Rainbow Beach Community News July 2020

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July 2020 • Vol 23 • Issue 7

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We are SO pleased to see everyone back at Double Island Point surfing, camping at Teewah Beach and Inskip Point and just 4WD-ing in the sunshine. Dylan Zeller and Sean Norris are lapping up the waves at Double Island. Photo: Jackson Moule, jackson.moule@hotmail.com

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Editor’s Note

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HERE IS SO much in this issue that I love and hope you enjoy as much I have. Happy Holidays to our visitors and thanks for coming. Post Covid looks so different for every town and city, but for Rainbow Beach and the Cooloola Coast, it means full caravan parks, restaurants, accommodation and people taking rides, dives, flights, drives and catching fish and waves. Winter is magnificent here and while we are normally full of the southerners making the most of the Queensland warmth, we are finding families who have never visited before coming to enjoy all the region has to offer - and we are very grateful. There are also lots of fish biting and whether you are fishing offshore, onshore, beach or boat - the reports are great - see the fishing section from page 31.


And we say goodbye to the lovely Jillys at Tin Can Bay - all the best to you both. The Rainbow Beach Chamber report is on page 8 and a membership form is on page 17. We would love you to join us to have your say on the future of the town, meet up and have some fun. The AGM is on Tuesday, July 21, 5pm for 5.30 at the RB Community Hall and all are welcome - really! The whales and dolphins are having a ball during the day and are so easy to see with the naked eye because the ocean is so still - what a wonderland. Thanks again to all our advertisers who make this newspaper possible - it is much appreciated and please help us to support those who support us by spending a few dollars at their businesses. Have a fantastic July everyone and see you soon!

We feature three new businesses owners in this issue! Two who have started new businesses and one who have taken over the business from previous owners. Congratulations!


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ERE IS THE latest on the Coondoo Bridge progress, as lots of people have been asking what stage they are at. A Transport and Main Roads spokesperson said: “We began building a new Coondoo Creek Bridge on Tin Can Bay Road in June last year. “The $14.8 million project will replace the existing, 60-year-old timber bridge with a wider, three-span, concrete one. “The new bridge will increase safety and connectivity for road users by improving flood immunity and reducing closures due to flooding, as well as reducing ongoing maintenance costs. “We are building it on an improved road alignment to the west of the existing bridge, minimising disruption to road users while works are underway.

“Works were temporarily stopped after significant rain in February this year, but the project remains on track and road users can expect to start using the new bridge later this year, weather permitting. “We recently transported 15 girders each weighing 82 tonnes to the site to support the deck. “The major structural components are now complete, and the concrete deck is under construction. “Once the deck is finished, we will start work on the road approaches and bridge barriers before finalising the project.” This project is jointly funded with the Queensland Government contributing $9.8 million and the Australian Government contributing $5 million.



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HE TALK OF THE town over the past fortnight has been the ‘bombing’ noises coming from near Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay and shaking the windows and buildings. As someone who remembers these noises from my younger days, I barely notice, but it has created a lot of chatter on social media, so here is the official reason they are so loud at present. A Defence spokesperson said: “The Wide Bay Training Area is open seven days a week for Defence training. While Defence generally endeavours to restrict training to weekdays, last weekend 1st Regiment, Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery, needed to conduct critical continuation training and conducted live-fire activities with their M777 Gun Howitzers. The unit will

complete their training on June 27, 2020. “The area where explosives are permitted is at least 1.5 kilometres away from the edge of the training area and 6 kilometres from the closest community of Wallu. “Defence seeks to use this buffer to keep noise and vibration to the minimum, however, environmental factors such as dense and low cloud over the blast site can reflect sound waves and make the explosions sound louder. “Defence advertises twice a year in local newspapers, in particular the Fraser Coast Chronicle and the Gympie Times in this area, to notify of pending military activity. The latest advice provided to local communities was on March 6 2020. “ And there you have it - we are in good hands.

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OTHING REMINDS US more of winter out at Wolf Rock than a stiff Westerly straight off the sandblow and the wonderful pleasure of getting to swim with Manta Rays. Manta Rays are the largest species of ray and are found throughout the world with distributions in Australia reaching north of Shark Bay in Western Australia to central NSW in Eastern Australia. Of the two known species, Manta Alfredi (the reef manta) is the one to frequent Wolf Rock during the colder months. Long considered harmless giants of the ocean they can grow to 5.5m across and feed primarily on zooplankton filtered out of the ocean through their large, forward facing mouths. While little is known about the life cycle and habits of the Manta Ray, they do live a largely pelagic life, migrating from place to place along the coast and use ocean pinnacles and mounts to ‘clean’ parasites off themselves with the aid of small fish, such as wrasse. Wolf Rock can be a cleaning station stop-off for multitudes of Mantas at any given point and we regularly see groups of five or more gliding about the underwater pinnacles. Whilst considered vulnerable under the IUCN due to fishing pressures and entanglement issues, research continues into the life cycle and connectivity of reef manta populations in Australia. Project Manta is a multidisciplinary collaboration developed by the University of Queensland to investigate the migratory nature of these majestic fish, and in doing so gather accurate data on population size and dynamics

and assist in providing comprehensive management recommendations for the future of the species. Wolf Rock Dive works closely with Project Manta by providing ID shots of each individual we encounter at the rock. These ID shots (photographs of the unique underside pattern of the ray) help identify the movement

of particular individuals throughout the region. Just last week, we had an encounter with ‘Frosty’, a manta that we hadn’t seen in over a year! If you would like to enjoy these gentle giants yourself or want a hand in finding a new unidentified Manta Ray give us a call on 5486 8004.

Where is the Great Sandy Management Plan?


EMBER FOR GYMPIE, Tony Perrett, has asked for an answer by mid-July from the Minister for the Environment, Hon L Enoch, on the future of the Great Sandy National Park. He has asked the minister to tell the public when it

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will release for public consultation the draft of the new management plan for the Great Sandy National Park. He said it was with reference to the 2019 ministerial advice that the drafting of a new management plan for the Great Sandy National Park had commenced.

“Residents are wanting to have their say in any future arrangements for the area,” Tony Perrett said. “The Minister advised me in early October last year that drafting had commenced. That’s eight months ago.”

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Great to see lifeguard Liam Toohey back with the red and yellow flags on the beach for safety at Rainbow Beach


F ANYTHING SAYS let’s celebrate our freedom, it’s the lifesaving equipment back on our beaches keeping our swimmers safe. It’s a welcome sight, so too are the lifeguards who look after the beach during the week and April to August on weekends, and the volunteer lifesavers who look after you every weekend from September to March. One such lifeguard is Liam Toohey, who caught a jet ski this week while going about his life-saving duties. A distressed visitor drove back to the patrol tower at the beach and announced he had fallen off his jet ski in the lagoon near Double Island Point and while he was okay, he had not been able to catch it. After consultation with the police, Liam organised another lifeguard to look after the beach while he took off on the patrol

EMBER FOR GYMPIE, Tony Perrett, has slammed the government over the permit fiasco impacting tourists and local businesses of the Cooloola Coast. He said: “The Cooloola Coast is being severely impacted by the debacle caused by chaotic and contradictory announcements about lifting Covid-19 restrictions. “Residents are now concerned that the reluctance to open the area up to increased camping and beach driving is a backdoor attempt to impose further restrictions on the region. “We’ve had problems about unrealistic distance restrictions, closed camping sites, ridiculously low camping numbers, difficulties obtaining permits, and block bookings inflating numbers.” He said: “In the last two weeks we have had visitors turned away because they were met with barrier tape and told camping was not on. It was changed a day later, but there was an additional special permit needed. Then we discovered it

was capped at 20 visitors when Inskip can cater for 2,300. “Locals who have a beach driving exemption have to apply for the extra permit and day trippers and non-campers are making block bookings. Permits are only available online, when previously they could be obtained at the service station and QPWS office which is often closed. “Ten days ago, the website showed camping at Inskip was capped at 200 and then within the next two hours it had increased to 760. That increase was short lived. “Everyone’s hopes were dashed when a few days later we were told it was a clerical error and changed back.” He said the same weekend 10,000 people could attend stadiums, but people cannot camp in an area where capacity is 2,300.

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jet ski and found the vehicle near the Wide Bay Bar out from Inskip Point. As it was going to be a safety risk and a liability for the emergency services if not rescued immediately, Liam was given permission to retrieve the jet ski and return it to the owner. While the ‘kill’ switch had worked, with the strong winds and currents that day, the $7500 ski had travelled very quickly and the owner was lucky to have it back in working order. Liam said: “While this story had a happy ending, it’s imperative you know your craft, know the conditions, use common sense and know the rules. “The end of Double Island Point is an official Go Slow area, yet visitors ignore the rules. Jet skis are great as a rescue craft, but as a recreation vehicle, few are trained to use them properly.”

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Staff from The Rainbow Beach Pharmacy will be putting on Christmas in July, so pop in! Natalie, Zaraya, Shakirra Naomi, Kathy and Ricardo enjoying last years festivities.


HE RAINBOW BEACH Pharmacy will be hosting a Christmas in July event on Thursday July 23 and they would love you to join them! They will have special offers, lucky door prizes and will be offering their famous morning tea to everybody! Manager of the pharmacy, Naomi Cole, said: “We want to give back to our town, create camaraderie, enjoy nice food and offer our customers a VIP shopping opportunity. She said it was a way to personally thank their customers for their support, allowing clients to mingle with each other and also of course, an excuse to eat yummy food. “We also raise money for local charity with gift wrapping which is usually free. In the past we have

donated to Rainbow Beach Droughtrunners and last year’s fundraising was for Rainbow Beach State School P&C. “Generally we hold an event closer to Christmas but this year we are holding it early to lift community morale and say thank you for everyone’s support during the past few months.” Naomi said: “All the ladies here bring in some home baked sweets, including my mini cupcakes with “Mums icing” and a dutch treat. Kristy has awesome white Christmas choc-chip cookies, Kath treats us to something sickly sweet, plus other goodies and Richard loves to try them all.” See you all on July 23!

