Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Articles from November 16, 2010

Agency Says Coast House Prices Will Rise
Byline: Gordon Clark IT won't happen overnight, but it will happen. New research from national real estate agency PRD nationwide has painted what looks on the surface to be a positive picture of where property prices on the Sunshine Coast are...
A Report Detailing the Land Valuation of Horton Park Golf Course Had Many Questioning Why the Council Would Pay $39 Million for It
ONE point of interest is sparked by the following quote: "The Landmark White value of our land is $13-$16 million." Why then is council offering $39 million (our money) for land worth no more than $16 million dollars? Either the Landmark White...
Breath of Fresh Air; Dad Pioneers New Resuscitation Technique
Byline: Steve zemek WARREN Kowe is on a one-man crusade to save lives. What began as a horrific accident for the Mountain Creek father of four has turned into his life calling. In 2007, his then 20-month-old son Ky nearly drowned in his family's...
Bumper Holiday Season Tipped Interest Rates a Tiny Hiatus Only
THE Sunshine Coast is set for a bumper holiday season, with accommodation quickly disappearing and fine weather bringing smiles to the faces of the region's tourism leaders. However, the tourism industry has had to survive another interest rate...
Business Diary
CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP: NOOSA'S citizens are being invited to initiate a strategy aimed at preparing the region for the impacts of climate change during a free, open workshop organised by the Noosa Biosphere, Noosa Residents and Ratepayers Association...
Chilli Chilling on Hot Reputation
KAWANA marketing agency Chilli may be good at promoting their clients, but when it comes to highlighting their own achievements, an old saying involving lights, hiding and bushels comes to mind. Chilli has made the Q400 list of the state's top businesses...
Cordial Label Tells Sweet Porkies
THE new one-litre Cottees cordial bottle which proudly state "no artificial colours or flavours" is proclaiming porkies. One of the distinct flavour in Cottees cordial is their sweetness, and these one-litre bottles now have sugar replaced with a chemical....
Courting the Coast
DAVID Marshall learnt respect and appreciation for money as a child growing up on a farm in tiny Ashburton, south-west of Christchurch. "I used to make lots of pocket money doing all sorts of things around the farm ...carting hay, driving tractors...
CSQ's Five-Step Plan to Boost Industry Training
CONSTRUCTION Skills Queensland's latest plan of attack on training has outlined five key areas: attract, train, retain, develop and grow. CSQ develops a plan each year which outlines how it will address the industry's biggest training issues. ...
Daily Clench Can Help; Well-Executed Exercise Will Tone Your Pelvic Floor
Byline: Miranda Cashin HIDDEN from view and far from a comfortable conversation topic, the workings and importance of the pelvic floor muscles often remain a mystery. The pelvic floor muscles attach to the pubic bone and run underneath the body...
Eagles Hopeful Keen on Return to Action
Byline: STEELE TAYLOR steele.taylor@scnews.com.au RUGBY LEAGUE: After two knee reconstructions in two years, Chris Kaarsberg is itching to return to rugby league. The 23-year-old has experienced a wretched run of bad luck, including a cruel season-ending...
Eckstein's the Man to Beat for Coast Stars
SURF LIFESAVING: The Sunshine Coast will boast seven competitors at the opening round of the men's Kellogg's Nutri-Grain IronMan Series at Currumbin on the Gold Coast on Sunday. But even the most ardent pundits in the sport are having a tough time...
Fortington Fights Back to Enjoy Triples Success
LEIGH Fortington of Coolum Beach gave away big starts in the finals series before claiming the Sunshine Coast ladies triples championship last week. Fortington lined up with Gina Ryder and Thelma Sanday to enter the semi-final against Maroochy Swan's...
Gillett Ready to Back Up Impressive Debut Season
RUGBY LEAGUE: Nobody was more surprised by Matt Gillett's impressive debut NRL season than Matt Gillett himself. Taking out the NRL's rookie-of-the-year award in 2010 and playing for Australia in the Prime Minister's XIII against PNG last month...
Have We All Given Up on Being Parents Because It's Hard?
HAVE parents lost the power to be parents once their children become teenagers? Or have we just become slack? I'm not sure what it is, but frankly, I'm tired of it. The story last week of the teenager whose mum cried foul after she couldn't...
Hundreds Queue for Jobs at Hyatt
Byline: Damian bathersby DOUG Newell was hoping to be part of the activities team. Pamella Turnbull had her eyes on a child care position. Like every one of the 100-plus hopefuls who fronted at the Hyatt Regency Coolum yesterday, they had...
Is It Time for a Shake-Up? What Next for Beaten Kangaroos?
