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WET day, two vehicles, same location, separate incidents ... this was the scene at Canungra when two vehicles left the road and plunged down an embankment. The red sedan came to a halt only metres from the four-wheel-drive which had earlier finished up on its roof. Miraculously, no one in either vehicle was badly hurt. Firies’ flood warning to drivers, Page 2.

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and Rescue Service (QFRS) which is urging Queenslanders to be aware of the dangers of floodwaters this summer. QFRS Acting Commissioner Iain MacKenzie said a split second decision to enter floodwaters could cause a potential tragedy, with a lifelong impact on family and loved ones. “Every year, lives are lost as a result of people venturing into flooded creeks and causeways,” Mr MacKenzie said. “Many people who drown or need rescuing have either deliberately driven into floodwater or taken their vehicles into a potentially dangerous situation. “Although fire-fighters are highly trained and skilled, swift water rescue is one of the most dangerous operations they are required to undertake.” Mr MacKenzie said fire-fighters across Queensland rescued more people from water than they did from fires each year. “If conditions are unfavourable, take the time to check road closure information prior to getting in the car,” he said.

through, think again. Floodwaters are treacherous and the dangers are hidden under the surface.” Mr MacKenzie said if motorists came across rising floodwaters, they should turn around and seek an alternative route. “If this is not possible, move to higher ground and wait it out. Sometimes this may be inconvenient or cause you to miss an appointment or meeting but it is better to arrive late, than not arrive at all,” he said. RACQ Executive Manager Technical and Safety Policy, Steve Spalding said motorists should check road conditions before starting their journey and, depending on the severity of the weather, consider putting off their travel until conditions returned to normal. Motorists can check road conditions either by phoning the RACQ road condition hotline on 1300 130 595 or by checking road conditions on the club’s website.

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AMBORINE Mountain Presbyterian Church will present a heart-warming Christmas concert and carols evening for all to come and enjoy on Friday 14 December. The ‘Prezzi’ Singers will once again feature with a selection of beautiful items such as All Is Well; Michael W. Smith’s Gloria; Saviour’s Day (made famous by Cliff Richard); Mary Did You Know, and more. Guest artists Ann Sawden and Deborah Leigh-Russell, accompanied by Julie Eotvos, will delight with well known evergreens including O Holy Night and The Holy City.

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Julie will give us a special rendition of Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, along with some other surprises during the course of the evening. You can join in for some carols, singing timeless favourites including O Come All Ye Faithful; Hark the Herald Angels Sing and Joy to the World. This is a community event and entry is free. However, there will be a free-will offering which will to go towards the Presbyterian Church Piano Fund. The church is looking ahead to future concert performances and events for the local and greater community in 2013 and beyond.

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Clockwise from above left: Gary Poole celebrates after collecting his award; David Huynh and Tony Nguyen of Canungra Foodworks with Lynn Shannon from sponsor Worklinks; TMCC president Chris Kite with Ania & Phil Sowter accepting the award on behalf of daughter Kathryn.

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AMBORINE Mountain and Canungra were in the spotlight at the second annual Scenic Rim Business Excellence Awards in Beaudesert on Friday night. Tamborine Mountain’s Gary Poole, of The Escarpment Retreat and Day Spa, was judged Business Person of the Year, while Kathryn Sowter, of The Polish Place, took out the Young Person of the Year Business award. Tony Nguyen’s Canungra Foodworks won the Best Corporate Citizenship award. The 2012 awards were an initiative of Council in partnership with the region’s combined chambers of commerce representing

the communities of Beaudesert, Boonah, Kooralbyn, Tamborine Mountain and Canungra. Mayor John Brent said: “Events such as tonight’s gathering are all about offering encouragement by recognising and acknowledging the contribution local businesses, big and small, make to our communities. “Our winners this evening have been judged as the best of the best in their field of endeavour and I congratulate them on their achievement. “I thank the region’s chambers of commerce in partnering with Council to stage this year’s awards event, in addition to the support of our sponsors.”

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Hungarian Ambassador visits the Mountain

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HE Hungarian Ambassador to Australia, Anna Siko, was a welcome visitor to Tamborine Mountain last week. Ms Siko, who was accompanied by partner Robert Summerfield, came to Tamborine Mountain at the invitation of Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz. They met with several of the Mountain’s leading tourism and hospitality operators at Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery where they exchanged information and ideas. Ms Siko said the intimate style and modest scale of tourism-related activities on Tamborine Mountain reminded her of some successful regions in Hungary where quality and uniqueness of product were the keys to their popularity and ongoing success.

She said she would love to see a process where comparable Hungarian and Australian tourism businesses could somehow communicate and learn from one another. She even floated the idea of Tamborine Mountain establishing relationships with Hungarian municipal towns or locations along the lines of the popular sister city concept. She said this would not only promote cultural understanding but could also help stimulate economic development. Ms Siko said it was her first visit to Tamborine Mountain and she appreciated the invitation from Mr Buchholz and the opportunity to meet with some of the Mountain’s business leaders. “Tamborine Mountain is a very beautiful location and we will take away strong memories of our visit,” she said.

Update on groundwater extraction court appeal

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HE hearing in the Planning and Environment Court of Gillion Pty Ltd vs Scenic Rim Regional Council and Others began on Monday 19. The opening statements by the barristers and two of the unrepresented co-respondents have been made. From all accounts the site inspection on Tuesday morning was very thorough with the judge being shown the premises at 22 Power Parade and seeing the tanker arrive and leave, visiting nearby properties and being taken over the current and proposed haul routes. The taking of evidence commenced late Tuesday afternoon and has continued all week with more to come. Unfortunately, one of Gillion’s water experts has now left for overseas and can’t be cross-examined

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until some time in December. More evidence will be heard probably through until Wednesday 28. Final summaries will be heard after the final cross-examination and the judge will then, in all likelihood, adjourn the proceedings to consider and write up his judgement before calling the court together again to deliver it. To encourage those residents who continue to pay the legal and expert witness costs in the hope that this action will benefit the whole Mountain, please consider ongoing donations through the NAB to the Water Fighting BSB 084263 Acc 12 509 8160. Jennifer Peat


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These students took great delight in helping establish a bush tucker garden at Tamborine Mountain State School last week.

Indigenous bush tucker garden planted out

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HANKS to a generous grant from last year’s Tour de Tamborine, students of Tamborine Mountain State School last week planted out a native bush tucker garden. At the end of their working bee, supervised by Tamborine Mountain Landcare, students of grades four, five and six had a very special new garden of 150 plants representing 30 species of our rainforests and other areas. The area that was planted out had been meticulously prepared by school groundsman Sam Wild.

Tamborine Mountain Landcare Vice Chairman, Alan O’Neill, said the native bush tucker would in time provide a fascinating and delicious range of edible fruits, seeds, nuts and tubers. Teacher Kim Adolphs said the initiative would be a valuable and practical aid in improving indigenous studies for school students who would be responsible for the ongoing care of the plants. The bush tucker garden is a welcome addition to the school’s nearby butterfly and bees garden.

