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Wild party raises the roof and damages Memorial Hall

Top: Tamborine Memorial Hall, scene of a wild party that drew police from five stations. Bottom: Ceiling panels were badly damaged and holes punched in walls.

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OOMERA police are investigating the events surrounding a wild party at the Tamborine Memorial Hall on Saturday night where a crowd of up to 1000 threatened to turn ugly and five young people were taken to hospital. Uniformed and plain clothes police from North Tamborine, Beaudesert, Coomera, Jimboomba, and Nerang, as well as members of the Dog Squad, were called to the scene after police were notified of the party at 7pm. Numerous scuffles broke out due to a lack of security staff on site to manage the event and the hall was damaged during the alcohol-fuelled melee. “It was apparent that large sections of the crowd were consuming alcohol and the mood at times was described as very aggressive,” a police spokesman said. Buses and private vehicles had taken the guests to the hall and when police arrived, there was insufficient transport to take them home. “Due to the remote rural location, the unavailability of suitable transportation, and limited options as to where to safely and efficiently move party guests, it was decided in consultation with the organiser for the safety and security of everyone concerned, to leave the guests in the hall and fenced off area, until buses could return and collect them,” a police spokesman said. The event closed down around 11.30pm when the buses returned. Police remained until 1.30am to ensure the safety of the last of the partygoers. Continued page 3

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Chad Symons was one of 2000 people to experience a Mountain of Love, thanks to the efforts of Elizabeth Gruenter (right) and Julia Davenport.


Mountain of Love is helping to bridge the gap for needy members of the community. Born out of the aftermath of ex tropical cyclone Oswald, the group of concerned residents helped more than 2000 people in its first week of operation and has promised to continue to help people long after all formal relief efforts have ended. “We’re for people who don’t fit into any category of government assistance – people who can’t pay their rent this week or can’t afford food and find Centrelink just doesn’t care,” said co-founder Julia Davenport, known to many in the community simply as J. Operating from the Zamia Theatre immediately following Oswald and then at the Presbyterian Church on Main Street, the group was overwhelmed by support from local businesses and community members. Baked Relief, Coles at Upper Coomera, the Eagle Heights Bakery, St George’s Church and local farmers all donated food to help people struggling to make ends meet.

“We were really lucky because everyone got right behind us,” said Julia. Mountain of Love helped meet the urgent needs of residents who lost everything in their refrigerator after days without electricity and who struggled to receive financial assistance in the face of lengthy queues at the Vonda Youngman Centre. “It was Depression Central down there,” said Julia. “We had people coming to us frustrated, embarrassed and depressed and were able to send them home with a bag of groceries. “Some people hadn’t been able to afford groceries but insisted on giving us $10 to go towards helping someone else.” The group has continued to assist people in many other ways, by transporting elderly members of the community to doctors’ appointments, helping them in the garden or providing a listening ear. “It’s just about showing some love,” said Julia.

For those with little, there’s a Mountain of Love

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party raises Eligibility for disaster benefits Wild roof, damages and homes were damaged or MPLOYEES and small business owners may be eligible to claim for income lost during the storms and flooding last month in the wake of ex tropical cyclone Oswald. The Federal Government has declared the Scenic Rim Regional Council area eligible for the Disaster Income Recovery Scheme, covering employees and small business owners. Those who believe they may be eligible should apply at a Centrelink Office or phone Centrelink on 180 22 66. State Member for Beaudesert, Jon Krause, said the payment was separate to the payment made under the Disaster Recovery Payment Scheme, and that the Scenic Rim Regional Council area had not been declared by the Federal Government to be eligible for that scheme. Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz, said he was relieved to have secured vital Category C assistance under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) to help Scenic Rim residents whose businesses, farms

destroyed rebuild. Category C funding means grants of up to $25,000 are available to assist eligible primary producers, with an initial grant of up to $5000 to assist with immediate recovery and a subsequent grant of up to $20,000 to recover costs paid to repair direct flood damage. “The recent flooding event has caused immense damage to our horticultural businesses and tourism localities, to the extent that some damage is unprecedented,” he said. For further information on how to access funding, contact Mr Buchholz’ office on 5541 0150 or the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry on 13 25 23 or Residents have only until Thursday February 28 to lodge their claim for State Government Emergency Assistance Grants which provide $180 per person up to a maximum of $900 per family. For further details, contact the Department of Community Services on 1800 173 349.

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The last paramedics left the scene at 1.40am, after receiving the first of multiple triple 0 calls at 8.30pm. An ambulance spokesman said three young people were taken to the Mater Children’s Hospital in “altered levels of consciousness”. An 18-year-old man suffering seizures and a 16-year-old girl were also taken to hospital. Follow-up investigations will be conducted by Coomera police with the event organiser and owners of the venue. The party was not registered with police and had been promoted on Facebook.


Launch of Studios and Events Guide 2013

HE Studios and Events Guide 2013 Cultural Trails of the Scenic Rim will be launched tonight in Beaudesert by Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, Jann Stuckey. The evening is expected to focus on cultural tourism with the Minister’s launch of the guide, followed by an update on tourism-related topics.


