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YLM - it's what the Our Local COMMUNTY weekend is all about Sponsors WELCOME TO ISSUE 1 OF NOOSA’S NEW GLOSSY MAGAZINE, YLM – YOUR LOCAL MAG. This free weekly publication, delivered straight to your letterbox, encompasses all things local and is designed to be a great, relaxing weekend read. Catch up on the latest community news and information, find out which celebrities are coming to town and why they love Noosa, and read about the people who helped shape our little piece of Paradise. There’s even a brand new puzzle from Noosa’s favourite crossword compiler, just for YLM readers. Your YLM team believes that local means just that – local. We are 100 per cent locally owned and operated, locally produced and locally designed, with local stories and content, locally printed

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Community Cash boost for local groups COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTEER GROUPS IN NOOSA WILL SHARE IN MORE THAN $1.5 MILLION IN GRANTS ACROSS THE STATE TO HELP THEM PURCHASE ESSENTIAL ITEMS AND EQUIPMENT. Glen Elmes MP said the latest funding round of the Newman Government’s Caring for our Community program would make a difference in Noosa. “Community and volunteer organisations are the backbone of places such as Noosa so it’s important that we support them in their efforts to help local residents. We understand the importance of these groups and have a strong plan to grow Queensland communities,” Mr Elmes said. “In Noosa, four community groups, the Noosa Branch Little Athletics Centre Inc, Noosa Outrigger Canoe Club Inc, Peregian Beach Surf Life Saving Club and the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Inc will share more than $14,000 to help them purchase much-needed equipment. “Whether it’s for a printer, computer, fridge or microwave, the cost of equipment or infrastructure mounts up quickly for spirit-rich but cash-poor community groups and a small boost like this can go a long way and make a real difference.” For more information about the Caring for our Community program visit


Annie's hooked on books When it comes to loving your job there’s no beer example than popular local, Annie Grossman of Annie’s Books on Peregian. The Kingfisher Drive bookshop not only stocks bestsellers but also supports local authors and books. Annie is known for hosting lively literary affairs, such as Meet the Author and a recent lunch with the outrageous Mandy Nolan (see pages 12 and 13). And it seems others think she’s prey good, too. For Annie was recently named as a finalist in the ABA Text Publishing Bookseller of the Year.

Annie Grossman and friends The award recognises an individual bookseller for their outstanding achievement in the past 12 months, not only for their

exceptional performance within the bookshop but also for their achievements within the book industry as well as the local and wider community. Annie was up against tough competition, with finalists from Perth, Sydney and Melbourne. We’ll let you know how Annie went.

Board members keep Butterflies flying LOCAL CHARITY SUNSHINE BUTTERFLIES HAS WELCOMED NEW AND NOTABLE SUNSHINE COAST BUSINESS IDENTITIES TO ITS BOARD. This year has seen the self-funded charity grow to new heights under the direction of founder Leanne Walsh. The new board includes Carl Beck, Steve McPharlin, Tony Fowler, Joan Scotcher, Sue Grogan, Damien Walsh, Carol Johnson, and Shaun Baker. “The active nature and ongoing support of the board members is what sets Sunshine Butterflies apart,” said Mrs Walsh. “Each of the board members

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is passionately dedicated to the work we do to support families and individuals living with disability and has a strong standing in the Sunshine Coast business community. “Sunshine Butterflies has a number of new programs and developments and without the generosity of our board members, sponsors and donators, the success of Sunshine Butterflies would not continue.” The group’s key programs include a family care program, swim clubs in Noosa and Kawana, Have a Chat support groups in Noosa and Kawana, Siblings Social Club, Puppet Disability Education & Awareness Program, and the Early Intervention Aqua Therapy Program (Baby Bridges).

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Girl power at Noosa Pirates JODIE BUSHBY Girls, it’s time to gear up, get rough and have fun playing rugby league for the Noosa Pirates’ girls team! 2014 is the year of Girls in League and the Pirates are keen to get more local girls involved. Queensland Rugby League is offering girls the opportunity to play in an 11-a-side competition every Friday night. The comp runs for 10 weeks and involves teams of U14 and U17 girls from all over the Sunshine Coast. The NRL is also choosing a girls team to take to Cairns later on in the year, so this is a great opportunity for those with a passion for rugby league to take it to the next level. Girls can register at the Clubhouse in Cooroy between 4pm and 5.30pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Remember to bring your birth certificate. For further details phone Coach Paul Dwyer on 0408 473 892.

GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN COLLEGE IS EXCITED TO BE OPENING ITS DOORS TO PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES FOR ITS ANNUAL OPEN DAY ON TUESDAY, MAY 27. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the College in action, including meeting some of the friendly staff and students, taking a tour of the campus, enjoying morning or afternoon tea and participating in activities. Good Shepherd is a wellestablished College, which offers students a quality education set in an environmentally-friendly bushland d setting, and boasts an array of facilities, including a state-of-theart library, 25m pool, indoor health and physical education complex and performing arts theatre. The College has a strong focus on pastoral care and looking after the needs of students, and also

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Coast leads the way in job creation NEW DATA HAS REVEALED THAT THE COAST IS LEADING THE STATE WITH JOB CREATION. Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, said the Australian Bureau of Statistics data for April shows that employment on the Sunshine Coast grew by 10.1 per cent in the past year, and that unemployment decreased by 0.2 per cent over the same time. “That means an extra 14,900 jobs were created during the past 12 months,” he said. “This is encouraging news but no-one should feel complacent because there are still people without a job who want one. “I don’t, for one minute, underestimate the challenge ahead to find jobs for people who want them or extra hours for people working in casual jobs.”

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Three years ago a school chaplain, looking for directions to another Cooroy company, inquired at the office of Cooroy-based national contract builders, Ri-con, an act which has led to Noosa’s children in crisis being given a new surge of support. He explained to the receptionist he was looking for someone to sponsor the chaplains’ fundraising dinner and was told, “John’s here. Do you want to talk to him?” “John” was Falklands War veteran John Jenkins, a 6ft 5in ex-British Special Forces commando who with former partner, Alan Emblin, started Ri-con in 2003 with just $500 each and is now sole owner of the Federal Government-accredited construction company

He listened to what the chaplain had to say and admits he was hooked. “I’ve got a soft spot for chaplains. I remember I was 18 and training to be a commando. I was digging a trench, my hands were bleeding, I was hungry, freezing cold and feeling a bit sorry for myself. An army chaplain came up and asked, ‘Would you like a lile shot of rum’ and gave me these words of comfort. ‘Don’t worry, there’ll be a hot bath down the track. It’s all good.’ “Chaplains in schools are about picking up kids who are falling off the tracks - children with the worst upbringing through family break-ups and living on the street. There are a lot of kids living on the street which people are not aware of. It all gets hushed or they choose

sponsorship and admits he is quite passionate about it. “I meet with commiee members and we talk about what’s happening in the schools throughout Noosa. I like to think I am puing something back into the community. I think all business leaders have a role to play in community work. Unfortunately, for most of them it’s easier to do nothing. “They need money and community support. If there’s a fundraising dinner turn up and listen to the stories about what these people are doing and you’ll be back next year. The amount of work they do for these children is phenomenal. They are the unsung heroes in the community.” Philanthropy doesn’t begin and d end at home for John and Ri-con. As well as Cooroy, the company has branch offices in WA and the Northern Territory, specialising in building schools, hospitals and housing in remote indigenous communities. “We do all the stuff that’s too hard for other builders.” He says it’s quite an art to work in an indigenous community. “You’ve got to balance the community with the workforce otherwise they may feel over run. Speak to the elders, get the communication right, respect their sacred sites and their culture and how it came about. It’s very interesting work, very rewarding. “We do a lot of charity work and we’re very involved with Wall of Hands which is run by the Australian Literacy and Numeracy foundation. We take books into schools, we sponsor AFL teams, give out some scholarships in remote places all through the Kimberley, in the Northern Territory, Arnhem Land and the Tanami Desert. Ri-con started in Noosa and two years later moved to Cooroy, which he describes as “a great, strong, lile town. The truth is, since I moved to Cooroy, I’ve seen the value in a community. When you are in a big city, say, London, you are one of millions and you feel it’s hard to make to ignore it when a contribution. Australia has lots of they shouldn’t. If communities and it’s up to every they open their John Jenkins individual, if they can, to make an eyes, they’ll see impact, an effort. what some of the “You get the value out of it. problems are” he Cooroy has gone from strength to strength. says. Danielle Taylor (President) has done some “The ‘Chappies’ are somebody the kids can brilliant work with the Chamber of Commerce. go and talk to because they have no-one else. We do a lot of charity work here. Everyone Often the teachers will say I’m a bit concerned about this child, the kid’s come in dirty or there needs to support the community. It’s one of the reasons I put the Xmas tree in Cooroy. I are obviously issues there. They just go in there remember driving in the street and everyone and start talking and often the children just seemed miserable. It just needed something so open up.” we put the Christmas tree up and the first smile For John it’s almost become an evangelion the kids’ faces paid for that tree.” cal mission. He does a “fair bit of work” with