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T has been a big year for the Canungra Scout Group, whose numbers are growing as rapidly as its young members. While 2012 has been a big year for Canungra’s scouts, 2013 is set to be even bigger, beginning with the Australian Jamboree, where more than 15,000 scouts from around Australia and overseas will travel to Maryborough for two weeks of excitement and entertainment beginning on New Year’s Day. Also in 2013, Joey Scouts will commence at Canungra for youngsters aged six to eight. “Canungra Scout Group has seen a rise in youth members this year, but with a rise in youth members the need for more adult leaders is important,” said Group Leader Leigh Bartlett. “If you enjoy learning new things, spending time outdoors, working with young people in our community and have some spare time we would love to speak to you about becoming a Scout leader.” This year has been one of fun and adventure for the Canungra Scout Group, with members testing their limits with the help of their leaders.

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The Cubs, from seven to 11 years old, have hiked, climbed, camped, swum, with highlights of the year including the combined camp with Tamborine Mountain Girl Guides and taking turns at using a homemade hovercraft. The Scouts, aged between 11 and 15, have focused on achieving their Pioneer level badges, so that the Scouts attending the 2013 Australian Jamboree are prepared for it. The younger Scouts not attending the Jamboree are now a step closer to achieving higher badges. The Venturers, aged between 15 and 18, are still a relatively new group and have spent the year working building up their section. Along with the Nerang group they have been working to achieve their Queen Scout Award. High points of their year were Nighthawk, an overnight hike through the bush on the Darling Downs, and a weekend of fun on the water at Noosa. For more information on the youth membership or becoming a leader, please contact Group Leader Leigh Bartlett on Ph: 5543 4323 or email canungrascouts@hotmail.com.


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OSQUITOES belong to a family of flies called Culicidae. There are over 3,000 species of mosquitoes worldwide and 300 species in Australia. Although mosquito species are very diverse in habits, behaviour, flight range, diet, habitat and impact on humans, all species do share some characteristics. They are all small slender insects with 6 legs, 2 scale-covered wings and have a four stage life cycle – egg, larva, pupa and adult, of which the first three stages are aquatic, only the mature adult is terrestrial. Mosquito eggs are laid in an aquatic habitat, the emerging larva are legless, segmented with well developed heads and mouth brushes for feeding on algae, bacteria and microbes. They feed continuously and grow through four different instars or moults. The final instar develops into a comma shaped pupa which floats on the water surface until the adult insect emerges. The male and female of all mosquito species consume sugary fluids such as nectar, but it is only the female of the parasitic species which will seek a blood meal as a protein source for egg development. These female mosquitoes have receptors which enable them to locate a potential host by detecting carbon dioxide, scent, air movement and heat. They can respond to the slightest amount of exhaled carbon dioxide and the olfactory receptor neurones in their antennae sense a wide range of chemicals. However it is the host’s nonanal, a powerful semiochemical, that seems to provide the strongest trigger which leads a mosquito to its host and bite site. The mosquito pierces the host’s skin, taps into an underlying blood vessel and pumps up

the blood which is stored in the mosquito’s abdomen, once the storage capacity is reached the mosquito withdraws and flies away. The female’s specially adapted mouth consists of a sheathed proboscis enclosing six specialised parts. Two pointed mandibles and two blade like maxillae are rocked back and forth to pierce the host’s skin; the hypopharynx and labrum are hollow structures which are pushed down into the wound where they form a closed tube. The mosquito then injects its saliva, a complex fluid containing a mix of proteins, anticoagulant, antiplatelet and vasodilatory agents to promote blood flow and prevent disruption to feeding by the host’s immune response. Some saliva always remains in the wound, its proteins promote an immune response which causes inflammation and itching until the immune system breaks down the saliva proteins. Mosquitoes can be vectors of some diseases. When they bite hosts infected with certain viruses and parasites, the insect acts like a contaminated syringe and transmits the damaging organism from host to host without exhibiting symptoms itself. Mosquitoes use their beating wings to create their characteristic whine which is part of an acoustic courtship. Male and females adjust their pitch until they harmonise at about the same frequency of 1,200 hertz. Although always irritating, and sometimes dangerous, these minute lady vampires are remarkable creatures. Birdwalk 19 Dec – Away walk Bushwalk 8 Dec – Mystery walk & Xmas BBQ Nadia O’Carroll

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COUNCIL INITIATIVES Council has recently adopted three initiatives: • Community based environmental initiatives as part of the Environmental Grants Programme. Tamborine Mountain Landcare, Golf Club and the Rainforest Trust were successful in their bids. • An Event’s Sponsorship Programme which is aimed at supporting existing major events and helping others to get off the ground. • A Public Art and Collections Policy which will support the implementation of public art in the region. It is intended to form a public art reference group comprising of community members to advise Council on matters of public art and collections. I applaud the setting up of the reference group and would like to see other groups formed to look at streetscapes, environmental corridors and footpaths. ADDITIONAL PARKING FOR THE DISABLED AT TM STATE SCHOOL I have been advocating, on behalf of a parent, for a second disabled car park in Curtis Road. After discussions with Council, the school is now seeking the views of the school community. The Principal has addressed the issue in a recent newsletter and the school community is encouraged to complete the online survey on the school’s website. In my view, there is plenty of parking in the school market area and a second car park for the disabled would greatly assist the parents of children with a disability and the grand-parents with a disability, who are more and more, taking up the role of taking and picking up children. CABLE CAR This topic has been aired in Gold Coast newspapers recently and has received some comment from residents on the Mountain. I can advise the community that the topic has not been discussed in Council and, as far as I know, no documentation has been received. I have been asked for my views and I have publicly spoken about five questions I would initially put to a developer: • Does the project have community support? • Will the project improve or detract scenic amenity? • Will tourism benefit from the project? • How will the transport needs be addressed? and • How will other infrastructure needs be addressed? I have also advised that I am happy to meet with any developer at a Community Consultation Forum. REMOVAL OF UNAPPROVED ROADSIDE SIGNAGE I draw the attention of the community to the Council’s Notice in the Tamborine Times of 22 November with regard to unapproved signs. I urge community members to review any signage they have out to ensure that they comply with the regulations before compliance action commences. CONSULTATION I will recommence consultations in the library on Monday 7 January, 4pm – 5.30pm. Please note the change of day. 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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and Rescue Service (QFRS) which is urging Queenslanders to be aware of the dangers of floodwaters this summer. QFRS Acting Commissioner Iain MacKenzie said a split second decision to enter floodwaters could cause a potential tragedy, with a lifelong impact on family and loved ones. “Every year, lives are lost as a result of people venturing into flooded creeks and causeways,” Mr MacKenzie said. “Many people who drown or need rescuing have either deliberately driven into floodwater or taken their vehicles into a potentially dangerous situation. “Although fire-fighters are highly trained and skilled, swift water rescue is one of the most dangerous operations they are required to undertake.” Mr MacKenzie said fire-fighters across Queensland rescued more people from water than they did from fires each year. “If conditions are unfavourable, take the time to check road closure information prior to getting in the car,” he said.

through, think again. Floodwaters are treacherous and the dangers are hidden under the surface.” Mr MacKenzie said if motorists came across rising floodwaters, they should turn around and seek an alternative route. “If this is not possible, move to higher ground and wait it out. Sometimes this may be inconvenient or cause you to miss an appointment or meeting but it is better to arrive late, than not arrive at all,” he said. RACQ Executive Manager Technical and Safety Policy, Steve Spalding said motorists should check road conditions before starting their journey and, depending on the severity of the weather, consider putting off their travel until conditions returned to normal. Motorists can check road conditions either by phoning the RACQ road condition hotline on 1300 130 595 or by checking road conditions on the club’s website.

