Rainbow Beach Community News August 2021

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August 2021 • Vol 24 • Issue 8

Classic Events and Catches

IN THIS ISSUE... • New owner for the Community News • After the K’gari fires • Sign the road safety petition Honorary member of the Tin Can Bay Fishing Club, Jackson Ford, caught and released this vibrant Rainbow Trevally in the creeks near Inskip Point. More broadly known as a Diamond Trevally, no wonder the catch won The Chandlery Bait and Tackle Monthly Photo Competition! August sees the 35th Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic, where we’ll

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find many more fish at the six nightly weigh-ins in this winter highlight. It is also the month for the Gardiners Fisheries Whiting Championships, Run Trail Festival, wildflower workshops and walks, book weeks, golf championships and Vietnam Veterans Day. Welcome fishers, runners and visitors to our piece of paradise! Read on to find out more ...


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ONGRATULATIONS TO Rhyll Davis, the new owner of the Community News! Since studying journalism in London (a long time ago!) Rhyll has had a fun and varied career as a freelance journalist, feature writer, and social media marketer for a range of amazing publications, specialising in local community news and events and writing about everyday people. “I love hearing people’s stories. Every single person has an amazing story to tell, and I’m so lucky it is my job to be able to hear those stories and tell them to the world.” Rainbow Beach and the Cooloola Coast

have a special place in Rhyll’s heart as her most significant life events have taken place here – her husband Steve proposed at Carlo Sandblow and they were married in Tin Can Bay nine years ago. “I’m so happy to be involved with this community again, it is such an extraordinary place and I can’t wait to spend more time exploring local events and meeting everyone.” She will be regularly bringing her husband, six-year-old daughter Silvie, and Tenterfield Terrier puppy, Roman, to enjoy the area and get to know the locals. Make sure you go say hi! Our very first edition was almost nine years ago - November 2012, and despite a rigorous handover from Tony Huxley, Heatley and I pulled all-nighters to create,

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edit and design, plus meet the printing deadlines, for those first editions. Producing each newspaper was like birthing a baby. Except the same day it emerged, I would plan the next! Without fail, out on the first of each month. Heatley quickly built a website presence, making sure we could proof and produce each spanking-new edition online. So much so, we produced three whilst lapping Australia. Our four children helped with deliveries, put up with my photo-taking, telling me names for photo captions – knowing not to disturb me whilst I tried to make the paper ‘jigsaw’ at the end of each month. The editor role was a natural progression, it is easy to write about something you love, like our beautiful community. Where can you hold babies at playgroup, report on the Bay to Bay Yacht Race or learn-tosail classes whilst cruising; photograph my kids (and their peers) playing sport or at assembly, or meet so many wonderful locals – and call it work?

Rainbow Beach Community News history 1997 Created by Debbie Clayton December 1998 New Owner: Tony Huxley December 2012 New owners: Heatley and Michelle Gilmore August 2021 New Owner: Rhyll Davis 2022 will be the Community News 25 year anniversary!

Heatley was our sales executive, after starting his sales career at The Chronicle in Toowoomba. Together, our local newspaper was awarded ‘Best Newspaper’ for the Queensland Country Press Association, raking in awards in advertising and journalistic excellence. This was thanks to all of you – our contributors, advertisers, volunteers and community members. I feel privileged that each month I was first to read the Police Beat, IGA Sport’s Report (even though Heatley had to help me understand who was what) and lobby for issues for our towns

(like the overgrown Cotton Tree at the lookout!). I also personally thank our team members from over the years: creatives Darren Baker and Sally Joyce, Wayne Davy and his tech expertise, Victoria McGuin’s proofing, Barb Rees with her beautiful stories, Lee McCarthy and Jess Milne with their flair with words, Jed Elmer’s considered prose, and the talented Brooke Bignall. I will fondly remember our teamwork and editions. After 16 years as ‘locals’ we continue to love living here, producing Australia’s favourite RV travel guides, Camps 11,

Heatley and Michelle congratulate Rhyll Davis on owning the Community News!

and the Camps Australia Wide app. If you still want to keep up to date on our travels and news – check out our free fortnightly newsletter and socials: campsaustraliawide.com and rainbowgetaway.com.au We release custody of this much-loved newspaper to you, Rhyll. And what a novelty it will be to sit down at the start of the month, and read the Community News for the first time!

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Music, Culture and Good Vibes at the ...

Fred Leone is one of the Butchulla Songmen, a language custodian, and a ground-breaking, award-winning artist coming to the Rainbow Beach Spring Festival


HE RAINBOW BEACH Community Centre Committee has been passionately thinking of ways to give back to the broad community. The first of its kind Rainbow Beach Spring Fest is all about music: roots, reggae, traditional and folk music. “We aim to make this the third annual successful live music event in town. Big events are good for the locals and for tourism,” said President Elisa Seul. “The purpose is to connect the community through music. We are driven to create an unforgettable experience that helps to foster and enrich the cultural and economic scene in the region.” The festival is a celebration of freedom, love and beauty through signature sounds. A thrilling line-up will launch the Rainbow Beach Spring Fest, with internationally recognised artists: Oka, Hat Fitz and Cara, Fred Leone and The Lyrical. The performers will push you to feel the rhythm, explore culture and discover music. Saturday September 4, the Centre Block adjacent the Community Hall will become alive, the gates will open at 2pm. The Spring Fest is a family-friendly event; by purchasing the tickets you will also help the not-for-profit

association to fundraise money to improve the venue. “The hall building needs some improvements on top of ordinary maintenance, we are investing in the Spring Fest to reinforce our community spirit and move forward with our projects,” President Elisa explained. Tickets on sale now through: trybooking.com For information contact rainbowcommunitycirs @gmail.com or find the event on social media.

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AINBOW BEACH RSL Sub-Branch will commemorate Veterans Day by conducting a Service to honour and remember the sacrifices and service of all those Australians who served their country during peace, peacekeeping missions and war. This year is of historical importance for the Australian Defence Force, being the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Australian Air Force and the 80th Anniversary of the ‘Rats of Tobruk’.

Veterans Day was originally known as Long Tan Day, chosen to commemorate the men of D Company 6RAR who fought in the Battle of Long Tan in 1966 during the Vietnam War. This year marks the 55th Anniversary. Rainbow Beach The service will be held at the Rainbow Beach Cenotaph commencing at 11am, all members of the community are cordially invited to attend and pay their respects.


Tin Can Bay We remember the sacrifices of those who died and say thank you to almost 60,000 Australians who served during the 10 years of our involvement in the Vietnam War. This year Vietnam Veteran’s Day will commence with a service at 10.45am at Anzac Memorial Park, Tin Can Bay. Everyone is welcome with refreshments and lunch available at the RSL Sub Branch after the service.


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K’gari fires - where to now? A

N ILLEGAL CAMPFIRE started the Fraser Island K’gari bushfire on October 14, 2020. During a two month response, with a record amount of water dropped on a fire in Queensland, 85 000 hectares of the World Heritage-listed island was burnt. Last month, Rainbow Beach Commerce and Tourism (RBCT) learnt about outcomes of the bushfires and recommendations, as well as rationales for campfire bans at Teewah Beach. Representatives from Queensland Parks and Wildlife (QPWS), Rural Fire Service (RFS), Department of Environment and Science (DES), Inspector-General Emergency Management (IGEM) and Gympie Regional Council (GRC) attended. Here is a summary from the night. Out of the K’gari Fraser Island Bushfire Review, 38 recommendations were tabled in Parliament, with work ongoing. Locality Specific Fire Management Groups • QPWS said they initiated a lot of those local area fire groups years back • Have been around since 2008, now meet twice instead of once a year • Broadened scope - were 8-10 now 25-30 members • A community member has developed a plan for their community • More firebreaks on Orchid Beach and more water tanks installed for fire suppression around those communities • Plans are in place not just about reducing fuel, but other measures, so better placed to manage in future; for instance, remove barriers around tenure/reduce bureaucracy • Butchulla have conducted more walk-throughs and found more heritage areas, planning more hazard reduction burning at the right time • All the businesses on the Island have agreed to install fittings that are compatible with the RFS hoses, so there will faster access to water for firefighters “We try to be an enabler, you need the right people around the table to talk about reducing risk. The work Happy Valley did saved their township.” ‘Why aren’t aircraft putting out fire?’ and ‘Why didn’t we hit it earlier and harder?’ • This country has complex vegetation - peat swamps burn underground for many weeks and months, there’s understory, canopy, heat storing in banksia, scribbly gum and trees with massive hollows • Over 13.3 million litres of water didn’t put it out - but we were able to steer from critical infrastructure, and it didn’t penetrate the rainforest areas “Three major fire fronts, in February - ultimately it rained

and helped us out” “After 300 000 years - the island never had chemicals applied. What will happen to its world heritage values, when we suffocate oxygen out of the systems. “We won’t use retardants unless life or property is at stake. A lot of work went on behind the scenes. “Protection of life and property is our priority. There is still risk and still work to do.” Controlled Burns • Lots of fire line work and 14 planned burns, some will come off the list as they were impacted during the fire • Managing fire breaks takes up a lot of resources “Four burns must get done this year - already had some goes at those. Conditions were a bit moist. Normally these are conducted in May/early June - however, the last three years, those months have been continuously wet. Now it will be July before we can get started to be completed by August.” Forecast recovery • The tall open forest is very fire resistant and recovers quite well, banks and woodlands burns well with black smoke and a good capacity to recover • There are different grasses, sedge swamps were 49% impacted - limited to moderate long term impact of recovering well • Pest management - cats targeting threatened species ground parrots, etc. • Coastal dunes sheoaks are not fire tolerant - they don’t recover well. If they do, they take a long time. What concerns us is the potential catastrophic outcomes

Teewah Beach fire bans • Teewah has same coastal dunes with catastrophic damage to the foreshore • Fire bans are in place to protect the pristine NP world heritage values • If foredunes are scorched their ability to come back is not great - 5,500 hectare 55% of the National Park in that area “If that doesn’t recover, people are not going to want to come here, because they will be camping in the desert.” Investment in Fraser Island • Millions of dollars invested in the island each year - in the last year a million dollars was spent on equipment/ tractors alone • A sustainable visitor capacity study has commenced “We’re invested in this region as well - we want people to keep coming.”

