Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Articles from October 15, 2011

A Blarney Good Irish Time; Jenny Munro Discovers an Appreciation for Creamy Pints and Dubious Folklore on the Emerald Isle
AS THE bus pulled out for my three-day tour of southern Ireland, I wondered whether I had made a mistake. I was flying solo at the tail end of a five-week trip to the UK and Europe, and was squeezing in a last-minute trip to Ireland on the back...
A Kiwi Dog Lover Has Turned Her Back on Noosa, Deciding to Live Elsewhere in Protest at a Council Wild Dog-Baiting Program under Way on the North Shore
Baiting cruel I'M HORRIFIED about this as this is so wrong and should not have happened to this dog. Baiting dogs or any other animals is cruel and if done by a council they should be held accountable. Baiting is not the answer or reason to go and...
Alan Border Drops in; Legend Passes on Tips to Scorchers
Byline: STEELE TAYLOR steele.taylor@scnews.com.au GAME DAY Sunshine Coast v Redlands 10am, John Blanck Oval, Buderim, today CRICKET: Sunshine Coast Scorchers coach Brad Murphy has been urging his batsmen to show more resolve after watching...
A Pampering Mediterranean Sanctuary; This Home and Business Is the Perfect Rural-Residential Retreat Reveals Felicity Richardson
WITH a touch of Tuscany and a splash of France, this Mediterranean-inspired property has so much potential and opportunity for the astute investor. Offered for sale for the first time since 1968, this property has been improved tremendously over...
Apology, Fines for Causing Oil Spill
TWO shipping companies have been fined a total of $1.2million and ordered to make a public apology for Queensland's biggest oil spill. Swire Navigation Co Ltd and Bluewind Shipping Ltd were each fined $600,000 yesterday after pleading guilty earlier...
Auction Brings Awaited Result
AUCTION ACTION: 73 Bellanboe Circuit, Pelican Waters, attracted five registered bidders ready to call the brand new property home On the market for about 460 days with numerous agents, one of the sellers of 73 Bellanboe Circuit, Pelican Waters,...
Auction Proves the Answer
On the market with various agents for six months, the owners of 54 Lapwing Circuit, Beerwah, asked Julene Dickson of Century 21 Grant Smith Property for advice. C[pounds sterling]What would you do to get it sold if this was your property?'' was...
Award-Winning Home Has Clout Live the Dream with Resort-Style Living; Chris Clout Designer Home Showcases Industry Excellence as Alicia Butwell Discovers
TAKING pride of place on Belmore Terrace in Sunshine Beach, the Allure duplexes instantly command your attention from the street. Their integration of timber, stone, glass and render combine perfectly to create the ultimate beachside residence....
Beadman Fancies Cup Chances of Hong Kong Star
HORSE RACING: Caulfield Cup hope Mighty High gives champion Darren Beadman what he believes is his best chance to become the eighth jockey to complete Australian racing's grand slam. Chris Munce, riding Descarado last year, became the seventh to...
Big Plans for Nambour; Mayoral Candidate Vows to Retain Existing Council Chambers
Byline: GORDON CLARK NAMBOUR is set to return to its glory days as a major regional centre, attracting new business to the town, a State Government department ... and the council chambers will not be moving to Maroochydore. That's the vision...
Bliss and Beauty on the Edge of the Barrier Reef
Byline: CORRIE GARDNER STRESSING over what to do for my 50th birthday, I finally decide to do something totally different and just think about myself. I want an activity that is special and unique. I settle on Fantasea Reefsleep on the Great...
Bowditch Risks Losing His Tour Card
GOLF: Peregian Beach's Steven Bowditch is in a precarious place on the US PGA Tour. Chasing a strong result to keep his US PGA Tour card for next season, the 28-year-old did himself no favours yesterday in the first round of the McGladrey Classic...
Breathtaking Valley Vistas at Your Doorstep; Felicity Richardson Embraces the Clean Air, Space and Peace of Witta
WHAT sold 73 Shultz Road in Witta to the current owners was the space, privacy and the magnificence of the valley views. aWe walked out onto the deck and said a[approximately]yes, this is where we want to be',a they said. aIt's very, very nice...
