Rainbow Beach Community News June 2021

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June 2021 • Vol 24 • Issue 6

Eco tourists love our coast

IN THIS ISSUE... 150 nature lovers helped catalogue and discover local flora and fauna at the annual Cooloola Bioblitz hosted by Cooloola Coastcare and Fraser Island Defenders Organisation. Some of their many finds were undescribed species, zombie fungi, rare frogs and elusive parrots. Read more on page 10. Image Luke Barrowcliffe, Goori Vision

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Beautiful one day…. A PPROXIMATELY 4200 Australian Country Press newspaper readers in rural, regional and outer suburban areas were surveyed recently about the role of local newspapers within their communities. They found there is continued strong demand (and passion) for the printed product in rural and regional Australia. In fact, audiences: • Prefer a printed newspaper, with younger generations also part of this trend. • Country Press readers overall are 2.6 times as likely to read their local paper in print than in digital format. • Overwhelmingly view a printed copy of their newspaper as an essential service for their community. • Are five times as likely to go directly to a local news website for their local news than Google or Facebook. • Almost 10 times as likely to go to the local newspaper website over a local council website for their local news and information. • Surprisingly, just 5% of younger audiences say they mostly use social media to find out about local news.


love spotting themselves in these pages. Or the businesses who get results. This month is another bursting-at-theseams edition - whales, events, school news, fireworks, catches from the ocean, yacht race and a bowls win! Baby photos, too - we welcome two new residents, as well as volunteer glory, eco- tourist discoveries and trekkers with a cause. Essential services are right at the end again, and easy to find. We also chat about businesses for sale in Rainbow - and my favourite newspaper is in there. Already, we’ve had some keen interest, and it has only just been listed. So don’t dally, call us if you would like to have one of the best businesses ever.

Ok, so I’m biased - but I live at the top 13th beach in the globe (according to Newsweek), record our coast’s history and like the Bob the other Builder - can stop for a ‘natter’ with friendly, laidback locals every day. Seriously, isn’t that perfect?


It really is no surprise to us, not when I talk to school kids, and their parents, who


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What’s on for the school holidays? The winter break starts June 26 and the fun continues until July 11. We’ll list more family things to do in the July edition. If you have a school holiday activity on the Cooloola Coast - please email: info@rbcn.com.au Holiday Craft Take Home Packs

Stop by your local library branch between Monday June 28 and Friday July 9 for free take home craft activities during the school holidays. Suitable for children aged 5-12.

Hungry Caterpillar

Come along for a fun session of stories and craft inspired by the book The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Suitable for ages 5-8. Rainbow Beach Library – Friday July 9, 2 – 3pm

Origami Creations

Join us as we show you how to make some wonderful animals and shapes using Origami. Suitable for ages 5-12. Tin Can Bay 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. Rainbow Beach 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 children aged 5-8 years. Tin Can Bay Library – Friday July 9, 10–11am

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At the time of print, construction of the Billabong Park Skate Facility at Cooloola Cove is almost complete, with additional drainage infrastructure being scheduled last month to protect the structure from



UMPBACK WHALES are now making their annual migration along the east coast, with Rainbow Beach the perfect viewing platform. Sean Permezel from Epic Ocean Adventures said, “We generally start to see signs of whales migrating north around the Double Island area from June to August and again heading south September / October. Sean said it is mostly humpbacks we will see, however the National Parks website states Pygmy sperm whales, sperm whales, Melon-headed whales, False killer whales, Minke and Dwarf Minke whales, Bryde’s whales, Pilot whales, Southern Right whales and Pygmy killer whales have also been sighted! So keep your eyes peeled. In fact, more than 25,000 whales are expected to swim past Queensland from now until November, as the whales travel from, and return to, the southern ocean. You can spot them from our viewing platform and lookout, Sandblow, and off the headland at Double Island Point and sometimes our beach.

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Humpbacks swim along the coast day and night at this time and can surface without warning, and are known to nudge boats and also to slap their tails when close to vessels, or leap out of the water when breaching. Senior Marine Scientist, Dr Justin Meager said, “Department of Environment and Science wildlife officers and marine park rangers will be out and about as the whales arrive in Queensland waters, reminding recreational boaties and commercial tour operators that

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heavy rainfall, which has unfortunately caused lengthy delays. Earlier last month, work on the car park, footpaths and turf installation was completed. Stay tuned to Council’s website and Facebook page for more information about the Billabong Park Skate Facility.

while wildlife watchers celebrate, it’s also a time for boaties to exercise great care. “We want to protect these beautiful marine mammals, but we also want to protect our boaties – humpbacks are unpredictable, up to 40-tonne mammals and you don’t want to get in their way.” Dr Meager said special regulations and restrictions apply with penalties for non compliance. Unfortunately, whale migrations also mean occasional whale strandings - they should be reported as soon as possible to the Department of Environment and Science on 1300 130 372. If waiting for expert help to arrive for a stranded whale, people should take care of their own health and safety first, and not attempt to push a stranded whale back into the water. This adds to the whale’s distress and potentially places people in danger. https://environment.des.qld.gov.au/wildlife/animals/ discovering-wildlife/watching-marine-mammals/rules


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It’s time for putting, planting, painting and piscation There are quite a few date claimers coming up! Here’s five for you - plus there are more in our What’s On, Creative Cuts and Sports pages - with bowls tournaments, a triathlon, tribute show and a run festival. So open up your calendar...

July 6 PRO AM Tin Can Bay Country Club invites you to a special event. The Pacific GWM Haval PRO AM has fantastic amateur prizes valued at $3000. At only $40 admission includes lunch and 18 holes with a PGA professional. The 7am and 12pm shotgun start “Stableford” is open to men, ladies and juniors. Sponsors include: 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. Call into the PRO SHOP or telephone James or his staff on 0409 727 577 to book today!

July 13 Costa comes to the Bay Tin Can Bay Fishing Club presents Costa Georgiadis, the dynamic, award winning host of ABC Gardening Australia. Watch him in action from 9.30am, July 13 at the Tin Can Bay Complex.

Costa is here to discuss the Power of Pollination and why gardening for our birds, bees and butterflies is everyone’s business. If you haven’t seen Costa live and spruiking what he is passionate about, I urge you to attend. We are lucky this fascinating presenter has relatives in Tin Can Bay so he keeps coming back to us! Morning tea will be provided by the Quilting Club. You can win a lucky door prize or raffle. It is only $15 per person, and bookings are essential. Call 0437 242 171 today so you don’t miss out!

July 30 - August 1 Art Show It is time for all artists to show off their skills! The Cooloola Coast Art Group’s annual art show will be held at the Tin Can Bay Country Club. This event will be an exhibition and sale of works. Entry forms and details will be available for pick up from Tin Can Country and via email. All enquiries and bookings to Kerri on 0 438 803 990 or email: cooloolacoastartgroup@gmail.com

Tin Can Bay Fishing Club members, Debbie and Jim George, bring their nephew Costa Georgiadis, the dynamic host of ABC Gardening Australia back to Tin Can Bay for a must-see event

August 15 - 21 Fishing Classic If piscatorial pursuits are your thing, then book in for 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. Other events include the Veterans’ Day (Tuesday 17), Ladies’ Day (Wednesday 18), Councillors’ Cook-Off (Thursday 19) and the Kids’ Day (Friday 20).

As usual, the Grand Finale on Saturday 20, will be full of prizes and fun. Register online or download a form at rainbowsportsclub. com.au or call to find out more: 5486 3191.

October 2 Ambulance Flower show on this year by Cheryl Zunic, Treasurer Email: josephandcheryl@bigpond.com

The Local Ambulance Committee was unable to hold its annual Flower Show last year due to Covid restrictions. As the situation appears to be easing, we are



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DATE CLAIMERS making plans to run the show on Saturday October 2, at the Tin Can Bay Community Centre. We wanted to give all our exhibitors some advance notice so you can begin to prepare your flowers, plants and photographs for the competition.

Start growing your flowers for the show on October 2!

There will be more details re entry forms, opening time, etc., closer to the date of the show. The public support for the show is much appreciated as all proceeds go towards helping our Cooloola Coast Ambulance Service. There will be stalls, raffles and plants for sale, as well as morning and afternoon teas. So please make a note of the date and come along to spend a very pleasant few hours among all the garden lovers and keen photographers in our community. Just a reminder that our other major fundraiser for the Ambulance Service is the weekly bingo sessions held on Thursdays at the Tin Can Bay Country Club, commencing at 9.30am. A fun morning is guaranteed.

MEET A TRADIE: BOB WALLIKER How long have you lived at Rainbow Beach? 22 years What brought you to our coast? I took over the restaurant at Carlo Point for three and a half years. It was called Dock of the Bay, regular fare like seafood and steaks. Where were you before? Building in Brisbane. Hobbies? Any sport - specifically cricket and Aussie Rules - I played both for years, now I watch. My favourite team is now Brisbane - it was South Melbourne. What do you like about your job? It has variety - no two jobs are the same. I haven’t been out of the street since November. I’m in ‘Tinny’ on Monday and start one at The Shores.I stay local when I can.

