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Maleny’s musical mentor, Brian Martin

Maleny’s musical mentor, Brian Martin

Music is a language that crosses cultural divides, it heals body and mind. It is universal. It was about three years ago that people began stopping writer, Gay Liddington, in the street, urging her to write a story about Brian Martin, the relatively new-to-town...
Maleny is home to many personal histories

Maleny is home to many personal histories

So often we pass the elders of our community on the street, stand behind them at the checkout, sit near them in a coffee shop. We may notice their frailty, clear a corridor on the footpath for electric scooters. But, do you ever wonder, asks writer Gay Liddington, who...
Three cheers for Maleny chaplain!

Three cheers for Maleny chaplain!

Hayden Greathead has been at Maleny High School for a year now and works four days a week as a member of the school’s student support services team. He makes sure that he is involved in as many school activities as possible, including athletics carnivals, school...
West Bellthorpe, wheelie bins and wildlife

West Bellthorpe, wheelie bins and wildlife

A visit to the 40-acre property of John and Sandra Childs at West Bellthorpe left HT writer, Gay Liddington in awe of what can be achieved when one has a mind to make a difference to the environment and its inhabitants. by Gay Liddington I went walkabout with John and...
Kenilworth State Community College principal questions

Kenilworth State Community College principal questions

Our Hinterland schools are pretty special, and some of them have relatively new principals to steer them forward. We thought it would be interesting to talk to the person at the helm and this month it’s Principal Elise Maguire from Kenilworth State Community College....
Mapleton Library has a creative convener in Nita Lester

Mapleton Library has a creative convener in Nita Lester

The Mapleton Community Library looks quiet from the street but behind closed doors it is a hive of activity, humour and goodwill. Nita Lester has been gently nurturing the book-filled building for the past five years and Victoria McGuin joined her to talk literature,...