News

Spend your dollars locally

Barry Leddicoat

A GIANT plasma TV, iPad, iPod shuffles and stylish Gucci sunglasses are all up for grabs when you shop local this Christmas.

The Range News and Maleny Commerce have joined forces to sponsor the four-week Santa Promotion.

With Christmas just around the corner, Maleny Commerce president Nathan Arrowsmith said it was important to keep holiday spending local.

"Anything that helps our local businesses at the moment is very welcome," Mr Arrowsmith said.

"A strong local economy benefits everyone in the region."

Maleny Bi-Rite Electrical owner Pat Kuijpers has generously donated a 50-inch plasma HD smart TV to the promotion and said without the support of the residents, local businesses would die.

"People need to support their town or it will be full of empty shops," Mr Kuijpers said.

"People can save time, save petrol, save money, shop local."

Mr Kuijpers said big players could often dictate the market making it extremely hard for small businesses to compete.

In the November 29 issue of The Range News all the participating Maleny businesses will be listed.

To win, all you have to do is shop at participating stores between Thursday, November 29, and Thursday, December 20, and fill out an entry form.

The Range News media manager Jamie Courtney said the town's future depended on the continued support of local businesses.

"We have an incredible group of generous businesses here in this town and they truly understand the Christmas spirit of giving and sharing," Mr Courtney said.

"People have more choice nowadays but it's important to consider the vitality of doing most of their Christmas shopping locally.

"We are delighted to be heavily involved in this promotion and it's a privilege to give something back to our readers who are shoppers and give them a chance to shout about this Christmas."

Maleny Bi-Rite Electrical, Concept IT, Maleny Optical, Maleny Supa IGA and Maleny Hotel have all donated prizes.

The chamber helped produce posters and entry forms and Maleny Newsagency is set to provide the town banner to give the promotion additional exposure.

The main draw is at Maleny Bi-Rite Electrical on Thursday, December 20.


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Is it you, Migaloo?

Migaloo is predicted to cruise into Sunshine Coast waters tomorrow.

Confusion and debate erupts as to whether white whale is Migaloo

Spot Migaloo the white whale on the Sunshine Coast soon

Get the binoculars at the ready.

Thursday is the day Migaloo is expected to pass by

The billionaire who holds a golf club’s fate in his hands

Malaysian businessman Seng Huang Lee.

The future of golf in Peregian Springs hangs in the balance

Latest deals and offers

Simply stunning contemporary beach home

PERCHED high on Grandview Drive at the end of a private cul-de-sac, this stunning home features floor-to-ceiling glass that opens up views to Moreton Island

Is it you, Migaloo?

Migaloo is predicted to cruise into Sunshine Coast waters tomorrow.

Confusion and debate erupts as to whether white whale is Migaloo

Spot Migaloo the white whale on the Sunshine Coast soon

Get the binoculars at the ready.

Thursday is the day Migaloo is expected to pass by

The billionaire who holds a golf club’s fate in his hands

Malaysian businessman Seng Huang Lee.

The future of golf in Peregian Springs hangs in the balance

Grieving student honours late teacher who helped her to read

Flowers lay in front of the home where Coolum State School teacher Kylie Allen was fatally injured in a house fire.

Police confirm victim as Coolum State School teacher Kylie Allen

#SaveMarinaJoyce: How ISIS theory took over youtube channel

One young Youtuber accidentally gave rise to a conspiracy theory

Talking whiskey with Jack Daniel’s master distiller

It all comes down to the distillery

SIXTY MILES AHEAD sign with Eclipse Records, prepare new album 'Insanity'

Sixty Miles Ahead sign with Eclipse. Photo Contributed

Sixty Miles Ahead to release new album on Eclipse

Thy Art Is Murder are killing it

See Thy Art is Murder on their killer tour happening right now. Photo Contributed

We talk with Thy Art is Murder about touring, babies, and new music

Date announced for Prince tribute concert

A Prince tribute concert will take place later this year

Matt Damon is taking a break from acting

Matt Damon is taking a break to spend time with his family

Queensland's $1 town goes under the hammer today

The township of Yelarbon is up for sale.

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles