Rainbow Beach Community News April 2021

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April 2021 • Vol 24 • Issue 4

BYO bucket and spade

Local littlies, Owen and Maeve Dargusch, have fun creating sandcastles at Rainbow Beach. On April 7, you could build a winner in the Sandcastle Competition! There’s more on the competition plus other holiday fun on page 6, as well as Easter events on page 3. Happy Easter!

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Editor’s Note

Happy Easter! I

’VE HAD A LOVELY month back on the newspaper, organising stories and photos for you!

We showcase the Big Summer Blowout (Thirsty Merc are still my favourite - but Reece Mastin comes a close second), and the exciting Patrol Teams Challenge both held on the same day! Don’t you just love our vibrant markets? It is always good to chat to locals and the different clubs that come along. I found some bargains at the CWA garage sale, too! I talk about my thrilling visit to the Army, we reveal the lyrics for the new school song and show off some Nipper action - thanks Julie Pratt! It was also pleasing to hear the last month’s housing article has created some discussion - wouldn’t it be good to have some proactive outcomes. I also heard from Nicola at Cooloola Coast Furniture and Bedding whose older floor stock cleared out because of her ad, and how a little massage listing paid for itself four times over in the first week! Thanks Bec from the Rainbow Beach Gym - you were well rewarded as the first business to list in the new Visitor Guide.

FRE Welcome to our new advertisers please support them too, let them know you saw our ad when you visit. It’s thanks to our advertisers that your Community News is there for you every month. We also farewell Sharon and Rod, and welcome Cathy and Steven to town. My father-in-law, Sid, LOVED your cupcakes. There are serious Gilmore memories we will always associate with your cream bun clusters and more, he loved treating his grandkids. Our Townsville and Canberra relatives make a beeline every trip: it’s not a ‘proper’ Rainbow visit without several pies and more from Ed’s Beach Bakery! Over the coming weeks, there’s school holidays and a sandcastle competition, candy eggs, ANZAC Day, Bay to Bay, chocolate bunnies, model aeroplane Fly In, a baby dolphin to view, chocolate mini eggs… we hope your Easter is fun-filled family time! PS Kylie Betteridge is still searching for her Moustache Parrot, please see our Facebook page for the photo and contact details.



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9.30am Good Friday 9.30am Easter Sunday The Anglican Church is at 17 Carlo Road - all denominations most welcome.

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AINBOW BEACH State School is planning to hold an Easter Bonnet Parade on the final Term 1 assembly on Thursday, April 1. They encourage families to get creative in making the best Easter bonnets possible. The Student Council is sourcing prizes to be awarded on the day. They welcome KindyLinQ and Playgroup children to be involved as well!


Easter egg hunt!

There will also be live entertainment from 5pm till 9pm, with raffles between 6pm – 7pm and on Saturday April 3 from 8pm.


HE MARY VALLEY Rattler looks forward to welcoming guests with their Hop on Board services running over the Easter weekend. Steam Man will join the kids for an Easter Egg Hunt at Amamoor where the train turns on the heritage turntable. See: maryvalleyrattler.com.au

AINBOW BEACH Sports Club will be raffling off an Easter hamper, drawn Thursday April 1. Tickets are available from the main bar, during their normal raffles.

Live music is on every Friday in April, except Good Friday when the Sports Club and bottle shop will be closed and will re-open Saturday, April 3.

HE ANNUAL Easter collection is the Tin Can Bay Coastguard’s biggest single event of the year, where the passing motorists, both local and tourist, are encouraged to stop and donate. After a Covid cancellation in 2020, luckily, this year looks as though they are right to resume. Flotilla Commander, John Macfarlane, has been with our coast guard for almost 24 years. He says, “For a one-off event, it is a major fundraiser. When I was treasurer we would go 24 hours for three-to-four days; we raised $17,000 one year. But if it was $10-11,000 we were very happy! “It depends on how it falls for the school holidays, people travelling to the island or if the island or Inskip are closed.” As always, they would be most grateful for any contribution over that time. After the wipeout last year, they would love to achieve a target of $10,000. Coast Guard has been saving lives and boats in the Cooloola region for over 40 years. Members have to raise about 80% of the funding required to provide this valuable community service and ensure they are always ready to help in a marine emergency.

Dianne and Stuart Pryor remind everyone about the annual Coastguard Easter Roadside Collection!

Donations go toward training volunteers, fuel, maintenance of the vessels and even providing for their replacement. Look out for the collectors wearing Coast Guard uniforms and high-viz vests who will be setting up in two locations from Wednesday March 31 to Sunday April 4 at the Rainbow Beach turnoff, and also along the Tin Can Bay road near the school. “We’ll be out to give it a push. The money goes a long way!” said John.


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Lest We Forget – A N Z AC DAY 2 0 2 1

At Rainbow Beach

By Greg Walker, Rainbow Beach RSL Sub-Branch


NZAC DAY is a National Day of Remembrance. April 25 was the day when Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915 to set out and capture the Gallipoli Peninsula in order to open the Dardanelles to the Allied Navies. This campaign was a disaster with more than 11,000 casualties and 25,500 wounded. In 1916 April 25 was officially named ANZAC Day. To enable the community to attend and pay their respects and honour the service and sacrifices of all Service men and women and their families, the Rainbow Beach RSL Sub-Branch will be conducting the following ceremonies: 4.15am - Dawn Service at the Cenotaph followed by a Gunfire Breakfast at the Surf

Club (limited numbers as dictated by COVID requirements). 9.45am - Form up for the Street March on the Centre Block followed by the Citizens Commemoration of ANZAC Day. This year is a significant year for the Australian Defence Force being the 100th Anniversary of The Royal Australian Air Force, the 80th Anniversary of the Rats of Tobruk and the 55th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. All spectators and participants are requested to abide with the protocols of COVID requirements and heed any directions given by the COVID Marshalls. This is a legal requirement. Also be on the lookout for local identity Johno who will be selling ANZAC memorabilia.

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Live fire at the Wide Bay Training Area

VERYONE AT Tin Can Bay RSL is looking forward to ANZAC Day 2021 after ANZAC Day 2020 was so impacted by Covid19. The ANZAC Day programme will commence with the Dawn Service at 5.30am, followed by the Gunfire Breakfast at 6.30am. The march to the Memorial and Wreath Laying Ceremony will commence at 8.30am, followed by the Tin Can Bay Citizen’s

Memorial Service at 9.40am. After these formal ceremonies a sausage sizzle, refreshments and other activities often associated with ANZAC Day will be available at the rear of the sub-branch. The whole community is invited so please come along and make ANZAC Day 2021 a day to remember. The Tin Can Bay Memorial will be the venue for the Wreath Laying Ceremony on ANZAC Day.

HAVE LIVED on our coast for over 15 years. I’ve heard the ‘booms’ in Rainbow Beach from the Army training. Our daughter worked there a couple of years back - but the closest I’ve ever been is to the gate. When I read the 2/14 Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry) will be conducting a live fire exercise at Wide Bay Training Area, I didn’t hesitate! Two TV crews and I were met at Camp Kerr, and followed the officers in convoy along Tin Can Bay Road, through that gate along a track to another boom gate. I parked exactly where I was supposed to because I was told the force of the firing has been known to ‘affect’ windscreens! After a safety briefing; double plugging

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The tower looks out over the Wide Bay Training Area

giving a speech at a high school and likely attend a city march. Trooper Dade Goldberg smiled and said he’ll be on horseback, and he’s been training two years for it! He spoke about his role in the Army and said, “There’s no better job!” Wouldn’t it be great if more locals and students could experience how Defence personnel skill up in our ‘backyard’, including in our streets. Thankful of my intact windscreen, I followed the convoy out - back to mundane groceries and newspaper deadlines. But what a thrill to peek into how our soldiers train, and to experience what makes those booms!

Corporal Justin Choiatto and Trooper Dade Goldberg shared what happens in a live fire training exercise

Each tank has four soldiers: a commander, gunner, loader and driver

OCALS H AVE voiced After the tree clearing, and what it was like just disappointment with the days earlier at the Fire/SES Station construction site destruction of so many trees from the Fire/SES Station site. We asked why so many trees were removed and why the community wasn’t advised? We also queried why the station wasn’t built with/next to the ambulance station on the corner of Carlo Road and Karoonda St. A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) spokesperson has advised, “QFES consulted the Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation (BAC) on plans to upgrade the Rainbow Beach Fire Station, including any potential tree clearing, prior to site work commencing. “Though an additional location was “A number of trees were identified as considered on the corner of Carlo Road and having significance to the BAC and are being Karoonda St, the site on Rainbow Beach Road relocated to adjoining land at the rear of the was approved as it was already the location site with the remainder approved for removal. of the Fire and Rescue Station, lessened Representatives from the BAC will remain on the environmental impact and achieved site for the first two weeks of construction enhanced response times. to ensure all trees of cultural significance are “QFES will continue to work with the BAC appropriately managed. throughout the building process to lessen the “The site is being cleared to accommodate impact on the environment and ensure trees a new combined Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) of cultural significance are relocated safely.” and State Emergency Service (SES) facility to The Community News is awaiting further meet growth and service demand in the area. answers.

