Hinterland Life

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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Italian POWs in Montville: The story continues

In February 2018, the Hinterland Times published an article, Rations and Song, on Italian POWs serving on farms around Montville from 1944 to 1945. The story was written by the Montville History Group and was based on early research and incomplete information. The...

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Art with a heart

Local girl Zarah Smolders (ten) is passionate about saving our oceans from plastic. Recently she channelled that passion into creating an artwork for the Hatchery Crusaders Challenge run by the Queensland Museum as a part of World Science Week 2019. Entrants were...

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Spartan Race comes to town

The Spartan Race, which originated in the USA, is becoming popular across the world, and involves a series of obstacle races of varying distance and difficulty ranging from three miles to marathon distances. Rachel Lockman, who runs Get Active Fitness and Personal...

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Mapping out Maleny

In 2015 Council opened the Maleny Trail, but just prior to opening they realised that they needed a free map to be available for the community and for the education of visitors. Past President of Hinterland Tourism, Angus Richard, explained to HT how this map...

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Birdlife on the Range

by Paul Fraser and Ken Cross  Bird watching has been a popular hobby in the United Kingdom for decades, possibly even centuries. Australians have been slow to take up ‘birding’ despite the fact that we have some 800 species of incredibly diverse, unique and beautiful...

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Sustainable Futures Expo

Here comes an event that is interesting and educational, attracting people not only from the Hinterland but also from the Sunshine Coast. The Sustainable Futures Expo has been designed to guide everyday consumers in making sustainable decisions to promote a...

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Wellbeing in Beerwah

With an expo all about your physical and spiritual wellbeing coming to Beerwah, maybe now is the time to explore how to help or heal, thanks to 15-20 stalls and various professional on hand. From crystals to beeswax food wraps, hemp oils to reflexology, this is a...

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Trees for koalas

The Old Witta School Community Centre Committee is working hard to improve the amenities and grounds of The Old Witta School. Thanks to generous assistance from The Sunshine Coast Council and the Community Benefit Gambling Fund, a new kitchen will be installed in the...

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The colour and creativity at the 2018 Maleny Youth Festival

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