Category Archive for "Northwind news and updates"

December 2015 Newsletter

 Welcome to our December 2015 Newsletter. It’s hard to believe another year is on the horizon. We have a fabulous sunrise photo to share with you, taken by one of our guests during her stay with us in November. She has given her permission to share it with you. WE would like to gently remind all of you who are coming to have Christmas with us  here are Northwind, that you must leave forwarding instructions for Santa so he knows where to deliver his gifts: very important. The Mooloolaba Christmas Tree was lit last week. The tree lighting ceremony , which...
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November Newsletter 2015

Welcome to our November Newsletter 2015. We  enjoyed the spectacle of a couple of early storms in the latter part of October. Some of our guests really enjoy the splendour of a good lightning show over the sea! We managed to get an hour to visit the Buderim Garden Festival. It was fabulous – the flowers and plants entered for competition was wide ranging. There were also some very knowledgeable people selling plants. We were delighted to see the garden photo competition entries and art inspired by gardens. We have made a note for 2016 already The Sunshine Coast Sky...
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October Newsletter 2015

Welcome to our  October Newsletter 2015 The super boats off-shore racing gave us a real dose of excitement in mid-September. We saw plenty of action from Northwind and our guests really enjoyed the sight of fast boats and helicopters. The Sunshine Castle at Bli Bli is a great place for families to explore. During school holidays and at time in between, you will Sir Justyn in residence. Sir Justyn is a fourteenth century knight who takes time out from the Crusades to educate 21st Century commoners about law and order, food, dance, weapons, games and pastimes and dress in the...
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September 2015 Newsletter – Spring Has Arrived

September 2015 Newsletter – Spring has arrived, and our wintering-over guests are back home. The Buderim Garden Club will celebrate spring with its annual Buderim Garden Festival on the 17th and 18th October, with the theme “Blooms”. Based at the Buderim War Memorial Hall, the festival comprises the Spring Flower Show, open gardens and a Quality Plant Market. Next to the hall is the Buderim Craft Cottage. The cottage houses the Atrium Gallery which will host Sculptured Garden – Artistic Conversations October 10th – 18th. Held annually since 1997, the exhibition is one of the largest on the Sunshine Coast...
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August Newsletter 2015 Pacific Pearl visit, community market, pizza and donuts

Newsletter August 2016 We have had a lovely time over the last month or so greeting many of our return guests. We judge the passage of time here by who is staying and when they leave. Pacific Pearl visit to Mooloolaba The Pacific Pearl cruised into Mooloolaba and had the good sense to moor just in front of Northwind so our guests had a great view of all the comings and goings during the day. The Wharf Community Market The Wharf Community Market on the Wharf each Friday afternoon has been revitalized, with more stalls and with more of the Wharf shops staying...
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October newsletter

October newsletter 2014 September has been  very busy here at Northwind. A shelter has been built over the BBQ and outdoor tables and is proving a hit with holiday makers. No more dealing with pesky umbrellas!  We also had the last of the old archway removed from the main entry and a new sign put in place at the front. The sign has caused some discussion as it is markedly different from other signage around town. Manager Andrew had a wonderful experience when he went out with the Sunreef team to swim with the whales. The group of whales they...
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September Newsletter

Northwind Apartments September Newsletter 2014. Spring is here! We had such  a busy August with the exterior of Northwind being painted and the sail structures over the windows being removed. The abseilers had a big job removing the sails, repairing render and then painting, while the two ‘earth-bound’ painters dealt to the balconies and block walls around the perimeter. The building really looks very smart and revitalized. We have kept the same colours, so our familiar white, grey and purple still stand out as you go along Mooloolaba Esplanade. Mooloolaba has some unique dining experiences to offer visitors. One of...
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August Newsletter

August newsletter 2014. July has brought us some fabulous days with clear skies and gentle breezes; just right for sitting on our balconies and watching the world go by. Some of our guests have been lucky enough to see whales close to the shore from their apartments. Early in July Sunreef Scuba Diving Services introduced a new experience – Swimming with Whales! Dan Hart is the staff member who has introduced this to Sunshine Coast visitors. He told us that the only other place where people can swim with whales is Tonga. Sunreef is offering two trips a day, each...
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July Newsletter

July newsletter 2014 June brought a mixed bag of weather here in Mooloolaba and those of us who have acclimatized were moaning about the cold! We really do have to toughen up! The whales are back and are really putting on a show for those on whale watching cruises, the Sail Mooloolaba regatta has had a variety of events in the bay and on the canals and the Mooloolaba Bowls Club has hosted many tournaments as part of the Sunshine Coast Bowls Bonanza. Northwind was the sponsor of the Mooloolaba Mixed Pairs. Teams from Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Brisbane and Wanganui (NZ)...
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Changes at Northwind Beachfront Apartments.

We have had major changes at Northwind Beachfront Apartments. On Monday 28th April, 2014 the team from Thunderbird Demolition arrived before sunrise to remove the arch at the front of Northwind Beachfront apartments . The acrylic sheeting had been badly damaged with hail in November. Inspection of the structure showed sever corrosion as a result of being exposed to the constant se air and it was not safe to replace the sheeting, so it had to be taken away. Repairs were uneconomic so it was good-bye arch. The arch and its iconic wave shape had been a feature of the Mooloolaba Esplanade...
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