Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Articles from February 2, 2013

a[euro][approximately]Noosaa[euro][TM]s Mafia Stifles debatea[euro][TM]
Byline: Kathy Sundstrom and Janine Hill A LONG-TIME Noosa resident and businessman is tired of the de-amalgamation amafiaa stifling any balanced debate on the touchy subject. Former head of the Noosa Chamber of Commerce Jeff Nuske says many...
Bargain Buyers Take a Look; Close to Maroochy River, Build a Second Storey and Take in the Glimpses of the Water
BLI BLI 3 Bed, 1 Bath, 2 Car Features: 690sqm of cleared yard space, tons of room for kids and pets, tidy and well presented kitchen, plenty of room for cooking Where: 13 Salamanda Crt Price: Auction on site Sunday, February 10, at midday...
Best of Both Worlds; Designer Luxury Meets Casual Coastal Living
Byline: Shaneene Levey ONCE owned by the McDougall family, the original house on this blue-chip allotment was called Riversea... because it was perfectly situated between both the river and the sea. Designed by Jocelyn Walker and architect Anthony...
Big Spend on Big Year
HOLDEN has pinned its hopes on a rumoured $10 million advertising deal with the National Rugby League injecting life into its sales. The car company has announced a three-year agreement with the NRL which will see it given naming rights to the State...
Blackman,COs the cat,COs Whiskers
Byline: Alicia butwell CHARLES BlackmanCOs painting White CatCOs Garden in the Afternoon may be an important piece for art lovers across the country, but it is particularly important for Buderim residents. The brightly hued painting spanning...
British Brand Poised for Return
AUSTRALIA is set to see the return of MG cars. The venerable British brand a now owned and built by Chinese conglomerate Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) a has confirmed it will launch in Australia at Easter. The companyas local...
Bullying Menace Bigger in Smaller Centres; the Young Are Feeling More Vulnerable to Attacks and Have Fewer Options for Escape
Byline: OWEN JACQUES APN NEWSDESK WHAT TO DO If you, a friend or a child is being cyber-bullied, Youth Beyond Blue has steps you can take. Tell someone: Itas not your fault. Tell a friend, parent, school counsellor or teacher. Donat reply...
Coast,COs State Ministers Should Support Corbould
ITCOS obvious this debacle regarding the Sunshine Coast Turf Club race dates for next season revolves around politics and the Toowoomba Turf Club. After deciding in 2009 to install a cushion track, Toowoomba has since elected to revert to a grass...
Cowboys Looking Strong; Depth Makes for Tough Decisions
THE stars are aligning for the North Queensland Cowboys in 2013, but livewire fullback Matt Bowen bristles at the suggestion the Townsville clubCOs premiership window will close after the coming season. After falling frustratingly short of a grand...
Deala[euro][TM]s Done in Black and White
HOLDEN has signed a three year multimillion dollar sponsorship deal with the Collingwood Football Club a replacing Toyotaas luxury brand Lexus. The partnership with this Australian Football League club will see Holden become a Platinum Partner and...
Diving Deep into Danger; Some People Work 9 to 5 in an Office, While Others Chase the Challenge of Professions with a Guaranteed Adrenalin Rush. Jon Coghill Reports
LIVING LIFE ON THE EDGE: Professional divers of any kind earn their danger money ... and then some. But a saturation diver is a rare breed. MARK Veal is literally seconds away from exploding into tiny pieces every time he goes to work. As a saturation...
Exciting Times Forecast
POSITIVE energy is flowing freely at Sunshine Coast Mazda. With the motoring industry coming off a record sales year, confidence is growing that 2013 will top last yearas efforts. Mazda, which makes the top-selling car in Australia and has more...
Experience Counts
NATHAN WOULFE Recruitment editor WHILE federal belt-tightening means there is less government funding flowing into the community services sector, there remains challenging and fulfilling career opportunities for the right candidates. Organisations...
