Rainbow Beach Community News July 2021

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July 2021 • Vol 24 • Issue 7

Holiday with a million dollar view

Surf Club General Manager, Ray Holland, Supporters Club President, John Greaney and Surf Club President, Shane Handy take their first walk out on the new verandah. The team was thrilled with the result and encouraged everyone to see it for themselves! Every dollar you spend at the Rainbow Beach Surf Club helps keep our beach safe. Read more about the brand new deck on page 7.

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IN THIS ISSUE... • Fire bans at Teewah • Eco-cabins and a DI campground • Costa of ABC fame

Editor’s Note

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XTRACTING INFORMATION out of Council at the moment is like hedging cotton trees at the lookout. I’d like to tell you about potential development north of the Shores that was mentioned months ago at a councilrun Rainbow Shores Emergency/Disaster meeting. The Department of Resources has advised there are no applications for land release there and suggested Council might assist. And so it goes around... Housing is something I have communicated with them about, repeatedly - to no avail - or no reply. The RV Strategy for the region. Nada. When I asked about the lifesaving contract for Rainbow Beach I was emailed the link to the council meeting. Seriously? However, I can relate all the library and gallery news. Regardless, there is still plenty for you to digest in the July edition: eco-cabins, the wonderful new Surf Club verandah (at least you can see our glorious view from there), art show, school news, fishing comps and clinics, wildlife workshops,


holiday activities, meat trays and a Little River Band artist. Bob the Builder was delighted with the results from his June article. He has so many jobs now, he says can he please be ‘Meet a Tradie’ every six months? However, he did need a correction - not just the pub, the clubs suited him, too, as his favourites. This month, we ‘meet’ Jeff Hogues - a bloke who has helped us out a lot when we needed him. Something that comes in handy with a plumber. I chat with Costa of ABC Gardening Australia fame, too. What an interesting, passionate soul who is taking action to improve our world. If you want to improve our corner of the world, read our article on the plans for the Cooloola Great Walk, and advocate to Council for change on housing, RV strategies, cotton trees...or whatever is important to you. Council needs to be more than rates, rubbish and roads. Who knows, they might just answer?


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ECENT INDEFINITE bans on campfires at Teewah Beach by QPWS have been implemented without stakeholder consultation. There was no recognition that livelihoods are on the line, as well as a way of life for generations of families who return to Cooloola National Park for an affordable beach holiday. One of the familiar comforts of camping is sitting around the fire, particularly in the winter months. Local business owners fear a negative impact on visitor numbers, and loss of income. Reasons for the indefinite ban included: “following an ecological assessment of bushfire impacts from the 2019/20 bushfires and an assessment of the K’gari bushfire”. The K’gari (Fraser Island) Bushfire Review Report was released last month with little mention of Rainbow Beach.


The 84-page document included 38 recommendations, and they looked like this: “The Inspector-General Emergency Management recommends the membership of the K’gari Locality Specific Fire Management Group be expanded to include representatives of the Butchulla people, community associations from each township and tourism and business operators with interests on the island. “The Inspector-General Emergency Management recommends the Bushfire Risk Mitigation Plan for Fraser Coast Area Fire Management Group include a schedule of planned engagement activities, or a community engagement sub-plan outlining these activities, and be publicly available.”

What is the campfire ban at Teewah Beach? On the spot fines of $667 can be issued to people who light fires while camping or visiting the Cooloola Recreation Area. The ban includes all fires that are not fully self-contained, such as open campfires, fires in drums and other open containers where the fire can escape or cause ember drift. Gas barbecues can be used. Campfires are permitted in the Inskip Point Recreation Area in accordance with all local directions for that area. For now, cooking and heating appliances that meet the below requirements are permitted at Teewah Beach: • The appliance must use only manufactured fuel. Manufactured

fuel does not include timber or wood. • It must be used for cooking and/or heating only. • It must be a minimum of 20cm off the ground and more than 2m from flammable materials. • They do not have the potential to generate airborne embers or possibly ignite nearby ground fuels. • They must be fully contained and never left unattended when in use. • Appliances that are not fully selfcontained, such as braziers, are not permitted. • All appliances, materials and fuels (e.g. heat beads) must be removed from the recreation area on your departure.

Fires are now banned at Teewah Beach ‘indefinitely’

In essence, the review found opportunities for QFES and QPWS to: - review their interagency protocols with the Butchulla people to enhance the timely deployment of resources in future events. - better engage with relevant stakeholders, the Butchulla people and the community, to plan and undertake hazard mitigation activities. In that respect, it was disappointing that

QFES and QPWS were not able to attend a RBCT meeting last month, as planned. The K’gari Fire Report highlighted how important consultation is, as well as publicising bushfire risk mitigation plans something that we could all benefit from with the Teewah fire situation. Hopefully together, we can work on strategies that will minimise harmful behaviours of a few, rather than penalise the entirety.

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Campgrounds near the Lighthouse, guided tours, more walk options and T

HESE ARE JUST A FEW of the plans for the Cooloola Great Walk ecotourism project. It includes Kabi Kabi guided walks, unguided walks, a three-day walk option to Poona Lake and Double Island Point. Camping on Double Island Point may also be made available for the public. Our National Park was selected for the Queensland Government’s Ecotourism Trails program, which focuses on culturally and ecologically sustainable ecotourism opportunities with social and economic benefits to Traditional Owners and regions. Feedback was sought in the Community News in July 2019 and in April 2020, it was announced CABN would deliver the service. Community consultation was conducted throughout June 2021 - with sessions at Cooloola Berries and Rainbow Beach Markets, a few days before comments were due to the Commonwealth Government for environmental impact assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The evening at the Rainbow Beach Community Hall was more of a report on feedback provided, rather than an open forum. However, state government takes submissions at any time, and after Commonwealth assessment, the project still requires state and local government approval. The current 102 km 5-night Cooloola Great Walk will not change - 1500 walkers each year pay $6.75 per night as a self sufficient camper. Unlike the current walk, there is a set fee from the leaseholder and a percentage of revenue, and the funds are quarantined for the Great Sandy National Park. It was estimated the six-day guided walk (87 km) with a boat ride from Noosa, would attract a $3000-4000 fee, for 5,500 people per year. However, it could be two or three treks from Noosa each week. The three-day walk (34 km) will begin at Bymien Day Use Area, and include a loop between, and overnights at Poona Lake and Double Island Point - finishing at the Rainbow Beach trailhead. The three southern sites will have six safari tents at each. The two northern sites include 10 cabins, to accommodate trekkers on the three-day walk. Accommodation will

include two beds per cabin, with linen, ensuites with timed showers, and eco-flush toilets. The Department representative assured the audience that there was no means for expansion of services, leases that were sold or transferred must go through the whole process again. They also detailed the environmental and ecological and other surveys undergone for campsite selection. Benefits discussed were increased tourist visitation and diversifying the nature-based opportunities in the region, providing a broader attraction so Cooloola Section is seen as ‘more than a 4WD park’. Being included with the other ecotourism trails would showcase our region as one of the ultimate destinations in the state. Some participants appreciated that instead of the proposal restricting access, it was opening up National Parks for more use, especially camping at Double Island Point and the opportunity of a shorter walk option. It was stated that the more the public had access to experiences like this, the more educated and appreciative people would be of preservation and our environment. It was also seen as a breakthrough that revenue was returned to our National Park, and not the state coffers. Kabi Kabi (pronounced ‘Carbee Carbee’) involvement has been integral to the whole process with aims to maximise benefits including employment, training, business opportunities and promotion of their unique cultural heritage. Their representative is positive about the potential of the project, in engaging Kabi Kabi People to deliver an authentic


experience on the walk, sharing stories and culture. Many concerns were voiced at the meetings, including: • Disruption to the Great Walk, particular concern over location of site N • Increase traffic on tracks and roads, access and frequency • Boat use on the Noosa River • Risks to critical wetlands, and a pristine environment • Fire and rubbish management in a highly sensitive area • Ensuring opportunities for local business, supplies and manufacture • Linking with existing operators to be part of the walker experience • Guide knowledge and expertise to appreciate the ecology of the park • Commercial viability • Transparency of fees and funds • Park management, trust and capacity of accommodation • Options to avoid luxury serviced cabins • Size of cabins • Cabin visibility from Poona Lake • Dingo fencing • Buffers • Jet skis • Light and nocturnal animals • Sunscreen on water quality • Location of exclusive use areas • Only two species recognised as affected - however concerns are this is an underestimate Installation of the cabins is on track for 2022, and operational in 2023. CABN will still need a final approval from the Queensland Government under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Qld) and local councils. You can write a submission to the Queensland Government about the project at any stage, to Ecofacilities@des.qld.gov.au.


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eco-cabins at Poona Lake, quarantined revenue Great Walk inevitable To gain a national perspective, we interviewed Mr Miles Boak, who is now retired but worked for National Parks for thirty years in NSW, and has been involved in approval and environmental assessment of similar trails. He and his family are avid walkers trekking the Fraser Island Great Walk three times, and traversed the Cooloola Great Walk, as well as many other trails in Australia and overseas.


R BOAK SAYS, “There is no easy answer, and it is going to happen. Queensland is just a bit late to the party. “Everyones doing it - New Zealand and Tasmania have led the way, the Three Capes Walk is the one held up as the flagship, because it has been a roaring success.” He said now every state is trying to get on board Kangaroo Island in South Australia, Light to Light in NSW… They see the market is there, in fact he states ‘Great Walks’ are a worldwide phenomenon. Commercialisation of National Parks is not just about visitation and creating new jobs. Mr Boak explained, “There are federal and state grants to help governments with tourism infrastructure - it is a way to access money that is not necessarily available to National Parks. “It is one of the things that is inevitable - money for environment agencies so that they can balance the budget themselves.” The Three Capes Walk in Tasmania has two options - a $500 take your own food and sleeping bag, and you stay in a six-bedroom lodge with four or eight bunks OR a guided $2000 option where they provide food and your own exclusive lodge, with helicopters used to lighten the environmental impact at this remote location. Like Cooloola, it also involves a boat ride. “It is fantastic having a $500 option,” said Mr Boak. “You get to sleep in a bed and you have facilities - so you aren’t roughing it. They have made the fitness level 7-10 km a day so everyone can do it.”

