Rainbow Beach Community News April 2020

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April 2020 • Vol 23 • Issue 4

Smiles are contagious too

Lovely Lyric Phelps having some sea and salt therapy on the beach at Rainbow. This photo was taken before the virus but we wanted to show the beauty of living by the ocean and share a little bit of joy. Lyric’s parents Linc and Stacey both work in Rainbow Beach and the photo was taken by Stacey. Stay safe and well everyone.


The Original and Still the Best

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Editor’s Note

Covid-19, jokes and toilet paper



OW WE WENT about our business a short month ago is so different to how we are living today.

offering local information and some good news stories to help everyone along.

I’m sure as we move to the end of the isolation we will find silver linings, however at the moment it is too raw for so many to talk about the long-term benefits of Covid-19.

We have taken extra special care to make the jokes hilarious…. and if you do need toilet paper - don’t use this paper - it was only good when we had outdoor dunnies.

We are so sorry for all our nonessential businesses who have had to close their doors. It is so very tough for the owners and their staff.


Stay safe, be kind, lay low, check in on your friends, neighbours and family by phone often, and please practice social distancing and very regular hand washing at all times.

Thank you to the essential businesses who have changed their trading conditions to make it easier for us to all eat and drink while staying safe. We are very grateful.

Take care,

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We purposely haven’t given you much information on the virus in this issue. You have it all, you know it all, and our job is to help by

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Local council elections


HAT STARTED AS a regular council election quickly evolved into some of the most publicised and vicious slanging matches seen in local elections. From verbal exchanges, name calling, and finger pointing to Facebook pages dedicated to overthrowing the council, it was indeed an ungentlemanly election. Add in a little coronavirus, bad audio at ‘meet the council events’, the removal of all physical campaigning at polling booths and then a massive muck up with the vote counting and you are left with a ‘thank goodness it’s over’ feeling. At the time of printing official results were still coming, but preliminary tallies showed: • Mayoral candidate Glen Hartwig had a lead of 51% with 64% of the vote counted compared to 33 % for the incumbent, Mick Curran.

• In Division 1 Jess Milne had a slight edge on Mark McDonald with 39% of the vote counted with Jess on 697 votes and Mark on 653.

While it is still too early to call, incumbent Mark McDonald said: “Way too close to call but I am extremely grateful to all those who have supported me. Further, I will always be extremely proud of what I’ve achieved for the coast.” Challenger Jess Milne said “This has been a dream of mine for over ten years and now it looks like it’s coming down to the wire. I just want the opportunity to make this Division the best it can be.” Early congratulations to the incoming council and many thanks to those who served the past four years. 2020 will be an election to remember.

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Happy Easter everyone! W Grab your Easter eggs, food and drinks from the businesses mentioned on page 38 who are open to support us

HILE IT IS AN Easter we will remember forever, it might be time to brush up on why we eat insane amounts of chocolate each Easter Sunday. Easter is a Christian festival that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Bible says that Christ died on the cross on a day called Good Friday, and rose from the dead three days later, hence Easter Sunday. The reason Easter is celebrated at different times each year is because Easter always falls on the first Sunday after

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the first full moon following the Spring Equinox. Eggs were a traditional symbol of fertility and rebirth. Originally eating eggs was not allowed by church leaders during the week leading up to Easter. So any eggs laid that week were saved and decorated to make them Holy Week eggs, that were then given to children as gifts. Why a rabbit? The bunny rabbit is said to be the symbol of Eostra—the pagan Germanic goddess of spring and fertility. ... In other words, the Christian holiday of

Easter, which celebrated the resurrection of Jesus, became superimposed on pagan traditions. Why Sunday? Some churches will finish their Lenten period on Holy Saturday or Easter Sunday. Because of this, it was best to give your eggs on Easter Sunday itself, so you weren’t eating them when others had given up food for Lent. But if you just want to have fun, don’t forget you can, and chocolate is good for you... Happy Easter!

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EcoTourist Walk T

HE COOLOOLA GREAT Walk was designed by the Queensland Government Parks and Wildlife to showcase the very best of the Cooloola Recreation Area’s outstanding natural attractions. The Cooloola Great Walk in the Great Sandy National Park is an existing 102-kilometre walking and camping experience that begins 2.4km north of the Noosa River Ferry and ends at Rainbow Beach. Between May 31 and August 22, 2019, the community was invited to share their ideas and knowledge on the Cooloola Great Walk to help shape its future planning. The Queensland Ecotourism Trails program wanted to establish “low-impact, best practice ecotourism facilities” along the Cooloola Great Walk to enhance one of Queensland’s national park long-distance walking experiences. The proposed facilities include improved public infrastructure, low-impact ecoaccommodation and low-impact communal spaces. Last May, Tourism Industry Development Minister, Kate Jones, announced three firms were shortlisted to “deliver detailed proposals that respect the unique natural environment of Cooloola Great Walk”. The shortlisted firms were CABN, Tourism Noosa and World Expeditions. The Queensland Government selected CABN as the preferred proponent for the Cooloola Great Walk and said “with existing operations in South Australia and Victoria, CABN will provide off-grid, sustainable ecoaccommodation.” Ms Jones said: “This is about the state working with the private sector, Traditional Owners and local councils to further protect

and promote our world-class parks and new ecotourism opportunities. “The government will conduct ongoing community consultation with locals during all phases of this project. “Cooloola is one of the most beautiful places in Queensland – we want to share this slice of paradise with more tourists from around the world,” Ms Jones said. “Ecotourism is a booming sector globally. With a world-class eco experience here at Cooloola, we’re helping Sunshine Coast businesses tap into this sector.” Member for Noosa, Sandy Bolton, said the Cooloola Great Walk aligns with the aspirations of the Noosa community for visitors that enjoy unique nature-based experiences. Urban List recently published: “In very exciting news, the Sunshine Coast is getting a new world class eco-tourism trail dotted with super cute, off-the-grid tiny homes that you can totally stay at. “Highlighting the beauty of the Sunshine Coast’s natural environment, our unique wildlife and the ancient cultural heritage, the upgrade to this already existing 102-kilometre walking experience will see visitors swap their tents for cosy huts as they hike from Noosa North Shore to Rainbow Beach.” Ms Jones said: “The Government is also committed to working with Kabi Kabi First Nations peoples who will be involved in the Request for Detailed Proposal phase through several workshops.” Kabi Kabi representative Brain Warner said the Traditional Owners of the land were proud that the project would allow more people to enjoy the Cooloola Great Walk.

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It was reported that ‘the Gympie Regional Council planning and economic development officers have been advised of the council’s proposed intent to provide a submission into the process as a neighbouring council with a joint interest in the walk proposal.’ Right: Members of Queensland Ecotourism Trails with Kabi Kabi People representatives, CABN, and environmental consultants Photo: Qld Eco Trails

Queensland Ecotourism Trails facebook post has announced CABN has won the contract to build on the Cooloola Great Walk

Flags down across Queensland beaches


N CONSULTATION with local councils, Surf Life Saving Queensland will move all volunteer beach patrols and lifeguard services to surveillance patrols from Saturday March 28. The change will mean lifesavers and lifeguards will still be on beaches ready to respond, however to avoid people congregating in close proximity there will be no red and yellow flagged designated swimming areas. SLSQ General Manager of Lifesaving Kaitlyn Akers said they are committed to zero preventable deaths in Queensland waters, and the safety of Queenslanders during the COVID-19 pandemic. “While there will be no flagged designated swimming areas, lifesavers and lifeguards will remain on our beaches on a surveillance patrol,” she said. “Surf lifesavers and lifeguards will continue to be actively advising beachgoers

of warnings and performing preventative actions, to ensure beachgoers safety. “We ask members of the public reconsider their need to visit our beaches and avoid swimming for their own safety.” Ms Akers said the decision was made in the interest of public safety and member welfare. “This decision has been made in line with the warnings against the congregation of crowds, due to the likelihood of crowds occurring in flagged designated swimming areas on our beaches,” she said. “We encourage the public to follow government directions to stay home and practice social distancing.” Rescue equipment will remain on the beach ready to perform rescues and respond to incidents if required. All operation support services continue to operate and emergency response groups will remain on standby to respond to any

major incidents. SLSQ will continue to work with the Queensland Government, local councils and health authorities during this time, and will provide updates as the situation continues to develop.

Rossco Wilsch, Matthew Lethem and Archie Gilmore – there will be no red and yellow flagged designated swimming areas at Rainbow Beach for the foreseeable future

C O V I D -19 U P D A T E


Stay home

ET CURRENT AND correct information on COVID-19. There is now a Coronavirus App by the Australian Government which has all the information you need from symptoms to advice and how to register for isolation. Social distancing is important because COVID-19 is most likely to spread from person-to-person through: • direct close contact with a person while they are infectious or in the 24 hours before their symptoms appeared • close contact with a person with a confirmed infection who coughs or sneezes, or • touching objects or surfaces (such as door handles or tables) contaminated from a cough or sneeze from a person with a confirmed infection, and then touching your mouth or face. So, the more space between you and others, the harder it is for the virus to spread. There is now a limit of two people for gatherings. Staying away from others – that is the most important thing you can do. Stay home. You should also practise good hand and sneeze/cough hygiene by

washing your hands frequently with soap and water, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet. Cover your cough and sneeze, dispose of tissues, and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser, and don’t touch your face. These simple, common sense actions help reduce risk to you and to others. They will help to slow the spread of disease in the community – and you can use them every day – in your home, workplace, school and while out in public. • Call the National Coronavirus HelpLine on 1800 020 080. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450 • Qld Health is on 13 432 584 (13 HEALTH) • Get the Australian Government App Resources below are updated daily and will give correct information. • www.health.gov.au/covid19-resources • www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-current-situationand-case-numbers#in-australia

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T SEEMS A lifetime ago we all partied hard at the Rainbow Beach Sports Club to celebrate the incredible Big Summer Blow Out (BSBO). What a day and night it was with the awesome beats of Daryl Braithwaite, Thirsty Merc, Dragon, Wendy Matthews, Caitlyn Shadbolt, Valentina Brave, and hasn’t little Reece Mastin grown up… Here are a few highlights of a fantastic effort by all volunteers, merchandise and food venues, the sports club and of course Kroppy and Marnie - huge effort to all. Left: Liesha and Tineka Williams

Barb Rees and Peter Lewis

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Andrew and Annie Kingsley

Volunteers Amanda Tassell, Marnie Kropp, Andrea Hayes, Kylie Betteridge, Donna Parker and Lou Shadbolt

Daryl Braithwaite

Sylvia White, Tracey White, Neridah Hillcoat and Vicki Schluter came back to town

LUS natural peanut butter, local honey, drinks, and

oll, brekkie bowl, fruit salad, bliss balls and take

Linc Phelps, Shane Handy, Michelle Watson and Kerry Fullarton

tell the story of what's there I guess. Everyone but a lot have stopped going cause they say they - its great. But they do sell the peanut butter and

Phil, Angie and Maree Heron


on all fruit & vege boxes

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Ÿ Home Delivered Fruit & Veg!

