Rainbow Beach Community News July 2019

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July 2019 • Vol 22 • Issue 7

the Ssssh... fish are biting FISHING CLASSIC REGULAR, Cooper Treloar knows all about fishing at the Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic and knows you have to be quiet when you are fishing. Don’t miss the Classic this month from July 19 to 27 in Rainbow Beach.

In this issue...

hit the Coast • School Holidays Bridge is under • Coondoo Creek construction. here! • The whales are

Editor’s Note

A warm welcome T

HANK YOU everyone for the extremely warm welcome! It’s been an incredible month catching up with old friends, meeting so many new energetic business owners, and mingling with the backpackers and tourists. The IRB Ocean Roar carnival was a fantastic success and although Sunday was a bit wet...Saturday was perfect. Big shout out to all the volunteers who made the day go like clockwork. More in full roundup inside. I had the pleasure of meeting the Tin Can Bay Treadlies who also volunteer with Sailability. Eds Beach Bakery Pies are now famous Australia Wide, go and see what all the fuss is about. Congratulations and more in the story. Great to meet Norma and the volunteers and also Patch and friends and I was amazed at how many tourists come in daily just to see the dolphins, a great drawcard for the region.

The Fishing Comp is the big news on July’s calendar for Rainbow Beach - such a huge event for the region and so many involved in its success. The organisers are in full swing and Kroppy tells us all about it in the full article. Good luck to all fisherpeople! So many highlights this month; the outstanding winter weather, perfect beach driving conditions, a visit to most of the coffee houses in the region - all five star, more to visit next month and WHALES - they are on the move! Great news: Tin Can Bay Library will now have a JP rostered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week between 9 - 12.30pm. Have a wonderful month in this extraordinary place and please share your pics so the world is jealous.



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The new bridge will be ready for use by the end of 2020


IN CAN BAY’S Les Lee Park is popular with families all year round and now it is set to have a facelift. Five existing shelters will be replaced with three larger shelters. The new shelters are designed to cater for groups of families, friends and community organisations under the one roof. The two larger shelters will be 8m x 5m to allow for two settings and a double plate barbecue under one roof, and the third shelter will be 6m x 5m, with no barbecue. The placement of the shelters allows for future improvements, include a widened pedestrian and cycle path which is an extension of the path improvements along Toolara Esplanade. Other works include the replacement of two double plate barbecue cabinets and

Above: Work has already commenced on Les Lee Park Below: Les Lee Park at Tin Can Bay Images Jess Milne

new park furniture including wheelchair accessible tables. Great news for everyone!



ORK IS UNDERWAY to deliver a new $2 million facility to house auxiliary FRS firefighters and SES. “The complex is in the design stage, but land has been purchased and work will be ready to move ahead with the

$200,000 committed in the Budget for 2019-2020. “The new fire station will replace the old facility and recognises the growth in this area.”

Coondoo Creek Bridge construction has begun!


HE DEPARTMENT of Transport and Main Roads have started construction works to replace the timber bridge at Coondoo Creek on Tin Can Bay Road. The project involves constructing a raised three-span concrete structure and new approaches. The new structure will be wider and built on a new and improved alignment to the west of the existing timber structure. The new bridge will be safer, more reliable, better suited to the vehicle types and volumes currently using it and will reduce the need for ongoing maintenance. Preconstruction works (translocating endangered flora from the area and some vegetation clearing for utility service relocations) were completed in August 2018. RoadTek will deliver the construction of the project, with traffic expected to be using the new bridge by late 2020, weather permitting. Once completed, the 60km/h posted speed limit at the bridge will be returned to 100km/h.

The $14.8 million project is jointly funded under Round Six of the Australian Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, with the Australian Government providing $5 million, and the Queensland Government $9.8 million. As Coondoo Creek is an environmentally sensitive area, with the presence of federaland state-listed aquatic fauna, construction works will be carefully programmed to minimise impacts to the aquatic fauna within the creek. The new bridge will be constructed offline so minimal travel disruptions are anticipated throughout construction. Construction vehicles will be travelling in and out of the worksite. Please remember to slow down, adhere to the reduced speed limit and follow traffic control instructions for your safety and the safety of road workers. The department thanks the community in advance for its cooperation while the upgrade is completed. For more information call: 1300 728 390.

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It’s Humpback Time! by Wolf Rock Dive HE HUMPBACK WHALES are here! The beautiful Rainbow Beach winter months are upon us and now the rain has stopped we have been enjoying some clear and calm days on the ocean. For the first four days of Humpback whale sightings Wolf Rock Divers were lucky enough to see them on scuba too! Either whilst hanging on the descent line on the way in or on their ascent and swim back to the boat. The sub adult whales we have been seeing are super curious and circle the boat, even swimming off and doubling back to have another look at the divers. It’s a special experience and one no diver


Wolf Rock Dive close encounter

Speak up to protect your Cooloola Great Walk

Good luck Chris and thank you!



HE QUEENSLAND Government is seeking input from the community on the type of eco-tourism services and facilities that could be offered to bush walkers travelling the 102km Cooloola Great Walk trail. The Cooloola Great Walk is a walking and camping experience that links Noosa North Shore with Rainbow Beach. The services and facilities being considered by the State Government include low-impact eco-accommodation, guided tours and additional bushwalking experiences. Cr Mark McDonald said that with around three quarters of the Cooloola Great Walk falling within the Gympie region, it’s important that our residents speak up and have their say. “This walk is a great asset to our community and it’s enjoyed by locals and visitors alike,” said Cr McDonald. “We need our communities to know about this consultation activity being conducted by the State Government and to speak up to have their voices heard.” Visit https://qorf.org.au/cooloola-greatwalk/ for more information on this State Government initiative.

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will ever forget. The Grey Nurse sharks had moved off the rock into deeper water but are now back in the main shark gutter in large numbers with a northerly current bringing some needed warm water and clear 30m vis! Water temp is now 21 degrees at Wolf Rock- sounds warm, feels cold- but bearable with our 7mm wetsuits and hot soup on board! As well as Grey Nurse sharks we are also seeing large schools of Eagle rays, Manta rays Leopard sharks and large schools of Big-eyed trevally and barracuda. For more information and bookings please contact Wolf Rock Dive 07 5486 8004.

by Norma Sanderson

HERE HAS BEEN no sighting of the interloper who has caused Patch to retreat on several occasions, so Mystique and Patch seem to be happy swimming together again. We have had glorious weather with all four adult dolphins coming in to feed with the two calves, Luna and Joe. The calves have been really active lately and causing their mums some concern with their playful stints. The water temperature is quite good and we volunteers only feel cold when the wind picks up. The dolphins’ volunteers can be in the water from 6.30am until feed time which is at 8am. Our new volunteers who are going through the paces to become a fully fledged dolphin volunteers are enjoying the interaction with the dolphin. If you are interested in dolphins and wish to volunteer, please contact one of the co-ordinators at the Centre. After an interview and a three month training program to assess your suitability, you can

Norma Sanderson and other volunteers finishing the dolphins’ morning feed

become a fully fledged dolphin volunteers. Remember local residents who visit the centre only have to pay for the feeding and not pay entry. So if you have family or friends visiting please bring them down. Unfortunately we have to say goodbye to Chris Rogers who has been a dolphin volunteer and a gatekeeper for some time. She starts a new adventure as she moves to her son’s property near Gin Gin. Good luck Chris, you will be missed.

The Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic is here! I

T IS FINALLY HERE! The annual, much anticipated Family Fishing Classic. In its 33rd year and still such a drawcard for families Australia wide. What could be more fun than taking a holiday to fish and talk to your mates for eight days. The classic runs from Friday 19th July to Saturday 27th July with the official start at 4pm, Friday July 19, with the first weigh-in at 4:00pm Saturday, 20th July. The competition is run over eight days and our visitors will enjoy not only the competition and prizes, but we get to show off this idyllic setting, beautiful white sandy beaches, 4WD driving and some of

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ON’T MISS the annual Good Shepherd Luncheon this year. It will be on Monday July 22, at 11am at the Good Shepherd Church, 17-19 Carlo Road, Rainbow Beach. Come dressed in your wackiest outfit including a hat (no matching outfits) prize for most wackiest, a small fine for matching outfit. Entertainment plus a sing-a-long, Food, Fun, Fashion, Door Prizes, Raffles and light luncheon. Admission only $10.

Proposed Amendments to the Fisheries Regulations T

HERE ARE a number of proposed amendments to the Fishing Regulations. For the full document please go to the website below. The 35 page document includes changes for all recreational and commercial fishermen.

Rodney Parker, Craig Splatt, Rodney Mann with their catch at the 2018 classic

the most pristine boating waterways in the world - all which make this tournament unique. This event has 4 major classes of fishing - Beach, Reef, Jew and Big Fish - providing offshore, inshore and beach fishing. Check out the fishing section in these pages. These classes cater for people of all levels of fishing experience and all major prizes are given based on participation rather than competitive spirit. RB Bowls Club manager Nathan Kropp said: “The emphasis of this event is on ‘Family’ and ‘Community’, providing the motivation for both family and the community to come together, reconnect and enjoy participating in a fun outdoor activity.” All you need to do is fill in an online entry form or download from the website complete the details and send it off. https://www.rainbowbeachfishingclassic. com/ We will see you there!

Ollie Pearce rugged up for last years Fishing Classic

Angela McGrath with a winner in 2018

Summary of key proposed changes for recreational and charter fishers • Introduce a general in-possession limit of 20 for fish where there is no species in-possession limit • Introduce an in-possession limit of 50 for certain bait species • Reduce the in-possession limit for mud crab to 7 (down from 10) • Reduce in-possession from 5 to 4 for pearl perch • Introduce a new possession limit of 20 for blue swimmer crab • Reduce the in-possession limit for all molluscs and gastropods (e.g. pipi) from 50 to 30 • Introduce boat limits based on two times the in-possession limit for priority black-market species • Prohibit use of lightweight crab pots • Changes to protect Murray and Mary River Cods (align closed seasons, same size limits) • Requirement for inshore charter operators to register (free) • Remove the extended in-possession limit for snapper and pearl perch for charter Submissions close 5 pm, Friday 19 July 2019. Phone: 13 25 23. Online: fisheries.qld.gov.au Email: fisheriesmanagers@daf.qld.gov.au

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Ed’s Beach Bakery

Voted No. 1 Pie in Australia L

Has Golinski bitten off more than he can choo?

Immerse yourself in flavour


HE INAUGURAL Curated Plate Festival is a four-day food lovers dream and is being held across the Sunshine Coast region August 8 - 11, featuring some incredible food, locations and experiences. Visit Sunshine Coast say it best: “Celebrating the relationship between chef and producer, in the picturesque surrounds of a region famed for its vibrant produce, the Curated Plate encourages guests to immerse themselves in the flavours foraged from organic and sustainable practices and enjoy once-in-a-lifetime dining experiences.” If you would like to experience one of these events in your own backyard, three local businesses from the Gympie Cooloola region have been chosen to participate and they are:

Cooloola Berries From 8am Monday 5 to Sunday 18 August Take a seat at our long table and learn about Jason’s passion for farming at our Farmers Table breakfast and farm tour at Cooloola Berries – bookings essential 9am start. This very special event is the first in a series of farm tours at Cooloola Berries.