Eco Trails are already popular in Queensland’s Scenic Rim through World Heritage Listed Gondwana Rainforest, where a Spicers three-night walking package is $2319 per person and a seven night trail, $4880. Other sites listed in the Queensland Government’s Ecotourism Trails program include Wangetti, linking Palm Cove with Port Douglas; on Hinchinbrook Island, near Cardwell; Whitsunday Island and Paluma Range National Park to Wallaman Falls, Australia’s tallest single drop waterfall. Two are located in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. “If it became a famous walk, it would be great for Rainbow Beach. The NSW Green Cape Walk is based around finishing at their lighthouse. Imagine if the Cooloola walk ended at the Double Island Point lighthouse, and it was open to the public!” said Mr Boak. He was aware that Double Island Point Lighthouse was under lease with Noosa Parks. He said it was a missed opportunity not utilising existing infrastructure of the lighthouse keeper cottages, that would create a real wow factor for paying guests. “At the moment Cooloola Great Walk isn’t being really utilised. We did it because the one on Fraser Island always seems closed due to bushfire threat.” Mr Boak said that when it was well done, like the Cradle Mountain Overland Track - people don’t even know it is there. In NSW, one of the walks only proposed access at a high-end price. “It caused a bunfight, people get very emotional about it - they are afraid they will be

frozen out of areas they have been camping or walking for decades. “You need a plan that doesn’t disenfranchise locals or the Aboriginal community.” Mr Boak concluded. “Done right and with everyone behind it, it can be really successful. The tricky thing with privatising parks, is they keep it open to the public, not just people with lots of money.”



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HE RAINBOW BEACH Christian Community invites readers to meet George McArdle, bass player with the Little River Band (LRB) from 1976-1979, at a community gathering in the hall at the Church of the Good Shepherd, on Saturday July 10, from 5-6.30pm. LRB is one of the most highly acclaimed rock music bands of all time and the first Australian group to make the top ten charts in the United States. LRB sold over 30 million records, with George creating signature bass lines for many of their number one hits such as Help is on its way, Happy Anniversary and Reminiscing, making him one of Australia’s greatest bass guitarists.

George McArdle is the former bass player for ARIA Hall of Fame rock band, The Little River Band (LRB) and he’ll be in Rainbow Beach July 10

MEET A TRADIE: JEFF HOGUES What brought you to Rainbow Beach? We came out regularly, to get out of the hustle and bustle, that’s what made Deirdre and I buy where we are. It’s the place to wind down, relax and spend time doing things we enjoy. How long have you lived on the coast? We’ve owned the property for 13 years, and lived here for twoand-a-half years. Where were you before? I grew up in Nambour, but we’ve been in Gympie for 25 years, and raised our four kids there - one girl and three boys. The eldest and youngest live in Gympie, the other two are on the Sunny Coast. What are your hobbies? Fishing and the beach - especially with the grandchildren! They’re from Gympie, aged 10, 7 and 2 and they love the beach - and the ‘blow!

During his time with LRB, they toured with lineups including The Beach Boys, Fleetwood Mac, The Doobie Brothers, and Santana. On many occasions they played in front of 80,000-plus fans! George will be sharing about his years with LRB and the course his life has taken since then, as well as performing some of his songs. Bring along a plate of food to share and enjoy catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. You may remember several years ago the Rainbow Beach Christian Community held monthly get-togethers at the Community Centre. We are hoping to get these happening again and the first event should be a fantastic start. For more information and to book a table, please contact Chappy Ronnie on 0413 135 867. This event is sponsored by Arise Church, meeting each Sunday at 4pm at the Cooloola Cove Veterans’ Hall.

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What do you like most about your job? I love working around here, it’s very convenient, you just have to be organised with materials. As well as private and commercial work, the gas keeps me busy, because our restaurants and cafes always have breakdowns. You have to be on the ball and get it sorted. What is the most important thing about your service? Being able to fulfill customer requirements - customer satisfaction is very important to me. Favourite spot on the coast? From Double Island Point to Inskip and watching the sunrise at Mudlo Rocks.

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What’s New? Wind down on the Surf Club’s NEW deck Finally, last month the scaffolding was removed to reveal the stunning new Surf Club redevelopment. Surf Club Manager, Ray Holland, said it was the culmination of many years’ work, and excitingly is only Stage 2. Stage 3 will be work on the pokies area, new kiosk and entry. The last stage includes a whole new surround and outlook for the bar. Which is a good thing because the extra seating for 120 requires greater capacity from the bar. Plus more dollars for keeping our beaches safe! A huge round of thanks must go to the Supporters Club Committee and DRM Constructions.

NEW Medical centre planned Rainbow Beach General Practice, led by Dr Andrew Spall, has some land earmarked for a new medical centre in Cooloola Cove, near the Sands Shopping Centre. Practice Manager, Lauren McGaw says, “It’s a while away yet! The vision is for it to become a specialist centre incorporating general practitioners and visiting specialists such as orthopedists / gynecologists / neurosurgeons, etc. As well as a pathology provider. “My vision would also be to have a body mapping/skin and laser section as well!” said Lauren. Fridays are raffle nights - Gayle Duignan, husband Don Flynn and Mum, Val Duignan, brought home two meat trays in one night!

NEW developments on the go There are other new developments you’ll notice as well - the Fire and SES Station is progressing (opposite the Community Hall) - a service station at Ross Creek, Goomborian, as well as a Rainbow Beach shopfront in the works! Stay tuned...

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UCKILY FOR US on the Cooloola Coast, Costa Georgiadis, host of ABC’s Gardening Australia is nephew to Tin Can Bay Fishing Club stalwarts, Jim and Debbie George. Which meant I was lucky enough to interview Costa in the lead up to his Tin Can Bay fundraiser and learn about his Logie, gardening during COVID, his grandad’s watermelons - and what keeps bringing him back here!

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Costa Georgiadis, the dynamic, awardwinning host of ABC Gardening Australia is here on July 13 to talk about the power of pollination. But it is not just about how gardening for our birds, bees and butterflies is everyone’s business - Costa is here to talk about pollination of plants and ideas, and creating them! “Being a white knight, flying into town is one thing,” says Costa, but his aim is “returning and connecting and understanding and building relationships elevating the understanding of little things and big things.” Costa’s belief is that the solutions to big problems are simple. He compares it to the show, Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds - and how rebuilding connections in this intergenerational experiment had so many positive outcomes, including improved mental health, mobility, combating isolation and giving a sense of purpose. He believes gardening holds the key to solving a multitude of modern world problems. Grateful for the platform he has, and everyone who voted to help him and ABC’s Gardening Australia win two Logies in 2019 - Best Lifestyle Program and Best Presenter, he says: “People connect a face to story and

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narrative. When we tell stories, it gets it out there and turns up the volume.” He is certainly chuffed they can amplify positive messages about gardening, horticulture and sustainability. “Covid meant people had this opportunity of a lifetime to journey with their garden. There was so much publicity getting around; Covid hatched gardening - gradually it has a fantastic spotlight. “We need to take it ‘next level’ - how can we explore and network, to incubate their success to become something people do all the time - from temporary into hardwiring.” He emphasises, “Jim’s dad, my grandfather, grew watermelons the size of a small child! They had to pick them together - they had wonderful stories! “What we do and how we influence our generation, plays out in the next generation. “Our grandparents grew so much of their own food. But it is not about self sufficiency.” Costa’s aim is to encourage people to grow some of our food, combined with community connection and sharing.

“Gardening is not intimidating. If you talk about climate change it is polarising, people get into corners.” Costa says if you talk about your carrots or tomatoes, it lifts barriers and brings people together. Food security, isolation, mental health, malnutrition, sustainability, giving a sense of purpose and building community - he says are all things gardening can address. “There’s a big difference between hope and action! That draws me back here - it is my 10th year at Queensland Garden Expo with five or six times on the Cooloola Coast. “Doing things together - the more I see what is working, now more than ever - do together, share and solve problems.” On a side note, Costa also likes visiting his aunt and uncle’s “heaven on earth”! “For an outsider, the whole place is fantastic - a Rainbow Beach walk or wetlands, out on the water - I don’t need to tell you locals, this is paradise! “Don’t tell too many people - you got it all: landscape, temperature, community and you live in wild nature!”

So bring your questions and ears to the Tin Can Can Bay Complex, 9.30am on July 13! There’s a Quilting Club morning tea, lucky door prize and raffle at only $15 per person, and bookings are essential - call 0437 242 171. You might even see a Logie!

Native bee winner Rainbow Beach State School has received a Woolworths Junior Landcare grant for $500 to purchase a native bee hive. This year’s grants also placed an emphasis on the importance of bees and pollinators in the environment to support the conservation of Australia’s bee population. The garden is undergoing a total upgrade with new beds being installed and the old beds being re-lined and repositioned behind the Prep room.

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“The Pro Am gives amateur players the opportunity to watch first-hand top class golfers in action,” said Alan. “There are many prizes to be won including golf bags, shoes, shirts and other sundry golf gear.”

NAIDOC Week NAIDOC 2021 invites the nation to embrace First Nations’ cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia’s national heritage, and equally respect the culture and values of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders, as they do the cultures and values of all Australians.

This is thanks to sponsors: The Pump House, Bull Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Gympie Regional Council, Toro, Sea Breeze Kayaks, Hall Homes and Construction, Cooloola Mitre 10, Bridgestone Gympie Service Centre, All Coast Golf Cars, Fayde Golf, Asahi, Century 21 and Bundaberg Rum.

Traditionally, our coast schools host NAIDOC Day immersion sessions with local elders.

“With the professionals travelling all over the country, this event is a golden opportunity to showcase both our local area and the friendliness of the people and businesses here. We hope to stage a Pro Am event on a regular basis in the future.” said Alan.

In Gympie you can attend a NAIDOC Community Flag Raising with free morning tea, 8.30am July 5 and a Family Fun Day Celebration and NAIDOC Dinner Dance on July 16. More information in our What’s On page.