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Christmas carols with ‘Prezzi’ singers

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AMBORINE Mountain Presbyterian Church will present a heart-warming Christmas concert and carols evening for all to come and enjoy on Friday 14 December. The ‘Prezzi’ Singers will once again feature with a selection of beautiful items such as All Is Well; Michael W. Smith’s Gloria; Saviour’s Day (made famous by Cliff Richard); Mary Did You Know, and more. Guest artists Ann Sawden and Deborah Leigh-Russell, accompanied by Julie Eotvos, will delight with well known evergreens including O Holy Night and The Holy City.

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Julie will give us a special rendition of Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, along with some other surprises during the course of the evening. You can join in for some carols, singing timeless favourites including O Come All Ye Faithful; Hark the Herald Angels Sing and Joy to the World. This is a community event and entry is free. However, there will be a free-will offering which will to go towards the Presbyterian Church Piano Fund. The church is looking ahead to future concert performances and events for the local and greater community in 2013 and beyond.

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WATCH COUNCIL

Cableway proposal gaining ground

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HERE seems little doubt that the real aims and character of our Council will become clear as the new cableway proposal gains traction sooner than expected. It seems that we can have confidence in our strong local Councillors but remember they are only two among seven. Sometimes things look quite different when viewed from the other end of our large and diverse Shire with its range of priorities. My previous column considered the possible impacts of the cableway now being proposed to transport Gold Coast day trippers to Tamborine Mountain via the Guanaba Gorge. As far as I know, the locations of the terminals have not yet been announced but there is little doubt that there would be particularly unhappy people at both ends when exposed to the additional road traffic. Previously identified problems and concerns on Tamborine Mountain are only too obvious. With the present proposal being very much a Gold Coast project, it should be remembered that the Gold Coast has a mixed record with relation to the impacts of development and tourism on the core values that made the it attractive in the first place. Along the eastern edge there is now just another dense city but which does have the benefit of a strip of beach and some limited waterways to the north. Planners and Councils failed to recognise early enough how much better it could have been with areas of dense development separated by significant areas of green space. This may also have helped to avoid the social problems that seem to breed in large continuous cities. I know it is easy to be wise after the event but there are lessons to be learned. On the other hand, the Gold Coast is certainly to be commended for some of its strategies for the protection of the natural and developed environment. It has implemented a policy of acquiring large areas for environmental conservation. We should also not forget Springbrook where the local environment and residential

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amenity seem to have been treated with a greater level of sensitive protection than has Tamborine Mountain in its Beaudesert and Scenic Rim Shire histories. Comments in the Gold Coast Sun from Gold Coast Cr Bob La Castra re the present project are not reassuring: "I have been driving the idea behind the scenes and it would give the city a much needed boost": "It has always been a good idea and Tamborine Mountain is a better option than Springbrook which was previously considered." It was also noted that discussions have already been held between the stakeholders, Mayor Tom Tate and representatives of the Gold Coast Combined Chamber of Commerce. Entirely missing was any recognition that: – Tamborine Mountain has its own sensitivities and priorities. – Tamborine Mountain is not part of the Gold Coast. – Consultation with the Tamborine Mountain community stakeholders is necessary. With the Gold Coast Mayor apparently sharing a belief with the State Government that all development is good, the performance of our Council will be under the microscope.

Welcoming newcomers to Tamborine Mountain If you are new to Tamborine Mountain, why not come along and meet members and representatives of your community and see what the Mountain has to offer. Light supper will be provided. THURSDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2012 6.30PM–8.30PM, TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN LIBRARY. To register your attendance, please phone Carolann on 5540 5473, or call into the library.

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College grows from strength to strength

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ITH the opening of a new building and plans for a primary school beginning to take shape, 2012 has been another year of growth and success for Tamborine Mountain College. College Principal, June Melbourne, told a capacity crowd at the school’s speech night in the Vonda Youngman Community Centre of the school’s plans for expansion while the current economic climate had forced some independent schools to close. While 2012 had been a difficult year economically and financially for many Australians and people in other countries around the world, Tamborine Mountain College has grown again during the year with a total student population of 175. “Many independent schools have felt the financial burdens from decreasing student numbers – some have even closed their doors,” said Mrs Melbourne, who is in her 11th year as College principal. “When times get difficult, this is the real test of strength and success. “Tamborine Mountain College has had an excellent year, the pinnacle being the opening of the Professor Jack Walton Resource Centre.” The shift of Year 7 to secondary school in 2015 has Tamborine Mountain College planning for an expansion into primary education to cater for students from Prep upwards. “Tamborine Mountain College is still a small school and even as more and more people value this and wish to become

part of its family, it will always remain small with a safe learning environment,” said Mrs Melbourne. The school’s strong academic achievements were highlighted by several guaranteed entries to university – even before the Overall Positions (OPs) were announced. College Captain Mary Mineo has received the prestigious Griffith University Academic Excellence Bursary and two Year 11 students have entered the university’s GUESTS program which, with successful achievement, guarantees entry into their chosen tertiary courses. Other highlights of Tamborine Mountain College’s year included: • representation by several students in regional and state level sporting championships, and sporting achievements by students in the Independent Sporting Association’s swimming, cross-country and athletics carnivals • a continuing strong showing by the school’s equestrian team • participation by College students in the Hinterland Independent Alliance interschool sports with Hills and Kooralbyn Schools, and • the presentation to local primary schools and the Mountain community of the Wizard of Oz by the College’s drama department. While many sporting and academic awards were presented during Speech Night, it also included the important

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announcement of the leaders for 2013. They are: • Captains: Jessica Leighton and Mackenzie Waring, and • Prefects: Ethan Kent, Jessica Tyrer and Grace Seagrove. “College life is truly wonderful – trips to the USA, Palazzo Versace for the Year 12 Formal again this year, theatre productions in Brisbane, art exhibitions, camps, excursions, visits to theme parks, recreational sports such as sailing, skating, bowling, and golf, college lunchtime clubs such as Book Club, Game Club, gym, choir, chess, the Duke of Edinburgh Club, and Science Club and next year the College plans to take off to Europe and the snow,” said Mrs Melbourne.

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Tamborine Mountain College’s award recipients for 2012 at the College’s Speech Night at the Vonda Youngman Centre.

TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN COLLEGE SPEECH NIGHT AWARDS 2012 YEAR 12 The R J & M G Nicholls Prize for the Most Outstanding Student: Mary Mineo The Kyle Family Prize for Dux of the College: Mary Mineo The Simon Davies Cup for Most Outstanding Person in Cultural Activities: Chloe Beer

Chloe Beer – B.A. in Applied Theatre. George Lysnar – B. Engineering/B. IT Mary Mineo – Griffith Connect Academic Excellence Bursary B. Ex Sc YEAR 11 Student Most Outstanding in Academics: Jessica Leighton

TMC Victory & Valour Medal: Jonathon Wendell ADF Leadership & Teamwork Award $100: Edward Sarroff Learning Performance Seminar Scholarship: Samantha Wooller

Student Most Outstanding in CoCurricular Activities: Ethan Kent

YEAR 9 Student Most Outstanding in Academics: Natalie Smith

Caltex Best All-Rounder Award: George Lysnar

Student Most Outstanding in Sporting Activities: Daisuke Fujino

Student Most Outstanding in CoCurricular Activities: Jordana Curran

TMC Victory & Valour Medal: Natasha Broom/Ellen Hussey

TMC Victory & Valour Medal: Mackenzie Waring

Student Most Outstanding in Sporting Activities: Natalie Smith

Chamber of Commerce Award $500: Shannon Whiting

ADF Leadership & Teamwork Award $250: Jessica Leighton

TMC Victory & Valour Medal: Callum Lawson

GUESTS Program – Yr 12 2013: Georgia Govett – Anatomy & Physiology Ethan Kent – Applied Theatre

YEAR 8 Student Most Outstanding in Academics: Eden Knight

The Professor Jack Walton Trophy for Most Outstanding Sportsperson: McKeely Elliott

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Jesus and the primary sources

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Dear Geoff, It was good to see you recently and to catch up on things. During our visit together I was particularly happy to hear that you are interested in looking in to the spiritual practices of Jesus and that you wanted to get right to the primary sources. There are many writings that claim to be written by people who were in the know about Jesus that were found early on to be forgeries or attempts to adapt Jesus’ teachings to some other form of religion. One main group of these writings were produced by the Gnostics who wanted to use Jesus for their own purposes. They rewrote portions of earlier documents or wrote under false names. Their writings are reappearing today to promote a more pagan spirituality that sounds esoteric and mysterious. Its kind of like a new Gnosticism where special revelations from God are given to a few and others have to be initiated by those who are really in the know. (Gnosticism comes from the Greek word gnosis which means knowledge). After all the smoke clears surrounding early Christian and pseudo-Christian writings it becomes clear that the gospels and epistles and other writings that form the New Testament as we know it are the most reliable witnesses to who Jesus was, what he did and how his immediate disciples lived out their lives as his followers. If you are trying to get at the heart of Christianity, which has grown many different cultural layers as it has spread through the world over the centuries, the best way is to open the New Testament and read it. Current scholarship has taken great pains to incorporate the most recently discovered papyrus fragments and manuscript evidence into some of the more recent translations of the bible. Some versions have been translated by many scholars of different Christian backgrounds to insure against sectarian bias. Many bibles today are the result of the best research and scholarship available and are not quickly thrown together. One version I use took a hundred scholars 10 years to translate from the earliest manuscripts and the original languages. They were interested in accuracy not in promoting some biased hidden agenda. I hope that you enjoy reading your new New Testament and that you find in it the most fascinating, challenging, life changing, meaningful and true message….as I have over the last 30 years. Your Brother, Kim (Kim Dale, Minister at Tamborine Mtn Presbyterian Church kdale7@bigpond.com )

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Getting set for the Tour de Tamborine

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HETHER you’re a starter in the Junior Bolt or out to claim the crown in the King of the Climb time trial, there’s something for every age, interest and level of fitness in the 2012 Tour de Tamborine charity sports event this weekend. The event is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and once again will be raising money for charities and community organisations through a range of events on Sunday, December 2. Participants in the Tour de Tamborine can choose their own way to conquer the Mountain by walking, running or cycling. There are 76-kilometre, 26-kilometre and five-kilometre cycle events, the 10-

kilometre run or walk, five-kilometre run or walk and the one-kilometre Junior Bolt within the Tamborine Mountain Sports Complex from 9.30am. There’s plenty for spectators as well, with family fun including bouncy castles and face painting and the opportunity to cheer on cyclists on the St Bernard’s Hotel Alpine Terrace Ascent from 7.30am. St Bernard’s Hotel is offering a free sausage sizzle for everyone who comes to support the cyclists Tour de France style from the spectator area in Alpine Terrace between 7.30am and 9am. For further details or to enter, visit www.tourdetamborine.com.au.

Sammy helps pick the winners

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raffle to help a young member of the Tamborine Mountain community in his battle to beat cancer was drawn at the weekend at Geissmann Oval. Eight-year-old Sammy PardoeMatthews, who was diagnosed with bone cancer in January, was on hand to help draw the raffle which raised funds to support his ongoing treatment. Helped by friends and generous local businesses, Sammy’s supporters organised the raffle which offered prizes worth thousands of dollars. The prize winners were: First prize: Chad Pedderson Second prize: Eileen Third prize: Keith Smith Fourth prize: Elissa Parsons Fifth prize: S. McMillan

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HE elegant grounds of Rob and Caroline Tolmie’s Glenloch in Yuulong Street provided the perfect backdrop for a parade of spring fashions by Tamborine Mountain’s Clobber boutique last week. Members of the Garden Club enjoyed the

social occasion, with some of the club members modeling men’s and women’s fashions for casual occasions during the festive season. Glenloch last enjoyed a showing of its beautifully manicured gardens during the Springtime on the Mountain festival.

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John Young, President of Mount Tamborine Lions Club, presents TMSA President, Dr Alan Blackman, with a cheque for $10,000 for its solar power system. Looking on is Lions Treasurer David Kirkpatrick.

Lions’ power boost for TMSA

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OHN Young, President of the Lions Club of Mount Tamborine, has presented the Tamborine Mountain Sports Association (TMSA) with a cheque for $10,000 to provide the club with a solar power system. The cost of power to pump water to irrigate the playing fields is a major expenditure item for TMSA. With the installation of a 5kW solar generation system, the club will not only be able to reduce its power bill but generate revenue from the sale of excess power generated back to its electricity provider. Mr Young said that an objective of Lions was to channel funding into projects that would benefit the local community. He said: “This project has the advantage of not only providing immediate returns by reducing the TMSA cost base, but it will also assist in boosting the association’s revenue for many years into the future through the sale of power. The Lions Club of Mount Tamborine was delighted to be able to assist the TMSA and through it help to provide a quality sport and recreation facility for the local community. TMSA President, Dr Alan Blackman, welcomed the Lions Club’s support. He said: “TMSA’s aim 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. “A second aim is to reduce the costs of maintaining and operating the Sports Centre. TMSA receives no government funding to offset the costs of its maintenance operations. “The installation of solar power is a key part of TMSA’s cost reduction strategy and the Lions donation is wonderful example of the level of broad local community support for what is rapidly becoming a sport and recreation hub for many residents of Tamborine Mountain and surrounding towns”, he said.