The amount of work they do for these children is phenomenal. They are the unsung heroes in the community.

John’s supersonic birthday gift JIM FAGAN TWO YEARS AGO RI-CON BOSS JOHN JENKINS DECIDED TO CLIMB MOUNT EVEREST AS A 50TH BIRTHDAY PRESENT HIMSELF. TO H IMSE IM SEL L His health at the time didn’t quite match his ambition so he looked for another buzz he felt he could handle. The blast came in the guise of flying a Russian Mig 29 fighter jet at the speed of sound in the skies above a Russian military base some 300 kilometres from Moscow. “I checked everywhere but the only place I could do it was Russia. There’s a company that specialises in that and it does a few every year. It was the most amazing, exhilarating and challenging experience of my life.” And, considering former British commando and avid mountain climber John, who counts Mount Kilimanjaro among his credits, has sought thrills cave diving, parachuting and rowing in Noosa Heads Open and Masters surf boats for the last 15 years, that is quite a statement. At the air base he had a medical assessment and received training in the rudiments of flying the Mig. He was fitted with a pressure suit and, with a test pilot at the controls, flew 40kms into the atmosphere. He did aerobatics over Moscow and at one stage flew 10m above the ground, breaking the sound barrier. You can see the flight on YouTube. “I’m not a pilot but at one stage I took over the controls for two or three minutes.” With him was a photograph of close mate, Marjan Strajnar, who was a fellow boat crew member at the surf club and who had died of cancer while still in his 40s. “He was right up there with me,” said John. John’s birthday is May 22 and he flew the Mig on the same day. His business kept him from doing something special this year but he has an adrenaline-filled plan for next year. He’s going wing walking on a Boeing Stearman bi-plane in Hampshire. He will strut his stuff high over the skies of England as the little plane dips and climbs at 200km an hour. For someone who has flown a Mig fighter jet at 2000km an hour, this should be a walk in the park or on the wing, as it were.




How the Messiah came to Noosa


What do you do when you want to share Handel’s Messiah and there’s no-one to sing it with? Well, you start your own choir, of course.

Joe McMahon was 33 when he came to Noosa to join John Mountford’s legal practice 21 years ago. His romance with Handel’s sacred oratorio had started with singing with the choir at Monash University and, later, when he went to Ireland to work as a barrister. What he describes as his “moon landing moment” took place when he stood with the Dublin Choral Society singing Messiah in a hall near Dublin’s Temple Bar on April 13, 1993. “I couldn’t believe I was singing it exactly on the spot where Handel had conducted it for the very first time 151 years earlier. It was a prey significant event in my head,” he says. Fast forward 10 months to January 1994 and Joe is in Noosa, working as a lawyer Joe McMahon and eager to find a choir so he could sing Messiah and other classical choral works by the great western composers. Such a choir didn’t exist in Noosa so Joe took a newspaper ad for singers and by March the newly formed Noosa

I couldn't believe I was singing it exactly on the spot where Handel had conducted it for the very first time 151 years earlier.

Adrian King and singers from the Chorale

Chorale had 35 members of varying abilities. Some had sung in church choirs and others were kitchen contraltos or bathroom baritones. A few were trained singers with stage experience like Heie van Wyk, Joan Murray and Margaret Courtney, who are still with the Chorale. Joe had his choir but, after some unsuccessful auditions, he didn’t have a choirmaster and he felt he needed a Messiah-type miracle to get one. The miracle came in the guise of Leonard Spira, a prominent Melbourne and Sydney musician and former director of the Victorian Opera Company. “We were lucky Leonard and his wife Gail decided they wanted to live in Noosa. I asked Leonard if he would like to take over the choir. He said yes and on December 11, 1994 we presented Messiah at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Centre accompanied by the also newly formed Noosa Musicians Chamber Orchestra.” Describing the night, local reviewer Lilias Garbe said, “The audience was treated to a polished performance, considering it was performed by an amateur choir and orchestra only formed early this year . . . the Chorale received a tumultuous reception from a packed house.”

