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From the Editor

Michael McRae

It’s 2017 – a brand new year and the future is looking vibrant and exciting for Bundaberg and the nearby region. The HMAS Tobruk was welcomed by thousands as it arrived at Port Bundaberg, to be prepared to be sunk off the coast between Bundaberg and Hervey Bay. It’s expected that this latest dive site will attract even more tourism to our region, create 50 intitial jobs during the Tobruk’s preparation process and make international headlines when it’s sunk. Our own ever popular, long running and widely read tourist information magazine, The Bundy Book will be out in March with its 20,000 circulation (the largest in Bundaberg) and available in various prominent locations throughout the Wide Bay, North Burnett and Hervey Bay. Our industries and farms are going strong with Walkers (world leaders in engineering and sugar cane technology) and Cross Family Farms featured in this edition of Bundy Local Book, along with the Council’s massive Multiplex project. From now until March the Turtle Season draws thousands of visitors with the awesome Turtle Experience as they flock to Mon Repos beach each year to witness the turtles return to their favourite nesting place – with the tiny hatchlings emerging in January/ February.

How much do you know about Bundaberg? Test your knowledge on page 27, answer the questions and you may win a fantastic prize – 3 nights accommodation at Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island (pictured above), plus a whale watching tour on the Quick Cat II. Bundy’s young people continue to achieve in their chosen sporting, academic or cultural activities and with our near perfect climate and proximity to beautiful beaches – Bundy continues to be a brilliant place to call home.

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Rebecca Greiner, former St Luke’s School Captain was one of two 17 years olds, the youngest in the U21 team who scored 3rd Place Bronze in the Junior World Cup in Santiago, Chile. 16 countries took part including South Africa, Korea, US, England, Spain with Argentina in 1st place.

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In this edition we catch up with Lachlan Smart , youngest pilot to fly solo around the world when he paid tribute to another famous aviator, Bundy born Bert Hinkler at the Hinkler Hall Of Aviation in our Botanic Gardens.

She also played U23 for Australia against England and the Netherlands last year, and is about to begin tertiary studies in Brisbane and training with the Queensland Academy Of Sport.

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Following Hinkler’s flightpath Well, perhaps not exactly the same path, but last year, Lachlan Smart, 18, from the Sunshine Coast has smashed the record to become the youngest person to fly solo around the world. It was originally held by Matt Guthmiller from the US aged 19 years. The day before the last leg of his 45,000km journey (Bundaberg to the Sunshine Coast), he paid tribute to the world famous aviator who flew the route before him, Bert Hinkler, at the Hinkler Hall Of Aviation where Lachlan was guest speaker at a small gathering.

Bert would be proud of Lachlan’s record breaking flight. He said the highlight of his adventure was the departure from England flying out of the same airfield as his great-great grandfather in World War II and over the White Cliffs Of Dover.

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ABC’s facelift revitalises vibrant team by Sherry Barnes ABC Wide Bay Radio studios in Woongarra Street have undergone an extensive refit and refurbishment, the first in 10 years. A team of technology experts (from interstate and New Zealand) have installed brand new state-of-the-art equipment – consoles, mixing panels, desks and fittings in every studio plus rewiring the amazing equipment room. Chief of Staff, Scott Lamond who has worked all around Australia for ABC Local Radio, said all regional stations undergo 10 year upgrades. “We’re fortunate to have this superb team of techs, all experts in their field undertake the three month upgrade,” he said. “It’s made the every day studio broadcasting operations more reliable, sleek and streamlined – we can do so much more with it.” Australia All Over (literally) Since 2004 Scott has presented local, state and national programs – The Country Hour, Breakfast, Mornings, Grandstand, Saturday Night Country and has filled in for Macca on seven broadcasts of the hugely popular long running national program on Sunday mornings, Australia All Over. “On one occasion I’d already planned taking my family on a road trip so we ended up broadcasting from four different places – Bundy, Mackay, Canberra and Port Macquarie – with a different producer, different radio station each week – quite an experience.” Scott was heard recently on Australia All Over on January 1 and 8 and he’s also heading to Tamworth to record the national Saturday Night Country. “We have such a great team that especially with these new

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Getting their kicks on Route 66 by Sherry Barnes Glenn Hoffmann, Peter Thompson and Jeff Potter from Bundaberg, along with another five travellers recently completed the 4,600 kms along Route 66 – The Mother Road, from Chicago to Los Angeles. (Glenn and Jeff on Harleys, Peter in a Chevrolet V6). Their road trip adventure took in the colours, sights, sounds, people (and the occasional Great Wonder Of The World) of St Louis, Joplin Missouri, Oklahoma City, Amarillo (is this the way?) deep into the heart of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Las Vegas – and finishing up having a feed of prawns at Bubba Gump’s Shrimps on Santa Monica Pier. (run Forrest, run) It is said driving Route 66, takes you into a bygone era of America. “It’s more than nostalgia,’57 Chevys and James Dean” said Michael Wallis, author of Route 66: The Mother Road. A major highlight for both Peter and Glenn was the helicopter trip over the Grand Canyon. “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing, it blew me away. I thought the Taj Mahal was the greatest wonder of the world I’d seen, but the Grand Canyon surpassed even that,” said Peter. “Indescribable” agreed Glenn. ‘I’d been on some excellent chopper rides including round New York’s Statue Of Liberty but this one was just amazing – and with perfect flying conditions.” “And seeing the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial was a deeply moving experience.” An empty chair for each of the 168 victims (19 small ones represent the children) are positioned in rows on the sloping lawn leading down to the tranquil Reflecting Pool. The

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Survivor Tree, an American Elm that withstood the force of the disaster remains as a living symbol of resilience. “Only 85% of the actual Route 66 is navigable so we were fortunate our tour guide knew what to see and where to go off the main route along the way,” said Glenn. “Craft beers, breweries, pubs, more of that unique, Mid-West culture than tourists usually see – they’re really into craft beers over there,” said Peter. If you saw the movie Guilt Trip with Barbra Streisand you’d recall her steak-eating contest scene in Texas. Eat your way through a 72 ounce steak, and get it free, plus the trimmings of baked potato, shrimp cocktail, salad and roll. Neither of our intrepid travellers took up the challenge. “I was flat out making it through a 20 ounce Porterhouse ”, said Glenn.