Rainbow Beach Horse Rides From 8.30am Thursday 8 August This unique opportunity is only on offer for the Curated Plate. With delicious locallysourced meals prepared by French-trained, local chef, Sean Seul, not only will you enjoy the best and freshest seafood and beef options, you will not go hungry or thirsty. Come and witness this spectacular location first hand. The hospitality, professionalism, food and fun will have you clamouring for more. This is the real world, this is Australia. Mary Valley Rattler 4pm - 9pm Thursday 8 August Explore, taste and experience the great flavours of the region at the heritage stations of Amamoor, Dagun and Gympie and on board the Rattler steam train as you wind through the stunning Mary Valley. With a toot and a whistle you’re away as local Chefs Matt Golinski, Mark Johnson and James Barnden create your five-course degustation journey. For the full program go to www. thecuratedplate.com.au/sunshine-coast/ program/

OCALS ALWAYS knew Ed’s Beach Bakery pies were awesome, but now they have been made famous by being voted No 1 by Creek to Coast’s ‘Pie Connoisseur’. The show’s cameraman, Jed, said he has “covered all the states of Australia with his job, every outback bakery you can think of, and has basically been on a never-ending quest to find the best pie there is out there.” Jed narrowed down his top 10 pies he’s come across during his travels and number one on his list was Rainbow Beach’s own Ed’s Beach Bakery which scored a whopping 10 out of 10. He said: “It’s one of the first stops as you drive into Rainbow Beach and opens at 4 am – tick and tick.” And while Jed’s normally a steak, cheese and bacon kind of guy, at Ed’s it’s the corn beef and cheese sauce pie that seals the deal for him. He doesn’t even mind the sixhour round trip from Brisbane just to land himself one. Camps Australia Wide have featured their favourite, the Corn Beef and White Sauce pie, on their website recently and said: “It just happens to be my favourite pie, at our local bakery. I don’t eat a pie very often – when I do have an urge for one, this is where I go!” Did you know you can purchase their famous pies - in family size? A plain family pie and flavoured pies are less than $10! But if you’d like to take a gourmet pie, like corned

Visitors Welcome www.tcbcc.com.au Ph: 07 5486 4231

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Cleressa Clark of Rainbow Beach holds the famous corn beef and white sauce pie from Ed’s Beach Bakery at Rainbow Beach - listed as No. 1 for Top Ten Pies around Australia, by Creek to Coast

beef in white sauce - then it is $10.70, but you must order ahead! Cleressa Clark, who works at the bakery, said: “My favourite is the pepper pie - it is chunky steak and there’s cream, I love it though, it is quite popular too!” Sound like Beef Stroganoff! Cakes, slices, cream buns (ask for a cluster, and the whole family are catered) - plus they make a mean bacon and egg muffin. You can pick up your coffee there, too.

Fri 5th 7pm Code 3 Eleven Local 4 piece band performing Australian Rock Sat 6th 6pm Barlight Duo performing a blend of Country & Pub Classics. Fri 12th 7pm Brass Monkeys performing everything from the 50’s to today. Sat 13th 4:30pm BAREFOOT BOWLS All Welcome, $10 /person, Includes Snacks, Phone Hilly for details 0412 134 752 Sat 13th 6pm Bradz Rock’n’Rhythm! Ballads to rock’n’roll, country to popular covers. Fri 19th 7pm Got Ya Covered Classic Rock Duo Fri 26th 7pm Rollercoaster Modern dance, Indie, Pop & Rock Top 40.

Breathtaking according to the world’s best kite surfers!


F YOU NOTICED some weird self-propelled watercraft around the waters of Rainbow, Double and Inskip this month there was a reason for that and they are pleased you noticed. The board which raised a lot of eyebrows and camera lenses were the Flite Boards. An electric hydrofoil which flies over the top of the water requiring no wind at all, and it looked like a lot of fun! Two famous faces were amongst the surfers testing out the new equipment, four times world champion Keahi De Aboitiz and world renowned athlete Moona Whyte, a three times world champ - both are familiar with our region. Ocean Peak International were the hosts and spokesperson Alan Saunders said: “We choose a different location each year and have in the past stayed

in Mauritius and Maui. As well as it’s obvious beauty, Rainbow Beach is central for all our clients who can access it easily, flying into the Sunshine Coast airport and a two-hour drive.” Their guests flew in from all corners of Australia to check out all the latest and greatest kite surfers, windsurfers, and stand up paddle boards, which are all under wraps until the start of the next season when they will be on sale. The company represents Neilpryde, Cabrinha and JP-Australia and the Flite Boards which you saw are the only ones not under wraps - they are available and in the market now. Hudson Godfrey-Smith co-owner said:” Our goal is to make the sport accessible, anything that gets people to enjoy themselves on the water is a win.”

Above: Kevin from Sunshine Coast Board Sports Alan Sanders carrying JP-Australia, Neilpryde and Cabrinha Foilboard combinations after yet another perfect Prone Foil session Main image: Hudson on the Flite Board. Rainbow offers perfect conditions for the market leader in Efoil technology, Fliteboard

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Meet the Tin Can Bay Treadlies T

HE SPORT OF cycling has been popular in Europe for decades and remains a major part of the culture with many using this mode of transport as an efficient, frugal, environmentally safe way to travel. While Australia has been slower to adopt the sport, one group of energetic and enthusiastic cyclists have been meeting up to three times a week to ride, socialise and participate in the sport they love. Two decades ago locals Alan Jones and Roy Yeeles were regular riders in the area and in June 2010 June Grimmett sent out an email suggesting they should ride together as a social group, and so The Tin Can Bay Treadlies was formed. The Treadlies are a healthy group of men and women who love the opportunity to ride in this amazing region. They also travel around Noosa, Cooran, Pomona, Kin Kin and often compete outside the area at events such as the 100 km cycle raising money for MS. One of their special rides is the ride along the beach to Double Island Point and back on their mountain bikes at low tide. Wherever they go they enjoy trying out the local cafes and love to meet the locals. With decades of riding experience between them, the riders comprise a mix of professions, ages, abilities, personalities and fitness levels; all with a good story to tell. The riders are aged from the baby at 51 to the eldest who will be 80 in a few months, and love the sport for its camaraderie as much as the opportunity to stay fit and keep their bodies physically active. Ex Pro Cyclist, Allen Pooley, and wife Carol are new residents to Tin Can Bay, and says: “I have been riding for years but up here it is heaven, no traffic, and really good riding compared to Gold Coast.” The riders meet most Mondays, Wednesdays, and on the weekends and ride from 3 to 80 kilometres depending on their experience, skill and fitness

level and would love others of all abilities to join them. They have two groups - a team for beginners and a format for riders wanting more of a challenge. “All you need to join is a bike and a helmet. It’s not just for fitness, it has a great social side too,” said Alan. They did agree there is confusion with the road rules but agree drivers are predominantly courteous and happy to share the road. Teacher Kerry Jenkins said: “Overwhelmingly people are polite and considerate which they appreciate. Everybody in the group makes an effort to be visible.” The rule for drivers when passing cyclists is to allow 1m when passing a bicycle rider in a 60km/h or less speed zone or 1.5m where the speed limit is over 60km/h.You may cross the double white lines without penalty. Visit: qld.gov.au/transport/safety/ rules/other/cyclists There are rules for cyclists too and these riders are well aware of their responsibilities on the road to ensure both riders and drivers remain safe.

Treadlies at the TCB Yacht Club enjoying brekkie

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From L to R Ken Bubb, Roy Yeeles, Darren Jessup, Alan Jones on the Rainbow Beach road

Alan Jones and Allen Pooley

Two years on J

ULY MARKS THE two-year anniversary of an accident that changed many lives. Tristan Sik, a local teenager, had a push bike accident, and was saved by two things – the first responder Marc - and the speed with which LifeFlight Rescue Helicopter transported him to the Lady Cilento hospital. Because he arrived at the hospital within “This is about two hours and ten minutes of the accident, Tri stan’s health and he survived, and is now thriving. His mother, Carolyn, and stepdad, recovery and what we Dave, have had a roller coaster two years do now shapes the but have survived the enormous highs rest of his life” and lows with strength, resilience and a determination to make things better for anyone else who must travel the same path. Siblings Paige 12, Jack 11 and April 10, have all adapted to the changes by stepping up, they also have access to a psychologist to help them should they need it. Mum Carolyn is articulate, positive, and fiercely determined that not only will Tristan get the best of care, but all four children will prosper regardless of what life Dave and Carolyn Elder from Rainbow Beach throws their way. Service Centre, update us on Tristan’s progress Carolyn says her husband of five years Dave tends to be after his accident two years ago a forgotten hero. “We wouldn’t have been able to afford to keep going. It was Dave’s hard work here and my hard work at hospital and home that has got us through. A team effort. own age again, he is completing four subjects “The key to it is that as a family we stick together and as a this year. Recently achieving A+ (40/40) on a parent you make sure the team you have is the right team. standard Year 10 maths test.” “This is about Tristan’s health and recovery and what we And how can we help? “Continuing to keep do now shapes the rest of his life. We want him to have the our family in your prayers, encouraging us best possible recovery and my job is to advocate for him and by having people using or recommending where needed.” our business services is the best way the So how is Tristan? “His personality is the same, he has community can help.” slow, slurred speech, but he is still the cheeky, smart young Has there been any upsides? “As a parent man that he was - he is still there and he wakes up happy you cherish their firsts, but to get all of that everyday. again when you never thought it would “He is fairly independent at home and tries to do a lot happen, is priceless.” himself, however he has spasticity in his left arm and has a With tears in her eyes Carolyn says: “There wobble in the right so currently doesn’t have any fine motor is always the possibility of miraculous skills. outcomes, we will make sure Trist is one of “He likes being back at school, likes being around kids his them.”

Nestle Gympie Clean Up

50 Nestlé volunteers from the Gympie factory donned gloves to clean up rubbish along the beach and dune areas at Rainbow Beach and Inskip Point, determined to do their bit to tackle the litter

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Creative Cuts Rollercoaster at the TCB Country Club

Rollercoaster will be performing at the TCB Country Club at 7pm on Friday July 26. Featuring the beautiful singing talents of Kirsten Cynthia on vocals, with songs from such artists as Lana Del Ray, Calvin Harris, The Weekend, Robin Schulz, Bruno Mars, David Guetta, Elle King, Adele, plus loads more. Plenty of classic ‘80s from Blondie to

Roxette, Chris Issac to Michael Jackson. Add to this guitarist Donovan Alex, who knocks out some great hits of the past from the Clash, White Stripes, Blur, The Kinks, The Doors and T-Rex plus tributes to both Bowie and Prince. This band rocks the house! Rollercoaster will perform live on July 26 at the TCB Country Club.

Window into Nature


A memorial exhibition, using watercolours of local flora and fauna by late well-known and eccentric artist Dorothy Hall, is coming to the Gallery on Saturday 29 June. From nuts, flowers, fungi, birds and butterflies to lungfish, you will find magic in each of the artworks. This colourful exhibition is presented for the first time on this scale by the De Greene Art Trust and will be on view until 20 July. Entry to the Gympie Regional Gallery at 39 Nash Street is free, with opening hours from 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday. For more information, visit www.gympie. qld.gov.au or call 5481 0733.

Coolabay Choir is enjoying new songs, singing confidently in harmony and looking forward to the next performance date. Singing is very therapeutic as well as giving the brain a bit of a workout! Knowing the words to songs and each individual part of the harmony is a feat in itself and very commendable indeed. We look forward to our hour a week on Wednesdays at 3pm in the Vets’ and Community Hall in Cooloola Cove. Come and join us! We’re a very happy group of people. Call Pam 0427 180 649 or email: kcisf327@gmail.com

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Entry time for the art show

The Cooloola Coast Art Group are once again looking forward to showcasing the works of many talented artists in our local region. A 3D section will add a new dynamic to this year’s show and the Junior section has returned by popular demand, so send those entries in! Over a 120 works of a variety of mediums will be on display and admission is adults $2, children under 10 years old, free. We are very excited that our judge this year is a much awarded Sunshine Coast artist, Lizzie Connor. Lizzie has completed 20 solo exhibitions throughout her career and is a member of the Australian Society of Marine Artists and Royal Qld Art Society. The annual art show and competition will be held over the weekend of July 26-28, at the Tin Can Bay Country Club, our major sponsor, who host a Chinese restaurant that will be open for lunch and dinner. Brochure and entry forms can be downloaded at: cooloolacoastart.org. Entries close 4pm, July 12, 2019. All enquiries: Kerri Southern 0438 803 990.