Greens seek candidates

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HE local Greens branch has begun its pre-selection process for candidates for the federal seat of Wright. Branch spokesperson Mark Munnings said: “We are seeking expressions of interest from Greens members and community leaders who are interested in standing for the Greens." Persons wishing to nominate should contact local branch secretary, Debbie Frandsen, on 5541 3426 or email dfrandsen33@gmail.com Nominations close on December 19.

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Birds of a feather

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ATTLEMAN Jim Inglis knows the stratagem of a quiet talk to animals. He found it useful when meeting up with a Painted Button-Quail avidly ingesting dead vegetation. This is a quail of a black, white and chestnut mosaic; the male is smaller and duller than the female. Other mountain quail have been observed and their identification discussed at the November NHA Birders’ meeting. Raymond and Susan Cantrell journeyed to “Gluepot”, a renowned haven in the Southern interior. Many parrots and honeyeaters were listed and interesting photographic records taken, which included the Rufous Song Lark and Southern Scrub Robin. Gill and John Whyman travelled to Menindie Lakes to witness a huge congregation of water birds. Nearner home, Julie Lake reported on her monthly survey of Glossy Black Cockatoos. This bird feeds on casuarina seed capsules; Julie recorded a bird eating 50 in an hour. Frogmouths featured in several reports, including that of Dianne Stanfield who witnessed a parent bird and juveniles on her fence. Margaret Eller and Pat Stockwell recorded 80 species on a walk to the ‘Moran’s’ Circuit, which included Crested Shrike-tit and Paradise Rifle Bird. The Carrara Wetlands have revealed interesting species – Baillon’s and Spotless Crake, and Latham’s Snipe. The next Bird Walk is to be at O’Reillys’ Wednesday 19 December. The meeting place will be the Visitor Information Centre at 0600 hours. Ivor Filmer

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ECENT rain seemed to herald the arrival of a large grey bird with a notably large bill. These birds always travel in pairs and the two are usually noted flying overhead in a straight line cawing. Its long tail and beak and slender wings give it a cross shape as it flies. It is, in fact, a cuckoo which lays its eggs in the nests of crows and currawongs. The young do not evict the nestlings of their host but outperform them and let them starve. As usual, this bird outgrows its parents and the sight of a crow working overtime to feed its stepchild is a sight to behold. Its favourite foods are figs and the large stick insects that live high in our gum trees. The Channel-billed Cuckoo spends its winter in New Guinea and Indonesia. Their nocturnal calls are distinctive as they arrive around September. Tony Tibbetsma

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HERE’S a sense of having really arrived when you reach Cloud Hill at the end of a long, winding driveway off Witches Chase. Cloud Hill is more than a magnificent home – with a 13-metre swimming pool and all-weather tennis court it represents an elegant way of life. This sweeping country estate, on five acres surrounded by national parks, is a quiet and peaceful world of its own. Cloud Hill’s purchaser will not only be acquiring a house but also a lifestyle. The main residence has three levels connected by a lift, from the four-car basement garage to the parents’ retreat, which includes a lounge, bedroom, dressing room and ensuite bathroom. A beautiful timber staircase also connects the upper storey to the second level, which has three bedrooms, a guest bedroom ensuite, family bathroom, media room, family room, formal dining room and fullyappointed kitchen. Perhaps the heart of the home is the spacious timber cook’s kitchen, which will delight anyone who enjoys entertaining guests or indulging their inner masterchef. The house itself offers plenty of space for family gatherings or to entertain guests, from the spacious verandahs to the outdoor gazebo or pool area. The opulent 13-metre by 5.5-metre pool is a work of art, glittering with tiny green glass tiles imported from Italy. Heated, the pool can be enjoyed year-round, and its

HOUSE OF THE WEEK copper/silver ionisation system keeps the water sparkling clean without chemicals. Adjacent to Queensland’s first national park, the Witches Chase National Park, Cloud Hill has sweeping views to Mount Warning and the border ranges. The home’s large picture windows bring the natural beauty of the bushland indoors. In summer, the home, with its nine-foot ceilings, is cool and airy but in winter is warm and cosy with fully ducted reverse cycle air conditioning.

Hoop pine flooring throughout the home, wood paneling in the media room and beautiful leadlight panels in the internal doors all add to the country charm of this gracious home. The property has its own bore water supply and a large shed/workshop with three-phase power. It also has a second residence, a large, fully-furnished rustic timber cottage, perfect as extra guest accommodation or for an extended family. The two-storey cottage has a loft master bedroom, open plan kitchen and living areas and covered parking for two cars. Cloud Hill is being marketed by Professionals Tamborine Mountain (07) 5545 4000.

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Above left: Rob Collins (l) with outright winners Ron Rushbrooke & Geoff Talintyre. Above right: One of the day’s two fancy dress winners: the Octoberfest team comprising Kylie Edwards, Gwenda von Kanel, Jayne Hargreaves and Virginia Prizeman.

RACQ Careflight Charity Golf Day a huge success

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HAT a day! The annual RACQ Charity Golf Day was another huge success. With the change of venue this year to the Canungra Golf Course we had a few minor teething problems but the crew from the North Tamborine Police Station were absolutely thrilled with the way the day panned out. The hospitality and freedom we were given to run the event the way we wanted and the co-operation given to us by the members, staff and volunteers from the Canungra Golf Club and committee was awesome. They have been fantastic and the course was beautifully presented and provided us with a sensational venue. The golf played on the day was absolutely atrocious from most of us but that’s not really why we are there or keep coming back. A dip in the creek provided relief from the heat for some punters and a few laughs for the rest of us even though we were happy to cool the golfers down on the 5th hole with some ice. This was just to help out of course and also to make sure we raise more funds than we give out. Hosey managed to hit the green with a 50/1 odds-on bet only to donate the winnings straight back … I think he did give it some thought but a cool refreshment soothed his mind and left us wiping our brows with relief. Good one Micky Shute! CHARITY GOLF DAY WINNERS: 1st TEAM (2): Ron Rushbrooke, Geoff Talintyre 2nd TEAM (2): Owen Achterberg, Scott Guerin BEST LADIES TEAM: Liz Howard, Kathryn Guerin LONGEST DRIVE Men: Owen Achterberg

A huge thanks to Grant Phelan for providing the transport, and our ever growing list of volunteers for helping out at the course and driving the bus that ferried the golfers from St Bernard’s Hotel and back again making life easy for all concerned. The golf and raffle prizes as well as the auction items looked unbelievable thanks to Gwen, Kylie, Kerriann, Jayne and Jaclyn who set it all up. A big thank you to St Bernard’s Hotel and staff including Robbie who we borrowed for the day to help on the course; Tony for helping out everywhere and anywhere including running the karaoke; James for securing so many sponsors; and Dee and the great bar staff for putting up with us, and the lift home. Without St Bernard’s staff and Warren Morton’s generous donations the event would just not happen. Mitre 10’s on-going support with prizes and auction items was phenomenal again. And to Rod Stehr of Ray White Rural Tamborine Mountain for what can only be described as a massive effort for his unbelievably generous offer to donate $1000 per house sold during the months of September, October and November. Funds are to be shared between the Golf Day and the Chris Wills Function and so far I’m led to believe sales are up to 14 homes already. Immense appreciation goes to our local LONGEST DRIVE Ladies: FANCY DRESS PRIZES: CLOSEST TO THE PIN: HOLE IN 1:

