By Gay LiddingtonMaleny 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...read more
By Gay LiddingtonOur 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...read more
By Gay LiddingtonThere’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....read more
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...read more
Stock up on supplies and find the perfect presents this December, at our wonderful hinterland markets.
By Gay LiddingtonMaleny 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...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
By Gay Liddington The Ryan Giles Band are a four-piece explosion of funk, soul, reggae and hip hop, based on the Sunshine Coast. Groove-heavy beats, infectious melodies, together with intelligent, positive and conscious songcraft make it impossible for anyone to stand...read more
By Gay Liddington Brooke Smith, together with her father Gregg Nowell, currently has paintings on display at the Reflection Gallery, Montville Uniting Church. Brooke’s sister, Haylee Freudigmann, is also involved with framed presentations of some of her writings. The...read more
By Gay LiddingtonHungry? Head to Maleny Lane for something different at Taste of Africa. The people of Africa live with a great sense of community, which is celebrated not only amongst themselves, but also shared through the welcoming of those visiting from outside...read more
By Gay Liddington Lou Walsh is a familiar face at Maleny State School (MSS) where she has been teaching for 26 of her 30 year career. There were excited whispers in the community about a popular new War on Waste program. Writer, Angela Reedman-Polinski, sat down with...read more
By Gay LiddingtonSunshine Coast Spoken Word (SCSW) was founded by award-winning performance poet and writer, Robin Archbold aka Archie, in 2013, and has been involved in Sunshine Coast festivals and other events ever since. Archie hosts a gathering of poets,...read more
By Gay Liddington Nordic Flux is the resident DJ at the Crystal Waters Chill Sesh and he specialises in chill, down-tempo, worldly beats that makes you feel good. Jory Freyee aka Nordic Flux grew up in Crystal Waters and when he moved back to the area he realised...read more
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The colour and creativity at the 2018 Maleny Youth Festival