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Most important thing about the job. Getting it done right and getting paid, of course! It’s important that owners use trades that are licensed. There’s only two reasons people don’t have a license - they never qualified in the first place or they’ve had it taken off them! Your favourite spot on the coast? Rainbow Beach Pub - anywhere that’s got a beer! I like to do a bit of socialising, as we all do. What do you love about the town? I go to get the mail, and stop for a chinwag with whoever’s out and about. That’s what I love about the place. In Brisbane you don’t even know your neighbors! Take me out in a box. I’m going nowhere! Find Bob in the Trades and Services Directory pages 34-37 or call Bob the Builder on 0417 728 510.

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A shout out to all our

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ATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteers. From last month the Gympie Region Volunteer Centre coordinated the Cooloola Volunteer Expo at the Tin Can Bay RSL Hall. Here are a few snaps from the day, and there are more on the Community News Facebook page!

Left: Peter Gilfoyle from the Tin Can Bay RSL Sub Branch served up sausages to Flotilla Commander John McFarlane from the Tin Can Bay Coastguard, and Group Leader of Rainbow Beach SES, Sheryl Doig Right: Sailability was at the Cooloola Coast Volunteer Expo: Pam Smith, Sam Richmond, Di Simpson, Arthur Hammond and Phil Feldman

Left: Lynelle Westwood and her dad, Colin, from Brisbane chatted to Beth Jones, Carol Pooley and Dorothy Pascoe from the Craft Club Right: One Billion Rising danced for the audience and invited everyone to join them terrific moves!

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OU MAY RUN ACROSS Karl Hempstead volunteering at Tin Can Bay Coast Guard or at a committee meeting of the RSL sub-branch, but that’s only a small window into Karl’s amazing life supporting the community. Karl’s working life started in the Australian Navy in the early 1980s, operating in a range of roles including as an acoustic warfare analyst and as a medic. He served on a number of submarines over 20 years including the HMAS’s Otama, Orion, Otway and Collins. Karl said it was not unusual for submariners to be at sea for over four months at a time and not get to breathe fresh air during that time. He was awarded the special operations medal and clasp for clandestine operations in the submarine squadron. Recently the Tin Can Bay RSL was the location for a chance meeting of six former Naval submariners. Karl said that it was rare to have six former submariners meet anywhere in Australia, much less in a small town like Tin Can Bay! The submariners included Pat Cahill, who lives in Victoria but happened to be in Tin Can Bay on holidays for ANZAC Day. It is poignant that the chance submariner get-together

almost coincided with the loss of an Indonesian submarine, crewed by 53 men in the Bali Sea. It highlights the risks faced by our brave armed forces personnel as they serve our country. After leaving the Navy, Karl joined the Queensland Department of Primary Industries (DPI) as a Land Protection Officer working in partnership with landholders and local government to control pest plants and animals. He was based in a number of Western Queensland locations including Burketown, Mt Isa, Boulia and St George. He also joined the Army Reserve, ran Army Cadet units and was a driving force in the Burketown SES. In 2019 Karl retired from the DPI and moved with his wife, Julie, to Rainbow Beach initially, and then Tin Can Bay. Karl was keen to continue to support the community so he joined the Tin Can Bay Coast Guard. His current position is Flotilla Administration Officer, a task that keeps him very busy. He is also on the committee of Tin Can Bay RSL subbranch. As Karl explained, “It’s great to continue with volunteering, which I’ve always done, to help support the community. I love it here, it’s like paradise.” And we love you Karl – thank you for your service!

Karl Hempstead and Pat Cahill share experiences on submarines during their time in the Australian Navy

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The Sandcastle Competition was so popular, Rainbow Beach State School P&C, Sandra Lindenberg (Treasurer), Simone, and Steve Bennett (Principal) and Jed Elmer (President) sold out of sausages!

AINBOW BEACH P&C has hit the ground running with an eventful start to the year, Chappy Ronnie’s fantastic Sandcastle Competition, and more to come! “We are lucky to have a strong team,” said President Jed Elmer. “As well as record numbers of members signed up to the P&C this year - thanks to all!” A new executive include Sandra Lindenberg (Treasurer), Tyla Elmer (VP) and Clayton Preston (Secretary). “The Big Summer Blowout resulted in a whopping $1,600 being raised! Much gratitude to Kroppy and Marnie, and to the few dedicated volunteers who cleaned up and recycled many cans/bottles.” Variety Jet Trekkers came to school with a large donation and a bonus drone - the lunch by Martine Lokan, the P&C team and volunteers was outstanding.

The P&C are deeply grateful for the donations: Little Parliament, Rainbow Fruit, Rainbow Meats, IGA, Woolworths Cooloola, Ed’s Bakery, RB Community Centre, Deans IceWorx, Sandy Brosnan, Rainbow Pizza, Brent’s Burgers and The Deck. Monies raised have contributed to the school song Reach for a Rainbow and Barambah camp. “We are looking forward to creating a rock garden at school, where all students can leave their mark. We will also invest in revamping the student toilets with positive artwork and affirmations. “Event planning is still in progress, but we are keen on bringing back an all new Trivia Night in September!“ For more upcoming P&C news and events, follow them on Facebook. There is now a donation button if you wish to contribute!



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If you love Rainbow enough to make it your holiday go-to, how does living here full-time sound?


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AINBOW BEACH is one of the best locations in Queensland, a comfortable drive from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, but far enough to be “away from it all”. No traffic, no parking hassles, no stress and surrounded by bush and beach. Looking at property values and sales, as well as retail development, everything about Rainbow Beach indicates future growth. As a busy tourist town, locals have the benefit of plenty of eateries, entertainment and activities – all within the feel of a country town. You can keep active with local walking tracks, and fish morning, noon or night off the beach. Double Island Point or Fraser Island are minutes away. The good news is, if you are planning a sea change, any of these seven businesses for sale are your ticket to joining the locals:

“There are lots more people staying in Australia - campers and fishers. Residents really support us - they keep us going in the quieter times. Locals always have!” All the local businesses in Rainbow Beach have monthly accounts with the shop. The business attracts many repeat customers. People even pop in just to say ‘Hello, we’re back’! Call Brendon Falk on 0412 311 803 to find out more.

1. Rainbow Beach Hardware Fishing n Camping

You won’t find a better returning management rights business in Queensland. Guests who visited as kids, now return with their own families – they appreciate the central location, large airy apartments, beautiful pool and grounds. Despite COVID, the business has performed above previous years. An onsite team is in place, or you can move in and provide the day-to-day management of the easy to maintain facilities and surrounds yourselves. Rainbow Getaway has been in the Gilmore family for close to 17 years, now they are ready for a change. Solid financing is available with a 24-year agreement, and it includes a residence and would suit a couple or family. The business owners would stay on to help with the handover, and introduce you to the locals, so you will be off to a nice friendly start. The timing is ideal, call Heatley on 0407 661 440 and secure your piece of paradise.


The store has been established for over 27 years, with the current owners in place for the last ten years. There is a long registered lease so this opportunity really does represent a solid investment. Now they are ready to retire, the business is priced to sell. Bruce and Terri Geissmann have enjoyed running and growing this business, where they have diversified more into fishing gear and outdoor camping equipment. Income is further boosted by selling ice, firewood, and providing a key cutting service. However, they believe you could go much further by adding large camping equipment, including campers and camper trailers, given their prime exposure as you first drive into our popular town. “We have good people working for us - Covid didn’t really affect us much, since then, we’ve had the best months ever!” said Bruce.

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3. Rainbow Beach Fruit This business was only established in 2015, so the premises and equipment are modern, new and clean. As well as a retail and wholesale fruit and vegetable supplier, using the produce, owners Andrew and Annie Kingsley expanded the business into a busy cafe/takeaway. Located centrally, and surrounded by the hotel, post office, hair salon and popular restaurant, means there is opportunity for bringing new and innovative ideas to the business. Andrew said, “We have a buying agent, with produce delivered twice weekly from Rocklea Market. The walk-in cool-room and plenty of display space means deliveries are ample to supply the needs.

“Expenses could be reduced if any new owner wanted to cover this job themselves.” At just over $500 per week, the rent is less than 5% of the current revenue. The profits will be even greater when international tourism returns. In addition, the lease can be extended to give more security to any new owner. This business has ample room for growth, is easy to operate with minimal staff, with an affordable lease and, of course, living at Rainbow Beach is a massive plus. Make the enquiry now to Andrew on 0434 166 934.