Congratulations to our all women RBCT executive - Diana Cruikshank continues in the role of secretary, with new President, Lee McCarthy and new Treasurer, Kristy Pamenter

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ONGRATULATIONS to the new committee, nominated at the Rainbow Beach Commerce and Tourism AGM. President - Lee McCarthy Secretary - Diana Cruikshank Treasurer - Kristy Pamenter Committee Members - Nigel Worthington, Sam Mitchell, Justin and Matt O’Connell Mayor Glen Hartwig acknowledged the work past President, Nigel Worthington, has performed in the role, being vocal for Rainbow Beach at the Teewah. Nigel has also advocated strongly for Rainbow Beach input regarding the K’gari fires, as well as liaising with CCIQ, and instrumental in progressing TV campaigns. Also a big thank you to the past Treasurer, Andrew, and committee members Fiona Worthington and Heatley Gilmore.

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Rainbow Beach Police Beat by Senior Constable Mike Brantz


HIS MONTH WILL see the return of Road Safety Week Queensland, which will run from August 16 - 20. This year the theme of the week is ‘Education – making sure our young drivers know that their actions on the road can have direct consequences’. Now, as the name suggests, Road Safety Week (RSW) runs for a week, but the task of educating young drivers seems to be a never-ending commitment – with Teewah Beach continuing to provide local police with plenty of ‘students’. You may recall an article I wrote in October 2020 titled ‘Attitude is Everything’ in which I asserted that poor driver attitude was the major issue facing police on Teewah Beach. Well, if the last couple of weekends (at the time of writing) are anything to go by, it’s still the major issue -

with local police confronted by numerous displays of poor driving behaviour in the form of hoon driving, drink driving and dangerous driving. Five young blokes will front Gympie Magistrates Court later this month – three for drink driving, one for dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and one for both driving without due care, and unlicensed driving. Other motorists received traffic infringement notices for a variety of offences including ‘speeding’, ‘failing to wear a seatbelt’ and ‘not having proper control of their vehicle’. All the drivers intercepted by police for committing offences were young males less than 25 years old. Sadly, many of these drivers have little regard for traffic or other laws and are actually proud of their efforts to break them - which not only puts themselves at risk, but also the other innocent drivers, campers and beach goers, who are simply

trying to enjoy the area. The Department of Transport and Main Roads website states that young drivers are over-represented in motor vehicle crashes for several reasons including; dangerous risk-taking behaviour, driver inexperience, alcohol and speeding – all of which are applicable to Teewah Beach. Just add a bit of peer pressure to the mix and you have a bunch of blokes trying to outdo each other with acts of reckless stupidity that could easily end in a tragic outcome. If you are the parent of a young driver can I urge you to speak to your child about safe driving practices before it’s too late. As for Road Safety Week, you’ll see us out and about enforcing the road rules and trying to educate young drivers on the Cooloola Coast roads and beaches – like we do all year round…

Slowing it down will not solve the problem


HE ROAD SAFETY PETITION, proposed by our local Member Tony Perrett, is progressing well and being well received by tourists to our wonderful coast. But there are many stories of near misses caused by senseless driving on our roads. Tony Stewart has been pounding pavements and visiting campers to ask for signatures. He firmly believes with the State Government promoting tourism, there is also a need to promote safety for those unfamiliar with our regional roads.

Tony said, “It appears that patience is a huge issue, hence the need for some pull off areas and the odd overtaking lane.” “I have heard (and I don’t know who has suggested this) that the Government may lower the speed limit to 90 km per hour. Can you believe this? How would this work?” Tony says it would create longer lines of traffic, more passing on double lines and more accidents. He says, “Just go around and ask any caravanner how they can pull over off the verge... to help traffic flow.”

If anyone can offer a couple of hours per week to help encourage signatures and spread the petition, please call Tony Stewart on 0408 767 930. Tony said, “Our petition would have around 6000 signatures, but it closes in eight weeks, so we need more people to get on their skates to make this a success!” Sign and share the E-petition ‘State controlled road safety issue - Gympie to Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach’: parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-assembly/petitions/ petition-details?id=3511

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Sue Davis, Linda Tabe, Ellen Appleby, and Joolie Gibbs will be leading walks or workshops at Wildflowering Cooloola on August 7

Go wildflowering

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HE WILDFLOWERS of Cooloola are emerging in an array of pinks, purples, yellows and whites. We have artists joining us to help us appreciate the beauty of nature for one special day 8.30am - 4.30pm, Saturday August 7. The day will include talks and displays at Rainbow Beach Community Hall, field visits to good wildflower sites and a range of workshops. You may learn to draw with natural inks, observe nature closely and record in a journal, or make a booklet of illustrations. We are also launching a new 56-page booklet of wildflowers and 14 walks around Cooloola for viewing them. It’s amazing what a range of habitats we have to explore, from open wallum

heathland with spikes shooting up from grass trees, to shady rainforests, marshy fens and coastal wetlands, as well as eucalypt forests. Participants may choose to learn more about native plants, how to make marks on paper, or just enjoy the experience in different natural settings. Registration for the day is $30, which includes the introductory and informative talks, field visits, lunch and the booklet. Morning and afternoon workshops with artists cost $30 or $40 each. The event and booklet are sponsored by Cooloola Coastcare and Wild/flower Women, with funding by Bendigo Bank. Details about the program, workshops and booking is available at: events. humanitix.com/wildflowering-at-cooloola

Railways have always been the perfect venue for a rattling good murder mystery. This month, the Mary Valley Rattler will host its first ever murder mystery train tour, during which guests will need to uncover a murder most foul. Dress in your finery for the event, which will transport you back to 1920, when the glitterati of Hollywood are invited on board for a gala soiree with a drinks cart, only for a murder to derail the festivities at Amamoor Station. Who did it? Each passenger will become a character in the drama, and can dress accordingly. Everyone will receive a special name for the journey, along with event money to bribe or blackmail, and an ‘accusation form’ that they will use to smoke out the murderer. Passengers use the return journey to hone their investigative skills for the big reveal over a seated dinner in Gympie Station’s Rusty Rails Café. The clues will be everywhere. There will be prizes for the passenger who solves the murder first, and also for best dressed and richest player as a result of their wheeling and dealing with the event money. Tickets are $195 per person, book now: maryvalleyrattler.com.au

August 21

Wildlife Workshops Cooloola Coast residents who love our native wildlife are invited to attend two workshops at Cooloola Cove. President of Australian Native Animals Rescue and Rehabilitation Association (ANARRA), Lesley Swift said, “We’re encouraging anyone interested in learning how to rescue and care for injured, sick or orphaned wildlife to come along on Saturday

August 21 from 10am until 3pm. “You’ll learn about how to rescue and contain wildlife, how to assess a sick or injured animal and what to do from there. “Spring is peak breeding season for native wildlife and the time of year that the majority of wildlife comes in to care,” said Lesley. Each workshop costs $10 or free for ANARRA members. To register or for more information, email anarrawildlife@gmail. com or phone 0408 170 102 and please visit ANARRA Wildlife Rescue Gympie on Facebook to learn more about the work they do. And if you find injured, sick or orphaned wildlife, please call ANARRA’s 24 hour hotline on 5484 9111.

October 2 CCLAC Flower Show Just a reminder to keep nurturing your flowers, plants and photos for the annual Flower Show at the Tin Can Bay Community Centre. There will be stalls, raffles and plants for sale, as well as morning and afternoon teas, with all proceeds help our Cooloola Coast Ambulance Service.

October 16 Surfrider Clean Up Double Island Point Just to give you the heads up after the last year of Covid and to pencil into your calendar a few months out. Sunshine Coast Surfrider Association will be back on track for their yearly clean up at Double Island on the weekend of October 16 after a year or so of not being able to with Covid. Email sunshinecoast@surfrider.org.au or visit facebook.com/surfridersunshinecoast to find out more!

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Bigger and better in 2021 T

HE RAINBOW BEACH Family Fishing Classic is still one of South East Queensland’s most iconic annual events, now in its 35th year, and it is one of the few remaining fishing tournaments on the eastern seaboard. “This year there is a new committee and management,” said Greg Pearce, one of the organisers. “There’s over $100 thousand in prizes and sponsorship! “Events like this don’t happen without our major sponsors. Wilson Fishing, the largest sponsor, has been good enough to sponsor two of the six nights, manufactured our fishing shirts and hoodie jumpers, and helped us with purchasing more prizes compared to previous years.” Rainbow Beach Sports Club in partnership with Mayco Craft and Bonza Graphics are supplying the adult major drawdown Boatie’s Package prize, which includes a boat with a wrap, motor, trailer, and safety gear valued approximately $12,000! The Cadets major drawdown prize will be a marine vessel: Sea Jay 3.7 Nomad HS (High Side Model) – short shaft transom, proudly sponsored by Guse Transport and Westlink Petroleum.

Other major sponsors include XXXX, Coopers Tyres, Suncoast Marine Electrical/Simrad, ARB supply camping Boatie’s equipment and 4WD accessory prizes, Package Prize with Cadets sponsored by 7th Wave. valued approx John Madill Toyota provides the The 2021 Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic has six days of fishing . nightly random draw prize eskies and Sales Manager, Steve Byrne is hoping to get out on the water again this year. continue to improve.” “We’re there, it’s the fourth year outdoors. There’s something for all fishers, Fish in the offshore and and all types of fishing - kilometres of we’ve been involved. We enjoy having a inshore waters from Maheno Wreck to week at Rainbow Beach and listening to beach and protected waterways reaching the north and Noosa North Shore River up through the Great Sandy Straits. everyone’s stories, and being there for our to the south. In order to protect the Grey community.” Greg assures, “It will continue to be Nurse Shark habitat, there is a 1.5km Greg agrees - each night is an experience, a family based event with juniors and radius restriction of fishing around Wolf watching the fish come in, and meeting cadets firmly involved now and into the Rock. the fishers who return year after year in future.” “It is important to the club that it brings what is a must-do event for their families The event proudly supports community much needed business to town in a or mates. groups - Rainbow Beach Amateur Anglers, traditionally quiet time of year,” said Greg. Tin Can Bay Coastguard, Rainbow Beach Greg said, “Many people don’t realise “Unfortunately, at the moment with the competition also provides a meeting Bowls and Cricket Clubs, Rainbow Beach border closures - we’ve lost ten percent point for people who don’t see each other Junior kids footy, and Rainbow Beach State of entrants, so we hope to attract more School P&C will raising much needed for the rest of the year.” Queensland entries this year. You don’t need to catch a fish to win funds when you buy your raffle tickets “At this point we are all systems go a prize, and this year, every entrant for meat trays and seafood, supplied by we are hoping to host in excess of 650 receives a free Camps Australia Wide App Rainbow Beach Meats. competitors in face of the current COVID subscription! So come along for the fun: register today conditions.” Greg assured, “It is the same fishing at trybooking.com/BQZOJ, download the All ages and all levels of experience are comp, same categories - we’re hoping printable version OR email: invited, it is all about enjoying our great our prizes have improved and will fish@rainbowbeachsportsclub.com.au

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Six days fishin’ H

ERE’S WHAT YOU can expect from the 2021 Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic! Along with the fishing competition, live entertainment, expo and family fun make this year’s event another celebration of surf, sun and sand guaranteed to create some very special memories.