STUDIO TRAILS The Studio Trails was a great success for 2019 with two local studios opening their doors for guests for the second year. Tuncunba Gardens, Tin Can Bay, had just

over 90 visitors through the doors over the weekend and Phil Horne of Blue Sands of Rainbow Beach also enjoyed the chance to show off his work.

Music Plus and a wonderful treat The evening started well with Side Saddle, made famous by the pianist Russ Conway in the ‘70s. In Gunther’s absence, Ron stepped in and did us proud. After our first ‘singalong’, Laurence gave us two great numbers and followed with a well-known Maori song, first in Maori then English, Now is the hour, which many of us knew. The violin was played by a relative beginner, Fiona, though very competently. Frank and Marilyn gave us a taste of their recent performance at the Gympie Show as did the ukuleles, looking like Country and Western folk. Coolabay Choir had fun singing All God’s Creatures Have a Place in the Choir and a beautiful round from John Krumm called Fall. Gail came again to play for us, which was heartily enjoyed. Ron not only played in the band, but also gave us two songs with guitar in his inimitable style and managed the sound system very ably. We thank him for that. We laughed with Colleen and her funny story and we were pleased to hear Sarah’s Irish lilt. Debbie, Len and Pam gave a rendition of Hard To Say I’m Sorry; it was interesting to hear how the tenor recorder and the flute blended together with piano only an accompaniment. Highlight of the evening was young Chloe, who gave us a lively performance of The Entertainer by Scott Joplin on violin

with Vivi, her Mum, accompanying her, as well as Chloe on cello in the last items of the evening. Chloe is 15 years old, has completed all her school studies and is already embarking on a university degree course online. We shall watch with interest her progress and, no doubt, see and hear a lot more from her. Next Music Plus is on Thursday September 26 and we have some new and interesting offers to come. For further info call Pam on 0427 180 649 or kcisf327@ gmail.com

Got something to say about council’s Planning Scheme? From 8 July – 2 August, council will be inviting the community to have its say on the proposed amendments to its Planning Scheme. GET INVOLVED

• To view and download the proposed amendments, visit www.gympie.qld.gov.au.

• Hard copies of the proposed amendments, including printed maps and overlays, will be available for viewing at all council libraries and customer contact centres.

Submissions responding to the proposed amendments close 5pm, 2 August 2019. To have your say, visit www.gympie.qld.gov.au/ have-your-say.

• Talk-to-a-Planner sessions will also be held throughout the region giving people the opportunity to talk directly with a council planner about the proposed amendments: - Kandanga Hall, 16 July, 4:00pm-7:00pm -


Gympie CBD, Mary Street (as part of Winter Trees on Mary, near centre stage), 17 July, 4:00pm-7:00pm

Rainbow Beach Library, 24 July, 4:00pm-7:00pm Kilkivan Hall, 25 July, 4:00pm-7:00pm.

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What an event! R

AINBOW BEACH recently hosted Round 4 of the ‘Ocean Roar’ IRB Premiership Series. Beach and Club President, Shane Handy, said despite the conditions the event was a great success. The carnival saw 259 competitors from 16 clubs across Queensland from Coolum Beach in the north to Kirra SLSC in the south compete. Kurrawa SLSC was the winner of Series 4 with Kirra second, Broadbeach SLSC third, Kawana Waters fourth and Alexandra Headlands SLSC

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Pics from local Photographer Garry Hewitt of all the action

taking out fifth spot. The series has six categories - open male, open female, 35 + masters, 45 + masters, U23 and Rookie. This year drones were launched to monitor rips and other surf conditions, marine life such as sharks, and spot swimmers in distress, plus they have also proved a valuable resource in surf sport, aiding safety efforts and judging. A fantastic event on the Rainbow Beach calendar.

Rainbow Beach Police Beat by Senior Constable Michael Brantz

Who let the dogs out?


F YOU’VE EVER been bitten by a dog I’m willing to bet it’s an experience you haven’t forgotten. Chances are that every time you see the scar you remember the painful wound left by the canine teeth ripping into your flesh.

superficial wound, I still remember the incident clearly. Therefore I can only imagine the pain, fear and terror that a 10-year-old local lad endured recently, when he was set upon by two large dogs. You remember the trip to the hospital This poor kid was just taking his dog to get patched up, and you remember the for a walk when suddenly two large, injections you received as a precaution unrestrained dogs appeared and attacked. against disease. But most of all, you Fortunately, a passing motorist was able probably remember that moment of fear to get the dogs off the child - but not just before the bite - when you could see before he sustained serious injuries to his the animal approaching, teeth bared and lower leg, requiring surgery and a lengthy period of rehabilitation (both physically growling. For me this exact experience happened and mentally). Now I love dogs – they really can be in my first year on the job, when I was out door knocking around Woolloongabba. I man’s best friend, but dog ownership had just taken a ‘Break and Enter’ report requires a commitment. As a dog owner and was checking to see if any of the you are legally responsible for your pet victim’s neighbours had witnessed any and its actions, and it is your responsibility to ensure that your animal is effectively unusual behaviour. restrained, both at your home, and also I knocked on one neighbour’s door and, when out in public. when it opened, I could see a long hallway The Gympie Regional Council is the stretching about 15 metres. A split second later my eyes caught movement at the authority that regulates dog ownership end of the hallway, and then everything through its ‘Local Laws’ – which detail how domestic animals should be kept. They seemed to go in slow motion. have officers who patrol the Cooloola A large German Shepherd started Coast responding to incidents, but also bounding down the hallway towards me proactively collecting unrestrained dogs and (being particularly brave) I started because they consider wandering animals to turn to run away. The last thing I ‘a dog attack waiting to happen’. remember (before the dog latched onto The laws are there to ensure community Michiel.my buttocks) was the owner saying, safety and if you adequately control and Michiel. Rainbow Beach, Bay, your dog you’ll have no problems “Don’t worry, itCooloola won’t bite”. Cove, Tin Cancontain Michiel. Rainbow Beach, Cooloola Cove, Tin Can- but Bay, Now when Cooloola this happened - almost Rainbow Beach, Cove, Tin Can Bay,if you’re happy to let your animal 20 years ago - I was a fully-grown man, roam the streets, you may find it missing armed with all my police paraphernalia - one day and it could cost you over $300 to very welcome? and although I only sustained a relatively get it back. very welcome?

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INTER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS are here and there is so much to see and do in the Cooloola Coast region you will never have to say, ‘I’m bored’. There are many walks featured in our Cooloola Coast Visitors Guide feature in this paper including the Carlo Sand Blow, the famous Coloured Sands, the foreshore Tin Can Bay, and Rainforest Walks. Hire a 4 x 4 and drive yourself with Rainbow Beach 4 x 4 hire; pop in and see Sam and Maureen at the Rainbow Beach Tourist Information Centre for a tour of Fraser Island; take a dive around Double Island with Wolf Rock Diving; have an adventure with Epic Ocean Adventures; grab a rod and go fishing along the beach or at Carlo or Bullock Point; see the dolphins at Tin Can Bay; grab a tinny and have a day out; take a helicopter ride or just enjoy the many cafes and restaurants we have in the region and relax on the beach.

Learn to surf, skate or paddle board at Rainbow Beach with Learn to Surf School Holiday Programs Surf Lessons: run as our small group surf schools (just four surfers per lesson), private lessons or groups as requested by our customers. All surfing lessons come with complimentary wetsuit hire for each participant and all equipment required. Surf-Skate sessions will be based at the Rainbow Beach State School and we encourage each participant to bring their bike helmets and any safety gear they currently have. Get to know the SmoothStar surf trainer board and see what they can do for your surfing skills, fitness and more. Stand up Paddle tours will be available over the holidays for kids and families and visitors. We guide our tours with a big focus on not disturbing our natural wildlife while

Activities with YAP Create entries for the Art Show Art Piece creating entries for the Cooloola Coast Art Show U13 category at the Cooloola Cove Veterans and Community Hall from 10am to 12pm, July 4. All materials supplied and YAP will submit the completed work of art including the entry fee. we cruise through our incredible country on paddle boards. For anyone looking for activities under their NDIS funding come and have a chat to us. We offer lessons and programs incorporating surfing, hiking, surf-skate, stand up paddle board and personal training. Information and bookings at rainbowbeachlearntosurf.com/schoolholiday-learn-to-surf

Sweet HOY Playing for chocolate at the Cooloola Cove Veterans and Community Hall from 10-11am, July 9. Non stop card play action that will get the brain working with sweet reward. Everyone’s a winner!

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Whether you are a horse riding champion or a beginner, there is a horse and a ride for you at Rainbow Beach Horse Rides. The rides operate from 23 Clarkson Drive on the way to Inskip Point and bookings are essential. There are pony-led rides for the little ones for only $20, one-and-a-half-hour blissful beach rides for $150 per person (over 10 years), or the full day country rides at Goomboorian for the outdoor enthusiast. All staff are certified Trail Guides having completed and fulfilled the requirements of a Horse Safety Australia clinic. www.rainbowbeachhorserides.com.au

Bring your old clothes and be prepared to get a little messy with your kids during a variety of creative sessions for children under 9 years old. Art Stars runs on Saturday 6 July and 3 August for kids aged 5 – 9 years. Art Play, for the littlies, is on Friday 5 July and 2 August for kids aged 2 – 4 years. Special sessions can be arranged for schools, day cares, home schoolers and community groups. Each session costs $5 per child with bookings essential.

Gallery Fun There’s always something fun to do at the Gympie Regional Gallery over the school holidays! You can try your hand at painting something fabulous, playing with clay, drawing or even some embroidery. There’s workshops for kids of all ages, so jump on to holidayfun.com.au for a full list of what’s on.

Try Dragon Boating Attend the Tin Can Bay Yacht Club on Thursday July 4 from 1.30pm - 3.30pm and try Dragon Boating. This unique activity emphasises fun, fitness and friendship. The Cooloola Dragon Boat Club offers the very best elements of Dragon Boating, so come and try this amazing sport and have a great afternoon out on the water. This session is for kids 10 and over and costs $5, with bookings essential.

Stitched Bugs, Beetles and Butterflies Coming up at the Gallery is an exhibition of colourful crochet and stitchstyled miniature replica bugs, beetles, spiders and butterflies by Violette VeghJameson OAM. Opening on Saturday 29 June at 2pm, these new works by Violette will surely capture the hearts of fibre artists and naturalists alike. To celebrate, join young crafter Matisse Andersen on Saturday 6 July for an afternoon of relaxing embroidery.