OOLOOLA COASTCARE acknowledges the Kabi Kabi and Butchulla people who are the traditional custodians of the land and sea where Cooloola Coastcare operates, and recognise that these have always been places of environmental stewardship. Coastcare is embarking on a year-long process to develop the cultural awareness of the Management Team and the membership to better understand the Aboriginal history, culture and knowledge about the Cooloola region. Coastcare will develop the Reconciliation Action Plan (Reflect RAP) with the support of a Gympie Regional Council Community Assistance Grant (Community Capacity Building). The Reflect RAP allows the organisation to spend time scoping and developing relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders, deciding on a vision for reconciliation to ensure future actions or initiatives are meaningful, mutually beneficial and sustainable. It is timely for Coastcare to be addressing this process after the recent Native Title Determination for Rainbow Beach and Inskip Point and the impending determination for Cooloola Cove, Tin Can Bay and the Cooloola recreation area.

Invitation Cooloola Coastcare invites Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the community to make contact with Coastcare by email if you have an interest in joining us on this journey of learning and understanding. Everyone in the community is welcome to come to Coastcare meetings and join us as volunteers in our projects. You can email Lindy Orwin, the coordinator on coordinator@CooloolaCoastcare.org.au or call 0478 039 322 for more information or checkout our website cooloolacoastcare.org.au Information about the process can be found on the Reconciliation Australia website at reconciliation.org.au

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SINCE OPENING the centre after weeks of closure due to Covid-19, we have had a steady flow of visitors, but we can only have 20 persons on the premises at any one time. Strict hygiene and social distancing has to be adhered to at the Dolphin Centre and we do hope the government will relax numbers before the school holidays, to be able to make the dolphin feeding available for holiday makers. Some days we have all dolphins visiting but they have been staggering their time lately. Ella seems to be the most consistent at the moment. We always hope that Mystique

and Patch are in on the weekends when we have a large number of visitors. We don’t like to turn visitors away, however these wild dolphins make the decision as to when they visit. I hope everyone has seen our Sun Safe dolphin on facebook or the dolphin web page? This photo went viral and had people ringing up to find out what type of sunglasses they were as they lost a pair in the creek months ago. These sunglasses are on display at the Dolphin Centre. It is wise to visit during the week as numbers increase on the weekends. Stay safe.

UMPBACK WHALES are returning to our warm waters and need space to swim, feed, and have their babies. Approximately 35,000 humpbacks are expected to travel along our coastline during autumn and winter and can be spotted from Teewah to Fraser with the naked eye. Boats must remain 100 metres away from whales, while personal watercrafts like jet skis have to maintain a 300-metre distance. For special interest whales, like the white whale Migaloo, jet ski riders must keep 500 metres away. If there are three boats within 100 metres, other skippers must remain at least 300 metres away, so the pod of whales is not crowded. Penalties for getting too close to humpback whales include a minimum $652 onthe-spot fine or a maximum fine of $21,540. The humpbacks will be in Queensland waters until spring when they head south to Antarctic waters, and boaties can expect to be whale watching up until November. It’s important to slow down, keep your distance, and watch out for these beautiful creatures at all times. People can report stranded or entangled whales, or people breaching the whale approach limits by calling DES on 1300 130 372. Humpback whale fast facts: • The whale population is increasing by about 10% each year and is approaching pre-hunting estimates of about 40,000 animals • The annual whale migration is a round trip of about 9000km, and whales usually travel between 6.5-9.2km per hour • Humpback whales can live for 50 years, meaning they can swim up to 500,000km in their lifetime If you see any whales or dolphins in distress, the Marine Animal Release Team (MART) is specially trained to deal with whale entanglements and the public are advised to call them if whales become stranded. For more information about approach limits, please visit: environment.des.qld. gov.au/wildlife/threatened-species/vulnerable/whales Photo: The Ice Man

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Chamber of Commerce Update AINBOW BEACH held their monthly chamber meeting on the third Tuesday in June and it was encouraging to see so many established and new businesses keen to be involved. Special guests on the night were Mayor Glen Hartwig, Division 1 Councillor and Tourism Portfolio holder Cr Jess Milne, plus Division 2 Councillor and Communities Portfolio holder Cr Dolly Jensen; Visit Gympie Region’s Andrew Saunders, and Southern Cross Austereo representative Keith Gillies. The committee discussed post-Covid tourism needs for the region, proposed media campaigns, active social media campaigns including Facebook, Instagram and Tik Tok all run by volunteers of the chamber. Membership is now only $40 for this financial year for anyone who is finding it difficult, and so a perfect time to join. There will be lots of perks in this year’s membership, including free listing on the new Visit Rainbow Beach website and free entry to the monthly workshops starting in June.

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There is a membership form in this issue on page 17 which we would love you to fill out and drop into reception at the Plantation Resort at Rainbow. Alternately, if you wish to be notified and involved in the business community and haven’t received a reminder, or are a new member wanting to join, please contact the chamber for membership by emailing rbct.secretary@gmail.com We are looking for all business owners to become involved in the chamber and would love to see you at the next meeting, the AGM, which is being held at the

Community Hall on Tuesday July 21 at 5pm for 5.30pm. If you want someone to represent you at the meeting, your business must be a financial member and you then nominate them formally, on paper, to represent you. You can have one voting member per business. If you are a member, please join us and register for the free workshop Customer Care by the Cash Flow Business Academy, just copy this link and register for eventbrite. com.au/e/customer-care-cash-tickets-110224949792 or the link is on the rbcn.com.au website for you. Hope to see you soon!

Online help for NDIS funding

C ook- Just concerned how dark it will come out on print.. perhaps festive Ch ARERS QUEENSLAND is rolling out free online learning to help people using the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) get the most out of their funding. The Online Learning Program offers interactive sessions for small groups across a variety of topics, with the first sessions covering self-management for NDIS plans. “People with an existing NDIS plan, who are eligible to consider self-managing their funds, can take part in an introductory session that will explain what self-

management is and why it gives them more choice and control over their funding,” said Natalie Polkinghorne, General Manager of the NDIS Local Area Coordination Partner in the Community Program. “It will also explain how to use the online portal, help people understand how they can determine if an expenditure is reasonable and necessary, and explain clearly what is required on a day-to-day basis. “We will also be offering an advanced session for people who are experienced with self-managing their NDIS plan. This session is about the flexibility, creativity

and innovation that self-management offers people on the NDIS to get the most out of their plan.” They are taking registrations now and can be found on Facebook at @CarersQueenslandNDIS for the event link or get in touch with your Local Area Coordinator. Carers Queensland also works with people with disability who are not eligible for the NDIS to access mainstream services, and with local communities to improve access and inclusion for people of all abilities. To find out more about the Carers Queensland NDIS Local Area Coordination program call 1300 999 636.

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S YOU CAN see by the two-page feature on pages 20 and 21, so much more has opened up now in the region and what a relief for everyone! Most businesses now are up and running and returning to normal hours, but it’s important to be patient. Businesses not only have to restock, but their warehouses have to restock too and a lot have been running stock down as they had no idea when businesses would be allowed to re-open. The good news is the Rainbow Beach Surf Club has opened mid expansions. This means that while the deck isn’t finished, the kitchen now has a new servery, the bathrooms have moved and are very posh, and there are now two big TVs and a lounge area next to the bar. It’s worth a look and the view is still


Right: Mick Elmer happy to see Vinnies back open - as are the locals!

magnificent and food and drinks are available. The Sports Club has had a big ‘refurb’ and the bottle shop is now a drive-through where the entrance used to be. Meals are only served in the dining room now, which has been revamped and looks amazing, with the upstairs bar now looking very sharp and stickers all over the floor to

direct you to the ordering station. The Tin Can Bay Country Club will be open for business on July 11 with bowls and golf already back on, and the club is now open for dine-in or takeaway Chinese meals, but you are encouraged to book ahead. All our activities and tours and accommodation houses are back and all are taking the Covid-19 restrictions seriously with precautions in place. If you haven’t been asked to sign in - please ask staff so tracing can be done if necessary. Great to see you all back! Left: Kroppy ready for business at the refurbished sports club restaurant.

S RESTRICTIONS continue to ease across Queensland, respected local healthcare organisation, PHN, is asking anyone displaying even the mildest COVID-19 symptoms to get tested for the virus. Symptoms can include a cough, sore throat, fever, trouble breathing, fatigue or a runny nose. Rainbow Beach General Practice Doctor, Dr Andrew Spall said “Telehealth is in place until September so it can be ordered by the GP without having to physically see you and the referral can then be sent straight to the lab. “ Dr Anthony Brangan from Cooloola Coast General Practice said: “ GPs can do swabs but have to send the swab away to a Path Lab for testing. It is quicker to get a referral/ recommendation letter from the GP to then attend one of the listed clinics. Results would be quicker but patients may have to book to get into the clinic in Gympie.” Dr Jon Harper from PHN said testing was simple and quick. “The test involves inserting the swab into the nose and then rotating it slowly to pick up any secretions,” Dr Harper said. “These samples are then transferred to the nearest laboratory set up to test for COVID-19. The standard test can also detect COVID-19 infection in people who are not showing many symptoms. “We know washing your hands thoroughly with soap, using hand sanitiser, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and staying at home if you’re sick are some of the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses like influenza,” Dr Harper said. “They are great habits to keep up with as people start to return to the workplace and engage in social activity again.” A list of fever and respiratory clinics is available on the Queensland Health website: qld.gov.au/health/conditions/ health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/stay-informed/testingand-fever- clinics

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Preparing for surgery is an anxious time for any parent, but mum-of-three Vicki Cunningham also had to contend with a 200km round-trip journey and two children undergoing surgery on the same day.