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Education Choices

College built on strong academic and Biblical foundations At Bundaberg Christian College the educational journey for each child is unique. Catering for children from 15 months to Kindergarten at the Chrysalis Early Learning Centre, and then from Prep to Year 12, the college of just under 650 students is built on strong academic and Biblical foundations and supported with an effective Pastoral Care program. The high academic standards and character of the students are reflected in their successful entry into tertiary and further education, and employment. It is a privilege to be part of a school which seeks to shape the future in a powerful and positive way by seeking to engage the hearts and minds of the students. If you would like to know more about Bundaberg Christian College, please contact the Admissions Office on (07) 4132 5800 to arrange a personal tour, or visit our website (www.bcc.net.au). Alternatively, Bundaberg Christian College: Quality values-based education for students from Kindergarten to Year 12 at Bundaberg Christian College. email the Enrolments Officer at info@bcc.net.au.

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Grace College is a fully catered residential facility located at the University of Queensland. Undergraduate and postgraduate women studying in Brisbane have been proud to call Grace College their home-away-from-home since 1970. Auspiced by the Uniting and Presbyterian Churches, Grace College welcomes domestic and international students from all cultural and religious backgrounds who share the core values of community, collegiality and care. Grace College residents are in award programs across a wide variety of faculties from Business and Law to Medicine, Entertainment Industries, Biomedical Science, Physiotherapy and more. Grace College provides a full college experience for its residents: academic support through peersupport tutorials, all meals, weekly linen changes, a gym, plus access to the full suite of intercollegiate activities such as sport, drama, dance, choral, and social events. For more information, visit the website: www.grace.uq.edu.au or email us at graceadmin@grace. uq.edu.au.

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Family bistro, bar and coffee lounge. Specializes in steak and seafood. Choose from the John Dee Angus Beef. Fresh seafood.

Spotted Dog Tavern

217 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg. Ph: 4198 1044

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Gourmet pizzas all day. Coffee booth & snacks from 6.00am. Cafe open from 8.00am Lunch: 11am - 5pm / Dinner: 5pm - late www.spotteddogtavern.com.au

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Top Industries & Farms This is a special feature showcasing our leading industries and farms in the Bundaberg region.

The Multi-Purpose Sports and Community Centre (Stage 1) constructed on the site of the old Showgrounds is delivering a community asset at a cost of $14.5 million.

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Multi-Purpose Sports and Community Centre

The Multi-purpose Sports and Community Centre (Stage 1) constructed on the site of the old Showgrounds is delivering a community facility that appropriately mirrors the standing the Bundaberg Region enjoys as one of the most progressive centres in regional Queensland.

The Centre was born out of a requirement for Council to sell the existing PCYC premises which were located at Barber Park next to Bundaberg State High School.

Mayor Jack Dempsey said the $14.5 million first stage is in keeping with the vision of Bundaberg Regional Council in providing community infrastructure that improves the liveability of the region while providing infrastructure that promotes economic growth.

Mayor Dempsey said the Multi-purpose facility would cater to the community needs currently served by the PCYC and also the function activities currently the domain of the Civic Centre.

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The State Government required the ground and building to cater to the inclusion of Year 7 students into the secondary school tier and approached Council in 2012 to accommodate this request.

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FEATURE “In 2013 we had the unwelcome outcome where people requiring emergency assistance were housed at a number of locations across Bundaberg. This new facility will be able to cater to in excess of 1000 people in the event of an emergency.” The home for the PCYC is an essential component of the building and the prime cause for its construction said Cr Dempsey. “The PCYC have an exemplary reputation across the State in delivering a broad range of programs that include sports activities, youth programs and before and after school care programs. The PCYC has a pivotal role to play in delivering programs that provide health and physical exercise benefits to a broad range of participants. “As the site was the spiritual home of the Bundaberg Show it required lengthy negotiations for Council and the Show Society to formalise arrangements for the Show to move to its new site at the Recreation Precinct opposite the airport. Cr Dempsey said there were also other entities that used the old showgrounds as home for their club activities and these all had to be considered in the future long term use of the grounds. Development Construction Pty Ltd (DEVCON) offers a diverse and hands on service in all earthmoving and road construction sectors including Agricultural, Residential and Commercial developments. Managing Director, Andrew Santalucia has over 20 years of experience in construction which enables Development Construction to offer outstanding service to all clients. Based in Bundaberg, Development Construction caters for a diverse range of civil, bulk earthmoving, and land development services. The DEVCON team can also supply equipment for general plant hire or can be contracted to construct major complex projects. We have the equipment, experience and commitment at our disposal to tackle any challenge, and we are there to help.

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“Happily, clubs and organisations have been appropriately accommodated and the available land, in addition to being home to the new Multi-purpose Sports and Community Centre will also cater to future business and residential development.” A sod turning ceremony involving Bundaberg Regional Council and Member for Bundaberg Leanne Donaldson took place on the Centre site on February 5th, 2016 with construction commencing three days later. The State Government contributed $5 million towards the 14.5 million project. The successful tenderer for the project was Oasis Construction with local contractors and sub-contractors sourced to ensure a significant amount of the project cost supported local business. Cr Dempsey said local tradesmen and contractors supplied a significant amount of the construction material including civil works; concrete supply and labour; reinforcement supply; metal work; roofing works; joinery; painting; plumbing; and electrical works.

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Sporting Facilities

“As well as incorporating community meeting rooms and canteen facilities, the centre will include a three court sports precinct, gymnastics hall and areas for exercise and group fitness. These facilities will help to increase physical activity, improve health outcomes and promote community participation in regional events.” BUNDY Local Book


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One of the meeting rooms. Cr Dempsey said he was excited by the opportunities the new centre will create. At last we have a facility that will be able to appropriately cater to large seminars and conventions as well as local weddings and community functions in spacious air conditioned comfort. “The sporting facilities will also ensure the Bundaberg Region maintains its reputation as a sporting mecca boasting some of the most modern, best equipped sporting venues in the State.”

