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16 February 2006 - Edition #47

Macbeth to thrill Kawana & Noosa!
Macbeth will be one of the most dramatic and memorable theatrical experiences of 2006 and we have 2 sets of tickets to giveaway. Noosa Arts Theatre: 2 tickets to Friday 31 March performance at 7.30pm OR Lake Kawana Community Centre: 2 tickets to Friday 21 April at 7.30pm. If you are a 'Coast News' member and would like to be in the draw for one of the above, please just email "Noely" and put in the subject like "Noosa Macbeth" or "Kawana Macbeth". Best of luck!

The Editors Desk!
"Curiosity didn't kill the Cat, just gave her extra Work!..."
Recently we had someone email us with a question that got us all thinking... When was the Sunshine Coast named the 'Sunshine Coast'? Why, and Who named it?

One of those questions that when read out, all in the office look at each other blankly and go "I have no idea", "Never thought of that"... Since receiving this question I have hassled everyone, clients, Friends, you name it? I have received all sorts of different answers, so if anyone can answer this authoritively please email us and let us know... Not knowing now is excruciating!

As normal though, it got me thinking? At netball for example, only the Coach was born & bred here on the Sunshine Coast, 2 teams of kids parents were nearly all from somewhere else and have lived on the Coast for varying amounts of time. Looking at the Sunshine Coast historically, the growth, particularly in the last 30 years has been phenomenal, and with all this recent media discussion on what it means to be an 'Australian' it got me to thinking about what it means to be a Sunshine Coaster?

The majority of the population are not born here, and in fact many are not even Queenslanders, from what I can gather from my daughters friends they don't even really learn local history at school, or if they do it is limited (which is shame). Each of the Councils have good websites, and there is quite a lot of information around in regard to specific historical landmarks or towns, though not generic Sunshine Coast background info? Most people who live here have a pretty good feeling of identity with being an Australian, or Queenslander (we will excuse those New South Welshmen who come out of the woodwork at State of Origin LOL!), though what is the identity that the average Sunshine Coaster can relate to?

We all know our region is naturally beautiful, vibrant, artistic etc etc, though who are we that make up this region and our lifestyle? I am putting up an area on the site called "Your Sunshine Coast Thoughts"... If you have any interesting History to share, Questions you have, Gripes, Thoughts... And even better Answers or information... Toss it in to us, and maybe we can start a little Sunshine Coast Brains trust here and build towards an idea of who we are and what we care about?

Best Wishes, Noely, Community Site Co-ordinator

Sunshine Coast Special
Coffee & Cinnamon Delight
Forget the morning coffee and come to Amytis Gardens Day Spa to experience a coffee mood elevator of a different kind. ... read more >>

Community Noticeboard
Anti Couch Potato Survey
Noosa Council is launching a physical activity questionnaire with the long term goal of on weeding out the couch potatoes in the community... read more >>

Latest Event News
Standing ovations and demands for encore after encore have become the order of the day for this very popular singing trio who will be appearing at... read more >>

Business in Focus
Coral Sea Air Services Pty Ltd
The fast, flexible & convenient way to travel around beautiful SE Qld, whether for pleasure or business. Air Charter or Leasing offers you the ultimate in high speed personal transport... read more >>

History in Focus
The Historical Motorcycle Club Qld inc
Our club is a family orientated club and we encourage wives and young people to participate in all activities. Trips, Swap Meets, All Indian Motorcycle only Rally... read more >>

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In this issue:
Editors Desk
Local Specials
Latest Community News
Latest Event News
Business in focus
This week in Real Estate

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