Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Articles from November 29, 2008

A Relaxed Richardson Ready to Roll
Byline: Steve Zemek THE surf life saving season may be one week old for Sunshine Coast ironwoman Allira Richardson but she's already crossed one thing off her 2008-09 to-do list. After a decisive victory in the ironwoman at the first qualifying...
Auction Results
IT was the hattrick again for the Ray White Mooloolaba office with lots of pats on the back for the three-out-of-three auction result - a repeat of an earlier weekend. As well there was the sale at its first outing of a newly-listed Buddina property...
{Auctions for Saturday, XXXXX Xx} {Auctions for Thursday, Xxxxxx Xx}
AUCTIONS for Saturday, November 29 ALEXANDRA HEADLAND * 23-25 Edward St: 2br 1bath, , on site 11am, Kevin Annetts of Ray White Mooloolaba 0417 644 503 U11 Huntington, 21 Boolarong Cres: Refurbished 3br 2bath apartment, on site midday, Marcus...
Aussies Engulfed in Terror Hit
THEY showed up, as they do every night: businessmen for meetings in the elegant restaurant that overlooks the harbour, politicians for cocktails in a bar with velvet seats and wood and marble floors, friends for a steak dinner by the pool. But then...
Australia's Wildlife Is Living on 'A Knife's Edge'
Byline: Kathy Sundstrom kathy.sundstrom@scnews.com.au SHOOTING roos in the bush wouldn't normally be considered the kind of activity to inspire a life-long passion for saving the environment. But this was the activity that taught World Wildlife...
Biggest Pay-Off Comes to Those Who Choose Study
A NATIONAL report released earlier in the week hit on a hot topic for many prospective university students on the Sunshine Coast. The focus was university fees and a cost-benefit analysis of degree qualifications. This time of year is a critical...
Boardies Help Raise Life Saving Funds
Byline: Nathan Woulfe nathan.woulfe@scnews.com.au IT is a privilege usually reserved for the Joel Parkinsons and Kelly Slaters of the world - wearing board shorts to work. But across the Coast yesterday, boardies weren't only acceptable office...
Branson Target in Virgin 'Blue'
Byline: Mark Bode FRUSTRATED tradesmen involved in Richard Branson's controversial Makepeace Island development on Noosa River have demanded answers as their long wait to get paid continues. Sub-contractors are owed hundreds of thousands of dollars...
Castaways ... and Loving It; Residents Revel in Their Well-Kept, Tighly Held Enclave
SURROUNDED on three sides by Noosa National Park, and with the ocean to the east, Castaways Beach holds a special position along the Sunshine Coast coastline. Once here, you feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of modern life - although...
Children Counselled as Police Tracks Invader
Byline: Blythe Seinor blythe.seinor@scnews.com.au POLICE are on the hunt for a man who broke into a school camp site at Currimundi and assaulted four young girls early yesterday morning. Just after 4am the man entered one of the rooms at the...
Classic Night of Mixed Musical Styles; What Do You Get When You Cross Ben Lee with an Orchestra? A Night You'll Never Forget
Byline: shirley sinclair THE Queensland Orchestra no doubt has had many enthusiastic and appreciative audiences over the years. But it would be rare - if ever - that these fine musicians would have fans literally dancing in the aisles. To be...
Closed for Business; Big Hole Left for Schools, Community
Byline: Mark Bode THE former owners of Garapine Outdoor Education Centre say they feel hoodwinked by the state government over the closure of the business. Murray and Natasha Stewart said they would have insisted on a written agreement that would...
Couple Battles for Ailing Shawn
Byline: Mark Bode THE idyllic leafy setting of Jackie Newell and her partner Michael Powell's rented Burnside home contrasts starkly with their inner turmoil. The couple's lives are defined by two periods: post and pre-August 20, 2008. It...
Do Business in Heart of Buderim
OFFICES in Buderim's newest commercial building, Ballinger Place, are now being offered for sale, with a range of freehold opportunities available for investors and owner-occupiers. The new three-level building, located at 3 Ballinger Road, offers...