4. Rainbow Ocean Palms Resort Perched on top of Rainbow Beach, only metres from spectacular Carlo Sandblow - buy this profitable management rights business and settle into your luxury apartment that has beautiful Pacific Ocean views and offers a peaceful and tranquil setting. The business purchase includes a three bedroom, two bathroom residence, the caretaking and letting business, body corporate salary security, easily programmed operationalised caretaking duties, and allocated parking. With over 13 years of ownership and experience with hands-on management of the business, Mark and Tanya Beech believe owning a tourism business in Rainbow Beach presents a rare opportunity to secure strong business performance with potential for growth, partnered with the idyllic lifestyle on offer in our small coastal village setting. Mark and Tanya are ready to pursue other interests and pass this very attractive work/life balance business on to new operators. Generous handover support will be available to new owners. Call Matt at Resort Management Sales on 0410 343 219 to obtain further details.

5. Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News Owners Michelle and Heatley Gilmore have lovingly produced this very publication for over eight years and now it is on the market. For almost 25 years, the newspaper has informed and lobbied for our community - providing news stories and articles about local people and local events, and providing a historical record for the coast. There are good reasons this business has only changed hands twice - it is a profitable, rewarding business with a great return on investment, and net profit in excess of $80,000 a year. Said Heatley, “It is terrific business for a single person or a couple, our family has grown up around it.”

“Deliveries are once a month - Michelle and I share the bulk drops, whilst a sub-contractor organises home delivery to Cooloola Cove and Tin Can Bay.” Working from a home office, and remotely with a talented team, it means operating costs are minimal and there are many opportunities to grow the business further. This magazine is recognised as one of the best publications in country Queensland, winning many awards, including editorial, advertising and publishing awards. Each magazine will range in size from 40 to 56 pages - business is very constant with a large number of regular advertisers. If you love words and the Cooloola Coast, don’t miss out on this opportunity! Call Heatley on 0407 660 198.

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6&7 Ocean Breeze Seafoods and The Soapy Seahorse Laundromat These side-by-side businesses work hand in hand. The sale is due to health reasons, owner Sandy Brosnan said, “It’s a great family business, and has been run by families ever since it opened and is easily managed by a couple. “We receive good local support, and according to the kids, we have ‘the best chips in town’!” The fish and chip shop is a well-known business specialising in fresh local products and a passionate supporter of the local fishing industry. “We offer both cooked and fresh seafood, catering to our loyal community and a wide variety of tourists who visit our beautiful beachside town,” said Sandy. The Laundromat consists of hot showers/ bathroom, near new tap-and-go washing machines, dryers and dog wash. The businesses include all stock and well maintained equipment, reasonable rent $2000 and priced at $235 000, walk in walk out, negotiable. Separate purchase of the seafood shop is also an option. The owners are happy to train, and they are retiring locally. Said Sandy, “Rainbow gets a hold on you, you’ll never want to leave!” Simply email Sandy on: jsbrossie@ bigpond.com

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Right: Brendan and Hayley Mahaffey wish to announce the arrival of Georgina Mae Mahaffey on 4/5/21.Grant and Kathy McFarlane are excited to be grandparents! Left: Welcome little Aria. Mum, Kayleigh Posadowski, was spotted at Rainbow Beach Playgroup - she and Dad Aaron, are delighted with their February baby. Aria is a new sister for Joey and Kye. Send in your baby news to info@rbcn.com.au

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The knowledge gathered and shared was enriched by the contributions of the group of Elders and members of the Butchulla Aboriginal community, the original environmentalists who have been the stewards of Butchulla country for thousands of years. Ethan Yeoman, our youngest Team Leader at 16 years of age, discovered 48 undescribed species of spiders. Rare orchids, a huge array of weird and wonderful fungi (including a zombie fungi that takes over the bodies of ants) and uncommon plants were also documented. Night field trips recorded many of the area’s rare frogs. The field trip to listen to the chorus of the elusive and vulnerable Eastern Ground

SMALL ARMY of Citizen Scientists packed the Rainbow Beach Community Hall to its capacity of 150 over the weekend of May 14-16 for the annual Cooloola Bioblitz, hosted by Cooloola Coastcare and Fraser Island Defenders Organisation. Led by 19 incredible scientists and expert amateur enthusiasts with specialties including tiny mosses, fungi, plants, spiders and other arachnids, frogs and insects, these willing volunteers went out day and night to map the biodiversity of this amazing region, using the free iNaturalist App on their phones. You can download it too and contribute sightings of fauna and flora anytime.

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Parrots at sunset was such an uplifting experience for all who made the trek out to the button grass plains. The art group, led by Sunshine Coast artist Dion Dior, captured some of the species as they learnt new techniques for nature journaling. For more photos and information about future events, follow the Cooloola BioBlitz group on Facebook or visit: cooloolacoastcare.org.au/projects/bioblitz This event was proudly supported by a Queensland Government Citizen Science Grant, Cooloola Coastcare, Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO), Queensland Water and Land Carers (QWALC) and the Gympie Regional STEM Hub.

A Bioblitz Team Leader, 16-year-old Ethan Yeoman describes this creature as the coolest they found: it’s a Phrynarachne sp., it mimics bird poo not only by its appearance but it also releases a foul smelling odour that attracts its prey (flies) and deters any potential predators

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NE FRIDAY NIGHT last month I was sitting at home watching the footy, when a loud bang filled the air outside. This was soon followed by my dog, Molly, launching across the room and onto my lap. For the next minute or so more loud explosions followed from the unlicensed display of fireworks occurring somewhere in town, while Molly tried to dig a tunnel under the coffee table. Fireworks are becoming more prevalent in Rainbow Beach, with impromptu displays occurring most weekends. Fireworks displays are a great source of entertainment when carried out by competent and licensed operators, however when ‘Joe Blow’ has a few beers and then ignites his illegally obtained fireworks - resulting in a rocket heading for your house or campsite - it’s not such a good experience.

Since 1972 the possession and use of fireworks in Queensland has been restricted to licensed operators, due to the extensive injuries and property damage that resulted from the unregulated use of these explosives. In the Northern Territory there is one day each year (Territory Day) when it is legal to set off fireworks, and in 2019 on Territory Day, there were reportedly no ‘life threatening injuries’, 17 hospital presentations and 160 calls to the NT Fire and Rescue – this was described as a ‘reasonably good’ year. There are good reasons it’s illegal to possess fireworks without a licence, and we will prosecute anyone we find with such items. The illegal use of fireworks is an offence which carries a maximum penalty of $53,380 or six-months imprisonment.

Also, if you are responsible for the loss or injury of an expensive animal through your illegal use of fireworks, you may be responsible for damages. A few years ago, I had a devastated tourist come to the beat office looking for his beloved dog - which had jumped the fence of his holiday house and run off into the bush after some illegal fireworks were let off in town. Long story short, he found the dog a couple of days later, badly injured after it had been set upon by some wild dogs. His initial vet bill was already in the thousands of dollars. So please do the right thing by yourself, your neighbours and the environment – leave the fireworks to the professionals. Illegal fireworks may result in prison

Do you like lemon, lime and bitters? by Cooloola City Farm Nursery


UR PLANT OF THE Month is “Petalostigma pachyphyllum”, (commonly known as “Thick leaved Quinine bush”). This is a multi-stemmed shrub to around two metres, with the young growth being hairy. Leaves are alternate and leathery to 7cm. The flowers from this plant are yellowish in clusters and bloom in winter to spring. The yellow fruit changes to orange-red in spring and is very astringent when ripe. The fruit from this plant is used in the drink “Lemon, lime and bitters”. Traditionally, the bark and roots of the quinine tree would be prepared into liquids for treating diabetes

and other illnesses, including sores and headaches. The fresh fruit can be used to ease toothaches, malarial symptoms (including fever) and as a birth control. This plant enjoys full sun to part shade and is loved by birds and bees.

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Creative Cuts Johnny O’Keefe Tribute Show is FREE Johnny Bee has the power and sound of JO’K which makes him the best JO’K tribute artist in Australia. Johnny Bee began his career in Brisbane in the ‘60s and performed rock ‘n’ roll in Melbourne, New Zealand and Perth. Arriving back on the Gold Coast in the ‘90s, Johnny put together his tribute show to the late, great, Johnny O’Keefe, and appeared at two Wintersuns, Australia’s biggest rock and roll festival. You don’t need to book, and it is free! Don’t miss out on a fabulous night of

entertainment at the Country Club on June 26 from 7pm - he’ll make you believe you are listening to the great JO’K!

The Darlington Stripes at the Country Club

This high energy band hail from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, and have travelled the world. Seasoned musicians who have recorded their own albums, they’ve worked with some of Australia’s finest including INXS, Keith Urban, Noiseworks, The Little River Band, Screaming Jets and Phil Emmanuel! Citing legendary rock bands such as

Creedence Clearwater Revival, Thin Lizzy, The Foo Fighters, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Uriah Heep, Bad Finger, Pearl Jam, Match Box 20, Soundgarden, The Police, and Bruce Springsteen as influences, they combine their old school rock roots with modern original flavours. See them from 7pm, Friday June 4 with free entry as usual.