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War of the roses comes to an end

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t’s official – the war is over. Historians may date the War of the Roses from 1455 to 1485, but the battles waged since last winter in a Tamborine Mountain garden should not go unrecorded. After being swathed in tens of metres of white nylon bird netting, my roses at last emerged from their air raid shelters, in defiance of the rainbow lorikeets which only a few months ago seemed hell-bent on their total destruction. Just as in Daphne du Maurier’s story of The Birds, which became an Alfred Hitchcock cinema classic, there seemed no logical explanation for these pretty perennial visitors to the garden to suddenly turn savage. Demonic possession seemed the only possibility when, at the height of the madness, scores of these raucous and riotously coloured vandals set about shredding every bit of new growth from the recently pruned bushes and chewing the stems. No weapon in my arsenal was sufficient to deter them from their mission of mass destruction. Liberal sprinklings of curry powder on the bushes, frantic shouting and waving by human bird scarers and even regular blastings with the garden hose all failed. In a moment of desperation, I hurled a broom at the green jacketed invaders. It missed its target and became wedged in a tree. “Do you know you’ve got a broom in your tree?” was the question asked frequently by puzzled visitors. At the height of the hostilities I had came to understand, in some small measure, how Air Marshall Sir Hugh Dowding must have

felt during the Battle of Britain, in the face of wave after wave of attack by German bombers. In my own battleground, the raiders would strike early in the morning, prompting me to race into the garden like a maniac in my pyjamas. They would return in the afternoon, although some guerilla elements saw fit to attack at any time of the day. I was fighting a war on two fronts and losing my sanity. I would repel the enemy invaders from the front garden only to find them, minutes later, attacking the bushes at the back. Birds which I had once regarded as beautiful now seemed mean and ugly. Finally, tens of metres of bird net were rolled out across the garden beds like barbed wire across the beach-heads. It was not the usual display passers-by were used to seeing during the Springtime on the Mountain festival, but we were under siege. The strategy worked, and peace has returned to the garden. With the removal of the remaining defences last week, I can only hope that the truce holds.

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Top right: Netting that shielded the roses from aerial attack. Above: Feathered friends who turned into feathered fiends.


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CENIC Rim Council kerbside clean-up crew hard at work on Tamborine Mountain last week when they made big inroads into the tonnes of tree and shrub debris that was felled during ex-cyclone Oswald. While more work remains to be done, there can be few complaints about the extensive reduction of material on footpaths and parks. Many appreciative residents took time out to thank the workers for their efforts, and those on streets yet to be cleared are looking forward to seeing the clean-up crews soon.

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State Member for Beaudesert, Jon Krause, presented new Tamborine Mountain State School captains and vice captains, from left, Emily-Rose (vc), Alec (c), Molly (c), and Chloe (vc) – with certificates from Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz.


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AMBORINE Mountain State School’s 2013 student leaders were welcomed into their important new roles at an induction ceremony last week. Member for Beaudesert, Jon Krause, was a special guest, delivering an address about leadership to the school, emphasising that all Year 7 students – not only the captains and vice-captains – were now leaders and took on the responsibility of ensuring they set a good example to other students. “Whether it is leading from the front and ensuring the school grounds are tidy, or

making sure that younger students are looked after and cared for, the Year 7s have a big role to play in leading Tamborine Mountain State School in 2013,” he said. Mr Krause also presented certificates to members of the school’s Student Council, on behalf of Federal member for Wright, Scott Buchholz, and said he always enjoyed visiting Tamborine Mountain State School. At Canungra State School, Mr Krause presented badges of office to the two school leaders.

The (dis)Array of Science

Dear Geoff, The other night I was in earshot of a tv show on the relationship between science and faith. As I listened I was reminded of the tension that has developed between the two disciplines over the last couple of centuries. In the program there was one scientist who insisted on the ability of science to eventually answer all of the questions that humans ask. He thought people used God like the ‘too hard basket’ but eventually we would work out all the big questions without God and we might as well wake up to that now. Another scientist, equally as respected in his field as the first one, said that science would never be able to answer all of the ultimate questions. He said that these questions were beyond the realm of science because science deals with the material world only. There certainly seem to be many questions raised by humans living in this grand universe that lie beyond the ability of science to answer. Questions like: Who am I?, Why are we here? What is our purpose in life? Where did the universe come from?, seem beyond the reach of science to answer with the kind of certainty we would normally expect from scientific knowledge. The discussion between these scientists during the program was itself an example of the faith commitments that all scientists have. One scientist believed that God was non-existent and only in the way of the advancement of human knowledge, which he believed would one day approach exhaustive knowledge of the universe. The other scientist believed in the objective existence of a personal and powerful God who created the universe. It was once thought that science yielded absolutely objective knowledge of whatever subject was under its scrutiny. More recently scientists themselves have challenged this objective posturing. Well known physical chemist Michael Polanyi observes, “For, as human beings, we must inevitably see the universe from a centre lying within ourselves and speak about it in terms of a human language shaped by the exigencies of human intercourse. Any attempt, rigorously to eliminate our human perspective from our picture of the world must lead to absurdity.” It is not only fair to say that science has not yet disproven God, but that science operates with its own subjective belief systems and will never be able to prove or disprove the existence of God. These matters lie in the heart of the scientists themselves and even effect the way we interpret what we see through the telescope or microscope. Faith is a necessary part of human existence and no matter how true Psalm 19 may be, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands,” Psalm 14 is also true, “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’” Your Brother, Kim

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Mould – unwelcome but necessary

