Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Articles from April 27, 2013

Ahead of the Pack
Byline: Rebecca Marshall Rebecca.Marshall@scnews.com.au THERE is something special about John Bertrand. Not only is he the man who skippered Australia II to victory in the 1983 Americaas Cup, breaking a 132-year US domination of the event and...
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Anzac Day War of Words Continues; a[euro][approximately]Attacks Are against Catholic teachingsa[euro][TM]
Byline: GAIL FORRER A WAR of words has erupted in the fallout from the main Anzac Day ceremony in Tewantin. Public opinion is split over whether two speakers should have launched political attacks in their speeches. Now a Catholic high school...
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Bombs Away for Ding Dong
Byline: Seanna Cronin EXPECT to see genuine terror on Denise Drysdaleas face when she makes her reality TV debut on Celebrity Splash on Monday. The Gold Logie winner admits sheas in the deep end when it comes to diving off a high tower. The...
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Brumby Sets Sights on Lions
Byline: RICHARD HARVEY GAME DAY BRUMBIES v FORCE At Canberra Stadium, 7.40pm ACT Brumbies prop Scott Sio was only nine when the British and Irish Lions last toured Australia in 2001. Now he is in his prime and eager to meet the challenge...
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Dine-Time Fine for Me but Sopranos Are Past Saving
Dare I mention daylight saving? Donat get all hot and sweaty and think I want to start a debate about it. Far from it. I just wanted to tell you that I quite like Queensland not joining in with the southern states and itas for a reason that has...
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Do I Believe It? Muma[euro][TM]s the Word; Beth Young Wonders If therea[euro][TM]s Any Middle Ground When youa[euro][TM]re a Sceptic Talking to a Medium
IaVE forgotten what her voice sounds like. And sometimes Iall strain really hard to get it back. But itas gone. Even though Iam a massive sceptic, thereas a tiny part of me that hopes Charmaine Wilson can page my mum. You see, Charmaineas a medium...
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Dona[euro][TM]t Laugh, My Writinghitasnag
A BLOKE sent me a letter once and signed it, aThe worldas second greatest male chauvinist after Damian Bathersbya. Now I know he probably meant it as a compliment, but I can tell you right now that I cried myself to sleep that night. Anyone who...
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Expect Disciplined Sea Eagles after Thumpings
Byline: STEELE TAYLOR RUGBY LEAGUE: Sunshine Coast coach Dave Cordwell believes his troops have a C[pounds sterling]clearer understandingC[yen] of what is required to be a contender in the Intrust Super Cup after conceding almost 100 points in their...
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Family Wagon Which Loves to Leave the Bitumen; While Rugged and Somewhat Basic, Vani Naidoo Finds There Is Plenty to like about This Seven-Seater
Vital Statistics Model: Mitsubishi Challenger XLS. Details: Five-door all-wheel drive large SUV. Transmission: Five-speed automatic. Engine: 2.5-litre common rail direct injection turbo diesel generating maximum power of 131kW @ 4000rpm...
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First Aid for the A[euro][approximately]new poora[euro][TM]; GFC Victims Use Their Knowledge to Offer Help to Failed Businesspeople
Byline: Rebecca Marshall A COAST couple whose 19-year-old business was destroyed in the GFC has launched a series of resources to help fallen entrepreneurs and victims of redundancy. Paula and Paul Misipeka had a telecommunications company on...
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Flying High with In-Form Firebirds
Byline: RICHARD HARVEY NETBALL: Her name is Kimberley Ravaillion, but AustraliaCOs and Queensland FirebirdsCO rising star midcourter likes to be called Kim. She always thinks she is about to get a telling off when she hears someone say Kimberley....
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Forget Soap, Hit Heights
WITH Motheras Day just around the corner, many Aussies are beginning to ponder the ultimate gift idea. This year, why not put thoughts of lavender soap aside and start planning the ultimate the gift a a trip of a lifetime with mum. travel.com.au...
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Game on for Top of the Hill
Byline: Sue Custance WHAT a beauty! A deceased estate of a five-bedroom beach-house in a blue chip location on top of the hill at Alexandra Headland. Marketed with Damien Said of Century 21 on Duporth, 14 Edward St certainly attracted a crowd...