Bulls Look Great on Bowling Front
THE fine tradition of Queensland producing outstanding fast bowlers is continuing at the Bulls. There is some real quality in the ranks this summer. Ben Cutting earned plenty of raps for his efforts against Victoria in both the Ryobi Cup and...
Captain's Run to Settle Beale Deal Aussies Sweat on Beale's Presence
Byline: DARREN WALTON of AAP RUGBY: The Wallabies are desperate for Kurtley Beale's C[pounds sterling]spiritual presenceC[yen] in tomorrow night's Rugby World Cup semi-final, but say they will not risk their attacking ace against the All Blacks...
Chasing World Crown; Teen Emerges as Hot Property
Byline: Mark Bode WAKEBOARDING: He is one of the planet's most promising cable wakeboarders, a teenage phenomenon who competes against and beats top men. In the world of cable wakeboarding, and wakeboarding in general, 15-year-old James Windsor...
Chic Metro Baby Beemer Has Broader Appeal
STANDING in line at the hotel reception, the swashbuckling gentleman exuded quality. His tailored attire was perfect in every detail and despite being surrounded by a sea of blue and black suits he stood out in the crowd. That man was Massimo...
Coast Is Flying High for AFL Visit
Byline: MARK FURLER THE Sunshine Coast is enjoying a $4 million windfall courtesy of a visit by more than 1500 Australian rules players, officials, wives and their kids this week. And we should thank the late Marty Rayner, who spearheaded the...
Coast Pilot Survives Crash
A SUNSHINE Coast pilot who survived a plane crash in Papua New Guinea that killed 28 people has suffered leg injuries and is being flown to Port Moresby. Captain William Spencer, 64, worked in PNG on a three-weeks-on, three-weeks-off basis. He...
Comedy Romps Not Forbidden; Veteran Performer Embraces Acting Bug, Writes Miranda Cashin
TERRY Parkin has had quite the life. He has helped solve crimes, sung with pirates, tried his turn at matchmaking and now he's becoming a robot. But that's the life of an actor. For the past 20 years, Parkin has donned a slew of costumes, learnt...
Country Meets City in This Modern Masterpiece; Many Architectural Feats Can Be Found within This Home. by Alicia Butwell
DRIVING down Gardners Lane, we approach a driveway and out the front is a horizontal letterbox mount with one stainless steel box attached. The words Wildwood are attached and there are three more places for letterboxes to be mounted. A new bitumen...
Dash of Spice in New Rio; Refined Testing Guarantees theKia Range Can Handle the Pace
MAROOCHYDORE dealership Pacific Rio is celebrating the arrival at its showroom of the new-look Kia Rio. The fourth-generation Rio sets a new packaging benchmark in the light passenger vehicle category and introducing a choice of three-, four- and...
Dirt Files Muddy LNP; Scandal Widens the Party Rift as Claims Surface It Has Even Been Spying on Its Own Members
Byline: Tracey Ferrier of AAP NAPOLEON Bonaparte famously said a leader has the right to be beaten, but never the right to be surprised. But surprise was the only palatable defence left to former military man and Liberal National Party Leader...
Equipped for the New Year
18-inch alloy wheels (steel spare) Rear view camera Rear park assist Leather appointed seat trim Leather-wrapped steering wheel Front foglamps with chrome accent Chrome accented front grille treatment Chrome accented rings on instrument...
Everlasting Vision of Stunning Mountain; Residents Spoilt for Choice in Mt Coolum, Reports Felicity Richardson
THE stunning visual of Mount Coolum dominating the landscape, whether it be in the forefront or background, is one that stays in the mind. As the second largest rock formation in the world, it comes as no surprise the Aborigines were inspired by...
F.A.S.T. Action Keeps Me Alive and Kicking
BY A stroke of much more than good luck, I find myself staring as usual at my computer screen instead of at a hospital ceiling. (Last week, my daughter Laurel filled in this space for me and I must agree with one of the Daily's experienced journalists...