Wishlist House eases burden for Cooloola Coast Residents Right: Felicity, (Mum) Vicki and Sophie, relaxing at Wishlist House, prior to operation day


HANKFULLY, WISHLIST HOUSE was able to ease the burden and the Gympie family were one of the first families to stay in the brand new six-bedroom home, within walking distance to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH). “My two girls, Sophie, six, and Felicity who is 13, had to undergo Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) procedures to get their adenoids and tonsils out,” Ms Cunningham said. “Sophie has sleep apnea, she falls asleep at school and she stops breathing in her sleep, she really needed the surgery. “My oldest was able to get her operation on the same day because she gets a lot of ear infections and tonsillitis.” Ms Cunningham said her girls had been placed on the surgery waiting list two years ago and had to travel to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital from Gympie for the

operations. “We were told about the surgeries the week before, so it was really stressful to think about the travel and having to be at the hospital so early. We planned to stay at Wishlist’s unit complex Reed House at Nambour and were very lucky when they rang and said Wishlist House was open. “I was so thankful to be so close to the hospital. We arrived the day before and checked in. The girls’ nanna (Vicki’s mum) came with us to help as carer and when we walked it - the house was so lovely. “I loved the plaques on the wall and the stories about how the house came together. We live in an old house in Gympie so it was so nice to walk into this brand new house and forget for a little bit about the surgery the next day.” Ms Cunningham said the house would

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No dining No dining 5:00pm - 8:00pm 5:00pm - 8:00pm 5:00pm - 8:00pm 5:00pm - 8:00pm 5:00pm - 8:00pm

(*Roast Carvery menu only)

Phone: 5486 3191

Turana Street, Rainbow Beach e: admin@rainbowsportsclub.com.au www.rainbowsportsclub.com.au

Life’s nearly back to normal with some stickers on the floor and lots of hand sanitizer to make sure we help you follow the new Covid-19 procedures which are all in place. Pokies: will open mid July. We are just waiting for direction from the of ce of liquor and gaming. Pool: is closed until further notice due to the nancial situation, however we will support anyone who wants to take over the lease of the pool. Bowls: is back and the Seafood Bowls will recommence from July 10 at the start of stage 3. Bingo: will return on July 10 and will be on every second tuesday from June 30. Cards will be on sale 9am; eyes down 9.30am. Restaurant: is back and so is the bar with distancing restrictions. Fitness Centre - due to Covid the club held over current memberships to help our members. This meant there was no income to cover the cost of running the gym. The club needed to nd a way to go forward and after a proposal submitted to the club by the Arthur family, the family are now leasing the facilities from the club with the full support of the Sports Club. Fishing Comp! Yes the Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic is back! This four-day event is now to be held from Thursday November 26 to Sunday November 29 and a pre-sale of adults-only registered entries will go on sale for $60 through the trybooking website from Friday July 10, 2020. Cadets and Juniors registered entry tickets to go on sale at a later date TBA. Please keep an eye on the sports club’s Facebook page for updates at Rainbow Beach Sports Club or website: rainbowsportsclub.com.au

Name the new restaurant to WIN a dinner for two! t’s and c’s apply

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The coast welcomes Gympie One Stop Furniture

New owner of Raine and Horne Tin Can Bay, Celly Jeal has bought the franchise from previous owner Robin Creighton

Owners of the new business, Nicola Garneys with baby Sophie, parents Stephen and Gaenor Garneys with granddaughter Isla, partner Russell Wegner with his sons Nathan and Ashton


YMPIE ONE STOP FURNITURE has opened their new store at 2 Scullett Drive, Cooloola Cove, just opposite Mitre 10. The family-owned business is managed by daughter Nicola Garneys, who you might know from their Gympie store in Mary Street which has been there for four years. Nicola is joined by partner Russell Wegner and parents Stephen and Gaenor who have been in the furniture business for over 20 years. Nicola said: “We have so many customers from the Cooloola Coast and I was getting a lot of feedback from them that it was getting harder to get to town, so we decided to bring the business to them! “We will still be keeping a smaller store in Gympie at 127 Mary Street, which Dad will look after, but we have the bigger showroom here at Cooloola Cove.

“We are hoping locals embrace the new business as we will be supplying solid timber, good quality furniture with quick delivery and we also offer laybys, zip pay, zip money and latitude as payment plan options. “We have noticed so many of our customers are shopping local during Covid-19 and we are very grateful for their support. “Our biggest sellers are the electric beds and the lift chairs but we also sell a lot of the Hamptons style dining settings and childrens beds. “We are thrilled with the way we have already been welcomed by locals and thank everyone for their support.” Gympie One Stop Furniture can be contacted on 07 5482 5693 or gympieonestopfurniture.com.au


New owner for Raine & Horne TCB

ELLY JEAL joined the Raine & Horne Tin Can Bay team in November as a Senior Property Manager, after hearing the successful franchise was on the market. It has always been a dream to own her own real estate business and with the support of her family everything seemed to align perfectly. Prior to landing on the Cooloola Coast, Celly was a property manager in Melbourne and Noosa for over 10 years, but the laid back lifestyle and friendly community was a huge draw card to the area. Celly said: “Rest assured the Raine & Horne team is sticking together with leading Sales Agents Britney Bell and Shellie Bennett, Sales Manager Danielle Welldon and of course the ever smiling Receptionist/Holiday Manager Sam Berry, all of whom live locally and have long-established relationships

with owners and tenants. “We are however on the lookout for another superstar to join the team as a parttime Property Manager, if you think that could be you please apply through SEEK, or email your resume to the office. “Despite the recent pandemic, sales are strong with families looking to move to the area, we have a waiting list of qualified buyers not only wanting to purchase in the Tin Can Bay, Cooloola Cove and Rainbow Beach area, we also have a waiting list of potential tenants. “We look forward to meeting you all and we urge anyone thinking of selling or listing their property for rent to contact one of our team members for a free, no obligation, appraisal. Celly can be contacted on 5486 2066 or raineandhorne.com.au/tincanbay



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Gardiner Fisheries Rainbow Beach


Sub-Cooled launch new business

Free 3D STEAMzone virtual event

by Lindy Orwin


New refrigeration and air conditioning business owner, Greg Wetherell, is based in Rainbow Beach


OCAL AIR CONDITIONING and refrigeration expert, Greg Wetherell has enjoyed working on the Cooloola Coast for four years and decided it was time to start his own business. Greg lives in Rainbow Beach with father Jim and his young daughter lives here on Best Shark weekends and Australia’s holidays, so he wanted to spend more time with her. He likes to be known as The Local Bloke

and will specialise in air conditioning and refrigeration repairs, installation and sales. Greg’s father Jim used to own the takeaway inside Foodworks in the early ‘80s; so the family is well known in the area and Greg has spent a lot of his life in the region. His new business is called Sub-Cooled and Ray dive’and Refrigeration and you Air Conditioning can reach him on 0436 338 631 or email subcooledliquid@gmail.com

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OU’RE INVITED! Cooloola Coastcare and the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee have joined forces to organise a 3D virtual version of the annual STEAMzone Science Festival for National Science Week this year. Normally it is held at the showgrounds and only for school students, but this year due to all the COVID-19 restrictions, STEAMzone will be open to the whole community and you can join in for free online. But this is no ordinary online event. You can join us in a 3D virtual world free from your own computer anywhere and we can have presenters from all over the world. There’ll be scientists and experts joining us for interesting talks, lively panel discussion, of course they’ll be audience participation activities and even fun social events. You’ll learn about nesting Rainbow Beach sea turtles, amazing snakes, endangered frogs, cute koalas, the elusive Mary River

Cod and so much more. This is more than just a science festival. There will be technology, engineering, sciarts and mathematics wonders to amaze, as well. Listen, view, learn and play. There’s even a soccer field and speed boats to enjoy during the breaks. The event will be held in a virtual world called VirBela during National Science Week in August. You can download the program for free for Windows or Mac computers and make your very own avatar at virbela.com and you’ll be ready to join in the fun. If you want to do a presentation we’ll train you in how to use the platform, contact Lindy Orwin 0428 039 322 or email coordinator@CooloolaCoastcare.org.au Tentative date August 22, 2020, 9.30am start. Date and program will be confirmed on the STEAMzone website: steamzone.org.au

Phone 5486 3043

a: 2 Goondi St, Rainbow Beach

t: 07 5486 8004 m: 0498 743 795

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Rainbow Beach Police Beat by Senior Constable Mick Emery


Good neighbours and bad cats

AST MONTH ALL three emergency services (police, fire and ambulance) responded to a house fire at Rainbow Shores – and we all stood around and did nothing. A suspected electrical fault had caused a small fire in the kitchen area of the house, and the subsequent fire threatened to burn down the whole house. And yet, when we all got there, we did nothing. The firefighters didn’t even get their hoses out! Why? Because some of the best neighbours you could ever ask for had already swung into action and done the job for us. While one neighbour called 000, another neighbour took to the fire with a garden hose and got it out before it was too late. The owners of the house, who had been out shopping, returned to find their house filled with smoke – but were otherwise very lucky that their house had not burned to the ground…thanks be to their observant and quick-thinking neighbours. The only real cause for concern was when we were informed that there were two cats still inside the smoke-filled house – but that, at least, finally gave us emergency service personnel something to contribute to the situation. Rescuing cats is typically supposed to be the work of firefighters, but as there were two cats I foolishly decided to give Fireman Liam a hand. Little did I realise that a house fire is a traumatic event – and even the most placid pets can become somewhat unpredictable…

unappreciative of my efforts to rescue it, and commenced biting and scratching my unprotected arms to pieces… It was at about this point that I looked down the hallway to Fireman Liam and realised why all firemen wear thick gloves and jackets. I subsequently ‘transferred custody’ of said pet to Liam and staggered out of the house and presented my bleeding forearms to the paramedics who were still looking for something to do… Now the main point of me sharing this story is to share the good work of the community minded neighbours (ok and maybe to get a little sympathy!). But it has occurred to me that ‘being a good neighbour’ is of incredible value to us in our small community. Metaphorically speaking, there are all sorts of small ‘fires’ that can flare up and threaten our town – but can just as easily be suppressed if we all keep an eye on things. One such issue is that of drugs in town. Like the fire mentioned above, it’s an issue that threatens the whole town if it takes hold and gets out of control – but it can also be suppressed by being observant and getting on top of it early. So my appeal this month is to encourage you to call Crime-stoppers (1800 333 000) if you suspect a little spot-fire of drug activity has started in your street. What happened inside that house will remain a tightly guarded secret, but don’t let anyone tell you they were domestic

Trading Hours 4am - 5pm 7 days We are observing all Covid-19 procedures - please follow the signage at entry.