Ÿ Fresh Wraps and Rolls Ÿ Local Honey Ÿ Herbs

Ÿ Yoghurt

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Ÿ Fetta and Olives

Ÿ Acai and Brekkie Bowls

Ring to order on 0434 166 934

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Anzac Day – April 2020 O

NE OF THE disappointing event closures this year is the annual ANZAC Day Parade held in every town and city in Australia. It connects the generations and a recent increase in the number of young people engaged in the march indicates the national pride in our war heroes and our country. It has been suggested that residents who wish to show respect, stand at the end of their driveway with a candle at 5.55am on Saturday April 25, and hold a minute’s silence. On the Australian War Memorials website is a six-part podcast entitled Trapped, awm.gov.au/learn/podcasts/ trapped, produced in conjunction with Melbourne writer and author Tom Trumble. Trapped delves into the remarkable story of Flight Lieutenant Bryan Rofe and his men, who in 1942 were taken to the limits of human endurance as they spent 58 days evading Japanese patrols in the Timorese jungle. The story is brought to life in vivid detail by Mr Trumble, who is the grandson of Flight Lieutenant Rofe. Through first-hand accounts and official records, Mr Trumble follows the experiences of the 29 airmen stranded on Timor, the men who risked their lives to rescue the stranded airmen, and those sent to hunt them down. Using diaries of the airmen and wartime records, and through interviews with survivors, Tom Trumble has powerfully brought his grandfather’s story to life for today’s generations. It is a story that

Wishing everyone the best Don Holland – President Tin Can Bay RSL Sub-Branch


Listen to the podcast Trapped available from the Australian War Memorial website

is compelling whilst being intensely personal to him, and this passion for his family and its history is reflected in this powerful piece of storytelling.

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Don’t forget the Diggers on the 25th and by listening to this podcast it will give you real insight into World War II.

T A TIME WHEN activities at the Tin Can Bay Sub-branch were just gearing up after our February AGM, we have had to put a hold on all events. In light of the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) health emergency and in line with government directives, the Tin Can Bay RSL Sub-branch has closed its doors until further notice. We also confirm that all ANZAC Day 2020 commemorative events and activities have been cancelled. While it is disappointing that we are not able to provide our usual services to the local veterans and RSL members, we have taken these steps to avoid placing them and the community at risk. Members of the Sub-branch and the community at large are encouraged to check Facebook for any updates and information, or to contact the Sub-branch by email at tincanbayrsl@ bigpond.com. We wish everyone the best in these difficult circumstances and hope they keep themselves and their families safe.

Tax and Business Relief T

HE AUSTRALIAN TAXATION Office (ATO) has updated its website with essential information about tax and superannuation changes that have now become law following the passage of the Government’s Economic Support Package through the Parliament.

made for the September 2019 and December 2019 quarters • Remitting any interest and penalties, incurred on or after 23 January 2020, that have been applied to tax liabilities

The site is ato.gov.au/coronavirus.

• Working with affected businesses to help them pay their existing and ongoing tax liabilities by allowing them to enter into low interest payment plans.

The ATO’s Coronavirus page provides easy-tounderstand and detailed information about what people need to know or do in order to get access to the tax or superannuation measures as announced by the Government as part of its economic response to COVID-19.

Businesses wanting to utilise any of these options can contact us over the coming weeks. It is not necessary for businesses to contact us immediately.

Measures include: • giving individuals superannuation




Employers will still need to meet their ongoing super guarantee obligations for their employees.


• providing cash flow assistance for employers • increasing the instant asset write-off, making more businesses eligible • backing business investment by accelerating depreciation deductions. Options available to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19 include: • Deferring by up to six months the payment date of amounts due through the business activity

statement (including PAYG instalments), income tax assessments, fringe benefits tax assessments and excise • Allowing businesses on a quarterly reporting cycle to opt into monthly GST reporting in order to get quicker access to GST refunds they may be entitled to • Allowing businesses to vary Pay As You Go (PAYG) instalment amounts to zero for the March 2020 quarter. Businesses that vary their PAYG instalment to zero can also claim a refund for any instalments

Outside of business, the ATO will also work with individuals experiencing financial hardship, and their tax agents, and will apply appropriate tax relief measures for serious and exceptional circumstances, such as where people cannot pay for food or accommodation. “If you’re impacted by COVID-19, and require immediate assistance contact us to request support on our Emergency Support Infoline 1800 806 218. If you do not require immediate assistance you can contact us when you’re ready, to discuss your situation,” Mr Jordan said.

Material change of use Rainbow Beach


ESIDENTS HAVE UNTIL April 17 to lodge an objection to the application for a material change of use for the proposed development at 66 Rainbow Beach Road, Rainbow Beach. The application includes a service station, food and drink outlet and offices and is proposed for LOT: 13 RB: 96921 by applicant Starwand Pty Ltd. Council has requested a Notice of Intention be made public by developers to advise of the change to the

‘material change of use’ for the development within the notification period, March 25th until April 17. According to a letter sent to the developers on November 19, there were issues associated with vehicle access and traffic management when entering and exiting the site, and the potential for queuing areas to extend into the cross over and road way during peak/ holiday periods. Starwand was also required to address the Master

Drainage Plan provided as part of the application for operational work, and provide detailed hydraulic calculations and design to support the objectives of the Stormwater Management Plan, including any detention and bio-retention systems. The information is public and available to residents of the Gympie region at: https://daonline.gympie.qld.gov.au/Application/ ApplicationDetails/007.2019.00003871.001/

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Rainbow MONOPOLY at Arco’s A

LESSIA CASTIGLIONI (Lexi) looks on the bright side, always seeing the positive in her life, including her work at Arcobaleno on the Beach (Arco’s) where she is ‘front of house’. She is also the artist responsible for the Rainbow Monopoly and Snakes and Ladders tables in the courtyard at Arco’s. Lexi said: “Tony said we have a problem. We have an idea and don’t know how to make it happen. You are the best person to do it. We are building some tables and we would love you to draw on them. “ “They told me to do whatever I wanted and gave me some ideas, but said they would like to have Snakes and Ladders and just asked me to develop it. “I did Snakes and Ladders first. It took me a while to understand what materials to use as I was painting on wood. I’m used to material more like ply which is different and I had only used acrylic paint so I had to find the right tools. “Then I started Monopoly. I’m not a player but I knew there were so many versions and I didn’t want to do Classic Monopoly so I said let’s do Rainbow Beach Monopoly. “ “Tony had said just do whatever you want, I trust you so I used smooth texture paints for the first time I painted and I got lucky.” “I just wanted to introduce most attractions of Rainbow Beach and I put in a little bit of myself into the icons with the jail and the VW beetle on the corners.” “I had to prime the table, and then made a sketch on it which took ages and on top is

liquid glass. “I actually sealed the Monopoly and Tony sealed the Snakes and Ladders. You have to be very quick and precise and very neat and it all has to be the same thickness and it takes an hour just to do the top. “The Monopoly table took about two weeks during winter just working on it every now and then. The Snakes and Ladders took me a good month to finish.” “If you see all the colours of the squares they are all in a rainbow too as well as the wording in Rainbow Beach. It’s been a challenge and I had to really think about it as I never did anything like this. Developing someone else’s ideas is always very tricky but this gave me a very good challenge. “I am now going to take commissions - illustrations are best for me - digital art, children’s books illustrations, painting canvases, developing new techniques for canvases. When the season is lower I would be happy to take commissions for tables.” “I’m so proud of this as it also gives me the opportunity to have my work seen. I would love to develop my artistic skills and one day sell my art. I studied graphic design for five years, but I would love to sell my art. This is one of the best periods of my life.”

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Above: Alessia Castiglioni (Lexi) with her father Mario Castiglioni at the Monopoly table she created at Arcobaleno at the Beach Below: The Rainbow Monopoly table just after the sealant was added

Cooloola Coastcare keeping on keeping on C

OOLOOLA COASTCARE advise that we are adjusting our ways of working and it is with great regret that that we will be cancelling a number of events with the intent of rescheduling, if possible, when social distancing is no longer a necessity. These are abnormal circumstances beyond our control. However, there are lots of volunteers still helping with the conservation and protection of our environment in a variety of ways, whether that is checking a turtle nest in the field or working at their computers at home since grant writing never ends.

TurtleCare Volunteers are monitoring nests for hatching and those with permits are taking turns to dig hatched nests and collect data about nest success. So far we have 34 nesting events, seven nests have hatched out (run) with well over 400 hatchlings and many more nests yet to run. Sadly the wild weather and surf has eroded the beach and taken some of the nests. Next year, we plan to have more people trained to relocate nests and have the necessary permits so we can protect more of the babies from this risk. We’ll be building some hatcheries next year and hope our grant application is successful. We aim to build at least two of these from new or scrap materials (security screen doors) high on the dunes out of harm’s way.

Cooloola BioBlitz The Cooloola BioBlitz was cancelled for the safety of locals as well as participants,

Building a hatchery cage for the turtles’ safety at Sandy Cape on K’gari (Fraser Island) under construction

many of whom were in the highest risk group by age. Some people still came to spend a weekend in Rainbow Beach anyway since they had accommodation booked and love Rainbow as we do. Getting out in nature or on the beach with appropriate social distancing is good for the soul especially in these worrying times. Surf, sun and forest are great for our wellbeing.

Marine Debris Removal Collections continue every month by Coastcare volunteers who also send data to Tangaroa Blue, an Australia-wide organisation dedicated to the removal and prevention of marine debris. There was a special boost last month when ten volunteers joined Coastcare members to collect rubbish from the swim beach, car park and below the lookout, Carlo and Inskip Roads (lots of cigarette butts). Thanks to Gympie Council for the sausages and President, Randy Orwin, for

Cooloola Coastcare President, Randy Orwin, cooking up a storm for the volunteers and Rangers on Clean Up Australia Day 2020

cooking them for the volunteers and the QPWS Rangers who joined us. Thanks to all the members of the public who collect trash off the beach daily. All our efforts help protect marine life like our turtles.

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Rainbow Beach Police Beat by Senior Constable Mike Brantz

‘Rock Solid’ police officer retires J

ULY THIS YEAR will mark 14 years since I made the journey from Rockhampton to Rainbow Beach to start work at the newly established Police Beat. I remember that drive well. Two flat tyres meant a forced layover in Calliope, where an old bloke (operating a tyre business on his farm) fixed our car, while his manky-looking horse licked our sixweek-old baby on the face - causing my wife to freak out. After hitting the road again late that afternoon we arrived at Tin Can Bay Station around 7pm, to pick up some keys and meet the boss. The station was in darkness, so I made a phone call and a couple of minutes later the lights went on, and a bloke wearing a singlet, a pair of faded Okanui board shorts and thongs came to the front door.

Well it turns out that this bloke – who looked more like a beach bum than a police officer – was none other than Sergeant Darren Grieve, Officer-in-Charge of Tin Can Bay Station. The first impression I made of Darren that night - as a laid-back character proved to be accurate over the ensuing years, with not a lot getting under his skin – despite plenty of people trying. But now, as Darren has pulled on the blue shirt for the last time, it’s a good time to reflect on some of the other qualities that make up this man.

Academy pic the beginning

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2019 - present day

Yep, you read that right. This is not some April Fool’s joke! After 40 years of dedicated service with the Queensland Police Service – 21 of those years spent here as Officer-in-Charge at Tin Can Bay – Darren has started pre-retirement leave, marking the end of a remarkable career which started at the police academy way back on May 12, 1980. After finishing as a Probationary at the academy in October 1980, Darren’s first posting was Brisbane City Station, where he spent a few months before transferring to Upper Mount Gravatt, and then Southport in the middle of 1981. In February 1984 he briefly returned to the ‘big smoke’, serving at Fortitude Valley Station for a couple of months, before returning to the coast as part of Mobile Patrols. A three-year stint at Coolangatta Station soon followed, before in February 1988 Darren decided to head west, and spent the next three-and-a-half years serving in Cunnamulla. The salt air (and family) called, and Darren returned to the coast (the Sunshine Coast this time) in September 1991 initially serving in Education and Training, before joining the Accident Investigation Squad.

The year 1999 was a good one for Darren, being promoted to Sergeant in July and then securing the OIC job at Tin Can Bay in September – where he dropped anchor (pardon the pun) for the next 21 years. So that covers where he’s been, but what’s he really like? Everyone probably has their own opinion, but here’s my take… At Tin Can Bay Station, Darren goes by the nickname of ‘The Cougar’. This is thanks largely to some striking similarities between Darren and a bloke called Barry ‘The Cougar’ Dawson – a fictional character featured in a 2006 TV advertising campaign for Cougar Bourbon. A fair-haired martial arts expert, Barry Dawson was an exponent of ‘The Art of Manliness’ which were various skills designed to help men survive in any situation. While the Barry Dawson advertising campaign is all ‘tongue in cheek’ our version of ‘The Cougar’ has his own - very real - set of skills which made him the best boss I have ever worked for, and a bloke the Cooloola Coast community should be thankful they’ve had at the helm for so long.

Always community minded, Darren has been involved with the Tin Can Bay Lions Club and the Rainbow Beach Surf Lifesaving Club. He was instrumental in setting up (and running) the Tin Can Bay branch of the Blue Light Association, which held regular not-for-profit disco events for the youth on the Cooloola Coast. Among Darren’s many achievements, he rates the establishment of the Rainbow Beach Police Beat as one of his proudest – a move which put a longoverdue, permanent policing presence in the Rainbow Beach community. A 3rd Degree Black Belt in karate and a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), Darren exudes a quiet confidence that only a man with his skills (i.e. knowing he can tie you into a pretzel at any given moment), has. Over the years, Darren has taught a generation of kids in Rainbow Beach the ‘Cougar Arts’ – or more accurately the ways of Budoshinkai Karate-Jitsu. From 2005 until 2019 he spent most of his Monday and Wednesday afternoons at the Rainbow Beach School teaching kids and adults alike the principles of respect, fitness and self-defence. He even found time to teach BJJ to those of his work colleagues brave enough to show up - and on a side note, I now know a really good chiropractor! (Yes, I needed regular ‘unpretzelling’.) As a work colleague and boss, Darren was next level. You’ve probably heard the saying, “when the going gets tough, the tough get going”, well that’s Darren. To give you an example, I vividly remember going to a job at Pelican Bay in 2010, where a three-year-old child had been hit and killed by a car in the campground. Recognising that I had young kids around the same age, Darren

took over the job the minute he arrived on scene, conducting all the necessary inquiries, completing the paperwork and shielding me from as much of the unpleasantness as possible. When I asked one of the other boys at Tin Can Bay Station for their opinion of ‘The Cougar’ as a boss it was, “Two words – rock solid”. I feel like there is still so much to write,

so many good things to say about a man who has served the Cooloola Coast community for all these years, but I would probably need a few extra pages in the paper to do him justice. For now - on behalf of all the crew at Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach - I want to wish Darren well in his retirement. I can picture him sitting on his tractor mowing - daydreaming about another

Darren being ‘piped’ out of Tin Can Bay Police Station after his last shift

premiership for his beloved Brisbane Lions. So that’s it. ‘The Cougar’ has left the building, and all we have left are lots of great memories and a really big pair of shoes that will need to be filled.

April 2020 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 13

Photography 101, Part 3:

Rule of Thirds By Julie Hartwig Tin Can Bay Camera Club


OSITIONING THE subject in the centre of the photo may seem like the obvious thing to do, but it’s not the most desirable composition! The Rule of Thirds is a “tool” used to aid in positioning subjects within the frame. The “rule” is actually an overlay comprised of horizontal and vertical lines that form nine squares. Subjects or points of interest should be positioned along the lines or on the points where the lines intersect. Horizons and horizontal elements should be aligned with the horizontal grid lines. If the sky is interesting, position the horizon on the lower third. If the main interest is in foreground, position the horizon on the upper third. A central horizon placement should only

Coloured Sands from Double Island Point Photo by Julie Hartwig

be used for reflections or scenes where the upper and lower halves contain equal interest. Vertical elements should be aligned with the vertical grid lines. Subjects should always look “into” the scene to draw the

viewer into the image. Most cameras have the capability of displaying the thirds grid on the screen to assist with composition. Consult your camera manual to find out how to turn it on. More 101 composition tips next issue!

The Tin Can Bay Camera Club’s next meeting will be online: Wednesday April 15, 2020, 7pm at TCB Library. Visit the Club’s website at tincanbaycameraclub.wix.com/tcb-cameraclub.

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The 2014, 53ft Riviera was recovered last week at Rainbow Beach Photos by Brooke Bignell

14 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – April 2020

AST WEEK THE occupants of a 53 foot Riviera had to be rescued as their vessel caught fire and sank out from the Carlo Sandblow. Dean Hayes from Rainbow Beach Recovery said: “We got a call from a Gold Coast salvage company to retrieve the vessel and remove it from the beach. “The sleek $2.5 million, 2014 Riviera had drifted four miles north along Rainbow Beach and when we arrived Wednesday, it was 250 metres offshore, upside down on the outer sandbank.” He said: “According to the Salvage Company, a fire started in the engine room and burnt through a water hose and flooded the engine room with water. “We had to go out and hook it up with wire cables and dragged it onto the beach

on Wednesday night and then Thursday we waited for the tide and got it above the high water mark with the loader.” Dean said: “This will be the third boat this year we have had to recover. One was a smaller one at Inskip and the other one was on Fraser Island. It was such a shame to see such a beautiful boat destroyed. “We don’t rescue cars and 4WDs much anymore, it’s mainly buses and trucks or offroad situations. “Our main job now is waste management for national parks and Council and we service from halfway to Noosa to the top of Fraser Island. We also look after the general off-road freight, fuel sewerage. Dean is on 0427 132 503 and his email is rainbowrecovery@bigpond.com if you ever need to get in touch.

Girl Guides special turtle S

PECIAL MEMORIES were their nests are disorientated by made last month by three lights. girls from the Cooloola Coast Sea turtles are phototactic, Girl Guides as they travelled which means as the babies up to Mon Repos to see emerge from their nest they almost a hundred baby turtles instinctively head towards hatching! the brightest light, which is Sophia, Chloe and Indiana the moonlight on the ocean’s made lovely new friends as horizon. they camped with 80 fellow The girls said it was magical Girl Guides from throughout to watch the cute little baby the Sunshine Coast and turtles pop out of their nest, all Gympie region, with whom marching to the sea. they happily shared the After two nights away, exciting news of our own they were up early on Sunday Rainbow Beach turtle nests. to pack up camp and head The days were filled with off to ride a train at the activities such as turtle craft, Botanical Gardens and visit Patting the turtle hatchlings at Mon Repos hunts and swaps, plus super the Bundaberg Soft Drink fun Save the Turtle challenges Factory. and singing sessions! On the long trip home the They learnt many facts but of course the highlight girls treasured their camp hats filled with new was walking along the beach at night time with the badges and crafts, and dreamt about whether the Mon Repos rangers, and being lucky enough to be baby turtles will head back in 20 years time to have right by a nest’s side as it hatched. babies on their own. The girls were very brave as no torches were What a wonderful adventure it was, for girls and allowed. This is because hatchlings emerging from turtles alike!

Chloe, Sophia & Indiana on their way to camp

We protect our dolphins is safe and that the dolphins are safe. We hand out fish tokens which have been sanitised and ask that visitors, if they have cold symptoms, always cough or sneeze into the crook of their arm or a tissue to stop germs spreading. This is just common sense. Mystique has been showing off nearly every day with bringing in old beer bottles, milk bottles, plastics and rocks. He has these items balanced on his rostrum and drops them at our volunteer’s feet. He is cleaning up the creek of discarded

Norma Sanderson Dolphin Volunteer


ISITOR NUMBERS have been down over the past two months which is a normally quiet time of the year. With school holidays and the Easter break approaching, those numbers may increase, however those numbers may also be down due to the Coronavirus. Be assured we have always taken special care at the centre in making sure your visit

items whether thrown into the water or washed off the shorelines. We believe that he is telling us something “please do not litter our waterways”. Unfortunately, plastics are the real curse to the oceans and waterways, killing our sea life. Have a happy and safe Easter holiday.

Mystique showing off by bringing in old bottles, plastic some timber dumped in the water

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Above: Phyllis Grigg from Silver Koru opened the day and blessed the event Below: Special guest speaker Vanessa Fowler with MC Shannon Stone

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Come and enjoy our relaxed, family friendly atmosphere 16 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – April 2020

HILE THE NUMBERS were disappointing, the guests who attended the inaugural Ladies Day 2020 Rainbow Beach were rewarded with a day of food, fashion and fun as promised. Feedback from the female volunteers and the ladies who attended, was they loved the International Women’s Day event and the opportunities that were offered for guests and they are looking forward to 2021. One of the highlights of the day was the moving and inspiring talk by Chair of the Board of Directors of the Allison Baden Clay Foundation, Vanessa Fowler, whose sister was murdered by her husband. Vanessa spoke on how we can help stop domestic violence at a local level and to change statements such as “why didn’t she leave” to “why did she have to”. Vanessa has indicated she will return and bring her extended family as it was her first trip to Rainbow Beach and she loved the region. The fashion parade by Jacinta Richmond was very professional with outstanding fashions from Sharka Bosakova, Judy Copley Couture, Billy J, 7th Wave Surf Rainbow Beach, Catherine Hunt Fibre Artist, ROBYNgraphs, Missy D, Cymbeline Art and Czarina,Luxury Resort Wear. Local ladies...and one brave man, joining ten professional models on the catwalk, all holding their own and delighting the guests. Huge thanks to the sponsors for the event: RB Sports Club, RB Community Centre, RBCT, Plantation Resort at Rainbow, RB Cooloola Coast Community News, Rainbow Getaway Apartments, Codie & Crew, Zoes Mobile Hair Services, RB Fruit, Cafe Jilarty and thanks to all the unpaid volunteers - it went smoothly because you were all outstanding!

Open from 8am 7 days Lunch & Dinner Left: Net from Net Rae Art, Kelly Fredline Florist and Candles with Elizabeth Martin, Hair and Make Up Director

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Local Rachel Croker wearing Cymbeline Art

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Help attract butterflies I

F YOU ENJOY seeing the fleeting flashes of colour that butterflies bring to your garden, you might want to increase the number of plants that attract them. Adult butterflies will come to the garden for two reasons: to search for nectar in flowers - being useful pollinators as they

City Farm Plant of the month - Westringia fruticosa or coastal rosemary Photo: Wikipedia

go -and for females to find suitable plants on which to lay their eggs. These plants are called hosts and different butterflies require different and specific plants to breed and ensure the emerging caterpillars start life on the right diet. There is no denying there will be some leaf nibbling, but if you have a healthy garden, birds and insects will consume enough caterpillars to keep this under control. One butterfly that should be mentioned specifically is the endangered Richmond Birdwing butterfly whose host plant is the birdwing vine (Pararistolochia praevenosa). Many individuals and groups are planting this vine to ensure the survival of this species. Just some of the plants that grow in our area that are useful to butterflies for food, habitat or breeding are: mat rush, kangaroo grass, beach flax lily, various acacias, banksias, westringias and melaleucas, tuckeroo and native sarsaparilla. Plant of the month is Westringia fruticosa or coastal rosemary, a very hardy, salt-resistant, spreading shrub with grey leaves and white flowers. City Farm, opposite the Community Centre, on Tin Can Bay Rd, is open to the public for plant sales on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8am-3pm, 07 5486 2304. ccfni09@gmail.com, www.cooloolacityfarm.org Please note: We are a cash-only organisation.

Fluttering Wonderland By Jess Milne

The Lemon Emigrant migration was most likely spurred by the early rains

Photo Jungle Dragon


Over 60s


SMALL GROUP of over 60s made it to our St. Patricks Day BBQ in the park, for last month’s activity. While cool and windy, it was lovely watching the ocean waves and sunset. We had planned on going to Morning Melodies next month but have made the decision to put that on hold for the time being. Our next meeting will be Tuesday April 7 at the Rainbow Beach Surf Club, at 10am. Please phone Dorothy on 5486 2357 for information. John Missed, Annette Collins, Sabine Deimel, Don Pascoe and Dorothy Pascoe

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Reduced drawdown rates l Superannuation minimum drawdown requirements for account-based pensions and similar products will be cut by 50 per cent for 2019-20 and 202021. This will benefit retirees by providing them with more flexibility to manage their superannuation assets. Lower deeming rates l As of 1 May 2020, the upper deeming rate will be reduced to 2.25 per cent and the lower Support for Households deeming rate will be 0.25 per cent, helping around 900,000 l Two $750 payments will be made income support recipients. to social security, veteran and

There will also be a new $550 per fortnight Coronavirus supplement for new and existing recipients of JobSeeker, Youth Allowance JobSeeker, Parenting, Farm Household Allowance, Austudy, Abstudy, Youth Allowance and Special Benefit payments. l Asset tests and the one week Ordinary Waiting Period have been temporarily waived. Income testing will still apply


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of their salary and wages withheld, up to $50,000, from 28 April 2020. l An additional payment is also being introduced in the July – October 2020 period, equal to the total of all of the Boosting Cash Flow for Employers payments they have received.

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18 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – April 2020

AST MONTH brought a treat to the Cooloola Coast in the form of thousands of butterflies in flight. Enthusiast of creatures that fly, Kelvin Neilson from Cooloola Nature, sat at Norman Point marvelling at the largest migration of the Lemon Emigrant (Catopsilia pomona pomona), and the Yellow Migrant (Catopsilia gorgophone), he has ever observed at this time of year. He explained that “both species larvae feed on native and introduced Cassia species. Breeding and succeeding migration depend on the availability of rain and the subsequent flush of new tender leaf and stem growth for the emerging larvae.” Amongst the mix flashes of Blue Tigers (Tirumala hamatus hamatus) also peppered the air. Constant southeast bound waves of butterflies fluttered by, across the inlet and far away. The spectacle usually observed in late September-October was most likely spurred on early by the recent rains after the long drought. Kelvin foresees that as “climate change progresses, movements of migratory species such as Lepidoptera will become more erratic and opportunistic, rather than following usual seasonal patterns.” Windscreens of passing motorists may have suffered but the sheer numbers present are a great natural indicator of a healthy environment.

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Mens Shed is officially open T

HE MEN’S SHED was officially opened last month and official guests included Llew O’Brien - Federal Member for Wide Bay; Mick Curran, Tony Perrett - State Member for Gympie and Mark McDonald. President Graham Langdown thanked the efforts of Bryan Phillips and his team and the Gympie Regional Council for ‘ticking the box to make it happen’. He said: “The Men’s Shed is an asset not just for members of the community but for the whole Gympie region. “The Shed is one part noise and dust and the other is a communal area for everyone to enjoy and for the health and well-being of men and also ladies. “The community has been unbelievable and nearly everything is donated.” Tony Perrett presented the State Flag and said: “We all know that there have been challenges but theirs was a vision to be able to deliver and ultimately this will serve the community very well. Well done to everyone who has been involved.” Llew O’Brien said: “It’s a wonderful facility and many men and women will

Pictured raising the presented State Flag at the Men’s Shed Opening were Graham Langdown, President; Llew O’Brien - Federal Member for Wide Bay; Mick Curran, Tony Perrett - State Member for Gympie; Mark McDonald, Mike Happy - Member, Committee of Management; Bryan Phillips - Shed Manager; Paul Boulton, Secretary and Katrina van den Brenk, Treasurer

find satisfaction in this shed. “These things don’t come about without a whole bunch of committees and working volunteers and all I did was provide tax payers money. It is a great privilege for me to make sure the taxpayers money goes in the right direction.” Due to the current coronavirus situation we will not be open or holding any classes until further notice. Our Containers for Cash collections will proceed as normal and this is a vital part of our fundraising.

Right: Graham Langdown and Llew O’Brien officially open the Tin Can Bay and Community Men’s Shed

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IN CAN BAY Meals on Wheels would like to ask you to come on board to keep their service functioning in your community in this difficult time. Now is the perfect time to start having your meals delivered by a team that is stringent in their preparation and delivery methods. Meals on Wheels deliver to Rainbow Beach on a Monday offering you a fresh meal for that day and can also include frozen meals for all or any of the rest of the week. Their meals are freshly cooked in the Gympie kitchen with quality fresh ingredients, weighed and measured according to health standards You can have a small meal deal which consists of a main meal plus two choices from a soup, dessert, muffin or juice and only $10 delivered to your door.

For $13 delivered to your door you can have a regular meal deal, consisting of a larger sized main meal plus three choices from a soup, dessert, muffin or juice. Our delivery service means that: 1) there is no waste 2) you do not have to go out to shop 3) your meals will be delivered in hygienic conditions 4) despite the weather conditions you will always be our priority, and 5) that your daily food requirements are catered for. Our vehicle is cleaned and sanitised and our delivery personnel are updated daily on health regulation and requirements. We invite you to take advantage of this service and now is a great time to start! Call 0427 701 922 to place your order.


• Mammography equipment, door QUEENSLAND HEALTH spokesperson handles, reception desk and other has said that the mobile screening touch points on the mobile van are service at the Tin Can Bay Lions Park is still disinfected between each client. onsite until April 12. BreastScreen Queensland Sunshine The following steps have been taken: Coast screening services are operating • the number of appointments we are the current advice from the providing each day have reduced Ÿ been Visiting Tin Can according Bay every to Saturday hospital and health service and other so that clients are more spaced out and Ÿ the Bulkmobile Bill Consultations governing bodies. there are less people on at Ÿ Pensioner Glasses Any changes to the program will be any one time. communicated directly with clients. • additional chairs have been placed For bookings please contact: 132 050 or outside of the mobile van so that visit breastscreen.qld.gov.au clients will not be required to sit in close proximity to other people while waiting for their screen. • clients who are unwell, who have been overseas in the last 14 days, who have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 or have been advised to selfquarantine have been asked not to attend a screening appointment.