Murchie Constructions undertakes Stage 2 Local business Murchie Constructions Pty Ltd will undertake construction of Stage 2 of the Multiplex with the contract worth more than $11 million. Mayor Jack Dempsey said it is expected to provide work worth approximately $7 million to local sub-contractors. “They will be required for plumbing, landscaping and painting, electrical work among other trade-related areas.” Stage Two will consist of the civic hall, stage and green rooms, entry foyer, commercial kitchen, function rooms, landscaping and plant rooms. Work will begin in February through to October. Funding for the project is from both State and Federal Governments to the value of $10 million, reducing the financial costs for council and ratepayers.

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This is a special feature showcasing our leading industries and farms in the Bundaberg region.

WALKERS: World leaders in cane sugar technology

Bundaberg Walkers’ vast range of engineering expertise is testament to 260 years of combined industry know-how – gained from Bundaberg Foundry’s 120 years experience, and over 145 from the Walkers Sugar Business after the companies combined in 2003. The original Foundry was established in 1888 with today’s business a dynamic organisation servicing the needs of sugar, power generation, mining, marine and general engineering industries in both domestic and international markets.

“We delivered a cane crushing mill to Mexico, the first of four to be dispatched in two week Enio Troiani. increments,” he said. A mechanical engineer, Enio has had 20 years working in the sugar industry, beginning his career at Fairymead Sugar. “I then spent three years as Engineering Manager at Bundaberg Walkers until 2006 when I left for Indonesia.”

Overseas Projects

With heavy and light fabrication, foundry and machining workshops onsite, Walkers offer manufacturing versatility and embrace the cutting edge of design, material handling and welding technology. Engineering manager, Phill Cullum said it was only in the late 80s early 90s that the first Computer Aided Design software emerged, beginning in 2D. “Since then programs have become increasingly sophisticated with modelling done in 3D and using these models to produce 2D drawings for the workshop.”

Offshore work is a mainstay of the business, with Bundaberg Walkers servicing Asia, Africa, South and Central America, USA, Fiji and PNG, supplying milling and crushing units and other equipment, from the factory in Gavin Street North Bundaberg. General Manager Enio Troiani who spent nine years working in Indonesia’s sugar industry attended a conference in Mexico last August.

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Substantial capital funds were invested in upgrading plant equipment to increase the capacity of Millaquin Bingera Mill. and Bingera. The recently completed $40 million Millaquin project was installed over four years and included a new cane receival system, electrification of the milling train and installation of a new BHEM Mill, upgrades of Pan and Centrifugal Stations, and numerous other additions. The Bingera Mill upgrade incorporates replacement of evaporators and vacuum pan pressure vessels, plus updating a number of large tanks and other equipment. “These large and diverse projects help to retain highly skilled staff and demonstrate the innovation and technology available locally,” said Project Engineer, Paul Delley. BUNDY Local Book


Cross Family Farms Grumpy Gourmet Tomatoes, Cranky Capsicums, Grouchy Grape and Cheeky Cherry Tomatoes. No it’s not a cast of crazy cartoon characters – they’re the clever names an imaginative agent gave to the superior produce from Cross Family Farms. (Cross – get it?).

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We are proud to support fruit and vegetable growers in the Bundaberg region Wholesale fruit and vegetable merchants at Brisbane markets, specialising in: • Zucchini • Sweet Potatoes • Tomatoes • Ginger • Rockmelon

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Cross Family Farms

Smiles all round at Cross Family Farms

Sunfam has been your local bloke in the Bundaberg area for the past 30 years. We are a family company with family values and support the community in local sporting groups like Junior Rugby Union, Netball, Go Karting, AFL Bundaberg, just to name a few. During this time we have been supplying pumps, irrigation equipment, farm chemicals and fertilisers to farmers, plumbers, landscapers, builders and to home gardeners. We have accredited staff that can design and manufacture solutions for your needs, for domestic and agricultural applications, whether it is an irrigation system for a small back yard, multiple pump units for an irrigator or a 50,000 tree orchard with a fully automated irrigation system, we have the solution for your needs.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish Trevor and Wendy the continued success they have enjoyed for the past 25 years in developing their family business to become one of the leading suppliers of horticultural produce in the Bundaberg region and we look forward to continuing our partnership with them into the future.

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Share-farming since leaving school, Trevor Cross bought his own (Home Farm on Hills Road) aged just 21 where he and wife Wendy lived in a shed for five years while their house was built. The hard-working, enterprising couple formed a private company in 2008 which generates $12.1 million per annum. Cross Family Farms is now in the top 5% of companies in the farming industry. “And it’s a tough industry” said Trevor who attributes their amazing success to consistent hard work and dedicated loyal staff, now numbering 350. Wendy is in charge of the huge packing shed with smiling backpackers and other sponsored workers who deftly handle cartons of deliciously red luscious chillies, capsicums and tomatoes – not forgetting the rest of Trevor’s crops – zucchinis, peas (snow, sugar snap, garden) beans (green, berlotti) sweet corn, watermelon, pumpkin, sugar cane, and the bees for their pollination and sweet honey. Son Dylan began work on the family farm upon leaving high school with brother Codie set to do the same; daughter Sophie is studying film and media at university and sister Kasey is still at school

Syngenta Growth Awards recognition Trevor and Wendy received special recognition in the prestigious agricultural 2016 Syngenta Awards which selected 57 nominees from areas as diverse as Carnarvon in WA to Katikati in New Zealand. Described by Syngenta as “one of the most hard working and humble couples in the business” they were nominated in the Sustainability category for their dedication to maintaining the environment in which they work. “Their farm practices revolve around soil conservation, water management, resistance management and IPM where it fits. Trevor is a strong advocate for mulching green crops, manures and organic fertilizers to build up soil composition.” “Nominations from agriculture professionals in all the categories were of extremely high calibre – all working to improve not only their own businesses but the industry as a whole,” said Paul Luxton, head of Syngenta Australasia. “With such strong competition in an excellent field of regional winners, the judging panel selected Cross Family Farms to receive a special mention for their work in sustainability.”

BUNDABERG REFRIGERATED TRANSPORT is a proudly locally owned and operated transport company specialising in the movement of produce from the farms in the Bundaberg area and surrounds, to all states, markets and distribution centres across Australia and have been proudly freighting for Cross Family Farms for the past ten years. We employ an average of 80 staff and have contributed to the local economy in a variety of ways since our small beginnings. Please contact our We have recently opened a new depot in Brisbane however Bundaberg will remain as our head office as we continue to expand, office on 4152 8444 allowing us to better service our local farms. for a quote or further We would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their support in the past, present and future. information.

