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Tiny neigh-bours

Tiny neigh-bours

Charlie and Zoe Taylor, and their son Josh, own and manage a horse stud on the outskirts of Maleny. Unlike a standard horse stud, this one is for miniature horses. Writer, Jacqui Hensel, recently went to meet the family and their small, but perfectly formed,...

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The beat goes on

The beat goes on

The head of the Nambour Police Station is Senior Sergeant Police Officer in Charge Gary Brayley, a bit of a local legend with a career in policing spanning 30 impressive years. HT’s Rebecca Mugridge enjoyed learning more about all that his police work entails. by...

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A wonderful moral compass

A wonderful moral compass

Tucked away in Palmwoods is a special place where each day is productive and busy. The Compass Farm is a project unlike any others currently in operation, and writer Jacqui Hensel went to visit and find out more. by Jaqui Hensel The Compass Farm is self-sufficient, as...

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Chipping in at Christmas

Chipping in at Christmas

Christmas time brings out the warm glow of giving. We find ourselves stopping to think more of others and how hard it must be for those doing it tough, especially at this time of year. There is a young man called Daniel Stanfield who exemplifies the gift of giving,...

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Non-conforming Neville Ross

Non-conforming Neville Ross

HT writer, Gay Liddington, recently spent a fascinating afternoon with minister, Neville Ross, where they delved into religion, humanity, love, quantum mechanics, energy healing and rock music.  by Gay Liddington My link to 90-year-old Uniting Church minister...

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Everything Good

Everything Good

Tucked away on Steve Irwin Way is a humble little fresh produce store. You might have driven past it, but have you stopped and looked inside? If you do, you will get a pleasant surprise! We met owner, Neil Federer, who supplies and sells chemical-free, local, fresh...

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Bowled over by the ladies

Bowled over by the ladies

Cricket season is upon us, and how refreshing to see a vibrant and determined female team, showing a perfect blend of hard work and humour at the popular Palmwoods Cricket Club. by Rebecca Mugridge   The freshly mowed green grass makes the crisp white...

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Ringer to the rescue

Ringer to the rescue

Sammy Ringer is a valuable force for good in the hinterland, and champions those who cannot speak - the native creatures of Australia. But there is much more to Sammy, who lived in America and New Zealand before finding home on the Range. by Gay Liddington A call came...

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Maleny’s Forgotten Soldier Remembered

Maleny’s Forgotten Soldier Remembered

Killed on the bloody battlefields of WWI and without a grave for his family to mourn, Maleny man Tom Lillingstone’s story had almost vaporised from history … until now. Armed with dogged determination, Lillingstone’s niece – Jill Lillingstone – meticulously researched...

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Passing time with Uncle Jack Charles

Passing time with Uncle Jack Charles

Uncle Jack Charles is often acknowledged as the ‘grandfather of Aboriginal theatre in Australia’, and co-founded the first Aboriginal theatre company, Nindethana Theatre, with Bob Maza, in 1972.  This is just a snippet, however, of the prolific work and rich life...

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