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Family Trees

To complement the ‘Songlines - Lines of Connecting, Dreaming and Remembering’ exhibition, Gympie Gallery is hosting a number of inspiring workshops with First Nations artists. Join indigenous elders in a guided tour of the Ration Shed Museum in Cherbourg on June 12, read stories of strong women past and present, and learn what life was like for Indigenous people living under ‘The Act’. Enjoy a lunchtime talk with Fiona Foley on June 16, and explore deep questions about Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations, with reference to leading historians. Bookings essential: gympie.qld.gov.au/ gallery or call 5481 0733.

Music Plus says farewell to Sue and Lu, our mandolin and guitar duo, as they journey round Australia for the third time, but welcome all our usual players and singers from our amazing three towns. We’ve heard youngsters with their teachers’ support, older fellows with their poetry, and musicians mixing instruments you rarely heard together. We thank you for your support and hope you will rejoin us after the break to enjoy another night out with music and the arts. If you would like to be included in the programme for September, October or November please contact Pam: 0427 180 649 or email: kcisf327@gmail.com

Coolabay Choir has changed the day for choir meetings, and reverted to Wednesdays at 3-4pm in the Cooloola Cove Vets’ Hall, just past the shops. Numbers have increased and the new voices are sounding very good. They look forward to welcoming more new members who would find pleasure from singing, especially for good health. Go and join the merry ‘band’! Sounds like Robin Hood eh? Just turn up and you’ll be made to feel most welcome. Contact Pam Graham tel: 0427 180 649 or email: kcisf327@gmail.com

Join in for a fun crafty morning at Gympie Library, 10am – 11am, Friday July 2, in creating a visual family tree that you will be able to take home and display. Bring records of names of at least three generations of your family. Our local history officer will be on hand to assist with your family trees and give advice on searching for birth, death and marriage records, and utilising our free library access to Ancestry to assist with your family tree building. Optional: Please bring copies (not originals) of any small family photos to decorate your tree.

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Alyce Alexandra is the best-selling author of nine cookbooks for slow cookers and thermo cookers. Her talk will take place through Zoom via the Gympie Library – Friday June 25, 10-11am. Alyce is passionate about every avenue of food, from seedling to stomach. Her mission is to get people cooking, more often and from scratch, by showing how easy, achievable and rewarding home cooking can be. Her unpretentious, work-every-time recipes have made her a much-loved figure that people know and trust in the kitchen. She lives, gardens, writes, cooks and eats in Victoria, Australia.

Listen to Maya Linnell at the Gympie Library - 1-2pm, Monday June 28. A country girl, Maya read her way through her family’s bookshelves before discovering a neverending supply of novels at the local library. She found her feet in journalism, working at a rural newspaper before segueing into public relations and now fiction writing and blogging for Romance Writers Australia. Wildflower Ridge was her debut novel and gathers inspiration from the small communities she has lived in and loved. Since then, Maya has written the bestselling Bottlebrush Creek and her third novel, Magpie’s Bend, will be published in June 2021.

Be at the Rainbow Beach Library, first and third Friday of each month at 10am for a fantastic morning of fun and creativity. Each session explores different avenues of art. Come along and enjoy a morning getting in touch with your inner artist. RSVP: 5486 3705 Visit Tin Can Bay Library, Tuesdays from 10am-noon to share work and ideas, seek advice from other talented eyes, and connect with artists in our community. Bring your work-in-progress or your finished piece, participate in a miniworkshop or see an art demonstration. All artists, levels, and mediums welcome. RSVP: 5486 4355

As well as artisans galore creating so many things, from bags, pottery, clothes, gems, jewellery, artworks and more - you’ll often find musicians performing. It’s a perfect time to have a chat with the locals, sit back and enjoy one of Brooke’s cuppas, or sausages sizzled by the Lions, whilst you listen to some homegrown tunes. Browse the many stalls - they are growing every month, thanks to the Community Centre volunteers. Best of all, fingers crossed Martine is there with her delicious fare. Hands off her divine vanilla slice! The second Saturday of every month, from 7am at the Rainbow Beach Community Centre.

Daniel Day not to be missed Since his youth, Daniel Day has been playing music in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The cover musician offers various sets with twists of chilled and up-beat known music, as well as original material. The multi-skilled musician brings you festival quality music as seen at the Gympie Music Muster, Tamworth Country Music festival and ventures on various tours including in 2019 with one of the Northern Territory’s voted best country music entertainers, Tom Curtain (Dolly’s Dream). Daniel Day is performing live in the Main Bar at the Sports Club from 7.30pm – 10.30pm, Friday June 18. 12 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – June 2021

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Over 60s tour the region

QCWA warming us up for winter by Tin Can Bay QCWA Branch


Over 60s members Ray and Lil Kahl, Barbra Gannon, Annette Collins, Doug Collins, Shaneen Baird, Pam Russell, Dorothy and Don Pascoe dine out at Gunabul Homestead in Gympie


UR LAST MONTH’S outing to Gunabul Homestead, Southside Gympie, was a big hit with us all. A lovely setting and great food. A place we have been before. but one to definitely go back to another time. Our next morning tea meeting is 10am, Tuesday June 1 at the Rainbow Beach Surf Club.

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ELL WINTER is here, a bit chilly we all would agree, we are busy knitting and crocheting rugs, scarves, beanies. If you know of anybody that needs winter warmers please let us know, as nobody needs to be cold in our community. Our projects this month being woolly slippers and icy pole holders donated to the hospital, so far the members have made 150. Great work ladies. Craft morning was fun with Sara teaching Macramé, a hanging pot holder was completed. A nice surprise, Sara bought pots and plants to complete. Thank you Sara for a great morning. The ladies can’t wait for the next Macramé lesson. Hoy this month was a great fundraiser for Breast Cancer with heaps of prizes, raffles and thanks Jess Milne for calling, and our special guest. Lyn and Nellie had fun at the CWA Morning tea served due to breast cancer fundraiser Covid is a little fully different. Total & licensed? Ÿ restrictions Is the technician qualified sum raised was $600! Many thanks to Ÿ Has yourClub, roomallbeen correctly? Our ladies are much appreciated for their Cooloola Bowls our measured volunteers & sized volunteer contribution, and always happy to andŸpublic support for making the daywork an from Have you seen any recent the installer? share craft knowledge. excellent one. Ÿ Can the installer provide ongoing support & service? Craft - First and second Wednesday in the Hope you managed to visit the Volunteer Ÿ Saturday Will the premium provide quality hall, 18 Whiting Street. 9.30 for 10am start Expo 22installer at the RSL.use We were there; products, HOY –&Third if you missed us, we are & always workmanship leavewelcoming the jobsite clean tidy?Wednesday, Cooloola Bowls Club 9.30 for 10am start new members, so drop in for a coffee and a thetoinstaller knowwhat the we local area & environmental conditions? Contact: QCWA President Wendy 0412 chatŸonDoes craft days find out about 547 043. do, not just tea and scones!

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Droughtrunners request By Tony Stewart Rainbow Beach Drought Runners 0408 767 930

Cooloola Coast Probus Club news


EFORE I BRING you the report, I have an important plea - we really need sugar, flour, pasta, rice and tinned food - anything you can give would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Rainbow Beach Droughtrunners have had a reasonably quiet month as I recuperate from a recent op and have to take it easy. The last few days got me cranked up as I had an urgent call from a school near Warwick asking for help. Some families experience great difficulty feeding their children post drought. I hurriedly put together 10 x $50 hampers, plus other food and $800 in vouchers. It was picked up the next day. Many thanks this month for donations from Leena and Steve from TCBay, Harvey and Pat for jams, Wayne Kerle continues his great work with bottle and can collections, TCBay Bakery tin collection $85, Bill Neal from Cooloola with wooden toy sales $110, and Jim Snee from TCBay with mozzie coil holders. Many thanks to all our donors and businesses with collection tins. Another $500 has gone to Fencing for Fires for materials, with $800 in vouchers going to the Childers area. As I mentioned before, we desperately need those staple food items. If anyone can help we will pick up. You’ll often see Tony and Rosie Stewart at the Rainbow Beach Market

Winter Climate Outlook Overview By Terry Steele, Cooloola Coast Community Local Disaster Management Support Group (CCCLDMSG) - 0439 862 264


HE BUREAU OF Meteorology forecast indicates that maximum temperatures for June to August (winter) are very likely to be above average for south-east Australia (greater than 80% chance). Rainfall for June to August is likely to be above average across most of the mainland (chance of exceeding median is greater than 60%). For more details on the winter climate outlooks go to bom.gov.au/climate/outlooks. The winter months are an ideal time to ensure that you and your family are prepared for an emergency or disaster by following the four key steps below: 1. Prepare your home 2. Pack your Emergency Kit

3. Have an Emergency and Evacuation Plan 4. Make sure you have adequate insurance in place For further information and to access tools to assist with disaster preparedness, please go to: getready.qld. gov.au Disaster resilience doesn’t happen for, or on behalf of, communities but relies on the sharing of information, understanding, decision-making, responsibility and resourcing within and between communities and partners. Come along to the next quarterly meeting, Tuesday, June 1, 9am for 9.30 start at the Cooloola Cove Veterans and Community Hall, Santa Maria Court, Cooloola Cove.

