientists, engineers, pilots, ship's officers, flight controllers, etc. whatever their racial origin, have to be conversant with the world-wide communication language of the moment which is English. This may be difficult for some Englishspeaking students, but seems so easy for foreign (non English speaking) students who appear to excel in most school disciplines which award degrees for special/extra high standards. Why is this so? Is it because all peoples throughout the world wishing to communicate with each other are using correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation in English – the main language of the computer? Ian R. Milton

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From left, Mayor John Brent, Cr Nadia O’Carroll, Deputy Mayor Virginia West and Cr Nigel Waistell at the official opening of the upgraded Tamborine Mountain Waste Transfer Facility which arguably offers the best view anywhere for such a facility.

Waste transfer facility officially opened S CENIC Rim Mayor John Brent has officially opened the re-vamped Tamborine Mountain Waste Transfer Facility at Knoll Road, North Tamborine. Cr Brent, who was joined by Deputy Mayor Virginia West, Councillors Nigel Waistell and Nadia O’Carroll, and senior Council managers, said a $300,000 upgrade had transformed the site into a first rate facility that would continue to operate into the foreseeable future. He said that a number of options had been considered by Council for a new Tamborine Mountain facility but that in the final analysis, after considering all

aspects associated with such a facility, an upgraded Knoll Road site remained the most compelling choice. Cr Brent said: “Council is committed to appropriately managing the site given its location and the type of material being disposed of.” He said Council was not unmindful of the traffic concerns of residents who lived along Knoll Road. It had already responded with new give way signage and road markings and he hoped the community would work together to ensure good outcomes. Major features of the new waste

transfer facility include: • Concrete slabs laid to house new areas for re-cycling batteries, tyres, refrigerators, and cardboard, in addition to an extension of the existing re-cycling bin area. • A new 60-metre bin bay, and the re-use of the old bin bays for metal re-cycling and general waste. • New guard rails, fabricated at Council’s workshop, and site fencing that incorporates netting to help manage green waste. • Four 22,000 litre rainwater tanks installed for fire-fighting purposes.

One small place on earth Grey-headed Flying Foxes – Pteropus poliocephalus Joalah National Park The colony, camp, I’m not sure which is the modish word, may have consisted of a few thousand individuals. Being in rainforest, it was hard to gauge its extent. There were plenty of adults with young. The bat is Australia’s largest. Its wingspan can be up to 1m and its weight up to 1kg. The noise was constant and raucous. The smell pungent. But I loved being able to film this subject, in a beautiful place and on my own doorstep. Frames from video footage celebrating Tamborine Mountain’s biodiversity.

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HOUSE OF THE WEEK

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27-year-old house built in the American colonial style and located in spacious, park-like grounds in old Eagle Heights is now on the market at a very realistic asking price. Regal Crest was built in 1986 and spent much of its life as a holiday house before being acquired by new owners in 2010. The new owners immediately set about enhancing or upgrading the property whose extensive inventory of features includes: • Views to the Gold Coast from the home and gardens • Master bedroom suite with sitting area, fully fitted walk-in robes and ensuite

• First guest bedroom with spacious ensuite, sitting area, balcony and loft access for storage • Two further guest bedrooms, one with a balcony and built-in desks • Family bathroom with dual vanities, double spa bath, and walk-in linen cupboard

• Front veranda overlooking the gently sloping grounds of the property • Huge covered rear patio off the kitchen, ideal for barbecues and informal gatherings, and • Sweeping double staircase leading to an upstairs hallway and gallery. The massive garage can comfortably accommodate six vehicles and also includes a bathroom and laundry. The original owners lived in it during construction of the house and it has the potential to be converted to a caretaker’s cottage. The grounds of the 13,260 sq m property are simply stunning, with mature specimen trees, formal gardens and shady places for sitting, including a delightful gazebo that overlooks a feature pond and offers pleasant views. A citrus and stone fruit orchard is nourished by an endless supply of bore water. Regal Crest, at 151 Eagle Heights Road, is near the Eagle Heights shopping centre and is a short distance from Gallery Walk. When the new owners acquired the property in 2010 it was with the intention of living there permanently, but changed family circumstances now force its sale. Purchase price of the house in 2010 was $1,450,000. It is now on the market at offers over $1,100,000. For further information, phone Emma Hawker at Tamborine Mountain Professionals on 5545 4000.