NE of the consequences of the recent wet weather is the appearance of mould. In fact mould is an ever present form of fungus; its spores are in the air and on surfaces waiting for the right conditions to germinate. The spores are microscopic eggs (3-40 microns), most float and travel great distances in the air, some species live in fresh water. The spores remain viable for decades until suitable hatching conditions are encountered. While there is variation, for many mould species ideal conditions are relative humidity above 60%, temperatures between 10-32 degrees C and pH 3-8 and when these occur and damp organic material (material that contains carbon atoms) is present, the mould reproduces rapidly. Mould spores contain DNA within a hardened case. When they float into a dry surface they rebound back into the air, but when they float onto a wet surface they grip and stick. The spore opens and a single multi-celled organism emerges. The body grows a branching filament arm called hyphae; this hyphae grows another, then another until a huge network of hyphae is grown. The hyphae excrete digestive enzymes, which can break down complex organic material; the nutrients are absorbed by the hyphae and transported back to the central body. The nutrients may contain toxins, which the mould expels by spraying out aerosols such as carbon dioxide, alcohols etc and it is this process which produces a musty odour. The mould colony which becomes visible to the human eye is an interconnected network of hyphae called a mycelium. Most moulds reproduce by forming large volumes

of spores produced either sexually or asexually depending on the species. Fragments of vegetative hyphae may also form new individual moulds. Mould is a fungi, this is a kingdom of organisms which are neither plant nor animal. Visible fungus includes mushrooms, yeast, mould, mildew, puffballs and bracket fungi. Fungus accounts for approximately one quarter of the planet’s biomass. Plants and algae contain chlorophyll and can utilise the sun’s energy to produce their own food in a process called photosynthesis - they are autotrophs. Since fungi do not contain chlorophyll they are unable to produce their own food through photosynthesis. Like animals they are heterotrophs and must absorb nutrients from dead, decaying and living organic matter. Moulds are utilised by humans in a wide variety of food and drug production. Most notable was the discovery that Penicillium genus of mould inhibited bacterial growth; this led to the development of the antibiotic drug called Penicillin. Since then other mould based drugs such as the immunosuppressant cyclosporine have been developed. But that is not the only benefit. Mould plays a key role in the decomposition, degradation and recycling of nutrients by changing them from complex materials to simpler substances, which are then available to be released back into the environment. We may not like mould but we could not live without it. Bird walk: Wed 27 February Bush walk: Sat 9 March – Border Track

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Councillor’s Comment Nigel Waistell – DivisioN 1

STORM DEBRIS GREEN WASTE Council is picking up storm debris green waste from footpaths, roadways and road reserves and I want to acknowledge the effort being put in by those organising and doing the pick up. It is a big task which is taking a while to implement. However, once completed, streets are looking good. There are though a few points to note: • Each street will be done once. Some people are taking advantage of the pick up and placing material, some of it non storm debris green waste material, out after the event. This material will not be picked up. • The storm debris green waste should be of such a size that it can be man handled. If it is larger, it is your responsibility to remove. • If the green waste is of such a size that normally you would have taken it to the dump, please do that. • If your neighbour does not have the ability to get to the dump and you have, please assist. • If you call council, reference your rubbish; please do not abuse the officer who attends to your call. If you have a complaint, please call me. • If you have a special request, please submit through or call 07 5540 5111, or visit a Customer Service Officer in the library. Council has learnt from this experience and, once all is done, we will be having a discussion on how such an event would be handled in the future. EMERGENCY PAYMENT GRANTS The $180 per person is still claimable through Recovery Centres or by calling 1800 173 349. If you have problems with the latter, please advise me. Scenic Rim has not been declared a Natural Disaster area and therefore we are not yet entitled to the $1000 payment. This is a Federal Government decision and, although we can lobby for it, Council is not responsible for the decision. Those who have been told by Centrelink that Council should be doing more, have been told an incorrect fact. Disaster Income Recovery Subsidy is available to eligible employees, small business persons and farmers in the Scenic Rim region who can demonstrate they have experienced a loss of income as a direct result of the flooding and severe weather in Queensland. Please visit the Council’s web site for further details. COMMUNITY FORUM Cr Nadia O’Carroll and I are planning the next Community Forum for Sunday 17 March at 2pm in the Vonda Youngman Community Centre. CONSULTATION The next consultation in the library will be on Monday 18 March, 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:; and Email:


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DISASTER ASSISTANCE Financial assistance from the State and Federal Governments is available to eligible individuals and businesses. Queensland Government Emergent Assistance Grants of $180 per person, $900 maximum per family can be claimed up to 28 February at Department of Community Services offices. (phone 1800 173 349). Please contact me if you experience problems claiming this grant. Category D disaster assistance for primary producers is available under the Exceptional Disaster Assistance Scheme (Phone 1800 623 946). The Disaster Income Recovery Subsidy (DIRS) is available to eligible employees, small business owners and farmers in the Scenic Rim who can demonstrate that they have experienced a loss of income as a direct result of the severe weather. Contact Centrelink or Emergency Assistance Hotline 180 22 66. THE GOAT TRACK As a result of storm damage this road sustained significant pavement and embankment failure which will be complex, costly and time consuming to repair. I wrote to the Minister of Transport and Main Roads after I was contacted by a number of residents who expressed concerns that the road could be permanently closed. According to DTMR the closure is temporary. The closure of such an important road has significant impact. However, the extensive nature of the damage makes it difficult to estimate how long it will take to restore the road. Further information about roads can be obtained from Department of Main Roads website telephone 131940. QUEENSLAND WILDLIFE ARTISTS SOCIETY (QWASI) 30th anniversary exhibition at The Centre, Beaudesert 15 February to 11 May. Admission is free. INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY BREAKFAST This will be held at 6.45 am Friday 8 March at The Centre, Beaudesert. RSVP 5540 5399 or CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY This is on Sunday 3 March. In 2012 591,400 volunteers removed 16,169 tonnes of rubbish from 7363 sites. Check the official website for sites you can join. COUNCIL MEETINGS Members of the public are welcome to attend council meetings – both committee and ordinary meetings. Questions may be asked after ordinary meetings. Agendas are published on the council website. Council website: MY CONTACT DETAILS: Email: Tel: 5540 5402; Mobile: 0418 221 453