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What’s on for the

Holidays? Make a sandcastle! Visitors and locals - come along to a family friendly sandcastle competition, held Wednesday April 7. It’s only $10 a team, BYO bucket and spade plus all profits are to the Rainbow Beach P&C. Registration is from 8.30am on the beach, north of the SLS tower. Building starts at 9am. Watch Sandshapers of Noosa creating a large sand sculpture. They will judge the various categories around low tide at 11am with prize presentations at 11.30am. Children can also enter the sandcastle colouring competition! Entries were sent home with the school newsletter. The first 50 children to bring their completed entries along on the day will receive a fun voucher! Plus be eligible for the best entry prize per age group: under 5, 6-9 and 10-12. P&C members are looking forward to the event and thank Chappy for bringing it back to town - come and see them at the sausage sizzle! Drinks will be for sale as well. The Community News, Cooloola Coast Realty, Gympie Regional Council and the Deck at Sea Salt are proud sponsors. All welcome to join the community for this Easter fun and raise funds for the school. To find out more, call Chappy Ronnie on 0413 135 867.

Barb Parkyn shares some of the craft available at our libraries for the holidays!

Barefoot bowls at the Country Club If you like a bit of barefoot bowls, then visit the Country Club from 4.30pm on Saturday April 3. It’s $10 to join in and includes live entertainment and free snacks. Why not challenge your friends and workmates? The Tin Can Bay Country Club also has a fantastic Chinese Restaurant to enjoy a delicious banquet after your game. Phone Hilly to register: 0412 134 752

Learn to Surf So, you are at the beach. Why not take an hour or so to learn how to surf, the whole family can get involved! This popular school holiday activity offers surfing, skating and stand-up paddle. You can join a small group lesson or book a one-on-one session. Mastering skills on the skateboard helps surf skills, too! Book now on 0435 934 087 or visit: rainbowbeachlearntosurf.com.au

Hop on board with Steam Man! Over the school holiday period, additional services have been added to ensure no one misses out. The kids will love the chance to spot Steam Man on their journey. Mary Valley Rattler General Manager, Micheal Green, says the volunteer team is gearing up for a bumper school holidays. “We know people are keen to be spending time with family and friends

and what better way to connect than experiencing a heritage rail journey that all the family can enjoy,” Mr Green said. Sunday is the All Stations train, the Classic Rattler Run, a C17 Steam Train Experience is Wednesdays and Saturdays, and the Rattler Tasting Train is the RM76 Railmotor Experience on Thursday. See maryvalleyrattler.com.au for holiday services, which are on sale now.

ages 5-12 years. Tin Can Bay Library – Friday April 9, 10-11am. Rumble in the Jungle There’s a rumble in the jungle, there’s a whisper in the trees, the animals are waking up and rustling the leaves. Join us as we read stories, make animal masks and see if you can spot all the different animals hiding in the shelves. Suitable for ages 5-8. Tin Can Bay Library – Friday April 16, 10-11am.

Holiday craft and activities at the library

I got this hat Come along for a fun session of stories, activities and craft inspired by the book I got this hat, by Jol and Kate Temple. Suitable for ages 5-8. Rainbow Beach Library - Friday April 9, 2-3pm

Stop by your local library branch between Monday April 5 and Friday April 16 for free take-home craft activities during the school holidays. Suitable for children aged 5-12. Ollie and the Wind The wind blows all day on Ollie’s island. There aren’t many people around, but there’s lots of space to play. One day the wind steals Ollie’s hat. Then it darts away with his scarf. Join us as we find out what happens next and then have a go at building your very own kite. Suitable for

Origami Creations Join us as we show you how to make some wonderful animals and shapes using Origami. Suitable for ages 5-12. Rainbow Beach Library - Friday April 16, 2-3pm.

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A new state champion!


RAINBOW BEACH Nipper, Sienna Arthur, won gold for the Under 12 Female Flags at the Queensland State Youth Championships. Held at North Kirra last month, it was the first State Title for their age group, after Covid ruled out the 2020 event. Her father, Dave, and step mum, Suzie, were unable to attend due to recent illness, but she had Grandfather Paul and ex Rainbow Beach champion Simon Pascoe helping out. Simon was the last Rainbow Beach Nipper to win a Queensland title in 1992. Dave and Simon competed together in the ‘90s coming first and second respectively at the Australian Titles in 1994. Dave said, “I can’t thank Simon enough for this and it shows that the bonds forged in Rainbow Beach Club live on forever. It was special to see the current Queensland champ and the last Queensland champ working together.” Dave won many Queensland and Australian competitions at men’s level through to 2002. Sienna is a ‘chip off the old block’, who has focused her training on technique and acceleration. A natural athlete, Sienna’s wins include the Rugby League Broncos Challenge for RBSS and a silver medal for Tin Can Bay School in the volleyball state titles.

A Wide Bay soccer representative for State, she has just been selected in the 15 years Wide Bay Soccer Team (as a 12-year-old!) and with her sister Keira, trains for volleyball with the Queensland Academy of Sport. Out of 105 starting athletes, Sienna braved the heat and soft sand for nearly three hours. The commentators announced: “She was dominant throughout. She got up very quickly and got in front from the start.” After the win, Sienna told the interviewers: “It was

Rainbow Beach Nipper, Sienna Arthur, won Queensland gold! Image Julie Pratt

amazing, nerve wracking. Dad’s in hospital, I had to do this for my Dad.” The family thank Rainbow Beach Surf Club and volunteers with a special shout out to age managers, Kirsty and Marty. As the commentators said, it was good to see our distinctive Rainbow cap in there! Sienna, you did your club and your family proud. Congratulations!

A spectacular of flying


HE TIN CAN BAY Model Flying Club is a hive of activity preparing the field and facilities for the Australian Large Scale Fly In. The club will host the Fly In so everything must be ready for a large number of pilots, ground crew and of course, aircraft. Preparation is full-on because this is our first public event in over a year due to Covid. The models on display will be some of the largest in Australia. Both piston, electric and jet turbine engines will be powering these lovingly constructed models so there

A large scale model of a ducted jet getting prepped by Mark Hu

will be some spectacular flying demonstrations. The club will also have the Spitfire canteen open and serving. If a burger and chips takes your fancy, just swing by with your appetite. It is recommended you bring chairs and sun protection. It’s on the Labour Day Weekend, May 1-2 at the Tin Can Bay Model Flying Club, 15 Rifle Fish Road. Entry is gold coin donation and we’re nominally open to the public from 9am till 3pm but no problem for early or late visitors. Contact the secretary@tincanbaymfc.club for further information.



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Josh Arnold and some of the RBSS song writers at just one of the beautiful destinations in the Reach for a Rainbow video

Listen to ‘Reach for a Rainbow’ Reach for a Rainbow In our community, we take pride Where the sand and sea, meet the sky The gateway to K’gari, our paradise Growing with each season, rolling with tides 4 wheel drive on a sandy track Fishin’ boat, out the back Surfboard, on the rack Campfire burning


AST MONTH, Josh Arnold and his Small Town Culture production crew visited Rainbow Beach.

Josh said, “Every week I get to visit different small schools and communities throughout regional Australia and tell their story with a song and music video, with the locals as the stars of the production. Pretty awesome job, hey?” “Most of my work is out west in small country towns who have a close-knit community. So, when I was invited to Rainbow Beach State School I didn’t know what to expect because I rarely get to make music videos near the ocean.” So how did the visit come about? Principal, Steve Bennett, told the Community News, “I knew, having worked with Josh previously, the way he was able to provide an opportunity for all students, but particularly those that are creative and musical, with an avenue to shine. “The way he can tease from the students what is important to them and create an anthem that connects children to our community. You can’t underestimate the sense of belonging as a contributor to wellbeing.” Steve said that after the impacts and stress of COVID lockdowns the school, “needed a way to boost spirits and community pride. Something I recognise as being uniquely strong and special to Rainbow Beach.” And Josh saw this, too. He said, “Before I even set foot on

the sand, fell off a surfboard and caught a glimpse of the spectacular scenery, I got to know the kids and some local parents. It was then I realised what a special place this was. “In my brief visit I got to know the people who all share a common bond, a passion for their town and the lifestyle it gives them. They share a respect for their surroundings and treasure all the moments, days and weeks spent in this paradise.” He said they loved sharing it with him and helping him write the song. Steve agreed, “Watching the students engage in the song writing and filming highlighted again the talents and connection to our local environment and lifestyle. The children have done an amazing job. This truly is the best place to raise children!” And what does Steve love about the song? “Everything!” he says, “The joy, the place, the people and the optimism.” Josh teased, “I could talk about all different spots we visited and all the cool stuff we filmed but you have to listen to and watch Reach for a Rainbow on YouTube and Spotify…… it is amazing and I know you will be so proud of the super talented kids that live in your town. “Thanks for having me Rainbow Beach, you definitely have a special place in my heart and in Small Town Culture history!”

(Chorus X 2) Reach for a Rainbow Reach for a Rainbow ## How good is living When you reach for a Rainbow On ya boards, behind the break Down the dunes, with your mates Rainforest, Seary’s creek Push bikes in the street (Repeat Chorus X 1) Feet in the water, waiting for a bite Baby turtles crawling Down the beach at night Like the stars and oceans we unit e Friends and family side by side (Repeat Chorus – hand claps) (Repeat Chorus X 3) Reach…..for….a Rainbow

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The Bay to Bay is back! T

HE BAY TO BAY is an annual yacht race from Tin Can Bay Yacht Club to Hervey Bay, run by the Hervey Bay Yacht Club. The race is on the first weekend in May and is conducted over two days with an overnight stay at Garry’s anchorage. The first race was held in 1980 and this year will be the 40th event, having been cancelled last year like many events, due to Covid 19. There were 30 boats expected for the first race and 114 turned up. Numbers of boats have been as high as 230 but on average there is now about 140. The Yacht Club Bar and Bistro will be open on the Friday night prior to the race and on Saturday morning for breakfast. Come and enjoy drinks and dinner on the deck and watch the preparations for the start of the race on Saturday morning. Depending on wind direction, if there is a spinnaker run from the start, it is a spectacular sight with colourful spinnakers flying. Watch the start of the race and follow the fleet to Inskip Point on the Dolphin Ferry Cruise (approximately four hours). For further information and bookings: 04288 838 836. Look out for the return of the Yachties, May 1-2 Julie Hartwig-SailingShotz

Farewell Rod and Sharon By Michelle Gilmore


D’S BEACH BAKERY has changed hands! Congratulations to Rod and Sharon Parker and to new owners Kathy and Steven! Sharon was smiling, “We were welcomed to Rainbow Beach 15 years ago to start a new life and business. “It’s now our time to move on to a new chapter in our lives. We’re moving back to the southside of Brisbane to be closer to our two sons and their wives and being grandparents to our five grandchildren.” Does this mean retirement? “Not retiring,” said Sharon. “Rod is back to work for our son driving trucks and excavators. This is what he was doing before we moved up here, and when we were in Covid lockdown, last year. “But I’m so looking forward to working for wages, not having to worry about ordering stock, paying wages, staff, and all the other responsibilities that come with running/owning a business!”

Is Little Eddie staying? Yes, he is! One of Sharon’s memorable moments over the years is Little Eddie joining them at a Rainbow Beach Fishing Classic, and posting Little Eddie’s Fishing Adventures nightly. Rod learnt on the job baking our daily bread, scoring awards for his pies and apprentice bakers! Both Parkers worked ridiculous hours, through the night and early mornings and this coming Easter will be much more relaxed for them than it has been for the last decadeand-a-half! “I really want the community to know much we appreciate and are grateful for the support from our loyal customers over that time,” said Sharon. “The new owners will receive the same support the town has given us.” Rod and Sharon - you always supported the school and brekky club, Nippers and fundraisers! Your treats are part of our family history, as well as our visitors. We’d like to thank you, too!

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A great day out at the Patrol Teams Challenge

Above: What a win! Ironwoman Kirsty McCarthy’s competitors were more than half her age, and she was only one to complete the surf ski leg! Left: What a wonderful day for spectators and lifesavers was the Patrols Teams Challenge! Thanks to everyone involved. First Place: Team 2, Second Place: Team 8 and Third Place: Team 3

Stuart Wilson, second from the left, convincingly won an exciting mens’ flags event

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There were lots of smiles in the women’s flags!

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Patrol Teams Challenge

We’re only weeks away from the new Surf Club deck “T

Zak and Jerome look determined in the Ironman board leg

Above: Organiser of the day, Rob McCarthy, also took home the Ironman win Dustin Renman brought his very own cheer squad: wife Karly and kids Brandi, Barclay, Sophie and Lucy

HIS PLACE HERE is the chook raffle from 50 years ago,“ President of the Supporters Club, John Greaney joked. What he means is, all profits back then and now, have been channelled into making our beaches safe. The Rainbow Beach Surf Club is a fundraiser for our lifesaving patrols, and each upgrade over the years helps our lifesavers and funnels even more cash into the volunteer service. “We’ve been building in stages so that we can handle the financial burden,” John said. “This is a 6-8 week build - just the deck at this stage, with an internal fit-out at a later date. “We should be able to seat another 120 on the deck, undercover, and with uninterrupted views from Fraser Island to Double Island Point. Everything is tailored to maximise the views we have here, and utilise it as best we can.” Dean and Robina McEwan, from DRM Constructions, started the build in 2013 with the stage 1 - dormitory block, toilets/ utilities and downstairs office. John says the next stage will hopefully be six-to-twelve months after the deck is finished. The pokies room will be relocated where the old toilets were, and a cafe and a whole new entry made out of the old office.

An undercover deck with seating for 120 and views galore is on its way at the Rainbow Beach Surf Club

“You can feel confident when you have a drink or a meal at the surf club that the profits go directly to the patrols at the beach,” said John. So come for a beverage, the weekly meal deals, raffles and specials - and watch the new deck appear! Call 07 5486 3249 to book.

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Rainbow Beach Police Beat by Senior Constable Michael Brantz

It only takes a second A

S I STOOD on the side of Rainbow Beach Road last week, directing traffic around another serious car crash, I started thinking about my last article and how I had mentioned déjà vu. Now, less than two months later, I’m looking at another hunk of scrap metal, which had been a nice car an hour earlier. That was before it left the road, hit a tree and rolled over a couple of times – definitely déjà vu…

The two occupants miraculously escaped serious injury, but it could have been much, much worse. I’m sure you’ve all heard about the ‘Fatal Five’ behaviours that cause (or contribute to) most of the serious traffic incidents and deaths on our roads. Most people can name four of them quite easily – speeding, drink / drug driving, seatbelts and fatigue – but what about number five?



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HE CITY FARM Plant of the Month is “Phebalium woombye”, pink variety. This is a small to medium shrub to about 2 metres high by 1.5 metres wide although completely prostate forms exist. The leaves are oblong to elliptical, up to

50mm long x 10mm wide, green above and silvery underneath. The individual pink flowers are five petalled and relatively small, but they occur in clusters of up to ten and are very conspicuous. Flowering usually occurs in late winter and spring. The species requires a welldrained moist soil, preferably in semi shade but full sun is tolerated. Established plants seem adaptable to extended dry periods and are resistant to at least moderate frost. Cooloola City Farm Nursery is a cash-only organisation, located opposite the Community Centre on Tin Can Bay Road and is open 8am-3pm, Tuesday - Thursday. Call: 07 5486 2304 Email: ccfni09@gmail.com or visit: cooloolacityfarm.org

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Given the increase of serious traffic incidents and deaths attributed to the inattention of drivers, driver distraction was added to the fatal list in 2012, and it changed from the Fatal Four to the Fatal Five. Distraction from mobile phone use is the major contributor to this category but taking your focus off the road for even a second - for any reason – increases your risk of having a serious crash.

And that’s exactly what happened to this young bloke. He was doing everything right (under the speed limit, seatbelt on, hadn’t been drinking) but took his focus off the road for just a second at the wrong time, and the next thing he can remember is climbing out of his wrecked car through the windscreen. Pay attention on our roads – it could save your life!