Find your fun at the Tin Can Bay Library Monster Madness Join in the games, activities, stories and fun as we celebrate Andy Lee’s amazing picture book series Do Not Open This Book. Suitable for children aged 5-8 years, bookings essential for Thursday July 4, 2-3pm. Florette’s Mini Garden When Mae’s family moves to a new home in the city, she wishes she could bring her garden with her. When Mae arrives, she decides to set up a

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new garden. Join us as we celebrate this wonderful tale by making a mini succulent planter or terrarium. Suitable for children aged 5- 12 years, bookings essential, Thursday July 11, 2-3pm. Holiday Craft Bar Stop by the children’s area at your local library branch between Monday 1 July and Friday 12 July for free craft activities during the school holidays. Suitable for children aged 5-12 years and their carers, Monday - Friday, 11am–12noon. Bath Bombs and Soap Join us to make your own customised bath bombs and soap. Ages 12 and up, bookings essential. Friday July 5, 10-11am

Holiday Craft Bar Stop by the children’s area between Monday July 1 and Friday July 12 for free craft activities during the school holidays. Suitable for children 5-12 years and their carers on Wednesdays 3–4pm. Queen of Hearts Croquet Challenge Do you think you have what it takes to beat the Queen of Hearts? Join us for fun activities and games. Suitable for children aged 5-8 years. Bookings essential, Thursday July 4, 10-11am. 70 years of Noddy Celebrate 70 years of Enid Blyton’s Noddy with games, activities and stories. Suitable for children 5-8 years. Bookings essential, Thursday July 11, 10-11am.

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Who is a photographer? By Julie Hartwig Tin Can Bay Camera Club


HE AVAILABILITY and increasing sophistication of digital cameras and smartphone cameras has seen an explosion in photography participation in recent years, and it seems that anyone who owns a camera (regardless of what type) can call themselves a photographer. But in this day and age, what exactly is a “photographer”? Traditionally, when we think of a photographer, we think of professional photographers - wedding or portrait photographers, sports photographers or photo-journalists – who have undertaken many years of study to be qualified in the art. Some charge large sums of money for their services, while others are freelance, but all earn a living from their chosen genre of photography.

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At the other end of the scale we have the “enthusiastic amateurs” Many are self-taught, having taken advantage of the vast amount of learning videos and courses available online. A leaf through photography pages and groups on social media reveals that there is a vast range of abilities from the happy snapper to the “OMG, what an awesome photo!” If you’re an enthusiastic amateur wanting to improve your knowledge and skills, one of the best ways to achieve this is by joining a camera/ photography club. Apart from hanging out with like-minded people, you can immerse yourself in a learning environment – learn how to get the most out of your camera (whatever kind you have) and learn how to use photo editing software. Clubs cater for varying levels of ability. They

provide the means to explore various genres and gain exposure to other photographers which can be very inspiring. Who knows? Maybe one day you may even be able to call yourself a “photographer”! If you’re struggling with your photography, maybe joining your local club is something worth considering. Until next month, happy shooting! The Tin Can Bay Camera Club’s next meeting: Wednesday July 17 at TCB Library, commencing at 7pm. For more information about club activities and to view members’ images, visit: tincanbaycameraclub.wix.com/tcb-camera-club

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US and Canadian visitors love Rainbow Beach! By Connie Caudill


OUR ENDURANCE young riders along with their two sponsors came to Australia from the US and Canada to take part in an International Endurance Ride Exchange. It’s sort of like a student exchange but only for one event, a 50 mile endurance ride that was to be held near Eidsvold on the Rockybar property on June 8. This exchange is an arrangement between the American Endurance Ride Conference and the Queensland Endurance Riders Association. On the first trip to Australia in 2016, the young riders requested to go and ride horses on the beach. So arrangements were made to ride on Rainbow Beach.

Lisa Schneider, Madison MacPhail, Kimmy Cates, Shelby Moucha, Solstice Pecile and Connie Caudill with staff Charlie and Kayla

They loved the clean beach, the views, the forestry drive, the people and the coloured sands. The young riders had so much fun riding these very well-trained horses that when

they heard another group was planning on going to Australia again this year they highly recommended to this group of riders to go to Rainbow Beach and ride. The young riders were so excited as they

galloped along in the surf. They had the time of their lives and they will always remember Rainbow Beach. The photos and experience will be something that they will always cherish.

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WO OF THE ongoing events organised by the Rainbow Beach Community Centre are table tennis on Wednesdays: morning for training and evening for competition; and a bridge game on Fridays - both activities only $2 donation. The Craft, Handmade and Recyclables Markets along with general markets are held at the end of each month. The markets are held on the fourth Saturday of the month In July it will be on the last big day of the fishing comp, which is the 27th, so come on

over when you have finished weighing in. Another big event to save the date for is the Wellness Expo on September 22. It will be the first Wellness Expo in Rainbow Beach and aims to create a festival of complementary and traditional medicine practitioners here in Rainbow Beach. For a stall or enquiries please email rainbowcommunity@cirs.net.au The Ambulance Association holds bingo at the hall on the first Monday of the month for entertainment and fundraising. We would love to see you and you could

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even win while having a good time. Italian Language and Culture classes are on Wednesdays. They began in May but newcomers are always welcome and will fit in and learn at their own pace. There will be some Italian food experiences coming soon. Delizioso! Cooloola Coast Pilates has started pilates classes on Mondays 8.45 to 10.15am at the spacious hall, with Sarah Booth instructing. Sarah is also going to start a Gold Pilates and Exercise Chair Class from July 15 at 10.30 to 11.15am for seniors and for people

of any age but with movement restrictions. The class will be around a chair either sitting on it or using it as exercising tool. Coming up in October there is a light show exhibit, ‘Playground’, organised by Team Rainbow and supported by the Community Centre. It will be held from October 5 - 8, and further information will be out soon from Team Rainbow Association. If you would like to book the hall or discuss your event or function please call us on (07) 5486 3355.

Cooloola Coastcare’s Weed Warriors plant trees for Climate Week


HE ‘TIN CAN BAY F ore shore We e d Warriors’ team from Cooloola Coastcare, led by Jess Milne, held a public information and re-vegetation event on Thursday June 6 on the Tin Can Bay foreshore park to celebrate the first Queensland Climate Week. This event was sponsored by the Queensland Government through the Burnett Mary Regional Group, and the Weed Warriors are supported by a Gympie Regional Council’s Environment Levy Grant. Members of the community and visitors from as far afield as Glenwood joined Coastcare in replanting an area along the creek. They were rewarded with a cuppa and a cake after planting native plants in the areas cleared of weeds over the past months. They were able to get information about the local plants and weeds by taking home a ‘Great Sandy Beauties and Beasties’ booklet and a ‘Cooloola Cove Wetlands and Waterways’ book published by Coastcare. The group of 11 locals and visitors planted over a 100 native plants recommended by the Coastal Manager from the Gympie Regional Council’s Environment Department. The plants were purchased from the local Cooloola City Farm Native Plant Nursery where these local species are raised from locally gathered seeds. The activity drew the attention of people on the walking path who congratulated the team on their hard work both protecting and beautifying the foreshore. One even joined Coastcare as a result. The event was promoted in the local community newspaper, the Cooloola Bay Bulletin, as well as on social media on the Cooloola Coastcare Facebook page and group and the ‘What’s on’ groups for the area.

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Above: Jess Milne (Weed Warriors Team Leader), Linda Tabe (Vice President), Julie Venn, Ferne Tabe, and Rod Hutchinson preparing the tools and plants ready for planting Below: Cooloola Coast Care Weed Warriors Climate Week Image Ben Galea

HE GRASS TREE (Xanthorrhoea) is an iconic and eye-catching plant readily seen in our local heath. Grass trees have a thick, corky trunk either above or below ground and the long, narrow, spiky leaves form the crown at the top of the trunk. This is often said to resemble a grass skirt. The dramatic flower spike has white/cream flowers, followed by seed capsules containing hard, black, oval seeds. They are very slow growing, but do not have to be fully grown to look interesting in a garden. Grass trees have highly flammable leaves, but the trunk is watery, so the tree can survive most bushfires and flowering is most prolific after them. This may be life-saving for birds and insects. All varieties in Queensland are protected and it is illegal to remo ve them from their habitat. Our plant of the month is Xanthorrhoea johnsonii (Forest or Wallum grasstree). It has It is illegal to remove the an aerial trunk Grass Tree from their habitat to a few metres and will enjoy a sunny position that must be well drained. On June 29, from 8am at the Community Hall in Rainbow Beach, we will have plants available for sale, or you can collect two free plants on presentation of your September 2018 GRC rates notice. 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-3pm, 07 5486 2304, ccfni09@gmail.com www.cooloolacityfarm.org Please note: During winter, City Farm will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. At the beginning of spring, we will open Friday as well. We are a cash only organisation.


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Fun, friendship and fellowship

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L to R - Margaret Ambrose, John and Kaye Olson, Lawrie and Lyn Buhse, Jo Said, Don Beaton, Judy Kiddle, Arthur Leggo, Beryl Bennett, Della Kerrison and her grandson, Carl.


HE MOTTO OF Probus is ‘Fun, Friendship and Fellowship’ and our members have plenty of opportunities to experience all these. At Cooloola Coast Probus Club we have added another ‘F’ to our motto, to include ‘Food’! During June we enjoyed lunch at the Marina in Tin Can Bay, as well as attending the Morning Melodies featuring wellknown musician, Graeme Jensen, at the Gympie RSL. Coming up we have the Christmas in July lunch at the Cooloola Coast Bowls Club

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on July 24 – fun and food and supporting the Medical Transport Service. We also plan a day trip to the picturesque mountain towns of Montville and Maleny, a Probus information day at Hervey Bay and a trip on the Mary Valley Rattler. If you would like to find out more about Probus, you are welcome to join us for our monthly meeting which is held on the second Monday of each month at 2pm at the Sandcastle Motel. For more information, contact Jo on 0428 762 572 or Kaye on 0421 648 129.

HANKS TO TWO very kind community members who have recently donated a planer and a metal lathe, the Tin Can Bay Community and Men’s Shed Inc. is now very close to having all the equipment the Shed needs. During June, members of the Shed Management Committee met in Gympie for a round table discussion with Council’s Planning Department, headed by Councillor Mark McDonald. This meeting proved very fruitful with a lot of headway being made and matters of concern being resolved. The Council were very helpful in

every respect and, with the Shed now having the services of a draftsperson assisting with internal shed plans and disability parking plans, the Men’s Shed is moving forward strongly again. A mammoth garage sale is planned for August 17. Community members are Was $440 encouraged to donate any unwanted, saleable items to the Shed’s premises behind Cityfarm. Contact Bryan Phillips (Shed Manager) 0420 299 651, Graham when you mention this code:-Rainbow June Langdown (President) 0433 062 906 or Paul Boulton (Secretary) 0437 007 911, to negotiate collection of larger items. Offer available

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HE COOLOOLA COAST Local Ambulance Committee would like to acknowledge two very generous donations which were recently received. The first was from the Tin Can Bay Quilters with a cheque for the handsome sum of $1100. The money was raised by the Quilters during a special event in May which was very successful and attracted a large attendance. The club has been most supportive of the Ambulance Service in the past, both with donations and with participation in our annual Flower Show.

The second equally welcome donation was from the Sleepy Lagoon Hotel Sports and Social Club. They donated $500 as a contribution to the work of our local Ambulance Officers. The club had also donated a further $500 earlier in the financial year. The LAC is very grateful for the efforts of both these organisations and the financial support which they have shown now and in the past. The money will be put to good use to provide specialised equipment for both the Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach Ambulance Stations.

Over 60s test out the Mary Valley Rattler


RECENT Thursday saw our excited group head to Gympie for our long-awaited trip on the Rattler. Of course, the morning started off with a lovely morning tea at the station first, then it was all aboard.

The group excitedly waiting to board.

We felt like kids on their first train ride. It was very interesting to see the countryside from a different perspective. Our conductor, Michelle, gave us a running commentary and history of the region’s as we clickity-clacked along the track. Finally we pulled into Amamoor Station, where we had lunch at the little cafe; then back on board and homeward bound. A thoroughly enjoyable day. Our next morning coffee meeting will be July 2 at the Rainbow Beach Surf Club, at 10am. Enquiries phone Dorothy on 5486 2357.

