Andy Pether is a familiar face around the streets of Maleny, often with a big smile on his face and plenty of energy in his step. Through his Live Foods venue, he has had the opportunity to share his passion for health and love of plant-based fresh food with customers...read more
The Glass House Mountains is home to Amanda Smyth, a farmer, cookbook author and blogger, who has brought inspiration, humour and comfort to many on her journey so far. Amanda’s story began in last month’s HT, and there was much to share - here is the second...read more
The beer was cold, the pitch was hot and there were yarns aplenty at the 50-year reunion of the Maleny District Cricket Association (MDCA) at the Maleny showgrounds on January 19. In their heyday, the Maleny cricketers were a formidable force, claiming one of...read more
HT’s Victoria McGuin recently heard about Rachel and Philip Aspinall who, as members of WILVOS (Wildlife Volunteers Association Inc.), are regularly nursing and rehabilitating rescued wildlife on the Range. A list of their daily feeding schedule is enough to make your...read more
Did you know there are messages and signs in the trees? Rebecca Mugridge met Kerry Neil and went on a discovery of scar trees - living, ancient relics of our past and an important part of local culture and heritage. By Rebecca Mugridge A scar tree is a...read more
From the heart of the Glasshouse Mountains, at the base of Wild Horse Mountain is a woman bringing farm life into homes and especially kitchens everywhere. Amanda Smyth is many things, but above all, she is inspiring. By Rebecca Mugridge Local author and farmer Amanda...read more
Disillusioned with working in high-end fashion in Sydney, Rebecca Dostal decided to put her creative talents to better use, bringing wonderment and joy to thousands with her colourful and intriguing puppets. By Judy Fredriksen Convention is not a doctrine that...read more
By Matt Norman Jess Rand is a self-described ‘gamer girl’ who grew up, went to school and works as a coffee roaster in the hinterland town of Montville. While 27-year-old Jess remembers a childhood filled with imaginary quests, adventures and sword fights, it was...read more
Writer, Gay Liddington, saw on social media that local writer and poet, Kevin Smith, was presented with an award at the 2018 Newcastle Poetry Prize. Gay’s interest was piqued, so she headed for Reesville to meet the man behind the award. by Gay Liddington Driving to...read more
The Jackson brothers from Maleny are well on their way to successful lives, if their current list of sporting achievements are anything to go by. Their participation in many sports has seen them succeed at local, regional, state and national levels. Writer, Jacqui...read more
Maleny dairy farmers may be a dying breed, but men like Frank Rough are stalwarts. The product of a pioneering family, it’s unimaginable that Frank once lived without electricity, a car or a tractor. Writer, Judy Fredriksen, recently met with Frank to hear more about...read more
Crawling out of my tent in the early Mongolian morning, I look across a vast steppe covered in a colourful carpet with intricate patterns. There are chives growing, as far as the eye can see and they’re all in flower. Literally millions of mauve and white heads...read more
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