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Gazing into the Future; Google Gurus Take a Look at How Technology Could Shape Our Lives
MIND boggling is the best way to describe a new book from two Google executives. The New Digital Age: Reshaping the future of People, Nations and Business, has been penned by executive chairman Eric Schmidt and director of ideas Jared Cohen. ...
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Gen Y Rises to the Top; Ita[euro][TM]s an All-Queensland Tussle in MKRa[euro][TM]s Grand Final Tomorrow Night
Byline: Seanna Cronin FOUR Queenslanders are the cream of the crop in the most competitive series of My Kitchen Rules yet. From 15 teams, including three sets of gate crashers, Hervey Bayas Dan and Steph Mulheron and the Sunshine Coastas Jake...
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Give Clowns a Run for Their Money
Byline: ERLE LEVEY MICHELLE Williamson loves running. Running for fun but also the challenge of it. So imagine running around Australia. Itas said to be about 20,000km if you follow the coast roads. Thatas about how far Michelle has run...
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Good Yield for Rentals
RENTAL properties are paying off for investors with rental yields rising in the past 12 months. More than 150 Queensland postcodes have recorded rental yields of 5% or more, according to analysis by the Real Estate Institute of Queensland, and nine...
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Go with History to Name Buderim Park
WHATCOS in a name? Just over three years ago, I wrote of my delight that the Sunshine Coast Regional Council had decided to shell out $8.75 million for 3.4 hectares of land destined to become one of the Sunshine CoastCOs favourite parks. I felt...
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Grassroots Surfing Era DRIFT; Drift Back in Time to WAa[euro][TM]s Heady
Byline: Seanna Cronin A TALENTED male cast surf huge waves in the new Aussie movie Drift. Shot in Western Australia, the drama tells the story of the grassroots origins of Australiaas modern surf industry. The stories of big brands like Quiksilver,...
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Hairy-Chested Ute Delivers on Truck Heritage; with a Long History of Reliability, Grant Edwards Finds This Latest Range of Utes wona[euro][TM]t Disappoint When It Comes to Work or Play
UTES have come a long way. Not so long along they were confined to tradies and those on the land. Yet nowadays theyare often used as family haulers for those who head bush on weekends, or just to tow the boat or caravan. Add the likes of Holdenas...
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Honesty,COs Best Policy in Property Deal
AS A director of Pacific Law, Calvin Kong focuses on business law including leasing, franchising and conveyancing. This week Calvin also gives an insight into the Hilton case of 2006. Should a prospective purchaser be informed when a death or...
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Jamieson Still Refuses to Talk about Shortfall at Caloundra
DEVELOPER Stockland is standing firm that there is no infrastructure shortfall attached to its massive Caloundra South project. Its position has remained unchanged despite 10 months of high-level negotiations that followed Sunshine Coast Councilas...
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Lake Makes Nice Splash
Byline: Shaneene Levey ITaS the size of 18 football fields, but you canat play a ball game on it. After many months of intensive landscaping and beautification, the Brightwater centrepiece lake is now near completion. More than 12 hectares...
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Lesserlight Shines Bright for Brisbane
SAM Docherty understandably had mixed feelings about his debut for Brisbane last week. The 19-year-old had waited 12 months to play his first senior game and although he was a shining light for the Lions, the side suffered a demoralising 63-point...
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Melonya[euro][TM]s Simply Brest in Show
THE skyas the limit for Melony Brests a the quirky queen of glamour whose 3cm platforms and mile-high hair point straight to retro heaven. With her rollicking ruby lips smooching around her disco ball microphone, Melony is a pro at rolling her campy,...
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My Quote a Tribute to Henry Ford Wisdom
HENRY Ford knew a thing or two about teamwork, which is why I quoted him at the recent first meeting between Sunshine Coast councillors and their state counterparts. The inventor of the Model T Ford and developer of the assembly line technique of...
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Of Beers and Buddhas; Glyn May Drinks in the Atmosphere of a World Heritage Site in Laos
MR YEP and his wheezing 1952 Citroen have both seen better days. At each crossroad as we painfully trundle into town from Luang Prabangas international airport, itself in dire need of a triple bypass, the ancient French chariot gasps and shudders....
