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December 2019 • Vol 22 • Issue 12

When Santa brought the

Country to the Beach

In this issue...

Santa heard The Rainbow Beach Sports Club is host to another Country at the Beach mega event on December 7 with a massive all-Australian line-up co-headlined by The Wolfe Brothers AND Travis Collins, and decided to drop in with his trusty steeds from Rainbow Beach Horserides and have a surf while he was here. He will be hanging around the coast for a while, so look inside to find out where you will find him (Photo by Jess McKenzie, Rainbow Beach Wedding Photography). Santa is accompanied by Kelly Russell, Jasmine Betteridge, Laurel Findlater and Andrew McCarthy.


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E HAD SO much fun with the cover this month. As the Sports Club is holding their massive Country at the Beach event on the 7th, we wanted to jump on board and as Santa also makes his appearance soon well, it seemed like a great idea to combine all three. The cover photo was taken by the talented and delightful Jess McKenzie from Rainbow Beach Wedding Photography, who jumped on board in one of her few free moments. A big thank you to Andrew and Kelly from Rainbow Beach Horse Rides who took a day off to bring the horses down for the photo shoot. Thanks to “Santa” who is one of the busiest people in the region and was going overseas the next day and still took the time to help us out. Can you guess who it is? He’ll be making another visit on December 15 to the Rainbow Community Centre for the Rainbow Christmas Party which starts at 3pm. He will be arriving on The Green in style with a little help from his friends... loaded up with presents for the kids, so don’t miss that one. There will be bands, markets, food and licenced beverages, presents, and all the money made on the day will be donated to charities assisting people/communities affected by the recent bushfires and the local school for school camps in 2020. Gympie Regional Council has given both Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay a donation to put up Christmas lights so the whole region will shine. A couple of beautiful Remembrance Services were held on the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month at Rainbow

Beach and Tin Can Bay. Amongst those honoured were Reverend Bruce Dorman and Hilton Simmonds who passed away recently. It is important this tradition is carried forward by our younger generations. We have some wonderful stories of success in this issue and again we are thrilled to be able to introduce you to just a few more of the accomplished people we have in our midst. Thank you to everyone for your contributions, photos, articles, and for the general goodwill you have shown to our paper and to me personally - we are so very lucky to have chosen this region to be our home - let’s work together to make it the best it can be. And check inside for the Camps Cookbook on sale in time for Christmas - fantastic present! Wishing you all a very merry, safe and happy Christmas and all the love, luck and success in 2020! It’s going to be a beauty!


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Five live music performers are so far included in the line up, plus the Slip and Slide from the Surf Club and a licensed bar by The Sports and Rec Club. The event will also include market stalls, various delicious foods and beverages and as mentioned, the early arrival of the big man himself with his sack full of goodies for the children. Come along and enjoy this community event for all ages.


HAT STARTED out as a humble vision of the Rainbow Beach Community Centre to host a Christmas celebration with the aim to raise money for the school has quickly, and delightfully, escalated into a Community Christmas Party spectacle for ALL! As a handful of our community tourism operators and event coordinators have come on board, the event has taken a life of its own. Freedom and Dingos Backpackers wanted to host a fundraiser for the people affected by the bushfires and it just so happened to be on the same date. After swift and positive deliberation between all parties they have now all come together and are very proud to present the Rainbow Beach and wider community with Santa Comes to Rainbow – in a HELICOPTER (shhh don’t tell the kids!). The event will be held in the Rainbow Beach Community Hall and on The Green on Sunday December 15, from 3pm until 7pm. Of the funds raised, 75% will go to charities assisting people/communities affected by the recent bushfires, and 25% will go to the Rainbow Beach State School P&C who will use the money for school camps in 2020.

Santa is coming early to Rainbow Beach to party with the community on December 15!

Cooloola Cove Community Christmas and Carols I N A JOINT initiative between the Cooloola Cove Residents and Friends, Youth Activity Project, Wesleyan Methodist Church and Cooloola Cove Veterans and Community Hall, the Cooloola Cove Community Christmas and Carols is back again on Saturday December 14 from 2pm. The event has an emphasis on social connection and community inclusiveness, so gather up the family, call your friends and tell the neighbour to come enjoy a casual afternoon of

free fun at the Cooloola Cove Veterans and Community Hall. Gympie Regional Council have funded not one, but two jumping castles for the kids to boing on! Get creative at the YAP free kids craft table, try your luck with the Residents and Friends chocolate wheel, grab a bite to eat from the BBQ or café, join in the games or just laze around and enjoy the community spirit. The carols will be held mid afternoon this year from about 4pm, as last year everyone was worn out from too much

fun! If the weather is too hot outside to sing silly season songs, the hall will crank up the aircon so everyone can let loose and get loud. Father Christmas may even make an early trip from the North Pole with a sweet treat or two! So for a couple of hours turn off Netflix, put down the youTube, Facebook, Instagram distraction and take the time to get back to basics of community connection this December, by catching up with old friends and making a few more.

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Oh what a night at the 2019 ArtyBall!

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EAN AND ELISA Seul met working in the kitchen of the Sports Club seven years ago, it was love at first sight between an Italian food lover and a passionate Australian chef. With over 20 years of experience in hospitality, Sean is not only a professional chef, he is a manager, a teacher and a leader. By the age of 19 he owned his first restaurant serving up Greek cuisine in Cairns. He then moved to the Gold Coast, where he owned Italiano’s. “There is no doubt that Italian Cuisine has shaped the Australian palate” explained Sean. At Rainbow Beach Pizza & Grill you will be delighted by gourmet pizza, along with other signature dishes and a unique brew of coffee.

Elisa said: “Back in Sardinia (Italy) one of my brothers is a chef, my cousins own a Pizzeria and when we go to Italy Sean loves checking out places and ... as my hometown warmly welcomes him, he comfortably ends up sneaking into the kitchens.” She is also looking forward to starting her Italian Culture lessons again, knowing that Sean will enhance her classes with an authentic food experience. Rainbow Beach Pizza & Grill aims to have happy and loyal customers, offering what people love. If you are looking for an amazing food experience, Sean, Elisa and Sofia will welcome you in their brand new modern restaurant. Details in the ad in this issue.

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Winner of the 2019 Artyball Prize, Leonie Guerin with her portrait titled ‘Julie” with the subject of the painting Julie Davidson


ROCKS, BLING, SUITS and canapes mingled with Prosecco and dancing to ensure the success of the 2019 Annual ArtyBall. Congratulations to the winning entry which was painted by Leonie Guerin and titled ‘Julie’, a ‘portrait’ of her friend and local lady, Julie Davidson. Real estate agent Andrew Hawkins was the energetic auctioneer and ensured bids were fast and furious resulting in over $1000 raised from the auction alone. Jan Forbes piece titled ‘Bill ‘n Lizzie’ was the emotional favourite of the evening with a mystery buyer snapping up the artwork for $240. The photoart entry featured Rainbow Shores resident Bill with his dog Lizzie and has been presented to Bill as a gift in

memory of Lizzie who sadly passed away the week of the event. The Recliners, with ex local Wolf Sievers on Rhythm guitar and vocals, came from Toowoomba and thrilled the crowd with all the favourites ensuring the dance floor was always full. Congratulations to everyone who stepped up and entered artwork for the competition or attended the event. Well done to the Rainbow Beach Sports Club who were incredibly generous with their donation of the venue and staff and provided wonderful food, drink and service for the party goers. A successful event and congratulations to Leonie Guerin for organising and hosting this wonderful night with all the money being given back to the community.

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OLBRIDGE AMUSEMENTS are lifelong showmen who pride themselves on keeping the traditional carnival experience alive. Combine rides for young and old with a side of prize-winning games, top it off in fairy floss and a Dagwood dog and you have a perfect mix of family fun. Opening night will be 6pm on Saturday December 21 and the carnival runs every evening through to January 4. Christmas Eve will have the kids in awe of getting an early gift from Santa, so be there from 6pm to catch him as he rolls in.

Keeping the freebees coming, owner Chris Colley has two exclusive VIP ride bands to give away during the week, so get your name in the draw by 6.30pm for the 7pm draw. Terms and conditions apply. The best value for rides and games is by bulk ticket sheets, ask at the sales booth. If you are up for a challenge and over 11yrs old then find Uncle Max and his live fire .22 shooting gallery. Take out the bullseye on the target and you get the prize. Real rifle, real bang and really really good fun!

Chris has also arranged two fireworks displays for both Christmas (8.30pm) and New Year’s Eve (9.30pm), however these are both subject to weather conditions and permit approvals due to the high

fire danger. The Tin Can Bay Summer Carnival will be held in Lion’s Park beside the RSL in Tin Can Bay with plenty of parking and free entry.

Residents - prepare your emergency plan


ITH THE RECENT and ongoing emergency evacuations across the state now is the time to prepare your emergency plan. Members of the Rainbow Beach Chamber and Community Centre recently met with the Chairman of the Cooloola Coast Community Local Disaster Management Support Group, Mr Terry Steele to discuss evacuation procedures for Rainbow Beach. The Community Centre holds a number of Get Ready Guides from the Qld Fire and Emergency Services which are

available for residents and it is crucial that every household has an evacuation plan. One of the best sources of up to date information is the Gympie Regional Council Dashboard which receives information as soon as it comes to hand by the Disaster Management Teams In Rainbow Beach the Community Centre will be the base of the Emergency Operations and they will receive up to date directions and information from Gympie Regional Council.

EMERGENCY READY DOs: • Do stay tuned to local media for all warnings • Do follow instructions from authorities • Do keep children away from rivers, creeks, drains and flood waters A public meeting will be held at the Rainbow Beach Community Centre. Keep an eye on the RBCN Facebook page for details.

FLOOD READY DON’Ts: : • Don’t Ignore Flood Warnings • Don’t Try to Drive, Boat, Walk, Swim or Wade through flood waters • Don’t drink flood water or eat contaminated food The next regional meeting will be held at the Cooloola Cove Community & Vets hall on December 3, and are contactable on 5486 4483 during an emergency.

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HE RAINBOW BEACH Surf Club will be running an Adult Bronze course starting Sunday December 1, 2019. The course will run every Sunday at the conclusion of Nippers (10.30am) until Saturday January 18, 2020, when assessments will be held. If you, or anyone you know is interested, please contact Mark Lawler or for registration information.

