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November 2020 • Vol 23 • Issue 11

It’s Nipper time again!

In this issue... • It’s Fishing Classic

It is ‘Ripper to be a Nipper’ and this year under the guidance of co-ordinator Natasha Dimmock, there are over 70 Nippers learning water safety and having a blast in the surf, in the sand and on the Nipper boards. Become part of the best fun your children will ever experience.

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T IS WONDERFUL to be enjoying a seminormal lifestyle here on the coast and with the night time storms and clear fresh days it’s nearly like the old days. Some BIG events in November with the famous Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic, the Festival of Small Halls, Remembrance Day services in Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach, music in the park at Tin Can Bay, Saturday markets in Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach offering lots of Christmas fantastic gift ideas and mark December 5th in your diaries as the Country at the Beach hits town. But what about Rebecca Jones! Winning the TAFE Qld Baker of the year Award! Our congratulations Rebecca and to the owners of Eds Bakery Rod and Sharon Parker who are so proud of her. Full story page 3.

than ever, please shop locally, keep the money in our region. And guess what….due to popular demand we have a crossword! And your monthly stars are also included in this fantastic issue. There are some stunning gift ideas in the guide and we will have another one in the December issue so if you have a product you would like to tell people about - please get in touch, its only $50! Thanks as always to our advertisers who keep this publication going. Without you, the paper would not run, so thank you again! Have a safe and happy month everyone and see you in December!

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Congratulations

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OCAL LADY, REBECCA Jones has won TAFE Queensland’s Bakery Apprentice of the Year Award for her outstanding efforts over the past three years of her apprenticeship at Ed’s Bakery. Studying the full baking skill set of bread, cake and pastry, the third-year apprentice beat 50 others from all over Queensland, made up of other outstanding students. “To win the Apprentice Baker of the Year Award, students are assessed on their attitude, ability and the quality of their assessments and baked products, and Rebecca showed us she had all of that in spades,” said Richard Hibbert, Bakery Teacher & Workplace Training Officer, TAFE Queensland.

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opinion of her,” continues Richard. “Her broad range of her skills was impressive because students are usually strong in one area but Rebecca is strong in every area. She’s a great allround baker.” During his visits to Rebecca’s workplace, Richard saw firsthand how she was implementing her TAFE Queensland training into her role, and he wouldn’t be surprised if Rebecca could run a bakery’s whole production. TAFE Queensland has partnerships with major baking chains to independent bakers’ state wide.

“On top of her positive attitude, it was her superior technical skills that set her apart. While she was positive, enthusiastic and hard-working her understanding of baking bread, cakes and pastry were sensational.”

Partnerships like these enable students to access unique, work-integrated learning, which leads to successful job outcomes, something Rebecca has achieved, working with Ed’s Beach Bakery in Rainbow Beach Queensland.

An example of her positive attitude was her commitment to learning her craft, which saw her commute from Rainbow Beach to South Bank in Brisbane for fourday workshops starting at 4am, where she enthusiastically became an expert baker.

“She’s a very worthy recipient of TAFE Queensland’s Bakery Apprentice of the Year Award and it’s great that she’s using her skills to work with an employer who supports her, who also shares our high opinion of her.”

“Her attitude was obvious from the beginning – which reinforced our high

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business and would be very successful. By winning this industry-recognised award, combined with her skills and attitude, Rebecca has a very bright future ahead of her!” concludes Richard.

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Owners of the Ed’s Bakery, Rod and Sharon Parker said: “We are so proud of her and this award is so well deserved. She is a lovely girl and deserves the best and it has been a pleasure to have her here at Ed’s Bakery.” For more information about accelerating your career with TAFE Queensland, call 1300 308 233 or visit tafeqld.edu. au and apply today to see where TAFE can take you.

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OOHOO! GRAB YOUR Akubra and your RM Williams boots and get back to the Rainbow Beach Sports club for another Country at the Beach. The line up this year features Travis Collins, Casey Barnes, Leigha Moore, Liam Brew, Mickey Pye, Natalie Pearson and Dee Jaye Bux.

The 2019 Country at the Beach was a huge success and the 2020 event will be just as exciting

The Covid-safe event is being held at the Sports and Rec Club on December 5, with a 1pm start. A shuttle bus will be running as per previous years, between Rainbow Beach resorts and out to Inskip Point campground. Pickup points and further info will be announced soon on the Country At The Beach 2020 Facebook Page. Travis Collins, a CMAA and CMC Male Artist of the Year and CMA Global Artist Award-winner, has a big November planned before he rocks into Rainbow Beach. Collins took home the 2019 Golden Guitar for Male Artist of the Year, and last year opened for US megastars Tim McGraw

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and Luke Combs. His album Wreck Me is set to be the next chapter in an already impressive career. Casey Barnes has over 8.62 million streams, 177,500 monthly listeners, 45,000 followers, multiple Golden Guitar nominations, a Gold Coast Music Award, Independent Country Music Association Awards and is an unparalleled performer and is coming to Rainbow! The rest of the ‘cast’ will keep your feet tapping and, as always, the club will keep you cool and watered with volunteers serving up food and drink for the event. See you there!


Every year is different at the Rainbow Beach Fishing Classic but they are all memorable. This year they are giving away five tinnies!

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HIS FAMILY-FRIENDLY fun event is back this month and will be the first big event on the Sports Club calendar since Covid hit. The event will be held from November 26 - 29 and hasn’t deterred the diehards who have been scrambling for one of the reduced number of tickets since they were released. Organiser of the event, Nathan Kropp (Kroppy) from the Rainbow Beach Sports and Recreation Club said: “It’s going to be good to do an event in 2020 with all the speed bumps since Covid. “We are giving away one boat nightly and the major adult prize is a boat and the major cadet prize is a boat. The prizes are: There are three Squire 389 aluminium tinnies; nightly giveaways – which must be carried off site that night| Cadet grand prize – Squire 389 tinny on beach wheels with a 4hp motor |Adults grand prize – 409 Stesco Catcher 20hp motor on trailer plus all the safety gear. “We have new sponsors due to Covid but the roots of the competition remain the same. “We couldn’t hold this event without the support of our major sponsors: Wilson Tackle, XXXX, Cooper Tyres, ARB, Simrad, Madills Toyota, Anaconda, Rainbow Beach Sports Club, 7th Wave Surf, LiveFibre, Venom. “Thanks to our new sponsors: Costall

Drainage, The Mad Hueys, Roofpoint Roofing, East Coast Discount Tiles, Guse Transport, Westlink Petroleum, “Huge thanks to our local sponsors who come back year after year and they are just amazing. This town is amazing for support. “It’s been a tough time since March, yet they have dug deep yet again to support the event and therefore the town. Thanks to local businesses, Fraser Island Beach Houses, Camps Australia, Cooloola Coast Realty, Rainbow Beach Fruit and Veg, Ice Worx, Rainbow Beach Helicopters, Rainbow Beach Horse Rides, IGA, Shell Service Station, BP, SeaSalt on the Decks, Manta Ray Barges, Rainbow Recovery, Rainbow Auto Electrics, Rainbow Beach Meats, Rainbow Beach Surf Life Saving, Gardiner Fisheries, Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News, Rod God, Salty Gear Apparel, Jarvis Walker who supported the fishing classic for many many years. And if it wasn’t for our volunteers we would not be able to hold this event The event begins at 4pm, Thursday November 26, 2020, at the Rainbow Beach Sports Recreation and Memorial Club, 7 Turana Street, Rainbow Beach. To find out more, phone 5486 3191 or email: admin@rainbowsportsclub.com.au There are limited tickets left – to purchase go to: www.trybooking.com.

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URING QUEENSLAND’S lockdown we have seen a steady flow of visitors to the Cooloola Coast and of course the Dolphin Centre. It is great to hear some of the stories from our visitors, especially them saying “We didn’t know about this wonderful attraction’. As overseas and interstate visitors have not been able to join us because of Covid 19, locals and Queenslanders are taking the opportunity of viewing their own backyard. As restrictions are lifted we will still have strict hygiene and social distancing in place at the Dolphin Centre and the cafe, in case

there is an outbreak. We have changed the feeding procedures at the centre to be more Covid safe. Glad to see so many children during the school holidays and it will be a memory that they will cherish. They were fortunate enough to see Mystique bring in his “treasures”. If you have visitors, please ask them to come down before 7am. If we have large crowds we could start the feeding earlier than 8am, so as to be Covid safe with the number of persons allowed on the premises See you there. Stay safe. November 2020 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 5


Local man, Bobby Durey with press cuttings from his days as one of Australia’s leading jockeys showing the way he used to hold the reigns

The race that stops the nation! Lee McCarthy

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HILE MOST AUSTRALIANS organise outfits and top hats for the Melbourne Cup, there are others who take the time to reminisce about their time competing in the great race. World travelled Lightweight Jockey Bobby Durey lives in Rainbow Beach and rode in his first Melbourne Cup at the age of 16. He rode the horse Contador in the 1958 Cup, one of 32 starters in the big race, which now has a limit of 24 at the barrier. Bobby said: “I wanted to win, but I knew he couldn’t win. I’d never seen the horse before and had to work him out between the enclosure and the barrier.” He had 16 rides in the Melbourne Cup, 12 in the Caulfield Cup and rode over 2000 winners in his career in Australia and overseas. He rode Alsop to six wins including the 1969 Moonee Valley Cup. Alsop was beaten by a head in the 1969 Melbourne Cup by Rain Lover and Bobby was booked

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to ride him, but the owner swapped him out two weeks before the race. Bobby grew up in Hamilton, Brisbane, and moved to Melbourne at 14 as an apprentice jockey, gaining his jockey licence at 15 and finishing his apprenticeship at 21. He turned trainer in his forties and trained 127 winners before returning to the track to race and then retiring at 50. Bobby said: “It was a fulfilling and honourable life where I met a lot of famous people when I rode for them, but never met them again. “I rode for them all. I was there to do a job and it was just business.” Bobby laughs when he talks about riding the horse owned by Hollywood actors Gregory Peck and Fred Astaire. “They didn’t know what to call the horse so Gregory Peck said, ‘call him anything’, so they did - he was called Anything. Growing up next to trainer Les Carstens and his wife Miff in Hamilton in the ‘50s, Bobby went with Les on weekends to the track and wanted to ride and feed horses and spent more time there than at home.

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“I just loved the animals and was getting about two shillings which was a lot of money. “Les originally came from Victoria and could never get a decent horse so he decided to go back to Melbourne. “He said to Mum, if he wants to come to Melbourne and be a jockey he can come with us. I didn’t really want to go to school. “The headmaster eventually wrote a letter to say ‘he wants to be a jockey and let him go’ so I left school at 13-and-a-half and, as they had no children, they treated me like their child. Bobby’s favourite if he had to choose one was Prairie Fox who won 27 races and his favourite track was Moonee Valley where he felt comfortable and rode a lot of winners there. “Prairie Fox was a mongrel and wasn’t the best horse I rode but was the best for me. He did everything he could to go against you but I got on all right with him and he liked a wet track. “Races all start on the starting line and

the only way to even the race up is to give bad horses to a light jockey. “I could ride a lot of races and was always in demand, but never won the amount of races because the heavier boys rode better horses. “For every ride the heavyweights got, I got 10. I was just a natural lightweight and the leading lightweight jockey. “I ate two meals a day and still do. You had to be disciplined with weight and I maintained fitness by doing track work each day from 4.30am, I still wake up early every day.” His biggest injury took him out of racing for three months with broken bones, back and ribs and he has lost count of how many he had broken, but he said, “probably every one in my body”. Bobby said while his career was exciting

Bobby Durey aged 21 with trainer Hal Hoystead at the presentation of trophies after competing in the Launceston Cup on horse Overproof

and fulfilling, “it was a job, I was my own boss and I have been there and done that and now the job’s finished.” He moved to Rainbow Beach as he was on a 12-month round Australia trip and decided to live here. He doesn’t have pictures of his past around his home and doesn’t give out any tips on the races. I found Bobby to be a humble man of high integrity with a huge past, and it was an honour to spend time with him. Thanks Bobby!

AST MONTH THE proposed skate facility at Billabong Park, Cooloola Cove was brought to the Councillor Workshop in Gympie. The proposal goes back to the masterplan which was initiated in 2016 for the Billabong Park when there were several rounds of public consultation onsite including two rounds with Tin Can Bay school. In the budget for 2021 Council has been given a grant for $200,744.00 from the Queensland Government’s Works for QLD programme and $165,000 Council Funds. In April it went out to public tender and four were shortlisted with no local contractors applying. The cheapest price was $269,000, and all shortlisted proposed to use local suppliers and materials. Council portfolio holders were briefed last month and it was brought back to council for consideration. Dan Stewart said: “Generally speaking we are satisfied with the recommendation. I know Council will agree it’s been a long time coming.” Cr Jess Milne said: “The young boy who proposed it has actually turned 18 and has a car now but it will be a benefit to the next generation coming through. “I did like to note that with the cheaper price there might be some scope for the car park which has been a frustration of mine because there is no direct access into Billabong Park. When they did the upgrades I believe for the shopping centre and you have to drive through private land to get there so I was happy to see that.” A council spokesperson said: “Work will commence in early November 2020 and the facility is expected to be completed in early January 2021, pending weather conditions.”