Become a ‘Citizen Scientist’ for a weekend E

VENING PRESENTATIONS, nocturnal field trips, a special Sci-art program, guided walks - come a day or the whole weekend. Cooloola Coastcare and FIDO (the Fraser Island Defenders Organisation) host notable scientists from across Australia at the annual Cooloola BioBlitz, May 14-16. You’re invited to join them as they seek to understand the nature of our unique region by exploring the Cooloola Recreation area and Inskip Point regions, visiting many biodiversity hotspots. A BioBlitz is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. For 48 hours you can join guided walks with scientists and naturalists to learn about local species of plants, animals, fungi and insects. Have fun and you will learn a lot, as well as contribute to the official record of species in our area. In the past two events, 81 new species unknown to science have been discovered including spiders, moths and even a new sub-species of tree. Limited tickets are available for a special Sci-art program that will feature renowned

BioBlitz participants photographing the famous flying duck orchids at Rainbow Beach Image Sheena Gillman

nature journal artist, Dion Dior. Tickets are on sale at cooloolacoastcare. org.au/projects/bioblitz Younger participants, 11 to 18 years, can accompany an adult for free. Sorry no children under 11 for safety reasons. This event is proudly sponsored by the Queensland Government through a Citizen Science Grant.

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Creative Cuts The RocknRolla Billys at the Country Club

It’s free entry to see The RocknRolla Billys, a sought-after favourite amongst the Rock ‘n’ Roll dancers and clubs of SE Queensland. Rock ‘n’ Roll dancers themselves, you can expect everything from 4-step, 6-step and 8-step styles plus Cha Cha, Tango, Lindy Hop, Swing, Rockabilly and Jive, various partner dances, and even some

Line Dancing! The RocknRollaBillys pride themselves in providing an historical experience, along with the double bass, they use Gretsch guitars, ‘Elvis mics’ and wear ‘50s/’60s hair styles and custom-made retro costumes. Go see them perform on Saturday 17, 6pm at the Tin Can Bay Country Club.

Mike Elrington at the Sports Club Mike Elrington is a gifted singer songwriter with incredible guitar skills. Standing at almost two metres tall, delivering his signature, gut-wrenching vocals like an instrument all on its own, very few people forget a performance from this man. The commitment to his live shows and the wellearned reputation for leaving nothing behind but sweat has seen him invited to perform at some of Australia’s finest festivals, including the iconic Byron Bay Blues Fest, Bendigo, Sydney Blues and Roots Festivals and Blues on Broadbeach, to name but a few. See Mike performing April 16 at the RB Sports Club.

Gympie Urban Sketchers workshop

Stroll down Mary Street and you’ll observe a streetscape of late Victorian buildings, some dating back to the 1880s. A six-week workshop will be facilitated by the internationally renowned, Miriam Innes. Known for her large-scale, hyper-realistic charcoal sketches of the built environment, Miriam draws attention to the often neglected details.

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You’ll take a closer examination of architectural features, materials and structures, challenging you to rethink the beauty and rich complexity which is often overlooked. Starting April 17, your completed work will be exhibited at the Gallery in July. Bookings are essential and fees apply, call 5481 0733 for more information.

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We meet every Friday at 3pm for Ÿan hour in the Vets and fully qualified Classical, modern, popular, folk, country, opera, etc., Is the technician & licensed? Community Hall Cooloola Cove. singers and instrumentalists come to Music Plus at Haswritten your room measured sized correctly? The sounds are good and the newŸ works by our been Cooloola Cove&on the last Thursday of the month. Audience accompanist are very worthwhile. Ÿ Have you seen any recent members welcome, work from too. the installer? Words and music are a treat to sing because they mean You have 10 - 12 minutes, each giving a mixed taste of Ÿ Can the installer provide ongoing support & service? so much. many styles and genres. Sue and Lu will be playing their Ÿ Will installer premium products, quality Join us to get maximum satisfaction from the the songs we use special brand and style ofprovide music, with Pam hovering in are working on. See you Friday next. workmanship & leavethe background looking&forward the jobsite clean tidy? to her opportunity to Call Pam: 0427 180 649 or email: kcisf327@gmail.com accompany Sue in one or two classical pieces. Ÿ Does the installer know the local area & environmental conditions? See you Thursday, April 29 at 7pm. Phone Pam on 0427 180 649 for your spot on the programme.

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Contact us today for all your property needs: Rainbow Beach Sales : Dee and Andy White on 0411 093 389 Cooloola Cove/Tin Can Bay Sales : Debra Mason on 0409 764 879 Holiday Letting : Katie Winzar on 5486 3411 Permanent Rentals : Kim McIlroy on 5486 3411 and Tania Biggers 0474 002 394 Drop in and see us at Shop 2/8 Rainbow Beach Road, Rainbow Beach or Shop 4/46 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Cooloola Cove (Woolworths complex) Online: www.cooloolacoastrealty.com.au

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Does your group need volunteers?

World Day of Prayer raises $1000 T

HE GYMPIE REGION Volunteer Centre seeks community groups to attend the Cooloola Coast Community Volunteer Expo: a charity; not-for-profit organisation; community group, and any other volunteer involved organisation, from Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay, Cooloola Cove and all surrounding areas. Already groups like the Tin Can Bay RSL, Veterans Retreat, and the Cooloola

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ORLD DAY of Prayer for the people of Vanuatu was celebrated at the Good Shepherd Church Rainbow Beach, one of 180 centres just around Queensland. The world-wide service was prepared by the women of Vanuatu with the theme ‘Build on a strong foundation’. It was a wonderful occasion of ecumenical fellowship with 41 people from seven churches of the Cooloola Coast participating. Chappy Ronnie brought five of the student leaders from the Rainbow Beach School, with Skye and Charlotte speaking on Vanuatu during the service. James had the honour of cutting the special cake, made by Rainbow’s muchtalented Ann Thornton, which depicted in icing the beautiful artwork on the front of

Residents and Friends have signed up as stall holders. The expo is on 10am - noon, Saturday, May 22 for National Volunteers Week at the RSL Hall, 45 Gympie Rd, Tin Can Bay. Gympie Region Volunteer Centre is hosting the event for National Volunteers’ Week to celebrate volunteering in the region. Register your stall by emailing: volunteer@chsn.org.au

Neza Paye, Margaret Cudahy and Sabine Deimel providing the ‘cuppas’ at the World Day of Prayer

the service booklets. The offering from the people attending and also some generous contributions from Cooloola churches led to a total of $1000 being forwarded to support the much-needed ‘Trauma Healing and Literacy Project’ for women in Vanuatu. Each year, World Day of Prayer is such a wonderful opportunity for all Christians to come together, putting aside their denominational differences, and the success of our day was evident in the joy and smiles of those interacting on the day. Thank you to all who made it such a great occasion.


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Tin Can Bay Lions Club volunteers Pat Green from Mitre 10, Rob and Ilse Storrie sizzled sausages at the Rainbow Beach Market

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AST MONTH western Queensland had sporadic falls of rain, but last month a lot of Queensland has received more general rain and just in time for some growth to get through the winter. It won’t rain dollars for the poor buggers but the rain will lift spirits and those with stock should soon get back on their feet. Like the 1990s we should see a lot more country people holidaying at the coast. This month we have sent $3000 in vouchers to CentaCare Longreach (mental health), $1000 to Fencing For Fires and $500 to feed the homeless in Gympie. Many thanks to those that purchased our mozzie coil holders (hard to keep up supply) made by Jim Snee, to Felicity from The Bush Bundle in Brisbane for her boxes of goodies, and we have $1100 this month

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in our bottle collections (thanks Wayne). Collection tins from Tin Can Bay Bakery, Shell servo, Lees and RBT Info, came to $226, thank you. To Leena and Steve of Tin Can Bay, thank you for another wonderful load of food, and to all that have donated with money and to the food trolleys, thank you. We really need pastas, canned food, sugar, flour, rice, biscuits, and cake mixes.

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Tony Stewart donates $500 to feed the homeless with Coordinator Marlene Owen in Gympie

Twilight walk, garage sale, craft and hoy

OR A TRIAL period, the Tin Can Bay Community and Men’s Shed is offering ‘Men Only’ afternoons each Friday from 1-5pm to provide the male community a chance to meet others, chat, enjoy a beverage, read a book or participate in an impromptu game of darts/pool/table tennis, etc. It also provides you with limited access to the workshop and some positive mental health stimulation. This opportunity is free for the first four weeks (or for existing Shed members) – thereafter $5 per afternoon. Rainbow Beach residents might like to carpool to help access this opportunity. As well, our regular activities continue: Chess/Rummikub – Friday 9am-12pm Computer/IT/Phone – Thursdays 1-2pm Lathe/Scroll Saw – Mon-Fri 9-12pm Macrame – Monday 9am-12pm ‘Men Only’ afternoons – Friday 1-5pm We’re located in the City Farm / Community Complex area, Tin Can Bay. Open weekdays between 9am-noon. Phone Shed Manager Rob Jones, on 0419 663 272 for enquiries.