HE UNDERGROUNDING of power along the main street of Rainbow Beach is running to schedule with the trenching and laying of conduits, and the installation of new street lights set for completion before the start of the December school holidays. Key locations along the footpaths have also been prepared ready for the installation of greenboys (access points for Energex). Councillor Mark McDonald said that until the power poles are removed by Energex, both the existing power poles and the new greenboys will be in place. “Having both the power poles and the greenboys in place will create a few squeeze points along the footpath and unfortunately this is unavoidable,” said Cr McDonald. “All the cables will be underground by the start of the Christmas school holidays, but we will still need the power to be transferred to the underground lines and the power poles removed before it can go live, and this is significant work that must be completed by Energex,” he said. “Where possible, Council will temporarily move items such as bins or benches to help relieve any squeeze points caused by the poles and greenboys but unfortunately there will be limitations on what can be done. “We are asking for the community’s patience and understanding during this time,” he said. As a general guide, wherever there is an existing power pole, a greenboy will be installed. Energex will be installing the greenboys and it is expected that all the greenboys will be installed before the Christmas school holidays. In an effort to avoid the peak tourist period, Energex will commence work in February 2020 to remove the power poles and transfer the power underground. It is expected that the works relating to

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the undergrounding of power will be completed before both the Queensland and New South Wales Easter school holidays. The undergrounding of power along the main street of Rainbow Beach is the first phase in beautifying the street. Additional streetscaping works, including improving accessibility, installing new street furniture, planting new trees and gardens, as well as installing a new street crossing, are currently being designed. Council will be inviting feedback from

Council workers getting the town ready for underground power at Rainbow Beach

the community on some of the design elements associated with this next phase of work in early-mid 2020, with construction expected to commence midlate 2020. Stay informed! Council is inviting anyone from the community who is interested in staying up-to-date on the Rainbow Beach works, to sign up to its project mailing list. You can register at



EMEMBRANCE DAY Services were held across the Nation last month where veterans from all wars were honoured.

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month is significant as that is the day the ‘Great War’ World War 1 ended. At last the guns fell silent and rejoicing for so many around the world began.

The Rainbow Beach service was presided over by Rainbow Beach RSL President Joe Casey and the Prayer was delivered by Reverend Ingrid Busk.

We would like to thank you for your ongoing support in 2019 and wish you all a healthy, wealthy, happy and safe Christmas and New Year. See you in 2020!

The recital of the poem Flanders Fields was an integral part of the day’s ceremony as it was a major battle theatre during The Great War. This poem written by Lt Colonel John McCrae, a Canadian Soldier, inspired the use of the Poppy which grew on Flanders Fields and became, and remains the enduring symbol of remembrance throughout the world. That same poppy also flowers in Turkey in early spring, as it did when the Anzacs landed in Gallipoli in 1915, The last post which signifies the end of life for the fallen now their duty is done was performed by bugler Jamie Lee Griffiths and was followed by silence. Reveille was then sounded which symbolizes the awakening of the dead to duty in a different place. Wreaths were laid in memory of the fallen by:

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Chappie Karen will speak on the work of chaplaincy in the Tin Can Bay State School. In the event of rain the carols will still go ahead in the RSL hall. Glow sticks and battery candles will be for sale and there will be lollies for the kids The event is presented by the Tin Can Bay Community Church and Pastor John Van der Heijde will give a short Christmas message. A collection will be taken to support the chaplaincy at local schools. See you there!

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N 2013, THE COOLOOLA Coast Local Ambulance Committee funded an initiative to have house numbers stencilled on driveways in Rainbow Beach since mailboxes are not used in the town. This project was undertaken as Ambulance Officers were reporting difficulties in responding to emergency callouts due to a lack of signage on houses. The numbering has worked well but time and the elements have meant that a lot of the numbers are now illegible. When an emergency call is made to triple zero (000), it is vital that the paramedics are able to respond in the shortest possible time. That means being able to identify the relevant address. It is in everyone’s best interest to have their house number clearly visible. The Gympie Regional Council will supply house numbers free of charge to residents. The numbers can be collected from the Planning Department at 29 Channon Street, Gympie opposite the police station. It would be preferable to take your rates notice with you so that your house number (not lot number) can be correctly identified. An alternative would be to purchase the numbers from a hardware store ensuring

that they are reflective (for night time visibility) or can be covered in reflective tape. As an emergency can occur at any time, it is most important that you are able to get medical assistance as quickly as possible. The committee would like to thank all those people who have supported us during the year and we wish everyone a joyful Christmas and a happy and safe New Year.

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WAS BROUGHT up in regional Queensland, spending much of my childhood at the beach, camping and enjoying nature. This, coupled with drawing and creating quirky characters, are some of my fondest memories growing up, which probably led to my alter ego Dr Suzie Starfish. I have been visiting Rainbow Beach since I was five years old and it is such a special place to me. My real name is Dr Sue Pillans. I am a marine scientist, artist, graphic recorder and children’s author/illustrator (“Authorstrator”) who specialises in creative and visual communications through my small business “Picture your ideas”. I have a PhD in Marine Science and I am

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an adjunct Research Fellow in the Centre of Biodiversity and Conservation Science at the University of Queensland. As Dr Suzie Starfish, one of my biggest joys is to visit schools, kindergartens and libraries to bring the living oceans indoors. I’m very excited about my series of ocean-science picture books, which I often illustrate at Rainbow Beach. I hope that through my stories children of all ages fall in love with and ‘sea’ the beauty in nature, so they want to look after our coasts and oceans, like our beautiful Rainbow Beach. If you would like to ‘sea’ more about Suzie’s stories and where to buy her book for Christmas go to drsuepillans. com or

Thanks Reverend Scott and good luck in Nambour


HE COOLOOLA COAST community is saying another good-bye this month to the Reverend Scott Lucas of the Cooloola Coast Wesleyan Methodist Church, who leaves us to look after the Nambour Wesleyan Methodist Church from January 2020. Scott and wife Donna first came to Gympie in August 2000 on their sixth wedding anniversary with their two young preschool-aged children, Caleb and Alex, who are now 23 and 22. Scott said: “When I arrived what I found is that it’s the people that make a place. It’s not the geography, and the whole Cooloola Coast, including Gympie, has been a great place to raise our children and be part of close communities and wonderful people. “I have learnt that people of all ages need somewhere to belong. We long to be loved and valued and my hope

for our Church at Cooloola Wesleyan Methodist is that we are that place. “So many times, new people or visitors have come and said, ‘It feels like a family and I am so comfortable here.’ And that’s what we all want – a family to belong to where we are loved and valued.” Rev Gary McClintock will take Cooloola Wesleyan back into the fold and the Church will function as normal. Scott said: “There is a sadness, as we will miss our Church families here at Cooloola and in Gympie, but it’s exciting as well. Our sons are adults and making their way in the world now. “Thank you to our local Cooloola Coast community for having us. It’s been a pleasure to serve here and we will miss you.”

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Reverend Scott Lucas with wife Donna, and sons Caleb and Alex at Scotts Official Ordination

Farewell Reverend Ingrid from all at the Cooloola Coast


FTER TWO-AND-A-HALF years, my time in the Cooloola Coast region as part-time Anglican Community priest came to a sad but beautiful farewell last month. Rainbow Beach reflects the beauty of not only the natural surroundings, but of the people who live in the region and also the many visitors who are attracted to come and relax. Over my short time ministering here, I have encountered the various aspects of being a priest. We have farewelled many who no longer are able to stay in their own homes and have moved away to be closer to families. I have officiated at funerals, a wedding and a baptism, offered prayers at the Rainbow ANZAC Day, Vietnam Day and Remembrance Day services, as well as the Sunday worship services. The Good Shepherd Church celebrated 25 years in 2018. Being part of the ‘What’s New In the Zoo’, the Christmas Festival, World Day of Prayer and the Lantern Festival are a few of the memorable times I carry with me back to my home in Maleny. My prayer for this beautiful region is for the friendly, hospitable and caring people who live in the Cooloola Coast area to be richly blessed as they themselves bless others. I also pray for a much needed medical centre to be established. I have left a little part of myself with you, because of the moments we have shared. The fun, sad, happy, celebratory and worship. In turn I carry a little of the

Reverend Ingrid Busk offering prayers at the 2019 Remembrance Day Service in Rainbow Beach

Cooloola Coast within me. Until we meet again, farewell my friends and may you and your region continue to grow in love for each other and for the environment. The privilege has been mine.



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Rainbow Beach Police Beat by Senior Constable Michael Brantz


ERTAIN EVENTS at the beginning of November saw me mulling over the concept of luck. The word luck is thought to have Dutch origins with the word coming from ‘luc’ - a shortening of the old Dutch word ‘gheluc’ – meaning happiness or fortune. If you think about it there are numerous phrases which are used by people every day referring to luck, good or bad. ‘Touch wood’ is one such phrase and I’m sure you’ve all heard this expression. It’s commonly blurted out by someone after they’ve made a bold statement relating to some good luck they’ve had in the past - or hope to have in the future. The statement is then followed by a desperate search for some wooden item to touch, to avoid this ‘good luck’ turning ‘bad’. I said “touch wood” during a recent conversation with my offsider Mick. We were happily discussing an apparent reduction in the number of times we’d been ‘called out’ to attend urgent jobs while off duty. You can probably see where this is going… Yep, despite touching plenty of wood (a table, a chair, my head), about an hour later my phone rang and I was off chasing a drunken idiot who was running amok in Rainbow. This bloke was pretty lucky because despite trying to fight numerous people

Are you feeling lucky? around town (including yours truly) and not having the size or skills to back it up - he ended up back in his hometown of Gympie without a scratch. He did however, collect an expensive souvenir of his trip to the coast in the form of an $800 Public Nuisance ticket. Another phrase you’ve probably heard is, ‘Luck of the Irish’. Turns out this might not apply to all Irishmen – particularly the one we encountered last month. While this little bloke had been quite lucky - regularly drink driving around town without being caught - his luck was about to run out. Maybe he forgot to ‘touch wood’, or (more likely) he

simply upset the wrong person, because we were made aware of his antics and got him drink driving in the middle of town. After issuing him with the relevant paperwork (including a notice immediately suspending his driver’s licence), we sent him on his way. The Irishman obviously still felt lucky, because he walked straight from the Rainbow Beach Police Beat to his car and tried to drive home – talk about ‘pushing your luck’. Mick quickly showed him the error of his ways and word is that he now feels ‘down on his luck’ and wants to leave town.