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Cross Family Farms Donors to Foodbank and Meals On Wheels

Cross Family Farms contributed over $1 million last financial year in donations of fresh produce to Foodbank, where over 2,500 charities, church organisations and 1,500 schools across Australia distribute surplus food to adults and children in the form of prepared meals, food hampers and emergency parcels. Food collected by Foodbank provides an average of 166,000 meals a day..

Hunger In The Classroom

Trevor and Wendy are very aware and speak with sincere compassion of the huge numbers of homeless and hungry, especially children. Foodbank’s survey of teachers across Australia found that three students per classroom arrive hungry in the morning, the issue much worse in regional and rural areas. Cross Family Farms are also regular donors to Meals On Wheels.

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We’re getting married!

Your mother’s in tears, your dad’s popped out to buy champers, your sister’s already surfing the net looking at dresses, the dog’s barking, the house is in an uproar and you? Well you’ve just told them the new so you’re far above all the fuss, floating on air. (well, aren’t you?) When you come down to earth there’ll be a few things requiring your attention. You’re about to enter one of the most exciting, busy, rewarding, stressful times of your life. Not only do you have to source a range of service providers while remaining true to your budget you have to consider your pre-wedding beauty, health and fitness program, book hairstyle appointments, find a gown, arrange fitting, select shoes and the list goes on! You want your day to be perfect, romantic and beautiful that you and your guests will remember for years to come. So while you’re in that glorious dreamy “We’re getting married” phase there’s some tasks you need to tackle once your feet have touched earth again.

Photo by Nina Maree ninamaree.com Natasha McCullough and David Fulton after their marriage at the Heritage Christian Centre in November. Natasha is the daughter of Rick and Diane and Linda and Andrew are David’s parents. Happy couple found sunshine in Bali for their honeymoon.

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There’s not just one right way to creatively express your love and celebrate your marriage. Finding your own way can be the most rewarding thing about wedding planning – and the most challenging. You want to hang onto the joy and fulfilment you felt when first engaged without having it turn into relentless worry and stress about wedding planning. Here’s some simple steps to stress-free wedding planning (assuming of course you’re doing it yourself and not hiring a wedding planner – but that’s another story) • Share with your partner your expectations of what it means to have a wedding. Talk about the people and traditions you want to include and things you’re looking forward to. • Make a top 10 list of what each of you considers most important about the day. • Decide on the date and when and how you want to announce your engagement – at a family event, hosting a party, in the newspaper or on social media. • Have fun! Use your love and imagination to find new ways to work together. Remember: the partnering skills you learn while planning your wedding will be something you’ll need as you share your lives together. Tell both parents at the same time and before anyone else. Hearing the big news directly from you will be important to them. Share the news with family, close friends, and acquaintances – in that order. Give your wedding the weight it deserves without getting weighed down by it. BUNDY Local Book


The Great Outdoors

Moore Park Beach was chosen by Whitney and Jeremy Clay for their September wedding. Lee-Ann Wilson Photography

Who’ll catch the bouquet? So many blooms, so many colour combinations. Your florist will know what’s possible and what isn’t. Provide information on theme, style, colour scheme, venue and budget. Consider all floral aspects of your day – the wedding party, the church, the reception, table decorations and centre pieces – what sort of look and feel do you want? Look at magazines and internet and show your florist; don’t get stuck on a particular colour scheme, consider new ideas, be bold and remember you want guests to be awestruck at the visual effect and remember your wedding day as particularly beautiful to look at. Use Contrasting Colours – if you’ve chosen a dominant colour in your theme, talk to your florist about what contrasting colour might be incorporated in your bridesmaids’ bouquets for a really striking ensemble effect. Posy or round/nosegay – a sweet classic look and look especially good with knee length retro gowns but can suit all kinds. Sheath – is an elongated elegant arrangement looking chic with sleek gowns. Cascade – also known as shower or waterfall is large at the top and tapering in – great with formal or dramatic ball gowns with full skirt – think Princess Diana. Of course you can experiment with your own arrangement – greenery, tulle, feathers, pearls, crystals are able to be used for something uniquely yours.

Your ceremony can be held just about anywhere – the beach, a river bank, in a park, vineyard, garden or on the sparkling waters of a harbour for an unforgettable wedding cruise. Be creative with the location and choose somewhere beautiful and meaningful to you both. Consider the romance of a beautiful country garden, orchard or vineyard, or botanical garden. Planning any outdoor wedding means a few logistics to consider. It must be easy to access especially if very young children or older relatives among the guests. Discuss your plans with the celebrant as well as photographer, videographer and musicians who may need to make special arrangements. Is there adequate parking within walking distance? If not you may arrange for guests to gather somewhere nearby and hire a bus to transport them to and from the wedding. This could add a fun” mystery tour” element to the day. If it’s a public place you may need to get permission from relevant authorities. Give guests advice on suitable dress and footwear if it involves clambering over rocks or walking on sandy beaches. Having a marquee? This is a flexible creative option, erected just about anywhere and decorated however you choose. You may need to hire a fully equipped caterer’s tent or generator and have access to fresh water. Discuss all this with the caterers. While an outdoor wedding can be wonderfully romantic and relaxed, choose an alternative indoor venue as back up in case of bad weather.

Secret bridesmaids’ business And you thought choosing your gown was a monumental achievement! Now you have to work on making your girlfriends happy. It’s usual for them to pay for their outfits so discuss their budget with them. If you have your heart set on dresses that are divine but over the top price-wise, you might consider helping out with payment. Your bridesmaids’ outfits should complement yours in every way. However if you want to remain best buddies afterwards don’t turn them into fashion victims. They are likely to have different body shapes and one style that’s trendy in one colour may not suit them all. Better opt for a simple elegant design. This adds value because they can wear them again. Former rules for bridesmaids seem to be irrelevant these days with some brides having their attendants dressed in a rainbow of different colours – whatever suits each girl best. This looks quite lovely too – after all, each bridesmaid is special in your life for an individual reason, so why not her dress?