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More testing, but Goat Track will be fixed URTHER testing and assessment of the subsided sections of the Tamborine Mountain-Canungra Goat Track will be carried out this week by Department of Main Roads staff. The Department has confirmed that the road will be repaired and re-opened as soon as it is safe to do so. At this stage they are unable to give a definitive date, although it will be at least several months. Further geotechnical inspection is needed, due to likely further slippage, before decisions can be made on required reconstruction and a likely timeframe.


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Celebrating 50 years of ministry is The Reverend Jim Stonier (centre) with his family (from left) granddaughter Imogen Stonier, son David Stonier, grandson Max Jenkins, grandson Ethan Stonier, wife Diane Stonier, son-in-law Steve Jenkins, daughter Julie Jenkins and grandson Cooper Jenkins.


From atheist to Anglican minister, it’s been an amazing journey

IFTY years as an Anglican minister is quite an achievement – even more so for someone who once decided to become an atheist. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of his ordination at a recent morning tea attended by family and parishioners at St George’s Church, The Reverend Jim Stonier reflected on his surprising journey from non-believer to committed Christian. “I initially decided to become an atheist because I didn’t think prayer got beyond the ceiling,” said Jim. “I used to think that praying was to something that’s not there.” The influence of former Air Force chaplain Donald Begbie, who in the mid 1950s was the rector of St Paul’s at Wahroonga in Sydney, and the Billy Graham crusade of 1959 proved lifechanging experiences for a young teacher who was living a carefree existence driving his MGTC sports car and flying in his spare time. “I saw the power of what God can do,” said Jim. It was almost a case of ordination choosing him, rather than the other way around. As master-in-charge of Ipswich Grammar’s prep school, his greatest ambition had been to teach geography. “It’s funny how God works,” said Jim. After training at Ridley College, Melbourne, and working at the Parish of St Jude’s, Carlton, Jim returned to Queensland and was ordained at St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane. “I thought the cathedral was pretty big then, but it was only about a third of the size it is now,” he said. Jim has had many roles during his lengthy and varied career but is perhaps best known for his almost 30 years as chaplain of The Southport School. He also has a long association with the Mountain, having helped to build the CMS camp at the end of Beacon Road in 1956 on what was once a dairy farm. Five years ago he was a locum priest at St George’s and is enjoying a reprise of that role until the Anglican Parish of Tamborine Mountain appoints a full-time minister to replace Fr Allan Paulsen, who recently relocated to Hervey Bay. With a youthful enthusiasm that has remained with him after decades spent working in boys’ boarding schools, Jim at 78 shows no sign of slowing down. “Retirement is ridiculous,” he said. “The Lord is still using me, so why should I retire?”



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AKING her popularity to new heights, local resident and international author Marianne Curley will be launching her fifth and latest book, Hidden at the Marks and Gardner Gallery Bookshop on Sunday March 3. The book, taken on by Bloomsbury Publishing which printed the Harry Potter series, is the first in a gripping new series for young adults. It follows the perilous life and love of Ebony, a sheltered young girl who has been secretly hidden away from anything that could threaten her bubble of protection – anything that could shatter the fantasy her parents have established that suggests she is just a normal girl. A strong presence in the world of young adult fantasy fiction, Marianne has made a name for herself due to the success of her previous books, Old Magic and the Guardians of Time series, all of which were published by Bloomsbury and received critical acclaim overseas. Hidden, her much awaited latest offering, is the first in a brand new series of novels. Sonia Palmisano, Bloomsbury Children’s and Young Adult Books Manager, will be present for a short talk, followed by a book reading and signing by Marianne. The launch will begin at 11am and is a free event. RSVP is encouraged by phone (5545 4992) or email ( For more information on the book see and Bloomsbury has also released a book trailer:

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Save Our Water needs your help

group of people on Tamborine Mountain has set up an Art Union, under the auspices of the Tamborine Mountain Progress Association, to assist with defraying costs of legal fees involved in the Power Parade water matter currently before the Planning and Environment Court. A few private citizens have met these costs so far, but the bill mounts with each Court hearing. The first prize is a Kia Rio motor vehicle, manual, silver, valued at $19,600. The second and third prizes are a 50 to 55 inch smart television set and a deluxe coffee-making machine respectively or redeemable vouchers in lieu to the value of $2000 and $1500 respectively. The major prizes will include “Set for Life” Golden Casket tickets. Art Union tickets will be in books of 10 and there will be a book-buyer’s prize of $1000 for the buyer of a complete book that contains the first prize ticket. It should be noted that all prizes would be paid for from the Art Union funds. No donations have been sought from anyone, nor will they be. Only 1999 tickets will be sold – representing exceptional odds. The ticket price will be $50. Ticket sales will close on 30 June 2013 and the prize draw will take place on 7 July 2013. We need volunteers to sell tickets at various locations both here on our mountain and elsewhere. In addition, we hope to access your extended family and friends as either prospective sellers and/or purchasers of tickets. The prize-winning chances are very good – four chances in 1999 or odds of better than one in 500. Can you help the very worthy cause of trying to keep our water from being extracted, transported and sold off the mountain in megaloads? Please contact if you are able to sell tickets or would like to purchase a ticket or tickets. Art Union Committee Save Our Water – Tamborine Mountain

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO SELL ART UNION TICKETS to assist with continuing legal fees in Power Parade water extraction case.