Phone 24 Hrs

5486 3080

Bread, Cakes, Muffins & The Best PIES In Town

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cats – the one I grabbed was a close relative of the sabre tooth tiger with razor sharp fangs and claws! It was clearly

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Creative Cuts Gallery News

RSL Tin Can Bay….is OPEN! We have reopened the RSL sub-branch with reduced hours as a first step after being closed due to Covid-19. As and when things ease further, we hope to be able to re-start our other activities. It will be a bit of ‘suck-it-and-see’. For now, and in line with the COVID-19 Roadmap to Easing Queensland’s Restrictions, there are strict rules to be complied with. In addition, as other establishments are reopening at the same time, stock of some drinks will be limited for a short time. As a first step, but not much different to pre-COVID hours, we will be open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 3pm to 5pm. Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 3pm. There will be a limit of 20 people at any one time, with table service only, and of course, the social distancing rules remain in place. All members are welcome, however with the ongoing restrictions and our limited space, we ask that you are patient and understanding. Patrons who do not comply will be refused entry and/or service. We do look forward to catching up (although not all at once!) and having a drink.

Music Plus

The Gympie Regional Gallery and has two new exhibitions; The Stencil Art Prize and The R & R Showdown on display until Thursday, July 30 The exhibition features artworks from 66 finalists represented by a whopping 23 countries including Australia, Canada, Croatia, England, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands and USA. Edward Woodley from Sydney won the $10,000 Stencil Art Prize at the Sydney launch with his controversial artwork Eternal Spirit – 2. The artwork is stencilled enamel paint on brass sheeting which was then hand bent and distorted to add a three dimensional quality to the work. Also on display is an exhibition by young

local artists Roy Mayfield and Rourke Wines, titled The R & R Showdown. Roy and Rourke are high-school graduates who were this year’s winners of the Gympie Regional Gallery’s Curator’s Award. The theme for this exhibition is power and draws on the effects of World War II destruction, which will be played out through stop-motion video projections using archival footage creatively and 2D wall works. Entry to the Gympie Regional Gallery at 39 Nash Street is free, with opening hours from 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday. Visit gympie.qld.gov.au/gallery or call 5481 0733. Pictured above: an exhibition by young local artists Roy Mayfield and Rourke Wines is on display at the Gallery.

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We are watching and hoping that soon we can get out the instruments and join our fellow musicians in giving special evenings of varied styles and genres for the wonderful people of the Cooloola Coast. Social distancing is also making it difficult to get back to our favourite pastimes and maybe outdoors might be an answer. I am sure all of us are playing our music at home in isolation or with one or two others and so we’ll be ready when the time comes. If anyone has ideas or suggestions about bringing forward our music playing together. please convey these please call Pam on 0427 180 649 or email: kcisf327@gmail.com Pictured right is Ron on guitar and Irene on ukulele at a previous Music Plus night.

Coolabay Choir

Community Get Togethers

We have been enjoying the Zoom series arranged through Nancy by her earlier choral contacts. It lacks only one thing and that is the collective experience of hearing others singing around you. Please keep in touch as we will get together sometime and hopefully sooner rather than later. For further info call Pam on 0427 180 649 or email: kcisf327@gmail.com

Rattle along to the Rattler! The Mary Valley Rattler will offer 50% off all its steam train services – The Classic Rattler Run and the All Stations Train – throughout the month of August. To take advantage of the special offer, local Gympie residents need to book via the website – maryvalleyrattler.com.au – by July 11 and insert the special code GT20.


One of the wonderful positives which has sprung up from the ashes of Covid-19 is the new pop-up markets every Friday at the Rainbow Beach Community Centre/Hall. The isolation has affected everyone and many are quietly fighting depression and loneliness alone at home. The Community Centre started the initiative to offer books for the desperate readers of the town who were missing the library and after a few weeks they realised coffee was needed and then came the cakes and then the people came….. So many new friendships have been born, business has been conducted, networking is rife, the children are entertained, new people to town have been introduced - this is how a community should be and all credit to the volunteers of the RB Community Centre committee for bringing this idea to life.

Entertainment, runs Little Hippies from 9.30 to 10.30am each Friday at the hall for children over two years old

The Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay libraries are open again, however there will be no classes held in either library until further notice. Please contact Rainbow Beach on Phone (07) 5486 3705 or Tin Can Bay on (07) 5486 4355 RB: Monday 9.30am - 12.30pm; Tuesday closed; Wednesday 2-5pm; Thursday 9.30am - 12.30pm; Friday 2pm to 5pm; Saturday 9am to 12 noon. TCB Monday 9am - 12.30pm; Tuesday 9am - 5pm; Wednesday 9am - 12.30pm; Thursday 9am - 5pm; Friday 9am - 5pm; Saturday 8.30am - 11.30am

Bingo is Back! Yes it’s back on! Bingo is back on at the Rainbow Beach Sports Club every second Tuesday night beginning on June 30. Tickets will be on sale from 9am and the action starts at 9.30am. See you there!

Occupational therapist Marissa, Surf School owner Sarah, and organic research and development manager Belinda, catching up at the weekly pop-up markets at Rainbow Beach

The ladies of Rainbow, Brooke, Tina and Martine exquisite cooks and baristas - enjoying time together

Rainbow Beach Commerce and Tourism Assoc. Inc.


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ELL, WE ALL GOT back at dear Ol’ Bryan. Tying him up and out of the way while we all had fun at the Men’s Shed learning knot tying and rope splicing. Under the expert guidance and knowledge of local man and ex-Navy Petty Officer, Mick Allman, participants were taught a wide range of basic to advanced knots, hitches and splices. The atmosphere was happy, entertaining and supportive with all participants furthering their knowledge and skill. This was the first official course and many more to come. Kicking off on July 20 (1pm-3pm) will be the first session of our Health and Wellbeing program which will be a regular offering on the third Monday of each month. The program will focus on physical and mental health issues with information sessions, guest speakers and health checks planned. If computers and phone technology have you beaten, why not come along to one of our Computer Skills sessions? Held every Thursday between 1pm-3pm, you can BYO computer or book one of ours. The Shed is off and running with so

much going on both inside and outside! Future courses in woodwork, chess, macramé, etc., are planned and concrete pads have been poured outside the

Free Emergency Apps Cheryl Zunic, Treasurer Email: josephandcheryl@bigpond.com


ANY PEOPLE will be taking the opportunity to travel away from home during the school holiday period. If you are travelling or are in an unfamiliar location and have to call for emergency help, it can be hard to know exactly where to direct the emergency services. A helpful tool for dealing with emergency situations is the ‘Emergency +’ smartphone App This app provides your phone’s GPS coordinates so you can give the Emergency Dispatcher your exact location and help the ambulance find you. It also gives you all the important phone numbers to call in emergency and nonemergency situations. The Emergency + App is free to download from Google play, the App Store and Windows Store.

The smart phone APP Emergency +, to show your location in an emergency

Another useful tool available online is the ‘Triple Zero’ Kids’ Challenge. This fun game helps teach children about how to recognise an emergency, how to call Triple Zero (000), and the importance of knowing your address and phone number. It can be downloaded for free from the App Store for apple devices or Google Play for android devices. It can also be played online at: kids.triplezero.gov.au The members of the LAC held their first meeting since the Covid-19 lockdown last month and hopefully will be able to resume the normal monthly meetings from here on.

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Our dear ol’ shed manager, Bryan Phillips, got knotted well and truly with his handcuff knot applied by course facilitator Mick Allman

workshop entrance and as a base for our garden sheds. Thanks to Mansell’s Concrete for the supply of the concrete and to our shed members who gave of their time and muscle to get the job done. We always welcome visitors – they often become new members! Membership costs less than $1/week and the benefits are huge!

So come along and have a look. You won’t be disappointed. We’re located behind Cityfarm in Tin Can Bay and we’re always there weekdays between 9am-12 noon. Please also bring your bottles for recycling. For further information or to enrol in a course, please contact shed manager, Bryan Phillips on 0420 299 651. Next meeting – 10am, Saturday July 11.

Local church update Fr Adrian


UR CATHOLIC CHURCH buildings on the Cooloola Coast, St John Vianney in Tin Can Bay and St Peter the Fisherman in Rainbow Beach remain closed at this time, but the church, i.e. the people, are to remain open! We are now permitted to have a maximum of 50 people at Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Gympie. If you wish to come please contact the parish office to leave your contact details. Late each week the parish will contact those who have a seat. Mass is live streamed (stpatsgympie. net.au) from St Patrick’s at 10am on

Sundays, so those allocated a seat are asked to be in the church by 9.30am. Starting this coming week Mass will be celebrated in St Patrick’s Gympie, on Tuesday at 9am and Friday at 5.30pm. Once again, those interested in participating are asked to contact the parish office to see if a seat is available. Email: gympie@bne.catholic.net.au or phone: 5482 1213. Fr Adrian acknowledges that this method of seat allocation is clumsy but it is the way to go while complying with the government regulations. Joy and peace.