Sunday August 15 Skippers Talk Registrations from 2pm onwards - pick up your competitor’s bag, fishing classic and club membership cards. Look out for Fishing Classic sublimated fishing shirts, hoody jumpers and stubby holders. 5pm (approximately) - briefing for fishers.

4pm-6pm First Fish weigh-in followed by presentations.

Tuesday August 17 Veteran’s Day 7am Fitness class at Rainbow Beach Gym. 7am Yoga at the new viewing platform, weather permitting, bookings essential.

Twilight Fishing and Outdoor Expo, on all week! Come check out the wares and displays from ARB, Coopers, Oztac Engineering, Salty Gear and Madills Toyota!

9am Bingo at the Sports Club.

Monday August 16 First Weigh-ins Note: there is no entry fee to watch the weigh-ins, categories include Beach, Reef, Big and Jew Fish.

Wednesday August 18 Ladies Day

Low tide is before breakfast today! Perfect for a walk on the beach, under our Coloured Sands. 7am Fitness class at Rainbow Beach Gym. 8.45am Pilates at Rainbow Beach Community Hall: 0432 690 194. 10.30am Storytime at Rainbow Beach Library: 5486 3705.

4pm-6pm Fish weigh-in followed by presentations, sponsored by Coopers Tyres.

Tennis, anyone? The courts will still be open most days - so why not book in: 5486 3191 and then treat yourself to a long lunch! 4pm-6pm Fish weigh-in followed by presentations and a major drawdown any woman who weighs in a fish today could win a week on Fraser Island, courtesy of Doug Bell and Orchid Gums. 5pm-7pm Wine and cheese tasting courtesy of Wild Oats. Entertainment by Cool Lula in the clubhouse.

Thursday August 19 7am Yoga at the new viewing platform, weather permitting, bookings essential. Follow this up with a tour - you could learn to surf or kayak with the dolphins at Double Island Point. 4pm-6pm Councillor’s Cook-Off: Team 1 is Mayor Glen Hartwig and CEO Shane Gray, with Cr Dolly Jensen and Cr Bruce Devereaux in Team 2. A lot of laughs and some surprises in store! 4pm-6pm Fish weigh-in followed by presentations.

Friday August 20 Kids’ Day If you’re aren’t fishing, why not enjoy a relaxed roll, up at the bowls green? 4pm-6pm Fish weigh-in followed by presentations.

Byron Rush shows off his big fish at a previous Classic - what is more fun? Watching the catches weighed or the final drawdown?

Play on the jumping castle, enjoy entertainment by Daniel Day in the clubhouse.

Saturday August 21 Grand Finale All morning - Tin Can Bay Markets where you’ll be sure to find a bargain. Head over early, feed the dolphins, enjoy breakfast at Barnacles or the Marina Bar and Grill! 2 - 4pm Fish weigh-in followed by presentations and the drawdowns! Entertainment by Destiny’s Plan Duo in the clubhouse. There are plenty more things to do for non-fishers - and yes, massages included in our Visitor Guide, pages 19-22.

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Three things… I was asked the other day what THE most important thing is for our township and coast to bring more people to our beautiful region, again and again. There is plenty on the list: I would love a wetlands boardwalk and track behind Hakea Place towards the industrial area; a foreshore walk from the SLSC tower to the Shores; a bike track to Carlo Point; weekly trivia nights; more land opening up; COVID eradication (or at least lockdowns and border closures to disappear), and world peace. Here are THREE things that are ‘low hanging fruit’ we and our council can grasp and action right now!

More housing available for families and workers

Become RV Friendly Towns I have put it to Council again, when will the 2019 Draft Regional RV strategy be approved and put into practice? Here’s what we were told: “The draft RV Strategy was presented to and discussed with Council earlier this year. Work is ongoing. The RV Strategy will be ready for review by Council by October 2021. “The first stage of works will commence later this year. The works will focus on delivering consistency across all the region’s RV parks with improved basic infrastructure such as signage, rubbish bin facilities and dog bag dispensers.” I also asked about the Gympie Showgrounds. Council advised the funding allocated to Tozer Street (The Rattler) for an RV site was not transferable to the Showgrounds. At this stage there is no funding for an RV site at the showgrounds, however Council is looking at all options. If Council was looking at all options, they would realise that a huge number of RV travellers don’t require facilities. It doesn’t have to cost Council anything! You can even find volunteers who would love to act as caretaker if needed. Systems could be set up so fees go directly to Council. If consistency is important to Council re RV parks - then make sure our coastal towns are also included in provision of budget or freedom camping areas. There are great options for camping areas, close to town centres, that would increase visitation across all businesses. It has been proven again and again - these travellers spend money, and they avoid towns that don’t provide a lower cost option for overnight stays. Here’s what we need to qualify as a registered RV Friendly Town: 3 appropriate parking within the town centre, with access to shopping area/groceries (we just need signage!) 3 short-term, low-cost overnight parking (24/48 hour) for self-contained RVs, close to the CBD 3 potable water 3 free dump point The only thing we would need to supply on the coast is overnight parking areas! Any community group behind this would not need to fundraise again! Win win.

Let’s roll out some of Noosa’s initiatives now. The increase in Short Term Rental Accommodation is pushing families out of our towns, our schools and workplaces. People have also been complaining to the Community News that their once quiet street is now filled with “party houses” - a resident’s nightmare. Accountability is a priority. Here are some of the strategies we’ve discussed at length in the May Community News. Please Council, let’s have some action: • Applications and annual reviews • Local contact person to manage • Fire and safety standards • Guest code of conduct • Development incentives • No holiday letting in residential zones

Bring back the views Not everyone is blessed with views of our beautiful coast from their balcony. I firmly believe that a look out should be just that. A place to see the views. For the majority of the year, our lookout near the propeller does not deliver on what its name promises. Gympie Regional Council has advised that Cotton Tree works will commence on Monday August 2 on the headland. The question is, will the cotton tree be trimmed at chest or head height like the last few times they get a cherry picker here OR will it actually make a difference for more that a week or so - a prune to knee height? As you can see, the Cotton Tree keeps coming back regardless. Trim it right, and the expensive cherry picker is not needed as much. Perhaps we’d be able to see the view from the plinth and coastline map (near the rainbow steps)? Or the boardriders memorial could have a view again? The viewing platform needs attention also. It is great that Council is working on beautifying the town and maintaining gardens - but please get that Cotton Tree back under control!

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ELL DONE TO Tarni Palmer, pictured with parents David and Selina Palmer at the University of Sydney. Tarni said, “I am super excited to have graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing and Project Management at the end of last year. After the brief break Sydney had from COVID, I was finally able to celebrate with a graduation ceremony. I am now lucky enough to be working for global media agency, Wavemaker, as an analyst in the digital team in North Sydney.” Congratulations Tarni! More images at: facebook.com/ RainbowBeachCommunityNews

CITY GIRL and country boy met at a work picnic at Burleigh Heads, and the rest is history! 60 years ago on July 15, 1961, Ray and Lil Kahl were married at St Luke’s Church, Buranda. When they met, Lil said, “Ray was an electrician in those days in Brisbane, I was a secretary at an insurance company. Well, my dad used to work with Ray!” Said Ray, “I was born in Rockhampton and later lived in Ogmore, a small coal mining town north of Marlborough before moving to Brisbane to finish my schooling.” Ray was Plant Manager for Coca Cola Bottles in Brisbane for 35 years. “I swept floors, cleaned bathrooms and raised the kids. They turned out all right!” Lil smiled. Their three kids are all teachers. Narelle and Janine remain in Brisbane, with their son Paul at Pottsville. The Kahls have seven grandchildren and one great grandchild, just three months old. They settled into Rainbow Beach 20 years ago, and although it was a big change, they love the people here. “Ray likes it here.” Lil shared, “I like shopping. We’ve been coming up here for years on annual holidays. We were in a caravan for a while, bought a unit - then built a house.” I asked for a tip for a long lasting relationship? Ray was quick: “Keep your mouth shut,” he said, “No, really!” Lil laughed, “We made it this far, we’re going all right!”

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Creative Cuts Destiny’s Plan DUO at Fishing Classic

Breeze Music Duo on August 6 Come to the Tin Can Bay Country Club from 7pm, Friday August 6 to see one the Sunshine Coast’s hottest duos! With free entry, Breeze Music Duo vocalist Jessie Jean and guitarist Tony Camilleri play all your favourite songs from the classics to current top 40. If you are looking for a laid back vibe or you want to be where the dance floor is jumping, come along for a great night out with this popular act.

Country Club host 2EZ duo 2EZ have been performing around Bundaberg and surrounds for a few years, entertaining people with their beautiful acoustic performances. With a song repertoire of hundreds from 60s,70s,80s through pop, rock, country and blues to now. Eva Kiraly has been performing solo on festival main stages and she is also in the studio. She teams up with Pete O’Brien who has been playing music around the Wide Bay for over 25 years. One of his albums was produced in the USA. See them live from 7pm, Friday August 20 at the Tin Can Bay Country Club.