Dralion: Incredible Daring Impressive
I THINK everyone, at some point in their life, has wanted to run away and join the circus. If you go and see Cirque Du Soliel's production of Dralion which opened in Brisbane on Thursday night, you could find yourself coming home to pack your bags...
Encourage Workplace Chat, It's Productive
NO doubt Christmas parties are being planned all around with much eating, drinking and socialising soon to occur. Some managers feel that such occasions are a waste of time. But according to recent research, while the drinking at work is probably...
Gift of Staying Close Invaluable
Byline: GORDON CLARK ALISON Thomas may never get to use the $3 million accommodation facility being built next to Nambour Hospital. But she knows exactly what it will mean to everyone who does. The Currimundi mum and her 18-month-old son Jack,...
'Green' Evans Street Building Completed
MAROOCHYDORE'S first office buildings designed to achieve 4-star Green Star Accreditation have been completed in the emerging Evans Street commercial precinct. Sunshine Coast builder Integral Construction Services has all but finished the buildings,...
High Point of Style; Exceptional Two-Level Residence in Prestigious Location
AGENT'S REPORT AN exceptional 540sq m home where no matter what the occasion your family will not have to compromise their enjoyment. Located in a commanding position on one of Buderim's most prestigious addresses, the two-level home has a gated...
Hoping for No Rain on Our Parade
Byline: NIKITA LEE IT will have to be "blowing a gale" for this annual Christmas event not to go ahead. Stormy forecasts are predicted for Saturday, but Mooloolaba Marina staff will wait in hope for the expected rain to clear before pushing their...
Humming in Luxury
Byline: HAYLEY NISSEN CRUISING down the highway in the hot sun-ah, this was the life. As I stretched out in the limousine Hummer, glass of champagne with orange juice and delicate chocolate pastry in hand, on my way to the beautiful waters of...
Idyllic Sail Turns into a Nightmare Because of Uncharted Ocean Reef
IT sounds like an improbable plot for a movie but it's a script Mark Iaconetti and Robert Cole would sooner forget. The two men, who have been relaxing at Noosa since they were rescued by a P&O cruise ship last week, are still reeling after...
Impact of Speeding Shows Up in Wash
Byline: Nathan Woulfe nathan.woulfe@scnews.com.au SIX knots, no wash, means exactly that - no wash. That's the message the Currimundi Catchment Care Group wants to drive home, to slow - or better still stop - the damage to the Currimundi Lake...
Is $215M Sewerage Plan Just a Pipe Dream?
Byline: Bill Hoffman SUNSHINE Coast Council is planning to spend $215 million to upgrade seven sewage treatment plants to effectively compensate for inefficiency in the pipeline systems that service them. The council's regional manager for planning...
Keeper Hartley Is Really All Heart
WITH a fantastic effort behind the stumps on a very indifferent wicket, Chris Hartley certainly led from the front in last week's inspiring win against New South Wales. His glovework really was exceptional and it was most gratifying to see Chris...
Lake Macdonald; 363 Cooroy-Noosa Road
AGENT'S REPORT THE sky is the limit with this property. Set on over 0.4ha (1acre) of land that backs on to Lake Macdonald, this property is just waiting for you to unleash your creative flare and restore its former glory. Situated half way along...
Last Chance to Buy in Village
ONLY one prime tenancy remains available for lease at the new Chancellor Village Business Centre at Sippy Downs. The 143sq m level one premises represents the last opportunity for a business to position itself at the gateway to the popular Chancellor...
Leaders Meet to Share Ideas
Byline: NIKITA LEE INNOVATORS behind the Noosa biosphere have gained valuable insight from a Vietnamese board whose biosphere ranks in the top 20 globally. The Cat Ba biosphere reserve has been operating effectively for the past decade and was...
Live the High Life
IT'S high time the girls got away for the weekend to indulge in a treat from yesteryear. Beautiful and historic Port Macquarie is the perfect setting and with Sundowner Breakwall Tourist Park's High Tea package, you'll be away and relaxing over...