Liz Howard Octoberfest Team and Pirates Paul Letterhose No winner, but $400 prize donated by Ray White Rural Tamborine Mtn

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artists Kym Hart, Wayne Clements and Anita Rowney for their personal touch again. Another major effort from Gwen von Kanel who, let’s face it, basically puts the whole thing together each year now that we have reliable supporters and willing participants. Thanks to our wives for helping out and putting up with us on the day….and the next day. Congrats to the winners of the golf, Ron Rushbrooke and Geoff Talintyre from Canungra and to all the other winners on the day and be advised Owen and Liz are banned from winning the longest drives next year so we will all have a chance. Careflight liaison officer Corinne says it is one of the most enjoyable fundraising events she is involved with. Funds raised will be going towards a specific life saving piece of equipment. We have raised an amazing $10, 635.00. This doesn’t include the funds from Ray White Rural so we once again have managed to put together a large contribution to Careflight and the Defensive Driving Initiative. Be safe, be careful and be kind to each other and we look forward to doing it all again on the second Friday in September 2013. Brendan Edwards HIT THE RAY WHITE SIGN: Brett Cleary, George Givens PUTTING COMPETITION: Geoff Talintyre, Colin Lagoon, Sean Walker WORST TEAM Men: George Givens, Ray Pennell WORST TEAM Ladies: Kath Coles, Anna Davies


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MAIN GOLF CLUB 9 HOLE TWILIGHT EVENT THURSDAY 15TH NOVEMBER Every week I await a funny story to be told, not much this week except that in the writing of last weeks results (a couple of hours work) I awoke about 4 am on the day all reports must be emailed to our two papers. In a bit of a panic I lost them in the “ether” (is that how you spell it) never to be seen again. So apologies to all. Anyway, this weeks event taken out by Raymond Smith who won on a countback from Darryl Franklin both having the great scores of 25 points. Manfred Karlhuber was third on 23. The approach on the 3rd Tony Murphy and the nearest the pin on 5 Manfred (again). Do not forget, if you live or work on the mountain or even just here for a few days everybody is welcome to join in this 9 hole event. You do not need be a member of a club or have an official handicap, we will give you one after you have played the round. So come on, join in and have a relaxing couple of hours at Tamborine Mountain Golf Club, phone 55451788 18 HOLE STABLEFORD EVENT THURSDAY 15TH NOVEMBER Bring along a couple of friends particularly when they’re hot shot golfers and let them take all the local yokels money. G.McAtamney and Daniel Caulley from Gainsborough Greens GC on the Gold Coast along with local star Rod Schulte all scored a great 40 points each. On the countback system Mr McAtamney (sorry did not catch his Christian name) took the glory and the money from Daniel (2nd) and Rodney (3rd). Roger Way, who brought back the best sounding flu I’ve heard from one of his overseas jaunts, was some how well enough to take the nearest the pin on the 14th and Jimmy Dunn, a great shot for the approach on the 12th. 18 HOLE TINA BULL MEMORIAL-4 BALL AMBROSE SATURDAY 17TH NOVEMBER A great day was had by all participants, and nice to see some new lady members turning up for Saturdays, well done girls! All players donated either their green fees or brought wrapped presents for children and were duly donated to The Farm Appeal and presented to Betty Pugh, who has been involved with the appeal for more years than she cares to remember. So well done members, committee and the Bull family, for your most generous donation, thank you. The winners on 54.5/8 Justin Collins, Kaleb O’Bree (that man again) Zack Ruttenberg (He’s still on a roll) and big hitting Darren McLarnon won fairly convincingly from the team of Di Lilley, Nick Blom, Gerry Maloney and John Halpin, 55.3/4. It’s a pretty hard game to compete in when your team has 8 birdies and you just manage to win a ball. Phew! Course looking terrific, thanks Wayne and his helpers. The Chipper

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Melbourne Cup Event was a great success, and those who attended enjoyed the day and the food. Looking forward to next year as there were many of the lady members away – playing golf in Melbourne and travelling. For the girls who went to Melbourne, t’was a great experience and very enjoyable. Tuesday 13th – Single Stableford event Winner with 40 points was Glenyce Lynch, Runner – up Linda Balmer with a fine 38 points. BRD Linda Balmer, Jennie Reed, Claire Attree both with 37. App No 15 Narelle Cooper Turkeys Nest Lesley Brady. There was some great golf played, and I can only put it down to our magnificent looking course – the little bit of rain certainly helped and all this would not happen without the terrific staff and the huge input from Fred. Thank you Congratulation to the new committee who are already making progress in looking after the Club. Thank you to you all as well.

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The ladies golf calendar is nearly at an end. Next week a stroke event, following week 9 holes and presentation of Trophies for the year. Tuesday 4th December is our end of Year luncheon. This year at the Heritage Winery. For further inquiries re luncheon contact Lesley Brady. Tuesday 20th – Stableford event. Winner Claire Attree 38 Points – Congratulations Claire. BRD Liz Howard, Jennie Reed, Narelle Cooper, Sheila Irvine Brown App No 8 Glenyce Lynch NTP No 5 Linda Balmer Welcome to our new member Fiona Porteous and we look forward to having you join us in the New Year. There will still be golf on a Tuesday for those girls who wish to play. Also keep in mind that you are very welcome to play 9 or 18 holes in the Thursday Comp. as well as Saturday. Our breakup lunch is at the Heritage on 4th December. Good Golfing.

VETERANS – 14/11/2012 31 Members & Visitors for Nov. Monthly Medal. Weather perfect. Results A Grade Winner/R. Up – Brian Allen 63, Lawrence Richardson 66 B Grade Winner/R. Up – Warren Castledine 63, Dave Roberts 65 C Gr Winner/R. Up – Kevin Arnold 67 ocb, Phil Salisbury 67 ocb Best Putts – Peter Fields 25 Best Gross – Peter Clark 71 Nearest the Pin and Approaches Warren Castledine, Terry Austin Approaches Peter Clark, Tony Cole, Dave Rankine Ball Run Down • Bruce Bartle, Peter Clark 66 • Jimmy Dunn, Vern Page, Peter Fields 67 • Carl Pearce, John Staffsmith, Tony Hall 68 Lucky Draw: Terry O'Donnell and Mike Molson