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Destiny’s Plan Duo’s contagious onstage energy has been thrilling audiences wherever they perform!! Huriana’s exhilarating soul-reaching vocals and guitaring along with Ana’s captivating R&B/rock/hip hop percussion sounds, have not only added a unique depth and dynamic to the music scene, but have also created a deeply captivating and entertaining performance that consistently moves audiences to the dance floor and leaves their fans screaming for more! One thing you can be assured of is that by the end of the show you will have experienced a night you will never forget! See Destiny’s Plan Duo Saturday August 21 at the Fishing Classic Grand Finale, Sports Club.

RESET live entertainment

Bill has over 25 years experience as a bassist, piano player and guitarist and Mark is a beautifully expressive player with over 35 years experience on lead/rhythm guitar and vocals.

Gympie Regional Council has launched RESET Gympie featuring music, dance, storytelling, poetry, art and culture that celebrates live entertainment until late September.

Together they deliver a unique blend of traditional blues, bluegrass, ragtime, swamp and jazz blues.

During August there are multiple events, including Chasing Smoke by Casus Circus, The Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) Collective, Fright Night, Pete the Sheep and Karl S Williams, who is part of the Live and Local Music Series.

Their style of authentic blues combines the original 1930s - ‘40s acoustic delta blues, and the later electric guitar mastery of legends like BB King, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Albert Collins, JJ Cale, Eric Clapton, Hendrix and Jimmy Page. Be entertained at Tin Can Bay Country Club from 7pm, August 13 - remember it is free entry.

RESET Gympie is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. For more information, including the full list of events and how to book, visit gympie. qld.gov.au/RESET

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Library Happenings Youth serving a role in our libraries

Visit us at: www.gympie.qld.gov.au/library Facebook: www.facebook.com/GRLibraries


ID YOU KNOW Gympie Regional Libraries recruit school students as junior library assistants? Working at a library gives students an incredible opportunity to gain valuable work experience and learn the importance of providing great customer service. Junior library assistants perform a variety of exciting and rewarding tasks that benefit our community, including assisting customers to locate library resources, conducting online information searches, shelving library materials and supporting senior staff to run library programs and events. Junior library assistant positions will be advertised in October to work at the Gympie and Tin Can Bay libraries and will be advertised through school newsletters and on Gympie Regional Council’s website.

Library events - there’s even some trivia!

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Researching family history

In this course, you’ll learn how the internet can be used to help you research your family history. You’ll explore the kinds of tools and services that are available, and some of the costs you might encounter. Rainbow Beach Library - Thursday August 19, 10- 12noon Saturday junior, Kile King, processing the membership check-ins at the entrance to Tin Can Bay Library

Customers are using the Check-in Qld App as well as the library membership cards to comply with Council’s COVID SAFE PLAN.

Visit your coast library: gympie.qld.gov.au/library RAINBOW BEACH Monday and Thursday 9.30am – 12.30pm, Wednesday and

Friday 2pm – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 12noon. Ph: 5486 3705


Monday and Wednesday: 9am – 12.30pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday: 8.30am – 11.30am. Ph: 5486 4355

Gympie Library – Friday August 20, 10am

Do you need a hand to get started online? Do you have a question about something that you have recently learned? Book in for a one-on-one half hour session where our library staff will help answer your questions and provide tips and strategies to point you in the right direction for your future learning. Rainbow Beach Library – Mondays 11am -12.30pm Tin Can Bay Library – Tuesdays 2-4pm and Fridays 2.30-4pm

Carnivals and processions

Join us for a look back at many of the unique events and celebrations in Gympie’s history that involved processions through Mary Street, the township or from the railway of carnivals, anniversaries and visits from dignitaries. Gympie Library - Friday August 6, 10am – 11am

Gympie history trivia

So you think you know about the Gympie region’s history. Come along and test your local knowledge. Gympie Library - Friday September 2, 10am – 11am

Introduction to smart homes

Never miss your favourite television show again. Learn about online streaming and how to use the internet to watch television on a laptop, mobile device or television. Basic computer and internet skills required. Rainbow Beach Library - Thursday September 16, 10- 12noon

Ever wondered how technology can help you with your day-to-day tasks? This course explores the benefits of smart homes. Learn how to safely set up a smart speaker by training it to recognise your voice, how you can use a smart TV to watch catch-up TV or display your photo galleries and how you can use the Cloud to save and back up your important photos and documents. Gympie Library – Thursday September 23, 1-3pm

Author Talk: Deborah Brosnan

Card making with Cricut

Watching and listening online

Join us for a special talk from Deborah Brosnan, as part of the Writing Friday program. D. A. Brosnan, creator of the iconic Indian Fairy, was born in Brisbane and is one of Australia’s best loved children’s entertainers. She has been telling stories and engaging children since 1996 at the markets of Eumundi.

Come along and learn how to make your own custom cards with Cricut. Gympie Library - Friday August 6, 10am

Sew your own hair accessories

Come along and learn how to sew your own hair bands and scrunchies. Gympie Library - Friday August 13, 10am


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AGM and election time for Ambulance Committee Cheryl Zunic, Treasurer josephandcheryl@bigpond.com


HE AGM of the Cooloola Coast Local Ambulance Committee will be held at the Rainbow Beach Ambulance Station at 3.30pm Thursday August 19. The purpose of the AGM is to present the committee’s annual reports, financial statements and budget proposals. Local Ambulance Committees act as a voice for their community, providing valuable feedback on ambulance service delivery. The meeting is open to the public. The Biennial General Meeting (BGM) will be held immediately after the close of the AGM. The purpose of the BGM is to elect new members to the Local Ambulance Committee. All eligible persons are encouraged to attend. If you are interested in being a member of the LAC you must be: • Eighteen (18) years or over • A permanent resident of the area serviced by the Cooloola Coast Ambulance Stations, or • A permanent resident of Queensland who works in the area serviced by the Cooloola Coast Ambulance Stations. For further information contact the Secretary on 5486 3161.

New paint job enlivens social hub T

HE TIN CAN BAY RSL looks great after a recent paint job undertaken by contractors, First Response Maintenance Solutions, for the Gympie Regional Council. The maintenance of the RSL is the joint responsibility of the Gympie Regional Council and the Tin Can Bay RSL Sub Branch, by agreement, with the council responsible for external building maintenance and the RSL responsible for the internal maintenance. As RSL President Don Holland said, “The RSL facility is one of the social hubs of Tin Can Bay. Hundreds of locals and visitors use the facility for a range of events every month including the Saturday Markets, Saturday lunches, Sunday BBQs, veterans and community morning teas, dance lessons and training courses. “We’re proud to see the RSL looking so good after being newly painted in heritage colours.” The professionalism of the contractors was apparent during a recent inspection of the work. David Weissman has been a professional painter for 24 years and takes great pride in the quality of his work. David said, “I got my love for painting from my father Bernie. ”He worked on the Snowy Mountains Scheme when he first came to Australia and has been a professional painter ever since.” Sarah Conrad is a painter’s assistant and has only been working with the contractors for three months. Sarah said, “I love this job and really enjoy this particular contract travelling to country towns working on the RSL in Tin Can Bay and other public facilities in Wolvi, Kandanga and Kandanga Creek.” Well, we love your work David and Sarah – it really looks great!

David and Sarah put finishing touches to painting the Tin Can Bay RSL

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INCE OUR LAST REPORT, we have been reasonably quiet, with just $500 sent to Fencing for Fires in NE Victoria and $1000 in vouchers to Drought Angels, to go into the NSW mouse plague area. I have 50 large food hampers packed that were also headed to NSW, but that is now on hold due to travel restrictions. I do

want to return home without any hassles. As I need to clear this out of my shed this load could go to the Drought Angels at Chinchilla. Thank you to Ian in Belle Court Rainbow Shores, and all anonymous donors who have dropped goods at Cooloola Real Estate at Woolies complex. Our bottle and can collection is going well and thanks to Big 4 at Carlo Point, TCB Holiday Park, Ace Caravan Park, TCB Country Club, TCB Yacht

Club, and others in Tin Can Bay for your donations. This is only possible with the help of Wayne Kerle and Bay Auto, so thank you all. We have had around 10 big semi loads of hay donated to us, which is stuck on the NSW border due to restrictions. Where it goes now, who knows?? Our next run west (Longreach) won’t be till December with toys for kids, presents and Christmas cakes.

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(opposite QLD Parks & Wildlife office) 14 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – August 2021


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INTER IS definitely here. I am sure you all would agree, along with Tin Can Bay’s share of nasty coughs and colds. Thank goodness the Covid vaccine is in full swing down the doctors. The QCWA Tin Can Bay in our next financial year will hopefully be able to hold many more group activities within Covid restrictions guidelines. We are growing our membership and want to establish helping in the community. Our Country Kitchen team will be back on the road with cooking classes and healthy eating promotion activities. Our competitions are in full swing, completed in August; the AGM is looming, new committees to be formed... busy times ahead. Beth taught Iris folding cardmaking at craft on Wednesday, enjoyed by many members. Our International Creative Tea Towel Competition entry was made and displayed by member Dianne. Good Luck! Craft mornings first and second Wednesdays August 4 and 11, 9.30am open, 10am start, $2 includes morning tea. Hoy at Cooloola Bowls Club third Wednesday August 18, 9.30am open for 10am start, heaps of prizes, raffles, morning tea, $7. Call QCWA President Wendy on 0412 547 043 all enquiries.

Cooloola Coast Community Local Disaster Management Support Group


YMPIE REGIONAL Council is monitoring developments relating to COVID-19 daily and assessing any potential impact on council services and events. Updates are available qld.gov.au/alerts and gympie. qld.gov.au/home If 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 upto-date information on the current situation. Gympie Regional Council: gympie.qld.gov.au/home Disaster Dashboard: disaster.gympie.qld.gov.au CCCLDMSG: facebook.com/CCCLDMSG Disaster and Alerts Qld:


Bom: bom.gov.au Earthquakes: ga.gov.au/earthquakes/ Get Ready Qld: getready.qld.gov.au homepage/ Rural Fires: ruralfire.qld.gov.au QLD Traffic: qldtraffic.qld.gov.au Qld Health: health.qld.gov.au

Above: Dianne holds her International Creative Tea Towel Competition entry! Above left: Carol displays the card she made at the CWA craft morning

QFES North Coast is assisting with Operation Cool Burn and is at BPL level 1 preparation for the oncoming Bush Fire season. Want more information? Come to our next Support Group meeting on Tuesday September 7 from 9.30am. Phone Terry Steele on 0439 862 264 or 5486 4483. Meet: Quarterly on the first Tuesday of the month (September and December 2020). Where: Cooloola Cove Vets and Community Hall

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Cooloola Coast Probus Club news I

T HAS BEEN a busy month for our Probus Club. Fourteen members went to Lindols Macadamia Farm cafe at Goomboorian for morning tea - and came home happy and with goodies from the farm and other local businesses, bought from the display in their shop. The service was quick and pleasant. We plan to return again and avail ourselves of the opportunity of a farm tour. Lunch at the Silky Oaks Tea Gardens on a wet, cold day was held inside with a fire blazing making for a cosy atmosphere. We had been invited by the members of the Gympie-Widgee Probus Club and it was a great chance to renew friendships and begin new ones. John Macfarlane, Flotilla Commander of QF17 – Tin Can Bay Coast Guard, was the Guest Speaker at our

July meeting. John spoke of how the volunteers in the Coast Guard undertake search and rescue, and provide marine radio coverage, general boating information, and education and training for the public - all peppered with his personal tales of service. Meetings are held on each second Monday of the month at 2pm at the Sandcastle Motel in Tin Can Bay, and include a break for afternoon tea and a chat. For more details please contact our President Daryl on 0416 739 324 or Secretary Katrina at cooloolaprobus@ gmail.com Don and Judy select goods from the Lindols Farm Shop

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EW TO THE AREA, want to become part of the community or learn new skills and meet new friends? Why not check out the Tin Can Bay Community and Men’s Shed? From July until the end of October the joining fee is only $30, giving you full access to our facilities, social activities and special events. It also entitles you to full use of the metal and woodworking areas after competently completing relevant safety inductions. Currently over 80 members are actively engaged on individual and/or community projects with members keen to share their skills and knowledge to assist others. Anyone can access the free IT and art classes held Thursday between 1-3pm (a gold coin for tea/coffee). Please support us by dropping off your recyclable bottles and cans (or by asking us to pick them up) or by buying a raffle ticket or two, Sunday lunchtime at the Sleepy Lagoon Hotel. Find TCBCAMS in Amity Place, (behind City Farm) Tin Can Bay. Open weekdays 9am1pm. For information, please call Raewyn Oliver, Secretary, on 0412 995 512.

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A COVID-19 vaccine is your best defence and our only way forward. Now’s the time to arm yourself, your family, your friends, your work mates, your community – someone you love. Book your vaccination online or call 1800 020 080.


Find out when you can get vaccinated australia.gov.au Authorised by the Australian Government, Canberra. 16 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – August 2021

REES CAN be collected on presentation of your paid rates notice at City Farm from September until March. If you do not wish to take a plant you might like to donate it to the local schools. Our Plant of the Month for August 2021 is Myoporum acuminatum. This is a shrub up to 1.5m growing in sandy or rocky coastal areas and commonly known as Boobialla. The white flowers appear in clusters most of the year followed by small purple fruit, a treat for many birds. This is a hardy plant, easily propagated from cuttings, will grow in full sun and can tolerate salt spray. It is common along the Cooloola Coast and on K’gari (Fraser Island). Cooloola City Farm Nursery is a cash-only organisation but this will change soon, 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

in brief Vaccinations Naomi reminds us that flu vaccinations are available at the Rainbow Beach Pharmacy! (Apologies - this caption was used last month instead of mentioning Heatley receiving the Covid vaccination from Fiona at the Cooloola Coast GP Clinic in Tin Can Bay.) Covid vaccinations are now available at Rainbow Beach General Practice - call 5353 1000 to book or pop into Rainbow Beach Pharmacy and put your name down.

Before and After The new Fire/SES Station is due for completion in August!

Winter business Rainbow Beach residents, Jenny and Bart Klekar, welcome Bec and Tony Arthur and family to their winter business, Peer Gynt at Perisher, NSW, where snowfalls have been bountiful in 2021!

Streetlight repairs The recently constructed streetlights on Rainbow Beach Road between Clarkson Drive and Kirchner Avenue, including the pedestrian crossing, the crossing point on Wide Bay Esplanade and the car park adjacent to the Surf Lifesaving Club have been experiencing some faults since installation. Council is currently working with the contractor to address the faults. Council is investigating reported issues and will pass on to the appropriate external authority. Council encourages the community to report streetlights that are not working, especially if they present a safety concern to the community. The majority of streetlights in Rainbow Beach are controlled by Energex. Streetlight outages can be reported to apps.energex.com.au/epp/public/selfservice.

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Costa’s Fishing Club event postponed Due to the impact of Covid, last month’s Costa Fundraiser was cancelled. It was very disappointing news for the Tin Can Bay Fishing Club and the 250 participants. Costa has advised he will be pleased to attend when there is a return of stability and health safety for all members of our community.

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AINBOW 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 in Tin Can Bay, visit a historic lighthouse via the Great Beach Drive or world-class scuba diving. If you make the most of the outdoors - then you’ll love our backyard playground. You can choose from

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world: ‘paradise’. Our Great Sandy National Park hosts Queensland’s three most popular beachside campgrounds, and our friendly townships offer caravan parks, apartments and holiday homes. So stay with us, watch the sunset from Carlo Sandblow or stroll along Tin Can Bay Esplanade...

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


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Keely Rose Reef Fishing Charters Skipper Ed Falconer has 30 years experience exclusively fishing waters off Rainbow Beach & Fraser Island. Ph: 0407 146 151 keelyrosefishingcharters.com.au

The Mary Valley Rattler, Gympie Heritage train journeys from the historic Hardware, Australia’s Best Shark andRBRay dive’ Fishing & Camping Gympie Station & Rusty Rails Cafe Fishing & camping equipment, key cutting 10 Tozer St. 07 5482 2750 general hardware, open 7 days, 07 5486 3444 maryvalleyrattler.com.au 38 Rainbow Beach Rd, next to Shell Servo F: Rainbow-Beach-Hardware-Fishing-n-Camping

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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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Lunch, dinner plus Sunday breakfasts with the BEST view on the coast. Friday raffles. Wide Bay Esplanade. 07 5486 3249 rainbowbeachsurfclub.com.au

A la Carte dining, breakfast, lunch, dinner. Fully licensed. Closed Mondays 2 Emperor St, Tin Can Bay 07 5486 4400

Ice, Fuel, LPG, marine electronics, paints, cleaning products & stainless steel Tin Can Bay Marina, Emperor St 07 5486 4744 tcbchandlery.com.au

Fresh & cooked local seafood, fish & chips, burgers, laundromat, at the Big Marlin Open 8am to 5pm Mon-Thurs & 7pm Fri-Sun 54 Rainbow Beach Rd, opposite QPWS Office

Arcobaleno on the Beach Wood fired pizza, delicious pasta, coffee & cake. BYO, dine in, take away, home delivery 07 5486 8000. In the Post Office Arcade facebook.com/Arco.on.the.beach/

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“We’re really happy with the result - very surprised we had four bookings in one week. Corinna is our number one massage therapist, and we wanted to build up the massage side of the gym - the more clients the better! It’s really good to see that locals use the newspaper and visitor guide, too! What great value for money, it’s already paid for itself! A big thank you to Heatley and Michelle for suggesting we go in the paper!” Rebecca Arthur Rainbow Beach Health and Fitness

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20 Must See

e d i u G r o t Vis i

and Dos

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.

John Muscat from Phillip Island loves to fish on our shores Submit your Cooloola Coast images to: info@rbcn.com.au

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

Inskip Point 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.

Freshwater Picnic Area

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.


Prime National Park location for lease!

Linda Tabe Cooloola Coastcare


PRIVATE COMPANY from South Australia has been selected to develop part of the Great Sandy National Park, Cooloola Recreation Area, for its own profit. The company, CABN, proposes to build fully serviced accommodation at five sites along the Cooloola Great Walk, currently a beautiful, remote walking track between Rainbow Beach and Noosa. Power will be supplied to cabins and “glamping” tent structures by solar panels backed up by diesel generators. Aside from

the initial disturbance of the construction phase, there will be on-going impacts from heavy vehicle traffic through the National Park. Water, gas, diesel and supplies will be trucked in for guests who will pay approximately $800 per night for a guided walk package. Sewage, dirty linen and rubbish will be trucked out over sand tracks that now take only occasional Parks vehicles. One of the development sites is less than 100 metres from the edge of Poona Lake, a uniquely beautiful local attraction. Imagine sitting on the pure white beach (pictured)

as the diesel generator across the water starts up for evening showers and meals in the luxury cabins! This project continues a worrying trend in the management of Queensland National Parks, with more development planned, for example, on Hinchinbrook Island. The Queensland Department of Environment and Science is taking public submissions on the Cooloola Great Walk Ecotourism Project by email at Ecofacilities@ des.qld.gov.au. There is no set format for submissions, just attach a pdf to your email; comments are open until “late 2021”.


ITH SCHOOL HOLIDAYS over the number of visitors has reduced, however there are still a lot of people travelling throughout Queensland and supporting regional attractions. Mystique has been missing now for three months, so it is probably unlikely he will return as Harmony seems to have taken over as the dominant male. We hope Mystique is strutting up the Straits gathering a new family. During the past few months visitors have had to step-toe through rocks on the beach

as the big tides swallowed up our sand. But on Monday, sand was dredged up into Dolphin Cove so visitors now have to climb up the sand hills. It is starting to settle well so hopefully we will have sand for a few months. The Dolphin Centre is an important education program to teach the young and old about the plight of our sea creatures from pollution within the waterways. We are really lucky within the Tin Can Bay Inlet that fishermen and boaties have been responsible people and not allow plastics and other rubbish to enter the waterways, though occasionally we do collect an empty plastic bait bag which has apparently blown out of a boat. Please make sure items are

Eat fresh in Rainbow Ÿ Delicious wraps & kebabs made daily

Swim between the flags Jake Mckellar, Permanent Lifeguard Rainbow Beach

Volunteer for the dolphins Norma Sanderson Dolphin Volunteer Coordinator

Beautiful Poona Lake is where one of the campsites for the proposed Cooloola Great Walk will be situated


secure and do not enter the waterways. I appreciate all the contributions our volunteers have made and some may take a break from time to time, so it is then we require backup. Thank you to those residents who have indicated to become volunteers. Training is given before commencement. Remember if you are a resident of the area you are welcome to the Centre and have free admission, only paying for feeding if you wish to participate. 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. Photographing is welcomed. See you there.