Noosa Chorale and The Noosa Musicians on stage before the inaugural Messiah performance in 1994 known for its singing at community In 1999 Joe, now in practice for events like Anzac Day and Easter himself, decided to hand over the presidency to Dr Jim McDonald and Observances, Christmas carols in Hastings Street and Australian concentrate on his young family Citizen ceremonies. Joe admits he and his new business. He accepted didn’t expect such a development as the invitation to be Patron (which he saw the choir as a performer of he still is) and for the next few years the great canon of works by classical only made a few appearances with composers. the Chorale. “This This year evolution into the Chorale is a broader celebrating its appeal perfor20th annivermance base is sary and rightprobably natfully deserves ural because it its reputation is made up of as one of local people of Australia’s varying tastes. leading reI didn’t expect gional choirs. or intend it International should do this artists like but I’m happy viola player, to see it.” Bre Dean, On Sundescribes it day, June 8 as having an the Chorale “energetic will perform and enrichHandel’s Mesing sound,” siah at The J. pianist Piers Noosa Chorale founder and Patron Joe McMahon with posters promoting the Joe would love Lane says “it is choir's performances of Handel's Mesto be standing fantastic” and siah in 1994 and 1999. with the rest of soprano Louise the basses but, Kennedy “I instead, he will be among the audithink it is brilliant.” ence. “I’ve been in Asia for most of Joe says it would be presumptuthis year and I haven’t practised.” ous of him to say he has had much What will he feel when he sees to do with its success since he left. 84 singers, a 22-piece baroque “I have a pride of association rather orchestra and four opera soloists on than a pride of authorship. It would stage? Did he envisage such a specbe unfair and give insufficient flight tacle when he advertised for singers to the great work of Leonard and in 1994? the current conductor, Adrian King, “My simple answer is that I’ll who gave it a new and different life be pleased. It’s gratifying to see it when he took over from Leonard in so successful and I say that very 2006.” humbly.” Noosa Chorale is also well

Handel’s Messiah Adrian King conducts Noosa Chorale, with soloists and Noosa Sinfonia

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Mandy Nolan



She’s totally outrageous, refreshingly honest and super successful – and she’s headed our way. Mandy Nolan – comedian, author, journalist, mum and former sister-in-law of the late Aussie rocker, Michael Hutchence – is one hell of a gal! In fact, Peregian is still recovering after her recent whirlwind visit, when she launched her latest book at a luscious literary lunch at Pitchfork Restaurant, hosted by Annie Grossman (Annie’s Books on Peregian). A Renaissance woman, Mandy is not just a comedian; she is also a teacher and writer of comedy, and a popular presenter and conference facilitator. And, I have to say – and she won’t mind – she has no shame! “I think I was born without an edit buon,” she laughs. “Which is no wonder – my mother told me I was conceived in the back seat of a car after the footy grand final. My dad was the captain, and as it turns out he got to score the final touchdown! “As a mother of four daughters (and one

son!) I realised how important it was to talk about our experiences of relationship. How to behave; how to expect other people to treat you; what are the warning signs of a bad relationship? How do you break up with someone? What happens if you fall out of love? The Sex Talk is easy. The Love Talk is a lot more complex.” Mandy’s new book - Boyfriends We’ve All Had – and Shouldn’t Have! - is a must-read for anyone who thinks relationships are a minefield – or if you simply want to laugh! They are all in there – Mr Messy, Mr Bad Dresser, Mr Cheaty Pants. “I had to put them into groups so I could get them all in,” she jokes. “I have always been a fixer-upper. One of those women aracted to men who need a lot of work. It’s the Florence Nightingale complex so many of us women have, this need to heal the afflicted, or at least change their choice in shirts!” Mandy describes herself as “pathologically aracted to bad men”, until her current husband, although even he copped a minor bashing at the Peregian lunch, when Mandy described what he wore to their first date! “Waist-high jeans that were so tight his scrotum was squeezed down one leg.” Mandy’s first book - What I Would Do If