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Visit by a Saint

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N November 18 the hinterland was privileged to host a visit by St Francis Xavier or, more precisely, his arm. Many Catholics from Tamborine were present as his arm was taken from the hearse at Marian Valley to the applause of several loud claps of thunder. St Francis was born in Spain in 1505. After studies in France and subsequent ordination, he founded the Jesuits and became a missionary to India (1544) and Southeast Asia in general. Christianity in Asia owes its origin to this powerful missionary. He healed the sick, preached in languages he had never learnt and raised many a deceased person. He was often raised off the ground in ecstasy as he said mass. Upon his death in 1552, he was buried on a beach on the Chinese Island of Shangchuan where he was working at the time. Two months later it was decided to move the body to Goa in India. When exhumed it was found to be perfectly fresh, as if he has just died. His body may be seen in Goa today. His right forearm, with which he is reputed to have blessed and baptised many tens of thousands, was detached in 1614 and is displayed in a silver reliquary in Rome. Every 10 years this arm if taken on a pilgrimage around the world. Somewhat desiccated and brown in appearance, it, nonetheless looks like an arm of one recently dead. Catholics believe in the power of the saints, testified to by many miracles attributed to their intercession. Relics of the apostles and martyrs have always been valued as mementoes of past heroes of the Faith. Some 500 pilgrims were at Marian Valley on Saturday. Tony Tibbetsma

Dear Editor, Elizabeth and Vaugn Geunter have closed their business called' Simple Pleasures’ at the School Canteen in the Tamborine Mountain Market Grounds. The parents from the school kindergarten and other locals, who have had the lovely experience of enjoying the morning teas, will miss the friendly, homely atmosphere and the good tucker. I especially enjoyed being served my cuppa in a mismatched cup and saucer

with a mismatched plate for my scone. It was like being at Grannie's house on a farm with fresh cream and home made treats. We locals must remember that if we don't support our local businesses, then they will disappear. I wish the Geunters well in whatever path they take in the future and thank them for the service they provided and the energy and love that they put into ‘Simple Pleasures’. Louise Piper & Missy (the dog)

Dear Editor, Like many residents, I read the two local papers as this provides information and general knowledge about news and events on the Mountain. It appears as a reader there is trouble in paradise – The Main Street Committee. Neither the chairperson nor the committee appears to be able to get their act together ... everything is promised, but nothing is delivered. It comes across to the reader as a very dysfunctional operation. It appears that people and their ideas are simply used up and then discarded – a case of conduct unbecoming. To add insult to injury it is now preferred to pay an outsider and an ‘expert’ in this field to do the job, contrary to what we read. This is supported and encouraged by Council as well as our local councillor who is also embedded in the Main Street Committee’s agenda. Then comes the Main Street Christmas Lights announcement for the 7th of December, with little or no thought, care, respect or consideration for another organisation's event. We have a double booking. Is this the multi-skilling referred to in the Main Street article of the 1st of November? The ‘Have a Heart’ benefit concert has been on the calendar for months. While these two events are indeed quite different, the ethics and principles

remain. Why intrude on another's turf when this could have so easily been avoided. As the Main Street Committee is operating under the auspices of the Tamborine Mountain Chamber of Commerce & Industry, it would be reasonable to assume that the Committee must adhere to the Chamber's Code of Ethics which advises any chairperson or committee to adopt some ‘integrity’ and ‘policies & procedures’ under the Act. The Code also clearly states that its purpose is to ‘inspire high standards of behavior of the individual members ... to create a cohesive community culture.’ The Main Street Committee action of scheduling the Christmas lights on the same night as another major community event, the ‘Have a Heart’ Concert clearly does not adhere to this Code of a cohesive community. Alternatives could have well been to schedule or reschedule this event during the upcoming school holidays or even on a weeknight. Oft times a little thinking can go a long way. The Main Street Committee will, however, need to liaise with both shop owners and the community to ensure that an alternative date is available to calendar. It would be a shame to lose local community support on a great idea that had great potential. T. Reeves

Kids will be all booked up this summer

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IDS are invited to enter a world of magic, legends and fairytales when they join the Summer Reading Club at Scenic Rim libraries. Children of all ages are welcome to participate in the program, which was developed by the State Library of Queensland to encourage kids to keep reading over the long summer break. This year’s theme, ‘Untangled Tales’, focuses on multicultural folk, legends, myths and fairytales and invites children to explore and untangle magical and wonderful tales from around the world. Current and new library members can pick up their free Summer Reading Club pack including activities, freebies and a ‘reading log’ from any library branch.

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Kids are encouraged to use the log to record their summer reading and drop it in to any local library branch during the program for the chance to pick up some great prizes. The program starts Saturday 1 December. From Monday 3 December kids can log on to the national Summer Reading Club website at www.summerreadingclub.org.au to access games, prizes and lots of fun activities. For further information on the Summer Reading Club, Scenic Rim libraries and holiday activities, visit www.scenicrim.qld.gov.au/libraries or phone Young People’s Librarian Renee Mason on 5540 5141.


Church Notices ANGLICAN CHURCH: St George’s, corner Eagle Heights Road & Dapsang Drive, Eagle Heights. Every Sunday Holy Communion at 9.30am. Weekday Services: Holy Communion 10am Thursdays. Children’s Ministry 2nd & 4th Sundays of month at 9.30am. Kids Club 3pm Fridays during term. Study Groups, Housegroups, Prayer Group, Spiritus Agency, etc. Enq. 5545 2919. St Luke’s Canungra: Holy Communion Sundays 7.45am. BAHA’I FAITH For information and details of meetings and children’s classes in state school please phone 55450605 or 55453674 ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH, 90–94 Beacon Rd, North Tamborine: Mass is celebrated on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of the month at 8am. On the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, a vigil Mass is celebrated on the Saturday evening before, at 6pm. Weekday Mass is celebrated on Wednesdays and Fridays at 9am, except the first Friday of the month. Phone 5541 1068. CATHOLIC CHURCH MARIAN VALLEY: Beechmont Rd, Canungra. (National Shrine of our Lady Help of Christians). Sunday Masses 11am & 4pm. Weekdays 9am. Sat 11am. Every Friday, after Mass, Eucharistic Adoration concluding 3pm with Divine Mercy Chaplet & Benediction. Shrine open daily Ph 5533 3617. COOMERA CHRISTIAN SPIRITUAL CHURCH Sunday 6.30pm. Helensvale Community Centre, 31 Discovery Drive Helensvale. Guest Speaker – Clairvoyant. Healing – Meditation. Enq: Lynette 5545 0484. JEHOVAH’S WITNESS: Public Meeting, Kingdom Hall, Holt Rd, Sat. 4pm. 5545 4680. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Main St, North Tamborine. Sunday Service 9am. Sunday School 9.15am. Weekly: Growth Groups, Playtime, Kids Kapers. Minister Kim Dale – 5545 2041. More information at www.tambopc.org.au. THE SALVATION ARMY RECOVERY CHAPEL 168 MacDonnell Road Eagle Heights. Sunday 6pm All welcome Tuesday 7pm Enquiries 5630 7939. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST Church Fellowship meets at “The Little School House”, next to Tamborine Village Hall on Saturdays - Sabbath School 9.30am and Church service at 11am. All welcome. Free DVD library delivered to your door. Please phone 5543 8035 or 5541 1224 for enquiries. TAMBORINE COMMUNITY CHURCH Sunday Service and Sunday School 10am every Sunday at Community Centre. Kings Kids Programme each Sunday ph Lyn 5545 4545. Midweek Home groups avail. Careforce Recovery groups (e.g. Search for Life) and other family/relationship courses also available. Enq. Ph Rev John Latta 5545 2318. UNITING CHURCH: 41 Appel St, Canungra. Worship first, second and third Sundays 10.30am. Fourth & fifth Sundays 9am; Tamborine Mountain contacts 5545 3773 and 5545 3817.

