Feature Stories

The life of dairy farming in Maleny

By Gay Liddington by Jacqui Hensel As part of the oldest agribusiness in Australia, John and Emma Ruddle are proud to be dairy farmers on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Situated in a prime position just outside of Maleny, they have worked hard to breed and maintain a...

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100 years of service from Maleny Butchery

It is always interesting to learn more about the heritage buildings across the hinterland, whether homes, shops or halls. Writer, Gay Liddington, recently delved into the history of the Maleny Butchery, celebrating an impressive 100 years of operation this month....

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Ruth Collett has the Glasshouse in stitches

At 82 years young, Ruth Collett captures vibrant scenes of the Glasshouse Mountains in cross-stitches which are printed locally to make cards and bookmarks. This month she shares her story with writer, Angela Reedman-Polinski, on how she came to live overlooking the...

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Palmwoods Community Garden comes alive

Officially known as Soil & Soul, there is a thriving community garden located near the centre of Palmwoods on the corner of Hill and Churchill Streets. Erik Eilertsen went to meet the visionaries behind this project. By Erik Eilertsen Kay Nixon, with the...

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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...

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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...

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Maleny Pool is in good hands

Confidence in your ability to swim and save your own life is a necessary skill. HT writer, Angela Reedman-Polinski, recently met with local Maleny pool managers, Brenden and Allison Roser who are focussed on teaching locals how to stay safe in the water. By Angela...

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