• First prize: silver Kia Rio, manual, valued at $19,600. • Second prize: 50-55 inch smart TV, or redeemable vouchers to the value of $2000 • Third prize: Deluxe coffee machine, or redeemable vouchers to the value of $1500. The major prizes also include “Set for Life” Golden Casket tickets. • Book-buyer’s prize of $1000.

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Start to the 2013 year proves one for the books


HERE’S nothing like a disaster to bring people together, as teachers at Tamborine Mountain State School learnt at the start of the 2013 year. In the aftermath of ex tropical cyclone Oswald, staff arrived at school on Tuesday, January 29 to find a school littered with debris and fallen trees, torn shade cloths, sodden classrooms and no electricity. Principal, Jason Smith (above right) organised a grid-style clean-up of the entire school, working alongside every available member of staff. “It was a truly united effort to clean up the grounds in such a small timeframe,” he said. “We were unsure of when the power would be restored, so our common goal was to make the school environment safe for the return of our students. “I was overwhelmed with the level of generosity displayed by my staff. “Most of them were experiencing personal hardships or had their own property damage to clean up, but where determined to get the job done.” Power was not restored to the school until Thursday, January 31, when Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek (centre) and local member Jon Krause (left) visited to inspect the damage. By the time the students arrived for their first day of school on Friday, February 1, there was little evidence of the devastation that had greeted the teachers earlier in the week. The three days the school was without electricity brought the principal and staff closer together, with Mr Smith organising fresh bread rolls, meats, salads, cakes and bottled water to be brought up the Mountain for shared lunches.


Cr Nadia O’Carroll and RSPCA officers at the Wacol Adoption Centre.

Animal welfare a pet priority

NIMAL welfare issues were a pet topic of discussion when Scenic Rim Regional Council representatives visited the RSPCA’s Adoption Centre at Wacol recently. Division 2 Councillor Nadia O’Carroll joined Council rangers on the visit to discuss the potential for joint initiatives to promote responsible pet ownership, including re-homing programs and encouraging dog and cat owners to have their animals desexed and microchipped. “Council shares strong relationships with a number of organisations devoted to the welfare of animals,” Cr O’Carroll said. “These close links enable us to work together to help educate pet owners and the

wider community about responsible pet ownership. “It’s great to have the support of the RSPCA and our other animal welfare partners to ensure lost pets are reunited with their owners whenever possible and help in the continuation of our campaign to encourage microchipping and desexing of cats and dogs.” Council conducts its own regular presentations in schools to help promote responsible pet ownership. Schools interested in receiving a visit from Council’s Animal Education Team and its dog, Millie, can obtain further information on the program by phoning 5540 5444.

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Fungi – Calyptella longipes – The Knoll National Park

F these fungi grew out of the ground and had longer stipes they could be mistaken for snow drops. I filmed them in December 2011. I also filmed them newly growing on the same tree stump on the 5th of February this year. The other night I filmed a medium sized fungus with a dark grey, partly nibbled cap, in The Knoll. I prefer to film fungi in daylight, but something made me film this one. I returned the following day to film it, the orange fungi we saw that were being eaten by a cluster of three enormous Giant Panda Snails and some bracket fungi ascending a tree trunk for many metres. I couldn’t find the dark grey fungus until I was leaving the park. It had been kicked over. Frames from video footage celebrating Tamborine Mountain’s biodiversity. Peter Kuttner



Tamborine Mtn Police News

HE inclement weather continues to play havoc with the roads on and about the mountain, with road closures common place. It appears, however, that most people have become accustomed to driving on the wet and slippery roads and very few traffic accidents have been reported to us at North Tamborine Police in recent times. I encourage everyone to continue to drive to the conditions and beware of localised flooding. The road crews continue to clean up on the verges of our roads (and are doing a fine job) and so I ask drivers to be patient and drive carefully around the road crews as they go about their business. I have been asked by Senior Constable Brendan Edwards to plead with members of the public to stay away from flooded creeks and drains and not to be out and about in atrocious weather if you have no need to do so – your own safety should be your primary concern. It beggars believe that we have to direct people not to enter flooded waterways or walk near trees or powerlines that are about to fall. MORE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE Unfortunately, we have noticed an increase in the number of offences involving people driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs that have been dealt with recently. A number of drivers have or are about to present themselves before the Magistrates Court to explain their actions. Drinking and driving is a serious matter. Think about the consequences to your work arrangements, your family and to other road users. It is too late to negotiate with us once you have

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registered a positive result on the breath instrument. And it is too late to say sorry if a drink driver harms or fatally injures another road user or themselves. LOOK OUT FOR COUNTERFEIT NOTES Once again criminals have targeted hard working and honest businesses by using counterfeit currency to pay for goods and services. My advice to anyone who is handed what would appear to be a phoney bank note is: Don’t accept it in the first instance and don’t hand over your goods or services. If, however, it is too late and you don’t immediately realise the bank note is a fraud, put it in a safe place, do not touch it any more than is necessary and don’t allow others to touch it. Then contact police. If you have CCTV footage of the offender, copy that footage to DVD, take notice of where the offender has placed his or her hands on counters or bench/table tops and obtain the names and details of possible witnesses. If you are able to follow these steps, it may prevent you or your business from becoming a victim or indeed it may identify an offender. You may even get your money back! LET’S ERASE THAT GRAFFITI Lastly, I have been asked by Sergeant Mick Jones to advise readers to be on the lookout for graffiti offenders who have recently used the Mountain as their private canvas. Graffiti is an offence, it is wilful damage defined in the Criminal Code, it is ugly and expensive to remove and guess who pays to remove it? Yes, the rate payer or the tax payer. This seems to be a recent phenomenon on the Mountain – let’s erase it from our community.

