Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Articles from January 26, 2013

A Book in Every Hotel Room; David Ellis Tells the Tale of How the Bible Became a Hotel Must-Have
THEYaRE just as much a part of hotel rooms in nearly 200 countries around the world as are the towels in the bathrooms. And while most of us know they are there, of all things in a hotel or motel room that we use or play with, only an estimated...
A Crescendo of Emotion
Byline: Jon Coghill THE fiery climax of a real Spanish flamenco show is a goosebumps moment. Guitarists, dancers and singers reach a crescendo of emotion and rhythm that overwhelms the audience. The Spanish even have a word for it, duende...
Australia Day Hits Countryside
HINTERLANDWHATaS ON Ettamogah Pub a 10am onwards: flag-raising ceremony, dunny races, tug-o-war, car show Aussie World a 30 rides open from 10am: Vegemite art, redback throwing and watermelon eating competition Australia Zoo a 8am onwards:...
Bright Future for Hilltop Haven; A Spacious Hinterland Hideaway to Escape the World below, Writes Felicity Richardson
DESIGNED specifically for the 899sqm block it is perched on, this pole home is full of charm, with a modern twist. The house speaks for itself, offering an enviable hinterland lifestyle with panoramic rural views while maintaining the accessibility...
Buckleya[euro][TM]s Hope Is Job for Son; Dad Offers Apprenticeship Swap So Cody Can Become an Electrician
Byline: ALICIA BUTWELL WEaVE seen shows on television such as House Swap and Wife Swap, and now right here on the Sunshine Coast one father is offering an apprentice swap to help out his son. Rick Buckley wants to help his son find an electrical...
Buderim Parade Called off Again
WHATaS ON CENTRAL Duporth Tavern, from 10am: world record bid Australia Day at the Events Centre, 9am start: citizenship ceremony Australian Red Cross Blood Service: 7.30am and more than 40 appointments still waiting to be filled ORGANISERS...
Cafes to Give Our Dogs a Free Rein
Byline: MEGAN MACKANDER DOG lovers soon could legally enjoy their morning coffee at Sunshine Coast cafes with their pooches by their side. Cafes have weighed in on the new Sunshine Coast Council policy to allow individual cafe owners to decide...
Cheap and Cheerful but with Abundant Charm; Digging in the Bargain Basement, Grant Edwards Finds a New Great Value Proposition
VITAL STATISTICS Model: Mitsubishi Mirage. Details: Five-door, five-seat front-wheel drive light-size hatchback. Engine: 1.2-litre three-cylinder which produces maximum output of 57kW @ 6000rpm and generates peak torque of 100Nm @ 4000rpm....
Cup Day Will Get Your Pulse Racing
THE Sunshine Coast Cup at Corbould Park is the only major metropolitan race in Queensland for the Australia Day weekend and it is set to be a great day out. With a family-friendly picnic area complete with rides and the stylish Hobnobbers Luncheon...
Defeated Doubles Darlings Can Be Proud
TENNIS: The winning run of Australiaas dynamic duo, Casey Dellacqua and Ashleigh Barty, came to an end yesterday when they were defeated in the Australian Open womenas doubles final by Italyas champion pair, Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci. Adding...
Degrees Gain Jobs
NATHAN WOULFE Recruitment editor IF YOUaRE considering embarking on a university degree this year, youare leaving the decision late a but thereas still time to apply. While youad obviously be applying for a degree in which you have more than...
Flag,COs Okay, but That Gert Just Has to Go
NOT so long ago, our national day was widely seen by laid-back Aussies as little more than an excuse for a public holiday. Yes, there was an innate patriotism, but we saw no need to put it on show. Over the years, however, Australia Day has gradually...
Football, Meat Pies, Kangaroos, Holden Cars
AFL: Everyone has a favourite club for Aussie rules football. Iam a Collingwood fan myself. (Again, please donat write). It is believed the first rules were published in 1859 by the Melbourne Football Club. Akubras: A traditionally wide-brimmed...
From Snow to Sand; the Adventures of Canadian Trio Searching for Home in Our Region, Writes Erle Levey
WHEN North Americans say they are going to the bathroom ... they mean it. And they love how much house you get for your dollars here in Australia. At least thatas the opinion of three 24-year-old Canadian girls. Instead of snow and mountains it...