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Pair Fined over Drugs
Byline: JANINE HILL A MAGISTRATE has criticised a police officeras involvement in a search at the home of a Marcoola couple who had made a complaint about him. Sergeant Wade Lee was one of three officers who entered John and Kylie Andrewas home...
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Pint-Size Premium Battlefield; Grant Edwards Expects the Well-Heeled Will Be Fighting It out in the Bargain Bin This Year
BARGAIN-priced small hatchbacks will be the key artillery in the premium car war this year. Itas a unique battleground for Australiaas prestige marques who are donning the gloves for whatas shaping to be a hard-fought fight to gain Australian ascendancy....
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Presence of Reds Puts Pressure Right on the Rays
Byline: STEVE ZEMEK GAME DAY SUNSHINE COAST v SUNNYBANK Today, Stockland Sunshine Coast Stadium, 4.30pm RUGBY UNION: The Sunshine Coast Stingrays will be on high alert for a red-hot Sunnybank outfit at Stockland Sunshine Coast Stadium today....
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Promising Signs for Industry Confidence
QUEENSLANDaS property industry is showing signs of a return to confidence according to Treasurer and Minister for Trade Tim Nicholls. The latest Property Council of Australia-ANZ Property Industry Confidence quarterly survey, released last week,...
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Puntera[euro][TM]s Package Proves a Safe Bet; Megan Mackander Enjoys the Sport of Kings with a Little Pampering Thrown In
AS I look down at the racing guide in front of me, I am bamboozled. Iron Jacket? Hold Me Tight? Epic Terra? The quirky names and cryptic descriptions of the horses lining up for one of the first races of the day at the Brisbane Racing Club meet...
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Pure Luxury on or off the Road; with More Than 40 Years of History, This Latest Generation Is Plusher Than Ever before. Grant Edwards Reports
GETTING behind the wheel of a new Range Rover doesnat happen all that often. Not that the fine folk from the British brand are unwilling to throw around the keys, itas due to the fact that this hallowed off-roader has a long life cycle. After...
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Put Volvoa[euro][TM]s Best Models to the Test
PACIFIC Motor Group is encouraging interested buyers and car enthusiasts to test drive five of the latest Volvos as part of the 2013 national Volvo Roadshow. The five vehicles in the line-up include the XC60 T6 sports utility vehicle, the sleek...
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RACQ: Six-Lane Highway A[euro][approximately]a goera[euro][TM]
Byline: MEGAN MACKANDER QUEENSLANDaS largest automobile club has agreed there is merit in a six-lane Bruce Highway between Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast. RACQas senior traffic and safety engineer Greg Miszkowycz said he supported any safety...
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Rainee in One Act Final Again
THE 36th Annual One-Act Play Festival opens on May 31 at Noosa Arts Theatre. The festival will showcase the three finalists chosen from 99 entries in the 2013 Noosa Arts Theatreas National One-Act Playwriting Competition. This is one of the most...
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Remy Finishes Fourth in Final London Hangover Lingers
Byline: MARK BODE SWIMMING: The coach of champion freestyler Melanie Schlanger expects her to emerge from a post-Olympics funk at the national championships. Glenn Baker says a lot of people have underestimated the C[pounds sterling]hangoverC[yen]...
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Reshamseekstolerance
RESHAM Singh is softly spoken. His voice has the gentle tinkle of a man who encourages co-operation and peace. He doesnCOt sound like a troublesome person, eager to find an argument or create a problem where there wasnCOt one before. But in 1968,...
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Sad State of Affairs as Battlers Brace for Further Pain; A Tough Choice Faces Our Most Vulnerable in Weighing Up Health Insurance Affordability, Writes Vani Naidoo
GEORGE Seely blows gently into his cup before lifting it to his lips. He smiles absently as the swirling steam fogs up his glasses. Carefully he places the faded Geelong supporteras mug on the oval pine kitchen table whose scruffs and scratches...
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Saints Come Marching in ... If they,COre a Pope
I SEE Pope John Paul II could be St John Paul by October, according to the Vatican. He has already been beatified, given the title Blessed John Paul, in May 2011. If the late Pontiff achieves sainthood this year, it will be the fastest ascension...
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Secret,COs out on This Beauty
location: 4 Koki Ct, Mountain Creek features: Four-bedroom lakefront house on 918sq m agent: Laura Vaisnys of Henzells Mooloolaba result: On site today at noon location: detail features: details agent: details result: details ...