Rain forces early closure of school market

Heavy rain, mist and mud caused the monthly market at the Tamborine Mountain State School oval yesterday to shut up shop early. Following a threatening but uneventful morning, a downpour just after midday put paid to the day’s activities. This was the second market to be affected by the weather in a month. The previous market on January 27 was cancelled due to ex-cyclone Oswald.


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Everyone who was a recipient of the recent Community Recovery State Government grant following the loss of electrical power on Tamborine Mountain and its surrounds owes a debt of gratitude to our two Councillors, Nadia O’Carroll and Nigel Waistell. They gave of their time and energy beyond what could be called a “normal” councillor response to the situation. The initial chaos of the first day or two that the Vonda Youngman centre was open for the distribution of the grant was due to the almost overwhelming number of people wishing to make a claim and the few government assessors that were available. In all probability the Community Recovery unit was staggered by the numbers. Cr Waistell stepped in and devised a system of coloured ticketing that brought some sort of order to the confusion, and each day reserved a small number of seats for those who were frail, elderly, and/or physically disadvantaged. Waiting time was very long in the first few days but was much shorter than otherwise would have been the case considering the ratio of claimants to assessors. Council must be commended for the way in which staff members were made available to direct “traffic”. These council employees, harassed as they were at times, deserve much credit for the unwavering cool politeness they exhibited in the face of sometimes quite trying circumstances. Cr Nadia O’Carroll was at all times her usual happy, smiling self as she gave directions and tried time and again to ascertain the longer-term procedures that the government might eventually adopt. Unfortunately, the policy kept changing as the besieged Brisbane office struggled to cope with the emergency. Cr O’Carroll had ACCEPT DIFFICULTIES CAUSED BY WEATHER


Jennifer Peat, you are not alone (TM News, 12 Feb 2013). We came to the mountain for the beauty of the forests and its inhabitants, and the cool climate. We too are worried by Mayor Brent’s statement about tree clearances around trunk power lines. Our house is surrounded by forest. With all that wind we didn't lose one tree, just a couple of large branches. It was our observation that the forest supported and protected itself. The day after the big blow stopped, we were relieved to see our forest returning to normal - seven wompoo pigeons feeding on a wild grape vine, and a pair of wonga pigeons browsing on the ground, as is


a certain calming effect on the whole modus operandi. She was constantly on the go, also visiting her constituents in centres off the mountain. Cr Waistell seemed tireless as he turned up each day at 7:30am after obtaining the keys from the police station. Most days he was on hand till after the assessors finished at 4pm. Each morning he addressed the crowd, explaining the situation and the coloured ticket system of priorities. He used a most commendable mixture of authority and humour, where his army training (he is a Sandhurst man) came to the fore. On the Sunday of the Premier’s visit to the mountain, Cr Waistell was asked by the Council CEO to be part of the “meet and greet” team. He declined the invitation, reasoning that he was where he should be, with his constituents in a difficult situation. Cr Waistell moved hundreds of chairs, almost daily, and like Cr O’Carroll was constantly in touch with government authorities who seemed to be ad-libbing from day to day as policy changed. The volunteers who gave freely of their time must also be lauded. Mick (from the “Bushrats”) was there every day as were people from Lifeline and Community Care. They gave out food, toys for the children, and provided counselling. Their efforts were enormous and were much appreciated by the recipients. If I have forgotten anyone please forgive me – you know who you are. Having witnessed these events first hand, I would like to thank the more than 95 per cent of people who acted with gracious cooperation, understanding and a certain wry sense of humour. Finally, I have to say that I am proud to be a member of a community with such resilience and thankful that we have representatives of the calibre of Crs O’Carroll and Waistell. Roland Lindenmayer

their habit, with our Albert’s Lyrebirds mimicking and singing as usual. We accept the intermittent difficulties caused by the weather, for the pleasure of living here amongst the trees and the many wild creatures who allow us to share their habitat. Please Mayor Brent, consider the long term effects of any tree clearing, the possibilities of erosion and other complications. Rather than planning tree clearances, you may want to consider suggesting that acreage landholders plant (with council assistance) wildlife corridors of trees native to the mountain around their boundaries; and belts of mini forests for the protection for every resident creature, not just humans. H & D Petersen


Whilst the Power Parade water extraction matter now before the court goes on at a seemingly glacial pace, currently adjourned yet again, we are left to ponder the effect of current decisions made by those who do not live here and are seemingly completely insensitive to our lifestyle requirements. To wit the offer by the appellant, Gillion Pty Ltd, in the Planning and Environment Court to "upgrade" the Curtis Falls Geissmann Road-Eagle Heights Road Tjunction. We need to ask: Just what might be an “upgrade” in the eyes of the locals who use the facility daily? Has not the present arrangement served us well for decades? Is changing the very nature of the precinct with massive capital works, so as to allow heavy vehicles, which are too big for our road network anyway, easy manoeuvring around that corner acceptable? Not to me. Particularly as these works may take a year to complete, and will seriously impact on everyone's amenity due to full and partial road closures to allow works to be effected – not to mention the amenity of those valiant souls trying to do business in the shops, cafes and accommodation houses there. The proposal was put to the court by the same witness who said that removing the jutting rock on the tight corner just down the road "could be accomplished in 20 minutes with a jackhammer, no problem". Why is that rock still there? How long has it been there? Does that not tell us something about the degree of difficulty and consequences of removing it? To effect the changes suggested is a difficult engineering/roadbuilding problem. There is no design to be presented for consultation. There has been no impact study done. Those who are directly affected will lose facility, and business, and parking spaces. What would you do in the seemingly interminable traffic hold-ups? Think about the consequences of traffic queuing around 'rock corner'. There is also another dimension to this. It has been agreed by some that an alternative


