Hinterland Life

Stargazing going strong

In just two years the local astronomers have established a presence at Maleny Golf Club. The combination of dark clear skies and the Golf Club’s facilities has made it the number one site for astronomers to gather from both the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.  Convenor...

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Montville Cricket – A mostly even playing field

Montville Cricket – A mostly even playing field by Cate and Doug Patterson, Montville History Group   Two remarkable photos from the early 1900s came to light from a Smith Family Collection. One is of early settlers with seven of the men named, the other is of an...

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Delving into the dairy

Delving into the dairy   by Angela Reedman-Polinski   Viewers all over the world last month saw the gloss and glamour of the Channel Ten MasterChef television show visiting The Old Dairy in Maleny. The media coverage has reached far and wide on that event, but in HT...

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Joe’s journey

From war, to a cyclone, to toppling in a tank – it’s all part of a rich life story for Maleny local, Joe Beaupellet.  by Victoria McGuin Joe Beaupellet is a gentleman. The welcoming smile, coffee and biscuits upon my arrival gave me this clear impression. He is also a...

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Bonjour to beauty

A new beauty salon is in Maleny, with Emmanuelle (Emma) Bartlett ready to welcome you. So where does Emma hail from and why did she choose Maleny for her new business? “I’m from New-Caledonia,” Emma shared with HT, “a beautiful French Pacific island only two hours...

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Putting pineapples on the map

Long rows of grey-green spikes once crowned acres of Blackall Range slopes. It was postcard pretty, but represented back-breaking work for farmers. This mighty pineapple realm established a multimillion dollar industry, despite its humble beginnings as a mere...

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HT Young Writer of the Year Award

The Hinterland Times newspaper is very excited to announce our new award, HINTERLAND TIMES YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR For 2019, the subject is ‘A Day in the Life’ It could be yourself, someone you know or admire, a character you’ve created, an animal, even an alien life...

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New restaurant for Kondalilla

Kondalilla Eco Resort’s owner/director, Gene Thompson, and his team have worked tirelessly to create a peaceful oasis for retreat and holiday guests in the stunning Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The resort consists of 20 cabins spread over 22 acres of pristine bushland....

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Bloomhill needs us

Val and Bryan lived for 23 years in North Maleny until about two years ago when they downsized to an over 50's village. Bryan recently wrote to HT about Bloomhill Cancer Care, which helps and supports many people across the Hinterland, and which needs our help. Here...

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Run for the hills!

It’s Cross Country time at the Maleny Community Precinct. The annual Sunshine Coast event, hosted by Maleny Golf Club and MDSRC, comes to Maleny on Sunday May 12. And then follows the more serious Queensland Championships on Sunday July 28. Races kick-off at 8am with...

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An African adventure

A childhood spent fantasising about living in the wilds of Africa, inspired by the TV shows On Safari and Daktari, was the original motivation behind Leigh Findlay’s decision to spend six months as a volunteer, monitoring chimpanzee behaviour with the Jane Goodall...

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ANZAC Day, April 25, an important day of commemoration.   For those who don’t hail from the southern hemisphere, and may be visiting at this time, ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces became known as Anzacs, something...

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The colour and creativity at the 2018 Maleny Youth Festival

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