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Surf Life Saving Club’s amazing upgrade Lyn Cremer is Bundaberg SLSC first female President, also first female Life Member in 95 years; and she is delighted with the recent enhancement of the Neilson Park Clubhouse. “Its just about doubled the size, providing new training rooms, storage for rescue equipment, modern first-aid facility, lookout viewing room, while not taking up any increase in our footprint on the beachfront,” said Lyn. Old Club buildings were demolished to allow for the spacious, user-friendly and well designed spaces, better equipping members (including the enthusiastic Nippers) to provide their vital rescue

operations and vigilance. In its prime location overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the new spacious balcony makes the most of the view and balmy sea breezes, along with that of the restaurant and bar area now available for lease. Expressions of interest have been called for restaurateurs who want to follow their dream in this most desirable position. Club members raised $500,000 towards funding of the amazing new facilities along with $400,000 from Australian Government, and $115,000 from the State Government.

What’s on at the Moncrieff? Oh What A Night! February 21 A musical tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. This exciting revue was written by Independent Motown producer George Solomon and here’s some of the many hits you’ll enjoy from the dynamic songbook of those boys from Jersey – Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man – you remember them all. Oh What A Night it’ll be. Peace Train – A tribute to Cat Stevens March 11 Darren Coggan celebrates 50 years of

Cat Stevens. Think back to 1967, it’s the era of angry young men with writers, singers and actors changing the way society looked at youth. A fresh new artist, Cat Stevens joined in with unforgettable hits such as Morning Has Broken, Another Saturday Night, and of course Peace Train.

www.moncrieff-bundaberg.com.au phone 41 30 4100 Damien Leith: Roy - “Hall of Fame”, March 18 After a sold-out tour of this tribute to Roy Orbison in metro centres last year, Damien Leith revisits the music of his idol for a special Hall Of Fame Tour. When the ROY show toured the capitals, he always planned to take it on the road to regional centres. His album Roy – A Tribute To Roy Orbison stayed in the ARIA Top 20 chart for 22 weeks and sold multi-platinum.

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Our Seniors Useful phone numbers Bundaberg Regional Council Bourbong Street and Hughes Road Bargara Phone 1300 883 699. www.bundaberg.qld.gov.au Bundaberg Base Hospital Bourbong Street, phone 41 50 2222

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Dial a Home Doctor Phone 13 5566. Monday to Friday 6pm to 8am; Saturdays from 12 noon and 24 hours on Sunday and public holidays. (bulk billed)

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Diabetes Management The Diabetes Education Outreach Service is a locally owned is all about Self business run by Pat A Bell, a registered nurse, credentialed diabetes educator, Management. who has been working in diabetes education for over 20 years. Pat’s expertise extends to many local and regional GPs who have welcomed her into their practice. This service includes education for all aspects of diabetes.

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Pets play an important role

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Some older people can be at risk of social isolation, no longer employed, friends have died they may have money worries and health may restrict their activities. Feelings of loneliness can grow stronger and pet ownership provides much-needed companionship. Elderly pet owners state companionship as the most important factor in having a pet. Plans for the day or even a week, centre around rituals with their pets, and for some they are their only close friends. Dog-walking owners speak regularly to passers-by about the dogs and also speak directly to the other dogs. Cats and other pets provide a topic of conversation and it isn’t only companionship they provide. Retiring from work can leave elderly people with the absence of a role in life. Pets provide that role, motivating the person to keep a routine or simply get up in the morning. People are never too old to play with their pets and the majority of older people do so regularly. BUNDY Local Book


TOM’S BACKYARD Tom Wyatt is a household name around much of Queensland. He has been giving practical advice on gardening to thousands of Queenslanders on ABC Radio for 35 years and he has been instrumental in creating the Botanical Gardens in Rockhampton. Tom Wyatt can help you with all your gardening needs.

Aussie Mangoes Mean Summer The Mango is rapidly becoming one of the most extensively grown fruit in the suburban development. The Mango has its origins from the Indian sub-continent where it has been growing for 600 years. The biggest commercial producer is India with some 8.4 million tonnes produced yearly. Home gardeners are now planting a Mango tree in the backyard so that this delicious fruit is part of the Christmas feast.

Well drained soil

Above: Bowen’s famous Big Mango the biggest mango in the world. The 10 metre high sculpture is located adjacent to the Bowen Visitor information Centre.

1. Mangoes will grow in most soils but for better fruit production a well-drained soil rich in decomposing organic matter will give you the best result. When preparing the site cover the site up to 1 metre square with decomposed organic matter to a depth of 200mm. Apply Gypsum four clenched handfuls per square metre. This will improve soil texture and provide calcium over a regular period. 2. Mix two parts of Blood and Bone, one part Sulphate of Potash, one part of Super Phosphate and one part Magnesium Sulphate. Apply to the site at the rate of one clenched handful per square metre. 3. Using a garden fork thoroughly turnover the planting site two or three times to the depth of the garden fork. Do not bring foreign soil or potting mix to the site. Keep adding decomposed organic material and apply Gypsum when adding more compost.

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Before planting the Mango tree or taking the plant out of the planter bag or pot, soak the plant totally, immersing the pot in water and leave overnight. Next morning stand the pot or bag so that the potting mix can drain away excessive water. The reason for doing this is to ensure the potting mix is thoroughly wet. Today modern potting mixes are made of pine bark and once they dry they are difficult to rewet. Many gardeners have been frustrated as they plant a tree without soaking the pots and hence the tree dies. It is most difficult to rewet the root ball in the soil. Do not place any fertiliser or compost in the bottom of the hole as this generates methane gas and will kill the tree. Once planted, thoroughly saturate the site with water to ensure the whole planting site of one square metre is thoroughly wet. Apply water in winter once every month thoroughly wetting the area. In summer thoroughly wet the planting site every 10 days.