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Important online information sites to keep handy!

Droughtrunners Report Tony Stewart – 0408 767 930 Rainbow Beach Droughtrunners

T Front row – John Field, Ian Kerley, Phil Feldman; Backr ow – Laurie Irvine, Kevin Summerville, Terry Steele, Joan Creswell, Jess Milne, Sarah Compagnoni, Tony Dunshea, Elisa Seul at the quarterly Disaster Management meeting held at Cooloola Cove


F OUR REGION is experiencing an ‘EVENT’ such as flooding, cyclone, fire, etc., and the internet is available to you, please go to the relevant site listed below for up-to-date information on the current situation. Gympie Regional Council –

Disaster Dashboard: CCCLDMSG: Disaster & Alerts Qld: Bom: Earthquakes: Get Ready Qld: Rural Fires: QLD Traffic: Qld Health:

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Want more information? Then come along to our next support group meeting on Tuesday, June 2 from 9.30am. Meet: Quarterly on the first Tuesday of the month (June, September & December 2020) Where: Cooloola Cove Vet and Community Hall Contact: Terry Steele - 0439 862 264 or 5486 4483

Probians enjoy new membership F

OLLOWING THE annual Ecumenical Service in February, our club conducted its Annual General Meeting following the March general meeting. Club members have nominated a great management committee to lead the club for the ensuing twelve months. We are happy to be starting the new Probus year in April with three new members who were inducted at our March meeting. We look forward to sharing good times ahead with them, and they with us. Due to the Coronavirus alert, our Changeover Lunch was cancelled and induction of the new committee will take

place at our April meeting. It is our intention to continue our tradition of Fun, Friendship and Fellowship as and when we can, subject to the current Coronavirus situation. Probians do like to celebrate special occasions and at our March meeting we joined with Barbara McKenzie to celebrate her being 80 years young! Congratulations, Barbara! If you would like to know more about Probus, please contact Jo on 0428 762 572 or Katrina on 0407 637 691. Please note that future meetings will be held at the Sandcastle Motel.

20 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – April 2020

HE DROUGHTRUNNERS were able to donate $5000 to a fencing co-ordinator through Agmate Rural Supplies, with another $1000 in vouchers and $1000 cash to the relief centre and Blaze-Aid. Since getting home we have sent another $1000 to those in need. To see the destruction of so many houses, sheds, machinery and to hear of the huge stock losses was horrible and many properties never stood a chance as they adjoined National Parks. Witnessing so many people still filling out application forms for help six weeks after the fires, whilst living in tents and sheds, when so many of the public have donated to charities was hard. Even though much of Queensland has had good rain, the drought is not over and follow up rain is needed. Farmers that now have

A load of silage from Geelong to a burnt out Corryong Property in March, coordinated by RB Droughtrunners

plenty of feed are finding stock very short and prices too high to restock so they will be struggling for years. Last month we sent another $3000 in vouchers to CentaCare in Longreach to help those suffering mental health issues. We will continue to support those affected by drought as well as fire for as long as we can. Our funds go directly and quickly to those in need. Thank you for your past help, and we now have our collection tins in many shops as well the IGAs and Bank of Qld in Mary Street, Gympie will accept donations. BSB 124047 Account No. 22599186

Competition time again


E ALL HAD a fantastic afternoon at the community concert with funds helping the Bushfire Crisis and we thank you all for your donations. The CWA Tin Can Bay Branch would also like to thank Marilyn and her team for organising the event. Our photography winners have been notified and will now go to our division photography competition and then if successful onto State Conference in Cairns in October. Our next competitions will be cooking, knitting and crochet and these are open to everyone, you don’t have to be a member of CWA. Dates for entries and Branch judging will be in the May edition of this paper. The QCWA International Conference was attended by two of our members at Caboolture. The Honorary Japan Consul-General Mr. Tanaka Kazunari spoke of the importance of Trade between Queensland and Japan, the devastating effects of the 2011 Earthquake,

Tsunami and the effects of COVID-19 on the Tokyo Olympics. We also passed on from our Branch to the international convenor our collection of bras and ‘Kits for Kids’ to go on to PNG. Thank you to everyone who has donated. We now have a second craft morning for our lovely group of ladies and requested dates and times are in What’s On. Our cottage has great bookings up till November, we are getting quotes for a new fence and will be putting a new stove in the cottage in April. Visitors are very impressed with our holiday accommodation. Cottage Convenor: 0490 670 518 QCWA enquiries, President 0412 547 043 18 Whiting Street, Tin Can Bay All welcome JUST IN: From QCWA Tin Can Bay President On behalf of QCWA Tin Can Bay, please appreciate that in the current situation all meetings, events and competition have been suspended. Our priority is for the safety of our Community.

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Health, Fitness, Beauty & Wellbeing

Keep smiling and remember to reach out Jess Milne


T IS A PHYSICAL fact that a smile stimulates nerve systems within our body that nullify the physical effects of depression. ‘A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones,’ (Proverbs 17:22.) As a documented origin of the saying ‘laughter is the best medicine,’ the ancient words of wisdom have relevance in modern times. Laughter has many physical effects that don’t necessarily need a mental stimulus to boost our health.

Laughter improves mental functioning, exercises and relaxes muscles, promotes cardiovascular health, stimulates circulation, decreases stress hormones, increases immune system defences, increases production of endorphins (feel-good hormones and a natural painkiller,) reduces anxiety, tension, stress, depression, loneliness, improves self-esteem, restores hope and energy, and provides a sense of empowerment and control. With the massive changes made to the way we all live, work and play along with the uncertainty of the future, we must remember to give our minds a health check. Take those thoughts and shake them up with a good old chuckle, because your body will thank you as well.

Lifeline – call 13 11 14. Beyondblue - call 1300 22 4636 or visit their website. National Domestic Violence Hotline – Call 1800 200 526, 24 hours a day. SANE Australia Helpline – call 1800 18 7263. Mensline Australia – call 1300 78 99 78 or visit their website. Black Dog Institute – visit their website.

Be mindful of your family, friends, neighbours and community. Are they okay? A smile in these challenging times doesn’t require close contact nor does a cheerful voice down the phone line or over the back fence.

Mindhealthconnect – access mental health care services, resources and online programs.

And it’s okay to not be okay, and there is plenty of support available to work through it. Phone and online assistance and advice is either a dial or click away, so don’t hesitate to make contact.

Kids Help Line – call 1800 55 1800 for young people between the ages of five and 25.

Relationships Australia – call 1300 364 277 or visit the website. Direct Line - call 1800 888 236 for confidential alcohol and drug counselling and referral. At Ease - an online suite of self help mental health tools by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Suicide Call Back Service – call 1300 659 467.

Youth Beyond Blue– call 1300 22 4636 or visit their website. ReachOut – visit their website for information, tools and support for young people with mental health issues.

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Visit Dr Dan who specialises in prevention and paediatrics. Children, pregnant mums, absolutely everyone can benefit! Bookings, 0447 275 673 or email rainbowbeachchiro@gmail.com

We make it our business to make dentistry affordable whilst delivering quality care. Call 5488 0271 to book an appointment.

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Our experienced, gentle dentists are ready to offer solutions to all your dental concerns in our spacious practice in Tin Can Bay. Phone 5486 4800

Cooloola Counselling Services Suzanne offers a professional, supportive counselling service to those in need. Book an appointment, 0406 304 296, email cooloolacounselling@gmail.com or visit www.cooloolacousnellingservices.com

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MASSAGE Channon Lawrence Dental Crooked teeth? See Dr Mark from Channon Lawrence for an invisible solution. 90 Channon Street, Gympie. Ph: 5482 7688

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As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continues to climb, the Heart Foundation reminds all Australians, particularly vulnerable members of the community, to stay safe. They urge people living with heart disease to take precautions to avoid infection with COVID-19, and to continue taking their medications as prescribed by their doctor. Advice for people living with cardiovascular disease: Take steps to avoid infection as recommended by the Department of Health, including: • Washing your hands often with soap and water. • Using a tissue and covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze.

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• Take your medications as prescribed by your doctor. • Make sure your routine vaccines are up-to-date, especially as flu season approaches. Stay up-to-date with information about protective measures, and what to do if you are experiencing symptoms by monitoring updates from the Department of Health or by calling the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

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Read our health updates on: www.facebook.com/RainbowBeachChiro April 2020 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 23

Eco Nets trialled at the coast

by Jess Milne


Join your Community Centre

ID YOU KNOW that being a Rainbow Beach resident doesn’t make you a Community Information and Resource Centre (CIRS) member? Locals and residents are invited to join the not-for-profit association for only five dollars a year and have access to the centre and internet - and its a chance to update your skills by volunteering if you are rejoining the workforce. The Community Centre and Hall complex (with the exception of the library space) is run by volunteers. Members are welcome to offer a few hours a week to help in the office, for minor maintenance duties, events volunteers or become an active part of the new Local Disaster Management Group. The Community Information and Resource Service Association has evolved with the needs of the town since

its establishment in 1999 and we welcome feedback on what local residents would like to see happening in our community. The Association aims to promote better living for the community of Rainbow Beach by providing information and advice to all. President of CIRS, Elisa Seul said: “Since the Community Centre moved next to the library, the centre volunteers are also in charge of the management of the Community Hall under a lease agreement with Gympie Council. “The Committee has started networking with other local groups, businesses and associations and there is no doubt that we can achieve bigger goals uniting our forces.” For information please contact us: rainbowcommunity@cirs.net.au

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HE COOLOOLA COAST waterways are products getting a helping hand from an initiative by local Paul Bentley and his Net litter Ÿ Eco Blinds prevention traps. Ÿ Venetians After eight years of research, design and data collection, his Eco Net traps are now Ÿ Drapes being installed in Tin Can Bay. Using recycled trawler nets, the traps are Ÿ Doors designed to catch waste that exits drain outlets before it reaches the Ÿ water. Screens “Last year Gympie Regional Council Ÿ Shutters supported a trial of the nets at two sites in Gympie.The Hungry Jacks outlet yielded Ÿ Awnings 480kg of waste from a 4ha catchment area in just eight months,” Paul explained. Paul Bentley has invented Eco Net litter After the successful trial, Absolute prevention traps to catch the rubbish Environment Solutions were granted before it reaches water funding from Gympie Regional Council to expand in the Tin Can Bay area with further proposed sites in Cooloola Cove and needed emptied with data collected. Rainbow Beach. Paul wants to expand Eco Nets to form Paul outlined the positioning of nets was part of a litter control system in Main Road decided by “analysing the catchment area areas as he is concerned about the amount and rating each for litter contamination risk. of waste still escaping vehicles. “Whether Those that are deemed to be a potential high deliberate or accidental, this roadside risk are flow Instead charted to of findadd the last outlet rubbish floatsuse its way water and (heading I want style to your home, thistoheading before a waterway to ensure that runoff is my Eco Nets to grab it,” Paul said. out more) clear of rubbish before being released into In the next twelve months the Eco Nets the Sandy Straits.” will be on guard around the Cooloola Coast One site that caneasier be seen in and ifto weyour all do home the right thing and put litter It the is nets even toaction add style is in the double drain beside the footpath in the bin, they’ll finish the job by catching with 2 showrooms on the southern side of Wes Mitchell Park. wayward waste that has somehow escaped The nets are inspected after rainfall and if good intention.