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Turtle time again!

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Stan Ward and Terry Steele have been awarded life membership to RSL Australia

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Congratulations Terry and Stan

IFE MEMBERSHIP of any club is an honour and these two men have earned that respect after helping out at the Tin Can Bay RSL for nearly 18 years. Terry Steele and Stanley Ward have done hours of voluntary work for the RSL from painting to being the president. They ran the BBQ every Sunday with their wives - the boys cooked and the women prepared the food. Both have military backgrounds, with Stan in the Navy and Terry in the Army. Stan signed up in 1958 in Brisbane as a Stoker in the Engine Room at only 19 and stayed in the Navy for nine years. “I saw one third of the world from Ceylon, which is now Sri Lanka, to Hong Kong to New Zealand.

“Most of my time was in the far east and I would have stayed except I was married and had kids, so I wanted to be with them.” Terry was only 16 when he joined the Army in January 1966 as an apprentice electrician and spent 20 years in the forces. “I was supposed to go to Vietnam three times, but they sent me to New Guinea instead. “I went into army aviation when I was 20 as an electrician at the end of 1969 and we were on the support ships for the troops in Vietnam taking supplies.” Both said it was nice to receive recognition for what you do and both were honoured by the award. Congratulations men and thank you!

HE 2019 – 2020 TURTLE season saw a flurry of activity at Rainbow Beach with 34 nesting events recorded. All indications are for an early nesting season this year as there have been many reports of marine turtles “romancing” in Hervey Bay and Platypus Bay over the past four weeks. Turtle nesting can occur as early as October through to February. Cooloola Coastcare’s TurtleCare group is keen for public help, with reports of any turtle track sightings from Inskip, Rainbow Beach, Double Island Point and along Teewah Beach. Volunteers are on call 24/7 to take your call. If you find fresh tracks, take a photo with your smartphone, making sure the location setting is turned on (GPS coordinates) and call one of the following: Joan 0407 810 510 TurtleCare Team Leader Randy 0434 281 352 Cooloola Coastcare President Jan 0429 481 490 Rainbow Beach resident and volunteer Steve and Rosie 0407 660 113 RB residents and volunteers

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During the season we’ll provide regular updates on the marine turtles.

Cooloola Coastcare’s TurtleCare group is very keen for public help - here are Murray Sambell and Randy Orwin at turtle training

TurtleCare Volunteer Information Night Do you want to join in and help our local turtles during nesting season? Were you a volunteer last season? Are you just interested in knowing more about our marine turtles? Come along to the Rainbow Beach Community Hall on the evening of Monday, November 9 from 5.30 – 7pm and you can find out about ways you can help including: Turtle Track Spotters (Early morning beach walkers who find the fresh turtle tracks, photograph and report them) Nesting Turtle Spotters (Nightshift during the three-week Turtle Census event

in December who spot the nesting turtles and record the details and call in our Turtle Tagging Team) We are expanding our activities this year and need lots more helpers. You will find out about the marine turtle life cycle; how to identify the species of turtle from the tracks; how to take photos of turtle tracks and nests for accurate location; see videos of turtles hatching and so much more at this ‘family friendly’’ event. Cooloola Coastcare’s TurtleCare is proudly supported in 2020 – 2022 by the Queensland Government—Queensland Citizen Science Grants.

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News from the RSL Welfare

Members are advised that at present there are no welfare or wellbeing officers working out of Tin Can Bay RSL Sub-branch. If you need to contact someone for welfare advice or support, please contact Gympie RSL Sub-branch. Their welfare officers can be reached on 5483 7707. That said, if you need help gaining

assistance, please contact us at Tin Can Bay. The office phone number is 5486 4224 (not always attended), or drop in to the bar, generally open as follows: Tuesday and Wednesday: 3pm – 5.30pm Thursday and Friday: 3pm – 7.30pm Saturday: 12.00 noon – 3.30pm Sunday: 12.00 noon – 4.30pm

Remembrance Day We’d also like to remind everyone of our Remembrance Day service on November 11, assembling at the ANZAC Memorial park at 10.45am, service at 11am and followed by a gathering at the RSL.

Drop-in Sausage Sizzle Friday November 6 will be our first DropIn Sausage Sizzle. We plan to hold these on the first Friday of each month, from 11.30am through to 1.30pm. So, if you need some information about services or if you just need someone to talk to, drop in!

Volunteers Needed With the easing of Covid-19 restrictions we are continuing to provide a venue for anyone wanting to get out and about. Our Music and BBQ on the Deck is the place to be on Sunday, and we are reinstating some of our pre-Covid activities, such as the drop-In sausage sizzle. Other activities will be the Remembrance Day commemorative service on November 11, and not too long after that will be Christmas! All these things take time and effort to arrange and maintain. If you have ever thought about volunteering to help out with things around the sub-branch, it would be great to hear from you – members and non-members alike! Whether you can spare time on a regular basis or on a onetime event, please contact us or drop in to the office or bar and let us know.

Life Membership

Terry Steele receiving his life membership certificate from TCB RSL President, Don Holland

Two of our members have been recognised for services rendered as members of RSL Queensland. Don Holland, the TCB RSL Sub-branch President recently had the pleasure of presenting Stan Ward and Terry Steele each with a certificate of life membership to RSL Australia.

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T 1050 hrs on Wednesday November 11, the Rainbow Beach RSL Sub-Branch will be conducting a ceremony at the Cenotaph to mark Remembrance Day. At 11am on November 11, 1918, the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. In November the Germans, who were having heavy defeats inflicted upon them over the preceding four months, called for an armistice in order to secure a peace settlement. They accepted allied terms that amounted to unconditional surrender. Remembrance Day, which was originally called Armistice Day, commemorated the end of the hostilities for the Great War. The signing of the armistice occurred on November 11, 1918 – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Red poppies are worn on Remembrance Day to remember those who died during a war. Remembrance Day in Australia is dedicated to Australians who have died as a result of war, particularly World War I. All members and visitors of the community are invited to attend the Cenotaph to pay their respects.

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F NOTHING ELSE, my September article was a ‘discussion starter’ about the antisocial and driver behaviour on Teewah Beach. Everyone seemed to have a different opinion on how to fix it, although there was almost universal consensus that on ‘Teewah, we have a problem’… Social media became an ‘ideas forum’ with a lot of good potential solutions coming forward out of the discussion. All of the following were suggested by members of the public (and each have their pros and cons), but they are reflective of the concerns held by the community: • Only issue vehicle access permits to open licence holders • Make it an alcohol-free zone • No entry without a 4WD qualification • Increase the permits to a one-week minimum (such as on Bribie Island) • Install number plate recognition cameras • Ban offending drivers from all national parks for one year Definitely some credible suggestions. At the very least, a conversation has begun, which I suppose is where it starts – there is at least acknowledgement that something needs to change. Unfortunately, that discussion fell on deaf ears in some sectors of the community, with September and October recording further calls for service on our beaches. In a concerning incident, police responded to calls for help from a group of 17 and 18-year-old campers on Teewah Beach following an alleged late-night incident. A 31-year-old male has been

charged with sexual assault, going armed so as to cause fear and mid-range drink driving, while a second male, 30, was charged with two counts of sexual assault and public nuisance. Both men will face the Gympie Magistrates Court. Further afield: a 29-year-old male will face court after allegedly driving on the beach with a reading of .098. He joins a 37-year-old who was alleged to be drink driving at Inskip Point – also with a reading of .098 – police allege two of his companions were unrestrained in the tray of his ute and both were issued

infringement notices. On the same day police responded to calls from concerned members of the public – and subsequently fined a 42-yearold man for allegedly letting a six-year-old girl ride along on the side steps of his 4WD. Also, on the same day, police and rangers gave move-on directions to nearly 50 people from Inskip Point following complaints of their partying until 4am on a Friday night – and reportedly preparing to do the same on the Saturday night. Most tragically, police responded to a fatality on Teewah Beach, after a 25-year-

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Arthur family take on the gym

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OVID-19 HIT everyone hard this year, with few businesses escaping unscathed. Least of all, the fitness industry. The gym at Rainbow Beach was one of the victims, forced to close its doors… possibly indefinitely. Such a thought was heartbreaking for Bec Arthur, who had just spent 12 months building it up to unprecedented memberships. “I couldn’t just watch it all go down the drain” she said, “and I couldn’t bear the thought of letting down the community. “So, I did the only thing that I knew would save it, and took on the lease myself.” Bec has also taken on the Tin Can Bay Boot Camp under her banner with classes at the Buffalo Hall, Tin Can Bay at 5.30am Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The newly named Rainbow Beach Health and Fitness, still located beside the Aquatic Centre at Rainbow Beach, is open for business, with new membership deals and a new,

soon to be open, sports massage room. Membership options include: Standard, Seniors, Student, Health Care card holders and fitness passport. All memberships include unlimited entry between 5am10pm PLUS unlimited classes, as well as one free PT session, specialised fitness program, and discounted sports massage. Rainbow Beach Health and Fitness also offer single visit, three-day, and 10 visit passes for those that just want the occasional workout. The upcoming massage room will offer a variety of massages to relieve those aches and pains, including: recovery massage, sports massage, remedial massage, and physical therapy. Please come and check us out! Contact Bec for inquiries 0490 333 147. New owners of Rainbow Beach Health and Fitness and Tin Can Bay Bootcamp, Bec and Tony Arthur, are excited about the future

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HE RAINBOW BEACH Friday community catch up began during Covid to offer books to locals as they weren’t able to access books from the library. Then the committee invited Brooke and her coffee van, then Martine came with cakes and the word spread to Kelly, Sarah, Roberta, Tina and Aido and it became legend. The Friday ‘must do’ event boosted the committee’s enthusiasm and energy and, although Rose and Maree didn’t sleep much, it just got better. Over summer the community centre is completely changing the Friday gatherings to better suit the hot season. From November till February the day will start at 8.30am and run until 11am. Locals and visitors are invited to enjoy Devonshire tea, kids activities, table games, healthy advice and wellbeing updates.

The focus remains on creating opportunities to build a stronger community, a place to interact, share experiences and support one another. President Elisa Seul said: “We are excited to also share with you all that we won the category “Wedding Venue - Community Hall 2020 Brides Choice Awards” for both Sunshine Coast and Fraser Coast. “We thank Rainbow Beach Weddings, Sunshine Weddings and Rainbow Beach Wedding Photography for the support. Remember, the community centre is open to the public four and a half days a week, providing resource information on a range of issues including volunteering opportunities, internet access, a large range of pre-read books, and photocopy and print services. The hall is available for public and private functions at reasonable rates. Contact the Centre on 5486 3355.

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HE RAINBOW BEACH Community will have its own exciting Christmas Party on Friday December 11th. Starting at 3pm and going until late, the Centre Block and Community Hall will be filled with the Holiday Season Spirit. It will be a great start to the school holidays, with Santa again kicking off festivities for the Summer. The event will include Twilight Markets, a Bar Tent, Live Music performances including the Ukulele Group from Tin Can Bay and our best local talent. Rainbow Beach used to have a yearly Christmas Parade and Fair up until 2011. The Rainbow Beach Community Centre Committee is passionate and committed to bring back the Christmas Celebrations with the hope that locals want to become

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OCAL MUSICIANS are gathering to give a free concert in Lions Park, Tin Can Bay, on Sunday November 15 at 2pm.

an active part of the day. The event planning is proving how businesses and associations are willing to network together for the benefit of all. The team from Boomerang Bags are madly sewing the gift bags to be given out by Santa. Rainbow Beach Helicopters are bringing Santa to the event in style; Rainbow Beach Sports Club and Rainbow Beach Surf Club are organising the bar, Rainbow Beach Wedding Photography will again be taking photos of the children with Santa. Santa was a hit at last years event and we all look forward to welcoming him again just to see the look on the kids faces!