Fruiting

Seedling Mango trees once they have reached maturity in 5 – 6 years will flower June, July and August. Grafted varieties of Kensington mangoes will flower in 2 – 3 years and flower June, July and August. Flowers are very susceptible to the fungus ANTHRACNOSE, should it rain or heavy dews form will spread the fungus and destroy the flowers and no fruit will set. Before flowers appear in May, spray your tree with the following fungicide: • Copper Oxychloride – 30 grams • Mancozeb Plus – 30 grams • Agricultural Wetting Agent (Chemspred) – 30 mls Mix in 5 litres of water and spray the tree three (3) times seven days apart. Apply also under the canopy spread of the tree. When flowers appear do not spray with a copper based fungicide as this will destroy the flowers. Only use a Sulphur based spray like Mancozeb. When flowers set the fruit (pea sized) start a spraying programme until fruit are half grown. The spraying programme recommended is: • Copper Oxychloride – 30 grams • Mancozeb Plus – 30 grams • Agricultural Wetting Agent (Chemspred) – 30 mls Mix in 5 litres of water and spray every month until fruit are half grown. The fruit will mature late November to December.

Pruning

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Remove dead wood and any growth growing inwards in the canopy. To maintain to a suitable height prune the crown back by one third (1/3rd) in February as the weather cools. Mangoes are best eaten fresh, maybe messy but the only way to enjoy the flavours of the fruit. Other means is to preserve by freezing the slices or by boiling and freezing. No doubt many of us will have a favourite recipe. I hope this article will improve your crops in the future. TOM WYATT For all your gardening questions tune into ABC Local Radio every Friday at 10am and call Tom on 1300 837 222. BUNDY Local Book


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Turn back the clock on our beaches

Bargara – its beginnings Bargara was originally known as Sandhills, an acknowledgement of the unstable coastal sand formations that were the subject of land development in the late 1880s. One early resident found his holiday house alternately had sand drifts banked up against it or denuded foundations. Stabilisation was achieved by planting marum grass in the 1920s. The Sloping Hummock, a remnant volcanic formation named by Matthew Flinders in 1802, hosts the geologically rare cinder cone and provides fertile land for sugar cane. Augustus Barton, a semiretired grazier, took an interest in sugar farming and built his Mon Repos homestead c1884, using scoria stones from the Hummock to build walls. The finest surviving example of the stone walls, constructed

using South Sea Islander Kanakas is behind Mon Repos beach and listed on the Queensland heritage register. (The Mon Repos sugar plantation became the Qunaba refinery in 1900 when it was taken over the Queensland National Bank, hence 'Qunaba'). The Sandhills land development coincided with a similar venture at Burnett Heads with the promoter lobbying for a railway. As evidence of good intent a hotel was built at Sandhills, but the railway only ran a few kilometres from Bundaberg into the cane farms. A railway to Sandhills did not eventuate until 1913, when the quiet seaside village (hotel, school and a few buildings) was renamed by combining parts of the names of two local shires, BARolin and WoonGARRA. In time one 'r' was dropped, and the pronunciation shortened to 'B'garra'.

This was the Sandhills Hotel, believed to be located near where the Don Pancho resort is situated in Miller Street

Moore Park Beach – how it began

Known as Moore Park until 1999, it was named after the proprietor of Tantitha pastoral station (1882) which was one of the two large properties which covered most of the local shire, Gooburrum. Mr Moore donated land to the shire for public purposes.

During the 1920s Moore Park was a popular fishing and seaside location, and the firm beaches were used for motorcycle racing. A

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surf life-saving club started in 1955. By the 1960s a population of over 100 was recorded and in 1969 a bowling club was established. The following year a progress association was formed. Holiday populations outnumbered residents, calling for a reticulated water supply (1977) and a sporting complex. During the 1990s the population more than doubled, and a State primary school opened in 2004.

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Visit Burnett Heads Lighthouse Erected at South Burnett Heads in 1873 it was operational for 99 years and stands as a lasting icon of the popular fishing and boating area. It’s open on the fourth Sunday of each month from 9am to 12 and you can also wend your way along the Burnett Heads Heritage Trail Walk taking you to many points of historic interest. Burnett Heads accommodation ranges from well appointed caravan parks to friendly bed and breakfast homes on the beachfront. There’s a multi lane boat ramp and no delays when taking to the water to explore either the coast or the river. Burnett Heads was known as Wallace Town after early European settlers with the first two hotels Lighthouse (1886) and Ocean Hotel (1889) both of which burned to the ground with only the Lighthouse rising from the ashes.

Woodgate Beach – way back when This peaceful seaside location so nearby was first named Ascot by Charles West, the proprietor of a coach service between Bundaberg and Maryborough. It was renamed Westgate, but changed to Woodgate after Thomas Wood, an early resident. Woodgate was a coastal watering place for residents of Childers, the surrounding Isis Shire and Bundaberg. There was a short-lived school until 1922 for half a dozen children, and an angling club was formed in 1936. Swimming enclosures were built and in 1939 joint action between the shire and Bundaberg led to the formation of the Woodgate Life Saving Club. Much of the landscape is flat to undulating wallum, and in 1948 the Woodgate State Forest was reserved and harvested until 1970. It was gazetted as a national park in 1974. Comprising 5500 ha, it adjoins the town and extends to the Burrum River inlet. Kangaroos occasionally reach large proportions in the town.

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Cool Neighbours For lovers of adventure and nature, Rainbow Beach is a hive of activity all year round. Located in the southern area of the Fraser Coast, Rainbow Beach features coloured sands, fishing, boating, surfing, camping and many other activities which can be enjoyed by families and backpackers alike.

Rainbow Beach activity all year round

Rainbow Beach, is a major entry point to the 41,000 hectare Cooloola Section of the Great Sandy National Park, which offers one of the great four-wheel drive excursions or great walks in Queensland. A short drive north from Rainbow is Inskip Point where there’s a ferry to take you and your car across to Fraser Island. Rainbow was originally recorded as Black Beach by the miners who extracted valuable mineral sands from the beach. According to the Kaby Dreaming, Yiningie, the spirit of the gods, often took the form of a rainbow. Yiningie was killed in a fight when he crashed into the cliffs and his spirit coloured the sands.

And…if you’re a fisherman One of Rainbow Beach’s great attractions is beach fishing with unlimited scope of nearly 100km of beach to choose from. Catching fish goes hand in hand with a great holiday and that’s where Rainbow Beach has it made. Beach fishing yields dart, whiting, flathead, bream and tailor. For the rock fishing enthusiast, there are some big catches to be had off Double Island Point such as mackerel and kingfish.