If a crime is happening now, a life is threatened, or the offender is still in the area, call Triple Zero (000). Otherwise think Policelink 131 444.

Still on the subject (of luck), I was recently made aware of a social media post asserting that an element of ‘luck’ was required to get in contact with the local police. Some of the comments I read seemed to suggest it would be easier to ‘find a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow’ than to make contact with the Rainbow Beach Police. I may be exaggerating a tad, but the gist of the thread was ‘frustration’, so hopefully I can help you out. If a crime is happening now, a life is threatened, or the offender is still in the area, call Triple Zero (000). Otherwise think Policelink 131 444. Policelink is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and they will take your complaint and detail the job to us. You can also register certain complaints online - like complaints about noisy parties (it’s an easy process). Or, try calling us directly at the police beat on our office number, which is 5480 1744 – which we’ll answer if we’re there. Whatever method you use, if you take the time to make the call we will attend to your complaint. If we’re not working and it’s urgent, we will be called out and attend straight away, if it’s not urgent we will come and see you the next time we’re working – no luck required…



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Keep your eyes open for the highly coloured posters set up around town hoping to entice you to our most enjoyable evenings. We look forward to welcoming all who love music to these evenings. For further information call Pam on 0427 180 649 or email: kcisf327@gmail. com Don’t forget the last Thursday of each month. Next session will be: March, April, May 2020.

Music is such a good interest to have, either playing for one’s own Ÿ enjoyment Screensor just listening to music in a passive way. We Ÿ Shutters would highly recommend following all the different musical events which are set up Ÿ Awnings in this area. Surprises are always a joy to hear and to experience and we have surprises every time we have a goodly number of musicians together to give us a sample of their favourite pieces.

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Servicing Cooloola Coast, Wide Bay and Fraser Coast via Gympie and now Maryborough. Call or visit today! 16 Reef Street, Gympie (next to IGA) Call 07 5481 2846 77 Adelaide Street, Maryborough Call 07 4121 7070 14 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – December 2019

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Mating scars on the one of the Grey Nurse Sharks at Wolf Rock


Mating Season at Wolf Rock

F YOU SEE A Grey Nurse Shark (GNS) at Wolf Rock throughout the year the chances are that it is a female. That is because Wolf Rock is the only known site in Queensland where pregnant GNS aggregate. However, between the months of October and December the Male GNS arrive for mating season and the encounters can be up close and personal! The boys are very active and regularly come up to our divers to see if we are potential breeding partners! Thankfully for our divers we are not the sharks cup of tea as the pre-mating courtship is a violent and brutal act. The boys will follow a girl for a short period before attempting to latch on, they don’t have hands, so they use their mouths

to bite the pectoral fin of the female shark before finally mating. The female Sharks are often not interested and violently let the potential suitor aware of this fact with an equally aggressive retaliatory series of bites. We have witnessed this spectacular behaviour on a couple of occasions and it really is a sight to behold: two three metre Sharks weighing upwards of 200kg biting each other in a whirlwind of mayhem! This behaviour must be going on a lot during this period as all the GNS on the site are covered in deep mating wounds. The importance of Wolf Rock to the survival of the critically endangered GNS species is unprecedented and is the reason it was made a Green Zone.

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Rainbow Beach P&C thanks all volunteers and businesses

AINBOW BEACH STATE School P&C held a special certificate presentation and refreshments at parade last month to recognise the wonderful support from the businesses and volunteers of our Rainbow community.

Jed Elmer (P&C President) spoke to the students and attendees about the ‘good deeds’ the community had undertaken over the 2019 school year. They included; donations, baking cakes, preparing food, staffing the BBQ and other stalls,

Outgoing President Kirstie Jordison with Belinda Edwards who has given invaluable support this year to the school and the P&C

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administrative duties, and providing free or heavily discounted products for events. Year 1 student James Fitzgerald even sold his artwork to raise funds! “The volunteers and businesses have contributed so much energy into supporting the P&C, asking for nothing in return, and that deserves recognition and gratitude. We wouldn’t be able to operate the events to raise funds for the students without them,” Jed Elmer said. This year, funds raised have contributed to school camps, student transport and school equipment. Special acknowledgement and heartfelt gratitude was given to Kirstie-Jordison for her outstanding service in her role as President and Vice-President over the last four years, who will be stepping down at

New President Jed Elmer with Leanne Bosse who has been a great help to the school and P&C, and has been running the breakfast club for the kids

the end of the school year. BJ Parton who managed the tuckshop every week for many years has also stepped down. The P&C are overwhelmingly grateful for her support and the students will miss her! If you are interested in supporting the young people of our community, or have any ideas to contribute, you are most welcome at the monthly meetings. There will also be a Vice-President position available for 2020. Keep track by following the P&C Facebook page, or contact the school office: 5486 9333.

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IN CAN BAY Meals on Wheels has a new committee and is wanting new clients from Rainbow Beach! A recent changing of the guard at the Tin Can Bay Meals on Wheels saw a new committee elected bringing with them new ideas and enthusiasm. The new committee comprises President – Robyn Saul, Vice President – Vic Saul, Secretary – Jen Ladynski, Assistant Secretary – Di Warren, Treasurer – Julie Collins and Assistant Treasurer – Julie Thorne. Already this new committee has quadrupled the number of previous clients with the production and delivery of a flyer promoting their service delivered into Rainbow Beach, Cooloola Cove and Tin Can Bay. Meals are cooked on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in our Council-approved kitchen and are delivered to Tin Can Bay and Cooloola Cove on those days and to Rainbow Beach on Mondays and Fridays – if demand grows – so will the service. Frozen meals can also be provided and delivered

for the days when we do not cook. A three-course meal will cost you $12.50 delivered to your door, but if you do not want all three courses this can be adjusted and pricing altered accordingly. This service is for anyone, regardless of income, age or medical condition. You do not need approval from anyone to make use of our service. If you or a family member think they could take advantage of our service simply phone 0427 701 922 and a friendly committee member will visit and discuss your requirements ...we are just a phone call away. The down side to all the good news, however, is that we are in need of delivery personnel and kitchen hands. If you are wanting to give back to your community by way of volunteering and have a happy disposition and are a team player we would love to hear from you! We are particularly keen to have newstart participants and those who are in possession of a Safe Food Handling Certificate.

HERE’S NOTHING better as a kid than being outside and getting dirty, so the Friends of the Cooloola Foreshore kindy kids nature morning had nothing but smiles all round. Little eco warriors from the Kids Bizz Early Education Centre and local Gympie District Family Daycare providers came together to explore the Tin Can Bay foreshore reserve. Led by Jess Milne on a discovery of natural wonders, beauties were admired and beasties were hunted down. A short stroll took the kids on a journey past various types of plants that flower, seed, creep, climb, smell and host other critters.

Little eco warriors revegetate and explore the Tin Can Bay foreshore reserve

After a brief instruction it was time to get down and dirty by helping revegetate a bare area with some plants that will be able to be monitored as they grow over the years. Everyone also got to see how water crystals expand before adding some to the planting hole to help hydrate during the dry days. Both kids and carers took away new knowledge, and walking the foreshore bushland will never look the same again.

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Thanks all-around from the Tin Can Bay RSL Christine Carroll, Secretary


The Remembrance Service held at the TCB RSL Sub Branch with G. Braganza, Deputy President; Councillor Mark McDonald; Pastor John Van Der Heidjke

HIS YEAR HAS gone by so quickly and now it is nearly Christmas and New Year is not so far away. Firstly, I would like to include a big thank you from one of our members whose camera evidence was used after the accident at Bayside and Tin Can Bay Rd on November 11, 2019. He and the local police would like to thank the staff from the Army (Royal Military College Duntroon) who were in the area conducting final assessment of our future leaders. The staff were first on the scene and took charge of the accident until emergency services arrived. The professionalism of the medical team and the officers at the scene in managing the traffic and crowd during the incident are a credit to their training and leaves the community in no doubt as to the professionalism of our Military Forces. Thank you to the Cadre staff and their professional and highly trained staff for being on location. This incident was on Remembrance Day and the Sub Branch would like to thank all those who were present at the service, including members of RMC Duntroon who also attended. It was good to see such a local turnout. At the Sub Branch we had a good, if not busy month with Melbourne Cup Day quite successful but a disappointment for some with the protest on

the cup. Well, we will try again next year, hope you picked a winner and had a good time. Our Veteran and Community morning teas have been going well and the next one on December 10 is our last for the year and is Christmas themed, so get your tinsel on and come along, starts at 10am again with Laurence performing. On Saturday December 7 we will be having our Christmas Dance, $5 entry with proceeds going to charity. Mike and friends will be performing so come along and enjoy. We will be cooking hamburgers, so you can have dinner before you start. On Saturday December 21, the Christmas Raffle will be drawn, again we have Karaoke Keith performing for the afternoon, some snacks on offer and hopefully you will get lucky with a raffle. With Christmas Day being on a Wednesday, the bar will not be open, and not on Boxing Day either. Our BBQs will be on all the way through December, but nothing will beat the November 10, when we had the Army come through while they were conducting their open day. Kept us busy but we managed and had a very successful day. On that note, I and the other committee members would like to thank all who have supported the Sub Branch over the past year and we hope you all have a great Christmas and an even better new year.

City Farm plant of the month


AVETTA AUSTRALIENSIS is a shrub occurring in dry rainforest along the Queensland coast and into northern New South Wales. It is often called the ‘butterfly bush’ because it attracts butterflies, including the Richmond Birdwing butterfly, but it is appealing also to other beneficial insects and honeyeaters. Clusters of white, perfumed flowers that grow in abundance from spring into summer are Pavetta’s main attraction. (Pavetta is from the same family as the gardenia - Rubiaceae). Hard, round berries follow the flowers.