I Were You - invited the reader to share the slightly wacky world of this stand up comedian, self confessed provocateur, artist and mother of five children ranging from toddler to teenager. In her spare time – laugh out loud! – Mandy is a columnist with the Byron Shire Echo, an independent, locally owned newspaper that has been operating for 28 years. Mandy is no stranger to the media, as both a journalist and as the former sister-in-law to Michael Hutchence. Mandy was married to Michael’s younger brother, Rhe, with whom she has two daughters – cousins to the Hutchence/Geldof clan. “Having five children to three different men has taught me to be a negotiator, a mediator, and very often a peacemaker. There are many families like mine these days – we have extra challenging challenges. Like Father’s Day. It’s a prey big present roster.” If you’ve never seen Mandy perform don’t miss the chance when she returns to the Coast in July, for the Noosa Long Weekend Festival. A Night of Comedy, at The J Noosa on July 19 at 8pm, promises a sensational night of laughter featuring headliner Fiona O’Loughlin, together with Mandy, and supported by emerging talent, James Tinniswood and Joe Shaffer.



Having five children to three different men has taught me to be a negotiator, a mediator, and very often a peacemaker. Mandy Nolan







Pick up any glossy car magazine in Australia and the chances are you’re looking at a photograph by Brett Henderson. Nowadays, Tewantin-based shooter Bre contributes to around 25 national magazines but that wasn’t always the case. “This is my dream job but I had to wait a while to get into it and do other things to pay the bills,” he told YLM. In fact, it was a case of going from paramedic to photographer, with a stint as Mr Mum in between! “I was a paramedic in Victoria for 15 years. My wife, Michelle, is also a paramedic and that’s how we met, in an ambulance! “But I still had that dream of becoming a photographer. “After our son, Jamie, was born Michelle was keen to get back to work so I became Mr Mum for four years and I loved it. “But that made it even harder to go back to being a paramedic. “Michelle’s work kept us based

in some prey remote places for a couple of years but our dream was to move to the Sunshine Coast. So when the chance came we grabbed it!” With Michelle working out of Nambour as a paramedic and Jamie at Tewantin School, Bre’s dream finally came true. “I do all kinds of high end commercial shoots, as well as portraits and weddings, but the cars are my favourite,” he said. “Obviously I travel to a lot of car shows and events and I love the fact that somebody has put so much time, effort and money into restoring their pride and joy and then they get to see it Brett Henderson professionally photographed. Sometimes it’s prey emotional, too – I’ve had huge taooed men in tears with pride when they see the pictures. It’s one of the best bits of the job.”

I do all kinds of high end commercial shoots, as well as portraits and weddings, but the cars are my favourite.

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The temperature may be dropping but that doesn’t mean salad has to come off your menu quite yet. Long gone are the days when a salad constituted just leuce, cucumber and tomato – nowadays anything goes and a warm winter salad can be quite delicious.

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Roasted Beet Salad with Bacon, Swiss Chard and Blue Cheese SERVES TWO AS A MAIN FOUR AS AN ENTREE

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Luscious Limes TRACY AND GERARD MACKLE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT FINGERLIMES – AND WITH GOOD REASON. For this amazing little fruit is also known as ‘rainforest caviar’ and is highly sought after by chefs everywhere. Since moving from WA and establishing Coonoowrin Fingerlimes Farm, Tracy and Gerard have enjoyed great support from their local fruit shops. And as the farm grows they will be able to supply more fruit shops in the Sunshine Coast region, as their aim is to remain local. Fingerlimes have a dark, thin skin and grow on a thorny bush. Once open, the little beads, or vesicles, of the fruit are squeezed out but there

4-6 slices bacon (thick-cut works best) 4-6 beets 1 bunch Swiss chard, coarsely chopped 1 cup crumbled blue cheese 1/2 cup green onions or chives, chopped 1 cup walnuts Salt & pepper


is little or no juice. The flavours and acidity varies from fruit to fruit. One variety has a very herby flavour and goes well with savoury snacks like cheese. Another variety is sweeter, while another is tart and acidic. Find out more about this amazing fruit at the next Slow Food Noosa breakfast, at Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort & Spa, Noosa Heads, on May 29, 7.45am. For information and bookings email or phone 5474 3711.