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Shades of Bradbury in ironman,COs National Title
I HAVE to tip my hat to MooloolabaCOs ironman Cam Cole after his last-to-first win in the ironman final at the national championships last weekend. For once the Kiss of Death author didnCOt contribute to someoneCOs downfall. I watched the semi-final...
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Six-Club NRL Player to Sport Gympie Devils Colours
FORMER NRL flier Chris Walker is set to lace up with Gympie in the final round of the Anzac Cup pre-season challenge at Albert Park today. It is also probable the six-time State of Origin rep could play for the Devils at stages during the season proper....
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Skya[euro][TM]s the Limit for Us; Confidence Soars after Airport Expansion and Centre Revamp Revealed
Byline: ERLE LEVEY TWO projects that will transform the Sunshine Coast were put in the spotlight last week. The $400 million Sunshine Coast Airport expansion and the proposed $20 million redevelopment of the Big Top shopping centre are seen by...
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Stand-Up,wake Up
Byline: Miranda Cashin XAVIER Michelides has a troubled relationship with mornings. They go together like banana and spinach and get on as well as Drake and Chris Brown. They are not a good mix. His morning routine of a steaming hot shower, coffee...
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Stellar Line-Up to Be Delivered
AUDI promised a year of performance cars, and the premium marque is delivering over the next 12 months. Weall get our first taste of whatas to come next week with the sports version of the Q5 sports utility vehicle. Drive will provide complete coverage...
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Sustainable Effort Fuels Dedication to Green Bid
THOMPSON Sustainable Homes has recently unveiled its new Spinnaker design at Bells Reach; it being the first net zero, 10-star star unassisted energy efficient home to be launched in Australia. The design was aimed to set the benchmark in sustainability...
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The Roos Bound to Find out Where They Stand
Byline: Steve Zemek GAME DAY MAROOCHYDORE v PB CURRUMBIN Today, FishermanCOs Road Oval, 2.15pm Other match: University v Noosa, UQ Oval, St Lucia, 2.15pm AUSTRALIAN RULES: The Maroochydore Roos will get the first real test of where...
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Tigers Worry Parker
Byline: Tony durkin GAME DAY TIGERS v BRONCOS At Campbelltown Stadium, 7.30pm COREY Parker heads to Campbelltown with the Broncos tonight harbouring mixed emotions and fears of a possible hijack by the struggling Wests Tigers. The Broncos,...
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Tough Run of Matches to Keep the Fire on Its Toes
Byline: MARK BODE GAME DAY SUNSHINE COAST v NORTHERN FURY Tomorrow, Sunshine Coast Stadium, 2pm FOOTBALL: Sunshine Coast Fire captain Greig Henslee says the next month will likely determine if his side is a genuine title contender. The...
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Truss Pledges $8Bn for Bruce; Coalition to Double ALP Promise on Highway Fix
Byline: MEGAN MACKANDER THE battle is on for the Bruce Hwy. And the Sunshine Coast is ready to grab its chunk of the funding pledges being made in the lead-up to the September federal election. Prime Minister Julia Gillard released a 10-year,...
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UFOs: The Truth Is Up There Suzya[euro][TM]s Shadowed by UFOs
UFOs arenat alien to Suzy McEwen (pictured). In fact, they just about follow the Noosa resident everywhere she goes. She proudly announces that she has seen many UFOs in her lifetime a three sightings in Noosa, one in Coffs Harbour in New South...
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What Big Clive Wants to Offer Us
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison PRIME ministerial hopeful and mining magnate Clive Palmer has his eyes on an international airport for the Sunshine Coast and a ban on lobbyists in government as he begins his campaign to win the seat of Fairfax. On...
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Wild Child Was a Reality for Dexter; Dexter Owens Saw the Wild Times in Sydneya[euro][TM]s Music Scene in the a[euro][TM]60s from the Inside, Reports Dominic Feain
WHEN Johnny OaKeefe sang about the Real Wild Child he could have been singing about knockabout Lismore removalist, Dexter Owens. Dexteras father Dave Owens co-wrote the iconic Australian rock classic with OaKeefe back in the a60s when Dexter was...
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