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9 HOLE TWILIGHT EVENT THURSDAY 1ST NOVEMBER Rod Schulte usually has trouble lining himself up for any shot, so you will see him place a club on the ground (legal, as long as you pick it up before playing your shot), then getting out a spirit level, to check his horizontal position, a calculator for testing an unknown logarithm only he knows, a wind gauge and GPS unit. Needless to say it takes some time, so if you see Rodney out there give him a little bit of slack, and he will repay you with a full explanation of his round adfinitum at the end of play. But, you got to give it to him, 28 points for the event, fantastic, well done Rod! Romus Petraitis was also well pleased with his nice round of 26 points to take out second with 3 players on 25 points, Manfred Karlhuber getting the nod on a countback for 3rd. Nearest the pin on the 5th Gavin McConnell and the approach on the 3rd Jimmy Dunn. Tony Murphy took out the monthly prize, once again kindly donated by St Bernard’s Hotel, thank you, the food is just great. 18 HOLE STABLEFORD EVENT THURSDAY 1ST NOVEMBER One of the worst things is turning up for golf raring to go and somebody walks off the last green and you hear, “Joe Blow has just had a round where he played 8 shots better than his handicap” it’s “Oh well there’s always next week”. Brian Allen played his little heart out and had just that, 44 points (wow). Verne Page his partner found the going not quite as easy but a great 40 points had him run a distant second. Brian seemed a little stunned at his exceptional round came to an end, I imagined he didn’t want it to end. Well done Brian and don’t forget to check for your new handicap before going out for the next game. Nearest the pin the 14th was Phil Robson and Glenn Antill a great shot on 16 to take out the approach. MONTHLY MEDAL SATURDAY 3RD NOVEMBER Everybody loves the monthly medal, where every shot counts and all players strive for their best. Darren McLarnon who plays early morning and comes off the course looking fairly overheated, not from the weather but being too hard on himself after usually ruining his round by one or two silly shots. Darren who hits the ball astounding distances (he won the “A” grade long drive) and obviously loves the competition of the medal day held it all together to take out “A” grade medal (nett 69) and the best gross score of the day 76. Jimmy Dunn has been among the winners lately a 71 nett 82 gross 2nd.

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Peter Morris will have to look at the handicap board after a great 80 gross nett 65 to take out “B” grade from Justin Collins 84 gross nett 68. Young David Rankine a wonderful 92 gross nett 68 won the “C” grade on a countback from Zack Rutenberg gross 89 nett 68. These are all mighty fine scores and all are to be congratulated. Verne Page (who obviously shot his ball out of a cannon) “B”grade long drive. Carl Pearce where did you get that shot from? Took take out the “C” grade long drive. toy needed 73 or better to win a ball. Good golfing, The Chipper TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN GOLF CLUB VETERANS – 7/11/2012 32 Members & Visitors for Single Stableford. Weather good with a few sprinkles of rain. RESULTS Winner/R. Up – Peter Morris 39, Ian Millar 38 Monthly Merit Mug – Buzz Cowie 18 points Best Front 9 - Bruce Bartle 20 ocb Best Back 9 - Vern Page 21 Nearest the Pin and Approaches Barry Roberts Approaches: Peter Clark, Bob Woodberry Ashleigh Arnold Ball Run Down Ashleigh Arnold, Jimmy Dunn, Barry Roberts 38 Brian Allen, Terry Austin 37 Fred E Miller, Angus Aird 36 Lucky Draw Terry O'Donnel and Carl Pearce TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN BRIDGE CLUB Monday 29 October 12.45pm 7 Table Mitchell North-South 1st D Santer & E Santer 61.3% 2nd C Bowman & K Bowman 57.1% 3rd W Natrop & P Warrell 49.1% East-West 1st G Ilett & K Ilett 56.6% 2nd B Noble & J Noble 55.1% 3rd H Braithwaite & M Daines 52.1% Tuesday 30 October 12.45pm 5 Pair Howell 1st R Evans & J Eveleigh 62.5% 2nd M Gordon & R Gordon 54.2% Thurs 1 November 12.45pm 5 Table Mitchell North-South 1st C Cooke & M Franklin 55.0% 2nd D Cowls & J Salter 51.3% East-West 1st R Feige & S Feige 64.6% 2nd A Anderson & D Anderson 53.8%