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THE COOLOO ACE WHOLESALERS Phone: 0411 033 872 ADVENTURE CENTRE 4 WD HIRE 13 Spectrum Street, Rainbow Beach Phone: 5486 3288 ARCOBALENO ON THE BEACH 1 Rainbow Beach Road, RB Phone: 5486 8000 BARNACLES Norman Point, Tin Can Bay Phone: 5486 4899 BEACH TO BAY PEST MANAGEMENT Phone: 5486 4505 BRENTS BURGERS 8 Rainbow Beach Road, RB Phone: 5486 8877

CREME DE LA CREME 1 Rainbow Beach Road DOLPHIN FERRY CRUISES Phone: 0428 838 836

DOUBLE ISLAND FISHING CHAR Phone: 0417 073 313 EDS BEACH BAKERY Phone: 5486 3080 EPIC OCEAN ADVENTURES Phone: 5372 8066



FRYING FISH CAFE IGA Centre, Rainbow Beach


GARDINER FISHERIES 1 Karoonda Rd, Rainbow Beach Phone: 0404 853 232

CENTURY 21 Tin Can Bay 5488 0734 Rainbow Beach 0428 585 175



GYMPIE ONE STOP FURNITURE 2 Sculle Drive, Tin Can Bay Phone: 5482 5693

CLIMATE CONTROL REFRIGERATION Phone: 5486 4362 COLOURED SANDS CLINIC Phone: 5488 0271 COOLOOLA COAST AIR CONDITIONING Phone: 5486 4499 COOLOOLA COAST GENERAL PRACTICE TCB - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM RB - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday every week Phone: 5486 3629 COOLOOLA COAST PILATES AND HEALTH Phone: 0432 690 194 COOLOOLA COAST REALTY Phone: 5486 3411 Business email: rainbowbeach@ccrealty.tv COOLOOLA COVE LANDSCAPE & GARDEN SUPPLIES 198 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Cooloola Cove Phone: 5488 0222 COOLOOLA COVE SMILES Dolphin Shopping Centre Phone: 5486 4800 COOLOOLA CURTAINS & BLINDS Phone: 0436 394 347

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COOLOOLA MITRE 10 7 Sculle Drive, Cooloola Cove Phone: 5486 2000

HALL HOMES & CONSTRUCTIO Phone: 0438 864 152 HOOKED ON RAINBOW Phone: 0448 466 533 IGA RAINBOW BEACH Phone: 5486 8700 IGA TIN CAN BAY Phone: 5488 0084

JOHN MADILL TOYOTA Phone: Gympie: 5480 5555/ No KEELY ROSE CHARTERS Phone: 0407 146 151 KELLY FREDLINE FLORIST Phone: 0403 975 354 KIDS BIZZ TIN CAN BAY 49 Trevally St, Tin Can Bay Phone: 5486 4850 LITTLE PARLIAMENT 12 Rainbow Beach Road, RB Phone: 5486 3277 MAD MUDCRAB 4 Gympie Road, Tin Can Bay Phone: 0479 104 144








oosa:5470 0700

MARINA BAR & GRILL Tin Can Bay Marina Phone 5486 2680 MARY VALLEY RATTLER 10 Tozer Street, Gympie Phone: 07 5482 2750 OCEAN BREEZE SEAFOODS 54 Rainbow Beach Road Rainbow Beach PLANTATION RESORT AT RAINBOW BEACH 1 Rainbow Beach Road, Rainbow Beach Phone: 5486 9600/1800 556 423 RAINBOW BEACH AND FRASER ISLAND DOMESTIC Gas Supplies Phone: 0400 657 797 RAINBOW BEACH FISHING AND CAMPING Cnr Clarkson Drive and Rainbow Beach Road, Phone: 5486 8100

RAINBOW BEACH PHARMACY Phone: 5486 3070 RAINBOW BEACH PIES AND CAKES 10 Rainbow Beach Road, RB Phone: 5486 3454 RAINBOW BEACH PIZZA & GRILL IGA Centre, Phone: 5486 3043 Rainbow Beach Post Office 6 Rainbow Beach Rd, Rainbow Beach Phone: 5486 3214 RAINBOW BEACH REALTY 12 Rainbow Beach Road, RB Phone: 0408 736 711, 5486 3900 RAINBOW BEACH 4 X 4 HIRE/ SERVICE CENTRE 23 Karoonda Road, Rainbow Beach Phone: 5486 8555


RAINBOW BEACH SPORTS & REC CLUB 7 Turana Street, Rainbow Beach Phone: 5486 3191

RAINBOW BEACH FRUIT 1 Rainbow Beach Road, RB Phone: 0434 166 934


RAINBOW BEACH GENERAL PRACTICE Phone: 5353 1000 Open Wednesdays at 1/54 RB Road, RB


RAINBOW HAIR AND BEAUTY STUDIO 1 Rainbow Beach Road, RB Phone: 5486 3533 RAINBOW BEACH HELICOPTERS Phone: 0448 883 442 rainbowbeachhelicopters.com.au

RAINBOW OCEAN PALM RESORT 103 Cooloola Dr, Rainbow Beach Phone: 5486 3211 RAINBOW SEA RESORT 3-5 Ocean View Parade, Rainbow Beach Phone: 5486 3555

RAINBOW BEACH HOLIDAY PARK (CARLO) 308 Carlo Road, Rainbow Beach Phone: 5486 3200

RAINBOW TAXI Phone: 0411 072 349

RAINBOW BEACH HOLIDAY VILLAGE 13 Rainbow Beach Road, RB Phone: 5486 3222

RAINE & HORNE TIN CAN BAY 6 Gympie Road, Tin Can Bay Phone: 5486 2066

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T’S BEEN INTERESTING noticing which businesses have been directly affected by Covid-19, some more than others and some communities more than others, as we have seen first-hand in Rainbow Beach. Dental services have been directly affected and even though under our ‘old normal’ conditions we were one of the safest places to visit, with all the stringent sterilisation practices and protocols and procedures already in place to ensure best practice, we have still had to adapt to the ‘new normal’. Channon Lawrence Dental did shut during the height of the crisis while day-today we were all reacting to every change that came through from the government, just as they were reacting to the national and international situation.

no small feat, with every one in the country competing for it. We redesigned the space of our waiting room to accommodate social distancing and when it was deemed safe to re-open, we began screening with the Covid-19 screening questions and recording temperatures of all staff and patients, using mouthwash as a line of defense, also adopting even more safety procedures within the clinical areas. While this places an extra burden on our staff, we are all happy to comply ensuring our community stays safe. Every person has felt the impact of this pandemic, we are certainly blessed to live in our beautiful area surrounded by a great community who continue to support each other.

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was the metal cutlery and bells! What fabulous creativity and a lasting memory to hang at home!

Wonderful wind ornaments Our preppies have been learning about materials, looking at a variety of materials that objects are made from and how the properties of those materials suits its purpose. Students then designed and selected materials to make these wonderful wind ornaments. The shininess and strength of cds were a favourite, as

Drones in digital technology During Semester One, Year 9 and 10 students in the Digital Technology elective subject had the opportunity to undertake an introduction to flying drones. After working through the CASA guidelines and regulations for recreational drone operators, the students took to the air, having an awesome time exploring and using the drones. Students have used coding and free-flying apps to pilot the drones through a range of obstacle courses. They used camera, grabber and shooter attachments to complete a range of challenges and eventually tried flying using VR goggles. Although their course was only short, many of the students showed a real aptitude for flying. When asked, the students said they definitely preferred the freedom of free-flight and the competition against their classmates. Coding and drones are quickly becoming an integral and very enjoyable part of the Digital Technology curriculum at Tin Can Bay School.

RUIT BREAK AND morning tea had a delicious crunchy ring to it as students at Tin Can Bay P-10 State School celebrated the return of Garden Club, with a large harvest of sugar snap peas and sweet corn! Next on the harvest list are butternut pumpkins, carrots and the first strawberries of the season. With some Covid-19 restrictions easing, life at school is getting a little more normal. Education Queensland has announced the return of some sport in term three, with volleyball training included. The Tin Can Bay Taipans are determined to be prepared! Students are focused on keeping their individual skills and fitness levels up so they are ready to go!

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‘It was great to be back at school to see my friends.’ Charlotte Year 4

‘I learnt a lot while we were learning at home, but I missed my friends and school.’ Dan Year 4

‘I missed the teachers and cuddling them.’ Xaiya Prep

‘I liked home-schooling because I only did about 3 hours of work each day. The worst part of home-schooling was not seeing my friends.’ Hamish Year 6

Reflecting on lessons learnt from Covid-19 by Steve Bennett – Rainbow Beach State School Principal ‘I really enjoyed the chance to learn how to use technology better.’ Sonny Year 4


S WE COME to the end of a very different semester I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on some of the positives that the COVID-19 had provided. Some of the positives for me included more frequent communication with parents about their child’s learning. All of our parents did an amazing job during a really challenging time and all of us here at school have been blown away with how resilient and understanding our school community has proven to be. A highlight has been the community engagement and spirit that was evident throughout. It reaffirms how lucky we are to live within a community like this.

returning it was nice to have the place to ourselves for that little while. While there were certainly very real challenges for us at school in trying to navigate the learning from home, we are excited to be able to get to the holidays and come back next term refreshed and ready to help our students to reach their potential. Here are a few reflections from some of our students, some of whom remained at school due to their parents being essential workers and some that only returned to school in week 6.

‘I had to go to school for the 5 weeks, when most other kids were at home. It wasn’t much fun because I didn’t have all my friends with me’. Luke Year 6

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‘I missed my friends.’ Sofia Prep

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‘I got to make new friends with the older kids.’ Koa Prep

‘I didn’t like not being able to see my friends for 8 weeks.’ Murphy Year 5

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Every picture tells a story Julie Hartwig, Tin Can Bay Camera Club


Beach driving beside the Coloured Sands, Rainbow Beach Photo Julie Hartwig

VERY PICTURE tells a story”. It’s one of the great quotations of the visual art world. Yet photography varies from other forms of visual art in that a mechanical (or these days, a digital) device is used to capture the image that tells the story. In fact, every photo ever taken has frozen in time specific moments in history. In its most basic interpretation, photography is a history-recording tool. This historical story-telling is one of the reasons why photography is such an important visual art form. Another is that it’s just plain good fun. It documents our personal history – milestone events, special holidays, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Of equal importance, photography records the history of the world as it unfolds around us. It permits us to visually explore our world in a way no other art form allows. Photography has few conventions. It is one of the most subjective forms of visual art, more so even than the traditional arts of painting and sculpture. In its basic form, photography requires no special skills other than to pick up a camera and press the shutter button. The explosion in photography since the advent of digital cameras (and now mobile phone photography) is a testimony to that. As we approach another holiday period during these momentous times, create your own history and record it for future generations. The Tin Can Bay Camera Club’s next meeting: To be advised. Visit the Club website at: tincanbaycameraclub.wix.com/tcb-camera-club

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YMPIE REGIONAL Council is monitoring developments relating to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) daily and assessing any potential impact on the council services and events. Updates are available on this GRC website: gympie.qld.gov.au/home, and qld. gov.au/alerts Bushfire season starts on September 1. So are you bushfire prepared? Does our area have a bushfire history? - Yes it does. Do you have a Bushfire Survival Plan?