Organisers have requested everyone bring a picnic blanket or chair to use and the Gypsy Grind Van, will be on site with coffee. Social distancing between family groups needs to be maintained and guests are to remain seated for each of the musical items presented. There will be two covered areas on arrival; one at the picnic tables under the Lions Park sign on Gympie Road, and another on the Esplanade, under a gazebo with sign-in forms and hand sanitiser. One person signs a form for each family group and adds the number in the group on the sheet, then places the completed form in the sealed box provided. Hand sanitiser is there for your convenience. When choosing your area to sit please be mindful of the 1.5m distance between family groups or individuals not living in the same dwelling. Concert in the Park will begin at 2pm and we hope you have a truly enjoyable, relaxed and interesting afternoon. Musicians performing will be Cooloola Coast Ukulele Group with a feast of instruments, styles, genres and ages. This event is presented by Creative Arts Gympie Region in support of Music Plus. For further information call Pam on 0427 180 649 or email: kcisf327@gmail.com

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Simply Classical Concert

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HE DARING ACT of taking “Simply Classical” to the park a couple of months ago was rewarded with success, everything turned out well and enough patrons turned up to make it all worthwhile. Since then, Covid restrictions for indoor gatherings haven’t improved much, and a search for a venue all over Gympie turned out fruitless. But to go back into the park in the November heat is a bit more than can be expected from an audience with many elderly people. So, the thinking turned to “Big Roof.” And the Gympie Showgrounds have just the thing. The outdoor basketball court is huge, with a concrete floor and walls on three sides, and good acoustics. But you wouldn’t exactly call it a concert hall. Comfortable for cattle, when you put straw on the ground, as they do for the Show. However, to carpet and wallpaper it is more than the Simply Classical committee is prepared to do. In Germany, after the war, concerts were held in the open or in bombed out churches. It is just a matter of making do with what you’ve got. The upcoming November concert is titled “Where children play.” It has a double meaning: children play with balls and run on skateboards in the venue, and children, aged nine to 19 will be playing music at the same place one afternoon this November. Yes, this concert is dedicated to our young musicians. But make no mistake, this isn’t going to be child’s play. What you are going to hear from these boys and girls, from Bailey and Liam and David, to Chloe and Hannah and Eline, and others, will be as exciting as any Simply Classical concert you have heard before. Possible seating is still being investigated; you may have to bring your own chair. No afternoon tea again unfortunately, but there will be a coffee van and may be other commercial food outlets. So come along on Sunday, November 29, 2pm at the outdoor basketball court, Gympie Showgrounds; admission is $15. Inquiries to Heidi, 0407 599 853, or Rita, 5483 9969, mobile 1418 719 161.

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HE FESTIVAL OF Small Halls returns to Rainbow Beach on Wednesday, November 25, with Women in Docs and Karl S. Williams and local talent, Joel Mak, opening the event. Women in Docs have played to packed houses having built a fiercely loyal following throughout Australia, as well as internationally. With a reputation for stirring and humorous live performances, Women in Docs provide a refreshing acoustic-styled experience loved by audiences of all ages and cultural backgrounds. Multi-award-winning singer/songwriter/ instrumentalist, Karl S. Williams, brings complete humility and the charisma of a ‘rock-star’ to the stage. Returning to the industry with a new album, Karl cleans the slate and redefines the terms of engagement. We are discovering he has a cultlike following amongst anyone who hears him sing. He raised

goosebumps on our arms at a recent show at our home base and we can’t wait to see what magic comes from this powerhouse on tour. The Rainbow Beach Community Hall has disability access and car parking. Head to: festivalofsmallhalls.com to read more about these fantastic artists. Snaffle up your tickets quickly, these shows are limited in capacity and will sell out. This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. Tickets on sale online at www.facebook.com/festivalofsmallhalls. Tickets are $20 adults, kids 13 and under free, and concession $17.50 with doors open 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Karl S. Williams, singer, songwriter, multiinstrumentalist, visual artist and poet will perform at the 2020 Festival of Small Halls in Rainbow Beach

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YMPIE REGIONAL Council recently commenced work on Stage 2 of the Rainbow Beach Our Towns – Streetscape Revitalisation project. Stage 2 of the project focuses on improving the safety and accessibility of Rainbow Beach’s main street. These enhancements include additional parking bays, a central raised pedestrian crossing, new gardens, public seating and landscaping, additional recycling and relocated rubbish bins, and improvements to the crossing to the foreshore at Kirchner Avenue. The community were invited to have their say on the design elements of the project in July 2020, and the final design considered all of the feedback raised during the community engagement process. Councillor Jess Milne says Rainbow Beach is one of the region’s top tourist destinations and these improvements are an important step towards maintaining it as a desirable

in brief Defence environmental investigation Last month the Department of Defence completed a detailed environmental investigation into the presence of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on and in the vicinity of the Wide Bay Training Area. All findings of the investigation,

place to live, work and visit. “Rainbow Beach has seen unprecedented tourist activity in 2020 and the streetscape revitalisation project will ensure that this beautiful part of the world is considered a great place to live and a prime tourist destination for years to come. “I would like to thank those residents and business owners who participated in the community engagement process, your feedback was pivotal in creating the final design of the project,” she said. The majority of works are expected to be completed before the December/January school holidays. The Rainbow Beach Our Towns – Streetscape Revitalisation project is an initiative of the Queensland Government under the Works for Queensland Program, with $1M secured to deliver improvements across the two stages of the project. For more information, visit gympie.qld. gov.au/our-towns-rainbow-beach

including detailed reports and factsheets, are available at: defence.gov.au/ environment/pfas/WideBay/publications. asp Defence has used the findings of the investigation to develop a PFAS Management Area Plan. This plan informs the activities Defence will undertake to manage, monitor and reduce the risks of PFAS exposure on, and around, the Base. The key conclusions of the investigation with respect to the primary objectives on the environmental investigation into perand poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), on and around the Wide Bay Training Area are included in the update. You can view the update on website: d e f e n c e . g o v. au/e nv ir o nm e n t /p f as/ WideBay

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EY RAINBOW BEACH, my name is Jake, I’ve been a lifeguard for a little over ten years now, so safe to say this is my passion in life. Previous to coming up to Rainbow I worked in the northern region of the Sunshine Coast and have grown up on the coast my whole life. I’m really enjoying the lifestyle and the community at Rainbow and it’s great to see so many families at the beach and such a tight-knit community. The holidays were packed as to be expected! There were lots of people coming down to the beach for a visit. Luckily we had great conditions and it was fairly calm and a

great lifeguard team to work with. Double Island Point was also very busy and we noticed that the Covid cap on permits at the point had made a difference to the Point being over-crowded. Overall, I’m really enjoying my time up here and thrilled to be a part of this community and look forward to the future! If you’re down the beach or see me around town, feel free to come have a chat. Please remember to swim between the flags when coming down the beach as conditions can be quite challenging at times with swells and strong winds. Looking forward to meeting you all.

HE NORTH COAST Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health (NCACCH) recently held its celebrations for Mental Health Week in Tin Can Bay. Chair of the NCACCH is local Helen Felstead (nee Clary) and said: “Today is about emotional help and wellbeing - especially after Covid. “NCACCH runs numerous services and programs including Allied Health, Child Health children’s programs and Chronic Disease Management programs and we want people to know these services exist for indigenous people to access. Activities included at last month’s event were Cultural Grounding with Sara from Ochre Bee, Cooking Demonstration with Tracy and Jenna from Wattleseed Nutrition, Art Therapy with Nicola Turschwell and a barbecue lunch was provided. “Most Aboriginal Medical Services are usually based in one place where they are a stand-alone building and the Indigenous community come to them for their health needs. “However, NCACCH provides eligible clients across 7000 sqm with access to over 470 doctors across 72 NCACCH - approved general practices in the

NCACCH service area. “We held the event in Tin Can Bay again because last year the community engagement exceeded our expectations, as not many events are held in the area. “We also have several clients in this region and would like to provide services and activities for these clients, as this can sometimes be a remote area. “Our biggest hurdle is transporting clients from Rainbow Beach, Cooloola and Gympie so they are able to attend the event in Tin Can Bay. Helen would love to find out what the community’s expectations and needs are in the Indigineous community and would love to hear from you. Email Helen at chair@ncacch.org.au or go to ncacch.org.au

Dietician Tracy Hardy with Chair of NCACCH Helen Felstead, at the annual celebrations for Mental Health Week at the Tin Can Bay foreshore

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HAT A MONTH it has been with a dozen wedding celebrations in just one weekend! From secret marriage proposals at Seary’s Creek, to ceremonies on the beach and photoshoots with our unique beach and bush background, the town has been overflowing with loving couples and their families. The emotions have been visible and it is wonderful to see businesses in town get a piece of the love cake: from accommodation, cleaners, cafes and restaurants, to hairdressers, shops and florists. “Elisa and I share the vision to build Rainbow Beach as a Wedding Destination,” said local Chef Restaurateur Sean Seul. “Our first business, Rainbow Beach Weddings, was born to also support the local community’s economic development and create a network with 90% of existing businesses in the area.” Rainbow Beach is becoming more popular with couples who want to escape the wedding stress and have a relaxed ceremony on the beach. Covid has definitely changed the way to celebrate weddings. We all had a few rough months due to the majority of the 2020 weddings being either cancelled or postponed. Moving forward, couples are keen to revive their dream wedding. “The travel restrictions are stopping Queenslanders from escaping overseas and instead they are looking around. “Our Coast is perfect for couples who prefer a smaller, more intimate ceremony and celebration however we can certainly host larger events - the sky’s the limit”. Even as we look forward to a post-Covid era, social events such as weddings will still proceed with Covid-safe protocols in place. Social distancing measures will eventually fade, but the memories made in Rainbow Beach will remain forever.

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Brissy lifesavers hit the beach T

HE BRISBANE LIFESAVING Service (BLS) recently undertook a week-end training at Rainbow Beach giving the locals some time off. Shane Urban from Surf Life Saving Queensland said “Members of the Brisbane Lifesaving Service patrol across various beachesAustralia’s in South EastBest Queensland. Shark “Over the weekend the members patrolled at Rainbow Beach Surf Life Saving Club which provided them the opportunity

to test their skills at a beach they usually wouldn’t patrol at. “It was a busy weekend with a proficiency also being run. Proficiencies are conducted yearly to ensure all volunteer surf lifesavers have the necessary skills to patrol on Queensland beaches. “Four and Raymembers dive’ who are currently training to become lifesavers also participated in a training session at Rainbow Beach.”

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A living legacy for Maree Prior

NEW EXHIBITION, Wild/ flower Women III: Women Walking Country is currently on display at the Gympie Regional Gallery until Saturday, November 28 and embodies the living legacy of the late Maree Prior (1959-2019). Exhibition Co-Curator, Dr Susan Davis, says art can soothe the soul, but also prick our conscience and that was something that was important to the late Maree Prior. “Maree was an artist, educator, former councillor at Gympie Regional Council, conservationist and a fierce advocate for the Cooloola environments and communities. “While she worked for various environmental groups including Cooloola Coastcare, Noosa Integrated Catchment Association, FIDO and Burnett Mary Regional Group, Maree continued to pursue art throughout her life, which included painting, prints and wearable art that detailed her love of the wallum, and coastal heathlands. “Maree continued to raise awareness about the impact of humans on the environment in her projects and throughout her life, including this exhibition that profiles the impact of residential development on areas of environmental significance. “Other artists in the exhibition have also been moved to use art to speak out for the environment, including Zela Bissett and Joolie Gibbs, who appeared as the ‘Sisters of Mary’ in green habits during the campaign against the Traveston Dam in the mid-2000s. “While most of the art in the exhibition

Enjoying Cooloola Berries and raising funds for the Cancer Council were Michelle Watson, Carole Lehmann, Cherie Mason, Therese Young and Cate White

Local resident Maree Prior is remembered as an artist, educator, councillor, conversationalist and advocate for the Cooloola environment in the new Wild/ flower Women III exhibition

may not be seen as having a blatant message, it’s underlying purpose is a form of gentle activism,” she said. For the duration of the exhibition, there will be a variety of workshops, online Zoom sessions and artist chats. Entry to the Gympie Regional Gallery at 39 Nash Street is free, with opening hours from 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday. For more information, or to make bookings for workshops and themed activities, visit gympie.qld.gov.au/gallery or call 5481 0733. The Wild/flower Women III exhibition is supported by Cooloola Coastcare and the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gympie Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

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OR OVER TEN YEARS, Tin Can Bay’s Annette Bailey, previous owner of the Tin Can Bay fruit shop, has held events to raise funds to support those with cancer. As all previous events had been held at the Tin Can Bay school, Annette was worried how she could raise money and still host a fun event. She needn’t have worried, as ladies from the region turned out in big numbers to enjoy the sensational hospitality offered by Cooloola Berries. The event raised vital funds for Cancer Council Queensland and offered support to those affected by breast and genealogical cancers. Annette lost both her parents to cancer and has been involved with Cancer Council Queensland fundraisers for ten years, regularly hosting events for Pink

Ribbon and Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. Annette said: “We are so grateful to Cooloola Berries for allowing us to hold the pink fundraiser there. “They were so generous and for every meal or drink purchased $2 went towards supporting those affected by women’s cancers. “The money raised will make a huge difference in the lives of those touched by cancer and will be used to help those who are unfortunately touched by this disease. “Let’s join hands and beat cancer. Every little bit makes a difference.” For more information about Cancer Council Queensland, please visit cancerqld.org.au or call 13 11 20 for information and support.