Garrya[euro][TM]s Drive for Safety Praised
Byline: MEGAN MACKANDER A LIFELONG passion for safer Queensland roads has earned Garry Church the honour of the Sunshine Coast Citizen of the Year. As the founding member of Road Trauma Services Queensland, Mr Church was named the Sunshine Coast...
Germana[euro][TM]s Coast Second Language
Byline: MEGAN MACKANDER SUNSHINE Coast CULTURE 19.8% (60,780) of Sunshine Coast residents were born overseas. The top four overseas countries of birth are England, New Zealand, South Africa and Germany. The most common language spoken other...
Hewitt Maybe Talking Himself into New Job
LLEYTON Hewitt often talked the talk, and on the tennis court, the veteran has walked the walk. The 31-year-old father of three has often been a divisive figure, even for Australian fans, over 15 years he has spent playing professional tennis. ...
Home Luxuries Afloat; Iain Curry Takes a Look at the Boat Which Also Doubles as a Caravan
ITaS such an excellent idea, itas a wonder no-one came up with it before. This is the Escape II Boat A Home that cleverly leads a double life as both a caravan and a boat. On its trailer it can be towed behind your four-wheel drive, and then...
Is the Minister,COs Faith Misplaced?
THANK you, John Byatt for alerting us to the unbelievable fact that our stateCOs Minister for the Environment is a declared climate change sceptic (Daily, January 23). With masses of empirical evidence Co as well as our own lived-through experience...
Ita Honoured as Our Aussie of the Year; Recognition for Champion of Health and Social Issues
Byline: Adam Carroll, APN National News Editor PUBLISHING icon Ita Buttrose has described being named the 2013 Australian of the Year as aone of the proudest moments of my lifea. Ms Buttrose, one of the countryas most influential women, was presented...
Keep It Simple, Scorcher Urges
Byline: STEELE TAYLOR steele.taylor@scnews.com.au GAME DAY WESTS v SUNSHINE COAST Today, Graceville, 10.30am SUNSHINE Coast gloveman Gerard Flegler has urged his team-mates to try to enjoy their cricket rather than think about the race...
Kept in the Broncos System; Former Coolum Colt Continues His Steady Progression Up the Ranks
Byline: Steve Zemek RUGBY LEAGUE: On first impressions it is hard to believe quietly spoken former Coolum Colt Ajuma Adams would hurt a fly, but he has been described as a readymade footballer. The 18-year-old front-rower has been rewarded with...
Luxury Living on Grand Scale; No Expense Has Been Spared to Make This Stunning Beachfront Property Stand Out
WARANA 4+Bed, 4 Bath, 2+ Car Features: Absolute beachfront, dual living includes two-bedroom self-contained apartment, private track to beachfront Where: 143 Oceanic Dr price: Auction on site, February 2, at 2pm Agent: Sally Mulhearn...
Making Light Work, If You Have the Time; DAMIAN BATHERSBY
I GET some strange emails at work but one of the best came from a bloke claiming to be a time traveller. ICOm not about to argue with him because I know itCOs an argument I have no chance of winning. If he is fair dinkum, he will have already...
Morcombesa[euro][TM] Solicitor Honoured for His Work
COUNTLESS hours spent poring over the police investigation into Daniel Morcombeas disappearance have contributed to Peter Boyce being awarded an Order of Australia Medal for service to the Sunshine Coast Community. Mr Boyce acted as the Morcombeas...
More Kit at Same Price
SUBARU has maintained the status quo for entry-level pricing of its new Forester. The base 2.0-litre petrol-powered Forester with a manual transmission starts at $30,990. The auto is $2000 more with a larger 2.5-litre powerplant. Topping the...
Noosa Appoints Big Man to Lead the Way Next Season
Byline: STEELE TAYLOR AUSSIE RULES: Noosa Tigers coach Wayne Fletcher hopes newly appointed captain Peter Trompf can inspire his side back to the top of the Pineapple Hotel Cup. The 25-year-old has replaced Adam Bovalino as the skipper at the...