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Take your art in the fresh air remove dot With the ever changing conditions we HE COOLOOLA COAST Artpoints/list Group meets now live with, we will keep you updated in the Tuncumba Hall each Tuesday of any changes or keep up to date on our from 9am until 12 noon, and each alternate website www.cooloolacoastart.org Monday for Life Art from 12.30 until 2.30pm. move logoistotutored the bottom Our Tuesday group for left, include the writing underneath those new to drawing whilst those more experienced work on their own projects or addresses/contacts at bottom right: draw from the “still life” set up in the centre of the hall. On occasion the group will venture outdoors to do a “en plein air” drawing, sketching or painting from the landscape around them. Life Art on Mondays, with models, is untutored. There is a range of experience within the group, from those who are just beginning their journey to those who have exhibited their works. The mediums the artists use are also varied, from pencil, to charcoal, water colour, acrylics, oil and pastels. As with many art groups the group is generous in sharing their knowledge. The Cooloola Coast Annual Art Show and Competition will be held on July 24, 25 and 26, 2020 at the Tin Can Bay Country. All local artists are encouraged to enter. Enquiries phone Kerri 0438 803 990, Still life inspiration the Cooloola Coast Art cooloolacoastartgroup@gmail.com Group draw from at their weekly catch ups


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HE NEW CORONAVIRUS is a respiratory virus which spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose. To protect yourself, clean your hands frequently with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Also, avoid close contact with anyone who is coughing and sneezing. COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates From the evidence so far, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather. Taking a hot bath does not prevent the new coronavirus disease Taking a hot bath will not prevent you from catching COVID-19. Your normal body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the temperature of your bath or shower. The new coronavirus CANNOT be transmitted through mosquito bites. To date there has been no information nor evidence to suggest that the new coronavirus could be transmitted by mosquitoes.. Are hand dryers effective in killing the new coronavirus? No. Hand dryers are not effective in killing the 2019-nCoV. Can an ultraviolet disinfection lamp kill the new coronavirus? UV lamps should not be used to sterilize hands or other areas of skin as UV radiation can cause skin irritation. How effective are thermal scanners in detecting people infected with the new coronavirus? Thermal scanners are effective in detecting people who have developed a fever (i.e. have a higher than normal body temperature) because of infection with the new coronavirus. However, they cannot detect people who are infected but are not yet sick with fever. This is because it takes between 2 and 10 days before people who are infected become sick and develop a fever. Can spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body kill the new coronavirus? No. Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body. Do vaccines against pneumonia protect you against the new coronavirus? No. Vaccines against pneumonia, such as pneumococcal vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) vaccine, do not provide protection against the new coronavirus. Can regularly rinsing your nose with saline help prevent infection with the new coronavirus? No. There is no evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline has protected people from infection with the new coronavirus. Are antibiotics effective in preventing and treating the new coronavirus? No, antibiotics do not work against viruses, only bacteria. Are there any specific medicines to prevent or treat the new coronavirus? To date, there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV). However, those infected with the virus should receive appropriate care to relieve and treat symptoms, and those with severe illness should receive optimized supportive care. Some specific treatments are under investigation, and will be tested through clinical trials. WHO is helping to accelerate research and development efforts with a range or partners. World Health Organisation 27/03/20

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Students have a ball tinkering with toys Mrs Battaglene TCB P-4 HaSS teacher


The Cross Country Champion house for 2020 is ... Tuncan!

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HE YEAR 2’s at Tin Can Bay P-10 School, have been playing around in their HaSS (Humanities and Social Sciences) lessons this term. To be more specific, students have been enthusiastically engaged in learning about vintage toys, including how they have changed and stayed the same over time. The class display is second to none, with a selection of artefacts from the past, which the children can investigate through hands-on interaction. Kathy Sutton and a local hobbyist donated wooden toys for the school children to utilise for years to come, so we’re very grateful for their contribution. It’s wonderful how the community, school and home can all band together to assist our children’s education.

Mrs Sutton, Amy (Year 2 student) and Mrs Battaglene (HaSS /Science teacher)

2020 Tin Can Bay School Cross Country Last month, students in Years 4-10 ventured out to the foreshore to participate in the annual Cross Country. The morning started out with clear blue skies - perfect weather for a run through the bush and along the beach. Participation was high this year and all students should be congratulated for their efforts and team spirit. After all age groups had crossed the line and the points calculated, Tuncan was announced as the TCB Cross Country Champion House for 2020, winning by a mere three points! Congratulations Tuncan!


A great first quarter!

Steve Bennett – Principal

Literary Donation

We were presented with yet another very generous donation from Sam and Maureen Mitchell from 7th Wave Surf. Sam and Maureen have been long-time supporters of Rainbow Beach State School. Over the years they have made significant and frequent contributions that continue to benefit all children who attend our great little school. Sam came by with a cheque for $500 to go towards books. We decided this year to use this money to purchase the texts required for our Year 5/6 students to compete in the Readers Cup. Thank you very much Sam and Maureen!

Covid-19 update

At Rainbow Beach State School we receive regular updates from the Education Department which are being shared to our students and parents. The information highlights the rationale for schools remaining open at present and the contribution that the Nation’s approach regarding schools is making to the containment and the management of COVID-19. Of course, as

this is an evolving situation, circumstances may change on the progress of the virus. We have implemented a range of other strategies to reduce transmission, including the promotion of personal hygiene measures (handwashing, reducing face contact, and cough etiquette) and physical distancing. I encourage you to visit the Queensland Government website regularly to keep up-to-date with the most current information in relation to COVID-19. The website contains specific information to schools and can be viewed at https://www. qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/ coronavirus-covid-19

National Day of Action Against Bullying

The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence was held last month. We recognised and created awareness around this day through classroom activities and forming the words NO WAY on our oval.

The Epican of Epicania have been busy designing the Epicania flag

A big shout out to Madison Betteridge for taking the photo using her drone, thanks Madi! The theme for this year’s national day of action is “Bullying. No way! Take action together.” This theme builds on the 2019 journey to imagine a world free from bullying, by inviting school communities to turn big ideas into action. Parents, teachers, students or members of the community can help deliver a powerful message that bullying and violence are never okay. Rainbow Beach State School strives to create positive, predictable environments for all students during the school day. The disciplined and teaching environment that we create is essential to achieving overall school improvement, including the effectiveness and efficiency of student support procedures; raising achievement and attendance; sustaining equality, equity and diversity, and ensuring the safety and well-being of all members of the school community.

Prep/Year 1 News

the way we can use and save water as well as different types of soil.


Don’t forget KindyLinq, held every Tuesday and Wednesday morning in the Library from 8.30am to 11.30am and it is a free resource so we would love to see you use it.

Students to Unite Under One Flag

The Epicans of Epicania, formerly the students of Grade Two and Three, are soon to stand together under one flag. Now that the group has chosen a truly epic name for their class, students have been busy designing the flag that will fly high above our heads. The children’s task was to create symbols that represent who we are as a group. Each element of their designs was to have meaning. All students have created a design. Epicans will have time to hear about each design before a popular vote will decide on the flag to represent us for the remainder of the year.

The Prep and Year 1 participated in Clean up Australia Day and did an awesome job of collecting a lot of small pieces of litter around the Prep/1 room and surrounding gardens. Not only were they willing and enthusiastic, they collected a sizable amount of litter and amazed us by spotting even the smallest pieces. They have also been Earth’s resources,

The students of Rainbow Beach spelt out Bullying No Way with a picture courtesy of Madi Betteridge

Principal Steve Bennett thanks Sam Mitchell (and Maureen) from 7th Wave for the Readers Cup books

April 2020 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 27

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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 Crabs 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 Crabs 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




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 8.00am. 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 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 wildfl ower 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 Heritagelisted 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 Baffl e 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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Bowls There is a lawn green at the Rainbow Beach Sports Recreation & Memorial Club where visitors are most welcome. 5486 3191

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

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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.

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April 2020 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 29

Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

Mud Crab Mayhem Comp

Fishing Report Rainbow Beach Mat Cooper Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters 0439 775 070


ELL IT’S BEEN another typical March with wet and windy conditions along with large swell not allowing for many trips outside. We have managed only a couple of trips and had great days once out, with a healthy mixed bag for the crews consisting of Pearl perch, Moses perch, Red Emperor, trout, wrass, husser, sweetlip, cod and some great quality snapper and parrot. Cobia, AJs, mackerel and trevally have also been providing some arm stretching fun. Looks like all this rain has got mud crabs active and on the move and with the competition Gardiner Fisheries has running currently, it’s easy to keep an eye on what is being caught. The beach gutters have been holding some great whiting this month. I have managed a few sessions myself on the run-out tides, fishing shallow water with

Karen managed several nice fish including this nice snapper

great results and quality. One whiting went 45cm - an absolute horse. Well that’s about it for this month, fingers crossed this weather settles and we are back in full swing again soon. Cheers Mat A regular, Bill with his PB snapper landed whilst fishing on Baitrunner

30 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – April 2020

Heaviest crab to beat in the comp is 1.940 by Gary Enkleman


PRIL IS A CRACKING month for muddies in the straits, with most crabs filling out and in the A Grade category. If you’re looking to add some fun to your self isolation this month and put a delicious meal on the table, why not join in the fun at the Gardiner Fisheries Mud Crab Mayhem Comp. Running until April 31, the competition is free to enter and there are some great prizes to be won, even a treasure hunt for the whole family to get in on.