A chance to hear developer on Bromelton

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IRVAC, a key developer in the Bromelton Industrial Estate, is in the process of preparing development applications to lodge with Council. State Development Manager for the organisation, Mark Goodman, will share the company’s vision and plans for the estate at 7pm on Monday November 26 at the Logan and Albert Hotel, Brisbane Street, Beaudesert. The benefits of the Bromelton Industrial Estate have been promoted by

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councils for many years as the new growth engine for the region. At the meeting hosted by the Rate Payers Association, Mr Goodman will outline plans for taking the project forward. As a rate payer in the region you are invited to join us on November 26 and hear first hand some of the plans for the new industrial park. Astrid Kennedy Scenic Rim Rate Payers Association www.scenicrimratepayersassoc.org.au


Anet aims for clean, green world

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HAT began as a simple favour for a friend has turned into a business and a new way of life for Norwex consultant Anet Prinsloo. Anet was less than enthusiastic about attending a Tupperwarestyle party where the focus was on chemical-free cleaning products and materials, but accepted her invitation to attend a Norwex demonstration out of courtesy to her friend. What she saw at the demonstration – for instance silverimpregnated microfibre cloths that with nothing but water could polish windows to a sparkling finish lasting for months – changed her thinking and her way of life. “As a mother of young children I was conscious of the dangers of so many chemicals used in everyday cleaning products,” said Anet. It was not long before Anet became a Norwex consultant, spreading the message about products that are tough on dust and dirt but gentle on the environment, such as the oven cleaner which is fume free, biodegradable and so innocuous that it will not irritate the skin. Not only are the products a boon for people with asthma and allergies, they will not upset the delicate balance of septic systems or biocycles. “Here on the Mountain, a lot of people are conscious of the need to reduce the use of chemicals, not just for the environment but our health,” said Anet. “The products are so good they sell themselves, so it makes my job easy.” Linda Mulgrew, who recently hosted a Norwex demonstration at her home, is another convert to cleaning without chemicals. “We’re all for clean and green, but the fact is that you wouldn’t use these products if they did not work as well as they do,” she said. For further information, contact Anet on 0410 277 215.

Linda Mulgrew (left) checks out the clean and green Norwex products with Anet Prinsloo.

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RE-ROOFING & RE-GUTTERING

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

TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN NURSERY 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

TAMBORINE TURF Est. 1966 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

MOWER REPAIRS Ph 07 5545 0499 Shop 6, 15 Main Street, North Tamborine

DIRECTORY BOOKINGS Phone Gary on 5545 3170 or 0431 722 177 or email tmn05@bigpond.net.au

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

Ph 5545 1892 or 0428 451 892

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN BUSINESS DIRECTORY MOWING & SLASHING

Acreage Mowing Prompt Reliable Service Now Available at Tamborine Mower Repairs

5545 1892 0428 451 892

PLUMBING

Ian Lloyd • • • • •

Plumbing Drainage Roofing Guttering Pumps

SEPTIC TANK CLEANING

QBS Lic No. 62248

LICENSED BACKFLOW PREVENTION Ph: (Mob) 0417 437 143 A/H 5543 6884

PAINTERS & DECORATORS

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

eco painters bsa licence 1043639

domestic/commercial paint finishes • colour consulting Phone Derek 0414 478 787 tel/fax: 5545 4726 Major Credit Cards Accepted