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July 6 PRO AM at the Tin Can Bay Country Club The Pacific GWM Haval PRO AM has fantastic amateur prizes valued at $3000. At only $40 admission which includes lunch and 18 holes with a PGA professional. The 7am and 12pm shotgun start “Stableford” is open to men, ladies and juniors. Club Captain, Alan Malon said, “To date there are nearly 50 professionals who have committed to the tournament, some from as far afield as WA and NT.

July 24 Mason Cossart throwing a boomerang at a previous NAIDOC Day celebration at Tin Can Bay P-10 School

Trivia! Come to a Trivia Night 7pm, Saturday, July 24, at the Tin Can Bay Community Centre. There is a maximum eight per table, with entry $10 per person.

“Bookings commenced this week and we are expecting full fields for both the morning and afternoon starts.”

Covid-19 rules apply so there is no supper. Please BYO drinks, food and pens - but there are $1 raffles!

Men/ladies/juniors are welcome and they expect players from the Wide Bay and Gympie areas, as well as locals.

You’ll be greeted with the QR Code and sign-in sheets. Please call Ann Raftery on 0412 730 423 to find out more!

Rescued redneck from Carters Ridge


HE AUSTRALIAN Native Animals Rescue and Rehabilitation Association (ANARRA) wildlife rescue group is based in the Gympie/ Wide Bay region. Debbie Seal, secretary/treasurer said, “The aim of our group is to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured, orphaned and sick wildlife. ANARRA operates a 24-hour hotline for wildlife and has a number of members who care for wildlife in their own homes. “In response to the number of calls we receive from the Cooloola Coast,” continued Debbie, “ANARRA is hosting two workshops at Cooloola Cove on Saturday August 21 to educate people about rescuing and rehabilitating native wildlife.” The Orientation workshop and the Primary Care of Wildlife workshop are $10 each for non-members or free for ANARRA members. Membership of ANARRA costs $25 per year for individuals or $35 for families. To register for the workshops or for more information, email anarrawildlife@gmail. com or call 0408 170 102. To report injured wildlife, call 5484 9111 and please like and share our facebook page, ANARRA Wildlife Rescue Gympie.


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T IS TIME FOR ALL artists to show off their skills July 30 to August 1! The Cooloola Coast Art Group’s Annual Art Show will be held at the Tin Can Bay Country Club. President Kerri Southern said, “We want to encourage novices - if there is something you really like, you should enter it. Everyone thinks they aren’t good enough. And they are!” Rather than a competition, this year’s show will be an opportunity for artists to exhibit their work and offer their work for sale. “Category 1 is quite interesting - it is open, any medium, and it‘s actually for local residents - Rainbow Beach, Cooloola Cove, Tin Can Bay and Wallu. The subject is ‘My Cooloola’ with a People’s Choice Award. Category 8 (Children) is the only other section with a People’s Choice Award. These prizes will be based on who has the most votes from the public. “We thought this would be interesting for the kids,” said Kerry. “Locals and visitors, please come and vote for your favourite artwork!” People’s Choice winners will be announced at 2pm Sunday at the Country Club, along with raffles and a money board - all fundraisers for the group. The Cooloola Coast Art Group subsidises members with workshops from visiting artists, “We’ll supply some of the gear that cuts the cost down. We try to give back to the members and tee up more workshops.” The weekend before the show, the group hosts a Master Pastellist, and the workshop is open to the public. Please contact Kerri if you are interested. The group is growing! “We have about 35 members. Every Tuesday, we offer beginners drawing lessons at our group meeting. So many people are now buying on the coast I’ve had six new members just this year. Every week I have someone ringing wanting to come along.” Hopefully, this means there is lots of new talent on display! It is only $6 for non members ($5 members) - entry forms and details are available for pick up from Tin Can Country Club and via email. Unfortunately, there is no photography in this art show as space was an issue. (Hint: Tin Can Bay Camera Club members - you have beautiful captures - how about a weekend of photography in the future?) All enquiries and bookings to Kerri on 0438 803 990 or email: cooloolacoastartgroup@gmail.com

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People’s Choice Award Acrylic/Mixed Painting Media Oil Watercolour Pastel Drawing Works on Paper - mixed painting and drawing medium Children under 13


Lynn Hyland brings her art to the Tin Can Bay Country Club for a previous show

ICENSEES IN THE Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay and surrounding area have agreed to work together to deal with alcohol related anti-social behaviour and improve safety in and around venues. Recent patron behaviour, along with the effects of COVID on the industry, have prompted the reformation of the local liquor accord. Local pubs, clubs, licensed restaurants and cafes as well as accommodation providers will be part of the Cooloola Coast Liquor Accord. Members will be supported by local police and representatives from the Office of Liquor and Gaming and other agencies. Rick Modin, newly appointed Chairperson said, “The liquor accord is an opportunity for licensees to share their knowledge and help each other out, whilst working together to reduce alcohol-related incidents in the area. “Our first initiative will be to introduce a banning system whereby patrons that misbehave can be banned from all licensed venues in the area. No matter whether you are a visitor or a local, a ban from all venues will mean a quiet night without your mates! “This will be our first step ensuring a vibrant economy, but also creating a safe environment for all.” The Cooloola Coast Liquor Accord will meet regularly to work on this and other harm minimisation strategies.


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F YOU LOOK carefully at this photo, it is apparent that there are warning flags strung across this beach access track at Inskip Point. It is a one-way track that usually leads down onto the beach, but had been cut off recently due to the large tides and swell, causing a number of sand ‘cliffs’ in the area. As a result, authorities ‘flagged off’ the track as a warning of the dangers ahead... Now, most people would approach warning flags like this and their brain would perform some form of computational analysis of the situation before them. Deductions would be made. Reason would prevail. Conclusions would at least likely include: “there must be some kind of hazard ahead”. In an ideal world, this would result in evasive manoeuvres like “stop” or “turn around” or maybe even “check it out”. But not in this case. This driver saw red flags across the track - and their cognitive

capacity became overloaded. “Brain does not compute” seems to have been the extent of it. So, the flawed deduction then made was: “me must have to drive around these flaggy things”. Only once becoming stuck (and nearly rolling off the edge) did this driver think: “ohhh - maybe this cliff is why those pesky flags were back there...”. It left me contemplating along these lines: if authorities can’t even erect signage to stop some people from driving off a cliff - what hope do we have of getting them to comply with other basic road rules? Interestingly, in this photo you can also see the top of a white triangle. This is one of the navigational markers for boats crossing the Wide Bay bar. Again, authorities erected this marker for a reason: to keep people safe. So, whether it’s a navigational marker on the water, flags across a track, or road signs that indicate a speed limit - they are all there for good reason. They may even save you from driving off a cliff. Ignore these signs at your peril…

Drivers beware and adhere to signs, as conditions change all too quickly on our beaches

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UR PLANT OF THE MONTH for July 2021 is Archontophoenix cunninghamiana, commonly known as the Bangalow Palm. This is an Australian palm and can grow over 20 metres tall. Their leaves are paler below, but not as silvery as in the northern ‘Alexandrae Palm’. Its flower colour is violet in panicles and the red fruits which hang down are to 15mm in length, and are very attractive to birds. It flowers in midsummer and has evergreen foliage. This palm is found mostly in gullies and moist areas and is used in a lot of gardens that are trying to give a rainforest effect, and likes full sun to part shade.


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Creative Cuts The RocknRolla Billys at the Country Club It’s free entry to see The RocknRollaBillys, a soughtafter favourite amongst the Rock ‘n’ Roll dancers and clubs of South East Queensland. Rock ‘n’ Roll dancers themselves, you can expect everything from 4-step, 6-step and 8-step styles plus Cha Cha, Tango, Lindy Hop, Swing, Rockabilly and Jive, various partner dances, and even some Line Dancing! The RocknRollaBillys pride themselves in providing an historical experience, along with the double bass, they use Gretsch guitars, ‘Elvis mics’ and wear ‘50s/’60s hair styles and custom-made retro costumes. Go see them perform on Friday 16, at the Tin Can Bay Country Club.

European Masterpieces The most significant exhibition of international art to be presented in Queensland in recent decades, the Australianexclusive ‘European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’, opens tomorrow at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art. Showing at GOMA until October 17 is a remarkable journey through five centuries of European painting from exquisite devotional scenes of the early Renaissance to fleeting glimpses of nature captured by the Impressionists. The exhibition covers a period of significant religious, societal and cultural change as it charts the most important movements of Western art history through 65 paintings by Fra Angelico, Titian, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Rubens, Raphael, Goya, Turner, van Gogh, Cézanne, Monet and others. Tickets: qagoma.qld.gov.au

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The TEN Tenors are bursting back onto stages including the Brolga Theatre in Maryborough with a special 25th Anniversary tour. It revisits the full history of the group’s catalogue of 15 albums and over 4000 live performances. The song list will feature all the favourites including Bohemian Rhapsody, Hallelujah, Perfect, In my Life, Here’s to the Heroes, Pearl Fishers Duet, Funiculì, Funiculà, Largo AL Factotum, Nessun Dorma - plus their three most requested medleys. Don’t miss this celebration of one of Australia’s longest running and most enduring musical groups! Find out more: brolga.ourfrasercoast.com.au

Festival entries are due by July 8 for the Mary Valley Art Festival which happens July 22-25 at the Imbil Public Hall. Mary Valley Alive celebrates the Mary Valley Art Festival’s 20th anniversary, telling the story of the valley through its flora, fauna and people. Twenty guest artists will interpret the theme by painting plinths to be displayed with artworks from the original Mary Valley Alive exhibit, which is comprised of art from the Traveston Crossing Dam era. The rich prize pool of over $8,000 includes the Bendigo Bank Open Award of $2,500, nine categories for adults, and a Youth Award for 12-17-year-olds. Inquiries to Heinke Butt: info@maryvalleyartfestival.com.au

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Sports Club hosts Joel Mak Sydney, Gold Coast, Canada and now Rainbow Beach local, Joel worked as a Fraser Island tour guide playing gigs on his return to anything from 30 to 120 people. This really kicked off his music career. Over the years, he built up equipment and sound using live looping, beat boxing, multiple guitar effects, electric and acoustic guitars! You’ll hear covers and originals from Pink Floyd to Vance Joy, The Killers - Joel puts his own spin on covers, creates layers of sound with his looping pedal and effects and sometimes mash-up a number of songs in one medley! See Joel on July 2, at the Rainbow Beach Sports Club.