There are two categories and a treasure hunt: • $200 cash for heaviest overall male crab • $200 cash + four new commercial pots with accessories for the mystery weight crab • Find one of the three hidden yellow floats and get $100 cash The current heaviest crab to beat is 1.940 kg by Gympie Fisherman Gary Enkleman. Drop into our store for all the details and to register for free.

Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

Thanks for our community support A

LL OF THE marine rescue units in Queensland are waiting patiently for the Queensland government to make a decision on what is going to happen to the sector in the wake of the “Blue Water Review”. We understand that several options have been presented to Cabinet by the Department of Emergency Services, which may even include the option of doing nothing. In the meantime, your local Coastguard at Tin Can Bay continues to operate as normal, and that means having to raise about 75% of our operating costs including fuel, maintenance and insurance among other necessary expenses.


Grants officer Trish Parry and Commander John Macfarlane with the new Coast Guard vehicle purchased with money from a successful grant




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our volunteers using their own vehicles to do our work. This has included towing boats, driving to Gympie to claim bottle deposit scheme refunds and going to training and meetings at other locations. Now, with the assistance of John Madill Motors in Gympie, we are the proud owners of a new Holden Colorado dual cab Ute. If you see raffle ticket sellers at The Country Club on Friday nights, or out selling tickets in our latest homemaker raffle around town or at the markets, come up and have a chat. Maybe buy a ticket and help keep us operating and helping boaties keep safe on the water.

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We raise this money from several sources, but primarily we are reliant on our local community where we sell raffle tickets, get income from local boaties being “assist members”, running courses for the public, donations, and in some cases, grants from various agencies. Sometimes we apply for grants to help buy new boats, vehicles and vital equipment to save people and vessels in distress. We were recently successful in receiving a grant from the Queensland Gambling Community Benefit Fund that enabled us to purchase a new vehicle to assist in our operations. Since our last vehicle became too old to be economic a few years ago, we have relied on

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April 2020 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 31

Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

Tin Can Bay Fishing Club Report


UST BEFORE THE most recent stint of strong wind and rain periods there were a few good catches of squid, so these may be worth targeting even though it is a bit early in the year for the normal squid season. There have been a few prawns caught recently in the local creeks and in the Sandy Straits, so keep the cast net handy and keep an eye out for prawns flicking on the surface or birds feeding on them when they are on the move on the outgoing tide. The reefs and ledges have produced a few quality fish lately in amongst the near plague proportions of various sizes and species of sharks and large green toad fish nipping off hooks and sinkers. There have been reasonable numbers of quality mud crabs in amongst the many female and under size crabs caught throughout the bay including in the shallows where there is still a lot of fresh water runoff. Some of the bucks even though legal size are empty and are better let go to fill up and be caught later even if they are caught by someone else. If you don’t know how to tell if a mud crab is full ask Mr GOOGLE as there is information to be found there, as it’s a shame to kill an empty crab just for a small taste. A few quality whiting and flathead have been caught in the cleaner water on the rising tide and the mangrove jack are still active in the creeks, but will get harder to find as the water cools off with all of the fresh run-off and the general temperature drop. There have been a few barra confirmed caught recently and rumour of a larger number being caught locally and later showing up at a fish market. Participate in this very illegal activity and you will be dobbed in.

With the traditional wet season being here with a vengeance and the persistent wind it has been difficult to find an opportunity to get out on the water for a fish, or are the majority in our area just getting a bit old to brave the elements? Let’s hope the weather comes good soon so we can get back out on the water, and the capture of various piscatorial species, and not toilet paper (or the lack of), can be

the main topic of conversation. Our three events sponsored through the Recreational Fishing Grant 2020; Kids Fishing Day, April 5; Fishing Training Day, May 3; and the Free Basic Boating and Safety Course on May 31 have been postponed. The TCB Fishing Club members and the community thank the Queensdland Government for their understanding and


Clean Up Australia Day was a big success thanks to the TCB Fishing Club and the community who volunteered to help out

on-going community support. The next general meeting is planned to be held at 4pm on Wednesday April 15 at our Club House, 33 Dolphin Ave, TCB. Secretary: 0437 242-171. Email: tcbfishingclub@ bigpond.com All welcome.

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ALL INSURANCE REPAIRS 2 LOCATIONS TIN CAN BAY: 5486 4004 SCULLETT DRIVE MARYBOROUGH: 4121 6377 GYMPIE RD, TINANA www.widebaycaravans.com.au 32 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – April 2020

Ÿ Ice, Bait & Tackle Ÿ Fuel & LPG Bottles

A your Fishing Gear

Ÿ Marine Electronics Ÿ Marine Paints & Cleaning Products Ÿ Plus a huge range of Stainless Steel

Call Chris & the team on 07 5486 4744 At the Marina Emperor St, Tin Can Bay www.tcbchandlery.com.au


The Dragons brought home the bling!

Promotions Officer – Gwyneth Moore

C Chris Rippon and Mitchell Cooper from the Chandlery helped Sailability with ten new life jackets

New life jackets for Sailability W

ITH THE SUPPORT of IGA’s Tin Can Bay Community Chest donation of $441.93 and the Tin Can Bay Chandlery, we have now received 10 new life jackets for our clients. These new life jackets ensure we are currently compliant to the new standard regulations and clients are safe. Sailability would like to express our appreciation to Mitchell at the Chandlery. Unfortunately, Tin Can Bay Sailability has ceased operations immediately for all clients and volunteers.

Due to this major health situation and our concern for all involved, we have considered carefully regarding our Duty of Care to all participants. We will review this situation after Easter and will advise by email any further decision regarding a start date. We apologise to all that are affected by this decision. It is to protect all involved and should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Many thanks for your assistance and understanding. Please support local business.

OOLOOLA DRAGONS, combined with Bundy and Hervey Bay Dragons, competed as Wide Bay Warriors in the State Titles at Lake Kawana in wet and blustery conditions. Stiff competition was against us with teams from as far north as Townsville down to the Qld/NSW border. The intense and dedicated training three days a week, by coaches and paddlers up and down Snapper Creek, paid off! The Wide Bay Warriors took out the Bronze in the Senior A Open 20 Standard Boat on the Saturday and then on Sunday, the Senior Women’s B Standard Boat over 200 metres won the Bronze, which was very fitting with Sunday being International Women’s Day! Cooloola Dragons will now resume their usual two-day weekly training days on Thursday afternoons and Sunday mornings. Last Saturday, our dragon club display stall at the ‘Connecting with the Community’ event at the Pavilion at the Gympie Showgrounds created a lot of interest with individual people, as well as community groups looking for information on the sport

of dragon boating. We hope we have the pleasure of seeing them “come and try”. We are always happy to see anyone come to our training days on Thursdays and Sundays to “have a go”. A number of Cooloola Dragons are heading to 1770 on May 9 and 10 to take part in the Dragon Boat Regatta as part of the 1770 Cook 250 celebrations. Sounds like a lot of fun and rivalry. Like all world sporting events, ours too has been affected by the Coronavirus. The World’s Dragon Boat Championships to be held in France in August 2020 has been cancelled. Our Assistant Coach, Shane Berkhurt was in a team headed for France and has been training hard. This has been very disappointing but would appear necessary, as decisions have to be made to try and keep our sports people safe. Don’t forget to come for a hot breakfast at the Dragons Lair Cafe in the RSL Hall on market day Tin Can Bay third Saturday each month. See you there! For further information on our Club, phone Head Coach Sandy 0402 352 756.


NFORTUNATELY NIPPERS has been cancelled for the rest of the season and the Nippers Break-up will be postponed until a later date. Helen and Brooke would like to thank everyone who has helped out over the season. They said: “Many hands make light work and you all have made our jobs that much easier. A special thank you to our Water Safety and our Age Managers, without whom Nippers would not be able to run. “Thank you everyone and see you all next season!!”

This year to date there have been 20,632 people on the beach; 1486 craft users; 13 with minor cuts and abrasions; 347 preventative actions taken; 215 first aid reports; 1006 preventative actions ... and every one of them was looked after by a volunteer. Thank you! Tobias, Rhys, Brooke, Banjo, Mason, Lily back, Dysis (Front), Sienna and Di during Clean Up Australia Day





Visit your Vinnies store today... Shop 1 / 14 Rainbow Beach Road Rainbow Beach Call Alex to find out more: 07 5482 2737 April 2020 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 33

A Little Humour HOARDING Just went to IGA, saw a guy whose trolley was full to the brim with hand sanitizers, baby wipes, soaps, everything that people need!! I called him a selfish bastard, gave him the low down about the elderly and mums, etc., who need these types of things. Told him he should be f€cking ashamed of himself! He said: “That’s all well and good mate but I work here, can I carry on filling the shelves now?” ACCIDENT A man came round in hospital after a serious accident. He shouted, “Doctor, doctor, I can’t feel my legs!” The doctor replied, “I know you can’t, I’ve cut your arms off.” MODERN TIMES A teenager comes downstairs to go on a date with a see-through blouse and no bra. Her grandmother just pitched a fit, telling her not to dare go out like that! The teenager tells her “Loosen up Grams. These are modern times. You gotta let your rose buds show!” And out she goes. The next day the teenager comes downstairs and the grandmother is sitting there with no top on. The teenager wants to die! She explains to her grandmother that she has friends coming over and that is just not appropriate… The grandmother says, “Loosen up, sweetie. If you can show off your rose buds, then I can display my hanging baskets.” SHORTS Why is Cinderella bad at soccer? Because she is always running away from the ball. What do you call an alligator in a vest? An investigator. My friend David lost his ID So now I call him Dav.