President, Daryl Christie, “lit up” at the Children’s Hospital fundraiser


UR MEMBERS have been out and about enjoying themselves attending a range of activities. We held our regular monthly morning tea in Tin Can Bay, but the next one will be at Lindol Macadamia farm at Goomboorian. The Gene and Judy Concert at the Brolga was followed by lunch at the Carrier Arms. We were pleased to be joined by Pat Smith, who used to be an active member, with her late husband, Gordon. Members supported the Lions Club Mother’s Day morning tea and discovered the fine singing voice of the Lion’s President, Robert Storrie, and also enjoyed the High Tea to raise funds for the Children’s Hospital Foundation. The black and white themed decorations were wonderful. Probus Clubs welcome men and women of retirement or nearing-retirement age of any background. If you are interested in joining this happy group, contact President, Daryl, on 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.

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Health, Fitness, Beauty & Wellbeing

Free health sessions at the Shed By Tin Can Bay Community and Men’s Shed


HE SHED’S Phoenix Program is all about promoting health and wellbeing and, because this is such an important issue facing many members of the community, this program is now being run on a fortnightly basis. Last month’s sessions focused on anxiety and depression, and drug and alcohol addiction. The next sessions will be held on June 9 and 23, and will be co-hosted by Joy Black and Bruce Whelan. Bruce brings a wealth of knowledge to the sessions - he is a retired GP who

has had years of professional experience running clinics for drug and alcohol-related addictions and other issues. Joy is a professional counsellor and Wellness and Lifestyle Coach, with an extensive background in nursing. Joy currently runs a professional individual consultancy service in Tin Can Bay, as well as personal development courses in small group sessions. Information is presented by way of slides, handouts and general group discussion. These sessions are free and available to any member of the community to attend. All we request is a gold coin donation for

tea/coffee, etc. In addition to our regular activities including chess/ Rummikub, lathe /scroll saw classes, Macrame and wood working, members now have the opportunity to learn the various facets of welding. For information on any of the above, please call Rob Jones, our Shed Manager, on 0419 663 272 or pop in and see us weekdays between 9am-1pm in the CityFarm / Community Complex area, Tin Can Bay.

Counsellor Joy Black welcomes you to The Shed’s Phoenix Program

Fight infection this winter By Roberta Muzzarelli, Rainbow Naturals

Book in with Roberta Muzzarelli from Rainbow Naturals to help protect you and your family this winter


AGED 50 AND OVER? COVID-19 vaccines continue to roll out to those most at risk. People aged 50 and over can receive their COVID-19 vaccine at one of the selected vaccination clinics or at participating general practices. It’s voluntary, free and the best way to protect you and your community. Our Therapeutic Goods Administration continues to closely monitor the safety of all vaccines in Australia.

To find out where you can get vaccinated visit australia.gov.au or call 1800 020 080

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INTER IS HERE, carrying cooler days and the seasonal colds and flu. It is common knowledge that following a healthy diet full of fruit and vegetables and a clean source of protein, can boost your immunity. If, unfortunately though, you are feeling unwell, there are certain nutrients and herbs that can help you fight the infection and recover quickly, especially if used at the onset of the first symptoms. One of the first herbs that comes to mind when immunity is involved is the well known Echinacea. Echinacea is a great immune tonic, immune enhancer, ant-inflammatory and a lymphatic herb and it can be used with any type of infection. The power of Echinacea comes from the active ingredients called Alkalamydes. Not all the Echinacea plants have this specific active ingredient that is sensitive to the environment, and how and where they have been grown. The herbal tinctures that I utilise in my herbal mixtures have been analysed for standardised active ingredients that can reproduce the results from the latest research. The ‘Germ Fighter’ is a combination of herbs developed to target and fight any type of infection, either bacterial or viral, especially in the acute phases. However, if your symptoms have been persistent for a while and you present other conditions, I would suggest you book an appointment for a private consultation, where I can target your specific needs and perhaps complement and reduce side effects of the medications that you are already taking. Rainbow Naturals Clinic is open on Tuesdays at Rainbow Beach Community Centre, and you can also find me with natural health products at the Friday Community Catch Ups and Rainbow Beach Markets.

Health, Fitness, Beauty & Wellbeing

Walking for health

Above: Local, Lexie Hanson brought visitor Carolyn Simpson - what a wonderful way to experience our coast! Left: 15 walkers trekked 13.5 km to Inskip Point for #TheMay50K - big thanks to Andrea for organising - and this was just a fraction of the miles 9 members completed for the multiple sclerosis fundraiser!

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Out and About

More wonderful volunteers at City Farm: Wolfgang Willemsen, Rob McNab, Lovey (Lin Quinlan) and John Andruszyn

Jessica Janek has completed her Certificate lll in Commercial Cookery, and young Bailee McGrath has completed her Certificate lll in Hospitality. The Sports Club and Work Skills trainer Mark Langley could not be more proud of these two young ladies, they have worked really hard to complete their courses and are very well deserving of their certificates! Both girls feature in the Work Skills Newsletter (check them out on the Work Skills Facebook page)

Rainbow Beach Community Centre volunteer, Maree Heron, helps Judy Cantrell online

Lawrence Tan from Cooloola Cove caught up on online time at Tin Can Bay Library

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20 Must See

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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.

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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

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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.


Surf club deck resumes building A

SUPPLY ISSUE has delayed the deck progress at the Rainbow Beach Surf Club. The deck roof is the next stage, followed by the new entry and kiosk. As supply issues continue, no completion date is forthcoming yet - but everyone is looking forward to that first beverage in the new outdoor area! In the meantime, volunteer surf lifesavers will celebrate at the Annual Dinner and Awards Evening on June 26, at the Surf Club. Work happens behind the scenes year round to prepare for the next season and to guide the Supporters Club. The club is very grateful to the Rainbow Beach RSL Sub Branch for their generous donation of $287 towards the Nippers, proceeds from the ANZAC Day Breakfast.

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AINBOW BEACH is number 13 in the best beaches of the world list according to hashtags and Newsweek. This is thanks to all the hard work behind the scenes promoting our beautiful location. The Best of Queensland Experiences Program was released to operators last month, and assesses tourism products against an independent set of criteria that incorporates online customer reviews, responds to consumer expectations, and reflects industry best practice. The Best of Queensland latest review was released to operators yesterday and is based on: • Consistent delivery of an exceptional experience based on positive customer reviews • Website with secure online booking platform • Active and engaging social media presence • Regional Tourism Organisation membership • Accreditation

RRR... It’s getting cold in the mornings at the Dolphin Centre, but it doesn’t stop the dolphins from visiting. The volunteers stand in the water during the presentation of information and are finding the water very chilly, but you are only in the water during feeding for a few minutes. 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. We have had visits from another two young dolphins in the creek. They swim in with either Harmony, Ella or Patch. I think they are checking things out. One of the dolphins could be ‘Squirt’, who was forced out of the area by the adult males some years ago. We are hoping it is him and he will start feeding from the public as before. If you have family or grandchildren visiting for the school holidays, please bring them down so they can learn about the dolphins. Remember, if you are a resident you don’t pay admission to the centre, only pay to feed the dolphins.

Review Pro Score averages courtesy of Andrew Saunders from Gympie Regional Council were: Cooloola Coast (across 16 operators listed) - 90.3475 Sunshine Coast - 89.42 Queensland - 88.43 Overall, 11 Rainbow Beach operators met the criteria - nine of those businesses exceeded the state average and seven were above the Sunshine Coast average. While this is a wonderful result for the coast, most of our operators have received lower scores than 2020 and 2019. So while we are all ahead of the wider region and state, we need to keep working on responding to reviews, getting reviews and improving all aspects of the tourism businesses. This way we will ensure that we continue to get great recognition as a tourism destination and our share of media and industry famils.

Lifeguard report by Jake


ELLO FROM the Rainbow Lifeguards. Winter is setting in and the volunteer lifesavers have finished their duties until September, thank you very much to the Lifesaving team for their commitment to the community and keeping our beaches safe on the weekends the last eight months! The beaches will continue to be patrolled by the lifeguards seven days a week during winter. We have had some amazing weather lately, with beautiful clean conditions on the beach and lovely sunny days. Water temperature is still around that 22-23 degree mark. As always the conditions are forever changing at the beach, so please read the conditions board when you come down to the beach. If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to come and chat to the lifeguard on duty. Always swim between the red and yellow flags.