Peel the beets, cut into slices or cubes and place on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and roast at 180C for about 30 minutes, or until beets are fork tender. Set aside. Place walnuts in a dry, shallow pan. Toast, stirring frequently, over medium-low heat until nuts are quite fragrant and slightly browned. Remove to a plate. Over medium heat, fry your bacon until it is brown and crispy. Remove to a paper towelcovered plate, and let cool and drain. Once cool, crumble the bacon and set aside. Using the same pan and bacon grease, saute the chard over medium-low heat until tender. Add bacon and roasted beets and toss. Place the chard, beet, and bacon mixture onto plates, top with the blue cheese, green onions and nuts, and serve immediately.


Michael Datta from MDV Wines (second from left) with Al Turner, Don Williams and Dave Clark from New Zealand

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Locals and visitors flocked to the Noosa International Food & Wine Festival at the weekend and it looks like a great time was had by all. Pictures: Craig Holmes

Celebrity Chef Franck-Elie Laloum from Jade on 36, Shanghai

Zara, Anais and Pascal Turschwell from Gaston Bar Bistro

TIME John Lethlean, Necia Wilden and team from The Australian Margaret Cavanagh and Bridget Cavanagh from Toowoomba with Peter Johnston from Paxton Wines


Ann Hawley (Melbourne), Kerry Wooland (Melbourne), Chris Mays (Noosaville), Tula Sahinidis (Melbourne), Juanita and Darren Irvine (Melbourne, winners of the Delicious Magazine grand prize all expenses paid Noosa holiday and festival attendance)


Fynn and Kai Thompson from Noosa Stephanie Adrienne, Franceska Slow Food doing Adrienne and Eddy Desnousse guacamole demonstrations from Brisbane Celebrity Chef David Thompson from Nahm, Bangkok with ABC's Simon Mahoney and Noosa local Sue




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clinicians who can help you. With many years’ experience and the latest techniques, Tewantin Dental Centre’s dentists can aesthetically enhance your smile. Discoloured fillings, chipped or crooked teeth can all be changed with new composite restorations or perhaps crowns if necessary. And their teeth whitening program is the most effective whitening system available to whiten and brighten your smile. It’s a case of smile rejuvenation! If your dentures are loose, you cannot chew adequately or

you have missing teeth, Tewantin Dental Centre’s highly skilled and experienced prosthetist is the man to talk to. Bleeding gums and halitosis (bad breath) are all symptoms of poor gingival (gum) health. But Tewantin Dental Centre’s trained hygienists can help improve your oral hygiene and get you smiling again. To discuss what’s best for you phone the Centre’s Practice Manager on 5447 1361 or email practicemanager@tewantindentalcentre.


FOR A CHIC LOOK WITHOUT THE BIG PRICE TAG YOU CAN ALWAYS RELY ON NOOSA FASHION OUTLET, SPOILT BY SENKA. A favourite haunt of locals and visitors, Spoilt is known for its hot looks in bags, jewellery, fashion and sunglasses, always on offer at warehouse prices. And owner/designer Senka Thwaites is thrilled to announce that the focus will now be back on her factory outlet on Gateway Drive, Noosaville. “We’re closing the pop-up shop and expanding our original premises with more stock, a lounge area for waiting husbands and free coffee,” she said. “Business has been tough in retail but our locals are very supportive and love coming to visit so I want to make it an even better experience for them. “We have added even more exceptionally well priced items, including leather handbags from just $60 and gorgeous leather travel sets at $29. “And, of course, our famous $5 and $10 walls are as popular as ever, with great ideas for treats or pressies.” So go Spoil yourself today at Spoilt by Senka, 6/37 Gateway Drive, Noosaville.

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Your body has the answer AFTER HURTING HER NECK 20 YEARS AGO, ELIZABETH HUGHES TRIED MANY THERAPIES TO HEAL HER PAIN. The use of muscle testing with Kinesiology allowed her to communicate to her body and ask what the cause of her neck problem was. Even though her pain was physical, the cause was emotional and this led her to study and use Kinesiology every day since! As the author of the book, YOUR BODY HAS THE ANSWER, she is pleased to be able to teach you some simple skills that you can use at home to tune in more deeply to your body and ask what treatments will help heal. WHEN: June 16, 1pm to 2.30pm WHERE: Cooroy Library COST: Free but bookings required CONTACT: 5329 6555 or see