This is a hardy shrub which will tolerate most soils, does prefer some shade - it is often an understorey plant in its natural environment - and can be pruned to shape. As with most plants in our environment, mulching is recommended, or it may suffer in prolonged dry periods. This attractive, aromatic, insect- and bird-attracting shrub will suit any garden and should be more widely known. City Farm, opposite the Community Centre, on Tin Can Bay Road, is open to the public for plant sales on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8am-

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3pm, 07 5486 2304., Please note: • Cooloola City Farm will be closed from Wednesday December 18 until Tuesday January 7, 2020. • A decision has been made to open City Farm year round on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only. • We are a cash-only organisation. The ‘Butterfly Bush’ is found in dry rainforest photo by Caroline Taylor

Contact us today for all your property needs: Rainbow Beach Sales : Dee and Andy White on 0411 093 389 Cooloola Cove/Tin Can Bay Sales : Janet Stadegaard on 0403 586 453 Holiday Letting : Katie Winzar on 5486 3411 Permanent Rentals : Kim McIlroy on 5486 3411 and Debra Mason 0409 764 879 Drop in and see us at Shop 2/8 Rainbow Beach Road, Rainbow Beach or Shop 4/46 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Cooloola Cove (Woolworths complex) Online:

12 Cypress Avenue, Rainbow Beach Ÿ Approx 750 metres to patrolled surf beach. 690m2 block Ÿ Outdoor entertaining - large rear deck overlooking the swimming pool Ÿ Two-way bathroom incorporates a full size bath tub and separate toilet 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, pool AUCTION – 14 DECEMBER 2019 @ 11AM

OFFICE AT COOLOOLA COVE We also have an office at Shop 4/46 Queen Elizabeth Drive in Cooloola Cove. Our residen al sales specialist, Janet Stadegaard is ready to help you with buying or selling. You can count on Janet to get the results that you require, so let Janet do the work for you. Contact Janet on 0403 586 453 RENTALS WANTED. Our new Property Manager, Debra Mason, comes to us with over a decade’s experience in property management locally. Her knowledge and unrivalled work ethic ensure that every client obtains the maximum possible return on their investment property. Contact Debra on 0409 764 879.

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If we don’t make some time for our self-care regime we will burn out!


There are many little things you can do to make a positive impact on your general wellness. Daily meditation, walks on the beach, spending time in nature and long bath soaks to name a few.

HEN TRAVELLING by plane, in an emergency, we are taught to always put on our own oxygen mask before helping others. It is instinct to help our children or loved ones, but we also know if we did that we would run out of oxygen and not be any help to anyone. It’s the very same concept with our physical and mental wellness. If we don’t look after ourselves first, we cannot be the very best version of ourselves and care and nurture others. Today, we are overloaded by life more than ever and are getting busier, have higher expectations of ourselves

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Cooloola Coast Probus to host a combined Christmas Lunch


S USUAL, Cooloola Coast Probus Club members have been out and about enjoying the fun, friendship and fellowship that our club affords. The highlight for November was of course attending the Cooloola Coast Bowls Club Melbourne Cup Lunch, a much-loved and annual event for our members. The ladies fashions were superb, as were the wide variety of hats and fascinators, and awards were handed out to the best dressed, best hat, best dressed gent, etc. M.C. Jill really kept things moving with the entertainment - the ukulele group, the Op Shop Fashion Parade, fun and jokes for everyone. The ladies in the kitchen excelled themselves and the service was very prompt. A few of our members won their (small) fortune on the sweeps but

unfortunately we missed out on raffles. However, all in all it was a great day absolutely enjoyed from start to finish by our members. We vowed and declared to line up again for next year’s event! We will finish the year hosting the Combined Christmas Lunch when we will be joined by Gympie, Gympie-Widgee and Maryborough Combined Probus Clubs. Plans are well in hand for great food, entertainment and of course, Santa. We meet at the Sandcastle Motel on the second Monday of each month at 2pm. For further information please contact Jo on 0428 762 572 or Kaye on 0421 648 129. Cooloola Coast Probus Club members wish everyone in the Cooloola Coast area a very happy Christmas and best wishes for a wonderful year ahead in 2020.

The Probus Melbourne Cup Lunch even had a special guest when ‘Michelle Payne’ made her entrance (alias Jill), pictured here with the fashion parade models

Christmas message from the Tin Can Bay Community and Men’s Shed M ERRY CHRISTMAS from ‘The Shed’ to the local businesses and individuals who have kindly supported and donated to us through 2019. It has been a difficult year, but all the hard work by the team has got us very close to completing the shed. An important part of The Shed’s fundraising is our efforts for the ‘container for change’ program. Your support would be greatly appreciated by dropping off bagged eligible containers at the front of the shed (near the sign). One of the planned wooden projects for the Tin Can Bay Community and Men’s Shed

As The Shed approaches being operational, additional management positions are being sought. An assistant treasurer to provide treasurer/bookkeeping support in the new year; and the position of Welfare Officer (asap), such that The Shed’s planning for men’s health and wellbeing programs can be prepared ready for operating. For details regarding these positions please call Paul Boulton on 0437 007 911 or Graham Langdown on 0433 062 906. The Shed’s next General Meeting is on Saturday December 14 at 9am at The Shed. All welcome. Contact Bryan Phillips on 0420 299 651 for general shed matters.

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Tin Can Bay QCWA branch has success at the State Conference

News from Tin Can Bay Quilting Club


UR STATE CONFERENCE held at the Brolga Theatre in Maryborough was a great success. There were over 350 delegates at the conference, which was held over four days, including an Expo which was open to the public. State competitions were judged and Tin Can Bay branch received two highly recommended - Bev for her rug and Wendy for her beekeeper. On behalf of the Tin Can Bay branch, our president, Wendy, forwarded our donation for the Public Rural Crisis Fund to State President, Christine. A cooking demonstration was held at our branch hosted by Country Kitchen, which is a program administered by QCWA, where we had an attendance of 14. The demonstration was to introduce healthy eating. Sessions next year will be open to the public where everyone is welcome. Important dates for December are Craft on the first Wednesday of each month at 10am and Hoy on the third Wednesday of each month at 10am - $7 entry. For the photography competition, categories are available for 2020, please contact Lorraine on 5486 2226 and all entries to be received by March 9. Cottage Convener enquiries 0490 670 518 and all other QCWA enquiries contact Dawn 0434 518 836. Merry Christmas and a safe and happy 2020 everyone!

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NDING THE YEAR with a two day watercolour workshop was such a wonderful experience for members, putting the cherry on top of a great year of art, and many expectations of things to come for the new year! Our group meets at the Tuncunba Hall, 20 Gympie Rd, Tin Can Bay, every second Monday 12.30-2.30pm for life drawing and every Tuesday from 9am for drawing and painting. Enquiries to Kerri on 0438 803 990. May this Christmas bring you much joy and happiness, and may your new year be merry and bright. Thanks to all for making this a great community!

Members being given the “how to” of watercolour L-R: Rae Donnell, Susan Riddett, Lee Bubb, Kay Muir, Lies Donovan and artist Mary Argall, centre

Leonie from the Tin Can Bay Quilting Club with her dazzling table runner

Coordinator from the Country Kitchen, Alex, held a healthy eating demonstration at the QCWA Tin Can Bay Branch

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”... Pablo Picasso


HIS MONTH HAS been a month of decisions, Christmas party plans, 2020 dates to recommence after Christmas break, projects for next year and bus trips to be taken. Jacque and Barbara are at the helm teaching folded Christmas stars, with all ladies completing the stars with much fun and shenanigans. Also, the showing of lovely placemats and bright table runners as well as a bright bag. Some of our ladies who have never quilted before are completing lovely items to be proud off, with a little guidance from friends This month we had the army at the Community Complex, much to our delight. We are always looking for new members, we are a friendly group. There is always someone to help you, friendships are easily made and visitors are welcome. We meet on Tuesdays at 9am at The Community Complex, corner Tin Can Bay Rd and Cooloola turn off. Please contact Leonie Potts 0432 098 454.

All monies raised will support those affected by fires and the School P & C.

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The Rainbow Beach Community Christmas Spectacular!

The Rainbow Beach Community Centre In conjunction with Freedom and Dingos Backpackers proudly bring you

WHERE: RB Community Hall and on The Green WHEN: Sunday December 15, from 3pm until 7pm. Ÿ Live music performers

Slip and Slide Ÿ Licensed bar Market stalls Ÿ Delicious foods and beverages and . . .


Come along & enjoy this community event for all ages.

Thanks to Rainbow Beach Helicopters and the Rainbow Beach Sports Club.

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Nothing more to do just come and enjoy yourself Call Big Al now for a chat to arrange your tour today!

Phone: 0448 466 533 Check out our website and Facebook page for more tour info: Watch Fishing Australia TV to see more! December 2019 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 27

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Dolphin Transport is available for medical appointments REPORT Norma Sanderson


HERE ARE STILL a lot of visitors taking advantage of four or five dolphins each day. We haven’t had the best weather conditions for November, but the dolphins don’t seem to mind howling winds or rough water. Harmony has been still causing havoc with Patch. Patch, of course, doesn’t like confrontation, therefore steers clear. He sometimes waits near the boat ramp until Harmony returns out into the bay. This is not good for Patch as he could be hit by a boat near the ramp. Unfortunately we still get people standing on the boat ramp or pontoon trying to encourage the dolphins closer. These people are self-centred and are only thinking of themselves not about rules or the plight of the dolphins. I am amazed that people do not read the signs which are in full view about standing on the ramp and pontoon. These notices are placed by the Dept of Harbours and Marine and should be adhered to. Only those people boarding boats should be there. Don’t forget if you are locals, you can enter the Dolphin Centre for free, just pay for feeding if you wish to do so. Come on in and bring your visiting friends and relatives. See you there.


T’S EASY TO overlook the fact that our community is constantly changing as people move out of and into the area. But to my amazement, Cooloola Coast Medical Transport is news, even to locals who have been here for several years. What we do is simple: We take clients to and from non-urgent scheduled medical appointments, anywhere between Brisbane and Hervey Bay. We pick clients up from their home in Rainbow Beach, Cooloola Cove, Tin Can Bay and surrounds, take them to their appointments, wait in the general area and when they are finished, they call us and we pick them up and take them safely home. What will it cost: Our charges are modest and cover the administrative costs of providing the service. We are a non-profit organisation. All our staff and drivers are volunteers and their time is free of charge. Call the office on 5486 2488 to get a price for your needs. Can I get financial assistance: A Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme (PTSS) is available, which our clients can apply for to offset costs; certain conditions apply, so check with your GP.