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Barbara Gammon, Ray Karl, Val Siobhan, Lol Karl and Marie Heron, enjoying a bite to eat

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Have an enjoyable and safe holiday

Dan Stanieg, Principal Rainbow Beach State School


HANK YOU FOR a great term. The support that our families and citizens give our school is such an important aspect of our success. Our time can be spent on the important aspects of teaching and learning, student engagement, and student and staff wellbeing. Holidays are always a great antidote for staff wellbeing. We are constantly planning, developing and implementing ideas to ensure that the students of Rainbow Beach State School are achieving their best in all aspects of their school life.

Last week, our school won the Sea Life Sleepover Competition for the Sunshine Coast. Mrs C entered our montage of fish, co-constructed by the students and Mrs Lane. This fish scene is on the back wall of the undercover area and is a colourful, recycled masterpiece. A great reward for the students’ and Mrs Lane’s hard work. Thank you to Mrs C for taking the time to enter the competition. The student council provided the opportunity for the students of Rainbow Beach State School to chill out and watch the movie The Grinch last month. During the interval, students were served up a

Artwork using recycled materials


Bush Kindy, the stand out favourite

delightful feast of hot dogs and a cold popper. A great Friday night meal! At the drop off, it was great to see so many happy parents’ faces and their smiles grew wider when I told them they didn’t have to stay. I must congratulate the members of the student council who wrote to businesses asking if they would support the night with a small donation and phoned the businesses to order. The student council is raising money to replace some of the bench seats in the undercover area with lighter aluminium seats. According to the students, the old heavy seats are a WPH&S issue, as they could cause back problems when lifting them or there is a possibility of getting a splinter in your bottom when sitting on them. Who am I to argue! The Rainbow Beach State School P&C are going to match dollar for dollar to buy the seats. Our Year 6 students had a Cyber Safety talk with our visiting Student Engagement teacher Mrs A. Mrs A discussed the legal requirements of having various social media

Josie, Fletcher and Jay in our Kitchen Garden. Seedlings have been planted and will be ready to harvest in late Term 3

accounts and tips on how to use these sites safely. We will continue these education sessions through the lower year level of the school in Term 3. I hope you have an enjoyable and safe holiday and I look forward to seeing everyone in Term 3. Thank you for your continued support. Student Council News The student council would like to thank the IGA, Ed’s Bakery and Rainbow Beach Butchers for their support of our Movie Night. Also a big thank you to staff and parents who gave up their Friday night to help supervise and prepare dinners. We couldn’t run student council events without the help of volunteers and the continued support of our local businesses. Thank You!!


WO YEARS AGO, owner of the highly regarded Kids Bizz Early Education Centre in Gympie, Julie Waters, decided she wasn’t busy enough, so she took over the existing child-care service in Trevally Street, Tin Can Bay. She heard that the struggling childcare centre was closing and couldn’t let that happen. She said: “I call it my heart decision.” She has had the inside completely gutted, added air conditioning, soundproofing and they now have landscapers tackling the outside and they want to invite you to come and have a look. They will be opening the centre up to the public from 3pm to 6pm on Thursday July 18. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served for all guests! If you can’t make the open day just call the centre any time for a tour.

Director Jade Davidson, who is Julie’s right hand woman, said: “This is my second home; my heart and soul is here. I am passionate about the local community and sharing our vision at the centre with the community.” With a daily bus to Rainbow Beach and pick-ups in Cooloola Cove plus after school care, the centre now employs nine staff. They accept children from fifteen months to school age and offer after-school care. One of the highlights of the curriculum is the bush kindy. The centres aim is to promote nature play and learning in a natural bush and beach setting and build relationships within that place, its history and indigenous heritage, and to support current needs for preservation and conservation. Amy, a local Mum of four, said: “my son has been going to Kids Bizz for just over a year now and has absolutely thrived! The staff are brilliant, they have the best communication we have ever experienced, and they have a free bus service!” Contact details: 07 5486 4850 kidsbizztincanbay@gmail.com

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Rugby League development program

Celebrate NAIDOC Week N

AIDOC Week 2019 will run nationally from 7-14 July. This occasion is where all Australians can come together to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

NAIDOC Family Fun Day Celebration

On Friday July 19 from 9.30am to 2pm there will be a celebration at the Pavillion, Gympie Showgrounds, Exhibition Road with various entertainers including cultural performers Jamie Dunn and Agro, traditional dancing / storytelling, song group Yarnin’ Circle, traditional games, Gundoo/kids corner, animal farm, jumping castle, cheap food and drinks and loads of stalls.

NAIDOC Dinner Dance - Gympie

Enjoy a delicious meal, live entertainment, karaoke with a twist and more to celebrate 2019 NAIDOC Week. Cooloola Aboriginal Services Inc and sponsors are proud to present this annual dinner dance to celebrate NAIDOC. The theme for this year is VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH. We invite you to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future. For more information about NAIDOC – visit www.naidoc.org.au There will be entertainment with a wonderful two-course dinner, at the Gympie Civic Centre, 32 Mellor St, Gympie on Saturday July 20. Doors open at 6pm, with dinner to be served at around 7.30pm, all tickets only $40.


Busy times at Tin Can Bay School


E HAVE HAD an extremely busy couple of weeks, with students and staff engaged in a variety of activities including the chaplain’s breakfast, where we welcomed community leaders including State Member Mr Tony Perrett, Mayor Mick Curran, and Gympie Regional Councillor Mr Mark McDonald, who cooked and served up a tasty breakfast for our students. Students in secondary also recently participated in the Maths Team Challenge at Gympie State High School, and came 10th in a field of 18 schools, beating Victory College, Mary Valley and Kilkivan schools.

Class 2A on their Woolworths discovery tour learning about delicious, fresh food

Sandra Carroll (School Run4Fun Co-ordinator) presenting Taylah Rooks from Year 4/5 with a trophy recognising Taylah as the highest fundraiser in our recent School Run4Fun Colour Explosion fundraiser. Taylah single handedly raised over $1,000 towards the school total of $4,400. A mighty effort!!!

Under 8’s day was an awesome success, as was our inaugural colour fun run. A highlight of both events was seeing students, teachers, parents and extended families come together to have fun and enjoy being part of the TCB school community.

Year 7’s with the guitars they made in STEM. The students will be learning to play them in Music next term

Principal Leave I will be taking leave for all of Term 3 and travelling to Western Australia to spend time with my son and grandsons in Karratha. I will provide details of the replacement Principal as soon as they are finalised.

School Run4Fun Colour Run

Charleigh Bogodoohoff with her adirondack chair she constructed in 9/10 ITD

I am thrilled to announce that our School Run4Fun Colour Explosion was a huge success. Thank you to each and every one of you who supported the fundraiser – we couldn’t have done it without you. With your assistance we were able to raise $4745 which will be used for air conditioning our classrooms through the coming years.

On behalf of Tin Can Bay P-10 State School I would like to thank you for your time and effort that was put into this year’s School Run4Fun Colour Explosion. It was wonderful to see the spirit and enthusiasm that was displayed in supporting our school, and of course the smiles on the students’ faces. What a blast of colour it was! We can’t wait to do it again next year. A special thank you to the following local business owners who supported our event: Cooloola Carpentry and Maintenance (supplying the frames for our photo shoots)

RL Heading Lawn and Gardening (donating the medallions for the highest fundraisers) Bennett’s Bush to Bay Marine Electrical (purchasing bales of hay for use at the event) D & L Hay and Mulch Deliveries (supplying and delivering sugar cane bales). The Arts Fair was a huge success. Thank you to the enormous number of parents who attended and voted in the People’s Choice competition.

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April June/July Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic July 4-12 CCR&F Easter Fair August Rainbow Anzac Day Parade Beach Triathlon Rainbow Beach Lion’s Club Annual Kite

May Festival Bay to Bay YachtTinRace September Can Bay Seafood Festival June October Rainbow Beach Invitations Ocean Roar IRB Series Fours Bowls Tournament

Tin Can Bay Ambulance Flower Show July OctoberBeach Rainbow Beach Classic Nippers Rainbow Family Fishing Carnival

September November Rainbow Beach/Trail Runs TinDecember Can Bay Seafood Festival Tin Can Bay Foreshore

Family Nights October Beach Lions Club Twilight TinRainbow Can Bay Ambulance Flower Show Christmas Concert and Afternoon Markets Rainbow BeachRainbow Invitations FoursHoliday Bowls “The Tents” Beach Tournament Program Rainbow Nippers Carnival See ourBeach What’s On page for more on

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Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

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


I ALL. WELL, finally the weather has settled a bit this last month, and we have managed to get quite a few trips in and the fishing has been great with all crews filling their esky. The closer in reefs are starting to fish well with the cooler temperatures, which provides a good option for those lumpy days and the wider grounds are doing extremely well. Some monster Red Emperor have been landed lately including a 14.5kg one that got off and unusually floated to the surface 20 meters behind the boat, let’s just say it was worth the swim but thank God Ashley threw a rope out as it was a struggle against wind and current. Pretty much every reef species Rainbow

Beach has to offer are in good numbers at the moment including some cracker pearl perch and parrot. For those that like to stretch the arms big amberjack and cobia also seem to be hanging around. In the straits squid are very thick with frequent catches of 100-plus in a session. As usual, the run out tide seems to work best. Some nice mackerel have been caught up around inskip and the main channel, however slowed down in the last couple of weeks. Along the beaches reports of a few decent tailor fish, but very hit and miss.

With some decent gutters along the beach again now for those that like a feed of whiting, bream or dart. That’s it for this month, cheers Mat.

Above: Mat’s Red Emperor was worth a swim for, and his first. Left: Bau only wanted a legal Red. Now has a new PB to chase

Cruising through winter John Macfarlane Commander QF17


INALLY THE weather has settled into a pattern where the rains have lessened and the big southeast trade winds are calming down. This means a bigger workload for Coastguard Tin Can Bay with the annual migration of yachties from southern latitudes coming over the Wide Bay Bar and through the Sandy Straits on their way north. Just like the grey nomads heading north

for the winter in caravans, there are a surprisingly large number in boats doing the same thing. In order to keep us ready to respond to any calls for help during this busy period, we have just had Cooloola Rescue III out of the water for the engines and sterndrives to be serviced, an expensive exercise. Fortunately she was only out of service for one day. Our secondary vessel, however, is out of service for a week while local boat repair guru, Mark Parry, gives her a first ever antifoul and a cosmetic makeover. With antifoul, she can stay floating at our pontoon ready for action, where she is

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mainly used to assist local boaties needing assistance on waters inside the bar. Both vessels were hauled out thanks to the great crew at the Tin Can Bay Marina. Our crews continue to upgrade and maintain their skills with frequent training sessions. To a casual observer, it seems like our boats are always breaking down. However, we regularly practice our vessel recovery techniques and our crew drills. If you see us on the water, wave and say hi; if you see us at the Country Club on Friday nights, come buy a raffle ticket. Your support is vital to our ability to help when you need it on the water. Safe boating.

Cooloola Rescue III out of the water for the engines and sterndrives servicing

Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

Tin Can Bay Fishing Club News

ITH THE SHORTEST day of the year approaching, we expect the winter species should be active and on the chew. Club members are looking forward to a few trips outside during the winter months with Keely Rose Fishing Charters with an opportunity to enjoy the experience and the fun. There have been reports of bream being around in the bay in good numbers particularly around the dawn and dusk hours, with most fish being only around the legal size with the odd one of a better quality. Bream are partial to the humble yabby and a few quality summer whiting have been a much welcomed bycatch while fishing for bream. Maybe the better quality bream could be caught at night on flesh baits or mullet or chicken gut. Squid are being caught in good numbers and seem to be fairly widespread throughout the bay. If you look closely when a squid is hooked and nearing the surface there are quite often others following it up and can also be caught if you are quick enough to unhook and get the jig back in the water. That’s if you can see through the squid ink on your sunnies.