Friends to Rescue for Family Who Lost All
Byline: KIERAN CAMPBELL CAN YOUHELP? An account at the Bank of Queensland has been set up for donations to help Natalie Vonarx and her family: Ms Natalie A Vonarx Account number: 21697020 BSB: 124161 A FAMILY from Kiel Mountain have...
Front-Wheel Drive to Tackle Budget Market
VOLKSWAGEN'S facelifted Tiguan compact SUV range will be spearheaded by a cut-price front-wheel drive model aimed squarely at buyers of Asian-made budget models. Priced from $28,490 (plus on-road costs), the newly added front-wheel-drive Tiguan...
Gambling on a Better Life for Cambodian Children
IT MIGHT be lights, camera, action at the Maleny Casino and Parlour Games Extravaganza, but it will be pick, prep and cook at the Cambodian Kids Cafe where Cambodian children will learn hospitality and where 100% of money raised from the casino night...
Giving Up Not an Option for Woman on a Mission; University Not the Only Big Challenge for Wadzanai, Janine Hill Reports
WADZANAI Chibondo had been in Australia only a matter of weeks, and was just starting to settle into her university studies, when she received news that would change her life. She was pregnant. She was 19, alone in a foreign country, and would...
Hatch Spearheads Price Attack
CITROEN is banking on an all-new C4 hatchback and a comprehensive series of price reductions across its range to overcome its struggles in the Australian market. The company is currently the least popular French brand in Australia a behind PSA sister...
HIT AND RUN NIGHTMARE Police Hunt for Man Driving a White Ute; Victim, 74, Badly Hurt after Ute Crashes into His Mobility Scooter
Byline: KIERAN CAMPBELL ROB Hackney wants help to find the person who left him for dead. The 74-year-old was driving his mobility scooter to buy a newspaper when a young man in a ute collided with him at Aroona. Mr Hackney's legs were broken...
Humble Hip-Hop Star an Aussie Sensation
Byline: Kristy Muir MARRIAGE proposals, declarations of undying love and stalking are all a part of being a rising Australian hip-hop artist. But nothing could deter Illy from following the incredible path unfolding in front of him. The Australian...
Jockey Tips Draw to Give Him an Edge in Feature
HORSE RACING: Craig Williams believes a favourable barrier draw for Southern Speed gives him the chance to wipe away past Caulfield Cup disappointments in today's $2.5 million edition. Williams said the world's richest 2400m handicap had left C[pounds...
Killer Tells of Crusade; Norse Extremist Claims There Are 80 Anti-Islam Cells Operating in Europe
NORWEGIAN extremist Anders Behring Breivik, who has confessed to twin attacks in July that killed 77 people, says there are C[pounds sterling]up to 80 cellsC[yen] in Europe engaged in anti-Islam crusades like his, police say. But police said they...
Kiwi Rides His Luck; Playing with Power of Bulls Outweighs Risks
Byline: Mark Bode Beach and Bulls Classic At Sunshine Coast Stadium, Kawana, tonight Gates open at 5.30pm. Bull riding action from 7pm Huge big screen and pyrotechnics Tickets available at www.sunshineseaeagles. com.au or at the gate...
Mature-Age Students Find USC Path
THE University of the Sunshine Coast was recently recognised nationally for its efforts in raising the educational aspirations of people in the region from north Brisbane to Hervey Bay. Hand in hand with that achievement is USC's success in supporting...
Meticulously Renovated and Sure to Delight; Plenty of Space at Bli Bli. by Alicia Butwell
THIS stunning home set on 3519sq m of land was half the size and in need of repair when the owners first bought it several years ago. Luckily the owner was a Master Builders award-winning builder who took pride in his home and meticulously renovated...
Mount Coolum Changes for the Better
Names: Bruce and Iole. Occupations: Bruce a business advisor and accountant. Iole works in the airline industry. Bought in: Mt Coolum. Because: The area represents good value for money. It has pristine beaches without the crowds, and the locals...