Family Wagon Is a[euro][approximately]reala[euro][TM] 4WD Deal; This SUV Has Generous Cabin Space and Plenty of Off-Road Prowess, Ewan Kennedy Reports
WHEN introduced to Australia in 1998, the Mitsubishi Challenger was virtually a Triton pickup fitted with a station wagon body. Over the years it retained parts in common with the Triton but became more sophisticated. Challenger is slightly smaller...
Fixture Change Delivers Gympie Gold
ONE-DAY finalists Caboolture and Gympie will gain some extra practice in the shorter format following the reduction of round 12 to 50-over matches today. With all games abandoned last Saturday, the compulsory change ensures results, even though...
Generating Smiles and Good Vibes; This Pocket-Rocket Has Some Serious Sting in Its Tail, Grant Edwards Reports
INFUSE racing heritage with a cute small car package. When you say it out loud the concept doesnat seem quite so alluring. But way back in 1957 Carlo Abarth took the newly launched Fiat 500 and created the first Abarth 500. He turned the aBambinoa...
Getting What You didna[euro][TM]t Bargain for; TRAVEL TALESwith Ann Rickard
WE ALL enjoy a bit of bargaining at the markets when we travel. Itas part of the fun of a purchase. Especially in Asia. But how often have you spent considerable time trying to get a stallholder down another peg or two only to return to your hotel...
Golden Girls Get the Gongs; Schlanger and Elmslie Named Coast,COs Sports Stars of the Year
Byline: STEELE TAYLOR steele.taylor@scnews.com.au SPORTS AWARDS: Two Olympic gold medallists were last night crowned the regionCOs sports stars of 2012 at the Sunshine Coast Sports Awards at Palmer Coolum Resort. Melanie Schlanger and Brittany...
Great Actors Feature
Byline: Seanna Cronin Group Entertainment Editor TWO of the worldas most respected stage actors are in the country for the revival of an American classic. Murder She Wroteas Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones star in Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer...
Heart Man Adds Spice to Melbourne Derby
Byline: JOSH SPASARO GAME DAY VICTORY v HEART Etihad Stadium, 5.45pm. Also: Phoenix v Glory, 2pmJets v Sky Blues, 3.30pm MELBOURNE Heart left-side attacker David Williams is expecting no favours tonight from Victory defender Scott Galloway,...
Holda[euro][TM]en Together Nicely
AUSTRALIAN comedian Austen Tayshus may not be a petrol head, but heas had an interesting motoring history. What was your first car and what happened to it? An old Jaguar I bought in the late a70s. It was about 10 years old and it leaked a lot...
If You can,COt Stand the Heat. Kristy Muir Talks to the Coast Siblings Causing a Stir on the My Kitchen Rules Set
MY Kitchen Rules is heating up and MinyamaCOs Elle and Jake Harrison have been named as the biggest threat to fellow contestants. Judges Pete Evans and Manu Feildel of series four, asked South AustraliaCOs Lisa and Stefano who they feared most?...
Immersed in Beauty; No Expense Spared in Masterful Creation, Shaneene Leveyreveals
THEREaS a panorama of trees from all angles at this attractive, multi-level address. Set against the tangled beauty of an established bush backdrop, the home unfolds from the front like a piece of snow-white origami. You could have a football match...
Ita,COs Choice May Mean a Year to Remember
THE Australia Day weekend, which has written yet another sombre page in QueenslandCOs history of natural disasters, pushed lots of other news stories into the background. Among them was the choice of Ita Buttrose as Australian of the Year. This...
Jimmy Cliff: The Many Rivers hea[euro][TM]s Crossed
THERE is a click. And the transistor radio comes to life. Itas 1969. The last licks of The Beatlesa While My Guitar Gently Weeps fade into 4IP disc jockey Billy J Smithas voiceover. aA new one from a guy called Jimmy Cliff ...a Smith spits...
Low Inflation Opens Rate Cut; Growing Economy, Low Unemployment Removes Hurdles
A BEAUTIFUL set of inflation numbers has left the door open for another interest rate cut in February. CommSec economist Savanth Sebastian said the Consumer Price Index a the main measure of inflation in Australia a rose by 0.2% in the December...
