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Veteran journalist’s epic writing journey

Veteran journalist’s epic writing journey

by CHRIS TAYLOR Riding the waves of the surfing world for more than 50 years, Noosa local Phil Jarratt is regarded as one of the foremost global authorities on the sport. His journey from growing up in 1960s Wollongong then moving north to Noosaville several years...

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Show your true colours for charity

Show your true colours for charity

by CHRIS GILMORE A Queensland-based not-for-profit organisation that supports children with hearing loss is urging people to help give the gift of sound by donning their wackiest shirt.  Hear and Say’s 15th annual Loud Shirt Day will be held on Friday, October 22, to...

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Movember launch dinner

Movember launch dinner

‘Movember’ is a leading charity supporting men’s health, from mental wellbeing to cancer.  The MAD (originally Mapleton and Districts) Brothers and the MADD Sistas are proud to announce their launch dinner for Movember 2021 on October 28, 6-9pm, hosted by event...

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High school hits the food jackpot!

High school hits the food jackpot!

We like to cover every angle in our Food Drink Dine pages, from restaurants and cafes, to stalls and special outdoor events, but we rarely get the chance to share a story like this one! Thanks to the parents who contacted us - it’s great to sing the praises of someone...

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Explore Witta Market

Explore Witta Market

by Kat Atkinson On October 16, on the oval at the Old Witta School, the Witta Market community will burst into life again. With the exciting growing range of small businesses who participate in the market, there is always something new to be discovered.  As the...

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Soaring voices

Soaring voices

The Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific has rescheduled its Opera in the Hangar event for October 30. The unique event was planned for August 28 but was postponed. It will take place at the Queensland Air Museum in Caloundra from 6pm and feature the Brisbane-based...

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A nursery for future leaders

A nursery for future leaders

HISTORY by CAROLYN SLADE and WENDY MCMULLIN  Genealogy Sunshine Coast  In 1879, genial 34-year-old William Mahon, Irish by birth and well-liked by parents and pupils, became the first teacher appointed to Nambour’s first school on the hill known as the Bull’s Forehead...

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Finding your chi

Finding your chi

The Chi Hub Nambour is the creation of Trent and Teagan Banyan of ‘High on Chi’ and opened mid August after five months of renovations to an historic 110-year-old property on Blackall Terrace.  The intention is to be the Sunshine Coast’s premium holistic wellness hub....

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A fresh start

A fresh start

October is also known as Pinktober - the month for breast cancer awareness - so what better time than now to share the story from Witta local and breast cancer survivor Jo Cockram. by Jacqui Hensel Three years ago after a long drawn-out treatment for breast cancer, Jo...

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A surprising close encounter

A surprising close encounter

NATURE by VIC JAKES Wow! An incident occurred recently that left me astounded by the behavior of a tiny bird which is, by almost any birdwatcher’s assessment, a very special sighting. The bird I am referring to is the white-eared monarch (Carterornis leucotis), which...

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An end to kitty toilet problems

An end to kitty toilet problems

It's a sad fact that many Aussie cats are surrendered to animal shelters due to their unwanted toileting habits. From owners who don't want to deal with stinky litter or cats that refuse to use their trays, kitty litter boxes are a hard reality of cat ownership, but...

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Nambour’s unofficial mayor

Nambour’s unofficial mayor

Part 2 Standing with dapper elegance is the unofficial mayor of Nambour, Kevin (Kevi) Bryant, with his old-world gentlemanly charm, a stark contrast in a crowd of bustling people with Covid masks. He is an advocate for the town, a regular fundraiser, and he has time...

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