Making Paper/Making Art A blockbuster Brickman LEGO® exhibition featuring 50 displays and more than 1.3 million LEGO® bricks has already broken pre-sale records at Queensland Museum. It is a hands-on journey through history with these LEGO brick masterpieces, including Big Ben, The Titanic, The Space Shuttle, The Great Wall of China, the Pyramids of Giza, the Arc de Triomphe and Queensland’s own natural wonder of the world, the Great Barrier Reef. It took the team 4,922 hours – or 205 days – to build 50 displays. The exhibition will feature one million LEGO bricks for people to build their own creations - so check out Brisbane’s Queensland Museum before October 4. qm.qld.gov.au/brick

New to the Gympie Regional Gallery, ‘making paper / making art’ celebrates and documents an emerging community of contemporary Queensland artists who are creating art that addresses social issues through the properties of paper itself. Available to view until July 22, the series addresses the exorbitant waste of resources in the fashion industry, historical institutional abuse of Indigenous communities, the complex relationship between ourselves and the bodies and nostalgia, symbolism and the associated memories attached to ‘home’. Entry to the Gympie Regional Gallery at 39 Nash Street is free, with opening hours from 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday. gympie.qld.gov.au/gallery

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Morning Tea goes from strength to strength by Ross Carruthers


HE TABLES ARE SET immaculately and the RSL lady volunteers begin to traverse the room laden with pots of tea and coffee and an assortment of culinary delights – another monthly Veteran’s and Community morning tea has begun! The morning teas have been a lock on the Tin Can Bay social calendar now for nearly a decade and the whole community is invited. Rowena Giles was one of the ladies who was there when the morning teas kicked off. “We had a luncheon for the local war widows and they said that they needed to get out of the house more often, so the idea of a monthly morning tea was floated. The war widows loved it and it’s still going today.” Ann Byriel is a regular attendee. “We really look forward to the morning tea every month,” she said. “A lot of people don’t get out much and it’s a great opportunity to interact with other members of the community. It’s great food and lots of fun!”

Entertainment, delicious treats and fun at the RSL morning teas

Paul Deller is a long-term Tin Can Bay resident and business man. He is recovering from a recent stroke. Paul said, “One of the RSL volunteers here is helping me with my rehab. She suggested I come down to the morning tea. I’m glad she did. It’s great to see the RSL facilities being used in this way to support the community.” Dawn Austin is a driving force behind making the monthly morning teas happen. She is a real livewire, one minute introducing the guest speaker Kylie James from Veteran’s Retreat, and local entertainer Laurence; the next up dancing with one of the crowd. She whisks past me with a plate of goodies in her hand. She says, with a cheeky glint in her eye, “Would you like a piece of fruit cake? I made it myself.” I don’t mind if I do Dawn, and of course it was delicious. Thank you RSL ladies, for the morning teas and for your service!

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BUSY TIME OF the year with all our competitions getting ready to be judged. Our Cooking and Preserves competitions will be held early August at our branch, then the winners cook again, ready for judging at our division meeting at Kilkivan on August 12. Covid restrictions have limited the entries. Knitting and crochet entries are all completed ready to be judged, with some lovely items made by our members. We have some very talented ladies in our branch always willing to teach and help on craft mornings, the first and second Wednesday of the month. Come along for a coffee and a chat.

In July Beth will be teaching card-making at both craft mornings, please come and join in from 10am, small fee for kit. Our Hoy at 10am, on the third Wednesday of the month, is going well at Cooloola Bowls Club - a good fun morning, prizes of food, cleaning products and toiletries have been very popular, a raffle with $1 tickets ,$100 money board ($1 a ticket), 100 numbers, five prizes. All are welcome! Contact: QCWA President Wendy 0412 547 043. Judy collects money for the CWA Hoy entries

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BUSY COOLOOLA Coast Information Day was a chance to share information about our activities, and also network with other groups. Guest Speakers at our meeting were Raewyn and Paul Oliver of the Tin Can Bay Community and Men’s Shed. Raewyn spoke of the history of the shed, and the sometimes difficult path to get it to its present, successfully functioning, state. Paul then explained how The Shed functions now and the many activities that take place in it. He also brought along samples of work being done. Members were very impressed. Members ventured out to lunch and the show at Morning Melodies at the RSL in Gympie for

an enjoyable time, being entertained by Shayne Crump with his singing and infectious humour. Probus Clubs welcome men and women of retirement or nearing-retirement age of any background. If you are interested in joining this happy group, please contact our President, Daryl, on M: 0416 739 324 or Secretary Katrina at cooloolaprobus@gmail.com Meetings are held on each second Monday of the month at 2pm at the Sandcastle Motel in Tin Can Bay, and include a break for afternoon tea and a chat. Officer Joan Barnier, with speakers Paul and Raewyn Oliver of The Shed

Local volunteers recognised nationally

IT Classes are back at The Shed

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HIS MONTH, we want to tell you about some of our outstanding volunteers that give their precious time to help the boating community, in particular, those that have given outstanding service over a long period of time. People join us from all different walks of life, and for many different reasons. Our recent election night also concentrated on some overdue recognition. The meeting was chaired by Commander John Macfarlane, who offered himself for re-election, and was successful. John has already served the Coast Guard for 26 years, and has been awarded the Coast Guard National Medal, and life membership of our Tin Can Bay Flotilla. He has achieved just about everything in his time with us, which is fortunately continuing. Commander Macfarlane called out Ilpo Riparti at the meeting to receive the Coast Guard National Medal, and to acknowledge Ilpo’s ongoing service of 15 years with Tin Can Bay. A few years ago, Ilpo had to step down from crew work, but has continued to be a stalwart in the radio room, providing his sage advice to mariners, many of whom are first time visitors to our area and crossing to Wide Bay Bar for the first time. Sometimes doing multiple six-hour shifts each week, our radio operators are a vital safety link for people at sea.

John Macfarlane and Ilpo Ripatti are congratulated by Councillor Jess Milne

The Commander also presented Ray Wilkinson with his 20-year service award. Ray has been involved with three flotillas with the organisation, having been commander at Keppel Sands, and also being at Yeppoon, before moving south and joining Tin Can Bay. Coast Guard obviously gives people a sense of satisfaction in helping keep their communities safe. If you are looking for some meaningful way to help your community, please give us a call on 5482 4290 to arrange a meeting with our membership officer.

E ARE PLEASED to announce that weekly IT classes are back on the agenda at the Tin Can Bay Community and Men’s Shed, commencing Thursday July 8 from 1-3pm. These classes are offered free (gold coin donation requested for tea/coffee) and are available to any member of the community who is experiencing difficulties with, or who wants to learn more about, their phone, laptop, tablet or modem. This program is funded through the ‘Be Connected’ grant and ably run by Shed President, Paul Boulton – please book: 0437 007 911. Works to improve site drainage and lay a crusher dust roadway providing safer access to The Shed have recently been completed. Thanks here to Chris from Cooloola Cove Landscaping and Garden Supplies, and to Craig from Killer Excavations. Open weekdays between 9am-1pm in the CityFarm / Community Complex area, Tin Can Bay, our funding is assisted by our recycling program. So please remember to drop off your recyclable bottles and cans in the bins provided at the entrance. For information, please call Raewyn Oliver, our secretary, on 0412 995 512.

Donations and disappointments By Tony Stewart Rainbow Beach Drought Runners 0408 767 930


FTER SOME WELCOME summer rains in many areas of Queensland, the country has rapidly dried out over the last month due mainly to frosts. Many dams and water storages are below average levels. We are starting to get busy with $500 again sent south to the NE Victoria fire area for the purchase of fencing materials; $800 in vouchers to the Childers area, $1000 in vouchers to the Drought Angels to go to the mouse plague

area in NSW, and a food donation again to the Gympie homeless. A big thank-you this month to Christine Davies and Tin Can Bay Baptist Church ($1000), Sally Smith (Vic), Graham (Rainbow Shores), Betty Freeman, Leena and Steve (TCBay), Andrea Janek, and Helen George (Cooloola). Thank you to anyone that dropped goods at IGA Tin Can Bay, and Drakes Gympie, and to all with collection tins. The only disappointment being a low-life who stole the

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tin at Mitchell’s Gympie. (He’s on camera). Thanks Wayne Kerle for bottle collection and Bay Auto for the sorting area. Thank you everyone who donated bottles and cans. Thank you also to Bev Yeoman, and Graeme and Sandra from Cooloola. At present we are packing food hampers for the next trip. We appreciate everything you all do and donate, thank you. (Also on Facebook.)


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Flying High Bird Park We headed off on an overcast day, and with some of that wet stuff falling on our group outing to the Flying High Bird Park at Apple Tree Creek. By the time we got there, though still rather chilly, it was sunny skies. After a lovely cuppa and warm muffins we all trooped through meandering paths, oohing and ahhing at all the colourful birds. A couple of our ladies had a few very friendly birds come sit on their shoulders, one for a snuggle in her hair, the other took a shine to one of her earrings and tried to unclip it. We continued around through the zoo area, among the kangaroos, goats, alpacas, emu, and ostrich. Verdict was a resounding GREAT! from all. We then headed back to Maryborough for a late lunch.

Kenilworth Nine of our lot headed off to the Cheese Factory at Kenilworth, on a rainy morning. First priority was coffee, scones, with lots of jam and cream, as well as berry muffins (YUM). We all raided the cheese and yoghurt fridges and loaded up for the next month or so. Then we were off to explore the shops and ended up at the local pub for lunch. All voted it a great day out! Our next Morning Coffee will be 10am, July 6 at the Rainbow Beach Surf Club. Call Dorothy on 5486 2357 to join our friendly group.