To the Business owners of Tamborine Mountain: Now more than ever we need to advertise for improved trade on the Mountain. We hope to secure one or two giant motorway signs: one to catch the attention of Gold Coast commuters, the other, Brisbane drivers. I am happy to organise advertising and negotiate a reasonable deal. We hope many of you will contribute to the signs so that the price is not too painful for any of us. Hotels, B&Bs, shops (all of Gallery Walk please). Please, don't sit back and let just ‘a

haul route be from Main Western Road, east along Hartley Road, north down Long Road, through Gallery Walk, and then down the Mountain on the Coomera Road. This would see 43-tonne articulated trucks thrown into the mix with little school kids at the Tamborine Mountain State School on the corner of Curtis and Long Roads. The principal of Tamborine Mountain State School is horrified and stated such in a formal objection to the court. Directors of Goodstart pre-school were not so moved. Are you happy with the prospect of water trucks mixing it with your kids? Consider also the noise and vibration effect on students attempting to concentrate on studies. There was a statement to the effect that the appellant would not traverse these zones between the times of 8am to 8.30am and 3pm to 3.30pm due to safety considerations of the precinct. This has got to some kind of joke. There are federally mandated safety zones at all schools from the hours of 7am to 9am and 2 pm to 4 pm and they MUST be observed. No, there is no exclusion of heavy vehicles, but the zones are congested enough without adding a huge number of water trucks into the mix. The TMSS uses its property on both sides of Long Road during all the school hours, with students crossing the road throughout the day. The Scenic Rim Regional Council is with us in not being happy with this arrangement either. The roads stated are Councilcontrolled roads and are not constructed with such severe heavy vehicle usage envisioned. It will be a further draw on your already stretched rates funds to constantly repair damage to these roads. Not to mention the safety aspect of a large volume of heavy vehicles plying roads which are actually too narrow for the usage. Consider also the impact to the Gallery Walk tourist precinct, with its congestion and pedestrian traffic. This information is in the public domain. If you had been present in the public gallery of the Planning and Environment Court you would already be aware of it. If you were not, I thought you deserved to know. Stuey Wright

few’ pay for this and hope to take advantage. It simply won't happen if we ALL don't chip in for the benefit of ALL. I have also been negotiating with Breeze FM regarding advertising for Tamborine Mountain and the station has decided to promote Tamborine Mountain till Easter free which is wonderful of them. You may consider supporting them afterwards, as their advertising rates are surprisingly reasonable. Please email: if you are interested in either the motorway advertising concept or advertising with Breeze FM. Tanya Bregnsdal Windswept and Interesting

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There have been quite a few letters regarding the generosity of people during the aftermath of Cyclone Oswald and this is just one more. I have to pay tribute to the people who helped me in my hours of need. When Gray from up the hill in Winema Drive arrived on the scene with his chainsaw and offered to clear my blocked drive, I am embarrassed to say that I took him at first for an opportunistic tradesman and asked him how much he would charge! I know better now. Then there were Neil and Bobbie who, despite damage to their own home, turned up on my doorstep wanting to know how they could help with my problems. They were generous with their time, strong and energetic in hauling the devastated trees of my backyard around to the pile at the front, and were practical and knowledgeable about

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While passing the new shopping centre today I had an idea to improve the bleakness that many people are complaining about. My husband and I were traveling in Tasmania this past week. In our travels we passed through the town of Sheffield. This small town has about 50 different murals painted on the walls of buildings depicting the town’s history, and is very interesting and beautiful. So, my idea is to paint historical murals on the bleak walls/canvas of the shopping centre. The wonderful Tamborine Mountain community is home to many artists and GREAT WORK BY SES VOLUNTEERS

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Further to my earlier letter (TMN 12/2/13), I regret failing to acknowledge the exhausting TREE CLEARANCES MAKE GOOD SENSE

I don’t always agree with Mayor John Brent but I reckon he is right on the money in his call for the removal of trees from around trunk power lines. I managed to get a hold of his media statement from the Scenic Rim Council and discovered that what he was referring to in the aftermath of Oswald was power lines only, not a general clearance as some people seem to believe. I don’t have any problems with this. In fact it seems an eminently sensible and practical course of action if it helps prevent future power losses of up to five or six days for some of our mountain residents and businesses. The loss in income and opportunity has been enormous. And the bill is yet to be calculated for the massive kerbside clearance which will surely run into many thousands of dollars and be an impost on ratepayers.