PARK STAY PLAY in the heart of Rainbow

Visitors can come and walk with the birds on the 400 metre Walking Trail stopping at Feeding Stations on the way. Plantation Resort, located in the heart of Rainbow Beach has luxury 1, 2 & 3 bedroom open plan apartments, all self-contained with private spa and BBQ. A perfect place to relax, with beautiful beachfront location and seasonally heated outdoor pool & spa.

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Enjoy a day trip to Childers

The only event to close the Bruce Highway is the annual Childers Festival & Multicultural Event – held on the last weekend of July – if you’re in the region next July, make sure to call in. The Backpackers Memorial in the Palace Memorial Building honours the memories of 15 young people tragically killed in a fire, the result of arson, in 2000. The restored building encompasses a glass memorial wall with portrait of each victim. The ground floor houses the Childers Art Gallery and Visitor Information Centre.

Baffle Creek for beauty and tranquility

Baffle Creek is a region of natural beauty, subtropical tranquillity, fascinating history and great opportunity, with vast pristine waterways, wetlands, coastline and coral reefs. With an abundance of native terrestrial, aquatic and marine life, you'll experience wildlife you many not even know exists. If fishing, boating or canoeing is your passion for adventure and discovery, the extensive estuary and tributaries of the Baffle Creek River System, Lake Monduran, beaches or Coral Reefs will satisfy your spirit for adventure. The Baffle Creek Catchment Area is a patchwork of national parks, conservation parks and state forests. The parks provide habitat of eucalypt forests, subtropical rainforest, dry rainforest and littoral rainforest for a great diversity of wildlife species. All these natural wonders can provide countless avenues to explore and enjoy a great holiday adventure.

A must on your Childers visit is the Flying High Bird Sanctuary, Australia’s largest free flight aviary where visitors can walk with the birds on the walking trail and see the birds up close at the feeding stations. The aviary has many varieties of exotic birds including parrots, finches and doves. Its situated at Apple Tree Creek and is open every day except Saturdays. The historic Pharmaceutical Museum is unique in Australia with original red cedar fittings, 1900 cash register, leatherbound script pads, ground glass bottles and amazing memorabilia. Indulge in delicious home-made treats at Mammino’s Gourmet Ice Cream at their factory in Lucketts Road while Snakes Downunder Reptile Park & Zoo also in Lucketts Road.

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Fishing

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We are spoilt for fishing What a great time of year to wet a line and with so many fishing options from Lake Monduran to Lady Musgrave available to us ….we are truly spoilt. Offshore the pelagic species like Spanish ,Spottie and Schoolie mackerel will be cruising our coastline as well as tuna, marlin and sail fish. You don’t need a huge game boat to catch small marlin and sailfish as they enter the sheltered waters of Hervey Bay on the inside of Fraser Island at this time of year, which makes them accessible to smaller boats. If chasing a feed of reef fish is more to your liking then our inshore reefs like the The Four Mile, Cochranes Artificial Reef, Ryan’s are well within reach to the small trailer boat angler. For those with larger boats the Southern Gutter, Lady Elliott and Lady Musgrave produce some great fish like coral trout, red emperor, sweetlip and hussar.

Tim Mulhall from Tackleworld Bundy with a great Coral Trout caught off Bundaberg.

Mangrove Jack are active

In our estuaries mangrove jack are very active with the warmer weather and can be caught on bait or lures. The best areas to target are around fallen snags, rock bars and over hanging mangroves. If using lures accurate casting is a must, as lures not landing close enough to the snag will be ignored. Jack will also hit live and dead baits that are being floated back into their territory; live mullet, prawns and fresh fish flesh are all great baits.

Catch a “muddie”

If you are heading down the creeks or rivers don’t forget to

take a few crab pots as mud crabs are also on the move during this time of the year. Fresh fish frames are one of the best baits and setting your pots at the mouth of a small creek or gutter running out of the mangroves is the best spot. Along the sand bars on incoming tide try for a few whiting, live yabbies and small fresh peeled prawns are great baits for these or try flicking small surface lures across the shallows for the bigger whiting. The East Coast Barramundi Closure is in force from midday the 1st of November till midday the 1st February so local barra anglers attention has turned to the Lake Monduran at which you can still fish for barra

Barra make big comeback

The barra in Monduran have made a big comeback from the huge floods 2010. This is thanks to the fantastic efforts of the local stocking group and other organisations that have worked hard to re stock Monduran to bring it back to the world class fishery that it was. Barra well over the metre mark are now being caught regularly, and is something that should be on every anglers bucket list. Trolling the deep water with deep running lures early morning and late afternoon is a good way to chase these beasts. If you prefer casting, try for some surface action amongst the lily pads and weed beds early in the morning with some plastic frog lures or prop baits. Shallow running hard body lures also work well using a slow rolling retrieve. Deep diving suspending or slow rising lures also work very well, cast them out, retrieve with a couple of quick twitches to get them down than pause and let them sit, then repeat the twitch action. Be aware that you may need a Stocked Impoundment Permit to fish in most of the lakes in Queensland and during the closure there are also bag limit changes to amount of barra you can keep. For more information on permits, these regulations and other fishing regulations Queensland visit the Fisheries website www.daff.gov.au/fisheries. This is one of the nicest times to be on the water around the Bundaberg Region and the fishing should be great over the next month so get out there, relax, explore and enjoy the great fishing our area has to offer. Send your fishing photo to Foxie at to Foxie at Send your fishing photo editorial@coastlinenews com.au editorial@coastlinenews com.au

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The Great Outdoors

Moore Park Beach was chosen by Whitney and Jeremy Clay for their September wedding. Lee-Ann Wilson Photography

Who’ll catch the bouquet? So many blooms, so many colour combinations. Your florist will know what’s possible and what isn’t. Provide information on theme, style, colour scheme, venue and budget. Consider all floral aspects of your day – the wedding party, the church, the reception, table decorations and centre pieces – what sort of look and feel do you want? Look at magazines and internet and show your florist; don’t get stuck on a particular colour scheme, consider new ideas, be bold and remember you want guests to be awestruck at the visual effect and remember your wedding day as particularly beautiful to look at. Use Contrasting Colours – if you’ve chosen a dominant colour in your theme, talk to your florist about what contrasting colour might be incorporated in your bridesmaids’ bouquets for a really striking ensemble effect. Posy or round/nosegay – a sweet classic look and look especially good with knee length retro gowns but can suit all kinds. Sheath – is an elongated elegant arrangement looking chic with sleek gowns. Cascade – also known as shower or waterfall is large at the top and tapering in – great with formal or dramatic ball gowns with full skirt – think Princess Diana. Of course you can experiment with your own arrangement – greenery, tulle, feathers, pearls, crystals are able to be used for something uniquely yours.