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USIC PLUS has had the last musical evening of the season and now we rest as others organise musical events, amongst all the other entertainment in the area. The evening started with the Cooloola Coast Ukulele Group accompanying some singalong items, which everyone enjoyed. This was followed by two favourites, Kay and Sarah, who entertained us with their Irish music, accompanying themselves on guitar and Bodhran. Local musician Ron gave us a great deal of pleasure with his usual rendering of popular songs, and Pam and Len on piano and harmonica gave us two favourites Misty and I Love to Love. Our newcomer, Geoffrey, gave an interesting version of two blues numbers and showed us all his mastery of the guitar, whilst Frank and Marilyn gave us their own rendering of folk tunes and later were joined by Lyn! Keith rushed in, complete with Tricorne hat and sang us several Australian tunes before disappearing again back to his other venue at The Snack Shack in Tin Can Bay, where you can find him most Thursday evenings. Our dear Laurence sang for us again in his inimitable style, which is so appreciated, and Joyce and Pam, in classical mood, gave an exceptional performance on two pianos from one of Handel’s concertos called, The Cuckoo and the Nightingale. Always much appreciated by our discerning audience. Now we take a rest and let the music in this community continue to blossom and grow in various venues, at various times, by various people! Welcome to music everywhere!

Health, Fitness, Beauty & Wellbeing

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HE LOCAL COVID-19 AZ vaccine (for over 60s) is available at Cooloola Coast General Practice. The Practice is required to schedule Vaccination Days, as it has regular but limited supplies and vaccination is only available at the Tin Can Bay Practice, so you need to contact the Practice and make an appointment. The COVID-19 AZ vaccine will soon also be available at the community pharmacies in the region. Similarly, they will run clinics to manage administration of supply. Queensland Government’s website contains the latest, up-to-date information on the vaccine roll-out, as well as a tool to find out when it is your turn to get the vaccine. Go to: qld.gov.au/health/ conditions/health-aler ts/coronavirus-

covid-19/protect-yourself-others/covid-19vaccine. If you are unable to complete the online eligibility checker, speak with your doctor or call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84). Gympie Regional Council continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will assess any potential impacts on Council services and events. COVID-19 updates and information can be found on Council’s website gympie.qld.gov.au. For further information and to access tools to assist with disaster preparedness, please go to the Get Ready Queensland website (getready.qld.gov.au). Please feel free to come along to a meeting of the CCCLDMSG, quarterly on the first Tuesday of the month (March, June, September and December 2021). Contact Terry Steele: 0439 862 264.

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

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

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20 Must See

e d i u G r o t Vis i

and Dos

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

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

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

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

Searys Creek Only 7km from town towards Gympie, with 2 waterholes, boardwalks, bridges and history – do read the sign and spot the creatures. Always cool on the hottest of days.

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

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

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

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

Poona Lake may be the site of eco-cabins for the Cooloola Great Walk Submit your Cooloola Coast images to: info@rbcn.com.au

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

Boat Ramps

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

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

Freshwater Picnic Area

Feed Wild Dolphins at Norman Point

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Lifeguard Services Contract renewed S

URF LIFESAVING Queensland currently employ lifeguards for our beaches. After sharp increases in contract costs, due to a shortfall not covering overhead and operational costs for SLSQ, Council explored other options for lifeguard services in Rainbow Beach. Council’s only other available option is the direct employment of fully qualified lifeguards to fulfil this duty. However, it was documented at a Gympie Regional Council (GRC) meeting: “due to the specialised nature of the services it would be impractical or disadvantageous for the council to invite tenders for the procurement of services”. A review of this service is proposed early next year by neighboring councils, with the intent of putting the contract for surf patrols to the open market. They are keen to collaborate with GRC, in order to procure a better outcome for all if a tender for this service was deemed to be the way forward.

7am to see and feed the dolphins!

Divers note a major breakthrough in Grey Nurse Shark research Justin Cally

Grey Nurse birth at Wolf Rock filmed

Norma Sanderson - 0439 075 271


URING THE COOLER mornings the visitor numbers have been down, but numbers do increase on the weekends, so if you have visitors please ask them to come down during weekdays when they are sure of feeding a dolphin. If we only have one dolphin visiting we can accommodate around 50 feeders but if more dolphins arrive the number of eligible feeders increases. Remember, if you are a resident of the area you are welcome to the Centre and have free admission, only paying for feeding if you wish to participate. The Dolphin Centre is an important education program to teach the young and old about the plight of our sea creatures from pollution within the waterways. We are really lucky within the Tin Can Bay Inlet that fishermen and boaties have been responsible people and not allow plastics and other rubbish to enter the waterways, though occasionally we do collect an empty plastic bait bag which has apparently blown out of a boat. Please make sure items are secure and do not enter the waterways. We open at 7am and have viewing of the dolphins until around 7.45am. This gives visitors a chance to hear all about the history and attributes of our Australian Humpback Dolphins. Photographing is welcomed. See you there!

NEW menu at the Sports Club T

HERE ARE EXCITING new winter menu options at the Rainbow Beach Sports Club – crumbed lamb cutlets, seafood chowder, lamb shanks are back, chicken wings with choice of dipping sauces, new desserts Churros and chocolate dip, kids sundaes, sticky date pudding and much, much more.


REAT CONDITIONS at Wolf Rock after a windy start to the winter season. Finally the sea has flattened off and we have had visibility ranging from 15-30m with a temperature of 20 degrees. Divers have been lucky to see Manta rays circling in groups of five at a time, Eagle rays frolicking amongst over 40 Grey Nurse Sharks and rare sightings of Frog fish. We have had some experienced film crew working with our awesome dive guides attempting (and succeeding) to capture the movement of a baby inside the shark’s tummy. We have also discovered, looking back through stock

footage, that we have evidence of a shark giving birth at Wolf Rock! This is a major breakthrough in Grey Nurse Shark research and highlights the importance of protected Green zones and marine sanctuaries such as ours. Wolf Rock is not only a gestation site for pregnant sharks, but also a mating and birthing site for the endangered shark species. We are privileged to be able to share the site with our regional divers and thank everyone for supporting their local dive shop. Dive bookings and courses available, please contact 07 5486 8004.

Business owners step up R

AINBOW BEACH Commerce and Tourism (RBCT) is your local chamber, where business owners work together to grow tourism and business for our region. It is an opportunity to network and assist each other and provide a stronger voice for the community. Representation is provided at key meetings like the Teewah Working Group. Issues which may be progressed include Teewah fire bans, New Year’s Eve fireworks, grants, road safety, illegal camping, environmentally friendly strategies, RV policies for the region, Fraser Island Fire Inquiry, water station/ dump point, grants - and much more. At this time of the year there is a call for nominations for committee representatives, therefore a nomination form

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is also attached. Completed nomination forms need to be received by July 6 and presented at the Sports Club (still to be verified) by July 13. Please consider nominating for a position if you would like to contribute to this amazing community. We hope everyone is enjoying the quiet times and taking some down time before we have to get ready for the school holidays. Please find attached the minutes from the last meeting. RBCT members it is also a time to renew your membership. If you are new to the RBCT please sign a new membership form and send your payment. Contact Di to find out more: rbct.secretary@gmail.com

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Enjoy your holiday! By Principal Steve Bennett Rainbow Beach State School


E HAVE HAD a very busy start to term two, which has been amplified due to the number of long weekends. It was wonderful to witness so many of our students marching with the school as part of the ANZAC Day Parade. I was so proud of the students for the way they represented our school, their families and themselves. I agree with the comments of Mr Greg Walker, President of the Rainbow Beach RSL, “the future is in safe hands”.

I want to give a couple of special mentions, firstly to Mrs Cherie Mason and her choir who performed beautifully at the School and Community Services. I continue to be amazed at the way Mrs Mason can bring the talents of our students to the fore. Secondly, I would like to acknowledge the efforts of all those year six students that submitted entries in this year’s ANZAC Essay Competition. Jordan Gough was voted to have been the winning entry in 2021 with an amazing essay that was both well written and insightful. Jordan did a tremendous job

and South Burnett. All of the boys did an reading his essay to those assembled at the amazing job and can hold their heads up ANZAC Day service and was an absolute high. credit to himself, his family and his school. We were especially glad to see one of his We also have managed to host the School team mates make it through to the Wide Inter-house Cross Country, where Fraser Bay Team, but hope to get a few more in the took the bragging rights for 2021. It was team next year. good to see so many students participating I would like to take this opportunity to and putting in a great effort. thank all the volunteers who continue We had five students selected based on to support our great school. Can I give a their competitive times, who travelled to special shout out to Mrs Cherie Mason, Gympie to compete in the Gympie District Mrs Therese Young, Mrs Sandra Lindenberg Trials. Skye Hanlon, Sonny Bennett, James and Mrs Tyla Elmer. These ladies regularly Bergin, Jordan and Teil Gough all displayed donate their time, and their contributions great athletic ability and were very to students improving and achieving cannot competitive in these trials. be underestimated. An amazing individual I would also like to thank all of the people performance again by involved in making presents and running Jordan Gough saw him our P&C Mother’s Day stall fundraiser. I’m selected to compete at the sure that all the mothers would agree that next level of competition, their gifts were sensational. Wide Bay Trials, for which Finally, can I again thank all of our tireless Jordan is training hard for. P&C for their contributions and efforts in We all wish him all the very making Rainbow Beach State School the best. greatest school. It truly is a fantastic school In keeping with the with amazing opportunities and support! sporting theme, Sonny Bennett competed at the Wide Bay Carnival for Rugby League. He and his mates from the Gympie District team played some high quality and tough games against teams from across & licensed? Ÿ Is the technician fully qualified By RBSS P&C the Wide Bay. Ÿ Has yourThey roommanaged been measured a draw & sized correctly? Martine Lokan has done a wonderful against a strong Herveywork Bay from Ÿ Have you seen any recent the installer? job serving the students in term two, team, before really tough Ÿ Can thematches installer provide ongoing support service? but&we need assistance for against Bundaberg the remaining two terms of the Ÿ Will the installer use premium products, provide quality year. It’s a very rewarding position workmanship & leave the jobsite clean & tidy? as the students are always happy The RBSS team have had a Ÿ Does the installer know the local area & environmental and grateful!conditions? great start to the Broncos All enquiries to Jed: 0434 057 356

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Careers, Camps and Life Education from Tin Can Bay State School



EAR 10 STUDENTS had the opportunity to attend the Tin Can Bay P-10 School FSK Camp at Barambah Environmental Education Centre. This camp gave our students the chance to immerse themselves in their Work Practices Certificate, a nationally recognised Certificate II course and gave our students quality time to complete the Indigenous Perspective Module in an authentic setting. The class also visited the Ration Shed at Cherbourg, speaking with Uncle Eric to gain insight into the experiences of the Indigenous Elders and community members, as well as seeing first-hand the historical photographs, artefacts and buildings from the era. At the final stop in Gympie at the Regional Art Gallery, the class were able to enjoy an Indigenous art exhibition and explore their own artistic interpretations. The students were respectfully engaged in the whole three-day experience and were able to make solid progress on their certificate course. Above: Prep A ready to go into the Life Education Van




EALTHY HAROLD and the Life Education Van visited all the students in Prep to Year 6. Life Education Queensland engages students with programs that provide information, understanding, skills and strategies required to make safe decisions about their own health and well-being. All students enjoyed their visit to the van and walked away with the knowledge of how to make safer and healthier choices.