Odds-Onlosingbet; Betting Chief Says Corbould Parka[euro][TM]s Loss Will Hit Whole Industry
Byline: Bill Hoffman PROPOSED changes to Queensland racing that have stripped the Sunshine Coast of its best race days and pushed prime TAB meetings on to bush tracks would lead to a betting downturn of $20 million, cost the industry $1 million...
Old Toys Are the Best Toys; Bringing Soul and Balance Back into Our Domestic Lives, Writes Shaneene Levey
LEONARDO da Vinci once described simplicity as the ultimate sophistication. With all the complications of modern life, it seems increasingly important for us to find simplicity and create soul in our homes. When she first encountered people who...
Passion Has Peace for Anna; Richard Bruinsma Talks to Artist Anna Rubin about Her Leap of Faith
ANNA Rubin of Sunshine Beach is a distinguished artist with her reputation starting to spread around the world. To achieve her success she needed to be more than artistic. She had to be a risk-taker, a fighter, a self-promoter and a marketer. ...
Personal Approach to Job Profiles Avoids Professional Piftalls of Social Media
Byline: Patrick Williams ITaS no longer just your resume and cover letter that need to be in order when applying for a job. Recruitment experts Hays says positive personal branding is important now more than ever with the growing presence of...
Pilbara Play Digs Up Dark Side of Mine; Director Creates Tension and Intrigue, Writes Synda Turnbull
THREE years ago, I read about a play getting rave reviews at its Sydney premiere at the Griffin Theatre Co. The play was Sue Smithas drama Strange Attractor, and I have had the privilege of sitting in on the final dress rehearsal of the same play,...
Plenty of Show and Ample Go; Vani Naidoo Keeps Smiling Every Time She Flexes Her Right Ankle
THE exterior of the Veloster SR Turbo already gives a clear indication of its intentions but start it up, rev the engine and itas like music for the soul. When we drove the Veloster + (with a naturally aspirated engine) some six months ago, we approached...
Poole Points to Day and Louis as the Rising Stars Day Break Coming Soon; Series Hope Matt Poole Gives Clubmate a Big Rap
Byline: STEVE ZEMEK steve.zemek@scnews.com.au SURF LIFESAVING: Mooloolaba ironman Matt Poole says it is only a matter of time before clubmate Ali Day racks up his maiden KelloggCOs Nutri-Grain Series win. Day has been one of the most consistent...
Positive Signs of Recovery
CONTINUING strong demand and renewed sales momentum has resulted in Hino Australia growing sales by 882 vehicles during 2012, according to official T-MARK figures released by the Truck Industry Council of Australia. A total of 4216 new Hino trucks...
Quality, Contemporary Living; Master Built Home Boasts Views over the Glasshouse Mountains
BUDERIM 6 Bed, 4 Bath, 2 Car Features: Dual living opportunity, landscaped 718sq m block, views of the Glasshouse Mountains and glimpses of Caloundra Where: 17 Coachwood St Price: Auction in-rooms, Sebel Resort and Spa Maroochydore, Thursday...
Rare Option Arises in Enclave; Excellent Position Offers Short Walk to Eateries and Beach, Writes Felicity Richardson
ALEXANDRA HEADLAND 3 Bed, 1 Bath, 1 Car Features: Tightly held complex one street back from beach frontage, low body corporate fees, lock-up basement storage, generous sized living area and private courtyard, pool in complex Where: 5/1 George...
Rare Option to Take Day Off
THERE are two Saturdays in the year that real estate agents have off ... when Anzac Day or Christmas Day fall on that day. But what about Australia Day? Tom Offermann took 14 properties to auction last night at a gala in-rooms event at Sheraton...
Relax to the Rhythm of Rumba; It,COs Life as We like It in the Slow Lane, Writes Peter Gardiner
FROM where I observe the world of Caloundra, as laid back as possible, I see so languidly that that there are two states of being here. There is island time ... watching the boaties escaping from the 9 to 5 drag, popping up portable picnic shelters...
Responding to a Chronic Condition; Alicia Butwell Reports
ALMOST half of all admissions to Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Services are patients with chronic disease and the number of people with chronic illnesses and diseases is increasing steadily. The result, of course, is a significant increase...
Rugby Followers Lagging Behind Lovers of League
BEING a rugby league lover, I have always been convinced that league on the Sunshine Coast is more popular than the 15-a-side game. Granted, rugby has certainly gained numbers in the past few years Co particularly since the opening of the university...