Making Way for Gun of a Mum; Young Star Delighted about Marilyn's State Selection
Byline: PETER GARDINER AFTER years of proudly watching her daughter Kelsey Cottrell sweep all before her in rep bowls, Coolum's Marilyn Clayton has decided that two can play at that game. At 51, Marilyn has joined her teenage daughter, who is...
Noosa Arts Offers Season Tickets
Byline: SYNDA TURNBULL NOOSA Arts Theatre is offering season subscription tickets for the first time ever in 2009. For many years the First Nighter's Club has given invaluable support to the theatre by attending the first performance of each...
Noosa's Longest Lunch Hour
Byline: Nicola Kerkenezov If you are getting a little flustered at the thought of preparing a large family Christmas dinner, spare a thought to those behind yesterday's "Herculean" effort - Noosa's Longest Lunch. About 800 people walked a red...
Nothing Is Certain When It Comes to the Draft
BEYOND Jack Watts and Nicholas Naitanui, nothing is certain in the AFL national draft. The consensus is that Watts, a strong-marking tall forward, and Naitanui, a hard-working ruckman, will be the first two names called in today's draft. But...
Peter vs Pirates Lights Up Stage
Byline: John Burls WHILE our prime minister attended a summit in Lima last weekend, a summit also took place in the wilds of Eumundi. The subject (the Eumundi one) was Peter Pan and like Lima, the big guns had been called in. The set design-build...
{Really the End?} {Premier Sticks to Her Guns as the Champagne Flows}; Protesters Joyous as Dam on Hold, for Now
Byline: Bill Hoffman THEY came down to the river in their droves as the news filtered through earlier this week. Premier Anna Bligh had finally conceded that after the expenditure of more than half a billion dollars, her plan to dam the Mary...
{Soldier's Death a Shock} {Coast Soldier Injured in Bomb Blast}
Byline: Blythe Seinor blythe.seinor@scnews.com.au A SUNSHINE Coast man has been confirmed as one of two Australian soldiers injured in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan. A third Australian soldier died in the explosion on Thursday. The...
Swans out to Nullify Hawks Young Guns
Byline: Pat Drew THE battle for second place on the SCCA First Division table will produce a clear contender to chase a bolting Caboolture when Maroochydore and the Hinterland meet in round six. Both sides were undefeated until they met the Snakes,...
Take a Look at How It All Began
WAS last week Gremlin Week? Among a number of inexplicable minor mishaps that befell me: My column didn't get a run in Saturday's paper, although it appeared as a blog on the Daily's website. Ah, technology. It may reign supreme, but it's still...
The Cloud with a Silver Lining
THE sun will come out from behind the dark clouds next year and in 2010 it will really start to shine on the property market. That was the message property analyst Michael Matusik delivered to the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA)...
The Council Feels the Need; but It's Not for Approval Speed, It's to Work for Ratepayers
Byline: Bill Hoffman SUNSHINE Coast Regional Council has rejected calls to speed up processing of the new Brightwater estate on Kawana Way, despite requests from builders anxious to start work on new homes before Christmas. The Stockland estate...
The Perfect Man Does Exist
I DON'T usually focus on family members in this column...and that's not because I like all the attention for myself...it's just the way I am. However, this week there must be an exception. I must talk about a certain family member. And we'll name...
{Tiatto Opens Door } {for Sydney}; Roar Forced to Share the Points after Corica Pounces on Error
A SECOND-HALF Steve Corica goal earned Sydney FC a share of the points in a 1-1 A-League draw with Queensland at the Sydney Football Stadium last night. Lacklustre Sydney looked to be heading for a third straight defeat after Matt McKay had put...
Toughen Up with 'HiLux on Steroids'
CHANNEL your inner man. Drink a tinnie, and crush the remnants on your skull all while cooking a feed on the barbie. Eating nuts and bolts for breakfast would help too - without milk. Then, maybe, you'd be man enough for the TRD HiLux. That...
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