Year 5 students with teacher Steve Rigney at the USQ Career Expo

Kohan Rose tests the liquid


the break-in at the Three Bear’s house. Students also explored different career options in music production, including how to add sound to a short-animated video and the opportunities at HQ Plantations- the company that manages the pine plantations

AST MONTH, Year 5 students from Tin Can Bay State School went on an excursion to the University of the Sunshine Coast Careers Expo, held at the USC Gympie Campus. They saw a number of displays and

participated in activities for various career options. In the science laboratory, students learned how to test what liquid was in different bottles. At the criminology display, students used the evidence provided to solve the case of

around Tin Can Bay. Did you know that it is the largest plantation company in Queensland? The students thoroughly enjoyed themselves and extend a huge thank you to USC!

July 2021 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 25

Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

Out on Baitrunner

Countdown to the

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Fishing Classic


I ALL, WELL FINALLY, a run of more consistent weather along with a few beautiful days and some amazing sunrises to go with it. Fishing this month has hit another level with bag-out sessions on quality snapper and Pearl Perch filling the esky rather quickly.


Above: Local, Murray, decided to join in on a snapper bag-out session Above: First time deep sea fishing for Sam - and what a start on board Baitrunner!

Due to a few rougher days we stayed in relatively close with great results, managing some great snapper sessions along with cracking sweetlip and Pearl Perch. Out wider the action has been the same with plenty of tuskies, perch, husser, snapper, mackerel, cobia, cod, wrass and a few quality Red Emperor. Bookings are very solid, however, if you are here on holidays and decide last minute to come out and enjoy a day, always try and give us a call as you might get lucky! Remember, to see photos and videos of our daily regular catches check Facebook by going to our website and clicking on the Facebook link. ‘Til next time, enjoy this beautiful weather.

Gardiner Fisheries p i h s n o i p m a Whiting Ch


VEN THE MAYOR will be at the 2021 Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic and Expo. The start date, Sunday August 15, is when competitors collect fishing competition and club membership cards at the Sports Club from 2pm. There are six days of weigh-ins for your viewing pleasure. This year they are bringing back the Veterans’ Day (Tuesday 17), Ladies’ Day (Wednesday 18) and the Kids’ Day (Friday 20). The Councillors Cook-Off (Thursday 19), include Team 1: CEO Shane Gray and Mayor Glen Hartwig against Team 2: Cr Dolly Jensen and Cr Bruce Devereaux, with lots of laughs and a surprise or two! The Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic is still one of South East Queensland’s most iconic and largest annual events, now in its 35th year and it is one of the few remaining fishing tournaments on the eastern seaboard. A huge stretch of beach offers plenty for beach anglers and four-wheel driving. The safe launching ramp at Carlo Point and Bullock Point cater for vessels of all sizes and there’s kilometres of protected Continued next page



Over $20K in Cash & Prizes Registration opens 1st July

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Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors waterways reaching up through the Great Sandy Straits. Proudly run as a family and community event aimed at all ages and levels of experience, with emphasis on enjoyment of the great outdoors. Expect loads of live entertainment, prizes and promotions - they have catered for everyone and you don’t need to catch a fish to win a prize. Encompassing such a large fishing area

makes the event environmentally viable and sustainable, and includes offshore and inshore waters from Maheno Wreck to the north and Noosa North Shore River to the south. In order to protect the Grey Nurse Shark habitat, there is a 1.5km radius restriction of fishing around Wolf Rock. Register online or download a form at rainbowsportsclub.com.au or call to find out more: 5486 3191.

Catches Keely Rose Fishing Charters from

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RAINBOW BEACH DEEP Left: A beautiful Rainbow Beach Coral Trout landed on the Keely Rose

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Will you be the 2021 Whiting Champion? By Gardiner Fisheries

Adults, Open Juniors and Three-Person Team. Once registered, anglers can fish at their leisure as often as they like between August 1 and midday November 20. Providing a four-month duration allows fishers to choose their favourite moon phase, weather conditions, and compete around work and family commitments. Early bird registrations will open on July 1 and will come with a bonus ticket in the major prize draw if entered before August 1. For full competition details and all T&Cs, follow us on Facebook and Instagram or come and see us in-store at 1 Karoonda Road, Rainbow Beach.


ARK AUGUST 1 on your calendars as the kickoff date for the third Annual Gardiner Fisheries Whiting Competition. Competitor numbers have tripled since our inaugural comp and this year’s event is expected to be our biggest yet. With a combined total cash and prize pool valued at over $20,000, all registered competitors will be in the running to win the major prize of a $9,500 boat, motor and trailer package just for entering. Running until November 20, the 2021 Whiting Championship will comprise three separate divisions for competition: Open

Dad Simon and tribe (oldest to youngest): Jye, Sophie, Luke and Cooper with catches at last year’s Gardiner Fisheries Whiting Competition

Visiting fishing clubs love our shores By Tin Can Bay Fishing Club



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HE VARIABLE WEATHER conditions have been challenging at times, but members are enjoying themselves, landing a few squid and having some relaxation and fun. There have been some quality fish caught recently including flathead, cod, trevally, slatey bream, as well as a quality Red Emperor from over the bar, submitted by a few of our members during the May mini comp. The Club fishing days, in conjunction with the recent visit by 60 members of the Hervey Bay Fishing Club to Tin Can Bay, was enjoyed by members of both clubs. The interaction with the visitors was excellent with club members attending both social evenings at the Tin Can Bay Tourist Park. The final weigh-in and trophy presentation for their competition was held at lunchtime on Sunday. Their members managed to catch a few fish and good numbers of squid. Their highest point scoring fish was a Golden

Trevally which was caught by one of their members who was fishing with Derek Andrews. TCB Fishing Club members are looking forward to visiting Hervey Bay to continue the friendship and interaction between our respective clubs. Club Activities planned for June include assisting the TCB Dragon Boat Club during their Regatta and the welcoming of Costa Georgiadis, host of ABC Gardening Australia, for a July fundraising event at TCB to assist other local volunteer groups. Costa will also be visiting schools at Gympie during his visit. The Tin Can Bay School recently requested our members to attend and provide an introduction to fishing to their younger students. The students enjoyed learning to tie knots and casting a line and a very good time was held by all. The TCB School thanked the club and its members for assisting during the morning. New club members are very welcome and for all enquiries, please contact the Club Secretary, Debbie on 0437 242 171.

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Holiday Fun The world of Mary Poppins The highly anticipated Mary Poppins Festival will be July 1-4 in various locations around Maryborough. It showcases the town’s unique link to storytelling for all ages through all art forms. From music concerts backstage and onstage at the Brolga, to pop-up performances in the Bond Store basement. The signature event is the Mary Poppins Festival Day in the Park, held on July 4, where Maryborough’s glorious heritage streetscapes are transformed into scenes from the Poppins’ novels. Nannies race each other pushing prams in the great Nanny Challenge; chimney sweeps compete in the Chimney Sweep Dash, while Mary Poppins characters come to life from the books and mingle with the crowd. The festival honours the author of the Mary Poppins books, Pamela Lyndon Travers, who was born Helen Lyndon Goff in an upstairs bedroom of the former Australian Joint Stock Bank building in Maryborough on 9 August 1899. The bank is now an interactive museum called the Story Bank of Maryborough, which will feature prominently in the festival. Marypoppinsfestival.com.au

Additional services for The Rattler Join the Mary Valley Rattler these school holidays - there are extra holiday departures on June 28, July 2, 5 and 9. Monday services are on the heritage diesel train and Friday services are on their steam train, and depart Gympie Station at 10am and return at 1pm. Normal steam services include Wednesday and Saturday Classic Rattler Run and the Sunday All Stations Train, the Thursday Rattler Tasting Train is the Railmotor Service. Book your table at the popular Rusty Rails

Cafe for breakfast or lunch or buy take-away treats to enjoy on board, open daily from 8am to 3pm. The gift shop offers a selection of local goodies as well as speciality giftware and souvenirs, open 8am to 2pm daily. maryvalleyrattler.com. au

Rub-a-dub-dub! The Dummies are back with some splish splashing circus set to drown you in tears of laughter from 10am, July 2, at The Pavilion Gympie Showgrounds. Splash Test Dummies are here, ready to roll out their beach towels and spring into a brand new hour of circus-filled hilarity for the whole family. See a brilliant array of catch-your-breath stunt work, acrobatics, juggling and the side-splitting, slapstick comedy with a workshop available after the show. Tickets: eventfinda.com.au/2021/splashtest-dummies/gympie

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Origami Creations Join us as we show you how to make some wonderful animals and shapes using Origami. Suitable for ages 5-12. TCB Library – Friday July 2, 10 –11am Ollie and the Wind The wind blows all day on Ollie’s island. There aren’t many people around, but there’s lots of space to play. One day the wind steals Ollie’s hat. Then it darts away with his scarf. Join us as we find out what happens next and then have a go at building your very own kite. Suitable for ages 5-12 years. RB Library – Friday July 2, 2 - 3pm Where Is the Green Sheep? Can you find the green sheep? Come and join us for this special storytime and craft activity inspired by the children’s picture book by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek. For