INTER HAS brought a mixed bag of weather so far at the beach with some absolutely stunning offshore days and some colder rainy days as well. Rainbow and Double Island saw big numbers on the beach during the holiday period, with holiday makers keen to make the most of our beautiful beach when the sun came out. Coming into August, fingers crossed we should see some nice offshore days ahead. With swimming conditions changing every day it’s important to always be swimming between the flags and having a chat with the Lifeguard on duty so you know what to expect. If you are ever uncertain about the conditions please don’t hesitate to come and have a chat.

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Students compete in athletics and Eisteddfod

Congratulations to the athletics champs!

By Principal Steve Bennett Rainbow Beach State School


T THE END of last term, we held our annual Athletics Carnival that showcased the sporting talents of our students. There were so many examples of athletic ability, but this was overshadowed by the remarkable displays of sportsmanship and good-natured, friendly competition. Our Inter-house Carnival saw Fraser win the bragging rights for Athletics in 2021. Many of our students recorded times or distances that made them eligible to compete in the Small Schools Athletics Carnival. This consisted of students from nine schools across the Gympie district. We had 21 Rainbow Beach State School students in total travel to Albert Park at the beginning of this term, to compete in track and field events. I was very proud of their efforts and the way they represented our School and community. Many of our students placed in the finals and will now be nominated for the Gympie District Carnival in coming weeks. This year the Rainbow Beach State School Choir is once again being expertly guided by Mrs Cherie Mason. On August 5 the choir will travel to Gympie to compete in the Choral Eisteddfod. We wish Mrs Mason and all of our students all the very best. A big thank you to Mrs Mason who continues to foster a love of music in another generation of Rainbow Beach students. We are so lucky to have such great support of our school and our students within our community.

School Garden transformed!

Chappy Ronnie, Rainbow Beach State School


HREE MULTI award-winning, selfwatering Vegepods arrived in the first week of Term 3, purchased with a Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant. These raised garden beds use selfwatering technology by using a wicking system that waters plants from below. The covers are made from a polyethylene knitted mesh which protects the veggies



Staff and students are delighted with the new vegepods

logs or rock crevices. from pests, UV and high temperatures. Michael will install a log where the native One of the Vegepods will be planted with bees have built a hive so that students can the help of children attending the KindyLinQ observe the hardworking bees as they go program that happens on Tuesdays and looking for flowering plants nearby. Wednesdays in the school library, and the All clothing, & garden Accessories Our beds have undergone a total remaining Vegepods will be used to grow Shoes transformation leafy greens for the tuckshop. (excluding Jewellery and piety goods) over the holidays thanks to the school’s groundsman Michael White. The grant also provided funds for a native We now have nine above-ground beds that beehive to be supplied by Curra arborist will be planted out with a wide variety of Michael Miller that arrived at the school in veggies for use in the tuckshop and cooking late July. classes later in the year. Stingless native bees are great pollinators Each grade will have their own garden bed both in gardens and native bush, and their to plant out and tend, teaching them skills nests made of wax and resin are found We are urgently that will last a lifetime. in hollow tree trunks, branches, fallen

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Shows and excursions By Tin Can Bay P-10 School

GYMPIE ART GALLERY and LIBRARY EXCURSION On Thursday June 24, the 1/2 and 2/3 classes visited the Gympie Art Gallery to view their latest exhibition by local First Nations artists, Songlines – Lines of Connecting, Dreaming and Remembering. At school, students have been learning how a sense of place can be depicted in artworks. The Songlines artworks showed students how these artists depicted landscape features and direction of travel that were used to remember how local areas were mapped and pathways to destinations. It was the first time many of the students had visited an art gallery and they were inspired by the experience. The students studied the pieces of work on display and described how line and colour had been used to represent our local ‘place’. Students also visited the Gympie Regional Library, where students extended their knowledge, learning more about the amazing world of digital technology. Felicia and Gareth hosted a hands-on workshop where students guided Bee-Bot robots around a variety of mazes using their coding and mapping skills. A huge thank you goes out to the Gympie Art Gallery and Gympie Regional Library for putting on an amazing day. The students were heard saying that it was the best day ever!

QUIZ WORX As part of the Christian Religious Instruction program, Quiz Worx attended Tin Can Bay P-10 State School on June 18. The entertaining half hour show captured students attention and helped them to explore faith and values using puppets, a performer and music. The primary students thoroughly enjoyed the action-packed performance.

TIN CAN BAY THUNDER Tin Can Bay State School’s first ever human powered vehicle team is “thundering” along in their journey towards the 24-hour race at this year’s Fraser Coast Technology Challenge in Maryborough in September. They’ve been training hard each week and can be spotted along the walking and bike path beside Tin Can Bay Road Wednesday afternoons after school, keenly honing their skills in the racing trike. The team of eight students will compete in the junior mixed division for Year 7, 8 and 9 students, and are looking forward to getting amongst the action in this exciting adventure. Right: Angelique and Layla guide their Bee-Bot robot through the maze

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Above: Byron, Tilba, and Quinn create their own landscapes Left: Morgan displays her artwork

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Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

Out on Baitrunner Mat Cooper Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters 0439 775 070


I ALL. UNFORTUNATELY this weather has not been kind to us and we have only managed a couple of trips out this last month. This meant a lot of disappointed people over the school holidays. The few we managed were excellent with great numbers and quality. Consistent bag outs on Snapper and

quality Perlies on the closer reefs and cracking Tuskies along with Wrasse, Husser, Sweetlip and plenty of species out wider. Hopefully things will settle and we will have a better report next month. Cheers!

Above: One of many in a bag out session on Snapper





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HE TIN CAN BAY Fishing Club recently expanded its education and training profile, by hosting a training day workshop for members. Topics covered included state-wide and local rules and responsibilities, bag limits, fish-stock sustainability, Green Zones and care for our environment. The workshop was well supported with 32 persons in attendance, and the information and support provided by our senior club instructors. New members were shown knot-tying, how to properly rig a rod for different fishing locations and species,

bait-net casting and advice on bait types, including soft plastics, squid jigs, yabbies, beach worms and squid. There was an extensive briefing on fishing and water safety, and the importance of providing others with accurate details on planned fishing locations and estimated time of return. Members were also shown the most up-to-date charts in our region, with emphasis on various species-specific fishing locations. Green Zones were covered in detail, as fishing in a Green Zone (accidental or not), carries a hefty fine. You can travel through

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ATE JULY AND August is the time of year we start to see good numbers of quality Tailor move into our waters. A quality sport’s fish and great eating when bled and iced down quickly, Tailor are a great fish to target during the winter months. General beach fishing outfits, such as the indestructible 6.5” Alvey, teamed up with medium taper 6-8 wrap rods, provide plenty of punch to place baits strategically on banks or in drains that Tailor will frequent. If using spinning reels, a good choice for durability is the Okuma ‘Surf’ in the 8000 size. When it comes to lines, monofilament is generally the best choice as it allows some give/ stretch during the fight and reduces the chances of a ‘shake off’ by a head shaking, jumping Tailor. Line class is best determined by the weights being cast. If distance casting using 8 and 10 ball sinkers, a 20-25 lb line is recommended.

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Just back from our winter travels for CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE, our plan was to spend most of our time in NSW. Covid has shelved that for a while, instead we drove further west and took on Queensland’s Natural Sciences Loop!


LIKE MY HOT BATHS - what a delight to stop into Charlotte Plains Station (906) 46km east of Cunnamulla, and have a soak in their soothing artesian waters. We’ll be back to this one and tag along on the station tour, highly recommended! It was in Cunnamulla the next day, we learnt more about the importance of the Eromanga Basin in the Artesian Time Tunnel at the Visitor Information Centre. Not only a perfect spot for picnics, but also to say hello to the Cunnamulla Fella.

Next stop: Eulo. Home of megafauna, gourmet honey, leather and the Eulo Queen Hotel. We camped on the Paroo River. The history at the Police Cells was intriguing one officer turned up for work in nothing but his boots and hat! I’ll go back to visit the Eulo Store again, the air raid shelter and mud bath! Lake Bindegolly looked like a wonderful camp, but we’d booked into Thargomindah Explorers and a pub lunch! Did you know this small outback town had the first hydro

electricity in Australia? And the third in the world? Thargomindah know how to ‘do’ tourism - with self-led tours via a swipe card (even a ghost at the hospital), a scenic walk along the Bullo River and a friendly Visitor Centre with a tick sheet with local things to do and people to meet - like Dogga Dare and Surly Shirley. By this stage, the SA border was closed, so we saved The Dig Tree for another trip. It didn’t stop us enjoying some of the BEST burgers we’ve ever had, at the remote outpost, Noccundra Hotel. The publican told me he bakes them himself each morning and I peeked inside the dining room to finally find a doorway even I could bump my head on! The Channel Country is worth experiencing - I didn’t expect it to be so hilly and beautiful. We would have happily camped on the peaceful Wilson River.