Terry Steele, Cooloola Coast Community Local Disaster Management Support Group 0439 862 264


HE 2020-21 La Nina weather system is nearing its end, and at this stage has not resulted in the Gympie Region being affected by major storms and rainfall. The Bureau does predict that La Nina’s influence is likely to persist into April with outlooks indicating a wetter than average month for northern and eastern parts of Australia. Our emergency services remain prepared and residents need to continue to be alert and prepared. You can make a big difference to your safety by taking a few small steps 1. Prepare your home 2. Pack your emergency kit 3. Have an emergency and evacuation plan 4. Make sure you have adequat insurance in place For further information and to access tools, please go to: getready.qld.gov.au The group meets quarterly on the first Tuesday of the month: 9am Tuesday June 1 for a 9.30am start at Cooloola Cove Veterans and Community Hall, Santa Maria Court, Cooloola Cove.

Yvonne, Brenda and Judy sell goods at last month’s CWA garage sale Wendy, QCWA President 0412 547 043


ELL, HOW GREAT it was to see everyone on the International Women’s Day Twilight Walk. We had 77 walkers all meeting at the end for a well-earned coffee, biscuits and fruit served by the CWA. The first walk was held by QCWA in 1922, a tradition to this day. A special day for two of our members celebrating their birthdays, Jess and Linda, and thank you to everyone involved. We had excellent donations for our QCWA Tin Can Bay Branch Garage Sale - the hall was full of treasured items, thank you to all the community. We are still concentrating on domestic

violence packs as they are much needed. Our members recently donated 68 Trauma Teddies, octopuses, preemie beanies and booties to Wishlist - start knitting ladies, the box is empty. Hoy was on St Patrick’s Day fun morning, the Easter Eggs raffle was won by Jean, and the door prize Easter egg was won by Dianne - well done ladies. Happy Easter to all. We have booked Macramé teaching in May with Sarah. Thank you for community support, come along for a cuppa on craft mornings, April 7 and 14, 9.30am till 12, at 18 Whiting St, Tin Can Bay or Hoy morning on April 21 at Cooloola Bowls Club, 9.30 for 10am.

Members Rob Norris and Mike Happy enjoying a laugh at ‘The Shed’

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Health, Fitness, Beauty & Wellbeing

HEALTH Briefs Walking is a “wonder drug” The Australian Heart Maps data shows about 76% of adults in Gympie are not physically active enough, which is significantly higher than the national average (66%). Lack of exercise is a leading risk factor for heart disease, and Australian Heart Maps statistics show Wide Bay is among Australia’s 10 least active regions (ranking fifth). Almost three in four (74.4%) adults are not physically active enough in this region, which includes the Bundaberg, Fraser Coast, Gympie, Cherbourg, North Burnett, and South Burnett LGAs.

The Heart Foundation has a plan to make Queensland more walking friendly with wider footpaths, more shade and well-lit pathways, plus safe pedestrian crossings. Trials of temporary road closures for pedestrian-access-only events, and programs that encourage walking to school and public transport, are among other proposals to get people moving. Heart Foundation Walking has 320 walking groups across the state and two walks locally. Join Maggie Travers 7am Wednesday and Saturdays around Tin Can Bay/Cooloola Cove - call 0400 756 615 for details. Heart Foundation Active Living

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Tin Can Bay Tourist Park Century 21 Platinum Agents Paul Downman will help you on your property journey, Cooloola Coast 0407 181 404 Dolphin Shopping Centre, Tin Can Bay Email: paul.downman@century21.com

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Wolf Rock Dive Centre, Rainbow Beach World class scuba diving on Fraser Island’s Australia’s Best Shark doorstep, Australia’s best shark & ray dive. 2 Goondi St. Ph: 07 5486 8004 wolfrockdive.com.au

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The Deck at Sea Salt, Rainbow Beach Breakfast, Lunch, Tapas, Dinner & Views Mon-Tues 8am-4pm, Wed-Sun 8am-Late TEXT: 0499 008 624. 2 Rainbow Beach Rd thedeckrainbowbeach.com.au

Rainbow Beach Sports Club Bistro 7 days, Bowls, Bottleshop & Bingo. 10am - 10pm Sun - Thurs & midnight Fri - Sat. Turana St. 07 5486 3191 rainbowsportsclub.com.au


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Patrolled Beach Swim in the flags in front of the Surf Lifesaving tower. Walk via the steps or walkway near the lookout and surf club, or drive onto Griffin Esplanade. 4WD beach access begins here.

Coloured Sands Visit the patrolled beach, near the surf tower or the lookout to see the 70 plus colours in our cliffs. From town, walk south 1km along the beach - for best colours 4WD or tour a further 9km. Remember it is a gazetted road.

Carlo Sand Blow Park at the top of Cooloola Drive, and walk 600m up from the car park or bushwalk about 2km from the National Parks Office for spectacular views of the Coloured Sands, Double Island Point, Tin Can Bay Inlet and hang gliders.

Poona Lake Drive to Bymien Picnic Area (2WD) via 3km gravel on the Freshwater Road, (off Rainbow Beach Road). It’s a 40 minute walk to reach the cool waters of Lake Poona through beautiful rainforest and carrol (grey myrtle) scrub.

Searys Creek Only 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.

Rainbow Beach Headland A look out, a viewing platform, 2 playgrounds, a skatepark, BBQs and picnic facilities. See the whales from here in season and watch the surfers out the front. Take a photo at the Cherry Venture propeller.

Double Island Point Access via the 4WD only Great Beach Drive or Freshwater Track. See dolphins, whales (seasonal), manta rays, turtles and walk up to our historic lighthouse. It has the longest break in Australia -when the swell lines up.

Mudlo Rocks Wander here at low tide, play in rock pools and watch 4WDs navigate any exposed rocks. ALWAYS check conditions and ask locals before you 4WD - it is not always safe, even close to low tide.

Middle Rock When tides and conditions allow, the walk to Middle Rock and back is a beautiful way to check out the Coloured Sands. From here, vehicle permits are required and dogs are prohibited.

Inskip Point

Enjoy Poona Lake whilst it’s still warm enough for a dip!

Tin Can Bay Wildflower Walk Known for spectacular wildflower species, access this trail from the corner of Emperor St and Oyster Parade. Best in late winter and early spring.

Boat Ramps

This peninsula is the gateway to Fraser Island, a favourite fishing spot and pet friendly camping grounds for generations. Only 15 minutes drive (2WD) from Rainbow Beach.

You can launch your boat at Norman Point and Crab Creek in Tin Can Bay or Carlo Point and Bullock Point near Rainbow Beach. All except Bullock Point offer toilet and scenic picnic facilities.

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Feed Wild Dolphins at Norman Point

Walk to and swim in nearby Freshwater Lake, picnic or BBQ at the beautiful shady day-use area, found before Freshwater Road reaches Teewah Beach. 4WD only.

Tin Can Bay Foreshore Walk 4km from Crab Creek to Norman Point, over picturesque bridges, signage of flora and fauna, through mangroves, playgrounds and outdoor gyms. It is mostly flat and very safe for children on wheels. Look out for 137 species of birds.


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Arrive from 7am, after feeding (fees apply), the dolphins leave for another day. A picturesque peninsula with public pool, playground, sailing, boat ramp and pontoon and picnic facilities.

Carlo Point For spectacular sunsets over the water, take a cheese platter or fish and chips and watch the day’s end. This favourite fishing spot is only 3 km from Rainbow Beach.

Rainbow Steps “How good is living?” Reputably Rainbow Beach’s most ‘Instaworthy’ location - check out our colourful stairs and share a photo on our socials.

Great Sandy Strait If you love the wonderful peace and relaxation of sailing or cruising, the sheltered waters around Tin Can Bay are for you. You may see dugong, turtles, dolphins and more in this section of the Great Sandy Marine Park.

Fraser and Cooloola Great Walks A 90 km trail showcases natural and cultural features of the world’s largest sand island between Dilli Village and Happy Valley. Or trek 102 km from Noosa to Rainbow Beach through sandblows, past lakes and spectacular views.