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Kids’ activities at the Gallery Unlock your kids’ artistic side with creative workshops for children at the Gallery. On Thursday July 8 explore the concept of the ‘Tree of Life’; an icon used for centuries as a symbol of growth, life and potential. Learn some ways to decorate your tree using embroidery stitches, buttons and embellishments, with ladies from the Queensland CWA, Gympie Branch. On July 1 and 10, share time with Mel Brady weaving colourful patterns with wool. Add your weaving to a tree at the Winter Trees on Mary event. These activities are limited, so registration is essential. gympie.qld.gov.au/gallery



Holiday reads for adults Michelle Gilmore


HEN I GO ON HOLIDAY, it is easy for me to find books to read - I still have two Christmas books waiting on my bedside table. I think because Book Club books keep me occupied most of the month, I struggle to read any surplus to them. I thought I would share some of my favourite books and authors - you might find them handy for your time off! Bridge of Clay - Markus Zusak This story meant I only started my latest book club saga a few days before we were supposed to discuss it! If you are a lover of The Book Thief, Zusak’s latest was exquisite. He tips me so easily into tears, crafting such memorable characters - and his writing is so beautiful. However, it was gifted to me by someone who just didn’t like it. But it was a winner for me. Diana Gabaldon - Outlander Series Don’t watch it first. Jamie and Claire are characters I can read about over and over again - teaching me about the Jacobites and now American independence. Time travel, red hair, romance and kilts. Luckily, Gabaldon has the next book out soon, Go Tell the Bees That I am Gone. You’ll see why it has created a surge of fans for everything Scottish. Alexander McCall Smith - The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Characters, humour, and solving mysteries

in Botswana. This is an engaging series with bush tea. Bryce Courtenay - Matthew Flinder’s Cat I think I would be hard pressed to say which Courtenay book I like best. Jessica? The Family Frying Pan (a collection on global stories and recipes) ... The Power of One? You are always in for a rollicking good tale, lovable eccentrics, villains and the unconquerable human spirit. Mitch Allom - Tuesdays with Morrie Perhaps don’t read this if someone close to you is dying. Not yet, anyway. Poignant and a must-read. Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society Island life in occupied Guernsey. Letters and the love of words brings people together, definitely recommend! The movie is wonderful, too! Sebastian Faulks - Birdsong This should be at the top of my list. About the trenches of World War I and love. It is not always an easy read, but it is a book I will always keep near. Ian Rankin - Rebus series I just love Rebus. He is not attractive or polite but he finds the killer - every time. Another Scot. It’s also interesting reading about Edinburgh, and makes me want to return (without the crime).

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Henning Mankell - Kurt Wallander The character is also now found on TV; another troubled-in-personal-life but best-damn-detective-you’ll-find scenario. Swap the UK for Sweden, though, and enjoy the clever plots and twists. Sue Grafton - A is for Alibi Kinsey Millhone is a Californian PI. It is an older series, woven around the few people she holds dear. Full of action and never an easy ‘whodunnit’. George RR Martin - Game of Thrones Don’t ever believe the series are better than the books. I was riveted, and rolled through each book - saddened at the end. Gory, violent, endearing. I was very impressed - they distracted me no end from my duties. Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice I was gifted her set of six books and treasure them. They are a comfort to be reread whenever I want a laugh. Austen was the ultimate deliverer of disdain and life lessons - with gentle, powerful romance. A definite favourite that I hope every child is made to read in school!

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Congratulations Glen Foley - the overall winner of the Cooloola Cup, pictured with Commodore Peter Shaw and sponsor, Billy Mitchell, Century 21

HE WEATHER FORECAST for the Cooloola Cup weekend regatta was not looking good. Blustery SE winds and squally showers were expected but, as it turned out, there was a good breeze and we only got one drenching. The regatta was kindly sponsored by Billy Mitchell from Century 21 and the Tin Can Bay Chandlery. There were 28 entries, 14 Wetas, 6 Flying Fifteens and other dinghies in two divisions. The start of the race in Snapper Creek was quite a sight with all the Wetas lining up on the start line, especially as it was low tide. The second race was the ‘traditional’ long one, in a favourable SE wind, which went to Ida Island and back to a finish in the creek. The overall winner, both line honours and handicap, was Glenn Foley in a Weta, Time Bandit. Please note, there is a school holiday junior

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ITH THE SCHOOL holidays in progress it would be nice for visitors to Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay to have a social round of golf at our course. All Golf Australia handicapped players are welcome to enter our competitions - veteran men play Tuesday, ladies play Wednesday, mixed nine-hole competitions are on Thursday and Friday. Saturday and Sunday competitions are also mixed events. Ring the Pro Shop on 0409 727 577 to arrange bookings for the 18-hole competitions. Turn up from 7am Thursday

and Friday to enter the nine-hole comps. The ladies will be playing the 72-hole stroke championships during July, with 18 holes being played on Wednesday 14, and Thursday 15, and then Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25. Men’s foursomes 36-hole championships will be played on Saturday July 17. Our ‘Resident Professional’, James, has a list of specials on the white board at the front of the Pro Shop. Lessons are also available for beginners to more advanced players. Until next month, may all the putts drop!

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sailing course planned for September 28-30 for all school age youth. It is a fun three days, where the children learn many basic aspects of sailing and have a ‘Pirates Race’ on the last day (weather and tide permitting). The course is run by Yachting Australia qualified instructors, all of whom are experienced sailors and have Blue Cards. The boats used are Laser Bugs, Laser 4.7 or radial rig, RS Quests, Spiral and a Status. The cost is $230 which includes a Yachting Australia fee (insurance) and membership at the TCBYC until the end of June 2022. Following the course there is ‘Green Fleet’ sailing on alternate Saturdays so that sailing skills can be practised and developed. Places are limited, so bookings are essential. For further information, check the Tin Can Bay Yacht Club website or contact russell. parian@hotmail.com or karinya.one@ gmail. com


HE 1770 AND Hervey Bay series, as their part of the Wide Bay Series, is done and dusted for another year. Budaberg pipped 1770 in seconds, and then 1770 returned the favour and pipped Bundaberg at Hervey Bay. No, Cooloola didn’t “get a look in”. We definitely need more MEN in our powerhouse which is the centre section of the boat! Other Wide Bay teams have a lot of men. We are putting out a special invitation to MEN to come and try this great sport. We suggest you come and paddle with us about three times either Thursday

afternoons or Sunday mornings, to see if this sport is a good fit for you. Being out on the water at these times is a great way to really appreciate our beautiful TCB waterway. Last weekend was our turn to host Dragon Boat racing in TCB, both Saturday and Sunday. For more info on our sport of Dragon Boating please phone Sandra on 0402 352 756 or come and talk to us at the Dragon’s Lair Cafe and treat yourself to a hot breakfast or coffee and cake in the RSL hall at the TCB markets, on the third Saturday of each month.

A Little Humour LIFE IN THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY Text of a letter from a kid from Romagna to Mum and Dad. (For those of you not in the know, Romagna is a small town, west of Quilpie in the far south west of Queensland.) Dear Mum and Dad, I am well. Hope youse are too. Tell me big brothers Doug and Phil that the Army is better than workin’ on the station - tell them to get in bloody quick smart before the jobs are all gone! I wuz a bit slow in settling down at first, because ya don’t hafta get outta bed until 6am. But I like sleeping in now, cuz all ya gotta do before brekky is make ya bed and shine ya boots and clean ya uniform. No bloody horses to get in, no calves to feed, no troughs to clean - nothin’!! Ya haz gotta shower though, but it’s not so bad, coz there’s lotsa hot water and even a light to see what ya doing! At brekky ya get cereal, fruit and eggs but there’s no kangaroo steaks or goanna stew like wot Mum makes. You don’t get fed again until noon and by that time all the city boys are buggered because we’ve been on a ‘route march’ - geez it’s only just like walking to the windmill in the bullock paddock!! This one will kill me brothers Doug and Phil with laughter. I keep getting medals for shootin’ - dunno why. The bullseye is as big as a bloody dingo’s arse and it don’t move, and it’s not firing back at ya like the Johnsons did when our big scrubber bull got into their prize cows before the Ekka last year! All ya gotta do is make yourself comfortable and hit the target - it’s a piece of piss!! You don’t even load your own cartridges, they comes in little boxes, and ya don’t have to steady yourself against the rollbar of the roo-shooting truck when you reload! Sometimes ya gotta wrestle with the city boys and I gotta be real careful coz they break easy - it’s not like fighting with Doug and Phil and Jack and Boori and Steve and Muzza all at once like we do at home after the muster. Turns out I’m not a bad boxer either and it looks like I’m the best the platoon’s got, and I’ve only been beaten by this one bloke from the Engineers - he’s 6-foot-5 and 15 stone and three pick handles across the shoulders and as ya know I’m only 5-foot-7 and eight stone wringin’ wet, but I fought him till the other blokes carried me off to the boozer. I can’t complain about the Army - tell the boys to get in quick before word gets around how bloody good it is. Your loving daughter, Susan DNA TEST After 10 years, the wife starts to think their kid looks kinda strange so she decides to do a DNA test. She finds out that the kid is actually from completely different parents. Wife: Honey, I have something very serious to tell you Husband: What’s up? Wife: According to DNA test results, this is not our kid Husband: Well you don’t remember, do you? When we were leaving the hospital, we noticed that our baby had pooped. Then you said, ‘please go change the baby, I’ll wait for you here.’ So I went inside, got a clean one and left the dirty one there. THE MIRACLE OF BIRTH In the backwoods of Arkansas, Mr. Stewart’s wife went into labour in the middle of the night. The doctor was called in to assist in the delivery.

To keep the nervous father-to-be busy, the doctor handed him a lantern and said, “Here, you hold this high so I can see what I’m doing.” Soon, a baby boy was brought into the world. “Don’t be in a rush to put the lantern down. I think there’s yet another wee one to come.” Sure enough, within minutes he had delivered another baby. “Now don’t be in a great hurry to be putting down that lantern, young man. It seems there’s yet another!” cried the doctor. The new father scratched his head in bewilderment and asked the doctor. “Do ya think it’s the light that’s attractin’ them?”

LITTLE JIMMY A mother sees her son watching television and says, “Jimmy! I thought I told you to do the dishes after you do your homework! Why are you watching television?” Jimmy replies, “It’s okay, Mom! I haven’t done my homework yet.” SHORTS Why are proctologists so gloomy? They always have the end in sight. “What am I supposed to do with this speeding ticket, Officer?” “Keep it, when you collect four of them, you get a bicycle.”