PREPARE - to prepare your Bushfire Survival Plan visit ruralfire.qld.gov.au and follow the links. There are other important preparations you need to make which include preparing your property, preparing to leave, and preparing yourself. ACT - There are different actions you need to undertake depending on the circumstances and your plan. If you decide to stay you need the right firefighting equipment and protective clothing.

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E HAVE CONTINUED to send out vouchers to fire victims and CentaCare in Longreach who deal in mental health. We sent $3500 this month and another $2000 to CentaCare and next week another $2000 will be sent to the group called ‘Fencing for Fires’ who are doing a tremendous job in NE Victoria. Our next trip with supplies is down to Warwick, Stanthorpe where many are struggling and water is very short, with 50 tanker loads a day going to Stanthorpe. The 25mm this week was just a drop in the ocean for the Longreach area which is doing very badly as they missed most of the summer rains. Thanks must go to Clive Sandison and

his wife who delivered our donated camper trailer into Albury, which will go to the fire area for accommodation. Droughtrunners supplied the fuel with accommodation generously paid for by Michelle Barry from Finemores Transport in Gympie. Many thanks also to Bev Yeaman and Wayne Kerle for their help and M Watts for a wonderful donation to the BOQ. Due to social distancing, the Gympie CWA still haven’t been able to help with the mango chutney making, but I have managed a few batches at weekends, filling 200 jars so far. This has been well received and thanks to Martine Lokan for helping to sell this and raising funds for the Droughtrunners. Hopefully for the holidays we can get the trolleys and collection tins back into operation. Till next month, stay safe.

QCWA Tin Can Bay president, Wendy, presenting donation to Julia from the Gympie/South Burnett Division President

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ITH THE EASING of Covid-19 restrictions, we can have meetings with five in our hall which has given us the opportunity to discuss and plan future events and hopefully we can look forward to meeting up again soon. We will be holding a Biggest Morning Tea as a fundraiser for Cancer Council on a date yet to be advised and “Bouncing Back” booklets will be distributed. I attended a QCWA Division meeting at Murgon on Saturday and took rugs, scarfs and beanies to support Graham House Community Centre to distribute. They are supplying care packs to those who are doing it tough. Meals on Wheels Tin Can Bay received a donation of rugs and are happy to take them to their customers. We are still making rugs

so if anyone knows of a local, we are happy to put a little cheer in their lives with a warm rug, just let us know. We have been busy with our cottage and completed our Covid-19 deep clean and are pleased we can now have visitors from Queensland. Our State Conference in October 2020 in Cairns is still in doubt and all our competitions are cancelled due to the virus. Coming events: Scone Day to celebrate QCWA’s 98th birthday in August, Country Kitchen Cooking healthy food and the Biggest Morning Tea Stay safe; we look forward to seeing you all soon. President 0412 547 043, Cottage Convenor 0490 670 518, 18 Whiting St Tin Can Bay. No dates for Hoy or craft yet.

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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.

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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 Crab 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 Crab 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.

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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 8am, 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 the 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.

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

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. Remember that if going independently, a permit is required and is available from the National Parks Office.

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Thanks to Queensland Parks and www.tincanbayhotelmotel.com.au Wildlife Service for their assistance. 07 54864124

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

January “Brushes by the Sea” Rainbow Beach Art & Craft Festival January February Cooloola Crocs Swimming Carnival Australia Day celebrations Boardriders Memorian Classic RB April Anzac Day Parade February May Bay to Bay Big Summer BlowYacht Out Race June/July Rainbow Beach Family March Fishing Classic July 4-12 Clean Up Australia Day August Rainbow Beach Day Triathlon International Women’s April Rainbow Beach Lion’s Club Annual Kite Festival Anzac Day Parade May September Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival Bay to Bay Yacht Race Rainbow Bull nBeach Bronc Invitations October Beach Rainbow June Fours Bowls Tournament Ocean Series Flower Show Tin CanRoar BayIRB Ambulance August October Rainbow Beach Nippers Carnival Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic October November Rainbow Beach/Trail Runs Tin Can Bay Ambulance Flower Show December Tin Can Bay Foreshore Rainbow Beach Invitations Fours Bowls Family Nights Tournament Rainbow Beach BeachNippers Lions Carnival Club Twilight Rainbow Christmas Concert and Afternoon Markets November “The Tents” Rainbow Beach Holiday Remembrance Day services RB & TCB Program Festival of Small Halls See Ball our What’s On page for more on Arty Things to Do. Suggestions, amendments or December add your Concerts business to the visitor guide toChristmas please call 07 5486 3561 or email info@ Tin Can Bay Foreshore Family Nights rbcn.com.au .

Country at the Beach

July 2020 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 29

Boys own



T’S A REAL TREAT when you hear a story about five young men who decide to go on an adventure and all it includes is bikes and laughter.

Sam Newton, Borore Howton, Will Rogers, Ben Rogers, Connor McDonald and Harry Maher are all aged between 20 and 25 and completed a 160km round trip from Noosa. Will decided it would be a great idea to go for a bike ride from Noosa up to Double Island Point and back to Noosa via the road and forestry and mentioned it to Sam, who also thought it would be an excellent idea. Sam, who happens to work in a bike shop, is a bike mechanic and has cycled to Double Island Point before,

mentioned it to Harry and the rest of the boys and from there the rest is history. Although the young men were mates they didn’t normally ‘hang out’ together, they knew each other from school and knew each other well enough to realise it would be fun and they could rely on each other. They had a good level of fitness as they were all involved in AFL or rugby and Sam loves his cycling and all but one were tradies. I asked Harry Maher to tell me about the ride: “We left from my house in Noosa at about 5am on Saturday and rode to Skal in Tewantin for coffee before we headed for the barge. “After the barge, the ride on the beach was not too bad as we had the wind behind us. The conditions were unreal but riding on the beach is harder than you think. It’s like riding up a gradient. “We stopped for smoko about halfway to Double and drank lots of water and got into Rainbow at about 12 noon. “We were thirsty for a beer so the first thing we did once we got to Rainbow was head to the bottle-o and grab some beers that we could enjoy around the pool, we had dinner at 4.30 and were in bed at Connors parents place in Rainbow by 6pm. “We took off again the next day at 6am. It was really really hard to get back onto the bikes. We rode about 20km along the Rainbow Beach Road, then rode the rest of the way through the forestry and just ‘popped’ out on the road about 40 kilometres from home then arrived about 3pm. “We were absolutely buggered when we got home, we lay down out the back of my house for about half an hour and just sat there with a sign of relief. The hardest part was coming down the last 10kms along McKinnon drive and it was painful. By the end you are just pretty keen to get home. “Our legs were pretty sore the next day and your bum hurts even though we had our seats padded up.

The boys have a spell at the Rainbow Beach bathing area which was half way through their round trip from Noosa

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The second day riding was harder but they would do it again in a heartbeat

“I would do it again but I don’t know if I’d come back the same way, but would definitely do it again. The boys were all pretty keen to do it again too. We had good camaraderie and laughed most of the way and it was a great crew He stressed that you would have to be pretty fit to do it as it’s pretty taxing on your body and they had good quality mountain bikes. They had a lot of water in camelbacks and had mapped their journey so they knew where they were going and knew the tides and beach conditions. They also had food and accommodation booked, knew the road conditions and with Sam being a bike mechanic he was crucial for the trip, as they came home through the pine forest and he had all spares. “At the moment we are looking to find the next challenge,” said Harry. “We are keen to do anything. It was one of the best things I’ve ever done. A once in a lifetime opportunity.”

Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

Dragon boaters keeping fit kayaking

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T’S BEEN A LONG time now since we loaded the boat and paddled the creek, BUT we are all hoping that this is not far off now. Our executive committee met last weekend to formulate a plan to get our sport up and running again. This plan has been forwarded to Dragon Boat QLD (DBQ) for approval, ensuring it meets the Covid-19 requirements. So watch this space! In the meantime land exercising continues and also members are getting out on the water kayaking instead of Dragon paddling. Something special, we now have two

Cooloola Dragons kayaking instead of Dragon paddling..... social distancing of course!

great grandmothers in our club. Jan Low has a great grandson and a great granddaughter, while Norma Sanderson has just become a great grandmother with the arrival of her first great grandson a few weeks ago. Both women are very fit and active members not only of our club, but also in the wider community. Dragon boating is certainly great for good health and fitness. For information on the Cooloola Dragon Boat Club please phone our head coach Sandy on 0402 352 756.

Avoid the ink!