Fraser Island K’gari World heritage listed, K’gari has over 40 lakes, rainforests, sand dunes, wildlife, four wheel driving and fishing! Take a 1 or 2 day tour, hire a 4WD or take your own. Cross the barge at Inskip Point, permits are online or at the Parks Office.


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GUESS YOU have all heard that we have a new “baby” in town. Ella produced a calf on March 8. We still do not know what sex the calf is, however the calf has been given a name as Shadow. This name was put forward from our researcher Deane Jones. It seemed appropriate that the calf received this name over other suggestions as Deane has given the Dolphin Centre many years of information from his research on the Australian Humpbacks and in particular the community of dolphins within our area. Shadow is a lively strong little dolphin and has some markings which will distinguish him/her from other calves. The calf seems to have a dark strip on top of the rostrum and several faint stripes extending to the blowhole. These markings may disappear but we hope they stay. Crowds are building, especially on weekends, as the word gets out about the birth. Ella, as an older dolphin mother, surely has her work cut out looking after such a lIvely dolphin. We open at 7am and have viewing of the dolphins until around 7.45am. This gives visitors a chance to hear all about the history and attributes of our Australian Humpback dolphins. Photography is welcomed. As this goes to print we must report that we have not seen Mystique for several weeks. This is unusual so we hope he is okay. We do miss his entertaining antics.

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Blowouts and Bullying, Litter and League By Principal Steve Bennett Rainbow Beach State School


AM VERY pleased to advise that I have been successful in my application to remain Acting Principal for the remainder of the year. There was a State-wide process run recently to determine the Acting Principal for Terms 2, 3 and 4. I am very happy to have the opportunity to lead Rainbow Beach State School and I will continue my attention on achieving the best possible outcomes for the staff, students and the wider school community.

Over $1,600 raised at the Big Summer Blowout We were invited to raise some funds for the P&C by helping with waste management and keeping the amenities clean at the Big Summer Blowout Concert held on the centre block in town. We had a very small army of helpers who worked tirelessly throughout the day albeit listening to some good music as we went. I would like to give a big shout out to Jed Elmer, Sandra Lindenberg, Karin Shearman, Team Bergin and Team Treloar (The owners of Salty Gear, which is available at Gardiners Fisheries). Our Assistant Regional Director, Mrs Janelle Reid, and her husband, Don, also came down to give us a hand. To these people I offer a heartfelt and sincere thanks, especially those without children at this school. This effort raised $664 in can and bottle recycling, plus a donation of $1000. Thank you to Kroppy, Marnie and their team for this fundraising opportunity! RBSS Student Leader, James Bergin, cuts the Vanuatu cake at the World Day of Prayer service, Church of the Good Shepherd

Clean-Up Australia Day Our school took part in the Clean-up Australia Day event. Thank you to Tyla Elmer for her help in organising and registering

our participation. We had the older children lap the school block and the Prep/1 class concentrated their effort inside the gate. We are very proud of how little rubbish was found in the school vicinity but surprised of the amount of glass around the road edges. Everyone involved is to be congratulated, especially given how hot that morning was. Thanks again!

District Rugby League I had the pleasure of taking students into Gympie for the Under 11 District Rugby League trials. All four boys - James Bergin, Sonny Bennett, Blake Findlater and Sebastian Sanderson did extremely well. They were amongst 70 students from across the Gympie Region to try out, playing four games before being reduced to the top 24. Both Sonny and Blake made the possible and probables, playing off in the final game

Prep/1 class collected rubbish from inside the gate for Clean Up Australia Day, with help from P&C volunteers

before the team was selected. Sonny was chosen as part of the Gympie District team that will train weekly in preparation for a Wide Bay selection carnival held in Hervey Bay, May 15 and 16. Congratulations to all of the boys on their efforts.

Bullying No Way Our school took part in the National Day of Action - Bullying No Way. On this day students are encouraged to wear orange, or something close to it. We planned a number of activities and lessons for students. This was a great opportunity for us to celebrate our school culture and to recognise the amazing behaviour of our children.

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Mushrooms, Rubbish and Volleyball By Tin Can Bay State P-10 School

Classes 5A and 6A visit a mushroom farm


HEN WE THINK of mushrooms, most of us can recall the common variety button mushrooms that are sold in shops across the country. Students in Years 5 and 6 from Tin Can Bay State School recently discovered that there are many other varieties of mushrooms, such as the Oyster mushroom and Maitake mushrooms, with various uses such as cooking and medicine. In weeks 6 and 8, the classes travelled to Taigigan Road Produce, in Goomboorian, to see for themselves the environmental conditions required to grow mushrooms. The students participated in many activities, such as creating the growth medium for growing mushrooms, which consisted of soy bean husks, wood chips and water, as well as touring the facilities to discover the work that is involved with each growth stage. Students were amazed to see the growth patterns of mushrooms such as the Oyster mushrooms that grow very differently to common mushroom varieties.

Foreshore Clean Up By the students of 4/5


N WEDNESDAY, two classes - 3/4 and 4/5 - went on an excursion to the foreshore. On the way we were keeping our eyes peeled and we collected shells, leaves, feathers and gumnuts for art. When we got to our destination, we saw Ranger Juliet and she taught us all about different types of amazing plants and our environment. She showed us interesting photos of animals. Then we cleaned up Australia and collected all of the rubbish that could have gone into the ocean. We picked up lots of tiny lolly wrappers. Bentley picked up gum! Ali and Kirra found a shoe! Luckily, we were wearing gloves! We picked up about 3 kilograms of disgusting rubbish. After we cleaned up, we got to play on the playground and it was fun! We all started the long walk back to school but we were all extremely tired and the sun was deadly hot. When we got back to school, we were exhausted, but really pleased we had made the foreshore cleaner for our animals.

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surface and set of rules. The girls proved their dominance by going on to win a silver medal in the finals. Although the boys were unable to secure a medal position, they performed strongly to be placed seventh overall. The students were ecstatic with their success and keen to continue in this new sporting arena.

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Dragons would love to have you on the boat!


HERE WAS A great turnout last month for the Queensland Dragon Boat Titles at Lake Kawana. While Cooloola Dragons did not enter a team this year, the Club was very much represented with nine volunteers. Friday afternoon, the nine Cooloola Dragons had their arms “full of gold, silver and bronze”, literally, as they helped prepare all the bling, e.g.medals, for the titles.

The same nine volunteers assisted in packing up after the event. Four of our hard working volunteers put in the whole two days! Hopefully next year we will once again field a team. Our training efforts are now focused on the Wide Bay Series, commencing May 29 at 1770. Our training program of Thursday afternoons and Sunday mornings has been interrupted recently with storms.

Cooloola Dragons are full of bling at the Queensland Dragon Boat Titles

Our ‘Come and Try’ for the Thursday of International Women’s Week had to be cancelled because of the weather...maybe next year. Each Sunday the Cooloola Dragons invite anyone to come and try the sport. We would love to have you on the boat! Cooloola Dragons turn for the Wide Bay Series is the June 26/27 weekend when Tin Can Bay will be alive with Dragons from all over. Put the date in your diary, it’s a great weekend of Dragon Boat racing on beautiful Snapper Creek. The Dragons’ Lair Cafe is in full swing each Tin Can Bay market day.....the third Saturday each month in the RSL Hall. Come for a full hot breakfast or just coffee and homemade slices. For info on the Cooloola Dragon Boat Club phone Coach Sandy: 0402 352 756.

Maintenance is essential to keep the course in top condition

Good Golfing! Helen Gordon Golf Committee Secretary


ITH THE SCHOOL holidays upon us, the Greens staff are working hard to get the course in tip top condition for members and visiting golfers. Lack of our usual wet season rain has made life much more difficult for them. A plan for the future automatic watering system is well underway with the surveying of the course completed. Club championships are progressing and also matchplay is being undertaken by both men and ladies. The Junior Carnival is scheduled for April 11, and the Mens Open Day on April 17. There will be visiting clubs coming to both events. Visiting golfers with Golf Australia handicaps are always welcome. Bookings can be arranged by ringing the Pro Shop on 0409 727 477. James, our resident professional, or one of his staff, will help with bookings for either daily competitions or social golf. The Pro Shop is stocked with clothing, balls, towels, tees, etc. James also regrips clubs and can measure players for new clubs. Lessons are also able to be booked for learners as well as existing players.