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We ploughed on through more creek crossings into Eromanga. Another day, another pub - well two pubs, and the brilliant freedom camp at Eromanga Hall. I’ve dragged the family to plenty of museums over the years. But if you come all the way to Eromanga - you have to meet Cooper (or at least Cooper’s thighbone) Australia’s largest dinosaur. Hands down, the best museum experience we’ve had. Our last stop on the Natural Sciences Loop was Quilpie and a climb up Baldy Top with outback red dirt views! Still on my bucket list are Cooladdi, Charleville and Yowah with more stations, National Parks and opals. Next time! All these sites are in our CAMPS 11 book and CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE App, with lots more photos of this route, and more travel inspiration for Queensland and Australia on our blog: Campsaustraliawide.com

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WAGS for the Yacht Club

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INTER IS NOT over yet, but the winter sprint series has finished and the spring series of racing has started. The sprint series consists of several short races, about 4-6 depending on wind and is designed for sailors to practice their starts ready for the next series. In addition to the winter series the YC has been running WAGS. What is WAGS you may ask? Well WAGS, is an acronym with varied meanings and the G thingy, as always, seems to be the point of contention. So, Wednesday Afternoon Good Sailing, Go Sailing, Genteel Sailing or even Gentleman’s Sailing whatever you like, is a fun Wednesday afternoon sail. The event is held by most yacht clubs in Australia and Tin Can Bay Yacht Club is no exception. WAGS at TCBYC has a great format with a pursuit start in the creek out to the yellow at T bar and back to finish outside the clubhouse. The race can be taken as seriously or as casual as anyone wishes. In a recent race one boat was noticed doing several circumnavigations of the yellow mark whilst waiting for other yachts to catch up. Although the fleets are small

at the moment they will certainly grow as the weather warms up. WAGS is open to any sailing vessel with start time based on design and skills. It is planned to get a weekly start time sheet emailed out with all member’s boat start time listed, so everyone knows when to hit the water. Cheers Everybody and Second Safari are the nominated rescue boats and will stay in the water until all boats are safely back in the creek, or head back out to assist any boats back to the club with a tow due to the wind dropping out, for example. WAGS is also a great way to introduce non-sailors or visitors to our fantastic sport, with most boats welcoming visitors aboard (when they have room of course). After the afternoon on the water, crew head back to the club to quench their thirst, test the products of the new pizza oven or stay for a meal, and the first crew over the line is presented with a fine bottle of wine, currently sponsored by John M. The YC is looking forward to seeing the fleet of WAGS grow.

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HE GOLFING Championships are well underway with fortunately no weather delays so far . The Men’s 72-hole Stroke Championships are due to be played on August 14, 15, 21 and 22. Ladies 27-hole Foursomes Championships will be held on August 25. We have welcomed some visitors from the southern states who arrived in Queensland before the borders were closed. We have competitions almost daily and visitors wishing to play can ring the Pro Shop on 0409 727 577 to make a booking, or arrange to have a social round. James, our Resident Professional, or his staff will assist with the bookings. Feel welcome to browse the Bruce Willoughby and specials on sale in the Pro Shop. Derek Appleford ready to Until next month, keep play Men’s Foursomes smiling and swinging the clubs.


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OME ALONG TO the annual Trail Festival on Saturday, August 7 and watch the 500 entrants at this sold out event!

The event starts at Phil Rogers Park with the marathon beginning at 6.30am, 21k at 7.30am and 11km at 8.30am. Cheers the runners as they reach the finish line at 19 Rainbow Beach Road, the park next to the new Fire/SES Station. This year Run Qld and the runners have raised $3000 for the SES. Local SES volunteers manage the course checkpoints and have done for the past 10 years! Run Queensland is hugely appreciative of their support, as well as grateful to Rainbow Beach, a perfect destination to host this unique event.

Cooloola Dragons win second in the Diamond Dash Gwyn Moore


HE DRAGON BOAT Regatta hosted by the Cooloola Dragon Boat Club was a resounding success. An overcast, bleak but dry weekend saw approximately 300 visiting Dragon Boaters from the Gold Coast in the south to Mackay in the north enjoy the hospitality of Cooloola Dragons and Tin Can Bay. So many expressed their love of coming to regattas at TCB. Our regattas are the combined effort of the Cooloola Dragon Boat Club, the Yacht Club, Sailability, Coast Guard and also the Fishing Club. Saturday saw the Bundaberg Dragons take out the third of the 4 series Wide Bay Comp. Overall score to date being Bundy x2, 1770 x1 with one more at Bundaberg. Saturday afternoon saw the running of the Diamond Dash, where teams compete for the trophy as well as for a $200 cash

prize. This race tests the skill of the team, especially the ‘steerer’, to steer around buoys set in a diamond formation. This race is timed. Mackay Stingers took first place by seconds, with Cooloola Dragons second! Dragon Boat Qld Sunday races saw the Mackay Stingers win A with KIN (Kids in Need), Gold Coast win B. A very big thank you to our local councillor, Jess Milne, for her involvement in our regatta, especially in assisting with boat handling on both days, when water temperatures made boat handling very challenging. We may have a new Dragon here! Our training days continue Thursday afternoon and Sunday mornings on Snapper Creek. For more information on times and place to come and join us, please contact Sandy on 0402 352 756.

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RBSLSC Awards Night

Recognised for 10 years of service are Campbell Handy, Vicki Schooth, Champion Lifesaver Anton Klekar, Brad Hethorn, and a five years of service award for Best Senior Member, Rob McCarthy

Congratulations to the Best Patrol Team Two - with Emma Worthington, Sophie, Vicki, Abby, Justin (who also won the Cliff Kuhn award) and Emily Schooth


HANE HANDY, Anton Klekar, Vicki Schooth, Mark Perry and Ron Organ were also acknowledged for 100+ patrol hours this season. Further awards were: Best Junior Member Jack Dwine, Harden Up awardee, Hayley Green and IRB award winner Roscoe Wilsch, who also took home the Dunny Seat Award with Dustin Kenman for falling out of the boat. Congratulations to everyone on patrol and behind the scenes - that means you Kelly, the hardworking committee and Nipper volunteers! Images Don Reid

The Encouragement Award was won by Amanda Wroe

Although Dan Robertson wasn’t there to receive his trophy, it has been renamed the Dave Hewitt Best Club Member - pictured are Kerry Hewitt, Kim McCarthy (who also achieved an award for 100% attendance), MC Tas McClintock and MP Tony Perrett

Outstanding First Year and Peter Bargenquast awardee, Mason Bignell, with Cr Dolly Jensen

Cr Dolly Jensen congratulates Best Junior Patrol Member Liam Pratt

Most Efficient Patrol Member and Most Unusual Experience awardee Kieran Clancy, with our MP Tony Perrett

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A Little Humour FISHING TRIP A guy had planned a fishing trip to his favourite fishing spot. He packed and began the trip to the water. He launched his boat, motored to his sea trout honey hole, and began fishing. In no time, he caught the biggest trout he’d ever caught. He cast out again and was delighted to catch an even larger trout. Every cast, he caught a trophy fish. Then his mobile phone rang; it was the hospital telling him his wife had been admitted to the emergency room. She may die, they told him. The fisherman was worried, but he wanted to catch the world record trout, so he decided to have just a few more casts. He pulled in three more really huge trout, but his conscience got the better of him, so he reluctantly pulled anchor and motored back to his car to go to the hospital. Running into the emergency room, he met up with a stern-looking doctor. The doctor saw the man dressed for fishing and scolded the husband: “Your wife has been at death’s door for hours now. You kept fishing after you were called, didn’t you? You ought to be ashamed!” The fisherman sobbed it was true. “Well,” said the doc, “I hope you had a good time; your wife will survive, but your fishing days are over… She will require constant care from now on… 24 hours per day. You will have to do everything for her.” The fisherman sobbed, “Oh God, I didn’t think it was that bad, I feel terrible!” The doc grinned and nudged the fisherman with his elbow… ”Just kidding, buddy… she’s dead. How many did you catch?”

How do you measure a red hot chilli pepper? Give it a weigh, give it a weigh, give it a weigh now. My wife has accused me of stealing her Thesaurus.... Not only was I shocked, I was also aghast, appalled and dismayed. My kids made origami dinosaurs, then had them fight. I don’t know how this will unfold. Wife: Honey I’m pregnant. Me: Well… what do we do now? Wife: I guess we should go to a baby doctor.

Me: Hm... I think I’d be a lot more comfortable going to an adult doctor. NEW BOOTS Bert, at 80 years old, always wanted a pair of authentic cowboy boots, so seeing some on sale, he bought them and wore them home. Walking proudly, he sauntered into the kitchen and said to his wife, “Notice anything different about me?” Margaret at age 75, looked him over and replied, “Nope.” Bert stormed off into the bathroom, undressed and walked back into the kitchen completely naked except for the new boots.

Again he asked Margaret, a little louder this time, “Notice anything different NOW???” Margaret looked up and said in her best deadpan response, “Bert, what’s different? It’s hanging down today, it was hanging down yesterday, and it’ll be hanging down again tomorrow.” Furious, Bert yells out, “AND DO YOU KNOW WHY IT’S HANGING DOWN, MARGARET?” “Nope. Not a clue,” she replied. “IT’S HANGING DOWN, BECAUSE IT’S LOOKING AT MY NEW BOOTS!!!” Without missing a beat ,old Margaret replies, “Shoulda bought a hat, Bert. Shoulda bought a hat!”

WILL YOU LIVE TO SEE 90? Here’s something to think about: I recently picked a new GP. After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing ‘fairly well’ for my age (I’ve just reached 80). A little concerned about that comment, I couldn’t resist asking him, ‘Do you think I’ll live to be 90?’ He asked, ‘Do you smoke tobacco, or drink beer, wine or hard liquor?’ ‘Oh not much grog these days and don’t smoke’ I replied. ‘I’m not doing drugs, either!’ Then he asked, ‘Do you eat rib-eye steaks, fatty roasts and barbecued ribs?’ ‘I said, ‘Not much; my former doctor said that red meat is unhealthy!’ ‘Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, boating, fishing, sailing, surfing, hiking, or bicycling?’ ‘No, I don’t,’ I said. He asked, ‘Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have a lots of sex?’ ‘No,’ I said. He looked at me and said,.. ‘Then, why the *****@#$%!% do you want to live to 90?’ SHORTS I had the nastiest, rudest, slowest cashier today. I guess it’s my own fault for using the self-service checkout lane. What do you call a mom who turns into a dad? Transparent.

