Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Articles from November 16, 2013

a[euro][approximately]Kenny' Just Rocks for Tai
MOVING to Sydney to pursue his acting career was made that little bit easier for Tai Hara thanks to his beloved car "Kenny Wintson". The 23-year-old, originally from the Gold Coast, plays bad boy Andy Barrett on popular Aussie soap Home and Away....
Amazing Agapanthus
Byline: Clint Heathorn, The Little Green Frog AS A gardener, the easiest path to success is to use plants that don't require much care and attention. That's a no-brainer, right? But what if you want your garden to look better than those in...
Angry Dempsey Accuses Rebels of Spin Campaign
Byline: MARK FURLER POLICE Minister Jack Dempsey has vowed to maintain the rage against outlaw motorcycle gangs despite a survey showing most people in regional Queensland don't believe the government's anti-bikie laws are needed. Mr Dempsey...
Beauty! All about the Ugly Truth
I HAVE a fear -- call it a phobia if you like -- that the world will one day be overrun by beautiful people. And while that may at first seem like a good thing to us ordinary-looking people who enjoy looking at beautiful-looking people, you have...
Bestsellers Make Great Gifts; Starting on the Christmas List?
IT MUST be silly season because my bookcase is jammed with great reads from some of my favourite authors on bestseller lists. So if you've started collecting stuff from Santa, you may want to look out for some of these reads. The Minor Adjustment...
Bidders Prepare for Hot Auction; Mooloolaba Property Offers Loads of Potential
ANYONE would think it was nearing the Chinese New Year as there is another cracker of an auction on the horizon. Promoted as a tradie's alert, 7 Poinciana Ave, Mooloolaba, will be offered on Thursday, November 21, at 5pm following promotion with...
Book Meets Bland Claims Head-On with Flavoursome Recipes
VEGANISM, vegetarianism, gluten-free, soy-free; the list of special diets is endless these days. Helping to break through the confusion, new cook book Veganissimo! is informative and easy to read. It explains the principles behind the growing...
Breakfast Has Agents Smiling; Sunshine Coast Market Has Turned a Corner
MORE than 150 real estate agents and supporters recently gathered for a breakfast meeting at Maroochy Surf Life Saving Club to hear the latest information and innovations from within the industry as provided by the Real Estate Institute of Queensland....
Christmas Comes Early to Brisbane
BRISBANE has extended an open invitation to everyone who wants to experience the joys of Christmas. The city has just launched a six-week Christmas extravaganza with spectacular new decorations and attractions including a 3D animated "toy factory"...
Coast Has So Much That Is Worth Saving
FURTHER to last week's musings on the digital world's need for speed, I am struggling to keep up with the way in which shortcuts are transforming our language. This is nothing new, of course. We have been making ersatz words out of acronyms,...
Coast Rookie Wants Gift; Teen Has Claims in Noosa Sprint
Byline: STEELE TAYLOR ATHLETICS: Jordan Csabi is already one of Australia's top young sprinters, but a Queensland coach believes we have seen only a glimpse of his potential. The Tewantin teenager will tomorrow be among the field for the burgeoning...
Coast Sprouts Strong Market; the Fifth in a Series of Articles Featuring the Seven High-Value Industries the Sunshine Coast Will Develop over the Next 20 Years
AGRI-BUSINESS: just modern business-speak for farming? Or is it about processing the farmed produce? Or is it the distribution? Or perhaps it is the delivery to shops, supermarkets and restaurants? No: it is about all of these - from pasture...
Developers Warned A[euro][approximately]don't Cut Corners'; Be Sure to Take Responsibility for Workmanship
QUEENSLAND property developers and builders are being challenged not to cut corners in the delivery of new strata-title projects throughout the state. Strata Community Australia (Qld), the peak body for the multi-billion-dollar strata-title and...
Don't Let Your Daisy Slip
Byline: MEGAN MACKANDER A STRATEGICALLY placed bunch of flowers and a carefully positioned teapot are the only things hiding Jennifer Rousset's modesty and most private of places. The Sunshine Coast actress has joined with a bevy of brave actors...
Dream in Bite-Size Pieces, Says Jess
Byline: Mark furler ABOUT JESS More about Jessica Watson As well as sailing around the world, Jessica has competed in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, was named Young Australian of the Year and given an Order of Australia Medal in the Australia...
English Import Escaped Death; Scorchers Fast Bowler Reveals Just How Lucky He Is to Be Lapping Up the Good Life on Sunshine Coast
Byline: ANTHONY BRAND GAME DAY SUNSHINE COAST v UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND Today, 10am, John Blanck Oval, Buderim CRICKET: Sunshine Coast Scorcher Calum Haggett might have died if his cricket skills had not gained him selection in the England...
Fifth Office Powers Up; Ray White Sippy Downs Joins the Strong Ray White Brand, in a Timely Motion of Optimism in the Market
LONG standing Ray White principal and Sunshine Coast community man Brett Graham has opened his fifth office under Australia's largest property group. Ray White Sippy Downs has opened its doors at a time when the Queensland property market is becoming...
