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Book puts spotlight on bullying

Book puts spotlight on bullying

A Sunshine Coast mum and casual primary school teacher has written her first children’s book, which aims to stimulate conversations about the prevalence of bullying among children. Lisa Edgar’s The Playground Hero is a heartfelt and beautifully illustrated story about...

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Remembering the role of POWs

Remembering the role of POWs

HISTORY by CAROLYN SLADE  Sunshine Coast Genealogy Poor Nicola. His part in the war was over almost before it started ... and ultimately brought him to Buderim. Nicola Evangelista, a farmer from Cassino in the province of Frosinone in Italy, was a private with the...

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Wings clipped but spirits soar

Wings clipped but spirits soar

by CHRIS GILMORE Many Coast residents have been affected by the ongoing restrictions on international travel, but there’s one community group in particular that’s been hit harder than most. Friendship Force Sunshine Coast is a group based around ‘home hosting’...

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Connecting cultures

Connecting cultures

by CHRIS GILMORE The Sunshine Coast’s premier arts and cultural celebration Horizon Festival returns from August 27 to September 5, bringing together local and national artists to offer vibrant, immersive and entertaining experiences for all ages. Among the 10 days...

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Jazz nights hit right note

Jazz nights hit right note

While the pandemic has had a huge impact on the arts scene, there is one genre that seems to have flourished: jazz. As a result, the regular Jazz Sessions event has been hugely popular with patrons on the Coast. The Jazz Sessions transforms one of the Coast’s most...

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Nature’s Bounty: Booloumba Creek

Nature’s Bounty: Booloumba Creek

Discover a plethora of natural beauty at Booloumba Creek, no matter the season.  Booloumba Creek is like a buffet for nature enthusiasts. Nestled in Conondale National Park, it’s the kind of place you can’t help but think nature’s gotten a little carried away.  The...

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Recycled fashion helps great cause

Recycled fashion helps great cause

by CHRIS GILMORE A much-loved recycled fashion and homewares store has opened its second location – and it’s set to benefit some of the Coast’s most vulnerable people.  Independent op shop White Tigress and Co has been operating from Coolum since October, with a...

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Rotary club asking community for help

Rotary club asking community for help

The Rotary Club of Buderim, which has been working for the local community for the past 27 years, urgently needs help to find space where it can store its goods. In a few weeks the club will lose its storage facility and urgently needs a small piece of land, shed or...

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Busy Barung!

Busy Barung!

Do you live in the hinterland? Unless you’ve been living under a bush (native, of course), you’ve probably heard of Barung Landcare. Based in Maleny, this leading community organisation works tirelessly to develop better solutions for a sustainable future. And they’ve...

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Tyler’s legacy lives on

Tyler’s legacy lives on

by REBECCA MUGRIDGE From unimaginable tragedy has come something incredibly positive. Charity organisation SalTy Souls Legacy is giving Sunshine Coast youth access to a surf therapy program that is seeing incredible results, and in doing so honouring the memory of...

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Support from Sir David Attenborough 

Support from Sir David Attenborough 

It isn’t every day you receive a handwritten letter of support from Sir David Attenborough! Yet it happened to two Sunshine Coast environmentalists, Jim Bird and Helen Moffitt, after sending him a copy of their environmental activity book.  “We were frustrated by the...

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Horsing around is serious business

Horsing around is serious business

by MICHELE STERNBERG What begins for some kids as the chance to have a day off school quickly becomes a transformative experience that changes their life forever. That’s the power of horse-facilitated learning, says Leading the Way International founder Alane Millions...

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