Mooloolaba Lands Half Ironman Tri
Byline: Nicole Fuge Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast What: 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21.1km run When: Sunday, September 15 Where: Mooloolaba Details: ironmansunshinecoast.com THE Ironman 70.3 is the worldas fastest-growing triathlon...
Offers Highlight Strong Campaign
AUCTIONS have hit back with a vengeance with about 40 scheduled for today and 60 for the week. It marks the culmination of generally four weeks of exposure for properties throughout January. At Alexandra Headland, a serious change in family circumstances...
Oh, My, Kitchen Rules Should Be Changed; DAMIAN BATHERSBY
WEaVE begun watching one of those TV cooking shows. No, not the one with the chefs crying because some bloke with a funny accent yelled at them. Weave been watching the one where normal people like you and me (or you, at least) have other contestants...
Once Bitten, Twice Shy and Lesson Learnt
YOU learn something every day. Yet in my case it was a matter of relearning something I learned a long time ago. In the Boy Scouts actually. What to do in the case of a snake bite. And it was interesting that it happened in the lead-up to Australia...
Our Bravest on Guard; Recognitionfor Rescues byCoast Skippers
THREE skippers from the Noosa Coast Guard will be recognised with the national organisationas highest honour for their efforts during two risky rescues. Peter Brady and Graham Deece will receive the National Commodoreas Gold Award for the rescue...
Our Lifesavers off to Help Flood-Hit Bundy Coast Lifesavers Pitch in at Bundy
SUNSHINE Coast teens Vanessa Louw (left) and Aleeshia Chick are among 20 Coast lifesavers off on an important rescue mission. The small red and yellow army of volunteers have packed their utes and headed north to flood-ravaged Bundaberg. Vanessa,18,...
Palmer Coolum Tennis Release Misses the Line
BIG Clive Palmer is known for making outlandish claims, but a press release this week from Palmer Coolum Resort has raised our eyebrows. The press release posed the question Co was Jarmila GajdosovaCOs success in the mixed open doubles at the Australian...
Poor Planning Decisions Coming Back to Bite Us; Authorities Fail to Properly Consider Weather Hazards
Byline: Bill Hoffman PLANNING decisions that accept the construction of damage-prone property in hazard-prone areas are the biggest factor driving economic losses from extreme weather events, an Insurance Council of Australia submission to a key...
Problems Give You a Chance to Shine
FROM THE MAYORaS DESK With Mayor Mark Jamieson JAZZ great Duke Ellington once said aa problem is a chance for you to do your besta and that was the case on the Sunshine Coast over the past week. We certainly had a problem in the form of a...
Public Holds the Key to Nambour Showgrounds
Byline: LAUREN GROUNSELL THE future direction of the Nambour Showgrounds is set to be mapped out in a Sunshine Coast Council master plan. The look and function of the showgrounds are the main focus of the plan, due to be released in draft form...
Punt Slipper and Start Ball Rolling
RATHER presumptuous of comrade Gillard assuming the tenure of her government is somehow safe until September 14 when the people can sack them any time we like. But it does give the people of Fisher the perfect opportunity to lead by example and sack...
Ring Brings in the Tourists; Surrender to the Powerful Magic of New Zealand. Seanna Cronin Did
IF YOU think Hobbit-related travel in New Zealand involves gluing elf ears on your head and camping outside of Sir Peter Jacksonas house for an autograph, then think again. A visit to the middle of Middle-earth is actually a much more sophisticated...
Scorcher Seamer Gets a Move On
Byline: STEELE TAYLOR steele.taylor@scnews.com.au GAME DAY WESTS v SUNSHINE COAST Today, Graceville, 10.30am GLASSHOUSE left-arm seamer Steven Heise is intent on securing a regular berth in the Sunshine Coast first-grade line-up by building...
