Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Articles from August 18, 2009

Award Icing on Cake for Louisa; Staff Will Vouch There's Something Special in the Making
Byline: Secrets of our Success, Cocoa Chocolat IF it wasn't chocolate, it could have been gelati. But ice-cream melts faster than chocolate in the harsh Queensland sunshine. Louisa Raven divided her childhood between Holland and Italy, thanks...
Be Pampered for Free; Seniors' Lifestyle Expo to Come with Its Own Beauty Lounge
RELAXING facials, moreish massages and marvelous manicures. You can enjoy them for free this Friday and Saturday. The pamper lounge at the Healthy Ageing and Lifestyle Expo will have its massage tables and hand cream at the ready to help you unwind....
Brunei-Bound Pair Goes with New Flow; Niche Environmental Consultancy Wins Impressive Contract
Byline: REBECCA MARSHALL A SPECIALIST environmental consultancy business that recently set up on the Sunshine Coast has won a contract to clean up Brunei's rivers. Steve Dudgeon and Ben Starr started O2 Environmental six months ago to fill a...
Business Diary
TOURISM REFORM: MEET the new Central Area Reference Group and learn more about what tourism reform means for the industry and your business at this networking and information session. It is being held at Il Secondo on Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore,...
Council Blocks Porn; Extent of Anger Leads to Backdown
Byline: Nikkii Joyce COMMUNITY anger and a petition signed by 4664 people have forced the council to take action to install internet filters to block pornography at public libraries. Mayor Bob Abbot yesterday admitted the strength of the petition...
Creatures Great, Small Shift House; Thousands of Birds, Reptiles and Fish to Make a 200-Metre Trek
FINGERS crossed George the giant gourami makes the move alright. Fish of his species normally like slow-moving areas like swamps and lakes. But George, a 32-year-old fish and well-known mascot for Mooloolaba Aquarium and Aviary Centre, will join...
Crunch Slows Investors; Coast Markets Tail off as They Feel the Force of the Financial Crisis: Report
SUNSHINE Coast commercial property should start improving post 2011, although uncertainty remains about the timing of new projects in 2010-2011, according to the latest research from CB Richard Ellis. All property sectors bore the brunt of the economic...
Duo Bids Bricks and Mortar Goodbye
WORK smarter not harder. How many times have you heard that and wondered what it really meant? Raima Lewis and John Menhinnitt know. They are doing it. The duo opened their retail business, Australian Tru Blue gourmet foods, in the middle...
Fill Piles Up at Developer's Site; Council Investigates Possible Breach of Works Permit
Byline: BILL HOFFMAN AN investigation has been launched into whether infill of a controversial development site has caused drainage problems on the Maroochy River north shore. Developer Mal Pratt has sought approval for a hotel and supermarket...
{Five of the Best} {Poignant and Bittersweet}; {Kim Dedicates Her Win to the Woman Who Inspires Her} {Acceptance Speeches Tug Heartstrings } {}
Byline: rebecca marshall CLAIMING the coveted outstanding business woman of the year title has come at just the right time for Sea English Academy director Kim Edwards. And it has nothing to do with the fact that she has been a finalist for the...
Get Me out of the Doghouse!
Byline: Damian Bathersby UPSETTING your girlfriend is never a smart move. Having her and her little sister angry at you is even worse. Just ask Cameron Daniel. On Saturday the Kawana university student borrowed a surfboard from his girlfriend's...
Go on, Be My Guest. Association Set to Boost the Professionalism of Its Managers
RESIDENT managers, get ready for a shake-up. The Sunshine Coast branch of the Australian Resident Accommodation Managers' Association is on a mission to boost the professionalism of their members. Secretary Robbie Judge said this was being achieved...
How about Financial Advice on Your iPhone?
HERE'S one for the "just when you thought you had heard of everything" category. Coast firm Ellerfield Financial Planning surely must be one of the first to have launched their own iPhone application. Simply search for "financial planning" or...
How a Couple of Pies Put a Birthday Boy in Prison for Two Months
Byline: Rae Wilson rae.wilson@scnews.com.au THEY were expensive pies, even for Hastings Street. Not only was $7 not enough to buy two pies, but they cost J'Keith McDonald two months behind bars. "That's a month per pie," Judge Julie Dick said...
It Can Get Even Worse for Rugby League
SUNSHINE Coast, I know I'm behind the proverbial eight-ball here. I'm aware a lot of you open up the paper on a Tuesday morning to take in the musings of the much-beloved Amy Remeikis. I'm also cognisant of the fact she had her fair share of male...