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See what we’re producing at the Men’s Shed! S

O THIS MONTH we’re going to boast about our talented members and the marvellous projects coming to life at ‘The Shed’. It really has been a whirlwind of activity with many and varied projects on the go - fanciful projects like Fernando’s lifesize Dachshund planter box, Paul’s unique and irregular wooden bowl and Keith’s wonderfully carved wooden turtle, to name a few. And whilst this has been happening inside The Shed, work has been in full swing outside as well, with reorganising shed materials and a clean up of the surrounding bushland to create a safer and more visually attractive outside environment. But by far the most exciting news this month is that mains power is now connected, providing better security and

a quieter and more constant supply of energy and light for members to work with. This really has been a huge achievement in the history of The Shed and special thanks must go to the electricians,Yvonne and Rudi Semelbauer; our trench digger Peter Davies; our president Rob Jones and our secretary Raewyn Oliver, for their tireless (and tedious) efforts in attaining this outcome. The Shed’s future is looking strong and positive with memberships increasing, realistic plans in place and a great feeling of friendship, light heartedness and cooperation in the air. So if any of this appeals to you, whether you’re young/old, male/female, able bodied or not, feel free to come along, say hello and have a chat any weekday morning and some afternoons too.

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• Phoenix Program – Monday, 16. Contact Joy 0455 629 232.

• Shed Shop Sale Day – Saturday, 21 from 8am – 12 noon

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VER THE PAST month the Tin Can Bay QCWA have been busy trying to complete our current projects and nice to see many members and helping hands. We will continue making up Domestic Violence Kits and it was rewarding to see when I distributed the last 50 packs how appreciated they were by organisations. We are also collecting any donations for our Kits for Kids, which we are hoping will be distributed before December for those children unable to get a visit from Father Christmas. Any small toys, paper, colouring books and pencils or books that will bring joy to a child would be much appreciated. Just ring the president and we will collect. Craft mornings are popular, one of our lovely ladies is going to show us how to make a Calendar for 2021, and Christmas decorations with decorative quilling. The only requirement by those taking part is to

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bring your own small sharp scissors and you are welcome to do your own craft. This will be held on Wednesday November 11, in our hall starting 10am. Morning tea supplied with $2 entry and a raffle. We will be having a stall at the TCB market in November to help raise much-needed funds and will be selling our Christmas raffle tickets with prizes on show, plus the QCWA Bundaberg Cook Book. We are starting Hoy at the Cooloola Bowls Club and we thank the Bowls Club very much for their support. It should be a fun morning with heaps of prizes, raffle

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Join us live for a one-minute silent memorial photo montage to remember and honour the memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts. The one minute’s silence will be followed by a history of some of our region’s memorial plaques, parks and halls.

Important dates to remember Craft first and second Wednesdays, November 4 and the 11, 9.30am open for 10am, $2 entry and raffle. Hoy- third Wednesday of the month November 18, 9.30am open for 10am eyes down.

Branch Meeting - second Monday November 9, 9am start. Stay safe, remember social distancing and enjoy this lovely weather at Tin Can Bay. Tin Can Bay Branch President Wendy 0412 547 043 – all enquiries Cottage Convenor for bookings and enquiries – Linda 0490 670 518 Address – 18 Whiting Street, Tin Can Bay, 4580

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and morning tea. The Sea Side Cottage is fully booked till after Christmas.

The event will be online through Zoom on Wednesday November 11, at 11am, with booking essential via Eventbrite.

Introduction to Creative Writing

Explore creative writing basics and come away with tools and exercises to nurture your inner storyteller during this

Queensland Writers Centre workshop. Ideal for beginners or those looking to brush up on their skills. Lauren Elise Daniels holds a BA and MFA in Creative Writing from the USA and has edited 90+ fiction/non-fiction titles. The manuscript for her novel, Serpent’s Wake: A Tale for the Bitten, was shortlisted with Singapore’s Half the World Global Literati Awards and ranked fourth in the People’s Choice Award. She co-authored the 2020 Winning Short

Story Competitions: Essential Tools for the Serious Writer with Cate Sawyer and Hawkeye Books. She’s a speaker and facilitator for various writer’s events and is the director for Brisbane Writers Workshop. This online event will be held through Zoom on Saturday November 28 at 10am. For more information, please contact Gympie Regional Libraries on 5481 0859. See what’s new at gympie.qld.gov.au/ library

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of the Sunshine Coast’s most special dogs on board to celebrate the special day – Bear, an Australian Koolie. Bear is part of a team at the Detection Dogs for the Conservation Centre at the University of the Sunshine Coast (which is supported by the International Fund for Animal Welfare), and is trained to detect live koalas through the scent of their fur.

Bear’s obsessive enthusiasm has not always been appreciated. He was surrendered by his previous owners, whose small flat proved too confining for such an active dog, and he began destroying property. After relocating to USC, Bear has put his energy to positive use in the great outdoors, playing an important role during the 2019 bushfires to help locate koalas who were injured, or their habitats were destroyed, to allow them to be rescued, treated and rehabilitated. Bear brought along another detection dog, Maya, for the ride. Recognising that dogs are playing an increasingly important role in the lives of humans, the Rattler has configured a carriage with two segregated booths that can accommodate up to six people per booth with up to two pets per booth from the same family. “Pets are for many people totally part of the family and they would like to travel and share the experience with their favourite pets,” said Micheal Green, General Manager of the Mary Valley Rattler. “We have had many requests from potential passengers asking whether they can bring their dogs. Naturally we’ve allowed passengers with Guide Dogs to travel on the Rattler and everyone has been supportive, so extending the opportunity

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to other passengers to bring along a wellbehaved pet was a logical evolution. “It is part of our philosophy of making the Rattler available to everyone in the community. Earlier this month we launched an all-access carriage that was specially designed to facilitate wheelchair passengers and that has attracted a flood of bookings. We believe our pet-friendly facilities will also encourage greater inclusion and participation amongst the community.” The Mary Valley Rattler operates a range of services across the week from Gympie Station to Amamoor in the Mary Valley. The three hour journeys capture the beauty and history of the rich agricultural – and former gold mining – region from the comfort of beautifully restored heritage carriages. The pricing for passengers is the same as the regular service and $10 per pet cost is applied. Pets can travel on board the Rattler on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday services subject to availability and terms and conditions apply. *The Australian Koolie is a ‘herding dog’, one which has a natural instinct to circle widely round sheep and bring them back to their owner. They are used for herding sheep and also for quiet careful work at close quarters at lambing time. (Source – Wikipedia)

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HE COOLOOLA COAST Probus Club is busy again after the disruption of Covid, with 20 members attending this month. To celebrate Probus Day, or Probus Month in October, member Barbara McKenzie spoke of her experience as a Probus member in Victoria. Barbara joined the St. Leonard’s Club on the Bellarine Peninsula in 2003. It is a very active and vibrant club with 125 members. Activities include coffee mornings, lunches, a caravan club, day trips every couple of months and an annual trip for five days, all of which are greatly enjoyed by members. Members here are now planning to form a caravan group.

A coffee morning was held at The Mad Mudcrab and some members attended a QCWA Hoy morning in Tin Can Bay, and an “Afternoon of Classical Music Live in the Woodland” at the Cooloola Berry Farm was thoroughly enjoyed. A wonderful venue and with amazing local talent. Apart from another morning tea, members are looking forward to our Christmas Party on November 25 at the Little Bowls Club. The Cooloola Coast Probus Club meets in the Sandcastle Motel in Tin Can Bay at 2pm on the second Monday of each month and welcomes new members. Contact Arthur 07 5486 4581 or Katrina at cooloolaprobus@gmail.com

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AINBOW BEACH Drought Runners have continued to offer help to farmers in South West Queensland with another load of food hampers, including 75 pumpkins, 50kg potatoes, 60 dozen eggs, plus heaps of washing detergent and cosmetic items. All this is being delivered through the School of Distance Education and CentaCare in Longreach. This trip has been brought forward a month due to children having to come in for work assessments, as the normal August assessment was put off due to Covid. We will also deliver $3000 in IGA and Visa Vouchers and another $500 into the group called Fencing for Fires who are working under difficult conditions in North East Victoria, trying to make properties stock proof after the January fires. This will go on for many months and we will continue to support this group, that is not Government funded, with another $500 this month. I must thank Bendigo Rotary for a

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wonderful $5000 donation plus Bill and Carol Bailey from Victoria for $1000, Steve and Leena from Tin Can Bay for huge boxes of grocery items, and Wayne Kerle for his ongoing charity work in collecting 10c return items and helping Drought Runners. Thank you also to Jim and Margaret Snee, Tin Can Bay Bakery collections, Tin Can Bay signs for sponsorship, Mitchells Fruit and Vegetables Gympie, Tin Can Bay IGA for a big collection, Rainbow Beach IGA, Rainbow Beach Pharmacy for their donation, Graham Engemann for his trailer and Dean’s Ice Works for loading the pallets. Also Andrew and Anne from Rainbow Beach Fruit, and Martine from Village Food and Events for selling chutney, and we have plenty left with proceeds to farmers.We also have many collection tins also out in shops, which I will pick up shortly. Our next trip will include Christmas presents, with some already received. Many thanks to Big W for helping with this again. Let’s pray the forecasts are right and then we can retire from this job.

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UR PLANT OF the Month for November 2020 is “Chrysocephalum apiculatum”, commonly known as “Yellow buttons”. This plant is from the Asteraceae family and is a herb that grows to 40cms, with little yellow button-like flowers and is widespread throughout this region, often forming broad mats. This plant has a flower head to 10mm and flowers most of the year, with stems and leaves that are white and hairy. It likes full sun and attracts birds and bees. Cooloola City Farm Nurseries Inc. will be holding their AGM Tuesday November 17 at 10am with nomination forms available from our office from Tuesday November 4 to close of business on Wednesday November 12 at 2.30pm. We would like to reiterate that we are a cash-only organisation. City Farm Nursery is located opposite the Community Centre on Tin Can Bay Road

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Health, Fitness, Beauty & Wellbeing

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UNGS ARE amazing organs. They allow us to breathe in the air we need to live, made up of 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen (which the lungs add to our red blood cells) and breathe out the waste product called carbon dioxide. Thirty-one percent of Australians had chronic respiratory conditions in 2017-18, estimated as almost 7.4 million people.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) was the fifth leading cause of death in 2017 (4.7% of all deaths), while 441 deaths were attributed to Asthma (0.3% of all deaths for 2017) in Australia. Sadly, many people ignore the early signs of lung disease. Breathlessness is not a normal sign of ageing. Likewise, a persistent or changed cough should not be dismissed as the flu or cold.

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Strokes affect the young too LEASE CAN you get me some water?” were the words I shouted to my 11-year-old son Patrick, as I walked into the downstairs bathroom on 15 April 2013, feeling hot and queasy. I knelt on the floor, bent my head into the toilet bowl and what happened after that is a blur.

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Sharing this poetry on social media stroke support sites found it helped others and gave me a purpose Stroke victim and zest for life once again. Sheila Brennand This inspired me in 2015, to found her brain publish my book ‘A Stroke of would only work Poetry – Poems of healing and in rhyme after hope after stroke’.

Patrick was standing over me, glass of water in hand, but I was slumped on the floor, no right-side movement and unable to utter one word! Scary does not even come close.

“Strokes only happen to older people” is one of many myths I have quashed over recent years, in my work as a passionate Stroke Foundation Stroke Safe Ambassador.

I had suffered a stroke and was only 49. I recovered well post stroke but my career as a Private Investigator on the Sunshine Coast was done, due to my slower brain.

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Losing my identity, unable to contribute as before brought on post stroke depression and still struggling with fatigue and sensory overload, even seven years on, are but a few post stroke symptoms suffered by many stroke survivors around the globe. However, after my stroke, my brain would only work in rhyme and as such, I began to write poetry about my sad, happy, and frustrating times.

I love being a stroke advocate; delivering stroke safe presentations, stroke prevention advice and sharing the ‘FAST’ signs of stroke to help people wake up to their own stroke risk. We can prevent 80% of strokes, simply by being stroke aware and leading a healthier life. Please follow Shelagh and the Stroke Foundation for further information about stroke; Novembers ‘Stride 4 Stroke’ initiative or requesting a Stroke Safe Speaker for your group or organisation.