From Mordor to Metropolis; Grant Edwards Treks to Middle-Earth for the Jewel in BMW's Crown
SOMEHOW, staring Mordor in the eye was serene. Inching towards the doom and gloom of Middle-Earth was undertaken with a delightful spring in our step. Perhaps it was because the site from Lord of the Rings in New Zealand was basking in a beautiful...
Gabba Doo for Dabba Siddle; Australian Paceman Has Already Written 29th Birthday Wish List
Byline: RICHARD HARVEY AUSTRALIAN paceman Peter Siddle holds a unique Test record, something to which no other bowler in the history of the game can lay claim - he has taken a hat-trick on his birthday. What made it the perfect present was that...
Good Signs Abound
RAY White Caloundra received up to seven registrations for each property taken to auction at their November 7 in-rooms at The Events Centre. "Numbers of genuine buyers registering to bid were at the highest I've seen since 2007," co-principal Tom...
Gympie Ace Going Great Guns despite Study Load
GOLF: Left-hander Ali Orchard needs to draw on her strong finish in the Queensland amateur championship when she takes to the course today for the second round of the Mercedes-Benz Sunshine Coast Ladies Open Amateur Championship. Orchard finished...
Harvey Sees Turnaround
TODAY, the Maroochydore Homemaker Centre is one year and four days old and achor tenant CEO Gerry Harvey couldn't be happier. Admitting to opening the doors back on November 12, 2012 amidst a "shaky economic climate", he said the feedback from staff...
Hearts out on a Limb; Simple Idea for Customised Baubles to Match Your Christmas Theme
Byline: BIANCA CLARE GROWING up, decorating the Christmas tree was a family affair. We would all gather around the dusty storage box on December 1 which contained the tinsel, the lights, the stockings, the ornaments and the baubles. We would...
Jockey Got It Right on the Ambulance Front
IT WAS terribly sad last weekend to hear about Gympie jockey Desiree Gill losing her life after a fall at Corbould Park. It just highlights what a dangerous sport those brave little people choose to participate in, but obviously must love despite...
Local Tale of Good Service
Byline: KIERA KELLY WILLIAMSON NESTLED on the main street of the Caloundra CBD, The Bookshop has become a part of the furnishings. More than 25 years ago, residents Graeme and Chris Bowden decided to open their own book store on Bulcock St, and...
Look out, We're Free; but Now They're Facing the Real World
Byline: JANINE HILL ONE day, Gwendolyne Miller might be in the Army, Lakeiya Moellers could be a doctor, Fletcher Reilly might be a civil engineer and Jai MacRae could be an electrician. But right now they are happy not to have too much ahead...
Majority Say Bikie Laws Aren't Needed; Survey a Slap in the Face to Harsh Approach
Byline: Ron Goodman THE State Government has failed to convince most Queenslanders of the threat posed by outlaw motorcycle gangs, according to an exclusive survey. Of more than 1700 respondents to the online APN Australian Regional Media survey,...
Marvellous Mekong; Mekong Provides a Cavalcade of Sensory Experiences, Writes David Potts
GOOD TO KNOW You can visit Vietnam and Cambodia any time of the year, although the peak season (the dry between November and April) is the preferred time. It's okay to visit in the wet season, between May and October. The advantage then is that...
Not-So-Bleak City
Byline: Xanthe coward I JUST spent almost a week in Melbourne, the city known as our cultural capital, and indeed it is. There is so much happening that it's impossible to get to everything even if you're a resident. I was grateful to catch...
One-Dayers Give Laggers a Chance to Make Their Runs
CRICKET: The start of the one-day rounds of SCCA Division 1 fixtures this weekend will begin to sort out the competition's cluttered middle order, with only ladder leader Caboolture and the winless Hinterland and Tewantin-Noosa well separated from...
One Smooth Ride Fit for Babes; Grant Edwards Finds a Rare Occasion Where the Sequel Is Better Than the First
VITAL STATISTICS Model: Hyundai ix35 Series II. Details: Two- and four-wheel drive compact sports utility vehicle. Engines: 2.0-litre four-cylinder GDI generating maximum power of 122kW @ 6200rpm and peak torque of 205Nm @ 4000rpm; 2.4-litre...
Ooooh, That's So Kinky
Byline: Trevor Hockins KINKY Friedman, cigar in hand, looks out over his Texas spread. It's 9pm and unusually quiet. In a western movie, it might be a signal that the cattle were about to stampede. But not at Echo Hill Ranch. Like Kinky,...
Original Crime Fighter
Byline: Adam Davies SOME would argue he has the toughest job in Queensland. Others would argue he is merely a mouthpiece for a State Government hell-bent on cracking down on crime. Either way, Police Commissioner Ian Stewart said it was an...
Poole Aiming to 'Rattle a Few Cages' Looking out for Eckstein; Ironman Matt Poole Wary of Returning Past Champion
Byline: MARK BODE SURF LIFESAVING: "Miracle" man Matt Poole is stalking a lone wolf who has returned to the pack ahead of the opening round of the Nutri-Grain Ironman Series this month. The Mooloolaba star has surprised himself by recovering...