It's the Eco Buzz; Businesses Earn Partnership in ecoBiz Scheme
ANOTHER eight Coast businesses have officially gone green. Climate change and sustainability minister Kate Jones visited Noosa last Friday to welcome them as partners in the ecoBiz program, a free six-step process offered through the council that...
Jailed for Seven Years; Man Used Steak Knife to Stab Victim on Australia Day
Byline: Rae Wilson A SUNSHINE Coast man told another bloke outside a nightclub that he would stab him, and then ran to his nearby home and returned a few minutes later with three steak knives. Marcus Chick, 33, of Mooloolaba, ran towards Stephen...
Kick-Start Confidence; Boot Camp Sergeant Prefers to Yell Encouragement Rather Than Abuse
Byline: JANINE HILL FORMER world muay thai kickboxing champion Amanda Buchanan could kick ass if she wanted to but that is not the point of the boot camps she runs every two months on the Sunshine Coast. This drill sergeant prefers to yell encouragement...
Kirra, 15, Almost Pulls off Upset of Year
PALMWOODS 15-year-old Kirra Clapham almost pulled off the upset of the year in a family battle in the final of the ladies' triples championship this month. The promising bowler was combined with her mother Kerry Clapham and grandmother Sylvia Clyde...
Middle Man Likes New Role; Simon Helps Get Green Light Where There's Red Tape
Byline: Movers & Shakers, Simon Kay SIMON Kay is the man in the middle. Without him, there would be many more newspaper headlines blasting local government authorities for either supposedly unfair development approval delays or for giving...
Missing Link a 'Hoons Haven'; Locals Demand Action on Gravel Road
Byline: ALAN LANDER IT is the "missing link", according to local residents. A 300-metre unsealed stretch of Perrins Road at Eudlo is being blamed for vehicle wear and tear and respiratory problems - even attracting hoons - and Tony Miller, who...
Our Tourist-Free Zone; Famed but Eroded Beach Closed as Dozer Works to Replenish Sand
Byline: Peter Gardiner IT is not every day that Noosa Main Beach is closed - but from middle groyne to Park Road yesterday it was a towel and tourist-free zone. And there was something a little more exotic than stand up paddlers out in the water...
Put Your Tax Refund to Work
IT is the time of year when many of us hand in our tax returns and eagerly await the arrival of a refund cheque. The average refund is about $2300, and it's a useful windfall to kick-start an improvement in your finances if you can resist the urge...
Rise to the Love Challenge
Q I'm bored in my marriage. We've been together for 22 years and my wife now bores me to tears. Unless we're talking about the kids, who are grown now, we have nothing in common anymore. She constantly wants to talk to me, but I'm not interested...
School Locker Thieves Learn the Hard Way
Byline: Nikkii Joyce nikkii.joyce@scnews.com.au MOULDY sandwiches and textbooks are not big on the wish list of thieves. That was the case for the offenders who ransacked 125 high school lockers at a Peregian Beach school on the weekend. The...
Seminar Caters for Josephine's Needs; Proprietor Gains a More Strategic Focus on the Future
Byline: REBECCA MARSHALL JOSEPHINE Frost says the Considering a Business workshop she attended last week was "marvellous". The free workshop was put on by the Department of Employment Economic Development and Innovation at its Kawana base. ...
Shooting for the Stars; Lanky Lachlan Is Pumped after Being Named in the Aussie Squad
Byline: STEVE ZEMEK steve.zemek@scnews.com.au MOUNTAIN Creek's Lachlan Miller was minding his own business when someone read out his name, announcing he had been selected for the Australian Schoolboys Basketball team, and gave him the shock of his...
SUZUKI THROWS A SPANNER IN WORKS; with Potentially No Team, What's on the Horizon for Vermeulen?
Byline: JON TUXWORTH jon.tuxworth@scnews.com.au REPORTS have surfaced Chris Vermeulen's future with Rizla Suzuki may be in serious jeopardy after the Japanese manufacturer yesterday announced the signing of 250cc title contender Alvaro Bautista...
Tradesmen Urged to Nail Down Income Protection
EVEN without a global financial crisis and an epidemic of swine flu, income protection insurance is the most important insurance cover a tradesman can have. Tradesmen readily insure their ute or tools but they'll often overlook covering themselves...
Vietnam Veteran Seeks Closure for Lost Mate
Byline: Gail Forrer-Arnold FOR John Favell, Vietnam Veterans Day will be commemorated as a closure for the mate he lost in the jungles of Vietnam 39 years ago. The former RAAF environmental health surveyor was mates with Pilot Officer Robert...
Wetlands May Be Filter for Sewage
Byline: Bill Hoffman WETLAND creation and revegetation of the Maroochy River's riparian corridor may take the place of pipes and concrete in a $30 million proposal to upgrade the region's sewerage system. Council is expected to decide before...