Beware the winter blues RAINY DAYS, DARKER MORNINGS, COLDS AND FLU CAN GIVE YOU A CASE OF THE WINTER BLUES BEFORE YOU CAN SAY KLEENEX! Early morning exercise goes out the window – especially when you can hide under layers of winter clothes. Try these five great ideas for boosting your mood this winter. EXERCISE It can be hard to find the motivation to get out of bed when it’s chilly outside and so warm and comfy under the covers, but a quick walk or jog is great for relieving stress. Not only does the exercise release endorphins, but you’ll have more energy throughout the day and your metabolism will stay elevated too! EAT PROPERLY We all know that what (and when) you eat can greatly affect your mood. During the colder months, try to eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, mackerel and flax seeds. They are proven to ease anxiety. Foods full of complex carbs such as whole wheat breads, brown rice, veggies and fruit will also help stabilise your blood sugar and energy levels. GET SOME SUN We always seem to feel better when the sun is shining. That’s because studies have shown that sunlight increases our serotonin levels which in turn, makes us feel happier. Try and get outside as much as possible. SPOIL YOURSELF Having something to look forward to keeps anyone motivated! Plan a trip away, a day at the spa or a night out with the girls! RUG UP No-one feels happy if they’re shivering in the cold and it’s been shown that staying warm can reduce the winter blues by 50 per cent. Stay snug with hot drinks and hot food, and wear warm clothes and shoes to keep your body temperature regulated.

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Transmission by barge transporting steer (7) Lorraine Bayly’s 1976-83 TV series, The ... (9) Magnate turned a brilliant red (7) Mesoamerican alphabet limits translating, etc (5) Trafalgar Square landmark (7,6) Cars singer, Gary ... (5) Scandinavian skydiver on a glacier? (9) Off-white climber captured gold (5) Lookout at Katoomba (4,5) Summer of the Seventeenth Doll author, Ray ... (6) Bracket marking off inset phrase (11) Ginger Meggs’ creator, Jimmy ... (6) Used to pick the level-headed amongst various bits of crumpet (8) Exercises relearnt without beginning and without end (7) 52 cards, and just a few of them for an ordinary seaman (8) Can I find it within myself to be friendly? (7) Write limit of the price of a holiday (9) Preserves the body of eastern doctor with donations (7) Inclination to lift self-righting craft (5,7) City casino’s made to accept obsolete currency (3,9) The most artless nearly tack undershirt (7) Fix tie in knots for an unsociable person (9) Too old for topless reporting (7) Dancer Sir Robert ..., born in Mt Gambier in 1909 (8) Country person to ape Nat’s performance (7) Ex-Democrats Senator, Aden ... (8) Watch out for time net was returned (6) Cate Blanchett’s husband (6,5) Cut back on dried fruit and start on dessert (6) 1967-71 Test cricket captain (4,5) Rubber to rub motor (5) Shake up fresh fuel mixture (9) Capital of Jordan (5) Proper sort of miner’s tie to head of government (5,8) East African nation (5) Historically, the smallest English county (7) Graduate’s method of advancement? (2,7) Castaway who inspired Robinson Crusoe, Alexander ... (7)

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24. NT university (7,6) 25. Manage to make purse mean (11) 26. Yugoslav-born tennis player, daughter of Damir (6,5) 27. Box holding ally abandoned on a school break (4,5) 29. John Newcombe doubles partner in winning 12 Grand Slam titles (4,5) 30. Bother helping with worship (9) 32. Invention makes record surplus by the year (9) 33. Saying empty-headed swine spoil comeback (7) 34. Worker who may very loudly burst into a fit of tears (7) 36. Beachfront heat beaten by dip in the water (5) 39. British leader on the firing line of the German enemy (5) 42. Party to welcome parliament with mobilisation? (5-7) 47. ‘50s SA atomic test site (9) 50. Simon’s partner (9) 51. Bee Gees’ brother who died in 1988 (4,4) 52. Coarsest sort of Greek philosopher (8) 53. 1995-2005 NSW Premier (3,4) 55. Tyre hit a tree in the middle of the road (7) 56. Police record for turning in a lot of money (7) 58. Condition causing the death of many eucalypts (7) 59. Used one’s credit card and lashed out (6) 60. Egyptian god of the underworld (6) 62. Multimillionaire held up the greatest amount (5) 65. Diverting American soldier with mushrooms (5)


Catch the new wave of digital signage!

what's on May / June 23rd May

24th May

Angels Tribute – Faced2Face

I Hear the Train A Comin’ - Johnny Cash Story

At Tewantin-Noosa RSL, 8pm, phone 5447 1766.

