Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Articles from May 1, 2009

{700,000 Here by 2031? That's Not Coastin'} {700,000 to Give Us Future Shock }
A SUNSHINE Coast population of 461,000 by 2031 would be "slow growth", state government forecasters have said. An Urban Development Institute of Australia forum yesterday was told the state's population would double in the next 30 years, and 10...
A Perfect Match; Perth Rockers Eskimo Joe Return from a Foreign Land to Headline Ripe Noosa Festival with Songs from Their Fourth Album, Inshalla
ESKIMO Joe's Joel Quartermain first heard about Noosa in the '80s when he was watching the television show Perfect Match. Nowadays, he loves the place to the point of wanting to buy a property there. Perfect Match may be an unusual way of finding...
Back to School; Take a Noted Chef, Add a Day's Teaching, and Cooking Becomes Easy for the Culinary Challenged, as Nathanael Cooper Found
I WOULD hardly consider myself to be a master chef. In fact, I would hardly consider myself to be an amateur chef. Sure, I can follow a recipe and boil an egg without ruining it. I can throw together a roast and my spaghetti bolognaise is awesome...
Boost to Number of Police on Road
Byline: Amy Remeikis THE possibility of red and blue flashing lights in your rear view mirror is about to become a lot more real throughout the north coast region with an additional 14 traffic police about to hit our roads. The boost formalises...
Buderim Signs Up Defector for Clash
Byline: TRAVIS MEYN THE Sunshine Coast Fire's horror second season is paying dividends for local football, with the Buderim Wanderers signing midfielder Lindsay Henderson. Henderson is the second player in as many weeks to leave the Fire, following...
Build Home in Stages to Suit
DIRECTORS of Australian Independent Builders (AIB) Eugene Tjin and Gary Mitchell often hear people say, "home builders need to go back to the old days and build what they can afford". Many of our parents' generation built small homes that accommodated...
Calls to Cut Trolley Dumping
Byline: ALAN LANDER WOOLWORTHS has been urged to retro-fit most of its older supermarkets with gold coin release mechanisms to cut the amount of trolleys dumped in streets or in creeks. Nambour councillor Paul Tatton said while trolley issues...
Catch Scooby and the Gang on Stage
SCOOBY Doo in Stagefright was written and directed by award-winning Jim Millan and for the first time, the world-famous great dane will hit Australian shores. He will be appearing at the Nambour Civic Centre on May 16. The family show, starring...
Championship Draws 50-Crew Fleet to Coast
THE successful Musto Etchells Australian Winter Championship promises to promote another multi-thousand-dollar cash flow into the Sunshine Coast community when crews from New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong and Australian clubs compete for the 13th title...
Coast Bids for Healthy Award
Byline: NIKITA LEE A HANDFUL of healthy-minded Sunshine Coast groups are laying their innovative ideas out on the judging table in a bid to win the title of Queensland's healthiest place to live. Keep Australia Beautiful Awards judges were overwhelmed...
Coast Swine Flu Fears Deplete Tamiflu Stocks
Byline: Nikkii Joyce nikkii.joyce@scnews.com.au SWINE flu fears have sent Sunshine Coast residents flooding pharmacies where shelves are now bare of the only proven medication. "Tamiflu" stocks were non-existent at pharmacies in Maroochydore,...
Compost Best Way to Use Waste
Byline: ALAN LANDER IN our waste, we send metal, plastic, glass and paper to the tip or the recycling centres. But each of us, on average, also sends more than half a tonne of organic materials there every year, whether it be food scraps, fridge...
Games Add Extra Dimension to Comp
TWO big rugby league events set the scene this weekend on the Coast. The double header at Bribie Island between hosts and Caloundra and the second game between Caboolture and Gympie looks to have an extra dimension this season. The Warrigals...
Head out Early; Weekend Brings Fun Waves and Fine Conditions
GIDDAY surfers. What started out as a flat week with fine weather has ended up with fun waves and good weather. Furthermore, we're expecting fun waves and fine conditions, mostly, for the duration of this weekend. Tomorrow: Morning: light...
Hooker Ready to Tackle Tigers
Byline: Steve Zemek DESPITE measuring just 170 centimetres, Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles fill-in hooker Paul Cohen says he's ready to stand tall when he deputises for injured captain Cameron Joyce this weekend. The diminutive Cohen has been named...
Injured Man Calls Boss Reckless
Byline: Rae Wilson A BOAT builder told a court yesterday that he believed his boss was driving recklessly when he broke his ankle and injured his shoulder on the test run of a new boat. Tim Brown, 55, told Maroochydore Magistrates Court he had...