I’ve got a new job in a biscuit factory. So far I’ve made a packet. Incidentally, Free Masons are not what they sound like. LENGTHY PASSWORD During a recent password audit by a company, it was found that an employee was using the following password: “MickeyMinniePlutoHueyLouieDeweyDonaldGoofySacramento”. When asked why she had such a long password, the employee rolled her eyes and said, “Hello! It has to be at least 8 characters long and include at least one capital.”


Australia’s economy is on track to come back. In fact, our economy outperformed all major advanced economies in 2020. In the second half of 2020, it grew at the fastest pace on record and there are now more people in work than before the pandemic.

CONTINUING OUR COMEBACK To build upon the progress we’ve made, the next steps in the plan provide more support for individuals, families and businesses to help secure the economy and create more jobs.

JOB CREATION IS ON TRACK Over the next 10 years, many more local jobs will be created and secured through investment in roads, rail and community infrastructure. More homes will be built in more communities thanks to HomeBuilder and the New Home Guarantee. More training will be available through JobTrainer. There’ll be new apprenticeships, traineeships and more places in higher education. And there’ll be more opportunities for families to access work with more affordable childcare.

SMALL BUSINESSES ARE ON TRACK We’re supporting hard hit industries such as aviation, tourism and international education. And continuing tax incentives, such as the Instant Asset Write-off, to encourage businesses to invest, to grow and to create more jobs.

We’re improving employment services so that employers and job seekers are more easily matched. And our $1.2 billion investment in digital infrastructure, skills, and incentives means that more businesses in communities right across Australia can be part of the thriving digital economy.

LOWER TAXES & GREATER SUPPORT FOR MORE AUSTRALIANS Tax cuts for 10 million low and middle income earners will put more money in their pockets to spend at local businesses, creating more economic activity and more jobs. It’s a plan that will not only help Australia come back, but come back better than ever.



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Chinese tile game of strategy, calculation and skill with a measure of chance. This group is open to everyone, young and old

Holiday activities in the libraries and gallery begin! See page 30


Wednesday 7.30am Heart Foundation Walking Group TCB, Maggie: 0400 756 615

Gardiner Fisheries Whiting Competition tickets on sale

8am Table Tennis, RB Community Hall, $2, all levels welcome

1-4 Mary Poppins Festival, Maryborough, Marypoppinsfestival.com.au 2

8.30am Kindy Linq, RB School Library

Family Trees with Cricut, 10am Gympie Library

9.30am Cooloola Card Makers, TCB Library

4-11 NAIDOC Week 5

3-4pm Coolabay Choir, CC Vets’ Hall, Pam: 0427 180 649

NAIDOC Community Flag Raising 8.30am – 9.30am Nelson Reserve, Jaycee Way, Gympie (free morning tea provided)


The Pacific GWM Haval PRO AM, TCB Country Club, book: 0409 727 577


Over 60s morning coffee 10am, Surf Club, Dorothy: 54862357

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

Go meet the lovely Over 60s crew - they catch up at the Surf Club for a 10am coffee, the first Tuesday of each month!

7, 14 CWA Craft 10am at 18 Whiting St 8

IT classes begin 1-3pm at The Shed, Paul: 0437 007 911

10 George McArdle, Little River Band, Church of the Good Shepherd, 5-6.30pm 10 & 24 RB Amateur Angler Competitions, Weigh-in at the Deck 12 School resumes 12 Probus meet 2pm Sandcastle Motel, TCB 13 Costa Georgiadis talk, 9.30am, Tin Can Bay Complex, $15 per person, book: 0437 242 171 14 State of Origin Series, Stadium Australia, Sydney 14 &15 Ladies 72-hole stroke championships, TCB Country Club 15 NAIDOC Day celebrations at TCB School

19 P-3 Mini Olympics, TCB School 24 Trivia Night 7pm, Tin Can Bay Community Centre, $10 per person, tables of eight, BYO drinks, food and pens, Ann: 0412 730 423 24 & 25 Ladies 72-hole stroke championships, TCB Country Club

23-27 Book Week, TCB School

30 - Aug 1 Art Show, TCB Country Club

(many are term time only) 5.30am TCB Bootcamp, 7am & 5.30pm RB Gym classes, Ph: 0490 333 147

21 ANARRA workshops at Cooloola Cove to educate people about rescuing and rehabilitating native wildlife, register: 0408 170 102



Annual Gardiner Fisheries Whiting Competition begins!

2-4 Book Fair ‘Reading Oasis’ at RBSS 7

RB Trail Festival


9am Lathe / Scroll Saw, The Shed, 9-12pm, Bryan: 0420 299 651 Monday 9am Macrame, Men’s Shed, Carole: 0437 880 438 10.30am First Five Forever Storytime on Mondays (0-5 years) RB Library (only 1 session, , not baby bounce)

7.30am Heart Foundation Walking Group TCB, Maggie: 0400 756 615 2nd Saturday Rainbow Beach Market. Book: 5486 3355 3rd Saturday Tin Can Bay Market. Book: 0418 711 897 5pm Mass at St John Vianney Catholic Church, Bream Street, TCB, (week 1, 2, 5) and St Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church Mass, Manooka Drive, RB (week 3, 4)

9am TCB Quilters, TCB Community Centre, Annabell: 0412 491 830

7.30am Dragon Boating, Sandra: 0402 352 756

10am Tin Can Bay Art Group, TCB Library

9.30am Service at Good Shepherd Church, 17 Carlo Road, RB, followed by morning tea - all denominations most welcome

12.30-3.30pm Join in at TCB Library for an afternoon playing Mahjong, an ancient

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

7am Mass Rainbow Beach (week 1, 2, 5) and Tin Can Bay (week 3, 4)

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

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

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

8.30am Kindy Linq, RB School Library

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

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




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

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


21 CWA Hoy 10am at Cooloola Bowls Club

30 - 1 Kybong Rockfest - a collectors and fossickers must-attend even, entertainment, artists demos, crystal healers, massage, camping available on unpowered sites

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

2.30-4pm Book a librarian - do you need a hand to get started online? Do you have a question about something that you have recently learned? Book in for a one -on-one, half hour session, TCB Library

31- Aug 1 RB Double Triathlon

16 NAIDOC Family Fun Day Celebration 9.30am – 2pm The Pavilion, Gympie Showgrounds, Exhibition Rd, Gympie

17 Mary River Festival 9am – 4pm, Kandanga Community Reserve

15-21 RB Family Fishing Classic, RB Sports Club


30 - 1 Cooloola Coast Art Group’s Annual Art Show, TCB Country Club

17 Men’s foursomes 36-hole championships

Wildflowering at Cooloola, RB Community Hall, by Cooloola Coastcare

28 Author Talk: Tony Park at Gympie Library, 1-2pm

15 My Health Record course, 10am noon, RB Library, book: 5486 3705

16 NAIDOC Dinner Dance, doors open 6pm, dinner 7.30pm, Albert Park Bowls Club, River Road, Gympie. “Murriaoke” (Karaoke with a twist) and two-course dinner, tickets: eventbrite.com.au


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

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE (JP) Call for an appointment: BRADY, Christine (Tin Can Bay) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 4327 BROWN, Stephen (Cooloola Cove) . . . . . . . . . . . . 0431 059 952 DEACON, Arthur (Cooloola Cove) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0419 624 208 FISHER, Peter (Cooloola Cove) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0407 95 4678 HAMMOND, Judith (Cooloola Cove) . . . . . . . . . . . 0418 774 808 Library - Tin Can Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 4355 Library - Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 3705

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Multiple offers made Only listed for 1 day Sold above asking price


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Sold within a week of listing


Getaway 15 Multiple offers made Sold above asking price


Call Andrew Hawkins Your local real estate agent 07 5486 3900

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my girlfriend. Paul and I are going to run amuck and cheer on Hello again to those in the beau ful Rainbow Beach land. our team. QUEENSLANDER, QUEENSLANDER, As this ar cle is printed during the middle of the school QUEENSLANDER. holidays, I hope the town is hustling and bustling with tourists. With the beau ful winter weather, where else Apparently, I have to do some shop talk. As you can see, inwould you want to be? The only thing we need now is store, we are under a li�le reno. We are pu�ng in a gourmet employees! sec on. We will have special products you do not normally find in This me of year, every year, it is the same. Blue skies, flat your typical supermarket. Both suppor ng local suppliers and oceans and amazing campfires, well, only at Inskip. interna onal lines, the goodies we all try overseas. Come in As the only place to holiday interna onally is New Zealand, the store and have a look. hopefully Australians explore their own country first. We do All in all, thank you for suppor ng local businesses, including not want to give more food to our li�le brother than they ours. Family run and operated, locals suppor ng locals, just need and what an amazing country we truly have. “Let’s what IGA stands for. make Australia great again.” Nothing like a poli cal merry-go-round. Barnaby jumps in, Barnaby jumps out, Barnaby jumps in and shakes it all about. Well... let us hope he does shake it all about and has learned from his mistake. Maybe the new policy of no rela onships with staffers might help? I guess me will tell if the public are with him or not. You have the le�ish �iberal and righ sh Na onals, hopefully they can find an equal middle. The opposi on exists only because they need compe on, we will talk about them if they win. Nothing like an eachway Albo though. Now the SPORTS REPORT If you look on the posi ve side, at least the Broncos can only look up? Kevie the man has produced wonders the last few months. The young out and the old in, always looking to the future. How long do I need to keep saying that? Isn’t it crazy when your season relies on two hamstrings, ask the Sea Eagles? For some reason, it is always be�er when a non-NSW team sits atop of the ladder. It’s 4 v 16 but really, it is Melbourne V Penrith, the rest are making up the numbers. Origin is this Sunday and when you read this, Queensland will have levelled the series 1-1. I am lucky enough to have two Kristy says you can get all you need for the State of Origin Grand Final night at the IGA ckets to the game bought by

Matt, Bernie, Justin, Liam & our friendly staff at the IGA JULY 14 State of Origin Grand Final Stadium Australia, Sydney

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