WELL, New Zealand is World Champion and now it can claim to be Four Nations champions. Going by results you would be hard-pressed to argue the Kiwis are the best rugby league team in the world. Certainly the Kangaroos boast a plethora of stars...
IT Gurus Hit the Road to Spread Word on Technology
A SUNSHINE Coast IT guru has been selected to present a round of federally-funded seminars in regional Queensland, Darwin and Alice Springs. The SMBiT Professionals group applied for and won Enterprise Connect funding to deliver the seminars. ...
It's Simple, Just Use the Rule of 72
HAVE you ever tried to work out the effect of inflation on your savings? Use the Rule of 72. Do you wonder how long it will take for your home to double in value? Use the Rule of 72. Would you like to know an easy way to do compound interest calculations...
Labels Guiding Choices; Take Care When Purchasing Packaged Food
Byline: Miranda Cashin WITH more than 20,000 items stocked in our supermarkets and confusing packaging that screams claims of a20% less fata, alow GIa or alow cholesterola, making healthy choices can be a bewildering minefield. Knowing how to...
Move to Ease Rent Pressure; Law Could Be Amended to Allow for Decreases
THE Queensland government will change shop leasing laws to force landlords to pass on rent savings to tenants. Queensland Attorney-General Cameron Dick said his recent work experience stint at a newsagency Co similar to the hands-on shifts worked...
Noosa Shoe Makers Wear Down Retail Giant
Byline: Miranda Cashin YOU can see them in issues of Famous, Grazia, Instyle and Marie Claire as well as stocked in major retailers throughout the world a and now David Jones has Holster. The Noosa-based footwear company was started in 2001 by...
Quick, You Have Mail
GRRR! Information rage is spreading like a disease in workplaces across the nation as frustrated workers struggle under a torrent of unnecessary emails. A LexisNexis survey of 1700 white collar workers found 49% felt dejected and frustrated at being...
Robert's A[euro][approximately]awesome' Day
Byline: KIERAN CAMPBELL ROBERT Irwin is the aspitting imagea of his old man. With his cheeky grin, blond hair and big blue eyes, Robert reminds his sister Bindi of their crocodile hunting dad every day. The energetic six-year-old yesterday...
Thunder Ready to Roar at Sevens
RUGBY UNION: Michael O'Connor and his Australian Sevens squad will be intent on producing an improved performance at this weekend's Noosa International Sevens after a troublesome Gold Coast Sevens campaign. Playing under their new name, the Aussie...
Toasting Our Best Going Extra Mile Brings Rewards; Caloundra Business Pips Competition at Post
Byline: Rebecca Marshall rebecca.marshall@scnews.com.au HUMBLE quiet achievers took the most golden of the prizes on offer at this year's Excellence in Business Awards. Caloundra plumbing components manufacturing business Plastec not only won...
Vets Warn of Deadly Tick Strain
Byline: Damian bathersby A VIRULENT strain of paralysis tick has claimed the lives of several animals which would have normally been expected to survive. Rain has created the perfect conditions for ticks to thrive, and local vets say the usual...
What Price a Spud? Rain Hits Coast's Supply of Fruit and Vegies
Byline: Damian bathersby IT has been the staple of family meals since grandpa was a boy but wet weather has meant even the humble potato is in short supply. Shoppers who want to put mashed spuds on the menu are being hit in the hip pocket. ...
When Feeling Good Is Aim of the Game
secrets of our success Feel Good Therapeutic Centre IN the book of Sunshine Coast businesses, there is a truly enormous chapter titled "humble beginnings". Feel Good Therapeutic Centre proudly takes a page in that chapter. The business...
Will Tiger Roar at PGA? WILL THE TIGER ROAR AT OUR PGA? Battle to Secure Top Talent at Coolum in 2011
Byline: Steve Zemek COULD Tiger Woods be coming to Coolum in 2011? The Australian PGA says there is every chance he could. The Australian PGA Championship at Hyatt Regency Coolum, Australian Open and Australian Masters are locked in a three-way...
Woman Tells of Being Punched after Club Row
Byline: Rae Wilson JOANNE Kingston's nose was broken in several places and she needed stitches to repair a gash. She had severe bruising to her eyes and jaw. Photos of her injuries, suffered in the early hours of New Year's Day last year,...
You'll Have to Be Quick for Baker's Secret
WHEN you engage in a conversation with Tom O'Toole, during which you have asked only one question and it has triggered a 20-minute waterfall of words, you are stunned when he concludes his manic spiel with: "Wait 'til I get up on stage. When I do that...
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