Mum Had Total Faith in Helicopter Crew
Byline: KIERAN CAMPBELL BABY Harrison was only one day old when his mum had to pass him to intensive care paramedics to be choppered to Brisbane. Jade Rush had an inkling her first baby would be born at least a week late a but instead he arrived...
My Kiss Brings Death to the South Africans
THE Wallabies' win last week was another example of the power of the Kiss of Death, after I questioned the performance and longevity of the coach last week in this column. Fair dinkum, they lost the game against South Africa everywhere but on the...
New Hardware Store Keeps Us Masters of Our Kids' Weekends
WHAT with the opening of the new hardware megastore Masters it gives us weekend dads somewhere else to drag the kids along. Bunnings is always a favourite of mine. The red shirts, the sausage sizzles and the specials stacked at the registers Co...
New Pleasure Machine
ONE of the best ways to enjoy the world-class sights of the Sunshine Coast is to spend an afternoon boating, either casting a line in or just enjoying the pristine waters off our beaches or in our rivers. And while this can be done in a wide range...
Nostalgic for Familiar Old Faces
DO YOU ever miss someone? Not your family, or a lover or a friend. But someone who used to be a somebody and is now longer around. I have a list, far too long to catalogue here, but I'll tell you of a few people I wish were still in my life. ...
Opinion Divided on Reid's Shift to GWS
ONLINE AFL forums are running rampant with opinions about Caloundra's Sam Reid leaving the Western Bulldogs for the AFL's newest franchise, Greater Western Sydney. The midfielder has been C[pounds sterling]doggedC[yen]' by injuries during his three...
Overcrowded Utopia a Land Short on Toilets, Not Hope; Third World Conditions in Some Remote Communities a Humanitarian Disaster Threat
WELCOME to 21st century Australia, where a little girl in a pink dress will one day be potty trained in a household without a toilet. Toilets are flushed without a second thought across Australia's towns and cities. Sanitation is only a problem...
Powerhouse Women Driving Property; Felicity Richardson and Alicia Butwell Talk to the Women Who Are Making It Big in the Real Estate Industry
BACK in the early 1980s, the property industry was dominated by men. Aside from a handful of women like Lyn Wildman, Olivier Miller, Annette Mengel and Jean Hamer, who were already leaving their mark in real estate, women were more often than not...
Queue Jumpers Are Not Legal
PEOPLE who sneak in by boat to Australia are illegals. I have many friends from Vietnam who were asylum seekers. They got out of Vietnam and waited to be legally allowed into the countries of their choice. The people coming in now have found asylum...
Rangers and Cutters Both in with a Chance
CRICKET: Three Craiglea Cup fixtures could start today depending on the weather, and the Rangers and Nambour would both consider themselves a chance for the season's first win in the second day of their clash at Glasshouse. At 3-76, chasing Glasshouse's...
Raucous Performer Gets Meaner
LEXUS has taken steps to plug the chink in the armour of its ballistic mid-size performance car, the IS F, with under-body upgrades aimed at refining its once-fraught connection to the road. The IS F, launched in 2008, was lauded for its chunky...
Research More Than Just Rates; A Greater Focus on Features Helps Maximize Home Loan Benefits
MORTGAGE broker Mortgage Choice says those who look beyond the interest rate horizon when choosing a home loan often stand to benefit in the long run. The rate usually captures borrowers' attention when hunting for the best deal, but it shouldn't...
Sacha at Home with Big Stars; Multi-Award-Winning Actress Enjoys Playing a Mum in Aussie Gangster Series
C[pounds sterling]HOW could you not know?C[yen] were the first words out of Sacha Horler's mouth when she spoke of her character Cathy Piccolo turning a blind eye to her Small Time Gangster husband's below-board profession. C[pounds sterling]A woman...
She's Ready to Take on New York
Byline: Lara Lauth MARATHONS AT A GLANCE The top prize for the men and women's open categories in this year's ING New York City Marathon is $130,000, with a total prize purse of $800,000. The world's fastest marathon was run by Patrick Makau...