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Pool closes for winter


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HE POOL WILL be closed from April 17 for the season. April 16 is a free entry to the pool, free Aqua Aerobics at 9am and a BBQ from 3pm - all welcome. Pictured are Betty Freeman and Trish Mills, BJ will miss the familiar faces at Aqua!

Congratulations Surfers!

Above: Rainbow Beach Nipper, Bryce Hoult, competed at State Championships and came 20th out of 82 boys in the Under 13 Male Flags! Congratulations!


IDE BAY SCHOOLS Surfing Trials were held at Rainbow Beach last month. Gympie team members were: Joel, Nathan, Jim, Rory, Fred, Tabitha and Jahli. Joel, Fred and Rory were successfully chosen for the Wide Bay Surfing Team. Thanks to Beck for the image.

Above right: Under 11s stop for a photo after their work for Clean Up Australia Day Right: Green Caps have a lot of fun on the beach!

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I ALL. Can you believe we are already a quarter way through the year and Easter is on us already, school holidays upon us and temperatures dropping quickly - and how nice to see some decent rain finally. We have had some outstanding fishing in the last month, even though conditions have not been favourable and limited our trips. Large cod seem to be a regular and widespread catch along with Cobia and AJ’s. Closer reefs have been a go-to quite often, as the big moon phases have prevented us going wider with strong currents.

This however has been very productive with a great variety of quality fish ranging from Red Emperor, Snapper, Monster sweetlip, Pearl perch, Moses perch, Tuskies and plenty of quality Scarlets. Pelagics have been stretching the arms on the closer areas as well. We managed to jag a nice red only six mile from the bar as well. Reports of Great Whiting along

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Above: Peter a regular with one of many nice Scarlets caught this month Left: Jason was stoked with his first ever Red Emperor while fishing on Baitrunner

north shore and Dart seem to be thicker than ever. In the straits, Barramundi seem to be popping up frequently along with the Jacks and odd Threadfin. Well, I hope you all have a great Easter break and enjoy this beautiful place. Cheers Mat


HE CLUB COMMITTEE recognised the need for providing assistance to persons who have recently moved into our local region and, during March, successfully held two training events. These events were free of charge to all participants and included a Seniors Fishing Training Day at Norman Point and a Boating Safety course that was held at our Clubhouse. On April 17, the club is hosting a Junior Fishing Training day at Norman Point. All events were fully booked within two weeks of media coverage.

The Club Executive Committee would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Tin Can Bay Tourist Park, the TCB Mower and Marine Centre, The Tin Can Bay Chandlery and Lee Fishing Company. We are already at the time of year with near equal hours of day and night which means that those anglers that like to fish in the period between first light and sunrise now don’t have to get up so early and disturb their neighbours’ sleep. These periods of low light between first light and sunrise, and between sunset


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and dark, can be very productive fishing times for most species of fish, particularly if coinciding with a favourable tide for the species you may be targeting. The only downside is that it is the time that the mozzies and midges are most active as well. There have been some quality flathead caught recently on both hard body lures and soft plastics, so they could be worth targeting around high tide on the tops of the sand banks, or on the last of the run out tide on the drop-offs and the gutters that run off the sand banks.


Summer whiting have been a bit elusive lately but are still worth targeting on the sand banks, with a good flow of tide over them to stir up the sand and release the natural feed for them. The whiting can’t resist a well presented yabby or worm or even a few pea-sized black soldier crabs on a long-shanked hook. The Mangrove Jack have still been a bit less active this summer, with only the occasional one being caught, but there have been a few quality cod caught up the creeks while fishing for jacks. Strips of fresh mullet seem to be equally as good as live baits to get the results. The reef areas inside the bay have been a bit hit-andmiss with only a few cod and tusk fish being caught, but the sharks and large green toad fish are now taking turns at relieving anglers of their hooks and sinkers. Spanish mackerel could be a worthwhile target species this time of year around the Inskip and Bluff areas on trolled lures or drifting with floating baits of gar or pilchards out. With the Easter holiday period there will be an increase of boating traffic at the boat ramps and on the waterways, so a little more attention and patience may be required for an enjoyable outing to avoid any unfortunate incidents.

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Rainbow Beach Amateur Anglers first competition a success!


ITH GREAT excitement and enthusiasm and the weather in our favour, Trip 1 was held between Noosa River Mouth and the northern tip of Fraser Island on March 13 and 14. We had lines down at 6am Saturday with lines up at 12pm Sunday, with fish in the weigh-in area by 1pm Sunday at The Deck, Rainbow Beach. We had 31 nominations for the trip, 24






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(Heaviest Species Inshore Division by weight), Jim McGuckin (Senior Offshore Division by points

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22 0528 1134

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30 0433 1011

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15 0557 1122

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30 0020 0703

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SA 1537 2248

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0.64 1.33 0.56 2.07

WE 1208 1913

SA 1716 2253

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Last Quarter



0.74 1.27 0.65 1.98

1.39 0.65 1.83


 Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2020, Bureau of Meteorology Normal Datum of Predictions is Lowest Astronomical Tide Full Moon



1.71 0239 1.71 1.48 0311 1.47 0011 0.92 and0.77 Heaviest Division weight), Division on 19 points), 4 0343 19Species 4 0351 19Alyvia 4 0022 1030 0925 Offshore 0.69 1026by0.75 0930 Gurney 0.68 (Junior 0543 0532 1.21 0450 1103 MO 1800

WE 1632 2151

TU 1623 2310

1.80 0139 1.75 0253 1.57 0203 1.58 0428 1.25 0416 1.24 0.82 0834 0.76 0943 0.79 0834 0.71 1012 0.72 1021 0.77 1.47 1.36 1628 1.53 1.52 1734 1.69 WE 1723 1.87 TH 1603 FR 1459 SA SU 1540 TU on Congratulations to the winners: Drew Gardiner (Senior Inshore Division points), Jase Hopkins 2114 1.04 2004 0.93 2210 1.06 2121 0.96

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MO 1644 2322

0.75 1.52 0.98

1.17 0.84 1.58 0.95

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A Little Humour EASTER FUNNIES A farmer plays a prank on Easter Sunday. After the egg hunt, he sneaks into the chicken coop and replaces every white egg with a brightly coloured one. Minutes later, the rooster walks in. He spots the coloured eggs, then storms out and beats up the peacock.

How does the Easter Bunny stay fit? Hare-obics.

What do you call ten rabbits marching backwards? A receding hareline.

How does the Easter Bunny travel? By hare-plane.

Why was the Easter Bunny arrested? He was charged with Hare-assment!

How do you write a letter to an Easter Bunny? Use hare-mail!

How did the soggy Easter Bunny dry himself? With a hare dryer!

A friend was in front of me coming out of church one day, and the preacher was standing at the door as he always is to shake hands. He grabbed my friend by the hand and pulled him aside. The Pastor said to him, “You need to join the Army of the Lord!” My friend replied, “I’m already in the Army of the Lord, Pastor.” Pastor questioned, “How come I don’t see you except at Christmas and Easter?” He whispered back, “I’m in the Secret Service.”

What do you call an Easter Bunny with a bad memory? A hare-brain!

What do you call a sleepy Easter egg? Egg-zosted!

What do you call a rabbit with fleas? Bugs Bunny.

What do you call an Easter Bunny who gets kicked out of school? Egg-spelled. What’s Easter Bunny’s favorite dance move? The bunny hop. What kind of bunny can’t hop? A chocolate bunny.

Did you hear about the lady whose house was infested with Easter eggs? She had to call an eggs-terminator!

What’s the Easter Bunny’s favorite sport? Basket-ball.

What day does an Easter egg hate the most? Fry-days.

What kind of rabbit tells jokes? A funny bunny.

What happened when the Easter Bunny met the rabbit of his dreams? They lived hoppily ever after.

What do you get when you pour hot water into a rabbit hole? Hot cross bunnies.

Why couldn’t the Easter Bunny watch his favorite show? Because his TV was scrambled!

What did the Easter Bunny say to the carrot? Nice gnawing you.

Did you hear about the bunny who sat on a bumblebee? It’s a tender tail!

What is Easter Bunny’s favorite kind of music? Hip-hop!

Where does the Easter Bunny get his eggs? From an eggplant.

What do you get if you give an Easter Bunny a pair of socks? A sock hop!

What happened to the Easter Bunny when he misbehaved at school? He was eggspelled!

What did the Easter bunny say about the Easter parade? It was eggs-cellent.

How does an Easter Bunny keep his fur looking so good? Hare spray.

What do you get if you cross Winnie the Pooh and the Easter Bunny? A honey bunny.