Say Ciao to New Coast Marques
Byline: IAIN CURRY IT HAS been a long time coming, but finally we have some Italian flair on the Sunshine Coast. Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Abarth were officially welcomed at Cricks Noosa last Saturday, with the dealership putting on an Italian-themed...
Something to Laugh about; Hello! Kristy Muir Talks to Kitty Flanagan about Her New Show
HAVE you ever wondered why babies are so angry? Whether it is okay to take hot beverages into the dunny can? Is dunny can an acceptable term for toilet? And of course, are all women who own cats mental? Well, Kitty Flanagan has the answers...
Taking in the Glory of Sunset; Winter Walls of Water on Hawaiia[euro][TM]s North Shore Can Transport Aussie Surfers to Big-Wave Heaven, but therea[euro][TM]s No Room for Passengers, as Jon Coghill Finds
aOK, IaLL explain it to you once, and clearly,a barks local Sunset Beach aenforcera Ken Bradshaw at the terrified young Brazilian surfer, 300m out to sea. Bradshaw, 60 a bronzed, mad dog-eyed, looming large a is the authority at Sunset and you donat...
The Big Wet Plays Havoc
WHATaS ON NORTH The North Shore Community Centre breakfast from 8-10am. Marcoola Rocks Australia Day, all inside entertainment will be held at the surf club from noon to 6pm. North Shore Tavern, a wet t-shirt competition, jelly-wrestling and...
The Changes to Health System
IN MID-2012 Queensland Parliament passed major new legislation that heralded historic changes in the administration of health and hospitals across the state. There has been a major shift in the axis of power, from a Brisbane-based Queensland Health...
Three Heroes Rescue Tourists
Byline: Patrick Williams FOUR international tourists owe their lives to three men who happened to be in the right place when the visitors decided to go for a swim at the wrong time. Surf lifesavers had packed up for the day at Marcoola Beach...
Time to Ponder What ,Cyour,CO Day Truly Means
IT was a Friday afternoon ... the end of the working week and an open for inspection at 5pm. So I took the chance to walk along the beach, down the Spit to the river mouth. It was good to take the time. To feel the sand between my toes. To chase...
Top-Two Finals Spot Motivates Four
AN almost certainly rain-affected round 12 has the opportunity to reshape the Sunshine Coast Cricket Association Division 1 ladder. The top four are paired off Co ladder leader Gympie against fourth-placed Caloundra, and Caboolture and Maroochydore...
TV,COs Heading Down the Tube; Rhodri Marsden Looks at How YouTube Is Changing Television
IAN Hecox and Anthony Padilla are a comedy duo called Smosh. Every Friday, a new Smosh show appears on YouTube, featuring rapid-fire banter and japery that most people over the age of 25 would find exhausting. You might not have heard of them, but...
We Live in a Lucky Country
FROM THE MAYORaS DESK With Mayor Mark Jamieson AUSTRALIA Day means many things for many people. For some, itas simply a day at the beach, with barbecues, backyard cricket and zinc on the nose. In some ways, that is it for me too a but thereas...
Wild about Her Mazda Hatch
CHANNEL 10as Pip Russell sat down with us this week to talk about her motoring interests. Whatas your current drive? At Christmas I got a new Mazda3 a graphite grey hatch. What do you like and hate about your car? I like that I went for...
Womana[euro][TM]s Naked Terror; Woken after Midnight by Stranger in Her Bedroom
Byline: Patrick Williams keeping them out Police recommend: Install and use key-operated locks on doors and windows. Donat put keys under door mats. Engrave items of value: deters thieves and makes it easier for police to track stolen items....
World Champs to Bring Excitement
CRICKET: Australiaas last engagement of a long summer could be its most exciting, with the West Indies jetting in for five one-dayers and two T20s next month. Given the Windies are the world T20 champions and have just finished their domestic T20...
Wyndhama[euro][TM]s off to a Flying Start
NOT many teenagers can attest to flying a plane solo before getting behind the wheel of a car, but 16-year-old Wyndham Morland isnat your average teen. Scouring his fatheras Second World War documentaries as a boy, Wyndham was enthralled by Britainas...
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