Kids Take to the Reel
THE annual Take a Kid Fishing day snuck around the corner very quickly. It seems like not so long ago that Swan Boat Hire staff were spending some quality time mentoring future anglers at the SunCoast Barra in May last year. Take a Kid Fishing day...
Light Up Your Life; A Designer of Unique Lamps Shares with Nikita Lee Her Passion for Scouring Op Shops and Garage Sales for the Special Bases and Materials for Her Designs
Byline: NIKITA LEE IT started as a small idea upon inheriting an antique, wooden floor lamp. The lamp was old and in dire need of repair, but simply too unusual to throw away. Peregian woman Amanda Gray, with her creativity and flair for design,...
Locky to Be the Greatest
WITH Darren Lockyer to make his 300th NRL appearance for the Broncos - and soon re-sign with the club for the remainder of his career - even more milestones will be added to his already extensive list of achievements. In Newcastle tomorrow night...
Luck Finally Changes for Lions Cub Sheldon; Classy Midfielder to Make His Debut against Bombers after Struggling through Injury
AFL hard luck story Sam Sheldon received a reversal of fortune yesterday. Then again, he was due. Sheldon, 20, will make his AFL debut against Essendon at the Gabba tomorrow night as one of four new faces for the smarting Lions. It's welcome...
Lured by the Monster; Mark Visser Has Left for a Reef Break That Takes Surfers to the Frightening Edge of Survival
Byline: Bill Hoffman THE swell line appears suddenly out of nowhere as a dark lump. Paddle too far to sea and you are off the reef and out of contact with the take off zone. The trick is to avoid the temptation to seek safety and to instead...
Midfield Battle a Key for Lions
IT'S hard to believe that the Lions go in favourites tomorrow night after copping an absolute pounding at the hands of the rampant Geelong side last Sunday. Their opponents Essendon meanwhile came off the back of a stirring win over Collingwood...
Olympic Hero Escapes Injury; Triple Gold Medallist Usain Bolt Walks Away from Car Crash
OLYMPIC athletics sensation Usain Bolt, right, suffered only minor injuries on Wednesday when his BMW skidded off the road and overturned in a ditch. "I am good," Bolt told fans as he limped away from hospital with small bandages on his feet. ...
Overseas Trip Part of Rescue Plan: Boss
Byline: Mark Furler and Anne-Louise Brown EMBATTLED Kleenmaid director Andrew Young has promised to return from an overseas trip to the US and Europe with "good news", which he will put forward at the next creditors meeting on May 25. Mr Young...
Pirates Plan to Keep Their Momentum Going
Byline: TRAVIS MEYN travis.meyn@scnews.com.au AFTER losing to Caboolture in round one of the Caloundra RSL Cup, Noosa opened their 2009 account with a 88-0 drubbing of Hinterland last weekend. The Pirates are now aiming for their second win and...
Plan Well for Mum
IT'S only nine days to Mothers' Day, so it would certainly pay to get out now and purchase that gift for your special person. Those without a mum may like to adopt someone in the neighbourhood, who would dearly love to have someone care about them...
Rats Running Riot
FORGET the swine flu. A new ratpack is running riot after an invasion of the region. Yes, a rat attack. Not the type of rats that are monster-size-mice, but an elusive species that sends every fashion- loving gal scampering for her credit cards....
SEQ Mayors Unite to Discuss Their Concerns
Byline: ALAN LANDER SUNSHINE Coast mayor Bob Abbot's vision is to make the region the most sustainable in Australia. And Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale's vision is for his council region to be the healthiest. Which is why Mr Pisasale is pushing...
Teen Aiming to Fire Again; Kristina Innemee's Debut Game of 26 Points Turns Heads
Byline: TRAVIS MEYN travis.meyn@scnews.com.au KRISTINA Innemee's 26-point haul for Maroochydore last weekend was the match-winning performance every coach dreams of. What is even more impressive is Innemee's sharp shooting came in her first game...
The Rose; Janine Hill Talks to a Rising Young Fashion Designer Who Almost Gave It Away
HER name is Isobel Rose Badin and you can't help but get the feeling that this young designer's career is about to bloom. At a little more than half-way through her fashion studies at TAFE, the Coolum 20-year-old already has garments in store on...
TV Admits Stories False; Today Tonight's WWW Facts {Lsquo}out of Context'
Byline: Anne-Louise Brown SANDY Forster, co-founder of Wildly Wealthy Women, is the Sunshine Coast's get-rich-quick queen, but doubt has been shed over promotion methods used by her company. Yesterday the High Court found Channel 7's current...
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