What if I am facing extended treatments: We have recently implemented our own subsidised pricing for those clients facing extended repeat visits, such as cancer and dialysis, and if your need is in that category just drop into the office to see what we can do to help. And if a client has a carer or family member who needs to travel with them, this is welcomed. If you wish to have a chat about your particular needs you can call in to our

CC resident Paul Hudson arriving safely for his appointment at Gympie Hospital with the support of one of our caring drivers, Warren Morriss

office at 25 Bream St, Tin Can Bay, Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 12.30pm. We will be closed from December 13 through to January 6, allowing our volunteers time with their families and friends and we wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS and most importantly – a safe one.

From the Rainbow Beach Pharmacy family to yours ...we wish the local and wider community a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and thank you to all our customers far and wide. We have extended our Christmas trading hours. Please check out our Rainbow Beach Pharmacy Facebook Page for details and deals!

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Out and About Rochelle Hunter

Formals Congratulations to Rochelle Hunter who recently graduated form Gympie State High School.

James Worthington

Rochelle was Vice Captain at Rainbow Beach school in 2014! She wants to study psychology or law after a gap year.

Congratulations to local Rainbow Beach student James Worthington, who recently graduated from St Pats and has been offered a Bachelor of Sports Media Degree from Charles Sturt University.

Te Ranginui Kelly

Te Ranginui lives at Cooloola Cove and graduated from Victory Christian College. He attended the Rainbow Beach State Primary School and plans to be a mechanic.

James was honoured at the St Pats speech night with the Long Tan award for Leadership and Community Service and also the Brisbane Catholic Education Spirit of Sport Award.

She also played Futsal for Queensland! Congratulations Rochelle!

Congratulations Rochelle on your graduation from GSHS

Congratulations to Te Ranginui Kelly.

Well done Te Ranginui!

Congratulations James - pictured at his Grade 12 formal with Lily Steel

Congratulations Te Ranginui on graduating Victory College!


Melbourne Cup

Andrea Hayes, Kylie Betteridge, Madison Betteridge, Jasmin Betteridge, Tina Goodwin having a ball!

Melissa has the winning smile at this years Melbourne Cup

Scott and Heather won big on the local horse Vow and Declare

Murray and Glenda ... looking sharp

Above: Rainbow Beach Helicopters Owners Glen and Diana Cruickshank Left: Jan with her submission, Bill n Lizzie - the bidding favourtie

Loving the day at the RB Sports Club were Gail Ballenden with Leonie Guerin

Above: Taking out the hotly contested Fashions of the Field was Trish Mills

Right: Trying to find out his bullriding tips are Sue Fitzgerald, Scott, Darryl and with Zac McCarthy

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PHONE: PHONE: 0428 0428 353 353 164 164

Dave Dave Elder Elder -- The The Boss Boss

Carolyn Carolyn Elder Elder -- The The Boss’s Boss’s Wife Wife

14 14 Years Years in in Rainbow Rainbow Beach Beach –– Dave Dave took took the the chance chance to to move move to to Rainbow after knocking back a job offer in mining. The sea Rainbow after knocking back a job offer in mining. The sea change change took took his his fancy fancy after after growing growing up up in in Western Western Qld, Qld, he he worked for RBAC for 8 years before going out on his own with worked for RBAC for 8 years before going out on his own with Carolyn. Dave is our Head Mechanic, Recovery Expert and Carolyn. Dave is our Head Mechanic, Recovery Expert and Diagnostic Diagnostic extraordinaire, extraordinaire, Dave Dave also also is is the the man man to to see see when when you need a roadworthy or pre purchase inspection, always you need a roadworthy or pre purchase inspection, always making sure a vehicle is safe to be on our roads. making sure a vehicle is safe to be on our roads.

Mike Manager Mike Howell Howell -- Workshop Workshop Manager

Mike Mike recently recently moved moved to to Rainbow Rainbow Beach Beach after after aa trip trip around Australia, deciding Rainbow Beach around Australia, deciding Rainbow Beach was was where where he he wanted wanted to to be. be. After After working working with with Toyota Toyota and the mines for many years, he comes to us as and the mines for many years, he comes to us as our our Toyota Toyota expert expert and and can can work work on on anything anything from from the older models to the newest or smallest to the older models to the newest or smallest to the the biggest including our tilt trays. biggest including our tilt trays.

James James Morgan Morgan -- Mechanic Mechanic

Moving Moving to to Rainbow Rainbow Beach Beach after after meeting meeting Dave Dave 88 years ago, Carolyn has experience years ago, Carolyn has experience in in business management & & finance finance and and business management oversees all all administration administration needs needs for for the the oversees company. When she is not looking after the company. When she is not looking after the needs of of her her and and Dave’ Dave’ss 44 children children she she is is needs focussed on on maintaining maintaining aa high high level level of of focussed customer service and solutions. customer service and solutions.

Tessa & Administration Manager Tessa Skoglund Skoglund -- Marketing Marketing & Administration Manager

Canadian Tessa Moved to Rainbow Beach after Canadian Tessa Moved to Rainbow Beach after finding finding love love with with aa local local tour tour guide, guide, Tessa Tessa brings brings with her a degree in marketing and many years with her a degree in marketing and many years of of experience in customer relations. She loves sharing experience in customer relations. She loves sharing her her passion passion for for exploring exploring Fraser Fraser Island Island and and surfing surfing up at Double Island with customers who love up at Double Island with customers who love the local advice. the local advice.


Settling down in Poona Settling Settling down down in in Poona Poona after escaping the after after escaping escaping the the Brisbane rat race where Brisbane Brisbane rat rat race race where where he owned his own mobile he he owned owned his his own own mobile mobile mechanics business, mechanics business, business, mechanics James James is is our our servicing servicing James is our servicing and general and general general maintenance maintenance and maintenance expert expert who who can can work work on on expert who can work on all all vehicles vehicles from from 4wd’ 4wd’sss to to all vehicles from 4wd’ to small small vehicles. vehicles. small vehicles.

Sallie Sallie Knowles Knowles

Customer Customer Service Service -- Rainbow Rainbow Beach Beach Service Service Centre Centre

We are lucky to have We We are are lucky lucky to to have have Sallie’ Sallie’sss sunny sunny disposition disposition Sallie’ sunny disposition in the workshop o�ce, in in the the workshop workshop o�ce, o�ce, always willing to lend aa always always willing willing to to lend lend a hand or drop customers hand or or drop drop customers customers hand back back to to their their homes homes or or back to their homes or accommodation she will accommodation she accommodation she will will always greet you with a always always greet greet you you with with aa smile. smile. smile.

Simon Simon Crumblin Crumblin –– 4x4 4x4 Hire Hire Maintenance Maintenance Mechanic Mechanic

Simon comes to us with a Simon Simon comes comes to to us us with with aa world of knowledge after many world world of of knowledge knowledge after after many many years working on oil rigs and years years working working on on oil oil rigs rigs and and formerly the owner of his own formerly formerly the the owner owner of of his his own own mechanical workshop in mechanical mechanical workshop workshop in in Hervey Hervey Bay. Bay. Simon Simon maintains maintains Hervey Bay. Simon maintains our 4wd hire our 4wd 4wd hire hire vehicles vehicles to to aaa high high our vehicles to high standard standard and and also also assists assists with with standard and also assists with the the over over flow flow of of general general the over flow of general mechanical from the workshop. mechanical from mechanical from the the workshop. workshop.

Shenae Shenae O’Brien O’Brien Customer Service Rainbow 4x4 Hire Customer Service - Rainbow Beach Beach 4x4 Hire

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Book Book in in now now to to receive receive our our everyday everyday locals locals discount and go in the draw to win $100 fuel voucher! discount and go in the draw to win $100 fuel discount and go in the draw to win $100 fuel voucher! voucher!

Spend Spend over over $200 $200 at at our our workshop workshop and you automatically get entered and you automatically get entered into the rafe to win a $100 fuel into the rafe to win a $100 fuel voucher. One drawn each month. voucher. One drawn each month. Last Last Month’s Month’s Winner: Winner:

Zaneta Zaneta Fitzgerald Fitzgerald

With tourism and vehicle hire With tourism and hire With tourism and vehicle vehicle industry experience and aahire love industry experience and love industry experience and ahas love of the beach and surfing of the beach and surfing has of the beach and surfing has helped Shenae to understand helped Shenae to understand helped Shenae todriving understand tides and beach times tides and beach driving times tides and beach driving times like a pro. Shenae fits right in to like a pro. Shenae fits right in like a pro. Shenae fits right in to to our team helping tourists and our team helping tourists and our team helping tourists and locals locals explore explore Rainbow Rainbow Beach Beach locals explore Rainbow Beach and Fraser Island and Fraser Fraser Island Island with with our our fleet fleet and with our fleet of of 4wd 4wd or or road road vehicles vehicles for for hire. hire. of 4wd or road vehicles for hire.

Jonty Jonty Rushton Rushton –– Apprentice Apprentice Mechanic Mechanic

Jonty is an experienced Jonty Jonty is is an an experienced experienced agricultural mechanic who is agricultural agricultural mechanic mechanic who who is is now taking the opportunity now taking taking the the opportunity opportunity to to now to cross cross over over into into being being aaa light light cross over into being light vehicle vehicle mechanic. mechanic. His His experience experience vehicle mechanic. His experience on on larger larger diesel diesel vehicles vehicles means means on larger diesel vehicles means he he can can diversify diversify into into the the he can diversify into the maintenance maintenance on on our our trucks trucks but but maintenance on our trucks but also confidently attend to also confidently attend to also confidently attend to customers vehicles at any time. customers customers vehicles vehicles at at any any time. time.