Searching for a Pulse in a[euro][approximately]killera[euro][TM] Small Car Segment; Grant Edwards Joins the Comeback Celebration of an Old Aussie Favourite in Melbourne
VITAL STATISTICS Model: Nissan Pulsar. Details: Four-door front-wheel drive small sedan. Engine: 1.8-litre in-line four-cylinder petrol generating maximum power of 96kW @ 6000rpm and peak torque of 174Nm @ 4800rpm. Transmission: Six-speed...
Sharper Price and Refinement
Byline: STUART WOODBURY & PETER THOEMING BMW is set to continue the GS success story with updated versions of its twin vertical cylinder mid-rangers. The F 700 GS (previously the F 650 GS) and F 800 GS are an even greater refinement of the...
Sky Blues Sure to Look for Heskey
THE New South Wales derby between Newcastle and Sydney FC is sure to have as much feeling as ever and the Jets will look towards Emile Heskey as the man to keep his team inside the top six. The Jets are clinging to fifth spot, on 22 competition...
Small Brick in the Wall
AUSTRALIA'S best-selling Chinese automotive brand, Great Wall, will add a passenger-friendly hatchback to its line-up by mid-year. The Great Wall VX10 is a five-door hatchback that measures 3.81 metres long, 1.7m wide and 1.5m tall a roughly the...
Stoyle Puts Touring at Top of List
SURFING: Dimity StoyleCOs concerted tilt to qualify for the ASP womenCOs world championship tour starts in earnest at Burleigh next week. The Buderim talent came precariously close to earning a berth on the elite tour in 2011, but fell short by...
The Buyers Light Up
location: 111 Butler St, Tewantin features: Seven bedroom house on 20,200sqm agent: Tom Garland of Ray White Caloundra result: Sold under the hammer for $775,000 FIRST lot on the program of seven properties at the January 24 Ray White Caloundra...
The Windies Blow It Big Time; Starc Leads Aussie Rout in Perth
Byline: JOSH SPASARO IT WAS one of the more one-sided 50-over matches in recent memory, but no, the Australians were not on the wrong side of the score this time. Just two weeks after they were bundled out for 74 against Sri Lanka at the Gabba,...
Thurston: All Stars Can Be Better Still Thurston Floats an All Stars Change
Byline: Steve zemek RUGBY LEAGUE: Johnathan Thurston has put forward his blueprint for the future of the NRL All Stars match, advocating it be moved to the week before the grand final. While the match has been a lightning rod for publicity and...
Too Much for Too Little; Jamieson Says Storm Bill Could Be Better Spent
Byline: MEGAN MACKANDER MAYOR Mark Jamieson said yesterday a kerbside collection following the big storm would just be too expensive. Cr Jamieson said the cost of green waste kerbside pick-up had not been calculated. He quoted a figure estimated...
When an Ill Wind Blows; Patrick Williams Looks at the Heart-Breaking Trail of Devastation Left by a Cyclone We Will Never Forget
THE Sunshine Coast will not soon forget the name Oswald. The ex-tropical cyclone brought harrowing winds and heavy rains to the Sunshine Coast last weekend and left the region, and much of the Queensland coast, devastated. What should have been...
Why Noosa Wants Out: Coast Driven by Policy, Not Common Sense
Byline: Bill Hoffman SUNSHINE Coast Councilas failure to provide a kerbside green-waste collection after this weekas storm event was not made with the wellbeing of the community in mind and pointed to deeper problems within the bureaucracy, according...
Wild in All Weather Conditions; This Tough-Looking Ute Can Walk the Walk, Vani Naidoo Finds after an Arduous Test
TESTING is a rigorous process in the automobile industry with manufacturers looking to equipment worth billions of dollars and the best engineers in the business to run the rule over their latest models. We, too, have our methods especially when it...
Young Talent Needs Time to Grow in Test Team
PHIL Hughes and Usman Khawaja are clearly the best two batsmen in the Sheffield Shield competition, so it is great to see that both of them will tour India with the Test team. It was almost 12 months ago the selectors suggested they both spend plenty...
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