There have been a few quality golden trevally caught recently and the odd average tailor as well. School mackerel have been around in large numbers in some areas but mostly undersized so be aware of how to identify them and what the legal size is. If in doubt ask Mr Google. A few flathead have been caught recently, mainly on soft plastics, so try on the tops of the sand banks on the high tide or at the run-off gutters at the last of the run out tide. The reefs in the bay have been a bit quiet lately with only the occasional quality fish amongst the tiddlers and toad fish. Winter whiting have been caught in good numbers and quality by those who know where and when to go, so give them a try using some of that fresh squid cut in small strips put on a long shank hook. There are a few sand crabs being caught at the moment and the occasional mud crab as well, so it may be worth putting the pots in. New members are very welcome and for enquiries, please contact the secretary on mobile 0437 242 171 or email: tcbfishingclub@bigpond.com

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Cam from the Gold Coast with a pair of beautiful Rainbow Beach Pearl Perch

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Happy Keely Rose clients with a few from their Snapper bag-out


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Happy husband, happy life


EW OWNERS of The Chandlery Bait and Tackle at the Tin Can Bay Marina, Chris and Emma Rippon, say they have found their Nirvana. After spending the past three years in Gove, ‘boys paradise’ as Chris calls it, running a tackle and outdoors shop, their desire to return closer to family grew.

Chris’s wife, Emma, knew if she was going to have any chance of raising the children in South East Queensland, she was going to have to find Chris a treasure – and she did – she found the Chandlery for sale, showed Chris and the move was planned. Having worked in the tackle and

New owner Chris Rippon at The Chandlery Bait and Tackle


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0.62 1.43 0.59 1.83

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0.64 1.44 0.64 1.75

0442 0.46 0442 0.46 0434 0.67 0434 0349 0.75 0349 0.75 0411 0.72 0411 0.72 0328 0.57 0328 0.57 191.55 90.67 191.46 1040 4 1.55 1040 102319 1.44 1023 092019 1.42 0920 4 1.42 094619 1.38 0946 4 1.38 1.52 0907 4 1.46 0907

0.67 1.44 0.70 1.67

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0.69 1.44 0.79 1.57

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0.71 1.43 0.89 1.47

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0.73 1.42 0.97

0033 1.36 0033 0644 0.87 0644 0.87 0020 1.97 0020 1.97 0000 1.67 0000 1.67 0148 1.54 0148 1.54 30.74 230.73 230.68 064323 0.80 0643 8 0.80 065823 0.74 0658 121323 1.31 1213 8 1.31 1.35 0659 8 0.68 0659 0814 8 0.73 0814

1.36 0.74 1.44 1.01

0040 1.73 0040 1.73 0043 1.57 0043 1.57 0301 1.41 0301 1.41 0117 1.84 0117 1.84 0131 1.27 0131 41.98 240.72 240.75 073624 0.86 0736 9 0.86 072824 0.79 0728 9 0.79 0.76 0919 9 0.75 0919 0757 9 0.72 0757 075224 0.75 0752

1.27 0.75 1.50 0.97

0217 1.71 0217 1.71 0421 1.33 0421 1.33 0258 1.20 0258 0135 1.65 0135 1.65 0131 1.47 0131 1.47 51.90 250.72 250.74 102010 0.74 1020 085810 0.72 0858 090225 0.72 0902 0.75 083225 0.83 083210 0.83 081725 0.77 081710 0.77

1.20 0.72 1.61 0.86

0233 1.57 0233 1.57 0323 1.59 0323 1.59 0229 1.38 0229 1.38 0005 0.86 0005 0.86 0417 1.19 0417 61.83 260.71 261.30 0.72 092426 0.78 092411 0.78 095411 0.71 0954 090926 0.73 090911 0.73 053311 1.30 0533 101726 0.66 1017

1.19 0.66 1.74 0.72

0050 0.79 0050 0.79 0328 1.51 0328 1.51 0430 1.49 0430 1.49 0335 1.31 0335 1.31 0525 1.24 0525 71.76 270.69 271.32 062712 1.32 0627 0.67 100627 0.71 100612 0.71 104412 0.69 1044 100227 0.68 100212 0.68 111627 0.56 1116

1.24 0.56 1.89

0532 1.43 0532 1.43 0123 0.72 0123 0.72 0040 0.58 0040 0418 1.46 0418 1.46 0437 1.28 0437 1.28 281.35 81.70 280.66 112713 0.66 1127 071013 1.35 0710 062128 1.32 0621 0.62 104528 0.64 104513 0.64 105128 0.62 105113 0.62

0.58 1.32 0.45 2.02

0048 0.83 0048 0.83 0156 0.65 0156 0.65 0506 1.43 0506 1.43 0014 0.83 0014 0.83 0121 0.45 0121 91.63 291.41 291.39 062614 1.41 0626 074714 1.39 0747 0.58 112129 0.57 112114 0.57 053429 1.28 053414 1.28 070729 1.42 0707

0.45 1.42 0.35 2.13

0017 0.85 0017 0.85 0133 0.77 0133 0.77 0101 0.71 0101 0.71 0229 0.61 0229 0.61 0158 0.36 0158 00.78 301.40 301.42 1.58 055130 1.41 055115 1.41 071515 1.40 0715 062830 1.31 062815 1.31 082215 1.42 0822 075130 1.52 0751

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1452 SA 0.59 1452 1439 FR 0.35 1439SA0.35 1333 MO 0.58 1333 TU 0.58 1316 TU 0.43 1316 1403 WE 0.61 1403 FR 0.61 O0.44 WE0.43 2124 2.22 2124 2.22 2.00 2034 2.10 2034 2.10 2005 2.11 2005 2.11 2105 2.02 2105 2.02 2143 1.83 2143

1525 SU 0.64 1525 1409 TU 0.63 1409 WE 0.63 1438 TH 0.64 1438 SA 0.64 1529 SA 0.41 1529SU0.41 1400 WE 0.42 1400TH0.42 U0.43 2212 1.75 2212 2.09 2051 2.19 2051 2.19 2114 2.09 2114 2.09 2140 1.98 2140 1.98 2213 2.17 2213 2.17

1621 SU 0.52 1621 1602 MO 0.70 1602 1444 WE 0.69 1444 TH 0.69 1511 FR 0.67 1511 SU 0.67 1448 TH 0.45 1448FR0.45 MO0.52 E0.46 2303 2.05 2303 2.05 2243 1.67 2243 2152 2.05 2152 2.05 2213 1.91 2213 1.91 2.15 2140 2.21 2140 2.21

1642 TU 0.79 1642 1719 MO 0.66 1719TU0.66 1520 TH 0.74 1520 FR 0.74 1546 SA 0.72 1546 MO 0.72 1540 FR 0.52 1540SA0.52 H0.52 2353 1.89 2353 1.89 2315 1.57 2315 2230 1.98 2230 1.98 2247 1.84 2247 1.84 2.16 2232 2.18 2232 2.18

1731 WE 0.89 1731 1559 FR 0.80 1559 SA 0.80 1625 SU 0.78 1625 TU 0.78 1826 TU 0.81 1826 1633 SA 0.61 1633SU0.61 WE0.81 R0.61 2351 1.47 2351 2308 1.90 2308 1.90 2322 1.76 2322 1.76 2.13 2325 2.09 2325 2.09

1835 TH 0.97 1835 1729 SU 0.72 1729 1356 WE 1.57 1356TH1.57 1644 SA 0.86 1644 SU 0.86 1711 MO 0.85 1711 WE 0.85 A0.71 MO0.72 2.06 1951 0.92 1951 0.92 2351 1.82 2351 1.82

1232 TU 1.33 1232 TH 1.33 1353 FR 1.44 1353 1739 SU 0.92 1739 MO 0.92 1309 MO 1.43 1309TU1.43 1517 TH 1.63 1517FR1.63 U0.80 1807 0.92 1807 0.92 2003 1.01 2003 1833 0.83 1833 0.83 2128 0.96 2128 0.96

1329 MO 1.31 1329 TU 1.31 1347 WE 1.34 1347 FR 1.34 1628 FR 1.71 1628SA1.71 1426 TU 1.48 1426 1511 SA 1.50 1511 O1.36 WE1.48 1844 0.97 1844 0.97 1914 0.99 1914 0.99 0.87 2258 0.92 2258 0.92 1951 0.91 1951 0.91 2157 0.97 2157

1725 SA 1.79 1725SU1.79 1542 WE 1.57 1542TH1.57 1615 SU 1.61 1615 1451 TU 1.34 1451 WE 1.34 1505 TH 1.40 1505 SA 1.40 U1.42 2121 0.95 2121 0.95 2307 0.86 2307 0.91 1955 1.00 1955 1.00 2036 1.03 2036 1.03

1559 WE 1.42 1559 TH 1.42 1646 TH 1.68 1646FR1.68 1610 FR 1.48 1610 SU 1.48 1111 SU 0.72 1111 1709 MO 1.74 1709 E1.53 MO0.72 0.90 2112 1.01 2112 1.01 2245 0.93 2245 0.93 2210 1.01 2210 1.01 1812 1.86 1812 1.86 2358 0.72 2358

1156 MO 0.68 1156TU0.68 1651 TH 1.52 1651 FR 1.52 1739 FR 1.79 1739SA1.79 1701 SA 1.60 1701 MO 1.60 1757 TU 1.89 1757 H1.66 1852 1.91 1852 1.91 0.87 2226 0.97 2226 0.97 2353 0.89 2353 0.89 2321 0.93 2321 0.93

1826 SA 1.89 1826SU1.89 1237 TU 0.63 1237 1205 WE 0.45 1205 1733 FR 1.63 1733 SA 1.63 1744 SU 1.72 1744 TU 1.72 WE0.63 R1.79 1930 1.94 1930 1.94 1841 2.02 1841 0.82 2326 0.92 2326 0.92

1207 SU 0.63 1207 1314 WE 0.58 1314TH0.58 1809 SA 1.74 1809 SU 1.74 1136 MO 0.55 1136 WE 0.55 1251 TH 0.35 1251 A1.90 MO0.63 1908 1.96 1908 1.96 2006 1.95 2006 1.95 1826 1.86 1826 1.86 1925 2.13 1925

1158 SU 0.51 1158 MO 0.51 1247 MO 0.61 1247TU0.61 1221 TU 0.47 1221 TH 0.47 1349 TH 0.56 1349FR0.56 1336 FR 0.28 1336 U0.56 2.00 1845 1.87 1845 1.87 1947 2.01 1947 2.01 1906 2.00 1906 2.00 2040 1.94 2040 1.94 2010 2.18 2010 0.60 0144 31 0144 071831 1.37 0718 0.40 1306 WE 1306 WE 1949 2.12 1949

0.60 1.37 0.40 2.12

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outdoors industry for ten years, not only does Chris know the products, he can offer advice on fishing and boating and loves helping others get better at fishing to help them enjoy the pastime more. Chris said: “We want to be the one-stop shop for all your boating and fishing needs. We have cleaned the shop, freshened it up, ordered a lot more gear, especially fishing and tackle, organised it and it is now more up to date and visitor friendly. We want to service the fishermen as well as the boaties.” They now enjoy being closer to family and having the opportunity for their two children to get to know all their

grandparents. Chris loves the water, he loves being on it, in it, over it and he and Emma want their children to appreciate the beauty and fun of a life spent fishing, boating, sailing, SUP’ing, and walking in and around the water of the Cooloola Coast. “We were so surprised with how friendly and genuine everyone were at a meeting I was asked to speak. Everyone was happy to chat and even helped us carry the pram.” Chris said. Go and say hello to Chris and the team at The Chandlery Bait and Tackle in Emperor Street, Tin Can Bay or phone 07 5486 4744.

