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
This month, our artist profile is focussing on an entire group of young painters. Graduating Year 6 students of Montville Primary School worked with local professional artist, Judith Sinnamon, to create a rainforest mural to gift to their school and student community....read more
Maleny Independent School opened its doors to students in Year 7 and 8 on January 22, 2018 and will extend its offering to students in Year 9 in 2019 and Year 10 in 2020. After an amazing first week of learning, the school was rocked by an unbelievable tragedy. As...read more
Maleny State High School P&C reached out to a local aged care facility in December to see how their students and school might be able to connect with the residents over Christmas. The school offered to provide each resident with a Christmas card and a P&C...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
Our Hinterland schools are pretty special, and we have been running a monthly article finding out more about the person at the helm. This month it’s Principal Ruth Machen, from Eudlo State School. Are you and your family from this area? I grew up and have spent most...read more
There’s not much that can’t be said about singer-songwriter Col Finley. After notching up 25 years of writing, recording and performing, Col recently released his sixth album, The Collective, a celebration of songs written over his illustrious career. This is only a...read more
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 dairy herd in what...read more
Stock up on supplies and find the perfect presents this December, at our wonderful hinterland markets.
Maleny Sunday Market The Maleny Sunday Market is a great place to pick up a handmade gift or delicious supplies for Christmas cooking. Homesteading by Angela, is a lovely stall with a selection of gift baskets, homemade preserves and jams, large gift jars of olives...read more
By Gay LiddingtonLara Cooper paints in all mediums, with a unique vision for artistic storytelling. As a result her work is unique, fresh and meaningful, both in subject and technique. Almost 12 years ago, Lara began painting under the tutelage of renowned watercolour...read more
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The colour and creativity at the 2018 Maleny Youth Festival