Scott Scott Malone Malone Tilt Tray Operator – Fraser Island Towing Tilt Tray Operator – Fraser Island Towing

Scott is an experienced recovery Scott is an recovery Scott iswith an experienced experienced recovery expert expert with with many many years’ years’ experience experience expert many years’ experience and training with the Australian and training with the Australian and training with the Australian Army. Scott is passionate about Army. Scott about Army. Scott is is passionate passionate about our environment and loves filling our environment and loves filling our environment and loves filling the tilt tray up with rubbish as he the tilt tray up with rubbish as the tilt tray up with rubbish as he he travels the beach back to base at travels the beach back to base at travels the beach back to base at Eurong. Providing quality 4wd tilt Eurong. Providing quality 4wd tilt Eurong. Providing quality 4wd tilt tray towing on Fraser Island is tray towing on Island tray towing on Fraser Fraser Island is is mixing business with pleasure mixing business business with with pleasure pleasure for for mixing for Scott. Scott. Scott.

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2wd 2wd & & 4wd 4wd towing towing RWC’s RWC’s Spare Spare parts parts Batteries Batteries Vehicle Vehicle hire hire

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Thanks for a fantastic year Tin Can Bay staff, students and parents! Years 7-10 Tin Can Bay School Leadership Camp In Term 4, students in Years 7-10 who want to take on leadership opportunities in the future, were invited to attend the Tin Can Bay School Leadership Camp at Wappa Falls, Yandina. Activities included the giant swing, Jacob’s ladder, mid ropes, abseiling and many more. We had great instructors who helped us through the best activities ever experienced. The camp taught us many key points about being a terrific leader such as teamwork, cooperation and communication. The chefs gifted us with wonderful food and great service. We were also involved in helping with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overall, the camp was a great experience and we would take the opportunity to return. Written by; Blake Hale, Josh Cheyne and Rakeen Masri

The Army is in town! Students were excited as Personnel from the Royal College of Duntroon, Canberra, Army infiltrated Tin Can Bay School to talk with students from Prep to Year 10. They discussed with students their roles, responsibilities, experiences and opportunities, so students could gain a better understanding of what they do and why.

Questions came thick and fast about what they are doing in Tin Can Bay at the moment, uniforms, vehicles, weapons, camouflaging, jobs, even the food they eat when on exercises! For more photos, have a look at the school Facebook page!

My trip to the State Trials On the 15th and 16th of August, I was in Brisbane for the Queensland State Track and Field Trials as part of the Wide Bay school team. It was held at the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre, a track where many well-known athletes have performed. I competed in the 100m sprint, 200m sprint, long jump and the 400m circular relay. I ran my personal best times in my two sprints, with the times of 14.23sec in the 100m and 29.66sec in the 200m. I felt very proud while running in my events as not many people get to have the opportunity to do what I have done. The highlight of my trip was definitely the circular relay, made up of four students from different schools in the Wide Bay region, as I have never competed in one before, so it was a new experience. I hope that I can go back to the State Trials next year and do even better. By Anjelica Geurts From all at Tin Can Bay School, we wish you a very merry and safe Christmas and a wonderful 2020! See you all then.

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Above: Students enjoyed a visit from the personnel from the Royal College of Duntroon in Canberra Right: Years 7-10 Leadership Camp at Wappa Falls, Yandina Below: Anjie with her award from the Queensland State Track and Field Trials


Rainbow Beach State School news

Dan Stanieg, Principal


E WOULD LIKE to share some exciting news for our school. The Queensland Government has announced a new pilot program called KindyLinQ. We are thrilled to have been chosen as a pilot site for the KindyLinQ program, as our community values early childhood education and the critical role families play in nurturing children’s early learning and development. Our KindyLinQ program will provide a safe, supported space for families in our local community to come together with their children to play and learn. We want to give all children a great start by helping develop their skills as a confident learner. The play-based nature of KindyLinQ is perfect for young children. It enables them to explore, create, socialise and participate in different experiences. Families with three-year-olds will be welcome to register for KindyLinQ. The program will be available for six hours a week across two or three days. Importantly, KindyLinQ is free for families. It is supported by the State Government through the Department of Education. The school has been funded for a teacher and a community liaison officer to support this program. I am currently working through the logistics of staffing KindylinQ. There will always be press, both positive and negative, about new initiatives from governments, but in the end it is a great opportunity for our young children and parents to engage in the ‘play and learn’ nature of this program, when Rainbow Beach doesn’t necessarily offer other smiliar opportunities.

Mic Powers who with wife Marissa, have been a huge support to the School and P & C in 2019 was thanked by Jed Elmer

For any further information please contact the school.

Parent/teacher information sessions In my opinion, parent and teacher information sessions are one of the most important meetings that occur throughout the year. During this session, you have the opportunity to discuss your child’s academic, social and emotional

President of the School P & C Jed Elmer congratulating Tessia’s and James Fitzgerald. James sold his own drawings to raise money for the schools P&C

development after one year’s instruction from the teacher. It is important that these conversations are open and honest, so everyone is on the same page for our children’s development. I encourage you to take the time to sit with your child’s teacher to engage in this process.

2020 Over the next four weeks, I will be planning how 2020 will look both

strategically and operationally. This planning will be undertaken using indicative student numbers for 2020 and as always, final plans will be in place after Day 8 of 2020. State schools are resourced according to the number of students enrolled at the school on Day 8 and class compositions are heavily influenced by these numbers. Thank you for your continued support and wishing you all a safe and happy Christmas and new year.

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

Dolphin Ferry 35 minutes by ferry to view the dolphins at TIn Can Bay 7am daily 0428 838 836 Dolphin Viewing/Feeding at Tin Can Bay just a thirty minute drive to Tin Can Bay through Cooloola Cove and you can see the Dolphins at Barnacles Dolphin Centre, Norman Point at around 7 – 7.30am each day, feeding time is 8.00am. Charges apply. Come and have a look around this pretty little town while you are there. 5486 4899 Turtle Tours Paddle in double seated ocean kayaks along the edge of the mangroves at Pelican Bay on this two hour tour, you quietly encounter all types of sea life from turtles to rays to the odd dolphin. 0408 738 192 Sea Kayaking Dolphin View Sea Kayaking: A unique experience - see dolphins, whales (seasonal), manta rays, turtles and more 0408 738 192 Horseride with professional guides on our World Heritage Listed Beach. 04121RIDES Tin Can Bay Foreshore Bird Walk – 137 species with best viewing spots on the brochure. Tin Can Bay Wildflower Walk spectacular wildflower species, all on the brochure.

Our safe beach is patrolled between September - March. ALWAYS SWIM BETWEEN THE FLAGS. Surfing The most popular area is near the Surf Tower. Note Surfing In Bathing Area Is Prohibited.

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

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

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

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

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

family fun Playgrounds North and South of the Playgrounds North and South of the Headland and Rainbow Shores Playrooms Pub and and Sport SportClub Club Playrooms at at the the Pub Family Family friendly friendly directory directory

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

Yoga, IfDarts, you Pool, would likeTai toChi, be Sailing, listed, Pilates, please Zumba, Fitness Classes (see What’s On) contact 5486 3561.

Cooloola Coast Realty 07 5486 3411 Rainbow Beach Holiday Village 07 5486 3222

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

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


Headland and Rainbow Shores

get active

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

annual events

Markets – Saturdays Saturday Markets

seeing all its beauty is to take a 1 day or 2 day tour. Or you can make the trip in your own 4WD, driving up the road or beach . To Inskip Point and crossing in the barge. Rainbow Beach Flying Services offer a daily service to Fraser Island, but prior bookings are required.

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

Library and Xbox) Xbox) Library (Internet (Internet and Heritageand andFood Food Trails Heritage Trails Pamper YourselfYourself- Massages, Pamper Massages, Hair Hair Salon Salon and Beauty Treatments and Beauty Treatments Playgrounds, Skatepark, Bike riding

Playgrounds, Skatepark, Bike riding

Rainbow WatersHoliday Holiday Park Rainbow Getaway Resort 54863200 0707 5486 3500 Sleepy Lagoon Hotel/Motel

Thanks to Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service for their assistance. 07 54864124

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

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

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Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

Plenty of Red Emperor on Baitrunner Mat Cooper Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters 0439 775 070


BIT OF AN UP and down month it’s been for weather, however not bad for swell which has allowed us to get a majority of trips in. It’s been busy with solid bookings and plenty of repeat and regular clients. Fishing has been better than expected for this time - as lots of people would know November can be tough - always being on the lookout for new ground has helped, providing more options on the slower days. We’ve had some great bag-out days on some species and some real quality between them; the hardest thing is only picking two photos to put in this paper. Plenty of Red Emperor have been landed on Baitrunner along with trout, wrass, Above: Brian had his hands full with this monster cod Left: Tony and his crew come from Melbourne to get a Red. They got five, fishing on Baitrunner

parrot, perch, sweetlip, snapper, cobia, and many more. In the straights it looks like the jacks are firing up well along with a few barramundi. We hope everyone has a safe and happy Christmas! Till next year! Cheers Mat

36 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – December 2019

Cooloola Coastcare joins study on climate change


OOLOOLA COASTCARE This research forms part of has two new casual the diverse range of programs employees who are assisting that the members of Coastcare in a 22-country global climate Coastcare are engaged in that change study in partnership vary over time depending on with the Department of the available resources and Physical Geography and willing volunteers. Ecosystem Science at Lund These projects range from University in Sweden. scientific research, such as this Doctoral student, Bernice global climate change, and Hwang, is working with our past studies into Tin Can Inlet’s two local research assistants underwater biodiversity, to from Goomboorian, Kevin Citizen Science that engages Jackson and Shelley Gage, who the public, such as the Cooloola are ably assisted by volunteer BioBlitz (tickets on sale now on Robyn Jackson. the website for 20 - 22 March The study will help identify Kevin and Robyn Jackson 20 - 22, 2020). installing leaf litter the impacts of climate change Then there is the very traps and recording on forests. This study is timely important advocacy, education, GPS locations with so many of Australia’s and engagement and scientific Photo by Shelley Gage the rest of the world’s forests communication to the public burning with losses of ancient through events such as ‘Science trees and habitat for wildlife in Australia, in the Hall’, as well as hands-on works on the Africa, North and South America. ground.

Discover Sailing at the TCB Yacht Club!