Out and About

Italian night at Arcobaleno Right: Elissa Keen and Jan Forbes saying formaggio (cheese)

Left: Michelle and Rebecca Gilmore having a ‘Salute’ and learning to pronounce the ‘sh’ in Brushetta as a ‘k’ not a ‘sh’. (yep, it’s a thing) Manfred Gessner, Elisa Mele Seul, Alessia Castiglioni, and Megan Dahl celebrating Italian Language

Ocean Roar

Ten newly adopted Italian locals having fun ordering their meals in their new language at Arcobaleno

Volunteering at Ocean Roar in their home made portable bar, Nigel Worthington, Kroppy and Marnie from the RB Sports Club

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Visit to China, the home of the Dragon - Ros Gill, Elaine Dimock, Jean Peters, Chris and Sandy Wooster, Sandra Binnie, Bruce and Linda Palmer

Tin Can Bay to host Dragon Boat Regatta

Archery or shooting?


LTHOUGH OUR Dragon team has managed to continue our twice weekly training schedule, some of us have managed to fit in quite a lot of social activities. Five members spent two weeks in the land of the Dragon, China, and managed to see Chinese Dragon boating. Another group went to the Pumpkin festival in Goomeri and tried their hand at pumpkin rolling!! All the stops are out now for training for the Hervey Bay Regatta June 22, and for our own regatta here in TCB July 20/21. Come and join us Thursday afternoons and Sunday mornings. For more info please phone Sandy Wooster 0402 352 756.

Have you ever wanted to try shooting or archery? Come along to SSAA Tin Can Bay Branch Inc. Come and Try Day on July 7. Pistol, .22 rifle, air rifle, shotgun, archery all available to try. No license required, just bring photo ID, and nclosed shoes must be worn. Ages 11-year-old and above for shooting, archery is open to all ages. Only $25 to try all disciplines and sausage sizzle lunch, at 32 Rifle Fish Rd, Tin Can Bay. Gates open at 9am for sign on and there will be a Black Powder display during lunch break. For more information call Jenni Ingram 0418 259 269 or Brett Whiting 0467 332 303.

Vouchers available for kid’s sport IT’S ROUND 14 APPLICATION time for Get Started vouchers. The vouchers are distributed twice yearly and the next applications open on June 17, 2019. The vouchers can be used once per calendar year to help with your child’s sporting costs with clubs registered with the program. Applicants must be aged 5 to 17 years to apply and families may apply for more than one child. The vouchers are to put towards membership and/or participation costs primarily for those who hold a HCC or Pensioner

Concession Card to make sport more accessible to all. Listed are sporting groups registered in our region: The Rainbow Beach Surf Club, Rainbow Beach Sports Club, Cooloola Coast Crocs Swimming Club Inc, Cooloola Coast Little Athletics, Girl Guides Qld - Cooloola Coast, Sailability Tin Can Bay, Tin Can Bay Country Club, Think Like a Pony Inc, Tin Can Bay Sporting Shooters Association of Australia, Tin Can Bay Tennis Club, Tin Can Bay Yacht Club. www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame/ getstarted/apply

Club member Norma Sanderson in action at the recent Goomeri Pumpkin festival


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What happens on presentation night ... stays on presentation night T HE 2018-19 sailing season finished with the last race in a cold and blustery 20 knot southerly wind gusting to 30 knots at times. The end of the season was celebrated at presentation night on May 25, the overall winner of all series being Harley Jackman. The ‘dirt file’ awards were, as usual, anxiously awaited as no-one ever knows if it will be them who is a recipient of a noted incident that has happened during the year. This year’s awards were the MNOB (man not on board) whilst racing, the Docking and Dredging, the Navigation and the Maintenance (or rather lack of) awards. The names of the recipients have been withheld. What happens on Presentation Night stays with Presentation Night! The winter fun cruises have not been, as the first one was rained out and the second one was cancelled due to lack of wind, although it was a glorious day for a picnic. Fingers are crossed for suitable weather for the last planned cruise at the end of June.

Rainbow Beach SLSC Patrol Wrap Up James Worthington


Team Bovine

The winter ‘sprint’ series commences on July 14. In July, the Yacht Club will be running a Sailing Instructor’s course, an Assistant Sailing Instructor’s course for junior sailors and a safety boat course. A school holiday sailing programme is planned for the September school holidays for beginners and for junior sailors who have already completed the course to advance their skills. Here’s hoping for good weather.

T WAS ANOTHER busy season for the Patrolling Lifesavers of Rainbow Beach Surf Life Saving Club for 2018-19. The red and yellow flags were raised in September at 8am before being taken back down at 5pm. Every weekend and public holiday active patrolling members volunteered their time to protect others, ending the season in May. This season saw over 20,000 people step foot into the patrolled section of our beach and a further 10,000 entering the water. However not all the people entering the dangerous surf proceeded to swim between the red and yellow flags. Approximately 2,000 people were seen to be swimming outside the designated swimming area set by our lifesavers. This meant that 18 lives were saved as a result of the beach users not taking care. Lifesavers also conducted 502 first aid treatments with anything from spinal injuries to jellyfish stings. Our volunteer Lifesavers are well trained and know the in’s and out’s of safe swimming.

Greg Dodt and Shane Handy - where Christmas Day is just another day on patrol!

It’s important for people to remember to swim between the red and yellow flags because it’s the safest place to swim on our beach. The Surf Club is always looking for new members so come and join our fun teams and help keep Rainbow Beach safe for locals and holidaymakers. Our next Bronze and SRC camp is being run from September 22, with assessment on September 29. For further information contact Kelly on 5486 3249, or for course information contact Mark on 0427 033 160. New members are always welcome!

Increase your mobility with a new chair-based class


OOLOOLA COAST PILATES is pleased to announce Monday classes are now located at the Rainbow Beach Community Centre, 8.45-10.15am Pilates Mat Plus, 10.30-11.45am Gold Class Pilates Class for seniors. The Gold Class Pilates class is a new offering and we hope it will help seniors

and those with movement issues to begin or continue their fitness endeavours. It will be a chair-based class with a strength and mobility focus. Goals are to improve strength, improve balance, prevent falls, gain more function in day-to-day activities. We recommend anyone who wishes to join this session

call for a chat regarding their health and organise a medical clearance to exercise from their doctor. Exercise intensity will be low-to-moderate and won’t involve a lot of cardiovascular movements initially. Our Pilates Mat Plus class incorporate 30 minutes of myofascial (trigger point)

release work, 50 minutes of pilates on the mat for strength, mobility and core, then 15 minutes of functional movement training to take your pilates off the mat and into daily living movements. For more information see our website at cooloolacoastpilates.com or call 0432 690 194.

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A Little Humour TWENTY-FIVE-DOLLAR HAIRCUT A balding man went into a barber’s shop and asked how much it would be for a haircut. “Twenty-five dollars,” said the barber. “Twenty-five dollars, that’s crazy!” exclaimed the man. “I’ve hardly got any hair. How can it be that expensive?” The barber explained, “It’s $5 for the actual cut and $20 for the search fee.” RIB TICKLER At Sunday School, the children were learning how God created everything, including human beings. Johnny was especially intent when the teacher told him how Eve was created from one of Adam’s ribs. Later in the week, his mother noticed him lying down as though he were ill, and said “Johnny, what is the matter?” Johnny responded, “I have a pain in my side, I think I’m going to have a wife.” PALMS It was Palm Sunday, but because of a sore throat, 5-year-old Johnny stayed home from church with a sitter. When the family returned home, they were carrying several palm fronds. Johnny asked them what they were for. “People held them over Jesus’ head as he walked by,” his father told him. “Wouldn’t you know it,” Johnny fumed, “the one Sunday I don’t go and he shows up!” FLEEING FLEAS A father was reading Bible stories to his young son. He read, “The man named Lot, was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city, but his wife looked back and was turned into a pillar of salt.” His son asked “What happened to the flea?”

AN OLD LEAF Visiting his Grandparents, a small boy opened the big family Bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly something fell out. He picked it up and found that it was an old leaf that had been pressed flat between the pages. “Mama, look what I found,” he called out. “What have you got there dear?” his mother asked. With astonishment in his voice, the boy answered, “I think it’s Adam’s underwear!”

People are making Armageddon jokes like there’s no tomorrow...

BUMPER STICKERS Why be difficult, when with a bit of effort, you can be impossible?

Just spent $300 on a limousine and discovered that the fee doesn’t include a driver... Can’t believe I’ve spent all that money and have nothing to chauffeur it!

All I want is less to do, more time to do it, and higher pay for not getting it done. Nobody’s perfect. I’m a Nobody. My wife said, “If you go hunting or fishing one more time I’m going to leave you” ...I’m sure going to miss her. Ask me about my vow of silence. SHORTS Someone at work has snuck into the armoury and put glue on all our guns. Everyone’s denying it, but I’m sticking to my guns... Please be on the lookout for a bloke in town who is threatening people with a box of matches. I am hoping to catch him before he strikes again ... Did you hear our local drug trafficker is currently out on bail? He found a herd of cattle had destroyed one of his cannabis crops. The steaks have never been higher...

A truck carrying a load of Vicks VapoRub rolled over and crashed on the Bruce highway earlier today. There was no congestion for 8 hours. I dug up a worm for fishing. It’s the end of the line for him. An undertaker can be one of your best friends... He’ll be the last one to let you down.

Why didn’t the frog sit on the toadstool? Because there wasn’t mushroom. CARD SHARK The Sunday School teacher said to her children “We have been learning about how powerful the kings and queens were in Biblical times, but there is a higher power. Who can tell me what it is?” Tommy blurted out, “I know, aces.” COMPLETE AND FINISHED No English dictionary has been able to explain the difference between the two words COMPLETE and FINISHED. Some people say there is no difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED. I beg to differ because, there is... When you marry the right woman, you are “COMPLETE.” And when you marry the wrong one, you are “FINISHED!” And when the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are “COMPLETELY FINISHED”.

MORE SHORTS I got kicked out of the hospital. Apparently the sign “STROKE PATIENTS HERE” meant something completely different than I assumed. [walks into bookstore] Me: Do you have any books on turtles? Worker: Hard back? Me: Yeah, with little heads. Me: Sometimes I talk to myself. Me: OMG same. We’ll We’ll We’ll If it isn’t autocorrect How to parallel park: 1. Pull up just past the space 2. Look at how much space there is 3. Think “not likely” 4. Drive off Did you know that the first French fry wasn’t cooked in France? Where was it cooked then? In Greece. I know I joke a lot on my posts, but on a serious note, I need everyone to wish me luck. I have a meeting at the bank later and if it’s a success, I will be out of debt and own everything I have now. I’m so excited I can barely put on my ski mask….. A mosquito just landed on my husband’s face ... easiest decision of my life. Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation towards the local swimming pool. I gave him a glass of water. Boom boom. A truck carrying a load of Vicks VapoRub rolled over and crashed on the Bruce highway earlier today. There was no congestion for 8 hours.

Let s get eggcited!

Art supplies now available at Cooloola Mitre 10 Canvas, paints, brushes, modelling clay, pencils, etc. Clapping, Is literally hitting yourself because you like something.