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. 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. org.au for times, or phone 5545 1847 9am-12 noon Mon-Fri. TMLETS: Join at Community Exchange System http://www.ces.org.za . 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. lions.org.au/ 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 Heights. Further information Penny Imrie, 5545 2873 or 0423 187 279.

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John Nicholsonʼs

OPEN 7 DAYS

DECK RESTORATION

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

5543 6858

& Paykel - Asko Asea

AUTOMOTIVE REPAIRS

CABINETMAKING

PETER BERGMANS Lic 50168

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.

CLEANING & CARPETS Dave and Daniel Pearson

MAJOR KLEEN

DENTAL PROSTHETIST

DENTURE CLINIC Affairs JOE RUSSELL VeteransProvider Registered Dental Prosthetist

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

5545 3128

EARTHMOVING

CLEANING SPECIALISTS ON THE MOUNTAIN

BUILDERS

Dietzel Homes BUILDER Ph 5545 2557

Fax 5545 2555

Mobile: 0407 764 715 or 0409 764 725 www.dietzelhomes.com

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

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

Specialising in: DRIVEWAYS

Ph: 5545 1979


BUSINESS DIRECTORY TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN BUSINESS DIRECTORY ELECTRICAL

GLASS

HOUSE RESTORATIONS

G.J. Baldwin & Associates P/L

TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN GLASS

HOUSE RESTORATION

Tamborine Mtn Electrical

All Glass Replacement

ACN 010980695 Lic. 36447

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

Glass & Mirror cut to size Security Screens - Shower Screens

Insurance Work Welcome Free Quotes

Ph 5545 3793 • 0407 696 068

SECURITY & ELECTRICAL Lic. No. 59907

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS

CALL GRAHAM

0448 634 180

Domestic • Commercial • Farm Installation • Repairs

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

LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES HAIRDRESSING

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

Ph Michelle 5545 1291 for appt

FRAMING

and

FINE ART and FRAMING

TOTAL PICTURE FRAMING SERVICE

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

GAS SUPPLIES

As well as:

Decks ~ Re-stumping ~ Pergolas ~ Any timber repairs ~ Local tradesman 25 years’ experience Obligation free quotes

GUTTERS

FIVE STAR

Specialising in

RE-ROOFING & RE-GUTTERING

Coiffure HAIR

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

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

DESIGN

P: 5545 4783

M: 0413 233 530

LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES

For hair that looks good beyond the salon doors

HEALTH

NOW BIGGER, BETTER, CLOSER!

PROFESSIONAL

5545 3390

REFLEXOLOGIST

U-Drive Dingo Hire with Attachments

HEALTH FUND REBATES • Helen, 0413 919 212

Large blocks for retaining walls or heavy-duty control solutions

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

bagged fertiliser bagged mulches crusher dust drainage gravels P.U. roadbase decorative gravels OR r sandstones DELIVER soils o f Y nt treated logs ou ads mulches c s Di m3 lo concrete blend rocks 6 sleepers to 4.8m stepping stones sands, barks railway sleepers

PLUS MUCH MORE Ph 07 5545 0499 Shop 6, 15 Main Street, North Tamborine

85

Hartley Road, Nth Tamborine

TUESDAY-SATURDAY 9AM-3PM

DIRECTORY BOOKINGS

TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN NURSERY

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

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

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN BUSINESS DIRECTORY PLASTERER

RETAINING WALLS

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

Rock and Timber Retaining Walls

LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES (CONT.)

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

5545 0115

6133/5543 8441

PLUMBING

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

Ph 5545 1892 or 0428 451 892

Ian Lloyd • • • • •

Plumbing Drainage Roofing Guttering Pumps

MOWING & SLASHING

Licensed Plumber QBS Lic No. 62248

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

SEPTIC TANK CLEANING PROFESSIONAL PUMP-OUT SERVICE AND REPAIRS TO:

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

Acreage Mowing Prompt Reliable Service Now Available at Tamborine Mower Repairs

5545 1892 0428 451 892

PUMPS

Septic ~ Treatment Plants ~ Grease traps Holding tanks ~ Sullage Tanks ~ Sullage Pumps 24/7 SERVICE – Tamborine Mountain resident PHONE: 5545 2692

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VACUUM PUMPING SERVICE

PAINTERS & DECORATORS

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

eco painters

Ph 0422 545 443 • Ah 5543 1784

domestic/commercial paint finishes • colour consulting

VALUER

bsa licence 1043639

Phone Derek 0414 478 787

VALUER – MALCOLM BISHOPP

tel/fax: 5545 4726 Major Credit Cards Accepted

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

Roy The Painter

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

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

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PANEL BEATER ALLAN HAYES TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN PANEL & PAINT

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

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

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

OFF TAMBORINE OXENFORD RD

REMOVALIST Local Country

Vic Palmer

Interstate Pre-packing

VETERINARY SURGEON Canungra Cnr Pine Rd & Franklin St

5543 5622

REMOVALS Incorporating Tamborine Mtn Removals

Ph: 07 3287 4326 Mobile 0408 743 244

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.

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

SES If you are interested in joining the SES, contact the Duty Officer on 5540 5131 or visit www.beaudesertses.com.au

FOR FLOOD OR STORM EMERGENCIES PH: 132 500.


TAMBORINE VETERINARY SURGEON

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

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

WHY PAY MORE? It’s cheaper in the NEWS. DISPLAY ADS Full Colour EXPRESS PONY

Full page (A4) ............................$280 MOUNTAIN WATER Est 1985 - Maurice & Debbie Half page ...................................$150 Friendly, Reliable Delivery Third page .................................$120 $140 per load BSC Approved Quarter page................................$90 7 DAYS A WEEK Sixth page ...................................$70 Ph: 5545page 3935 or 0417 644 498 Twelfth ................................$50 Front page .................................$150 Wpage..................................$300 INDOW CLEANING Back Black and White CLEANING FRED’S WINDOW Full page....................................$220 Windows, Half page ...................................$120 Screens, Tracks Third page ..................................$90 Mob: 0427 808 341 Free Quotes Quarter page................................$65 Email: fredlutzke60@hotmail.com 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 Gary Stubbs 5545 3170 or 0431 722 177 editor@tamborinemountainnews.com

NEXT DEADLINE 10am Friday 7 December

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 FOR SALE Large variety of herbal products, dried flowers, and oils etc. Ph: 5545 0625. 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 FOR SALE: Vintage furniture: large tabledesk $80, cast-iron single bed $100, writing desk (Qld maple/ leadlights) $300. Piano accordian $400. Blanket box (not vintage) $50. Ph 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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