Your ceremony can be held just about anywhere – the beach, a river bank, in a park, vineyard, garden or on the sparkling waters of a harbour for an unforgettable wedding cruise. Be creative with the location and choose somewhere beautiful and meaningful to you both. Consider the romance of a beautiful country garden, orchard or vineyard, or botanical garden. Planning any outdoor wedding means a few logistics to consider. It must be easy to access especially if very young children or older relatives among the guests. Discuss your plans with the celebrant as well as photographer, videographer and musicians who may need to make special arrangements. Is there adequate parking within walking distance? If not you may arrange for guests to gather somewhere nearby and hire a bus to transport them to and from the wedding. This could add a fun” mystery tour” element to the day. If it’s a public place you may need to get permission from relevant authorities. Give guests advice on suitable dress and footwear if it involves clambering over rocks or walking on sandy beaches. Having a marquee? This is a flexible creative option, erected just about anywhere and decorated however you choose. You may need to hire a fully equipped caterer’s tent or generator and have access to fresh water. Discuss all this with the caterers. While an outdoor wedding can be wonderfully romantic and relaxed, choose an alternative indoor venue as back up in case of bad weather.

Secret bridesmaids’ business And you thought choosing your gown was a monumental achievement! Now you have to work on making your girlfriends happy. It’s usual for them to pay for their outfits so discuss their budget with them. If you have your heart set on dresses that are divine but over the top price-wise, you might consider helping out with payment. Your bridesmaids’ outfits should complement yours in every way. However if you want to remain best buddies afterwards don’t turn them into fashion victims. They are likely to have different body shapes and one style that’s trendy in one colour may not suit them all. Better opt for a simple elegant design. This adds value because they can wear them again. Former rules for bridesmaids seem to be irrelevant these days with some brides having their attendants dressed in a rainbow of different colours – whatever suits each girl best. This looks quite lovely too – after all, each bridesmaid is special in your life for an individual reason, so why not her dress?

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Surf Life Saving Club’s amazing upgrade Lyn Cremer is Bundaberg SLSC first female President, also first female Life Member in 95 years; and she is delighted with the recent enhancement of the Neilson Park Clubhouse. “Its just about doubled the size, providing new training rooms, storage for rescue equipment, modern first-aid facility, lookout viewing room, while not taking up any increase in our footprint on the beachfront,” said Lyn. Old Club buildings were demolished to allow for the spacious, user-friendly and well designed spaces, better equipping members (including the enthusiastic Nippers) to provide their vital rescue

operations and vigilance. In its prime location overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the new spacious balcony makes the most of the view and balmy sea breezes, along with that of the restaurant and bar area now available for lease. Expressions of interest have been called for restaurateurs who want to follow their dream in this most desirable position. Club members raised $500,000 towards funding of the amazing new facilities along with $400,000 from Australian Government, and $115,000 from the State Government.

What’s on at the Moncrieff? Oh What A Night! February 21 A musical tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. This exciting revue was written by Independent Motown producer George Solomon and here’s some of the many hits you’ll enjoy from the dynamic songbook of those boys from Jersey – Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man – you remember them all. Oh What A Night it’ll be. Peace Train – A tribute to Cat Stevens March 11 Darren Coggan celebrates 50 years of

Cat Stevens. Think back to 1967, it’s the era of angry young men with writers, singers and actors changing the way society looked at youth. A fresh new artist, Cat Stevens joined in with unforgettable hits such as Morning Has Broken, Another Saturday Night, and of course Peace Train.

www.moncrieff-bundaberg.com.au phone 41 30 4100 Damien Leith: Roy - “Hall of Fame”, March 18 After a sold-out tour of this tribute to Roy Orbison in metro centres last year, Damien Leith revisits the music of his idol for a special Hall Of Fame Tour. When the ROY show toured the capitals, he always planned to take it on the road to regional centres. His album Roy – A Tribute To Roy Orbison stayed in the ARIA Top 20 chart for 22 weeks and sold multi-platinum.

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Some older people can be at risk of social isolation, no longer employed, friends have died they may have money worries and health may restrict their activities. Feelings of loneliness can grow stronger and pet ownership provides much-needed companionship. Elderly pet owners state companionship as the most important factor in having a pet. Plans for the day or even a week, centre around rituals with their pets, and for some they are their only close friends. Dog-walking owners speak regularly to passers-by about the dogs and also speak directly to the other dogs. Cats and other pets provide a topic of conversation and it isn’t only companionship they provide. Retiring from work can leave elderly people with the absence of a role in life. Pets provide that role, motivating the person to keep a routine or simply get up in the morning. People are never too old to play with their pets and the majority of older people do so regularly. BUNDY Local Book


Let’s take a walk – Book Giveaway! We have copies of Melanie Ball’s terrific new book, Top Walks In Australia to give away. We have some great walks and treks right here in Queensland, but if you want to walk further afield (and Australia is mecca for bushwalkers) here is where you’ll find a walk for every weekend. Melanie, an experienced travel writer has hiked every track in this book for walkers of all experience. Included are some of Australia’s most famous, including the Larapinta Trail,

Overland Track plus some undiscovered gems. She’s walked widely through Australia and in overseas regions from Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego to Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains. The book features 52 walks which have been divided state by state for all different levels of experience. Enter via our website www.coastlinenews. com.au. Entries close Friday 3rd February and entry is free.

Bundaberg Arts Festival With entries from artists across the region, 'Artist in Residence' demonstrations, kids activities and artist workshops, the 2017 Bundaberg Arts Festival is one not to miss. The festival launches with Opening Night on 4th of March, and then opens to the public on the 5th through 11th of March, open from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. Entry is free. The festival is held at the Bundaberg Civic Centre, Bourbong St. Centrally located, there are public car parks nearby, as well as buses running on Woongarra St. The 2017 Schedule and 2017 Entry Form are now available for download.

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