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SCHOOL NEWS

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TUDENTS AT Tin Can Bay School enjoyed a day of multi-coloured fun last month. With the official Athletics Carnival cancelled in term two due to Covid, students and staff across the whole school were excited to be able to enjoy a sporting fun day together with lots of ‘out of the box’ activities. Pool noodle relays, obstacle course, water challenges, long jump and frisbee and vortex throwing were among the list. Students were still able to score points for Tuncun and Wallu in the hope that they would be victorious. Participation was high and the points were close, with the winner being… WALLU with 1566 points! Tuncun put in an awesome effort and ended close behind with 1550 points. Congratulations to everyone for a wonderful day.

Welcoming our 2021 Preppies! Ms Searl and Prep A students have been busy helping our 2021 preppies become familiar with their classroom and its set-up ready for next year. Prep Transition afternoons are super important in reducing the anxiety some students feel when beginning school

Some of the Tin Can Bay Year 4 students enjoying their fun in the sun

in a new and unfamiliar environment. Our current prep students love being the ‘older helpers,’ showing where different toys and resources are kept and how to use them, different classroom routines and how much fun school and learning can be. If your child is starting school next year, please give the school a call and arrange a time to come in and meet our prep teacher, Stacey Searl, check out the classroom and playground space and sign up for the transition afternoons. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Volleyball Success! Three teams of Tin Can Bay students took on the challenge of the Queensland Volleyball titles, held on the Gold Coast last month. Students competed hard against many

other, much larger schools. Their hard work and commitment to training paid off, with all teams having great matches. The Year 8 Girls team were a stand out, clearly winning their division and bringing home the trophy! Luxie-Leigh (Co-Captain), Keira (CoCaptain), Chloe-Anna, Janae, Jade, Ocean and Laney were overwhelmed with excitement and proudly showed off their medals to the rest of the school. Keira also won Most Valuable Player of the Tournament. The girls loved the experiences and challenges they faced throughout the weekend; winning every set they played,

Volleyball team (L to R) Back row– Ocean, Chloe-Anna, Jade, Janae and Laney. Front row – Luxie-Leigh and Keira

being able to hang out together, make new friends and compete against so many other teams, including the gun server from Meridan State College! The girls would like to say ‘thank you!’ to the more than 60 supporters who were there for the final to cheer them on. Also a big thanks to the teachers who came along and organised everything for them - Mr D. Arthur, Mr T. Arthur, Mrs Masri and Mrs Kirby, and volunteers Mrs Arthur and Paul. Also a ‘cheers’ to Mr D Arthur for coaching them throughout the year and helping them to come such a long way. Congratulations girls!

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HIS MONTH I’D like to give a shout out to all of our community champions who consistently support the school to deliver exciting and engaging programs for all of our kids. Last week we had our Year 4/5/6 students participate in a school camp that was supported by a small army of our wider school community. We are so fortunate to have so many people support our school initiatives over a long time. Local businesses support our every endeavour, and it is due to them we are able to keep costs to parents to an absolute minimum. We had so many people help with transport, food preparation and activities, we cannot thank you enough! We were committed to providing an opportunity for our senior students to experience camp this year, given that this will be a positive memory of 2020 before some of our students embark on the next chapter of high school next year. The program included high ropes courses at Gympie East State School, mountain biking at Monkland State School, and hiking from Rainbow

Beach to Double Island Point, finished off with a ‘Learn to Surf and Kayak Session’ supported by Epic Ocean Adventures. Everyone involved had a great time, with many suggesting it was the best camp they had been on. The students were amazing, especially given that everyone was faced with activities that took them outside their comfort zone and challenged them. To have the opportunity to share the experience with the children, staff and parent helpers was an absolute privilege and memories I will cherish. On the theme of Community Champions, I would like to acknowledge the support from our P&C who held the annual BBQ at Bunnings on Saturday. This is an important fundraiser that is able to contribute financial support for things such as camps, excursions and other projects. We value this fundraiser as it is able contribute funds from outside of our community. I want to thank all of the P&C executives who continue to go above and beyond in support of our great school. I also want to recognise those who donate to our school, whether that be time, effort or other. Your contributions are deeply appreciated.

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ELCOME TO Term 4, the last of the year for us at the Rainbow Beach State School P&C. It’s definitely a busy term for our school, our kids and all their families. When we live in such a small community it’s a case of ‘all hands on deck’ at school, at home and at work. With many families here also running businesses, or working for other businesses in the community we are a town which definitely doesn’t get much of a break on holidays, or during the school term. Which brings me to another thing which we all know, ‘many hands make light work’. Even though all of us are busy, giving just a couple hours of your time here and there makes a huge difference to everyone. Thanks to the P&C fundraising efforts, we have donated a significant amount to the Year 4/5/6 camp which enables all families to send their children by lowering the cost of the camp. Without fundraisers and volunteers, this is

not possible, so we thank all our loyal volunteers and contributors. We are continuing to fundraise as much as we can with the following events: Bunnings sausage sizzle, election day sausage sizzle and bake stall, and the fishing comp raffle nights. We would love a couple of extra hands to raise funds for graduation gifts, the yearly gift of a book for every child, and next years’ class camps. So help us help the school, and the kids and the families in this community, through seeing if you can manage to give a little something (time, donation, support or anything else), as anything anyone gives helps our community residents. We hope the Year 4, 5 and 6 camp was fun, challenging and all the kids conquered their fears (high ropes and walking 13kms!) and have a sense of achievement. A big congratulations to Ms McColl and Mr Bennett for organising a locally based camp that combines challenge and adventure with our local environment, schools and businesses.

Sarah Booth, Jed Elmer and Sandra Sandra Lindenberg raising money for the school

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Cooloola Coast Visitor’s Guide Rainbow Beach and the Cooloola Coast is home of the Coloured Sands, the majestic Carlo Sandblow and gateway to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. You can feed wild dolphins, visit a historic lighthouse and kayak with the whales.

Rainbow Shores Clarkson Drive has a concrete path for most of the way taking you through wallum and paperbarks. If riding, you can turn left to the industrial area (Karoonda Road) and the return to town via Carlo Road.

Double Island Point (DIP) has the longest break in Australia (when the swell lines up. (4WD only) Surf Lessons & Board Hire 0435 934 087 Epic Ocean Adventures 0408 738 192 Rainbow Beach 0432 690 194

Coloured Sands Starting below the lookout, walk along the beach towards Double Island Point for a kilometre or so to these amazing coloured sand cliffs, with the best colours around 9 to 10 kilometres along the beach (accessible with a 4wd or Surf and Sand Safari tour) 5486 3131. Carlo Sand Blow A bush walk up to Carlo Sand Blow is a must for every visitor. Drive to the reservoir at the top of Cooloola Drive. The Blow is an easy 600m walk from the car park or take the longer walk from the National Parks Office. Spectacular views of the Coloured Sands, Double Island Point and Tin Can Bay Inlet are the bonus for your efforts. When the thermals are right, you will often see hang gliders taking off and landing at this beautiful piece of nature’s sculpture. Fraser Island Great Walk A 90 km trail which showcases natural and cultural features of the world’s largest sand island as it meanders between Dilli Village and Happy Valley www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/ parks/great - walks-fraser-island/about. html Cooloola Great Walk A 102 km trail which passes through a rich diversity of vegetation types with spectacular views, connecting Rainbow Beach with Noosa North Shore. www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/ greatwalkscooloola/ index.html Rainforest Walk / Bymien Picnic Area A few kilometres from town, on the Gympie Road, take the Freshwater Road to the left: 3km on a good gravel surface will bring you to Bymien, which is the limit for conventional vehicles. Lake Poona After morning tea or lunch in the picnic area you can venture on some wonderful walks to Lake Poona or through some spectacular rainforest. Allow 40 minutes to reach Lake Poona. Lake Freshwater Only accessible by 4WD, tour or walking. Walking tracks starts at the Bymien picnic area. The round trip from Rainbow Beach will take a full day and requires fitness. Foreshore Tin Can Bay You can walk 4km from Crab Creek to Norman Point, over picturesque bridges, signage of flora and fauna, through mangroves, playgrounds and outdoor gyms. It is mostly flat – very safe for children on wheels. Start at the playground opposite the library, cycle to Crab Creek and stop for a coffee, then return to opposite the library. Enjoy the views out to the inlet while the kids enjoy the playground and skatepark. Rainbow Beach 10,000 steps walk – from the headland behind the surf tower and playground to Carlo Road. Paths are perfect for bicycles, scooters and skateboards.

Half-day 4WD Tours (5486 3131) or hire your own to Cooloola National Park, Coloured Sands, Double Island Point, lighthouse, rainforest and Lake Freshwater. 4x4 Hire Rainbow Beach 4x4 Hire 5486 8300 Rainbow Beach Adventure Centre 4WD Hire 5486 3288

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Stand-Up Paddle Tour The 2-hour tour on offer is a basic introduction to SUP to anybody who would like to see what its all about. With all of our equipment catered for the beginner, also the flat water of Pelican Bay/ Carlo Point this is a fantastic tour for scenery and also the whole family to enjoy, it’s just so easy to participate. 0408 738 192 Seary’s Creek 7km from town towards Gympie, with 2 waterholes, boardwalks, bridges and history – do read the sign and spot the creatures. Always cool on the hottest of days.

Scuba Diving A popular spot for the scuba enthusiast is at Wolf Rock, off Double Island Point. World class diving on Fraser Island’s doorstep, phone Wolf Rock Dive Centre on 5486 8004. Hang Gliding & Paragliding Carlo Sand Blow is one of the top spots for hand gliders in Queensland with the National Championships being held there each January. With a take off of 300ft and a soarable ridge of 12 kilometres long and about 500ft high, Carlo Sand Blow is definitely the place to go. Fliers should be of Hang2 standard, fly in north easterly winds and remember landing in the bathing reserve is prohibited. Wind surf off the surfing beach or in Tin Can Bay Inlet, taking off from Carlo Point.

Rainbow Beach Aquatic Centre and Tin Can Bay Pool offers squad, learn to swim, water aerobics and more. Sailing And Cruising If you love the wonderful peace and relaxation of sailing or cruising, the sheltered waters of the Great Sandy Strait are for you. You may see dugong, turtles, dolphins and more. Great Sandy Strait Cruises and Sunset Cruises 0428 838 836

Dolphin Ferry 35 minutes by ferry to view the dolphins at TIn Can Bay 7am daily 0428 838 836 Dolphin Viewing/Feeding at Tin Can Bay just a thirty minute drive to Tin Can Bay through Cooloola Cove and you can see the dolphins at Barnacles Dolphin Centre, Norman Point at around 7 – 7.30am each day, feeding time is 8am, charges apply. Come and have a look around this pretty little town while you are there. 5486 4899 Turtle Tours Paddle in double seated ocean kayaks along the edge of the mangroves at Pelican Bay on this two hour tour, you quietly encounter all types of sea life from turtles to rays to the odd dolphin. 0408 738 192 Sea Kayaking Dolphin View Sea Kayaking: A unique experience - see dolphins, whales (seasonal), manta rays, turtles and more 0408 738 192 Horseride with professional guides on our World Heritage Listed Beach. 04121RIDES Tin Can Bay Foreshore Bird Walk – 137 species with best viewing spots on the brochure. Tin Can Bay Wildflower Walk spectacular wildflower species, all on the brochure.

Our safe beach is patrolled between September - March. ALWAYS SWIM BETWEEN THE FLAGS. Surfing The most popular area is near the surf tower. Note: surfing in the bathing area is prohibited.