29th May

Steve Graham

At Tewantin-Noosa RSL, 7pm, phone 5447 1766.


Nature Morte – a very still life An exhibition by Simon Victor Neale, at Harbourside Gallery, Noosa Marina, daily from 10am to 4pm, phone 5447 5007 or 0411 244 304.

At Tewantin-Noosa RSL, 8pm, phone 5447 1766.

Until 29th May

30th May

30th May - 1st June

Celebrating three years of ABC Open stories, at Noosa Regional Gallery.

Majestic Theatre, Pomona. Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm. Phone 5485 2330.

At the Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club, Gympie Tce, Noosaville Phone 5449 8602

From Country to Coast


A Coast of Many Colours

With guest artist Marnie Morat, at at Harbourside Gallery, Noosa Marina, daily from 10am to 4pm, phone 5447 5007 or 0411 244 304.

The D’vine Burlesque Club

Riverfest Regatta and Boat Show

8th June

6th June

Creative and Botanical Artists

Exhibition opening, at Wallace House, Noosaville, 6pm. Exhibition open daily 9.30am to 3.30pm until end of month. Phone Gabi 5448 0640.

Family day with ABC

At Noosa Regional Gallery, 11am to 2pm, phone 5329 6145.

21st June

29th June

At the Majestic Theatre, Pomona, bar and restaurant from 6pm, show starts at 8pm. Phone 5485 2330.

At Lake Macdonald Amphitheatre and Noosa Botanic Gardens, Lake MacDonald Drive, Cooroy, 10am-3pm, free admission.

Josh Pyke Lone Wolf Tour

Noosa Festival of Water 2014

CLUB DIRECTORY From fundraising to flowers, there’s heaps to do in the Shire. If you would like to list your organisation, please email details to For the latest news from these groups visit BUSHLAND CARE: Ph Wendy May from Landcare on 5485 2155. CANCER COUNCIL NOOSA BRANCH: Ph Marika on 0427 741 253. CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: Ph Tony on 5474 0620. COOROY-NOOSA FAMILY AND LOCAL HISTORY GROUP: Ph 5442 5570. ENVIROMENTAL FORUM: Visit for more information. GARDEN CLUB (COOROY-EUMUNDI): Ph Tony on 5442 7403. GARDEN CLUB (TEWANTIN-NOOSA): Ph 5442 7730. GRIEF SUPPORT: Ph Dallace 0407 498 794 or Sharon 0438 217 000. GUILDED LILIES SEWING CIRCLE: Ph Aileen 5455 6959 or Annemarie 0413 014 283. LADIES PROBUS CLUB OF NOOSA HEADS: Ph Kim on 5455 3860 or Lilian on 5449 1043. LIONS CLUB (NOOSA HEADS): Ph Keetha 0421 250 614. NOOSA PHOTO CLUB: See

NOOSA TOASTMASTERS: Ph Irene 5473 0869 or Tracey 0407 692 302. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Ph 5472 0494 or 5474 3563. PERMACULTURE NOOSA: Email ROTARY CLUB OF NOOSA: Ph Tess on 0407 377 210. SMITH FAMILY’S NOOSAVILLE VIEW CLUB: Ph Nanette McLay on 5455 6157. SUNRISE SPIRITUAL CHURCH & SPIRITUAL GROWTH CENTRE: Ph Rev Laine 5449 0937. TEWANTIN-NOOSA MUSIC CLUB: Ph Carol 5442 4564 or Gloria 5442 4810. TEWANTIN-NOOSA NATIONAL SENIORS: Ph Norm 5474 0919. TEWANTIN-NOOSA PROBUS CLUB: Ph Christine Hartley on 5442 7397. TEWANTIN-NOOSA RSL WOMEN’S AUXILIARY: Ph Kay 5447 5042. THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY: Ph Carmen on 5495 6980 or Janet 0416 442 962.



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Your Local Mag Issue 1 - 24th May 2014  
Your Local Mag Issue 1 - 24th May 2014  

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