Something for Everyone at In-Rooms
Byline: Sue Custance location: 12 Francis Ct, Pelican Waters features: Five bedroom house, pool agent: Michael Lindsay of Henzells Agency when: In rooms Tuesday at 6pm, Lake Kawana Community Centre ELEVEN properties will go under the...
Stylish and Dynamic; the Perky Hatch Is a Hot Seller and It's Easy to See Why A[euro]" There's Plenty to like in a Small Package
THINGS are rollicking along for Mazda in Australia. Almost 44,000 vehicles found new homes in the first six months of 2011 giving Mazda its best half year sales figures in this country. That success gathered momentum over the back end with the Mazda2...
Tight, Fast Corners to Test Your Mettle
Byline: PETER THOEMING Vital statistics Model: Harley-Davidson FLD Dyna Switchback Engine: Air cooled Twin Cam, fuel injected; Euro 3 compliant Displacement: 1690 cc Power/torque: NA /135.6 Nm @ 3500 rpm Transmission: Six speed, wet...
Tiny Gondola Fails to Make Basket Cases of Ballooners; Adventurous Pair Sacrifices Comforts to Set World Record, Writes Kathy Sundstrom
THREE days cooped up in a small basket with cereal bars for food and a abottlea for a toilet are part of the sacrifice intrepid adventurers need to make to be world champions. Clinical psychologist Jonathan Mason returned to his Coolum home this...
Tourism Spin and Win; SC Destination Boss Says 100-Day Strategy Is Working and Earning Respect from Coast Holiday Industry Operators
Byline: JANINE HILL SUNSHINE Coast Destination Limited chief executive Steve Cooper believes a 100-day strategy has earned the organisation some credibility in the eyes of the local tourism industry. Last Tuesday marked the end of the strategy...
Up Eumundi Road Crew Do It for Kev
Byline: JOHN BURLS YOU can still afford to laugh because Up Eumundi Road (at The Indee) is back. Last weekend's first run at the material was the usual laugh-in, incorporating some mild hysteria, but it should soon settle into the odd chuckle,...
Virgin Boss Chuckles at Pay Claim
Byline: Greg Roberts of AAP VIRGIN Australia's boss has rejected claims that Qantas long-haul pilots earn 50% more than Virgin's. As Qantas loses millions due to industrial strife, Virgin chief John Borghetti yesterday highlighted how well the...
Voters Can Can-Do's Dirt File
Byline: Gabrielle Dunlevy and Kym Agius of AAP THE electorate at the centre of attention for the Queensland election has sent a clear message to candidates: cut out the dirt. Liberal National Party leader Campbell Newman hopes to win the seat...
VW out of the Rough; German Tradition Gets Back on Course with This Little Favourite as Fuel Prices Keep Climbing
Byline: EWAN KENNEDY HOW MUCH? Expect to pay from $7000 to $11,000 for a 2002 Volkswagen Golf 2.0 SE; $8000 to $13,000 for a 2002 Golf GTi; $11,000 to $17,000 for a 2004 Golf 2.0 FSI Comfortline; $13,000 to $20,000 for a 2010 Golf 77 TSI Trendline;...
Watson Considers a Drop Down Test Order
Byline: BEN HORNE of AAP AUSTRALIAN vice-captain Shane Watson says he and Michael Clarke will discuss the merits of a move down the Test batting order once the limited-overs section of the South African tour is complete. Clarke made it clear...
Wilson Straight Back to Business
Byline: STEELE TAYLOR steele.taylor@scnews.com.au ASP WORLD TITLE LEADERS (Heading into Rip Curl Pro Portugal) 1. Kelly Slater (USA) 2. Owen Wright (AUS) 3. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 4. Taj Burrow (AUS) 5. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 9. Julian...
Women Offer a New Realm in Property
Women have become major players in the property market ... yet it has not always been that way. A growing number are working in all facets of the industry and achieving remarkable results. They are also heavily involved in the decision-making when...
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