HE TIN CAN BAY Yacht club is holding another fun three-day ‘Learn The Basics Of Sailing’ course at the Tin Can Bay Yacht Club for 7 – 16 year-olds in January 2020. Why don’t you come along and discover this fantastic sport, loved worldwide, and available to everyone in our lovely Tin Can Bay? The dates for the next course are January 13, 14 and 15, 2020. The cost is $200 which includes the Yachting Australia Fee, insurance, and also membership to the TCB Yacht Club until

the end of June 2020. Vouchers and subsidy for $150 are available to cover the cost (conditions apply) from: getinthegame/getstarted For further information go to the Tin Can Bay Yacht Club website or facebook page or phone Kay 0447 631 479 or Russell 0405 063 894 or email: What a fantastic present for Christmas from grandparents, aunts and uncles not sure what to buy.

Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

Training for Coastguard success Y

OUR LOCAL COASTGUARD at Tin Can Bay never rests when it comes to training. It is one of the cornerstones of preparedness for whatever we need to face. Like other emergency services, we sometimes need to put ourselves in danger to assist boaties in trouble. That is why, over the last month, we have been practicing our skills both IN and ON the water. All our operational boat crew are required to be trained in sea survival skills, just in case something goes badly wrong when we are called to assist in difficult conditions. Every year, boat crew members are required to undertake training in the water, in skills such as abandoning a vessel, launching and inflating a life raft, being able to right it from an inverted position, climbing aboard and assisting others to get in the raft. We are also trained in survival techniques, such as the proper use of water and food rations, keeping cool or warm, slowing the drift of the raft, and attracting the attention of rescuers. We are required to do this training every year to retain our operational status. Did you know that all Coastguard boat

crew are required to have first aid and CPR certificates, hold a marine radio licence and many other technical qualifications? Well, it is not only true, but this training is provided to our volunteer members free of charge. If you have some spare time, come join us because you will get a great deal of personal satisfaction. In addition to our survival skills, we often train with other agencies such as the Water Police, Ambulance and even the Australian Army. You may have noticed in the last few weeks that Coastguard has been working with the Army to train in counter-terror actions, and practice evacuations of coastal communities in case of fire, flood or other emergencies. To round out our training operations, we also provide a number of educational courses to the general public in our community. You can train with us for a marine radio licence, first aid and CPR, or increase your skills in seamanship. Our next public course is our ever-popular Bar Crossing Course which will be held on Sunday December 8. Phone the base on 5486 4290 if you would like to enrol in this course. For just $75, including comprehensive course material, you can greatly increase your knowledge. This course may save your life one day, or that of someone you love. Safe boating, remember to log on with VHF Channel 80.

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Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

News from Tin Can Bay Fishing Club Inc


INTER MAY BE over but the persistent winds from the north and west, and a few short-lived southeast changes, have left only a few windows of opportunity to fish in favourable conditions this month.

Summer whiting has been plentiful lately (particularly on the incoming of the larger high tides). Both land-based and boat anglers have caught some quality fish in the mid to high 30cm range, with one of 40cm being caught by a landbased angler walking the shallows on the incoming tide, using yabbies for bait.


Some reef areas in the bay have large numbers of undersized reef fish on them, so it can be an idea to use a hook of a slightly larger size to catch the better quality fish and therefore avoid catching the smaller ones, and not damage them while being caught and released.

Mangrove jack are becoming more active with results on both live and flesh baits and a few on lures. Let’s hope that they will be as prolific as they were last summer when there were some great specimens caught.

The reef areas are becoming more active with a few Grass sweetlip and some legalsized Nannygai being caught recently. There have been large numbers of bonito and a few tuna seen recently around the Inskip to The Bluff area, feeding on small bait fish, so a well-placed cast with a small silver metal lure could result in a tug of war. Early morning when it is calm seems to be the most productive time. Be aware of the ever-present turtles surfacing unexpectedly and the occasional slow-moving dugong.


A large dugong and calf were sighted recently in the Inskip area, so keep an eye out for that big brown shape cruising




Good numbers of quality fish can be caught by keen anglers at night around the full moon high tides. There have been a few flathead taken on yabbies while whiting fishing, but they seem fairly elusive to the lure fishermen lately with only the odd one being caught.








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It is important to be aware of the current size and bag limits as there have been some recent changes, and be sure you can identify the species caught to determine the legal size and bag limit. As the weather warms up mud crabs should make an appearance, so be prepared and check your pots and floats markings to ensure they conform to the recent changes to the crabbing regulations. Why not come along and meet some of the members at the Tin Can Bay Markets on the third Saturday of every month or attend a General bi-monthly meeting at our Club House – 33 Dolphin Ave, Tin Can Bay. Next meeting will be held at 4pm on Wednesday December 18. BYO nibbles and drinks - all members and visitors are welcome. Phone the secretary 0437 242 171 or email:




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Tin Can Bay Golf Ladies turn pink for McGrath Foundation “W

OW” WHAT AN absolutely tremendous day! So much fun was had by all with players dressing in pink and decorating the buggies with pink ribbons, balloons and everything pink for the 2019 McGrath Foundation golf day at Tin Can Bay. All our golf flags for the day turned to bras of all shapes and sizes. A few tricky obstacles were placed around the greens, especially when you had to tee-off with a cricket bat that weighed a ton, use a marshmallow to tee off with instead of your ball, or putt through a wall of feathers! A big THANK YOU must go to all the businesses in Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach and also our members who purchased our Secret Roses or donated goods for our

monster raffle. We played the Pink Ball Game with our winners having 115 stableford points and they were Lyn Harris, Judy Hammond, Gayl Rose and Ros Wheeler. Runners-up for the day were Desley Johns, Annette Hempenstall, Shirley Schaper and Viv Brown with 107 points. Least amount of points with the Pink Ball were June Blanch, Di Oxton, Lis Bergmans and Sue Hawthorn. Best Dressed for the day was Julie Mulhall and Di Oxton had the Best Decorated Buggy. The day ended with many laughs and a well-deserved lunch. At the end of the day the McGrath Foundation were the winners with a $2,000 donation.

The McGrath Foundation received a $2,000 donation from the Pink Golf Day.

What a year the Cooloola Dragons have had!


Tony, who commenced his training as a steerer/sweep for the club with coach Sandy Wooster

T IS HARD TO BELIEVE that this is the Christmas edition of the RBCCCN for 2019! So much has happened for the Dragons in 2019. It certainly has been a busy but fun-filled year of hard training, with great coaching from both coaches, Sandy and your work! We have had great competition at all regattas, some as Cooloola Dragons and some combined with our Dragon mates from Hervey Bay and Bundaberg as Wide Bay Warriors. We continue to train for our final regatta for 2019 before breaking for two weeks over the Christmas

The Rainbow Beach team at the Sports Club Seafood Bowls Day

and New Year Season. Last month the Cooloola Dragons/Wide Bay Warriors were at Lake Kawana competing in the Manly Regatta. The Dragons will then take a well-earned break from December 22 to January 5, 2020. We have welcomed three new members into our club this year and look forward to welcoming even more next year! We trust you will come and join us on the water in 2020. For further information please phone coach Sandy on 0402 352 756. Wishing you all a happy and safe Christmas and new year season.

December 2019 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 39


Come and hang out with the Rainbow Beach Boardriders Club

Many Firsts for Cooloola Coast Little Athletics!

By Jess Milne, Centre Manager


The Rainbow Beach Boardriders club would love you to join them for their monthly surfing get-togethers

BJ Parten


ND THEN THERE was surfing! With sign-on in October, the Rainbow Beach Boardriders welcomed new and past members. Our season started off with a friendly comp on the beachfront. Might not have been the best waves but it was a great gathering of surfers and their families all giving it a go and having fun! Our club has been running for 33 years and keeps a little history going for loved ones and fellow surfers we have lost but not forgotten. We hold a memorial classic every year to help keep those memories alive. January 18 will be the next Memorial Classic, so keep

the date open! Everyone is welcome to join the Boardriders! If you can’t surf or are not the best at it, now’s your chance to get better with a little help! If you do not have a board or a 4x4, the opportunity to get a lift or borrow a board is there, you only have to ask. Our surf comps run on the last Saturday of every month meeting at the surf club car park at 7am to discuss conditions, may be earlier depending on tides. For all the information on the Rainbow Beach Boardriders or looking at joining, just look us up on Facebook or flick us an email rainbowbeachboardriders1986@ Stay salty.

EN OF OUR athletes travelled down to the Nambour Little Athletics (LA) oval at the Sunshine Coast PCYC to compete in the Sun Coast Regional Relays. This was the 1st first for the Cooloola Coast LA Centre as we’d never entered this Little Athletics competition before. The 2nd first was the formation of a Cooloola Coast relay team made up of two U7’s and two U8’s from the Cooloola Coast centre making it a whole centre team instead of combining with other small centres. The 3rd first wasn’t initially realized as an error occurred in the Regional Relays recorders room and after appeal it was recalculated that the Boys U13 Shot Put small centres team created by adding the two highest small centre results came in first place. Well done Logan Smith and his throw of 8.81m who will now compete with Louie Smeulders from Bli Bli LA at the State Relays. The 4th first is CCLA have not one but two athletes representing at the State Relays as Logan will be joined by Anjelica Geurts whose small centre combined relay team qualified in the U13 Girls

4 x 100m and Medley. Well done guys! Christmas is fast approaching and the Centre will be breaking over the festive season. With that joyous spirit in mind I’d like to take a moment to give thanks to all those that glue the Cooloola Coast Little Athletics Centre together. Thanks to Coach Bill for the enthusiasm and the years of skill you pass onto the kids, all the parents who have stepped up to either coach, time keep, record, set up/ pack down or just lend a hand, the TCB School for allowing us to use their grounds, Sleepy Lagoon Hotel Social Club for thinking of us with a donation and a big thanks goes to Tin Can Bay Storage Sheds who have continued to sponsor the Centre that assists with funding the nominations to LA competitions, keeping registration fees affordable and allowing the Centre to focus on training instead of fundraising. Merry Christmas.

SunCoast Regional Relay representatives back (L-R) Chloe Daniels, Anjelica Geurts, Logan Smith and Zack Groves. Front Tayah McLeod, Gemma Campbell, Zeff Wakeling and Hunter Groves Absent: Matilda and Noah Schuback

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The winner of the Tin Can Bay Camera Club’s A Grade Best Image was awarded to Leigh Reinhardt’s Abercrombie House - Congratulations!