a whole lot of matters which needed attention. Then there were my neighbours Max and Inkie who were unstinting in their help and comfort, and, when I was the only kid-on-the-block without power, crammed my food into their freezer so that I did not have to throw out anything. And my neighbours Steve and Wendy who offered me the use of their shower. And finally, Cr Nigel, who is always available and approachable and got me reconnected to the grid at last. The last three weeks have been a nightmare for all on Tamborine Mountain (not to belittle the devastation experienced elsewhere) and I fear it will be a very long time before things return to normal. But it has been an interesting experience and no doubt we have learnt from it - especially about the community spirit we are capable of in times of trouble. Susan Tomkins

people who care about our beautiful mountain. Why couldn’t we create a living history and turn a negative into a positive. I am not proficient in the skills of designing and drawing. However, I can paint and would be willing to paint pictures someone else had drawn and given me directions on colours etc. We would of course need permission from the owner and need to have a master plan approved. I am sure the owner would be interested as this would add value to the property. Additionally, this would be of interest to our tourists, as it is in Sheffield. Is anyone interested? Barbara Pierce

and sometimes dangerous work carried out by SES volunteers protecting properties from damage throughout the actual storm; work greatly appreciated by all on the mountain. Roger Sutton, TM Rural Fire Brigade Would the tree removal as proposed by the Mayor have a devastating outcome? I hardly think so. Sure, some of the trees that caused significant damage were either in or near Joalah National Park, but from what I could see there were falls right across the mountain by trees that had been planted on footpaths or right on people’s front boundaries. I first came to the mountain in 1982 and when I built my home there was not a single tree on our block or on most of the surrounding building blocks - all land that had formerly been part of a dairy farm and whose vegetation consisted almost exclusively of kikuyu grass and the odd gum tree. Totally unlike the situation that prevails some 30 years later when the area is virtually unrecognisable. Mindless tree clearing? No. Keeping every tree at all costs? No. We need a balanced approach to this problem which, like it or not, is not going to go away. Eric Stewart

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AMBORINE Mountain Natural History Association birders met recently and heard the messages of encounters “along the track” by Gill and John Whyman who traversed three states in a 2012 odyssey, along with the account of Susan and Ray Cantrell in another trip. In an eclectic and spectacular potpourri, John again demonstrated his photographic talent, as well as his ability for discovery of nests – something that eludes many bird enthusiasts. John captured some unusual ‘poses’ interspersed with surprise shots of reptiles, mammals and some evocations and nuances of humanity. Gyrations of Wedge-tailed Eagles and White-breasted Sea-Eagles at Elanda Point, mid-air acrobatics of Brownheaded Honeyeaters and techniques in alighting on water in Cormorants and Musk Ducks were enlightening. At Dalrymple Creek, Main Range National Park, a White-browed Scrubwren was nesting in long grass and the pendulous, tailed nest of Brown Gerygone was close to the ground. There were memorable shots of ‘house keeping’ – a Restless Flycatcher feeding young, and a Richard’s Pipit. Water birds were significant entertainers. From the elusive Baillon’s Crake at Carrara to the erratic nomad, Australian Crake (Little Desert NP), via

the abundantly populated Menindee Lakes (many egrets in feeding frenzy), and a foil: a Great-crested Grebe ferrying three juveniles on its back (above). An uncommon discovery in this area was the magnificent Orange Chat. Near Waikerie, the travellers recorded a Hobby, Regent Parrots and another Chat – the White-fronted. Gill and John recorded the western vestige of the Great Dividing Range in The Grampians National Park where the sandstone is embellished by granite outcrops producing dramatic sculpturing. Ballarat, Silverton and Sovereign Hill Historical Complex were new experiences for some of us. Susan and Ray Cantrell explored New England, Dorrigo, Ebor, Barraba and Antarctic Beech forests in NSW. Their discoveries included large tracts of introduced flowers in blossom, Mistletoe in flower, a food source for birds, and the ground orchid, Dipodium abruptum and an Eastern Spinebill in a group of “Red Hot Pokers”. Local garden notes included Sacred Kingfisher (below) and Emerald Dove (Marg and Jeff Eller) and hyperactive Logrunners (David Sykes). Noisy Miners gathered on a deck during the cyclonic winds, crowding up to a glass door. Ivor Filmer

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Boutique brewery relocated to Tamborine


HE Scenic Rim’s growing wine, beer and liquor industry has brewed up another business, with Council approving the establishment of a boutique brewery at Tamborine. The Beard and Brau Brewery which will produce handcrafted, micro-brewed beers previously operated in South Australia. Due to the demand for its product, the boutique brewery has relocated to eastern Australia and sought Council approval to commence operation as a home-based business on a 1.7ha property at Tamborine. The brewery, which will produce up to 20,000 litres of beer per year in 800-litre batches, will operate from a 160sqm shed on the property. “The Scenic Rim is already home to number of boutique breweries, distilleries and wineries, many of them awardwinning enterprises,” Planning and Development Committee Chair Cr Jennifer Sanders said. “We welcome the latest addition to this growing industry.” Cr Sanders said the home-based business was essentially a manufacturing operation, so it would not be open to customers or the general public. A beer-tasting and meet-the-makers weekend was held recently at the Bearded Dragon, Tamborine.

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OUNCIL and the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) are to co-fund further planning of the proposed Beaudesert Town Centre Bypass. An engineering consultant is to be engaged to carry out detailed design planning for the bypass project, which involves the realignment of the Mount Lindesay Highway to the west of Beaudesert, with the objective of minimising heavy vehicle traffic through the town centre “The community is supportive of the bypass as a means of diverting traffic, particularly heavy vehicles, away from the town centre,” Corporate and Community Services Committee chair Cr Nigel Waistell said. “Council will continue to work with TMR on the project as we acknowledge the importance of this route as a heavy freight corridor supporting Bromelton and the future development of the Beaudesert town centre.”


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