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Probably one of Rainbow’s greatest attractions would have to be the abundant opportunity for fishing. Fishing, in all its styles, is available right on our doorstep. Beach fishing has unlimited scope with nearly 100kms of beach to choose from. Varieties include Bream, Whiting, Tailor, Dart, Jew and Flathead. Estuary fishing in Tin Can Bay Inlet, through the Inskip Point area and up the Great Sandy Strait is perfect for those with a boat or the wish to hire one. Access is from an efficient boat ramp at Carlo Point. Another ramp is located at Bullock Point. Charter Boats Excellent reef fishing is only a few miles offshore and charter trips can be arranged through Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters on 0439 775 070, Keely Rose Reef Fishing Charters on 0407 146 151 or Double Island Point Fishing Charters 0417 073 313. The reefs off Rainbow yield Red Emperor, Sweet lip, Snapper, Pearl Perch, Parrot and Coral Trout.

extreme adventure Kitesurfing Lessons Learn to kitesurf with very experienced instructors from Rainbow Beach Surf Centre. 0408 738 192

Cooloola Sand, wind and water have sculpted a varied landscape at Cooloola, the largest remnant of coastal vegetation on the southern Queensland’s mainland. High sand dunes, coloured sand cliffs, sweeping beaches, sandblows, freshwater lakes, tall forests, paperbark swamps and wildflower heath make the Cooloola Recreation Area a spectacular part of the Great Sandy National Park. www.nprsr. qld.gov. au/parks/cooloola/index Inskip Peninsula is a narrow, sandy finger of land built up by wind and waves. It forms a natural breakwater at the entrance to Tin Can Inlet and Great Sandy Strait. Inskip is a gateway to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. Beach she oaks, cypress pine and other coastal trees and shrubs shade the very popular camping areas ringed by open ocean beaches and sheltered estuary shores. All are within 15 minutes drive to Rainbow Beach. Most of the peninsula is protected as a Recreation Area. www.nprsr.qld.gov. au/parks/inskip-peninsula/index The Great Sandy Marine Park extends from Baffle Creek in the north to Double Island Point in the south. It includes Hervey Bay, Great Sandy Strait, Tin Can Bay Inlet and the waters off the east coast of Fraser Island, seaward to three nautical miles. Seagrass meadows, mangroves, rocky shores, reefs, sandy beaches, bays, sheltered channels, rivers, creeks and estuaries host a wealth of wildlife including whales, turtles, dugong, grey nurse sharks, fish, corals, birds and more. www. nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/great -sandymarine/ index Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island and an area of remarkable natural beauty. Growing on seemingly infertile sands are a great variety of plant communities ranging from coastal heath, mangrove forests and swamps to subtropical rainforest. The many archaeological remains found on Fraser Island record thousands of years of culture and tradition, and provide important links to their past for the Butchulla people.


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to Inskip Point and crossing in the barge. The island is 123Flying km long and covers Rainbow Beach Services offer an a area 166,038toha, so you needbut to allow dailyofservice Fraser Island, prior plenty of time explore and appreciate it. bookings are torequired. Remember that www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/fraser/index going independently, a permit is required and is available fromholidaying the National Parks Unless you intend on Fraser Offi ce. Island, most probably your best way of

seeing all its beauty is to take a 1-day or 2-day tour. Or you can make the trip in your own 4WD, driving up the road or beach to Inskip Point and crossing in the barge. Rainbow Beach Flying Services offer a daily service to Fraser Island, but prior bookings are required. Remember that if going independently, a permit is required and is available from the National Parks Office.

1st3rd Cooloola Cove Veterans and - Tin Can Bay Community Hall 0499 110 944 2nd & 4th Rainbow Beach Centreblock 0484 903 830 4th Rainbow Beach Community Hall Markets & Collectables 3rd Tin Can Bay 0418 711 897

family fun Playgrounds north and south of the Playgrounds North and South of the Headland and Rainbow Shores

at Rainbow Shores Resort. Members of the Our are advertisers are Rainbow given further public very welcome. Shores promotion the 668 Cooloola Coast Social Golf through Club (0429 255) stages Visitor’s Guide. regular competitions. A picturesque course atThe Tin guide Can Bay allnext golf addicts willalso be attracts updated month from this area. to include all our current advertisers.

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Cooloola Coast Realty Rainbow Beach Realty 07 5486 3900 www.accommodationrainbowbeach.com.au 07www.rainbowbeachrealty.com 5486 3411

Bowls There is a lawn green at the Rainbow Beach Sports Recreation & Memorial Club where visitors are most welcome. 5486 3191

Golf A par 3, 9 hole golf course is located VISITOR GUIDE UPDATE

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Tennis Two courts are available at the Sports & Recreation Club. Bookings 5486 3191

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plus... Clubs, restaurants and eateries (many Clubs, Restaurants and Eateries (many are Breastfeeding Welcome Here venues) are Breastfeeding Welcome Here venues)

Library and Xbox) Xbox) Library (Internet (Internet and Heritageand andfood Food Trails Heritage trails Pamper Yourself Yourself- -Massages, Pamper massages,Hair hair Salon salon and Beauty Treatments and beauty treatments Playgrounds, Skatepark, Bike riding

Playgrounds, skatepark, bike riding

Rainbow WatersHoliday Holiday Park Rainbow Getaway Resort www.rainbowwaters.com.au www.rainbowgetaway.com.au 54863200 0707 5486 3500 Sleepy Lagoon Hotel/Motel

Thanks to Queensland Parks and www.tincanbayhotelmotel.com.au Wildlife Service for their assistance. 07 54864124

Motorhome hire (sleeps 6) See our What’s On page for more on 0407 660198 things to do. Suggestions, amendments or to add your business to the Thanks to Queensland Parks andvisitor Wildlife guide please call 07 5486 3561 Service for their assistance. or email info@ rbcn.com.au

January “Brushes by the Sea” Rainbow Beach Art & Craft Festival January February Cooloola Crocs Swimming Carnival Australia Day celebrations Boardriders Classic RB April AnzacMemorian Day Parade February May Bay to Bay Yacht Race Big Summer Blow Out June/July Rainbow Beach Family March Fishing Classic July 4-12 Clean Up Australia Day August Rainbow Beach Triathlon International Women’s Day Rainbow Beach Lion’s Club Annual Kite April Festival Anzac Day Parade September Tin Can Bay Seafood May Festival Bay to Bay Yacht Race October Rainbow Beach Invitations Fours Rainbow Bull n Bronc BowlsBeach Tournament June Tin Can Bay Ambulance Flower Show Ocean Roar Rainbow IRB Series Beach Nippers October October Carnival Rainbow Beach Invitations FoursRuns Bowls November Rainbow Beach/Trail Tournament December Tin Can Bay Foreshore Family Rainbow Beach Nippers Carnival Nights November Rainbow Beach Lions Club Twilight Christmas Remembrance RB Markets & TCB ConcertDay andservices Afternoon Festival of Small Halls “The Tents” Rainbow Beach Holiday Program Arty Ball RB FishingOn Classic SeeFamily our What’s page26-29 for more on December Things to Do. Suggestions, amendments or add your Concerts business to the visitor guide toChristmas callBay 07Foreshore 5486 3561 or email info@ please Tin Can Family Nights rbcn.com.au Country at .the Beach

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ONGRATULATIONS to all competitors in the 2019/2020 Nippers season. Awards were presented at the first Nippers for the 2020/2021 season at Rainbow Beach. All photos thanks to Julie Pratt. The winners were: Under 8 Male: Joseph Wheeler Female: No girls

Under 12 Male: Oliver Pratt Female: Dysis Gray

Under 9 Male: Max Gruber Female: Tie, Emilie Dwine and Slade Gray

Under 13 Male: No one qualified Female: Kiera Arthur

Under 10 Male: Harrison Wheeler Female: Brandi Kenman

Under 14 Male: Adam Campbell Female: Ella Crawford

Outgoing Nippers’ coordinator Helen Brown with Tony Perrett Award, Outstanding Nipper of the Year, Sienna Arthur

Under 11 Male: Rhys Rockliffe Female: Tie Zoe Kingsley and Sienna Arthur Good Luck to the Rainbow Beach Nippers competing at carnivals over the next month: October 31 - Queensland Beach Series @ Mooloolaba. Sienna Arthur, Elle Dimmock, Oliver Pratt, Thomas Cranston and Finn Dimmock competing October 31 - North Queensland Comp @ Mackay. Bryce and Breanna Hoult competing November 14 - Sunshine Coast Branch comp. Sienna Arthur, Breanna Hoult, Elle Dimmock, Mason Bignell, Oliver Pratt, Bryce Hoult Finn Dimmock competing

Adam Campbell, U14 Age Champ with Brooke Bignell

Finn Dimmock, U12 Encouragement Award

Above: Zander Mallie, U10 Most Improved Right: U9 Age Champs - a three-way tie! Max Gruber, Emilie Dwine and Slade Gray

Kiera Arthur, U13, Age Champ

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Georgia Douglas, U13 Most Improved

Hannah Cruickshank, U11 Encouragement Award

Right: Oliver Pratt, Dysis Gray, U12 Age Champs


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Puff is home in Cunnamulla Gwyneth Moore

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HE CUNNAMULLA Youth Club took delivery of the district’s first dragon boat following the gifting by Cooloola Dragon Boat Club of their original dragon boat Puff last month. Six very excited Cooloola Dragons members left Tin Can Bay for Cunnamulla to provide lessons and coaching in managing and operating a dragon boat. Mary Anne Johnson, youth club trainer, put her hand up to earn sweeping/ steering. This was given by our sweep Norma

Sanderson. Mary Anne stated that she had never seen a dragon boat in her life! Under direction from Cooloola’s head coach, Sandy Wooster, two days of coaching, directing and supervising of 14 very enthusiastic Cunnamulla locals occurred on the Warrego River. The first dragon boat to be ever seen on the Warrego River! It gives great satisfaction knowing that another region and community has been introduced to the sport of dragon boating and knowing that Puff will be useful and loved once again. Back home, our club’s community involvement this week is with the Tin Can

Bay School program. The dragon boat and members will provide the opportunity for local school students to experience the thrill of dragon boating. We welcome anyone wishing to experience dragon boating to come and try with us on our training days, Thursday pm and Sunday am at Snapper Creek. Please phone Sandy, Head Coach 0402 352 756.

The Cooloola Dragons teaching the locals of Cunnamulla the “joys” of dragon boating with “Puff” who they gifted to the club

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ITH NOVEMBER now on our doorstep there is one month remaining to enter the Gardiner Fisheries Whiting Championship for 2020. With major sponsors Alvey Reels Australia, MJF Fishing Rods and Salty Gear Clothing Brand on board, this year’s prize pool has brought in some very competitive entrants. But it’s not just the biggest fish that will fill your gills though. This year there is a prize for a mystery weight. Every fish you weigh in could win you a limited edition MJF fishing rod paired with an Alvey Surf 60 reel and an awesome Salty Gear Prize Pack. November will provide two peak fishing periods based around the two full moons. When they come on the bite, monster whiting have been inhaling baits such as live and preserved worm, yabbie and surface lures. For inshore fish, the bite time has been strongest with the incoming high tide. As the water floods the yabbie banks, some

monster fish will brave ankle deep water for a feed. Fishing the ocean beaches from Inskip Point to Teewah, look for shallow gutters with a clear exit. Whiting will enter and leave the gutter once the water depth leaves them vulnerable to predators. The biggest fish on the board so far have been caught land-based, both inshore and from the ocean beaches. Entry remains open with the scales being switched off at 12pm, Saturday November 28, 2020. Individual entry costs $40, club entry is $15 per person (minimum five entrants). First fish can be weighed-in 24 hours after registration. Children under 15 enter for free! Gardiner Fisheries - find us at 1 Karoonda Rd, Rainbow Beach. Local Rainbow Beach School Principal, Steve Bennett, and Sonny with a solid whiting from the surf, weighing in at 428g and 37.5cm

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Rainbow Beach fishing report Mat Cooper Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters 0439 775 070

Below: A typical mixed bag caught on Baitrunner this month

bucket lists for people this month, ranging from trout with one lucky angler catching three in one day. Red Emperor along with jobfish and some cracking Pearl perch also have been in the mix. Plenty of quality parrot and wrass about along with husser and snapper. Cod and scarlets have also been a plentiful catch on some of the closer reefs with some quality sweetlip. Jacks are starting to fire up in the straits, especially with a bit of rain and storm activity. Till next month that’s it.

