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The making of Munnimbah-Dja

The making of Munnimbah-Dja

Maleny has a new space above Forest Heart Eco Nursery, Munnimbah-Dja, which has been a long time coming, and we are so glad it has finally arrived! By Victoria McGuin  I parked outside the lovely Queenslander that is home to Forest Heart Eco Nursery in Coral Street,...

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Theatre star turns to writing

Theatre star turns to writing

A Sunshine Coast actor, director, producer and playwright can now add another string to her bow: children’s book author. Alli Pope-Bailey has penned a beautifully illustrated children’s picture book called Snowy and the Seven Cool Dudes, adapted from one of her...

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Spreading Christmas cheer

Spreading Christmas cheer

IMAGE by KERRIE FRIEND Well here it is, we’ve rolled around to another Christmas. This year, I’m sure like most of you, I’m so happy it’s finally here. It’s been a roller-coaster of emotions this year, hasn’t it? I hope you have some “Love Actually moments” of peace...

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Support centre reaches 50th year

Support centre reaches 50th year

The Nambour-based Graceville Centre has marked half a century of providing mental health support on the Sunshine Coast. The centre was Queensland’s first after-care centre for psychiatric patients when it opened in 1971, filling a gap for a more comprehensive and...

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Inspired by nature

Inspired by nature

by MICHELE STERNBERG Indigenous chef and Sunny Coast bush tucker queen Dale Chapman is glad the world has finally caught up with her passion for native Australian ingredients. For decades she has been spruiking the benefits of using native ingredients in cooking – to...

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

 Slip out the side door  At the edge of the bush Fleeing the Christmas Of gilded gifts and tinselled tree Sacrificed turkey Varnished and trussed. To the parted grass Of the wallaby track. A shout from the house Freeze like the quarry Down wind of the forest ....... ...

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Giving back to the game

Giving back to the game

  by CHRIS GILMORE   One of Australia's greatest rugby union players is helping nurture the next generation of the game's stars right here on the Coast.   Shirley Russell played in the first-ever Women's Rugby World Cup. It was part of the first Queensland women's XV,...

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EXPLORE – Berganns’ Country Charm

EXPLORE – Berganns’ Country Charm

By Sarah Vercoe Take a stroll through the countryside in Witta where Berganns Lane Walk will breathe life into your day.  The best kind of nature experience is the kind that sneaks up on you. One where you feel privy to a haven that’s hidden from the masses. This is...

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Back in the spotlight

Back in the spotlight

Young performers are ready to entertain audiences in Sunshine Coast Youth Theatre’s latest production by SEANNA CRONIN Christmas has come early for the performers and creatives at Sunshine Coast Youth Theatre.  They’re back treading the boards, rather than their...

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Igniting connection

Igniting connection

Music, community and worship come alive inside the blue welcoming walls of the new Ignite Church on Short Street in Nambour. by Rebecca Mugridge  A generous grant and a great deal of hard work has enabled Pastor Darin Browne, his wife Fiona and their team to bring a...

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Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Arts Connect Inc. (ACI) is a not-for-profit organisation based in Maleny which supports artists across the region and organises annual events such as Sculpture on the Edge, Open Studios and artist workshops. New members are always welcome. Visit artsconnect.com.au....

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Squid pro quo

Squid pro quo

by MICHELE STERNBERG A Friday afternoon chat over beers and calamari once a month is the new way to do business networking on the Sunshine Coast. The Calamari Club started as an idea over a few drinks between two mates. Now 135 like-minded blokes have joined the...

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