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Restaurants and Cafés Arcobaleno Alistans at the Bay Marina Bar and Grill

0439 089 238

07 5486 3355

IGA Supermarket IGA Supermarket

Rainbow Beach

0448 931 959

Cooloola Cove

5486 2000

Rainbow Beach

5486 3444

Gympie Cooloola Pet Resort Gympie

9.00 - 12.30 5483 5364

5486 3228 5486 8555 5482 2737 5486 8686 0409 86 86 86

Rainbow Beach

0458 259 418

Rainbow Beach

0448 931 959

Pubs and Clubs

5486 3191 5486 3249 5486 4231

Cooloola Coast Rainbow Beach

5486 3411 5486 3900

Rainbow Beach Tin Can Bay Tin Can Bay

5486 8000 0431 037151 5486 4400

Rainbow Beach Tin Can Bay

5486 8700 5488 0084

Tin Can Bay

5486 2887

Rainbow Beach

0418 729 474

Tin Can Bay

5486 4577

Cooloola Cove

1300 727 025


Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach Signs




Justice of the Peace

Kennels and Catteries

5488 0601

Rainbow Beach

Beach to Bay Pest Management Cooloola Coast Termites@Cooloola Cooloola Cove

Shopping Centre

Tin Can Bay Library Mon, Wed, Fri each week 5481 2846 4121 7070 0436 394 347


Cooloola Coast Realty Rainbow Beach Realty


Curtains and Blinds & Security

0417 073 313

Glass and Aluminium

5486 4411

0407 764 661

Rainbow Beach

Gas Supplies

Hall For Hire

Tin Can Bay

0428 645 369

Garden Supplies

Graphic Design

5486 4004 4121 6377 5486 3471

Cooloola Cove

Pest Control

Rainbow Cooloola Wholesalers Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach and Fraser Island Gas Supplies

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

Op Shop

Food Wholesalers

Cooloola Cove Landscape & Garden Supplies


0448 955 768

Cooloola Coast

Fishing Charters

5480 5555

Cooloola Cove Maryborough Rainbow Beach

5482 7688 5486 4800 5488 0271

4rent4sale Storage Sheds Cooloola Tin Can Mini Storage

Tourist Centre

Rainbow Beach Tourist Centre Rainbow Beach

Tours and attractions

Dolphin Ferry Cruises RB/TCB Rainbow Beach Horserides Rainbow Beach Rainbow Beach Learn to Surf Rainbow Beach Surf and Sand Safaris Rainbow Beach Wolf Rock Dive Rainbow Beach

5486 3227 0428 838 836 0412 174 337 0435 934 087 5486 3131 5486 8004

EMERGENCY - AMBULANCE / POLICE / FIRE . . . . . . . . 000 Rural Fires Goomboorian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0417 793 286 Rural Fires Neerdie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0400 865 132 QPWS Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 9900 QPWS Tewantin (7 days) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5449 7792 Gympie Regional Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1300 307 800 HOSPITAL Gympie Hospital & Community Health . . . . . . . . . . . . 5489 8690 JUSTICE OF THE PEACE (Please phone to make appt ) CARKEET, Sally (Rainbow Beach) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0417 751 327 DEACON, Arthur (Cooloola Cove) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0419 624 208 FISHER, Peter (Cooloola Cove) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0407 95 4678 GETT, Kelvin (Rainbow Beach) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 3538 MISSEN, John Joseph (Rainbow Beach) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 8153 Library - Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 3705 Library - Tin Can Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 4355

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





Visit your Vinnies store today... Shop 1 / 14 Rainbow Beach Road Rainbow Beach Call Alex to find out more: 07 5482 2737 July 2019 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 35


Cabinet Making


40 FISHING TRADES AND SBoating ERVICES Fishing andPage

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CARAVAN RV CAMPING AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION Page 34 Page 40 Tim: 0421 245 260 bullair@bigpond.com ARC


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Appliance Repairs









Troy Rowley

Concreting Contractor ABN 64-930-176-411

Auto Electrics







0499 144 678

www.rainbowbeachautoelectrics.com.au 4X4 MOBILE SERVICE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR ONSITE SERVICE!


• House Slabs Concrete

CONCRETING • Garage Slabs • Driveways • Paths

MGB Also specialising in; CONCRETE • Stamp • Concrete Stencil




QBCC Licence No. – 1162933

G • Exposed RETIN LocalPSeeded Contractor CConcrete N O C P Z O3914 Phone: 5486 Mobile: 0413 060 797 Ÿ MDriveways Troy Rowley Ÿ PatiosConcreting Contractor ABN 64-930-176-411 Ÿ Shed slabs ELECTRICIAN Ÿ Pathways House Slabs Ÿ PoolSlabs surrounds Garage Ÿ Rendering Driveways

• • • • Paths


Plain Exposed Decorative Also specialising in; • StampWhen

quality matters

Servicing: • Concrete Stencil Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay and Cooloola Cove

• Exposed Seeded Concrete Call Mick on 0407 228 044

Phone: 5486 3914 Mobile: 0413 060 797


Hair Cuts Beards Grooming

PH: 5486 4731 1a/3 Dolphin Ave., Tin Can Bay



ABN 60 163 385 216



Reach all the locals on the Cooloola Coast advertise in the Trades and Services Pages from $60.00 a month. To find out more, phone: 5486 3561


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

Rumbalara Avenue Rainbow Beach QLD 4581

Rainbow Beach Tyre & Mechanical B






QBCC 78058


Hall For Hire CHANICAL


0458 259 418



-All Mechanical repairs-Free Old Car Removal -All makes & Models -Aluminium Tig Welding & -Second Hand Parts -Metal Fabrication Handyman -New & Used Tyres -GAS Clutch & Brake Repairs


Tyre & Mechanical Service

9 Karoonda Rd Rainbow Beach

Ph: 54863144

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Sell your stuff!

Pet Boarding

Classifieds $11 for 100 characters 1 month, 2 months $15.40 - only available online (price includes online listing)


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

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

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



Reach all the locals on the Cooloola Coast advertise in the Trades and Services Pages from $60.00 a month. To find out more, phone: 5486 3561 July 2019 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 37


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



1-12 Holiday Craft Bar, RB Library – Wednesdays 3–4pm and TCB Library – Weekdays Monday - Friday

Probus, Sandcastle Motel, 2pm, Jo on 0428 762 572


BBQ and Raffles, TCB RSL, every Sunday 12pm, ph: 5486 4224 or 5486 2110


YAP, Sweet Hoy Cards, Cooloola Cove Veterans and Community Hall, 10-11am, Jess 0411 218 254


Bingo, first Monday of each month, RB Community Hall, ph: 5486 3355


Carers Day, TCB RSL, 10am ph: 5486 4224 or 07 5486 2110

2, 9 Over 60s, first Tuesday of the month, RB Surf Club, from 10am Dorothy 07 5486 2357 4

Monster Madness, TCB Library 2-3pm, suitable for children 5-8 years. Bookings essential: 5486 4355


Queen of Hearts Croquet Challenge, RB Library - 10-11am, suitable for children aged 5-8 years, bookings essential, ph: 5486 3705


YAP creating entries for art show U13, 10am-12pm TCB RSL, Jess on 0411 218 254


Tin Can Bay Yacht Club, Try Dragon Boating.1.30pm to 3.30pm 1300 307 800


Bath Bombs and Soap, TCB Library – 10-11am, ages 12 and up, bookings essential: 5486 4355


LittleBits, RB Library - 2 - 3pm, create mini machines and inventions, 8-12 years, bookings essential: 5486 3705


Code 3 Eleven (4-piece rock band) TCB Country Club, 7pm, 5486 4231


School Holiday Express Train, MV Rattler Station, 10am www. maryvalleyrattler.com.au


Open Day SSAA TCB Branch Gun Club, 9am, $25 Jenni Ingram 0418 259 269 or Brett Whiting 0467 332 303


Veteran and Community Morning Tea, TCB RSL, 10am 5486 4224 or 07 5486 2110

8,15,22 Cooloola Coast Art Drawing every Monday 9.30-11.30am TCB Library, ph: 5486 4355

10 Coolabay Choir, every Wednesday, 3pm, Vets’ and Community Hall in Cooloola Cove, Pam: 0427 180 649 11 70 years of Noddy, RB Library 2 - 3pm, 8-12 years, bookings essential: 5486 3705 11 Florette’s Mini Garden, TCB Library 2-3pm, 5- 12 years, bookings essential: 5486 4355 12 Entries close Annual Art Show and Competition, 4pm, Kerri 0438 803 990 12 Brass Monkeys Duo, TCB Country Club, 7pm, 5486 4231 12 School Holiday Express Train, MV Rattler Station, Fridays 10am www.maryvalleyrattler.com.au 13 Learn how to meditate, 11am to 1pm, CC Veterans Hall, Alexandra: 0474 752 763 13 Barefoot Bowls Day then Bradz Rock’n’Rhythm TCB Country Club, $10, 4.30pm, 5486 4231 14 Winter Sprint Series, TCB Yacht Club, 0447 631 479 or 0405 063 894 15 Gold Pilates and Exercise Chair Class, 10.30 - 11.15am, for seniors/those with movement restrictions, ph: 0432 690 194 19-27 RB Family Fishing Classic, RB Sports Clbub, ph: 5486 3191 17 TC Camera Club, TCB Library, 7pm 17 Get Started Applications open for Sporting Clubs 18 TV streaming on the internet, TCB Library, 2-4pm, , ph: 5486 4355 18 Cloud basics, RB Library, 10 -12noon, ph: 5486 3705

19 Got Ya Covered performing, TCB Country Club, 7pm, 5486 4231 20-21 TCB Dragon Boat Regatta, Sandy Wooster, 0402 352 756 22 Mad Monday Luncheon, 11am, Good Shepherd 24 Christmas in July Probus Lunch, CC Bowls Club, Jo 0428 762 572 26-28 Annual Art Show and Competition, TCB Country Club, Fri 4-7pm; Sat 10am -4pm; Sun 10am - 2pm 26 Rollercoaster playing, TCB Country Club, 7pm 5486 4231 27 The PGA Pro-Am Series,TCB Country Club 27 Craft Markets and Recyclables, RB Community Hall, table/trash and treasure market, ph: 5486 3355 27 Sign on for RB Trail Festival, RB Hotel 4-6.30pm, and 5am June 28 28 RB Trail Festival 6am marathon start, 7am half marathon start, 8am 11km start, Phil Rogers Park

AUGUST 22-25 Gympie Music Muster

WEEKLY (many are term time only) See Fitness and Health pages for fitness classes, aqua aerobics, pilates, yoga MONDAY 9.30am Senior Citizens indoor bowls, TCB Community Complex David: 0466 848 032 10-11am First 5 Forever Under 5’s, RB Library 4.30pm Karate and Jiu-Jitsu, RBSS: 0417 079 579 TUESDAY 9am Arts and Crafts Group, Church of the Good Shepherd Hall 9am TCB Quilters, TCB Community Complex, Jacquie: 5486 4468 9.30am Little Guppies Playgroup Carmen: 0487 876 559

WEDNESDAY 7.30am Heart Foundation Walking Group, Maggie 0400 756 615 9am Mahjong and games, Church of the Good Shepherd Hall 9am Table Tennis, RB Community Hall, Bob: 0477 001 912 10am Mainly Music, TCB Community Complex 4.30pm Karate and Jiu-Jitsu, RBSS: 0417 079 579 6pm Table Tennis, RB Community Hall, Bob: 0477 001 912 THURSDAY 7am Tennis, RB Sports Club, Carmel: 0438 773 679 8.30am Playgroup, RBSS 9am TCB Craft Club Carmel: 5488 0409 9.30am CCLAC Bingo, 9.30am, 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 7.30am 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 Church of the Good Shepherd Contemporary Family service and morning tea, all denominations welcome! 17 Carlo Rd, RB


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Says it all really. Call Andrew Hawkins Your local real estate agent

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