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Celebrating students and volunteers 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 reading his essay to those assembled at the ANZAC Day service and was an absolute credit to himself, his family and his school. We also have managed to host the School Inter-house Cross Country, where Fraser took the bragging rights for 2021. It was good to see so many students participating and putting in a great effort.

We had five students selected based on their competitive times, who travelled to Gympie to compete in the Gympie District Trials. Skye Hanlon, Sonny Bennett, James Bergin, Jordan and Teil Gough all displayed great athletic ability and were very competitive in these trials. An amazing individual performance again by Jordan Gough saw him selected to compete at the next level of competition, Wide Bay Trials, for which Jordan is training hard for. We all wish him all the very best. In keeping with the 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 the Wide Bay. They managed a draw against a strong Hervey Bay team, before really tough matches against Bundaberg and South Burnett. All of the boys did an amazing job and can hold their heads up high. We were especially glad to see one of his team mates make it through to the Wide Bay Team, but hope to get a few more in the team next year.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers who continue to support our great school. Can I give a special shout out to Mrs Cherie Mason, Mrs Therese Young, Mrs Sandra Lindenberg and Mrs Tyla Elmer. These ladies regularly donate their time, and their contributions to students improving and achieving cannot be underestimated. I would also like to thank all of the people involved in making presents and running

Jordan, James, Skye, Sonny and Teil at the Gympie District Cross Country Trials

our P&C Mother’s Day stall fundraiser. I’m sure that all the mothers would agree that their gifts were sensational. Finally, can I again thank all of our tireless P&C for their contributions and efforts in making Rainbow Beach State School the greatest school. It truly is a fantastic school with amazing opportunities and support!

Above: Each year the Rainbow Beach Christian Community bring a beautiful morning tea spread for mums and littlies at playgroup and join in with games and open arms to give mums some time off! Right: Songs were part of the fun on the Rainbow Beach Playgroup Mother’s Day Morning Tea

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Year 4/6 Show excursion


AVE YOU EVER wanted to experience country life but didn’t have the time? Well, the Gympie Show had all you could want to see and more. Year Four and Year Six students from Tin Can Bay State School visited the Gympie Show. Students, teachers and parents travelled by bus to explore the displays and see the sights. Students enjoyed the cuddly babies in the animal nursery, the crazy variety of chickens and the heart stopping horse jumping. They saw displays about putting out oil fires, how to spin alpaca wool and watched the humongous bulls with rings through their noses!

“My favourite thing was buying show bags,” said Bentley Mackaway. “I really enjoyed seeing the bulls and horse jumping,” said Chloe Wiersma. “The birds were cute,” said Madison Katon. At the end of the day, it was time to explore the show bags and make the tough decision about which ones to buy. We excitedly sifted through our show bags as we made the journey home. Tin Can Bay School display. L-R: Sophie, Gemma, Liliaana, Delilah, Layla

Year 6 trek Visiting the Great Sandy National Park is an experience for everyone. There was great excitement and energy as the Year Six class from Tin Can Bay prepared to embark on a hike through the National Park. Persistent showers did not dampen the enthusiasm of the hiking party as they set off from Carlo Sand Blow. Regular breaks were had where Don Reid (Rainbow Beach local) explained to the students the many native plant food sources, reed weaving and showed them the breath-taking lookout. The students walked 14km on the first day as they hiked towards Freshwater camping ground, with the highlight being 4WD transport along the beach for the final leg of their journey. Upon arrival at the camp grounds everyone busied themselves with preparing the camp, erecting tents and bedding, as

a full and beautiful moon crept up over the sea. After eating, the students walked down to the beach to enjoy the serenity and beauty of the deserted beach, lit by the stunning full moon that reflected across the ocean. Sunrise the next day saw the students packing up camp and beginning preparations for the 9km hike that was ahead of them. Blisters were wrapped, soreness rubbed out, and with a little less enthusiasm, the hiking party departed for home. Once the group reached the serenity and coolness of the rainforest, spirits and the pace picked up as students hiked past Poona Lake and into the pick-up area at Bymien Park. The class enjoyed the camp immensely as they learnt how to work together through adversity, pain and exhaustion.

Prep foreshore excursion


HAT A WONDERFUL morning Prep had observing and exploring our local foreshore and park. We collected many materials from the environment which created great

discussions around texture, weight, size and whether or not they would float. We then added these to our amazing sandcastles that we created. Memories made and heaps of fun had by all.

June 2021 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 25

Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

Out on Baitrunner Left: Dave and son Will with a nice pair of Scarlets to add in their colourful eski while fishing on Baitrunner Below: What a drop for our deckhand Shannon! Club member Ron Cox showing off a 90cm cod catch


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ITH THE WEATHER turning colder it looks like “office-hours-fishing” for all but the keenest anglers. That said, there are opportunities for good catches made possible by planning fishing expeditions around the tidal conditions for the species you target. The squid are still a bit patchy, but some good individual catches are being made by those willing to put in the time to find the combination match of tidal movement, jig presentation and colour.

The first couple of hours of the run-out tide usually works well but good catches can be made at other times of the tide; the main criteria is to have your jig in the water and not at home in the tackle box. There are a few quality flathead being caught on various lures by those putting in the time and effort. Pictured here, club member Derek shows off a beautiful 69cm flathead (one of four) caught in the shallows of the inlet. Continued next page


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Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors Tuna of various species have been feeding aggressively throughout the bay, often for most of the day. Casting metal lures or weighted clouser-type jigs at the feeding schools or trolling various lures in the general area where the fish are feeding, has recently led to some really good catches. A beautiful Longtail tuna was caught this month, by jigging a soft plastic lure on one of the deeper reefs in the bay. If a tuna is unable to be released (in good condition) after the battle, remember they are a good eating fish. Fillet and skin the fish then cut out the dark meat, cut the chunky part of the fillet into steaks about two centimeters thick, lightly sprinkle with salt and ground pepper and place on a hot oiled BBQ plate for a couple of minutes each side. Alternatively, tuna can be cut in thin slices and put in a basic smoker/ cooker and then enjoyed hot or cold with your favorite adult beverage. While you have the smoker out, try cutting a couple of squid into strips and smoking them for a tasty snack. By the way, don’t waste the tuna

skeleton as it makes excellent crab bait and may entice a mud crab to feed when they can be a bit quiet in the cooler months. The reefy areas and ledges in the bay have been producing a mixed bag of reef species as well as a few quality cod for those who fish the tide changes. There are quite a few sharks and large green toad fish (which I am fairly certain are employed by the local tackle supplier) nipping off hooks and rigs causing a bit of grief, but despite that…get out, wet a line and share the experience.

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Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

The Life of a

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Our basic jobs of maintaining a 365 days a year radio watch and rescuing those in need, are just a part of what we do. There is a job for most people who want to help their local community with boating safety. Coast Guard volunteers also get free training in first aid and CPR, in marine radio operations, as well as a range of other survival skills and boat handling techniques. If you have ever thought about joining, call the base on 5486 4290 and we will arrange to meet with you and tell you all about volunteer membership options.

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HIPWRECKED IN 2005, the sailing yacht, Mainstay, floundered on the beach at the Coloured Sand Cliffs. The Community News reported: In the early hours of Monday, March 7th, Mainstay, an 18 tonne yacht from Mooloolaba ran aground between Rainbow Beach and Double Island Point in complete darkness. The crew of four miraculously avoided serious injury from the impact which edged the 9 tonne keel in the sand and tore it from the vessel. The rigging was snapped and the hull damaged as the surf rolled the boat to shore. The Rainbow Beach Recovery team retrieved the 56-foot vessel in a race against the tide and soft sand. They couldn’t get the long heavy load up the steep southern vehicular beach access and so had to drive it through the bathing reserve area to the northern beach access…. Repairs to the million dollar yacht are estimated to cost $300,000. Owner Lynette Troughton said, “After about four hours of walking up the beach we eventually reached Rainbow Beach Township. Four hungry bedraggled sailors.” The group arrived at the Groovy Grape, where she said their hunger was satisfied. So much so, she would like to include a photo of the cafe in her story of Mainstay’s last voyage, and what she says “was a terrible financial disaster”. A search into the Community News and Groovy Grape owner Sandy Brosnan’s files have not turned up any images. If anyone has a photo of the Groovy Grape from 2005 or thereabouts, email: info@rbcn.com.au

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Every Wednesday 8 to 10am, come to the Rainbow Beach Community Centre for some friendly and competitive table tennis. It’s only $2 - and all levels are welcome. Contact Bob Gudge on 0417 605 484 to find out more. Congratulations to the Rainbow Beach Lawn Bowls team who won the Dodt Cup at the Albert Bowls Club Gympie last month!