Real Estate Has Given Chris Plenty Great Memories
What was your original career choice? Sports Journalism - my first job after uni was at News Limited in Sydney before heading home to the local newspaper in Mackay for two years. I then spent 13 years at Seven Local News, the last nine of those here...
Risk Manage Your Property Objectives
IT'S undeniable that property enthusiasts, be they home owners, investors, developers or otherwise, look at the world a little differently. There are many skills involved in investing successfully and it largely takes a team behind you as well. ...
Siren Call of Wide Blue Ocean Lasts for a Lifetime
I'M COMING to you this week from the South Pacific, more precisely on board Rhapsody of the Seas, a big, handsome ship carrying 2000 passengers. I've always had a yen to sail away. It doesn't matter where to. I just want to be on a ship leaving...
Snazzy Looker Delivers Sporty Touch for Target Market; Vani Naidoo Gets Schooled on Hallowed Holden Ground
Vital Statistics Model: Holden Barina RS Details: Five-door front wheel drive warm hatch Transmission: Six-speed manual or six-speed auto with active select Engine: 1.4-litre 4-cylinder turbo induction petrol generating maximum power of...
Spiritual Return for Iconic a[euro][approximately]Aussie' Off-Roader; Grant Edwards Heads for the Snowy Mountains to See Where It All Began
VITAL STATISTICS Model: Toyota LandCruiser Prado. Details: Five-door seven-seat large four-wheel drive sports utility vehicle. Engines: 4.0-litre V6 petrol generating maximum power of 202kW @ 5600rpm and peak torque of 381Nm @ 4400rpm; 3.0-litre...
Strong Sense of Steve's Presence; after Meeting with the Irwins Kathy Sundstrom Is Impressed by Their Resilience
YOU know the Irwins have arrived for your interview long before you see them. There is a frenetic hustle among the tourists at the zoo. All eyes turn away from trying to get a glimpse of the new baby giraffe in search of the zoo's real stars:...
Sunshine Coast Bowlers Hitting the Right Spot
WHILE the Sunshine Coast Scorchers seem to have revitalised their batting this season, it is still the side's bowlers who lead the way statistically. Sam Gardiner is the third-highest wicket-taker midway through the season (20 wickets at 14.20) and...
Surprise Sting in Hooning Penalty
Byline: MARK BODE IT SEEMS many Sunshine Coast motorists remain clueless about the state's "unbalanced" tough new anti-hooning laws. A Nambour tow truck company posted a warning on its website advising motorists that police were enforcing the...
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Games Have a New Fire; like Watching a Bloodier Version of It's A Knockout
Byline: Geoffrey MacNab THE second instalment of the Hunger Games franchise is an improvement on its predecessor. This is a darker, more mature film which accentuates further the Orwellian elements in the Suzanne Collins novels from which it...
The Power of Song
Byline: ANTHONY BRAND AUSTRALIAN diplomat Ian "Fred" Smith uses his musical talents to open up lines of communication between war-stricken societies and ground forces. Smith had been a musician since the age of nine, but it wasn't until he took...
The Rise and Fall of a Party Man; How Kevin07endured the Baying Right to the End
Byline: Trevor hockins RUDD-O-FILE 1 All about Kevin Rudd A Virgo, he was born on September 21, 1957, at Nambour General Hospital. The youngest of four children, he spent his childhood on a dairy farm at Eumundi. Six weeks after treatment...
The World According to Kinky
ON MARRIAGE I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us. ON LIFE Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder. A happy childhood ... is the worst possible preparation for life. You struggle with...
They're Here for Life; Lifesavers Are Doorknocking for Support
Byline: MEGAN MACKANDER KNOCK, knock. Who's there? The red-and-yellow army will move from the beaches to the suburbs from this weekend for the annual doorknock fundraising drive to keep the vital Surf Life Saving Queensland service ticking....
Tigers Not Keen on White-Shoebrigade
Byline: MEGAN MACKANDER TELEVISION funny man Rove McManus has a hot tip for Australia Zoo visitors looking to cuddle with the new tiger cubs. "If you want to get their attention, wearing white shoes is the way to do it," he said. The playful...
Wave Stress Goodbye; Lazing about on a Luxurious Boat Makes for the Perfect, Cruisy Holiday
Byline: Natasha Christian WE all love a bit of rest and relaxation when we can get it, but even on our holidays, it can be difficult to switch off and get away from it all. If you are looking for an ultimate escape, why not try a cruise? Cruise...
Worthy Endeavour Turns Trash to Treasure
IT'S AMAZING that what some people regard as junk, others see as treasure. Last Wednesday, taking a trip through Buderim's new Recycle Market at the Buderim Recycle station, in Syd Lingard Dr, I saw a huge range of books, household items and furniture...
Your Bank May Not Be the Best Lender for You
WITH property auctions and clearance rates spiking in nearly every state, the battle for homeowners has never been as heated between cashed-up investors and first-home buyers, says mortgage broker, Carol King. Ms King said if a first-home buyer...
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