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Rainbow Naturals

0473 408 359

Rainbow Beach Rustproofing and Mechanical 5486 3228

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Rainbow Beach Service Centre and Towing

07 5482 7474

Air conditioning

Legal Services/ Solicitor

Brad’s Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

5486 2781

Bull Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

0421 245 260

Climate Control Air Conditioning

5486 4362


Cooloola Coast Air Conditioning

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Smiley Mick Electrical

0448 955 768


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Earth First Electrical

0448 195 070

Sub- Cooled Air Con/Refrigeration

0436 338 631

Tin Can Bay Community Church Op Shop

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HM Coastal Electrical

0439 688 710

Pest Control

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Bank BOQ Gympie

0439 713 789

Barber Bayside Barbers

0403 435 369

Building & Excavations

In-Home Care

Equipment Hire

Beach to Bay Pest Management

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Functions & Hall Hire Rainbow Beach Community Centre

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Bob the Builder 0417 728 510

Cooloola Coast Bedding & Furniture

Hall Homes 0438 864 152

Garden Supplies

KJ Homes

0427 136 571

Cooloola Cove Landscape & Garden Supplies 5488 0222

Killer Excavations

0417 192 651

Gas Supplies

Cabinet Makers Cooloola Coast Cabinets

5488 0443

Car Dealers

5371 5689

Rainbow Beach and Fraser Island Gas Supplies 0400 657 797

Glass and Aluminium Lighthouse Glass and Aluminium

5488 0601

Graphic Design

John Madill Toyota

5480 5555

SAJE Graphics

0439 089 238


Concreter MGB Concrete

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Scott Sandilands

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Looney’s Labour

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Courier Followmont

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Curtains and Blinds & Security

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8.30am Kindy Linq, RB School Library

Cooloola Coast Art Group’s Annual Art Show, TCB Country Club


Kybong Rockfest


Annual Gardiner Fisheries Whiting Competition begins!

9am TCB Quilters, TCB Community Centre, Annabell: 0412 491 830 10am Tin Can Bay Art Group, TCB Library 12.30-3.30pm Join in at TCB Library for an afternoon playing Mahjong, an ancient Chinese tile game of strategy, calculation and skill with a measure of chance. This group is open to everyone, young and old

2-4 Book Fair ‘Reading Oasis’- journey back to ancient Egypt, Science Room, RBSS 3

Book Fair Dress Up Parade, 8.45am, RBSS


Author Talk: Barbara Hannay, 6pm Gympie Library via Zoom

2-4pm Book a librarian, TCB Library Wednesday 7.30am Heart Foundation Walking Group TCB, Maggie: 0400 756 615

4, 11 QCWA Craft mornings, 9.30am open, 10am start, $2 includes morning tea 5

RBSS Choir on stage 9am Eisteddfod – Gympie Showground Pavilion


Gympie District Athletics Carnival


RBSS P&C meet 3pm at school, all welcome


Card Making with Cricut, 10am, Gympie Library


Carnivals and processions 10am, Gympie Library, look back at many of the unique events and celebrations in Gympie’s history


RB Trail Festival


Wildflowering at Cooloola, RB Community Hall, by Cooloola Coastcare



Casus Circus 4pm at the Pavilion, Gympie, with their show Chasing Smoke, told through the lens of Australia’s all First Nations Probus meet 2pm at the Sandcastle Motel, TCB, Daryl: 0416 739 324

10 The Australian Chamber Orchestra Collective 7.30pm at the Pavilion, Gympie, from world premieres by Australian composers Paul Stanhope and Holly Harrison to Vivaldi’s much loved The Four Seasons 13 Sew your own hair bands and scrunchies, 10am Gympie Library 13 ‘Murder on the Rattler Express’, Gympie 13 Creative Arts Gympie Region is presenting Fright Night at the Australian Institute of Country Music, 28 Channon Street, Gympie, dress up for live music and slam poetry that play homage to the superstitions and mystery of Friday the 13th 14-15 Men’s 72-hole Stroke Championships, TCB Country Club 15-21 RB Family Fishing Classic, RB Sports Club 16 Watching and listening online - Learn about online streaming and how to use the internet to watch television on a laptop, mobile device or television, 10am - noon, RB Library

8am Table Tennis, RB Community Hall, $2, all levels welcome 8.30am Kindy Linq, RB School Library 9.30am Cooloola Card Makers, TCB Library 3-4pm Coolabay Choir, CC Vets’ Hall, Pam: 0427 180 649 Thursday Beverly Chaplin with a nice whiting, released on a recent Seniors Fishing Day training course with instructor, Ron Cox - more activities are planned for August

8am Social tennis, $3, RB Sports Club, all welcome, Chris: 0417 605 484 8.30am Playgroup, RB School Library

18 Vietnam Veterans Day 18 Hoy at Cooloola Bowls Club, 9.30am open for 10am start, heaps of prizes, raffles, morning tea, $7 19 Researching family history - learn how the internet can be used to help your research, 10am - noon, RB Library 19 Cooloola Coast Local Ambulance Committee AGM, 3.30pm RB Ambulance Station 19 Pyramids, Dynasties and Power: Ancient Egypt Virtual Tour 6pm, Gympie Library, and the guide, a local in Cairo, will answer your questions 20 Author Talk: Deborah Brosnan, 10am at Gympie Library 20 Pete the Sheep by Monkey Baa Theatre Company, 12.30pm and 5.30pm at the Pavilion, Gympie, based on the quirky and classic Australian picture book, Jackie French’s characters and Bruce Whatley’s expressive illustrations of them, come to life on stage 21 ANARRA workshops at Cooloola Cove to educate people about rescuing and rehabilitating native wildlife, register: 0408 170 102 21 Singer, songwriter, multiinstrumentalist, visual artist and poet, Karl S Williams 7pm at the Pavilion, Gympie 21-22 Men’s 72-hole Stroke Championships, TCB Country Club


23 Introduction to smart homes - Ever wondered how technology can help you with your day-to-day tasks? 1-3pm, Gympie Library

1pm Computer/IT/Phone, The Shed, bookings to Paul: 0437 007 911

25 Ladies 27-hole Foursomes Championships, TCB Country Club

2.30pm Dragon Boating every Thursday, Sandra: 0402 352 756

27 Author Talk: Alli Sinclair, 10am Gympie Library via Zoom



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


Gympie history trivia, 10am, Gympie Library


Rainbow Beach Spring Fest, RB Hall



2nd Saturday Rainbow Beach Market. Book: 5486 3355

(many are term time only) 5.30am TCB Bootcamp, 7am & 5.30pm RB Gym classes, Ph: 0490 333 147 Weekdays 9am Lathe / Scroll Saw, The Shed, 9-12pm, Bryan: 0420 299 651 Monday 9am Macrame, Men’s Shed, Carole: 0437 880 438 10.30am First Five Forever Storytime on Mondays (0-5 years) RB Library 11am -12.30pm Book a librarian, RB Library

3rd Saturday Tin Can Bay Market. Book: 0418 711 897 5pm Mass at St John Vianney Catholic Church, Bream Street, TCB, (week 1, 2, 5) and St Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church Mass, Manooka Drive, RB (week 3, 4) Sunday 7am Mass Rainbow Beach (week 1, 2, 5) and Tin Can Bay (week 3, 4) 7.30am Dragon Boating, Sandra: 0402 352 756 9.30am Service at Good Shepherd Church, 17 Carlo Road, RB, followed by morning tea - all denominations most welcome

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

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

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2.30-4pm Book a librarian, TCB Library 7.30am Heart Foundation Walking Group TCB, Maggie: 0400 756 615

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

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

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

17 School holidays begin

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

Doctor Tin Can Bay, Cooloola Coast & Rainbow Beach . . . 5486 4600 Rainbow Beach General Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5353 1000

9.30am Bingo for Local Ambulance Committee, TCB Country Club

23-27 Book Week, TCB School

SES Flood/Storm Damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 500 SES - Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 3314 SES - Tin Can Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 4604 5486 2304 5486 4290 5486 3355 5486 2488

9.30am First Five Forever Storytime (0-5 years), TCB Library

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE (JP) Call for an appointment: BRADY, Christine (Tin Can Bay) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 4327 BROWN, Stephen (Cooloola Cove) . . . . . . . . . . . . 0431 059 952 DEACON, Arthur (Cooloola Cove) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0419 624 208 FISHER, Peter (Cooloola Cove) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0407 95 4678 HAMMOND, Judith (Cooloola Cove) . . . . . . . . . . . 0418 774 808 Library - Tin Can Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 4355 Library - Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 Wildlife Rescue ANARRA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5484 9111 Llew O’Brien (Federal Member) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4121 2936 Tony Perrett MLA (State Member) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5329 5100





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The Olympics have just started and Brisbane have the 2032 Hello again to all in Rainbow Beach land. I'm not going to games, with all the announcements being thrown around get too cocky with not being locked up, but I would rather it's hard to see how they're only going to spend 690 million, be here than other places at the moment (all could change suppose it doesn't ma er, these pollies won't be around to though). pay for it. Seems our pollies have certainly become a bit power Anna s ll in quaran ne, if I'm jabbed why can't I travel then hungry. With all the disrup on that the “Pandemic” has quaran ne, one rule for one another for another, nearly caused, not only here, but across the world, people's reads like Animal Farm? liber es and freedoms have taken a ba ering. I know that I will not appease everyone, but the Go Broncos, go Queensland and go Australia! economic/social and health issues that we are leaving, not only for our children but grandchildren, there has to be a be er way? I'm not an an -vax (I've had all my jabs (and a few more) through life), but with all the alternate informa on I was quite wary, now the wri ng on the wall “NO JAB, NO PLAY”. Looks like I'll eventually get the JAB. Enough of Covid conspiracy theories (that's right it came from a wet market not a bio lab?), it's good to see that our leader of the free world (Sleepy Joe) won't take a cogni ve test- love or hate him the “Don” wasn't shy of a press conference or two and was able to answer basic ques ons, China and Russia must be laughing all the way to the bank, I mean world. Can't wait to travel again! Sports report Kevies the saviour (well Benny may be IKEN NOT BENNETT?), well not this year, he did inherit a roster that he had nothing to do with and as the classic saying goes “we're in a rebuilding phase”. I just want to win a premiership like everyone else, not excuses, as per the QUEENSLAND State of Origin team - listening to Freddy and co going off about crea ng a dynasty, three zip, goes to show the spirit that we have. On the other hand, the Lions are looking to secure a top eight finish. As I look at the ladders there must be some teams that just produce good culture: the Melbourne Storm, from the NRL, Geelong from the AFL and the Crusaders from the now defunct Super Rugby. I'm sure a lot of teams try to emulate them, although players/coaches are all different and obviously produce different performances in different condi ons. I can't say that I like either Max Verstaffen or Lewis Hamilton all that much, though it's good for F1 to at least have a compe on. Go Daniel, but I don't think he really is in the mix (maybe should have stayed in the Red Bull If your fish got away, Mitchell has some steaks for you at the IGA! although 50 million is a lot to knock back).

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