Chris – The Chandlery Bait and Tackle


’DAY GUYS and gals! We hope that you’re all keeping well and getting amongst a few. This cold weather means one species is definitely on the chew in the Bay, and that is squid. They’re around in plagues and this year they have not disappointed! Our customers have been reporting catching a good feed of squid, with ease and in a short time. The jig of choice around here and the standout for the last couple of years, has been the Yamashita Suite jigs in sizes 2.2 and 2.5, and pink and orange are the favourites. However, there’s been a trend towards more natural colours recently and locals have found it pays to mix it up. The typical way jigs are fished around here is on a paternoster rig, I like to call it the ‘Tin Can Bay Rig’. A light leader of say, 12lb is a good starting point. I like to use a 1oz snapper lead and then tie my dropper about 450mm above the sinker; I tend to make my dropper loop 150mm long and run the rest of my leader about a meter to my main line. This helps get the jig down in the strike zone, as most of the squid

Emma Rippon from The Chandlery catching a feed of squid for the family

caught in The Bay are in 5m-9m of water. Anyway, if you’re chasing a feed of fresh squid and need a couple of pointers, swing into the shop for a chat. Also, a big welcome back to our visitors and can’t wait to see you out on the water! Cheers and tight lines

July 2020 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 31

Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

Baitrunner is back! hussar, snapper, wrasse, cod, scarlets have been putting plenty of colour in the Esky. Mackerel, tuna and Mahimahi have also been common and lots of fun. Tailor and Jew have been more active along the beaches over the last month, and in the straits flathead have been really firing. Hope you all enjoy the holidays and remember we give discounts to children 12 years and under. Cheers Mat

Mat Cooper Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters 0439 775 070


I EVERYONE. Well, we are finally back in full operation and enjoying some beautiful weather apart from the chilly mornings. Since starting up again we have been fishing close reefs and outer reefs and have had great results everywhere we go with solid mixed bags that Rainbow Beach reefs have to offer. Reds, Pearl Perch, Moses Perch, parrotfish,

Coastguard urgently needs volunteer radio operators



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Above: All smiles for Lex from Warrick on board Rainbow Beach charter boat Baitrunner Left: An average everyday catch, according to skipper Mat Cooper

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Last Quarter Last Quarter

Ph: 5486 8555 rainbowbeachtowing.com.au Ph: 5486 5486 8300 8555 rainbowbeachtowing.com.au Ph: rainbowbeach4X4hire.com.au Ph: 5486 8300 rainbowbeach4X4hire.com.au 32 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – July 2020

S EVERYONE ELSE comes slowly out of lockdown, Coast Guard have started to train again and meetings on a reduced scale. Just like a business, many of our costs have not reduced even though our primary source of income from donations and raffles did stop. However, in brighter news, we have recently started to sell raffle tickets at the Tin Can Bay Markets, and hope that our Friday night raffles at the Country Club can resume soon. Our “Homemaker Raffle” that started before Covid-19 was able to start again, and was drawn in June, with the lucky winner of over $900 of prizes being Garry B of Cooloola Cove. Keep an eye out shortly for our raffle prize of a day out on a BBQ boat valued at $350, you could win it for just $2. Fortunately, there are also some grants still available to help keep our equipment up

to date, and we were recently notified that the Gympie Regional Council has approved our application for $2000 to buy some additional personal EPIRBS that are worn on our life jackets whenever we cross the bar on training, or live search and rescue missions. If you have found yourself bored at home during lockdown, we urge you to think about joining our volunteers and learn some valuable skills. You don’t need to go to sea, we are urgently in need of radio operators, and you will receive full training, a marine radio licence if you do not already have one, as well as free CPR and First Aid certificates. Absolutely no previous experience is needed, just some of your spare time and enthusiasm. Helping to keep people safe is a very rewarding way to volunteer, so if you think you might be interested, please call the base on 5486 4290 and we will arrange a meeting to give you more details.

Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors


Watch the legal limits

OR THOSE OF you who are venturing offshore there are still nice catches of quality reef species such as snapper, Pearl Perch, Parrot, Coral Trout, Red Emperor and mackerel. There are still good catches of squid to be had within the Straits for those who are willing to put in the work and prepared to check out the regular hot spots, like the southern side of the entrance to Snapper Creek down to the Lady Woodward and Searys Ledge. Inshore fishing has seen some nice Summer Whiting being caught, but generally only a handful at a time, with some nice Dusky Flathead being taken on soft plastics and live yabbies. Good numbers of Diver Whiting are still being caught in the deeper waters. For those chasing crabs, the full moon tides have been very productive. It appears that the wet conditions are pushing the muddies out into the deeper water and away from their traditional haunts in the shallow creeks. The annual catch limit for the East Coast Black Jewfish has been reached. Black Jewfish is a no-take species on the east coast for all fishers for the rest of the 2020 calendar year. It is time to remind everyone that there is a general possession limit of 20 per person for all species, taken in tidal waters without a prescribed possession limit (excluding some bait species). Sand (summer), Goldenline and Northern Whiting have a 23cm min plus a combined take limit of 30 in total of these whiting species. Please be aware of individual species limits and check the Department of


Catches Keely Rose Fishing Charters from

A beaut 71cm Black Spot TuskFish caught and released in the Sandy Straits by Tin Can Bay Fishing Club member Ron Cox

Agriculture and Fisheries website if you do not know the prescribed possession limits. The Club Committee is happy to remind members that the monthly and annual competitions were reinstated last month. We have resumed scheduled committee and executive meetings in order to maintain the day-to-day business of the Club. Unfortunately our general meetings and social gatherings continue to be on hold due to the current restrictions on numbers per area and we only have one area where we gather at the club house. We are counting on the relaxation of numbers prior to our scheduled bi-monthly general meeting in early August, so keep checking out our facebook page for the date – all visitors are welcome. Club members will be advised by email as normal. For any information in relation to membership or just general information contact the Secretary: M: 0437 242 171. Email: tcbfishingclub@bigpond.com

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July 2020 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 33

A Little Humour SHORTS Me: What’s the Wi-Fi password? Bartender: You need to buy a drink first. Me: OK, I’ll have a Coke. Bartender: Three dollars. Me: There you go. So what’s the Wi‑Fi password? Bartender: “You need to buy a drink first. No spaces, all lowercase.” My three-year-old grandson sat in the bathroom with me, watching as I removed my dentures and brushed them. After a few minutes, he asked, “Can you take your ears off too?” I was nine months pregnant and browsing at a garage sale when the homeowner asked me if I knew whether I was having a boy or a girl. I told her I didn’t know. As I left a few minutes later, she yelled after me, “I hope you get the sex you want!” We had just finished tucking our five kids into bed when three-year-old Billy began to wail. Turns out, he had accidentally swallowed a penny and was sure he was going to die. Desperate to calm him, my husband palmed a penny that he had in his pocket and pretended to pull it from Billy’s ear. Billy was delighted. In a flash, he snatched it from my husband’s hand, swallowed it, and demanded, “Do it again!” An amnesiac walks into a bar. He goes up to a beautiful blonde and says, “So, do I come here often?”



It was my first night caring for an elderly patient. When he grew sleepy, I wheeled his chair as close to the bed as possible and, using the techniques I’d learned in school, grasped him in a bear hug to lift him onto the bed.

Are people born with photographic memories? So the doctor apologised to me for making me wait. I said: “Don’t worry, I’m patient.” But he did say I could stand to lose a little weight….

When the night shift nurse arrived, I recounted what had happened. “Funny,” she said, looking puzzled. “Usually I just ask him to get in bed, and he does.”

I asked the librarian if she had any books on paranoia. She whispered: “They’re right behind you….”


And he says, “I drive like my brother!” A few blocks later, he plows right through a red light. I say, “You just ran a red light.” And he says, “I drive like my brother!” So now we’re coming up on a green light, and he slows down. I’m confused, so I say, “It’s green; why are you slowing down?” He says, “My brother might be coming.”

She didn’t see that one coming.

Or does it take time to develop?

But I couldn’t clear the top of the mattress. So I grabbed him again, summoned all my might, and hoisted him onto the bed.

I’m driving with this guy, and he runs right through a Stop sign. So I say, “Hey, that was a Stop sign.”

My blind neighbour got her husband’s hearing aid back in a few days.

I’m only familiar with 25 letters in the English alphabet. I don’t know why. My girlfriend asked me to pass her the lip balm. I passed her the superglue by mistake

I hate spelling errors. You mix up two letters and your whole sentence is urined. My mom wants me to name my kids after people in our family. So I’m naming my firstborn Uncle Karl. Two men walk into a bar. You’d think at least one of them would have ducked. A GREAT SPOT Shortly after my grandmother passed away, I took my daughter to her grave site, which was located beside a row of pine trees. “How nice,” I said. “Grandma has a great spot here in the shade.” My daughter replied, “Mom, they’re all in the shade.”

She’s still not speaking to me.


I’m reading a horror book in braille.

A penguin walks into a bar, goes to the counter, and asks the bartender, “Have you seen my brother?”

Something bad is going to happen. I can feel it.

The bartender says, “I don’t know. What does he look like?”

I had a great childhood.


WHEN HE GROWS UP “Has your son decided what he wants to be when he grows up?” I asked my friend. “He wants to be a garbageman,” he replied. “That’s an unusual ambition to have at such a young age.” “Not really. He thinks that garbage men work only on Tuesdays.”

ALL INSURANCE REPAIRS 2 LOCATIONS TIN CAN BAY: 5486 4004 SCULLETT DRIVE MARYBOROUGH: 4121 6377 GYMPIE RD, TINANA www.widebaycaravans.com.au 34 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – July 2020

I remember Dad would put me in a tyre and roll me down the hill. They were Goodyears. Three weeks ago I sent my hearing aids in for repair. I’ve heard nothing since.

Doctor Jones likes to stop at a bar after work and enjoy an almond daiquiri. One day, Dick the bartender runs out of almonds and uses hickory nuts instead. The doctor takes a sip and says, “Is this an almond daiquiri, Dick?” And Dick says, “It’s a hickory daiquiri, Doc.”