Yesterday I ate a clock. It was very time consuming .. Especially when I went back for seconds… It’s a five minute walk from my house to the pub. It’s a 35 minute walk from the pub to my house. The difference is staggering. My sister bet me $10 I couldn’t make a car out of spaghetti. You should have seen her face as I drove pasta. LABOUR Brenda, pregnant with her first child, was paying a visit to her obstetrician’s office. When the exam was over, she shyly began, “My husband wants me to ask you...” “I know, I know.” the doctor said, placing a reassuring hand on her shoulder, “I get asked that all the time. Sex is fine until late in the pregnancy.” “No, that’s not it at all.” Brenda confessed. “He wants to know if I can still mow the lawn.” HOT WATER Husband 1: I am the boss of the house. I couldn’t find cold water in the house, so I shouted for hot water and got it immediately. Husband 2: Wow, that’s great. Is it for drinking or bathing? Husband 1: It was for washing the dishes. DINNER My niece asked what was for dinner and I told her “scraps”. She started crying. Spoilt brat, it’s really hard to get food at the moment thanks to the panic buying. And it was a stupid name for a dog anyway. LOTS AND LOTS Richard Grenell briefed the President this morning. He told Trump that three Brazillian soldiers were killed in Iraq.

To everyone’s amazement, all of the colour ran from Trump’s face, then he collapsed onto his desk, head in hands, visibly shaken, almost whimpering. Finally he composed himself and asked Grenell, “Just exactly how many is a brazillian.” WEDDING Two young men from Glasgow, named Archie and Jock, are sitting in the pub discussing Jock’s forthcoming wedding. “It’s all going like magic,” says Jock. “I’ve got everything organised already - the flowers, the church, the cars, the reception, the rings, the minister, even ma stag night..” Archie nods approvingly. “Man, I’ve even bought a kilt to be married in!” continues Jock. “A kilt?” exclaims Archie, “That’s grand, you’ll look pure smart in that! And what’s the tartan?” “Oh,” says Jock, “I’d imagine she’ll be in white.” REAL BEER After an Australian Beer Festival, all the brewery bosses decided to go out for a beer. The guy from Fosters sits down and says, “I would like the world’s best beer, a Fosters.” The bartender dusts off a bottle from the shelf and gives it to him. The guy from VB says, “I’d like the best beer in the world, give me a VB!” The bartender gives him one. The guy from Coopers says, “I’d like the best beer, give me a Coopers.” He gets it. The guy from XXXX sits down and says, “Give me a Coke.” The bartender is a little taken aback, but gives him what he ordered. The other brewery bosses look over at him and ask, “Why aren’t you drinking a XXXX?” The XXXX president replies, “Well, I figured if you guys aren’t drinking beer, neither would I.”

HOSPITAL PATIENCE A man lying in a hospital bed, with an oxygen mask over his mouth calls the nurse and asks, “Are my testicles black?” The nurse is flustered and replies, “Just a moment I will get a male nurse to assist you.” A male nurse enters and asks, “What’s the problem sir?” the patient repeats, “Are my testicles black?” The male nurse rips the covers back and proceeds to cup the patients testicles in the palm of his hand…”As you can see sir they are pink and healthy.” The man rips off his oxygen mask and says…. “ARE MY TEST RESULTS BACK?” CENTRELINK STORY A guy walks into the local Centrelink office, marches straight up the the counter and says, “Hi...you know...I just HATE drawing the dole, I’d really rather have a job.” The social worker behind the counter says, “Your timing is excellent. We just have a job opening for a very wealthy old man who wants a chauffeur and bodyguard for his beautiful nymphomaniac daughter. You’ll have to drive around in his Mercedes, but he’ll supply all your clothes. Because of the long hours, meals will be provided. You’ll be expected to escort her on her overseas holiday trips. You will have to satisfy her sexual urges. You’ll be provided with a two bedroom apartment above the garage. The starting salary is $200,000 a year.” The guy, wide-eyed, says, “You’re bullshitting me!” The Centrelink worker says, “Yeah, well... you started it.” COUGH COUGH People must not cough near you, they must cough far away. If you hear someone coughing, tell them to …..far cough.

Feeling isolated?


34 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – April 2020


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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

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

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE (Please phone to make appt ) DEACON, Arthur (Cooloola Cove) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0419 624 208 FISHER, Peter (Cooloola Cove) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0407 95 4678 GETT, Kelvin (Rainbow Beach) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 3538 MISSEN, John Joseph (Rainbow Beach) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 8153 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 April 2020 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 35


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To find out more, phone: 5486 3561 April 2020 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 37

WHAT’S OPEN? Matt and Bernie O’Connell, owners of the Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay IGA stores have said while some lines are in short supply, he said to take the Prime Minister’s advice and not hoard.

Brents Burgers, takeaway 4pm - 8pm, ph: 5486 8877


FoodWorks, open, delivery available, min spend $30, ph: 5486 3629

RB Sports Club, Bottle Shop, open, ph: 5486 3191 #2

Matt said items like toilet paper, hand sanitiser, tissues, pasta, rice, cooking oils, baby food, household cleaners, frozen vegetables and meals, tinned and pet food, are all in short supply.

Sea Salt Cafe, takeaways 6am to 6pm, ph: 5486 3629

RB Hotel, Bottle Shops only, Castaways bottleshop, ph: IGA 5486 8265, Castaway 5486 8589

Somewhere Over Coffee, takeaway, ph: 5486 3085

Thirsty Camel at Sleepy Lagoon, ph: 5486 4124

But he said there is plenty of food for everyone and they now offer home deliveries for Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay and Cooloola Cove to help out. If you need this service, please call 5486 8700 or email the shop on orders@rainbowbeachiga.com.au The service is free for orders over $50, a service fee of $10 applies to orders under $50. Excludes tobacco. Here are some of the local businesses who have changed their business model to help us through this. Correct at time of print – apologies to anyone not included.

Food - Rainbow Beach IGA RB open and delivering, ph: 5486 8700 or email orders@rainbowbeachiga.com.au RB Fruit - open - in store or free delivery, ph: 0434 166 934 RB Meats, open or delivery, ph: 5486 3230 Ed’s Bakery - 6am to 2pm, closed Easter Weekend, ph: 5486 3080

Rainbow Beach Pies and Cakes, takeaway only, ph: 5486 3454

Tourist Information Food - Tin Can Bay and Cooloola Cove IGA TCB, pick up or delivery, ph: 5488 0084 or email info@tcbiga.com TCB Country Club, takeaway ph: 5488 0236 TCB Butchers, home delivery, ph: 5486 4170 Lees Fishery - Open 7 days, ph: 5486 4137 Tin Can Bay Fruit and Vege Mart, trading as normal, ph: 5486 4251 Cooloola Cove Takeaway, free delivery after 11am till close, ph: 5486 2440 Bayview Bakehouse, ph: 5486 2199

Ocean Breeze Seafoods, open 8am to 7pm, also home cooked meals, ph: 5486 3152

Real Estate Please conduct all real estate business via telephone or email only Cooloola Coast Realty, 5486 3411 - ring for all enquiries and payments or email: rainbowbeach@ccrealty.tv Rainbow Beach Realty - ph: 5486 3900 info@rainbowbeachrealty.com Raine & Horne, ph: 5486 2066 reception@tincanbay.rh.com.au Century 21, ph: 5489 8000

Campbells Bakehouse, open 7 days, ph: 0456 910 133


Snack Shack, takeaway and delivery, ph: 5486 4046

Holiday Village RB, Rainbow Beach, ph: 5486 3222

Temptations, takeaway, ph: 5486 4442

Shell Fuel RB, open, 7pm - 5am, ph: 5486 3290 Liberty TCB, ph: 5486 4178 weekdays only

Pharmacy RB Pharmacy, open, Ph: 5486 3070

Cafe Jilarty, delivery and takeaway, ph: 5486 3277

Guardian Pharmacy, Dolphin Centre, those who have phone scripts to be filled to wait 2 - 3 hours before collection so there is no waiting, Ph: 5486 4304

Frying Fish Cafe, IGA, open

The Sands Pharmacy, CC, Ph:5488 0399

38 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – April 2020

7th Wave Surf, shop is closed, FB 7th Wave Surf Rainbow Beach for updates, ph: 5486 3227

Cooloola Coast Seafoods, open 7 days, ph: 5486 4990

RB Pizza and Grill, open and free delivery, ph: 5486 8000 Arcobaleno on the Beach (Arco’s), takeaway and delivery, ph: 5486 8000

Thirsty Camel Cooloola Cove, ph: 5486 2593

Hardware Mitre 10, open, delivery, ph: 5486 2000 RB Hardware - open, ph 5486 3444

Breast Screen Qld, open with conditions 132 050



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With Australia winning the Bledisloe, Daniel Riccardo winning the F1, Ash Barty winning the Australian Open, Qld reclaiming the State of Origin with Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk claiming man of the match, the Roar winning the A league, the Sunshine Coast Firebirds winning the netball and of course the Gympie Gladiators (mens soccer side) winning the Sunny Coast compe on - well isn't it good to be an Australian, Queenslander and of course, to live in Rainbow Beach.

Hello all locked in Rainbow Beach land. With all that is going on at the moment with the Covid=19 pandemic I would like to start with a few housekeeping rules. As everyone just knows we are in a lockdown situa on with social distancing laws in place. So when you do come to shop please try to observe these rules, please be pa ent, kind and understanding to both other customers and staff.

Cheers un l next me,

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

Any an social behaviour will not be tolerated and will be dealt with accordingly. Stock levels have been a major issue as the shelves can tes fy. We have been put on ra ons ourselves and are working with our suppliers to help overcome these issues. Basic lines, toilet paper, hand sani ser, ssues, pasta, rice, cooking oils, baby food, household cleaners, frozen vegetables and meals, nned and pet food, are all in short supply. Please take the Prime Minister’s advice and “don’t hoard.” We now have home deliveries for Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay and Cooloola Cove. If you need this service please call 5486 8700 or email the shop on orders@rainbowbeachiga.com.au This brings me to the sports report. Rugby league/union cancelled; AFL cancelled; soccer cancelled; F1, supercars and Moto GP cancelled and this is just the start of the season. S ll haven't watched MAFS, Gogglebox, Survivor and any other apparent Reality TV show. I did watch tumbleweeds rolling past though.

Kristy Heit of IGA Tin Can Bay is ge ng groceries ready for a home delivery which is available to residents of Rainbow Beach, Cooloola Cove and Tin Can Bay *condi ons apply

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

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