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AINBOW BEACH Sports Club has several bowls events throughout this month: Sunday June 13 we have the Moppy Bowls Day mens pairs two day event. It is played all day and has a full field. Monday June 14 is our first Seafood Day for the year. This is 64 bowlers from all over the place, they love the

seafood luncheon! Saturday June 19 is our Patrons Day, 9am – 3pm. Col Mills is our patron and this is a day where bowlers from Rainbow and other clubs in our district come along to celebrate Col and Rainbow Beach. To find out more call the club on 5486 3191.

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HE RAINBOW BEACH Double Triathlon will be held on a new event date, July 31 - August 1.


Rainbow Beach Triathlon is a unique event offering athletes the opportunity to compete in an Olympic distance event over two days by completing a ‘sprint distance’ 750/20/5* triathlon on the Saturday afternoon and then another of the same distance on Sunday morning.

This is Run Queensland’s most popular event outside the Blackall 100, and is already nearly half sold out before promotion began. So make haste if you are keen for this one (11km, half marathon and marathon).

Participants can choose to enter either the ‘double’ race or just one, as an individual or as a team event. Entries are limited.

NTRIES HAVE been flooding in for the Rainbow Beach Trail Festival, to be held on August 7.


Welcome golfers!

Helen Gordon, Golf Club Secretary


LUB CHAMPIONSHIPS are now in full swing. Some disruptions occurred due to the course being unplayable as a result of wet weather. The ladies unfortunately had wet weather during Country Week being played at Bribie Island and Caboolture - so consequently weren’t able to bring home any trophies. The ladies have several Open Days in June: Cooroy, Maroochy River and Headlands, Presidents Cup Noosa; Tin Can Bay will also be hosting a PRO AM on July 6. No doubt our southern state golfers will be coming to Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay in the next few months. All Golf Australia handicapped players are welcome in our competitions. The Country Club also offers Holiday Memberships - enquire at the Front Desk. James, our Resident Professional, has a noticeboard with current specials and can also help with all equipment needs. Call into the Pro Shop or phone James or his staff on 0409 727 577.

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HAT A GREAT weekend at Lake Kawana for the Coast to Coast Dragon Festival. Teams from Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmania were attendees in this festival. Our Coach, Sandy Wooster, and Club Treasurer, Sandra Binnie, were volunteers for this meet. Coach Sandy brought back some great paddling tips. We proudly celebrated the birthday of our first octogenarian club member. Well known Tin Can Bay stalwart, Norma Sanderson, will celebrate her 80th birthday on that day. Norma is our senior sweep (e.g. the one who steers with the big oar at the back of the boat). A steerer needs to be mentally alert and have knowledge of the rules/laws of the waterways and tides.

You also need to be physically fit and have the stamina to turn/corner a 20-seater-long Dragon Boat. Not for the faint hearted! Once the boat is on the water the steerer is in charge of the boat. Norma is our club’s inspiration and role model....the perfect example of “if you don’t use it you’ll lose it”. What a great reason to come and try Dragon Boating! Along with Dragon teams from Hervey Bay and Bundy, we were in 1770 to compete in the first of the Wide Bay Series of Dragon Boating. We love this series! And then on June 26/27 they will all be here in Tin Can Bay, when we will host our turn of the series. Make sure you are there! For more info on our sport of Dragon Boating, please contact Coach Sandy: 0402 352 756.

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A Little Humour GOD AND THE 90 YEAR OLD A 90-year-old man goes for a physical. All of his tests come back with normal results. The doctor says, ‘George, everything looks great. How are you doing mentally and emotionally? Are you at peace with God?’ George replies, ‘God and I are tight. He knows I have poor eyesight, so he’s fixed it so when I get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, poof! The light goes on. When I’m done, poof! The light goes off.’ ‘Wow, that’s incredible,’ the doctor says. A little later in the day, the doctor calls George’s wife. ‘Ethel,’ he says, ‘George is doing fine! But I had to call you because I’m in awe of his relationship with God. Is it true that he gets up during the night and poof! The light goes on in the bathroom, and when he’s done, poof! The light goes off?’ ‘Oh my God!’ Ethel exclaims.’He’s peeing in the fridge again!” CHILDREN WRITING ABOUT THE OCEAN This is a picture of an octopus. It has eight testicles. (Kelly, age 6) Oysters’ balls are called pearls. (Jerry, age 6) If you are surrounded by ocean, you are an island. If you don’t have ocean all round you, you are incontinent. (Mike, age 7) Sharks are ugly and mean, and have big teeth, just like Emily Richardson. She’s not my friend any more. (Kylie, age 6) When ships had sails, they used to use the trade winds to cross the ocean. Sometimes when the wind didn’t blow the sailors would whistle to make the wind come. My brother said they would have been better off eating beans. (William, age 7)

Mermaids live in the ocean. I like mermaids. They are beautiful andI like their shiny tails, but how on earth do mermaids get pregnant? Like, really? (Helen, age 6) Some fish are dangerous. Jellyfish can sting. Electric eels can give you a shock. They have to live in caves under the sea where I think they have to plug themselves in to chargers. (Christopher, age 7) The ocean is made up of water and fish. Why the fish don’t drown I don’t know. (Bobby, age 6) My dad was a sailor on the ocean. He knows all about the ocean. What he doesn’t know is why he quit being a sailor and married my mom. (James, age 7) DON’T YOU JUST LOVE LAWYERS? A Mafia Godfather finds out that his bookkeeper, Guido, has cheated him out of $10 million. His bookkeeper is deaf. That was the reason he got the job in the first place. It was assumed that Guido would hear nothing and would therefore never have to testify in court. When the Godfather goes to confront Guido about the missing $10 million, he takes along his lawyer, who knows sign language. The Godfather tells the lawyer, “Ask him where the money is.” The lawyer, using sign language, asks Guido, “Where’s the money?” Guido signs back, “I don’t know what you are talking about.” The lawyer tells the Godfather, “He says he doesn’t know what you are talking about.” The Godfather pulls out a pistol, puts it to Guido’s head and says, “Ask him again or I’ll kill him!” The lawyer signs to Guido, “He’ll kill you if you don’t tell him.”

Guido trembles and signs back, “OK! You win! The money is in a brown briefcase, buried behind the shed at my cousin Bruno’s house.” The Godfather asks the lawyer, “What did he say?” The lawyer replies, “He says you don’t have the guts to pull the trigger.” TOUR GROUP Groups of Americans were travelling by tour bus through Switzerland. As they stopped at a cheese farm, a young guide led them through the process of cheese making, explaining that goat’s milk was used. She showed the group a lovely hillside where many goats were grazing. “These,” she explained, “are the older goats put out to pasture when they no longer produce.” She then asked, “What do you do in America with your old goats?” A spry old gentleman answered, “They send us on bus tours!” COUNTRY CLUB Bob, a 70-year-old, extremely wealthy widower, shows up at the Country Club with a breathtakingly beautiful 25-yearold woman, who knocks everyone’s socks off with her appeal and charm and who hangs over Bob’s arm and listens intently to his every word. His buddies at the club are all aghast. At their very first chance, they corner him and ask, “Bob, how’d you get the younger girlfriend?” Bob replied, “Girlfriend? She’s my wife!” They’re knocked over, but continue to ask: “So, how’d you persuade her to marry you?” “I lied about my age,” Bob replied. “What? Did you tell her you were only 50?” Bob smiled and said, “No, I told her I was 90.”