PUMPS

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

Ph 0422 545 443 • Ah 5543 1784

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

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

VALUER – MALCOLM BISHOPP

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H: 5545 2323 M: 0404 486 579 ALL OUTSIDE/INSIDE WORK INCLUDING ROOFS & DECKS

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

VALUER

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PROFESSIONAL PUMP-OUT SERVICE AND REPAIRS TO:

Licensed Plumber

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

PANEL BEATER

VETERINARY SURGEON

ALLAN HAYES TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN PANEL & PAINT

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

WINDSCREENS BRAKES RUST FOR R.W.C. 1 HAYES RD

OFF TAMBORINE OXENFORD RD

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

REMOVALIST Local Country

Vic Palmer

Interstate Pre-packing

REMOVALS Incorporating Tamborine Mtn Removals

Ph: 07 3287 4326 Mobile 0408 743 244

RETAINING WALLS

Rock and Timber Retaining Walls

5545 0115

POLICE EMERGENCIES: 000 POLICELINK: 131 444 CRIMESTOPPERS: 1800 333 000 LOCAL POLICE: 5545 3473 If phones are engaged or not picked up, calls will be dealt with by staff at Logan Communications.

VETERINARY SURGERY Established on the Mountain since 1990 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

Canungra Cnr Pine Rd & Franklin St

• Expertly Built • All Earthworks • Engineer designed, when required • Certification • BSA Licenced 1111939 Office: 5543 8584 • Mob: 0432 281 075 Email: mark-pearson@bigpond.com

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

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TAMBORINE WASTE WATER TREATMENT

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

GLEN HARVEY 0412 366 867 • 1300 302 676 glen@bioworx.com.au

WATER SUPPLIES

PONY EXPRESS MOUNTAIN WATER

Est 1985 - Maurice & Debbie Friendly, Reliable Delivery

$140 per load BSC Approved

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

WINDOW CLEANING FRED’S WINDOW CLEANING Windows, Screens, Tracks Free Quotes

Mob: 0427 808 341 Email: fredlutzke60@hotmail.com

WHY PAY MORE? It’s cheaper in the NEWS. DISPLAY ADS Full Colour Full page (A4) ............................$280 Half page ...................................$150 Third page .................................$120 Quarter page................................$90 Sixth page ...................................$50 Twelfth page ................................$50 Front page .................................$150 Back page..................................$300 Black and White Full page....................................$220 Half page ...................................$120 Third page ..................................$90 Quarter page................................$65 Sixth page ...................................$50 Twelfth page ................................$30

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 T.M. RURAL FIRE BRIGADE For burnoff notifications, membership & general enquiries ............................Phone: 0407 747 999 For Fires and Emergencies................Phone: 000 Training Meetings are held at 7pm, Wednesdays at the Rural Fire Station, Knoll Rd.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY: 3cm B&W 3cm Colour 6cm B&W 6cm Colour 9cm B&W 9cm Colour

6 issues ...................$60 6 issues ...................$75 6 issues ...................$96 6 issues .................$108 6 issues ..................$138 6 issues..................$174

INSERTS: $100 per thousand CLASSIFIEDS: $6 for first 10 words, then 10¢ for each additional word. Classifieds may be left in the box at NORTH TAMBORINE NEWSAGENCY. Place your ad and money in box.

AD INQUIRIES Phone Gary 5545 3170 or 0431 722 177 or email tmn05@bigpond.net.au

NEXT DEADLINE 10am Friday 9 November

CLASSIFIEDS UNPARALLELLED OPPORTUNITY 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, for cars, trucks, & machinery. Re-gas for summer. Full service, leak test, diagnostics. We come to you. Ph Dave 046 848 5545. BOOKS & 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: dagmar.vanderlem@gmail.com 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 www.ntpages.com.au/therapist/11495 OLD HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE FOR SALE, op shop prices: 70s TV chairs, rocking chair, cane chairs, round dining table & chairs, stools, large table, etc. Come have a look. Phone 5545 2587. PAINTER, PROFESSIONAL, licensed and local. Small to large. Decks, Roofs etc. Call Roy on 5545 2323 or 0404 486 574 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. Phone Volvo Dave 0423 334 336

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