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019 CONCLUDED with the judging of the Best Images of 2019 and the presentation of trophies and awards. Peter O’Brien from Peninsula Camera Club at Redcliffe was the guest judge. The A Grade Best Image was awarded to Leigh Reinhardt’s Abercrombie House, with John Murphy’s image Winter Sunrise awarded runner-up. In A/B Grade, New Leaf by Frank Posch was the Best Image, and Melissa Haslam’s Thing was the runner-up. Peter chose Bev Powell’s image Royal Bank

of Queensland as the Best B Grade Image, and Philippa Collins’ image Savanahlander was the runner-up. Members voted in People’s Choice in all three grades. Cathy Reed’s Eastern Yellow Robin was the best A Grade image. In A/B Grade, Jan Johnston’s image Just Drifting was chosen, and the B Grade winner was Jim Johnston’s image Tree Dugouts. Perpetual shields were presented to the members who amassed the most points in print and digital competitions for the year. In A Grade, the Print shield was won by John Murphy and the Digital shield by Cheryl Murphy. In A/B Grade, the Print shield was


won by Melissa Haslam and the Digital Shield by Paivi Lobigs. In B Grade, Bev Powell won both the Print and Digital shields. Claire Hammond was awarded the Encouragement Trophy. John Murphy was presented with a Silver Medal for his awardwinning entry in the 2019 APS Australian Cup.

This meeting concluded the competition activities for 2019.


The Tin Can Bay Camera Club’s next meeting: Wednesday 15th January 2020. 7.00pm at TCB Library. Visit the Club website at

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Closed from 3pm Tuesday, 24 December 2019 until Wednesday, 1 January 2020 (inclusive). Library Branches

Tin Can Bay library will be closed on 25, 26 and 29 December 2019 as well as New Years Day.

Rainbow Beach library will be closed on 24, 25, 26, 29 and 31 December 2019 as well as New Years Day. Waste Facilities

Closed on Christmas Day. Kerbside collection of waste and recyclables will operate as normal. December 2019 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 41

A Little Humour JOHN’S PARROT A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird’s mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird’s attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to ‘clean up’ the bird’s vocabulary. Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even more rude. John, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute. Fearing that he’d hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer. The parrot calmly stepped out onto John’s outstretched arms and said “I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I’m sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behaviour.” John was stunned at the change in the bird’s attitude. As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird spoke-up, very softly, “May I ask what the turkey did?” SHORTS A Rainbow Beach man and his wife walked past a swanky new pizza restaurant. “Did you smell that food?” she says. “It smells absolutely incredible!”

Being a kind-hearted gentleman he thought, “What the hell ...I’ll treat her!” So they walked past it again.! I was visiting my daughter last night when I asked if I could borrow a newspaper. “This is the 21st century!” she said. “We don’t waste money on newspapers! Here, use my iPad.” I can tell you this….. that fly never knew what hit him. We were listening to the radio this morning when the host invited the callers to reveal the nicknames they had for their wives. The best call was from a brave chap who called his wife “Harvey Norman”. The host asked “Why that name?” He replied, “Absolutely no interest for 36 months.” SCOTS’ CORNER The Scots have an infallible cure for sea-sickness. They lean over the side of the ship with a ten-pence coin in their teeth. In some Scottish restaurants they heat the knives so you can’t use too much butter. McTavish broke the habit of a lifetime and bought two tickets for a raffle. One of his tickets won a 1,000-pound prize. He was asked how he felt about his big win. “Disappointed” said McTavish. “My other ticket didn’t win anything.” McDougal walked into a fish and chip shop. “I want ten pence worth of chips, please. I want lots of salt and vinegar on them and two pence worth of pickled onions. And wrap the whole lot in today’s newspaper”. You should be careful about

stereotyping the Scots as mean. There was a recent letter to a newspaper from an Aberdonian which said “If you print any more jokes about mean Scotsmen I shall stop borrowing your paper.” Have you heard the rumour that the Grand Canyon was started by a Scotsman who lost a coin in a ditch? After discovering that they had won 15 million pounds in the lottery, Mr and Mrs McFlannel sat down to discuss their future. Mrs McFlannel announced “After 20 years of washing other people’s stairs, I can throw my old scrubbing brush away at last.” Her husband agreed - “Of course you can, hen. We can easily afford to buy you a new one now.” MORE SHORTS What did the ocean say to the other ocean? Nothing they just waved... Interviewer: “How do you explain this four-year gap on your resume?” Applicant: “That’s when I went to Yale.” Interviewer: “That’s impressive, you are hired.” Applicant: “Thanks. I really need this yob.” Last night my kids and I were sitting in the living room. “I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens just pull the plug,” I said. They got up, unplugged the computer and threw away my wine... What does an Italian have when one arm is shorter than the other? A speech impediment.

I’m in hospital, Don’t panic, I ate what I thought was an onion, but it was a daffodil bulb! Doctors reckon I’ll be out by the spring. My wife just stopped and said: “You weren’t even listening were you?!” I thought…..: “That’s a pretty weird way to start a conversation.” ITALIAN INTERLUDE Luigi and Paulo were out fishing in the Mediterranean sea one day when a World War II mine came floating along. On seeing it coming nearer and nearer, Luigi shouted at his friend “Hey Paulo, it’s a mine, it’s a mine!!” Paulo replied “ Okay Luigi, you can-a have it!” My Italian girlfriend bet me I couldn’t make a working car out of spaghetti. You should have seen her face when I drove pasta. My friend told me he was going to a fancy dress party as an Italian island. I said, “Don’t be Sicily.” Is the rough part of Italy called the spaghetto? CHRISTMAS SHORTS Christmas time is great because you can shout: “Don’t come in here!” and people assume you’re wrapping presents, instead of just wanting to be left alone. People criticise shops for starting to sell Christmas stuff too early. Well, our supermarket has birthday cakes on the shelves already and mine isn’t for another five months!

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If you have an event or date you would like to add please email 15 TCB Christmas Carols, 5pm in the park behind the TCB RSL


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Coolabay Choir, CC Vets’ and Community Hall, 4pm Pam: 0427 180 649


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21 Opening Night, Summer Carnival, 6pm, Lion’s Park beside TCB RSL free entry


RB Disaster Mgmt Meeting - all encouraged - RB Comm Hall, 5.30pm, Ph: 5486 3355


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16 Residents & Friends10-11am, CC Vets & Comm Hall, Ph: Joan Creswell 5488 0436 18 TCB Fishing Club, Xmas Party, Clubhouse, 4pm, BYO nibbles and drinks, Ph: 0437 242 171 18 Hoy, QCWA, third Wednesday each month, 10am, Dawn: 0434 518 836 21 TCB RSL Christmas Raffle drawn

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29 Big Summer Blow Out!

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46 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – December 2019

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3-4pm Coolabay Choir (from September) CC Vet & Com Hall Ph: Pam Graham 0427 180 649 4.30pm Karate and Jiu-Jitsu, RBSS: 0417 079 579 THURSDAY 7 am Tennis, Social - all levels welcome, RB Sports Club 8.30am Playgroup, RBSS 9am TCB Craft Club Carmel: 5488 0409 9, 10 and 11am and 4.30pm Pilates, Pangatta Court Studio, 0432 690 194 9.30am CCLAC Bingo, TCB Country Club 9.30am First 5 Forever Under 5’s, TCB Library 10am Art Workshop with Jenny, RB Library, every 2nd and 4th Thurs 3.30pm Cooloola Dragon Boat training FRIDAY 9am Sailability, TCB 9.30am Bridge, RB Hall Meeting Room 9.30am Senior Citizens indoor bowls, TCB Community Complex, David: 0466 848 032 SATURDAY 6.30am Heart Foundation Walking Group, Maggie 0400 756 615 6pm Mass at St John Vianney Catholic Church service, Bream St TCB (Week 1, 2, 5) St Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church Service Manooka Dr, RB (Week 3, 4) Markets on almost every Saturday, see the Visitor’s Guide! SUNDAY 7am Mass RB (1, 2, 5) and TCB (wk 3, 4) 7.30am Cooloola Dragon Boat training 9.30am Cooloola Wesleyan Methodist Church, Ph: Pastor Scott Lucas 0427 859 235 9.30am Good Shepherd Anglican Church Service and morning tea (weeks 1, 3, 5) 17 Carlo Rd, RB 5pm Good Shepherd Church (week 2, 4) 17 Carlo Rd, RB

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Stay Safe this Christmas Season Well here we are again, another year bites the dust. With all the distrac ons of the next month, even trying to organise a group photo was hard enough. As the weather con nues to be hot and dry our thoughts go out to all those who have been affected by the bushfires and the ongoing drought. Although even Dorothy MacKellar in her poem wrote:

Find your local store at “I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains,

Rainbow Beach

Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains.” This was wri�en in 1904 and it doesn’t seem too much has really changed! When you do come in to shop at IGA, we have the drought appeal trolley or $2 dona on badges.

(actually it the first day of the test Australia v Pakistan) so my spor ng interest has turned the tables to summer sport. Although as usual the NRL just can’t seem to be kept out of the paper for generally all the wrong reasons. I'm not one to watch much tennis but congratula ons must go out to Ash Barty for her season ending Number One status. It’s a pity some of her male counterparts can't show as much maturity as her. I can’t see Daniel Riccardo doing too much in what's le� of this year, let alone next. Although stranger things have happened (look at Leicester winning the premier league) With so much happening in the next month or two, don't forget to remember all those that are close and dear to you and don’t forget to tell them. Cheers for now

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

As November comes to a close, looking back it certainly is a lot busier than it ever used to be. Bernie, Jus n and Liam have really se�led in to the Tin Can Bay store and it’s now exceeding all expecta ons. The support from not only the local community but obviously the surrounding districts is amazing - thank you. With all the work that they and the staff have put in, it's good to see the store going the way it is. If you’re over that way, pop in and say g’day. The comments the store is ge�ng are great so thanks everyone for the support. As usual I’m wri ng this well before the end of the month

The staff from IGA wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and don't forget you can get all your XMAS supplies locally at Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay IGA.

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

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