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Rainbow Beach

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Channon and Lawrence Dental


5482 7688

Beach to Bay Pest Management

Cooloola Coast

5486 8686

Cooloola Cove Smiles

Tin Can Bay

5486 4800


Cooloola Cove

0409 86 86 86

Coloured Sands Clinic

Cooloola Cove

5488 0271

Plasterer Cooloola Coast

0402 240 448

Rainbow Beach

0458 259 418


Air conditioning

Garry Thompson

Climate Control Air Conditioning 5486 4362

Cooloola Coast General Practice


5486 4600

Bull Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

0421 245 260

Rainbow Beach General Practice

Rainbow Beach

5353 1000

Cooloola Coast Air Conditioning

5486 4499


Rainbow Beach Sports Club Rainbow Beach

5486 3191

Smiley Mick Electrical

Rainbow Beach Surf Club

Rainbow Beach

5486 3249

Tin Can Bay Country Club

Tin Can Bay

5486 4231

Rainbow Beach Hotel

Rainbow Beach

5486 3008

Cooloola Coast Realty

Cooloola Coast

5486 3411

Michelle Agnew C21

Rainbow Beach

0428 585 175

Rainbow Beach Realty

Rainbow Beach

5486 3900

Raine & Horne

Rainbow Beach

5486 2066


Rainbow Beach

5486 8000

Marina Bar and Grill

Tin Can Bay

5486 4400

Mad Mudcrab

Tin Can Bay

0479 104 144

Sub- Cooled Air Con/ Refrigeration

Rainbow Beach

0436 338 631

Auto Electrics Rainbow Beach Auto Electrics

Cooloola Coast

0499 144 678

Bait and Tackle

Keely Rose Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Rainbow Beach

0407 146 151

Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters

Rainbow Beach

0439 775 070

Flooring Rainbow Beach

5486 8100


Gardiner Fisheries

Rainbow Beach

0404 853 232

Food Wholesalers

Chandlery Bait and Tackle

Tin Can Bay

5486 4744

Ace Wholesalers

Bakery Rainbow Beach

5486 3080

Tin Can Bay

0403 435 369

Builder Hall Homes

0438 864 152

Cabinet Makers Cooloola Coast Cabinets

Tin Can Bay

5488 0443

Car Dealers John Madill Toyota


5480 5555

Tin Can Bay

5486 4411

Lighthouse Glass and Aluminium

5488 0222

Rainbow Beach

0400 657 797

Tin Can Bay

5488 0601

0439 089 238

Hall For Hire Rainbow Beach Community Centre

Wide Bay Caravans


4121 6377


Carpet Cleaning Tin Can Bay

0407 764 661


Rainbow Beach

07 5486 3355

Cooloola Coast

0412 641 743

Mitre 10 Cooloola

Cooloola Cove

5486 2000

Rainbow Beach Hardware, Fishing & Camping

Rainbow Beach

5486 3444

Kennels and Catteries Rainbow Beach

0438 868 116

Gympie Cooloola Pet Resort Gympie

5483 5364


Chiropractic Rainbow Beach

0447 275 673

Curtains and Blinds & Security Gympie Maryborough

Cooloola Curtains & Blinds Cooloola Cove

5481 2846 4121 7070 0436 394 347


Rainbow Beach Rustproofing and Mechanical Rainbow Beach

5486 3228

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IGA Supermarket

Rainbow Beach

5486 8700

IGA Supermarket

Tin Can Bay

5488 0084

Tin Can Bay

5486 2887

Rainbow Beach

0418 729 474

4rent4sale Storage Sheds

Tin Can Bay

5486 4577

Cooloola Tin Can Mini Storage

Cooloola Cove

1300 727 025

Rainbow Beach

0411 072 379

Signs Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach Signs

Solicitor Cosgroves


Taxi Taxi Service

Tourist Centre Rainbow Beach Tourist Centre

5486 3227

Dolphin Ferry Cruises


0428 838 836 0412 174 337

Rainbow Beach Learn to Surf Rainbow Beach

0435 934 087

Op Shop

Surf and Sand Safaris

Rainbow Beach

5486 3131


Wolf Rock Dive

Rainbow Beach

5486 8004

Rainbow Beach Service Centre and Towing Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach

5486 8555

5482 2737

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

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

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

ENERGEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 62 62 EPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1300 130 372 FIRE & RESCUE - Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 3169 Tin Can Bay Fire Warden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0409 828 414 Rural Fires Goomboorian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0417 793 286

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

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

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Tours and attractions

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

Real Estate

Shopping Centre

Graphic Design

Looney’s Labour

Classique Blinds Screens & Awnings

Cooloola Cove

Glass and Aluminium

5486 4004

Pubs and Clubs

Safety Supplies

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Cooloola Cove

Dr Dan

0411 033 872

Gas Supplies

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Caravan Repairs and Hire

Benny’s Carpet Cleaning

5482 6500

Jeff Hogues Plumbing

Restaurants and Cafés

Cooloola Cove Landscape & Garden Supplies

SAJE Graphics

Caravan Parks Tin Can Bay Tourist Park


Garden Supplies

Barber Bayside Barbers

0448 955 768

Fishing Charters

Rainbow Beach Fishing & Camping

Ed’s Beach Bakery

Cooloola Coast


JUSTICE OF THE PEACE (Please phone to make appt ) DEACON, Arthur (Cooloola Cove) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0419 624 208 FISHER, Peter (Cooloola Cove) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0407 95 4678 GETT, Kelvin (Rainbow Beach) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 3538 MISSEN, John Joseph (Rainbow Beach) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 8153 Library - Tin Can Bay Wed, Frid 9am - 12.30am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 4355 Library - Rainbow Beach Thurs, 9.30am - 12.30pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 3705

Local Disaster Management CCCLDMSG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 4483, 0439 862 264 Cooloola Cove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5488 0436, 0459 26 374 Wallu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0419 685 338 Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0427 863 007 Pharmacy - Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 3070 Police - Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 8765 Police - Tin Can Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 2426 Police - non urgent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 444 POISONS Information Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 11 26 School - Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 9333 School - Tin Can Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5488 1222 Tin Can Bay Community Church Op Shop . . . . . . . . . . 5486 2055 Llew O’Brien (Federal Member) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4121 2936 Tony Perrett MLA (State Member) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5329 5100 July 2020 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 35


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Can you recreate this exactly how it is but Boarding make it a Pet double business card vertical please?

Hi Lee,

Rainbow Beach Please see the attached info for the business WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY card size ad. Or is there a size a little bigger that would work well for the ad? Gas

Nothing needs to be changed. Everything is to Photography remain the same. Can you please put the ad under the subtitle " ? Kind regards

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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 2020 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 37


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

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Gympie Community Solar Association invites you to come and look at Dean and Jenny’s house which features: 3 Energy efficient design and build 3 An ‘on grid’ 5.46 kW solar system facing north at 26 degrees 3 An ‘off grid’ 8.8 kW system 3 Battery, 24 x 2 volts with 1000 amp hours of energy 3 Electric Vehicle Tesla Model 3 with home charger 3 Look at their solar system and have your questions about solar systems, batteries and electric vehicles answered.

Saturday July 4th, 9am to 12 noon 13 Spencer Lane, Veteran, Gympie 4570 Gympie Community Solar Assn (nfp) Phone: 0421 607 930 gymregsolpro@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/ gympiecommunitysolarassn Dean and Jenny: 0408 826 492 Solar energy is Abundant, Clean and Free. Get it to reduce your energy bills. 38 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – July 2020

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BOUT THIS opportunity ... Little Guppies Playgroup, Tin Can Bay is looking for a new Contact Person (CP1) to coordinate their group on Tuesday mornings. You will work with other playgroup families to arrange activities for children 0-5 years and welcome new and existing families each week. Little Guppies is a fun and friendly playgroup with a focus on outdoor play. Please Contact Playgroup QLD on (07) 3855 9600 or visit the website playgroupqld.com.au


ARDINERS FISHERIES at Rainbow Beach reported: “Local whiting fisherman Craig Hamilton nailed some good fish at Double Island over the last couple of days ... the biggest whiting nudged 42cm and were all caught on live beach worms. “With the water becoming super clear on the beach during the day due to the westerlies, it’s worth targeting the quality fish that stalk the drains and gutters at night. Big whiting, bream and tarwhine love the nighttime shallows and can’t resist a midnight snack.”

Local catch from Double Island Point from Craig Hamilton

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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Says it all really.

July 2020 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 39

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Hello, and hopefully welcome to all those visitors we missed out on during Easter, and obviously to our wonderful local community. What a few months it has been! Covid, the struggle of not being able to watch live sport and more so, the confusion of Covid restric ons, which only apply to certain people, I guess, unless you call it a protest, then you can do whatever you want? There is an elec on coming up, so it seems they need to turn a blind eye to some things. Every vote counts and she needs every one. As I write my monthly ar cle, from this Saturday you are allowed 10,000 at the footy but only 200 at Inskip. I am no expert but that seems ridiculous. Must not be able to socially distance on a 5km strip of camping ground. It is hard to understand when some government departments are unable to provide an explana on of their reasoning behind their decision. Pay rise anyone? Would not want the states to start paying for all the government incen ves, the borders would have opened months ago. It is like a free ride for the state premiers at the moment.

AFL - as I know li�le about it, the old boy can have his say next month. I personally have restarted football in Gympie. Our training consists of staying 1.5 metres apart, not being able to head the ball, cannot pick the ball up and are not able to tackle each other. I really do not know how many drills we will be able to do, I guess it is sprints most of the me. We even had our local law enforcement make sure we were obliging by the rules. Must have missed the protests? That is it for another month. I would like to thank the local community for suppor ng us and our staff during this difficult me. As restric ons start to ease and life returns to some form of normal, you always have to remain posi ve during these mes. Happy holidays.

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

All and all it is good to see travellers coming back through the township and suppor ng local businesses, who employ local residents, who spend back into the community. It was great to see large numbers at the Rainbow Beach Commerce and Tourism Associa on night who have an interest in bringing back tourism to this town. The past few months have shown how much we really rely on them. Whether you like them or not, they are pu�ng food on someone’s plate and sending a kid to school. Now the important talk. Although not every spor ng code has started up yet, NRL and AFL has commenced. With the mighty Broncos doing bronco things. If you flip the table, we are s ll comfortable at third place, only two behind the Titans. The two months holiday for the younger boys is star ng to show. A few big nights out and a lazy training program has really taken its toll. We are in the rebuilding stage, I hope. We seem to be consistently rebuilding. We either need results or a new direc on.

While Dylan and Karen love the locals, they are also enjoying seeing new faces as visitors start coming back to Rainbow and Tin Can Bay IGA

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

Rainbow Beach: 5486 8700

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