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I EVERYONE. It’s been great to see everyone back in full swing again and busier than ever and it seems like fishing has been one of those activities on everyone’s agenda. Bookings have been solid a long way in advance and we have had some amazing trips with great crews all having an awesome experience. We have managed to tick off quite a few

Annette had a great birthday with this Scarlet and Snapper being two of many for her

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FEW QUALITY tailor are being caught in the bay on the edges of the channels, with the best bite time being from sunset to just after dark. Pilchards or live diver whiting entice them to have a sunset snack, in some cases their last. There have been quite a few bream around but the size leaves a bit to be desired. The flathead need a bit of dedication to catch any quantity at the moment, but think of the exercise you get casting those lures! With water temperatures beginning to warm, mangrove jack are becoming active with a few caught in the creeks. They are usually caught close to the mangrove roots and areas with structure like fallen trees and rocky areas, but they do venture out to the nearby flats to feed at night. Jacks will readily take flesh baits as well as squid heads and live baits. They also feed on crabs, as one was caught earlier this year and when cleaned there were two whole 55 mm sand crabs virtually intact in its gut. When fishing for jacks, cod are regularly caught and the occasional Queensland Grouper which are a No Take Species, so please be aware of how to identify our

protected grouper. If you are lucky enough to catch a barra don’t forget the three month closed season starts on November 1. Summer whiting have turned up in good numbers and there have been some quality elbow slappers amongst them. They are being caught mainly on the daytime rising tides, as well as good catches of quality fish on the night time high tides around the full moon. It is worth making the effort to pump some fresh yabbies, as a hungry whiting just can’t resist them. Beach worms are also a top bait and big whiting will readily take small pea-size black soldier crabs with a few on the hook. There are still a few anglers making good catches of squid regularly, so it is probably worthwhile hunting around to find them. Don’t forget to save the heads for jack or reef bait. The AGM was held on October 21, with a new Executive and a mix of old and new members elected. The outgoing members wish them every success and thank members for their support over the last year. Contact the secretary for membership or general information: 0437 242 171, email: tcbfishingclub@bigpond.com

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CROSSWORD / HOROSCOPE 1

CROSSWORD PUZZLE NO. 301 Across 8 Most intimate (6) 9 Former St. George Dragons pro rugby hooker and national captain (3,5) 10 ”Iron Gloves”, Test wicketkeeper (3,5) 11 Sort of (2,1,3) 12 Gun butts (6) 13 What you usually see in a mirror (8) 14 Rare Queensland spider-eating flying mammal (6-6,3) 18 Patriotic (4,4) 21 Refuse to accept (6) 23 Deadeye Annie (6) 24 For the few (8) 25 Ghastly (8)

26 SA leader --- Marshall (6) Down 1 Not too many (3,2,3) 2 Vast (6) 3 Gets cracking (6,2) 4 Long NW Australian coastal strip (6,4,5) 5 Instead (2,4) 6 Worried (8) 7 East Mediterranean democracy (6) 15 Inhabitants (8) 16 Playful dolphin relative (8) 17 Place for old documents (8) 19 Grounds (6) 20 Give the pink slip (3,3) 22 Bullying seabird (6)

November Horoscope by Cosmic Joy SCORPIO You may be the one with all the answers to perplexing questions, but make sure you also take time to get back to nature to add zest to your life. You may release aspects of your past, making way for new beginnings. Get rid of useless stuff. An old love may appear on the scene. SAGITTARIUS You’re busy clearing a path, but distractions might hamper your progress. Don’t let them! Do the work required to achieve your aims and you might find something unusual and rewarding. Pay special attention to your partner on the 23rd.

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with friends or mentors for whom you have respect. PISCES It is great to share with people who share your interests, but don’t say yes to all their requests. Try not to over-commit. Knowing your own priorities will help you decide what to do. Your ideals can inspire others – you might find a way to begin to use the information or skills you have learnt.

ARIES Of course there’s no time for a fitness routine, but it will help you right now, to cope with all that is going on, but make sure you also make time for indulgence – a massage, CAPRICORN Your energy might be strong at a facial. Try not to let your ambitions run the moment, but remember to pace yourself: over the wrong toes. Plan a special romantic don’t push your limits just now. Enjoy the something for your honey towards the end of Ÿ Isof the technician qualified &the licensed? company friends and offer fully support month. where Watch out for mechanical Ÿ needed. Has your room been measured & sized correctly? equipment as older worn stuff might break TAURUS If you’re not happy with the terms Ÿ Have you seen any recent work from the installer? down. of your current venture, then consider Ÿ Can the installer provide ongoingrenegotiating. support & Travel service? or short journeys AQUARIUS Time to treat yourself this month may help you gain a new perspective on Ÿ Will the installer use premium products, provide quality with massages, a spa day, or a retreat to relationships. Know your own moral priorities workmanship & leave the jobsite –clean & tidy? somewhere quiet. Doors are opened for your others may not have the same high values Ÿ –Does installer knowideas, the local as area & Prioritise environmental conditions? career follow the through with creative yours. artistic directions in your they may be the key to success. Your vision work after November 8, and make sure you may make the difference. Maybe network research your competitors.

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GEMINI Delve into problems at their source, and look beyond the surface for solutions. Your sweetie may be feeling more responsive after the Moon on the 7th. Joyful interactions with kids may be a highlight, particularly around November 23. Work is on your mind this month – make sure you pay attention to detail. At Climate Control we CANCER This might be the right time to address problems with your partner. Express your feelings of love and appreciation and try to deal with expectations. Are they realistic? Do they meet your partner’s? Work is important this month: what do you want to accomplish? Your ideas might change towards the end of the month. LEO You may find a chance to free yourself of family obligations that you do not need

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and abilities gaining recognition. tick all theto shine, boxes! You may be quite influential in situations needing change. Travel may lead to a wonderful opportunity for romance this month. Enjoy the experience!

LIBRA You attract great support, but it may not fall into place straight away. You need time to chill, so maybe give up some of your social obligations. Romance is alive after November 23 - think fantasy, indulge your senses. Balance your bank account before the 7th, woo investors after the 8th, but wait for success until next month.


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11 Men’s Shed Remembrance Day plus Origin Football Night, members only

28 Rainbow Beach Market, Community Hall, 7am, rainbowcommunity@cirs.net.au

11 QCWA Craft Mornings, QCWA Hall,10am, $2, morning tea supplied, Wendy: 0412 547 043

28 Introduction to Creative Writing, Gympie Library, via Zoom, 10am, phone: 5481 0859

11 Gympie Library via Zoom, 11am, bookings Eventbrite, ph: 5481 0859

29 Simply Classical Concert, 2pm, outdoor basketball court, Gympie Showgrounds. Heidi: 0407 599 853

14 Men’s Shed General Meeting, 10am, all welcome 15 Music in the Park, 2pm, Lions Park TCB, Pam: 0427 180 649 16 Men’s Shed Phoenix Program, Joy: 0455 629 232

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Mens Shed, Scroll Saw Classes, AM Bryan Phillips: 0420 299 651 Men’s Shed, Computer/IT/Phone Classes, every PM Paul Boulton: 0437 007 911 Friday Chess Group, Men’s Shed, every Friday, Carole: 0437 880 438 Men’s Shed, Lathe Classes – AM Paul Oliver: 0427 995 512 Saturday Markets 3rd Saturday Tin Can Bay 4th Saturday Rainbow Beach Sunday Dragon Boating, every Sunday 7.30am, Sandra: 0402 352 756

CROSSWORD PUZZLE NO. 301 Answers:

Across: 8 Inmost, 9 Ian Walsh, 10 Rod Marsh, 11 In a way, 12 Stocks, 13 Yourself, 14 Golden-tipped bat, 18 True blue, 21 Reject, 23 Oakley, 24 Esoteric, 25 Horrific, 26 Steven.

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A Little Humour HEARING AID Two elderly ladies, Mabel and Evie, meet at a café for a nice cup of coffee and a cake. After a while, Mabel peers closely at Evie and says, “Evie, it looks like you have a suppository in your ear!” “What?” “It looks like you have a suppository in your ear, Evie!” says Mabel a bit louder. “Oh,” checks Evie, “you’re right! Drat, well, at least I know where my hearing aid is now.” JESUS One night a burglar is trying to break into a house. He’s sneaking across the lawn when he hears a voice - “Jesus is watching you!” He jumps, turns around, but he doesn’t see anything. So he starts creeping across the lawn again. “Jesus is watching you!” He hears it again. So now the burglar is really looking around, and he sees a parrot in a cage by the side of the house. He says to the parrot, “Did you say that?” The parrot answers “Yes I did.” So the burglar asks, “What’s your name?” The parrot says “Clarence.” The burglar says “What kind of stupid idiot would name his parrot Clarence?” The parrot replies, “The same stupid idiot that named his Rottweiler ‘Jesus’.” TRAFFIC LIGHTS Two elderly women were out driving in a large car. Both could barely see over the dashboard. As they were cruising along they came to an intersection. The stoplight was red but they just went on through. The woman in the passenger seat thought to herself “I must be losing it, I could have sworn we just went through a red light.” After a few more minutes they came to another intersection and the light was red

again and again they went right though. This time the woman in the passenger seat was almost sure that the light had been red but was really concerned that she was losing it. She was getting nervous and decided to pay very close attention to the road and the next intersection to see what was going on. At the next intersection, sure enough, the light was definitely red and they went right through and she turned to the other woman and said, “Mildred! Did you know we just ran through three red lights in a row! You could have killed us!” Mildred turned to her and said, “Oh, am I driving?” SLOW DOWN One day a policeman stopped a motorist who had just gone through a four-way stop sign and was about to give him a ticket when the motorist said. “Officer you can’t give me a ticket for that!’ “Why not?” said the officer. “Because although I did not stop I slowed right down and it’s almost the same.” “But you did not stop” replied the officer, “and the sign says STOP.” “But the way was clear and it was safe” replied the motorist. The officer then pulls out his batton and starts hitting the motorist. “What are you doing!” yells the motorist in surprise. “Do you want me to slow down or stop?” says the officer. TIGER, TIGER A young reporter went to a retirement home to interview an aged but legendary explorer. The reporter asked the old man to tell him the most frightening experience he had ever had. The old explorer said, “Once I was hunting Bengal tigers in the jungles of India. I was on a narrow path and my

faithful native gun bearer was behind me. Suddenly the largest tiger I have ever seen leaped onto the path in front of us. I turned to get my weapon only to find the native had fled. “The tiger leaped toward me with a mighty ROARRRR! I just soiled myself.” The reporter said, “Under those circumstances anyone would have done the same.” The old explorer said, “No, not back then - just now when I went ‘‘ROARRRR!’’’ GOLF TRAGIC A wife begins to get a little worried because her husband has not arrived home on time from his regular Saturday afternoon golf game. As the hours pass she becomes more and more concerned until, at 8pm, the husband finally pulls into the driveway. “What happened?” asked the wife. “You should have been home hours ago!” “Gus had a heart attack at the third hole,” replied the husband. “Oh, that’s terrible,” said the wife. “I know,” the husband answered. “All day long it was, hit the ball, drag Gus, hit the ball, drag Gus…” FLORIST MISTAKE On opening his new store, a man received a bouquet of flowers. He became dismayed on reading the enclosed card, that it expressed “Deepest Sympathy”. While puzzling over the message, his telephone rang. It was the florist, apologising for having sent the wrong card. “Oh, it’s alright.” said the storekeeper. “I’m a businessman and I understand how these things can happen.” “But,” added the florist, “I accidentally sent your card to a funeral party.” “Well, what did it say?” ask the storekeeper. “’Congratulations on your new location’,” was the reply.

CITY GUY BUYS A CHAINSAW A city guy walks into a hardware store and asks for a chain saw that will cut six trees in one hour. The salesman recommends the top of the line model. The city guy is suitably impressed, and buys it. The next day he brings it back and says, “This chainsaw is defective. It would only cut down one tree and it took ALL DAMN DAY!” The salesman takes the chain saw, starts it up to see what’s wrong, and the city guy asks, “What’s that noise? DID YOU KNOW No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple. “Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. The words ‘racecar,’ ‘kayak’ and ‘level’ are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes). There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous. There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: “abstemious” and “facetious.” TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

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Rainbow Beach Sports Club Rainbow Beach Surf Club Tin Can Bay Country Club Rainbow Beach Hotel Cooloola Coast Realty Michelle Agnew C21 Rainbow Beach Realty Raine & Horne Natasha Leigh Properties

Mitre 10 Cooloola Rainbow Beach Hardware, Fishing & Camping

Arcobaleno Rainbow Beach Marina Bar and Grill Tin Can Bay Rainbow Beach Pizza & Grill Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach Safety Supplies www.rainbowbeachsafetysupplies.com.au

Shopping Centre IGA Supermarket IGA Supermarket

07 5486 3355

Cooloola Coast

0412 641 743

Storage

Cooloola Cove

5486 2000

4rent4sale Storage Sheds Cooloola Tin Can Mini Storage

Rainbow Beach

5486 3444

Mechanical

Tin Can Bay

5486 2887

Rainbow Beach

0418 729 474

Tin Can Bay

5486 4577

Cooloola Cove

1300 727 025

Rainbow Beach

0411 072 379

Taxi Taxi Service

5483 5364

5486 8700 5488 0084

Solicitor Cosgroves

Gympie Cooloola Pet Resort Gympie

Rainbow Beach Tin Can Bay

Signs

Rainbow Beach

Kennels and Catteries

Tourist Centre Rainbow Beach Tourist Centre

Rainbow Beach Rustproofing and Mechanical Rainbow Beach Rainbow Beach Service Centre and Towing Rainbow Beach

5486 3228 5486 8555

Op Shop Rainbow Beach

5482 2737

5486 8000 5486 4400 5486 3043

Safety Supplies

Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach Signs

5486 3227

Tours and attractions

Rainbow Beach Horserides Rainbow Beach Rainbow Beach Learn to Surf Rainbow Beach Surf and Sand Safaris Rainbow Beach Wolf Rock Dive Rainbow Beach