Why was the Easter Bunny so sad? He was having a bad hare day.

How do you make Easter easier? Replace the t with an i.

How does the Easter Bunny stay in shape? He eggs-ercises.

Why was the Easter Bunny so upset? He was having a bad hare day!

EASTER KNOCK KNOCK JOKES Knock knock Who’s there? Easter. Easter who? Easter Bunny! Knock knock Who’s there? Ana Ana who? Ana-ther Easter Bunny! THE BILL A man suffered a serious heart attack while shopping in a store. The store clerk called 911 when they saw him collapse to the floor. The paramedics rushed the man to the nearest hospital where he had emergency open-heart bypass surgery.

He awakened from the surgery to find himself in the care of nuns at the Catholic Hospital. A nun was seated next to his bed holding a clipboard loaded with several forms, and a pen. She asked him how he was going to pay for his treatment. “Do you have health insurance?” she asked. He replied in a raspy voice, “No health insurance.” The nun asked, “Do you have money in the bank?” He replied, “No money in the bank.” Do you have a relative who could help you with the payments?” asked the irritated nun. He said, “I only have a spinster sister, and she is a nun.” The nun became agitated and announced loudly, “Nuns are not spinsters! Nuns are married to God.” The patient replied, “Perfect. Send the bill to my brother-in-law.” LITTLE JOHNNY Little Johnny comes downstairs crying. His mother asked, “What’s the matter now?” “Dad was hanging pictures, and just hit his thumb with a hammer,” said little Johnny through his tears. “That’s not so serious,” soothed his mother. “I know you are upset, but a big boy like you shouldn’t cry at something like that. Why didn’t you just laugh?” “I did!” sobbed Johnny. TROUBLES… Two longtime friends sipped Scotch in a local bar and talked about their troubles. “And on top of everything else,” said the first, “my wife has cut me down to just once a week.” “That’s too bad,” agreed his friend, “but it could be worse. I know two guys she’s cut off altogether.”

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WHAT’S ON April 1

Easter bonnet parade, RBSS


Memories of the Memorial Park 10 – 11am, Gympie Library

1-16 BreastScreen is in Lions Park TCB, book: 13 20 50 2-5 Easter weekend and school holidays begin! 3-5 Golf Australia handicapped players welcome at the Country Club for the Saturday Stroke event, Sunday 2B Ambrose and Monday Single Stableford event, book: 0409 727 577 6

Over 60’s coffee morning, Surf Club 10am

7, 14 CWA Craft mornings 9.30am till 12, $2 at 18 Whiting St, TCB 8

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Sonic the Hedgehog free movie at Lions Park, Tin Can Bay. Refreshments and hot dogs from 5pm, movie starts 6pm Ollie and the Wind activity for ages 5-12 years, 10-11am TCB Library ‘I got this hat’ session of stories, activities and craft for ages 5-8, 2-3pm RB Library Book a Librarian Do you need a hand to get started online? Do you have questions about something that you have recently learned? Book in for a one-on-one, half hour session on Fridays, 2.30-4pm at TCB Library

10 Chappy River Walk, Gympie 10 RB Amateur Anglers Trip 2 11 Junior Golf Carnival, TCB Country Club 12 Probus meet 2pm at Sandcastle Motel, TCB 15 Introduction to mobile banking Learn to pay bills, transfer money and check your balance on your smartphone or tablet, 10am – 12noon, RB Library

If you have an event or date you would like to add please email info@rbcn.com.au


15 All about Data You’ll learn what data is, how we measure it, how you can buy it and what plans are available. You’ll also hear about how data costs vary between your home and mobile, as well as how to manage your phone settings and data when you go overseas, 2pm– 4pm, TCB Library 16 Free entry to RB Aquatic Centre, free 9am Aqua Aerobics and 3pm BBQ. All welcome - last day the pool is open for the season 16 Rumble in the Jungle activity for ages 5-8, 10-11am TCB Library 16 Origami Creations for ages 5-12, 2-3pm RB Library 17 Junior Fishing Day, TCB Fishing Club, booked out! 17 Mens’ Open Golf Day, TCB Country Club

8.30am Kindy Linq, RB School Library 9.30am TCB Playgroup 9am TCB Quilters, TCB Community Centre, Annabell: 0412 491 830 10am Tin Can Bay Art Group, TCB Library

Wednesday 7am Heart Foundation Walking Group TCB, Maggie: 0400 756 615 8.30am Kindy Linq, RB School Library 9am Cooloola Card Makers, TCB Library Cooloola Coast Probus members, Katrina, Arthur and Jo, picnic at the Mary Valley Rattler where there are lots of Easter and holiday train rides

1-2 TCB Model Flying Club’s Australian Large Scale Fly In 14-16 Cooloola BioBlitz 22 Cooloola Coast Community Volunteer Expo, TCB RSL Hall

9am Table Tennis, RB Community Hall, $2, all levels welcome

Thursday 8.30am Playgroup, RB School Library 9.30am First Five Forever Storytime (0-5 years), TCB Library 1pm Computer/IT/Phone, The Shed, bookings to Paul: 0437 007 911 2.30pm Dragon Boating every Thursday, Sandra: 0402 352 756



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9am Chess/Rummikub, The Shed, ph: Carole 0437 880 438

17 Annual Boardriders Memorial Comp

Learn to swim and gym classes at RB Sports Club and TCB Pool

1-5pm Men Only afternoons, The Shed, Rob: 0419 663 272

19 Back to school!


21 CWA Hoy morning 9.30am, Cooloola Bowls Club for 10am start, $7

3pm Coolabay Choir, Vets’ Hall, Pam: 0427 180 649

9am Aqua aerobics at the RB Aquatic Centre

17 Urban Sketchers Workshop, Gympie Gallery

23 Community Catch Up morning, RB Community Centre 23 RB Pharmacy flu clinic, bookings please, 10am-1pm 25 ANZAC Day, Services on page 4 29 Music Plus, 7pm, CC Vets Hall

May 1

Bay to Bay leaves Norman Point, TCB

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9am Lathe / Scroll Saw, The Shed, 9-12pm, Bryan: 0420 299 651

Saturday 7am Heart Foundation Walking Group TCB, Maggie: 0400 756 615



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2nd Saturday Rainbow Beach Market

10am First Five Forever Baby Bounce (0-2 years) RB Library 11am First Five Forever Storytime (2-5 years) RB Library

3rd Saturday Tin Can Bay Market

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Hello again to another addi on of the IGA monthly rant. As April comes along, it brings school holidays and ANZAC Day. What a spectacular month it has been! Hopefully, everyone has a happy trading period throughout this We have had some much needed rain to put the fire ban period. As Jobkkeeper ends and our local economy is tourism to bed, for now. You know the saying when it rains, it reliant, it reduces the damage when locals support locals. pours. I think NSW are finding that out right now. Thank you, all. Thoughts go to the people losing houses, belongings and As ANZAC Day was missed last year, we must remember those memories washing down the river. Would never be a nice who gave their life for us and our beau ful country. I believe we feeling seeing your house float away. Obviously depends should show our respect and get heavily involved in this day. on the insurance payout? Lest we forget. On another posi ve note, the virus has now officially opened restricted camping numbers at Inskip Point. It must have just known the me was right? It s ll amazes me that at a certain date, at a certain me, the virus knows when numbers should return to normal. Nothing to do with poli cal agenda. Unfortunately, at Teewah Beach, due to the possibility of landslides, the numbers are s ll capped at 1500. I am sure everyone now has no ced the vehicle registra on recogni on cameras set up by na onal parks to fine people for not having a permit. Hopefully that money is fueled back into improvements within our na onal park, upgrades and essen al services. Wouldn’t want it to be another scam of paid permits like when they were introduced. Yet to see that come to frui on. Sports Report Is it not great the NRL and AFL are back? The Broncos are teeming along at the moment. Two from two. Looks like another successful year ahead. Kevie and the boys knew exactly what was required, a whole new team. Be�er start planning for next season. The AFL is only round one in, and I cannot say much as of yet. Hopefully, the Lions can con nue on from last season but get the job done this year. Close enough isn’t good enough in sport. No one ever remembers the first loser. Who was it that played the Storm in the grand final last year but lost? Not sure but it doesn’t ma�er anyway. Good to see Manly re-signing the coach a�er a thumping from the no cap Roosters. Well, at least one Queensland team is flying high. The Reds are si�ng top of the table at the moment. Hopefully, we do not have to play any NZ teams this year. Good luck. Chelsea says there’s loads of Easter Eggs at great prices!

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