0412 174 337 0435 934 087 5486 3131 5486 8004

EMERGENCY - AMBULANCE / POLICE / FIRE . . . . . . . . . . . . 000

SES Flood/Storm Damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 500 SES - Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 3314 SES - Tin Can Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 4604

Rural Fires Neerdie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0400 865 132 QPWS Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 9900 QPWS Tewantin (7 days) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5449 7792 Gympie Regional Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1300 307 800

City Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coastguard Tin Cay Bay - VMR 417 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Community Centre Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cooloola Coast Medical Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

HOSPITAL Gympie Hospital & Community Health . . . . . . . . . . . . 5489 8690

5486 2304 5486 4290 5486 3355 5486 2488

5486 8686 0409 86 86 86

Restaurants and Cafés

Garden Supplies

Vinnies

Cooloola Coast Cooloola Cove

Plasterer Garry Thompson

Hardware

Caravan Repairs and Hire

0473 408 359

Photography

5353 1000

Food Wholesalers

Tin Can Bay Tourist Park

Beach to Bay Pest Management Termites@Cooloola

Rainbow Beach

Flooring

Looney’s Labour

Rainbow Naturals

5486 4600

Keely Rose Deep Sea Fishing Charters Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters

Handyman

0499 002 828

Naturopath

RB & TCB

Fishing Charters

Floorzone

RB Wedding Photography

Excavator

Caravan Parks Tin Can Bay

5482 7688 5486 4800 5488 0271

Electrician

SAJE Graphics Tin Can Bay

Gympie Tin Can Bay Cooloola Cove

Doctor Cooloola Coast General Practice Rainbow Beach General Practice

Timothy Muir Optomotrist

Pest Control

Graphic Design

Cabinet Makers Cooloola Coast Cabinets

Channon and Lawrence Dental Cooloola Cove Smiles Coloured Sands Clinic

Ace Wholesalers

Bakery

Optometrist 5481 2846 4121 7070 0436 394 347

Dentist

Killer Excavations

Bait and Tackle Rainbow Beach Fishing & Camping Gardiner Fisheries Chandlery Bait and Tackle

Classique Blinds Screens Gympie & Awnings Maryborough Cooloola Curtains & Blinds Cooloola Cove

Doctor - Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5313 3277 Doctor - Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 3078 Doctor - Tin Can Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 4600

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE (Please phone to make appt ) DEACON, Arthur (Cooloola Cove) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0419 624 208 FISHER, Peter (Cooloola Cove) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0407 95 4678 MISSEN, John Joseph (Rainbow Beach) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 8153

ENERGEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 62 62 EPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1300 130 372 FIRE & RESCUE - Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 3169 Tin Can Bay Fire Warden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0409 828 414 Rural Fires Goomboorian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0417 793 286

Library - Tin Can Bay Wed, Frid 9am - 12.30am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 4355 Library - Rainbow Beach Thurs, 9.30am - 12.30pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 3705

Local Disaster Management CCCLDMSG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 4483, 0439 862 264 Cooloola Cove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5488 0436, 0459 26 374 Wallu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0419 685 338 Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0427 863 007 Pharmacy - Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 3070 Police - Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 8765 Police - Tin Can Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 2426 Police - non urgent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 444 POISONS Information Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 11 26 School - Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 9333 School - Tin Can Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5488 1222 Tin Can Bay Community Church Op Shop . . . . . . . . . . 5486 2055 Llew O’Brien (Federal Member) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4121 2936 Tony Perrett MLA (State Member) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5329 5100 November 2020 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 39


TRADES & SERVICES DIRECTORY Airconditioning

Arborist

Building

Bob the Builder

Locals Working Together

Greenspace Transformations

Jeff Wakeling: 0434 006 706 Tin Can Bay QLD

Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ

Experienced Tree & Palm removal, Stump grinding, Slashing & Mowing large spaces ABN: 53 096 468 552 Insurance No. 15T9066413

G.T.S

BULL

If you have the idea... we have the know how!

Mark Groves: 0412 608 271 Arborist Tin Can Bay QLD

CARAVAN RV CAMPING

Specialising in con ned spaces and dangerous tree removals

AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION Tim: 0421 245 260

Tree Services

TM

Call

0417 728 510

ABN: 95 745 270 489 Insurance No. 118U468157BPK

bullair@bigpond.com ARC

Extensions Home Improvements Decks Patios General Household Maintenance

for ALL your Tree Requirements

today

L094972

Are you ableElectrics to make up a double Auto business card using these elements please for the trades and services? I think it's the same as an 1/8V? Same as sub-cooled.

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The main thing is the name RAINBOW ELEVATED, the logo, phone number, and

e.

0418 724 814

• SOLAR KITS • SOLAR REGULATORS • ELECTRIC BRAKES • DUAL BATTERIES

• BATTERIES • STARTERMOTORS • ALTERNATORS • UHF & RADIOS

0499 144 678

AIR CONDITIONING

& R E F R I G E R AT I O N

7 KAROONDA RD, RAINBOW BEACH

www.rainbowbeachautoelectrics.com.au

COMMERCIAL and DOMESTIC

RTA: AU45220

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AIR CONDITONING REPAIRS REFRIGERATION REPAIRS AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION REFRIGERATION INSTALLATION 24/7 SERVICE FREE QUOTES

Barber

0436 338 631

Ph Greg: 0436 338 631 E: subcooledliquid@gmail.com ABN: 12541924379, ARCtick: L152481, Restr Elec Cont: 154267, *t's and c's apply

Reach all the locals on the Cooloola Coast Advertise in the Trades and Services Pages from $60.00 a month.

To find out more, phone: 5486 3561 40 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – November 2020

LOCAL CHERRY PICKER FOR HIRE

ALL 12V/24V REPAIRS, INSTALLS & SALES

Est. 1985

Ÿ Wall cleaning &

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building maintenance Window Cleaning Roof & gu er cleaning and maintenance Pruning tall trees Pain ng Pressure cleaning

PHONE DAVE: 0418 820 892 Rainbow Beach QLD ABN: 69203031883

Cabinet Making


TRADES & SERVICES DIRECTORY Community Hall

Electrical

Gas

RAINBOW BEACH COMMUNITY CENTRE

HALL HIRE FOR WEDDING & EVENTS INFORMATION & RESOURCE CENTRE WI-FI COMPUTER ACCESS LOCAL MARKETS

07 5486 3355

rainbowcommunity@cirs.net.au 32 Rainbow Beach Road, Rainbow Beach Road

Concrete

Scott Sandilands Could we just put a dash after installation Q.B.C.C licence: 68065 and then put ‘domestic commercial For all your concreting needs industrial ‘ on a new line so it reads better. with reliable prompt service, please call or email Scott.

Local Electrician

Mobile: 0418 793 256

Small Business - Competitive Prices

Email: scott.sandilands@gmail.com

MGB CONCRETE

QUALITY SOLAR DESIGN & INSTALLATION ALL OTHER ELECTRICAL NEEDS DOMESTIC - COMMERCIAL - INDUSTRIAL

We Pride Ourselves on Excellent Customer Service & Focus on Quality Parts and Installation

0448 195 070

QBCC Licence No. – 1162933

Local Contractor Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ

Driveways Patios Shed slabs Pathways Pool surrounds Rendering

Jake@Earthrstelectrical.com.au earthrstelectrical.com.au

Excavations

Plain Exposed Decorative When quality matters

Servicing: Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay and Cooloola Cove

Call Mick on 0407 228 044 Courier

Glass

Ÿ

Site Cuts & Level

Ÿ

Pool Excava ons

Ÿ

General Earthworks

Ÿ

Tight Access Work

Ÿ

Foo ngs

Ÿ

Plumbing

Ÿ

Post Holes

Servicing the Gympie and Cooloola Coast Regions with over 20 years of experience Craig Killalea: 0417 192 651

Flooring

E: killerexcava ons@gmail.com

Handyman

Choose Followmont 100% Australian Owned

We Support Local LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED SERVICE is important to us, and we make your business our priority. Ÿ servicing the WHOLE of the Gympie Region! Ÿ offering services to all parts of Queensland & New South Wales

Reach all the locals on the Cooloola Coast Advertise in the Trades and Services Pages from $60.00 a month.

Michelle Barry - phone 0427 585 663 www.followmont.com.au

To find out more, phone: 5486 3561 November 2020 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 41


TRADES & SERVICES DIRECTORY Pet Boarding

Safety Supplies

Storage

Rainbow Beach Safety Supplies

Rainbow Beach WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

SHEDS FROM $65 / MONTH

www.rainbowbeachsafetysupplies.com.au

Photography

Signs

Rainbow

Phone: 0439 780 903 Website: www.rainbowbeachweddingphotography.com

Plasterer

Jeff Hogues Plumbing Service jeff@jef hoguesplumbing.com.au Drain Cleaning Gas Installation Gas Maintenance Back low Servicing Back low Installation Ÿ Thermostatic Mixing Valves Ÿ Treatment Plant Maintenance Ÿ General Plumbing and Drainage Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ

Rumbalara Avenue Rainbow Beach QLD 4581

0458 259 418

Taxi

Solicitor

Plumber

Cosgroves Solicitor in Attendance Wednesdays 10:00am – 1:00pm Conference Room, Rainbow Sands Resort

Paul Cosgrove B.COM., B.ECON., LL.B., B.C.L.

EMAIL cosgroves@cosgroves.com.au TELEPHONE (07) 3371 9199 MOBILE (24 HRS) 0418 729 474 P.O. Box 1225 TOOWONG Q. 4066

Reach all the locals on the Cooloola Coast QBCC 78058

advertise in the Trades and Services Pages from $60.00 a month. To find out more, phone: 5486 3561

Removalist

Sporting

Stars Send in a photo of your sporting star (any sport) to: info@rbcn.com.au 42 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – November 2020

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Tyre & Mechanical Service


SELLING SELLING RAINBOW RAINBOW FOR 10 YEARS FOR 10 YEARS TALK TO THE EXPERT TALK TO THE EXPERT CALL ANDREW CALL ANDREW 0408 736 711 0408 736 711 Locally owned, Locallyoperated owned, locally locally operated and exclusive to andRainbow! exclusive to Rainbow! November 2020 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 43


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Save Time Shop Local

Find your local store at iga.com.au/stores

Rainbow Beach

Hello and welcome to another spectacular month in beau ful Rainbow Beach land. As we move into summer, Rainbow seems to be the place for the weekend. Where else are you supposed to go when you are locked in your state? Good for local business, but all good things come to an end. Government subsidies will run out. A recent survey from business owners found three out of five businesses believe once free money ends, they will struggle to survive 12 months. All these Covid restric ons will need to be revisited once unemployment/par cipa on rate’s true figure is revealed. Lucky for the states it’s federal money. I be er men on the elec on, however, apparently we are a non-poli cal-bias ar cle. Do not worry about the budget, we will just spend our way out of debt? I guess reliance on free money never really teaches you how to operate a profitable business. Nothing to do with double standards. 30,000 at the AFL grand final but 1500 at Inskip Point. Too much red tape to see anyway. Nothing to see here.

in Queensland for the first me. I guess that is how you grow the game? Only if the Lions could go one be er. With the final Bledisloe this Saturday, let us hope Australia can break the drought - 18 years of losing sucks. Would not really know how it feels to win. A par cipa on medal is apparently accepted these days. What happened to second being the first loser? I cannot say enough, thank-you from the locals for their on-going support. As we are s ll in uncertain mes, the future looks bright on the horizon. Op mism is some mes the best remedy. That rounds my rant for the month. Stay safe, shop local.

Matt, Bernie, Justin, Liam & our friendly staff at the IGA

The sports report. What a weekend it has been. The Broncos make it a 3peat. The women’s game is s ll evolving but I sure would not want them to run at me. The Sunshine Coast Storm destroying the Panthers. It is really us V them. Channel 9 showed its true colour (blue) in the grand final commentary. I didn't even know the Storm was playing except from the scoreboard. Gus and all his blue mates could not credit any of the Storm players, even though the first half was completely dominated by them. Seems the ref blaming helps to heal their salty wounds. Let us hope next year the Broncos produce the goods. Queensland’s dynasty started with a bunch of nobodies, let the new one begin. QUEENSLANDER The AFL was a close contest un l half me. Not too sure if I was happy to see two Victorian teams playing

Aimee Everson on her first day on the job at IGA Rainbow Beach. Aimee comes from Canada, lives in Tin Can Bay and when not working at IGA, Aimee is a photographer. Come and say hi and grab some Christmas supplies!

This is a paid adver sement and the views of the writer are not necessarily the views of the Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News owners or staff.

A big hello to all our valued customers - both local and visi ng, come and see your friendly staff at your local IGA today

Rainbow Beach: 5486 8700

Rainbow Beach Road, Rainbow Beach Shop locally in air condi oned comfort

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