DIET A doctor was addressing a large audience in Tampa. “The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here, years ago. Red meat is awful. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG, and high fat diets can be disastrous. “However, there is one thing that’s the most dangerous of all and most of us have eaten, or will eat it. Can anyone tell me what food it is that causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating it?” After several seconds of quiet, a 75-yearold man in the front row raised his hand, and softly said, “Wedding cake.” PROFANITY A man went to church one day and afterward he stopped to shake the preacher’s hand. He said, “Preacher, I’ll tell you, that was a damned fine sermon. Damned good!” The preacher said, “Thank you sir, but I’d rather you didn’t use profanity.” The man said, “I was so damned impressed with that sermon I put five thousand dollars in the offering plate!” The preacher said, “No sh*t?” SIDESTEP THE DOCTORS A simplified urine test that may be relevant for you! Go outside and pee in the garden. If ants gather - diabetes. If you pee on your feet - prostate. if it smells like a barbecue - cholesterol. If you shake it, and your wrist hurts osteoarthritis. if you return to your room with your member outside your pants - Alzheimers

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0418 729 474

Slater + Gordon Lawyers

1800 555 777

Mechanical Rainbow Beach Rustproofing and Mechanical 5486 3228 Rainbow Beach Service Centre and Towing Vinnies

5482 2737

Tin Can Bay Community Church Op Shop

5486 2055

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Pest Control Beach to Bay Pest Management

5486 8686


0409 86 86 86

Xcellent Pest Control

0416 116 770

Plasterer 0402 240 448




Rainbow Beach General Practice

5353 1000

Real Estate

Channon and Lawrence Dental

5482 7688

Cooloola Coast Realty

5486 3411

Rainbow Beach Chiropractic

0447 275 673

Michelle Agnew C21

0428 585 175

Rainbow Naturals

0473 408 359

Paul Downman C21

0407 181 404

Rainbow Beach Realty

5486 3900

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Jeff Hogues Plumbing

In-Home Care

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Health Providers


Ph Greg: 0436 338 631

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Op Shop

Garry Thompson

Curtains and Blinds & Security

& R E F R I G E R AT I O N

0407 828 881

Looney’s Labour Also can you just make the changes to the ad 0412 641 743 - ie 144 the678 SUB Hardware COOLED written at the bottom as 0499 10 Cooloola of phone number 5486 2000 a banner and Mitre the change and we might Rainbow not doBeach Hardware, Fishing & Camping 5486 3444 0439 713 789 Kennels Catteries a photo this time asand it will be in the article I am Gympie Cooloola Pet Resort 5483 5364 writing anyway.

Building & Excavations

Cooloola Coast Cabinets

Handiest Handyman


0458 259 418

Fully qualified air-conditioning and refrigeration technician

5486 2781

bradsrefrigeration@outlook.com ABN: 89 531 660 913

Rest. Elec. Lic. 161 935

ArcTick: Au30331


Electrician 0448 955 768

Cooloola Coast Render

Earth First Electrical

0448 195 070


HM Coastal Electrical

0439 688 710

Cooloola Coast Removalist

Smiley Mick Electrical

E L A BULL S 0451 800 276

Equipment Hire

Safety Supplies

Mini Backhoe Hire 0418 184 966

Rainbow Beach Safety Supplies

Cherry Picker 0418 820 892



Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach Signs


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Functions & Hall Hire Rainbow Beach Community Centre

5486 3355



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0492 045 405

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and piety goods) AIR CONDITIONING 5486 4577(excluding Jewellery

Cooloola Tin Can Mini Storage

1300 727 025


Cooloola Coast Bedding & Furniture

5371 5689

Taxi Service

Garden Supplies


Cooloola Cove Landscape & Garden Supplies 5488 0222

All States Training




IT’S GREAT 34 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – June 2021



Tim: 0421 245 260 bullair@bigpond.com

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Building & Excavations

Bob the Builder


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Need a reliable


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Mobile: 0418 793 256



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ail and just have Craig's first name and his number bigger. Michelle Barry - phone 0427 585 663 www.followmont.com.au


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Site Cuts & Level Pool Excavations General Earthworks Tight Access Work Footings Plumbing Post Holes

Servicing the Gympie and Cooloola Coast Regions with over 20 years of experience

Phone Craig on 0417 192 651

June 2021 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 35


Equipment Hire

Functions & Hall Hire

Machinery for Hire Earthmoving & Road Construction

Local Electrician Small Business - Competitive Prices Gas


We Pride Ourselves on Excellent Customer Service & Focus on Quality Parts and Installation

Ÿ Excavators

Ÿ Plant Hire

Ÿ Graders

Ÿ Water trucks Ÿ Loaders

0448 195 070

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Phone Heath Mick on 0439 688 710

Ÿ Chippers

Call Simon on 0488 154 004 or 0428 218 112

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Servicing Cooloola & Surrounds

Ÿ Rollers

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MINI Backhoe Hire

Pensioner discount available 9” backhoe bucket - perfect for digging trenches 4 way bucket Spreader bar available 1.3m wide - perfect for smaller areas Not a skid steer

Phone Lyle & Theresa on 0418

184 966



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Equipment Hire


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Ÿ Wall cleaning &



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36 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – June 2021

HANDY FOR Wall cleaning and building maintenance Window cleaning Roof and gu er cleaning and maintenance Pruning tall trees Pain ng Pressure cleaning also available


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Drain Cleaning Gas Installation Gas Maintenance Back low Servicing Back low Installation Thermostatic Mixing Valves Treatment Plant Maintenance General Plumbing and Drainage

Rumbalara Avenue Rainbow Beach QLD 4581

0458 259 418


QBCC 78058


Legal Services/ Solicitor

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

Paul Cosgrove 0416 116 770 B.COM., B.ECON., LL.B., B.C.L.

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

Pest Control Brett Gardener ABN: 64 658 506 790



Professional Pest Control

Cooloola Cove & surrounding suburbs including Hervey Bay, Gympie

Email: xcellentpest@outlook.com.au

Pet Boarding

Phone Reilly Smith for a free quote: 0451 800 276

Lic No: PMT009414220


Tyre & Mechanical Service


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


Over 60s meet 10am, RB Surf Club


Art Fair, TCB School


Disaster Group (CCCLDMSG) meet 9am for 9.30 start, CC Veterans and Community Hall,Terry: 0439 862 264

2, 9 CWA Craft 9.30 for 10am start, 18 Whiting St, TCB, Wendy: 0412 547 043 4

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


The Darlington Stripes, 7pm TCB Country Club

4, 18 RB Library Art Group, 10am 5

Cuppa in Cooloola morning tea with Cr Jess Milne, 10-11.30am, Vets’ Hall, CC


Barefoot Bowls 4.30pm, Country Club, $10 each


Probus meeting 2pm, Sandcastle Motel, TCB, 0416 739 324

25 Gympie Library Author Talk: Alyce Alexandra, 10-11am through Zoom


26 School Holidays!

9am Macrame, Men’s Shed, Carole: 0437 880 438

9, 23 The Shed’s free Phoenix Program promoting health and wellbeing

26 Songlines - Lines of Connecting, Dreaming and Remembering’ exhibition at Gympie Gallery closes

10.30am First Five Forever Storytime on Mondays (0-5 years) RB Library (only 1 session, , not baby bounce)

11 Friday morning Community Catch Up, RB Community Hall

26 RBSLSC Awards Dinner, 6 for a 6.30pm start at the Surf Club


26 Johnny O’Keefe Tribute Show, 7pm, TCB Country Club - FREE no bookings!

8.30am Kindy Linq, RB School Library


State of Origin Series, Melbourne

12 Guided tour of the Ration Shed Museum in Cherbourg, bookings: 5481 0733 13-14 Moppy Bowls Day men’s pairs and Seafood Day, Sports Club

26 Beat the Retreat, Veterans’ Retreat, Mothar Mountain 27 State of Origin Series, Brisbane

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

14 CC Residents and Friends meet 10am, CC Vets’ Hall

28 Author Talk: Maya Lindell, Gympie Library, 1-2pm

16 CWA Hoy 9.30 for 10am start, Cooloola Bowls Club, Wendy: 0412 547 043

JULY Holiday activities in the libraries begin!


16 Lunchtime talk with Fiona Foley questions about Indigenous and nonIndigenous relations with reference to leading historians, Gympie Library, bookings: 5481 0733


Family Trees with Cricut, 10am Gympie Library

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


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

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

17 Connect to others - need a help with video calls? Find out how to get set up from your smartphone, tablet or computer, RB Library, 10-11am

12 School resumes

8.30am Kindy Linq, RB School Library

13 Costa Georgiadis talk, 9.30am, July 13 at the Tin Can Bay Complex, $15 pp, bookings essential: 0437 242 171

9.30am Cooloola Card Makers, TCB Library

17 Internet banking - online banking offers you the convenience of accessing your money at any time. This course shows you how online banking works on your computer, smartphone and tablet, TCB Library, 2-2.30pm

14 State of Origin Series, Stadium Australia, Sydney


30 August 1 Art Show, TCB Country Club

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

31 August 1 RB Double Triathlon

18 Daniel Day 7.30pm, RB Sports Club


19 Bowls Patrons Day, 9am – 3pm, Sports Club

5.30am TCB Bootcamp, 7am & 5.30pm RB Gym classes, Ph: 0490 333 147

20 RBCT AGM meeting 5.30pm, nominations for officers welcomed


21-22 Athletics Days, TCB School

(many are term time only)

9am Lathe / Scroll Saw, The Shed, 9-12pm, Bryan: 0420 299 651


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

8.30am Playgroup, RB School Library 9.30am First Five Forever Storytime (0-5 years), TCB Library 1pm Computer/IT/Phone, The Shed, bookings to Paul: 0437 007 911 2.30pm Dragon Boating every Thursday, Sandra: 0402 352 756

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

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

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

Doctor Tin Can Bay, Cooloola Coast & Rainbow Beach . . . 5486 4600 Rainbow Beach General Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5353 1000 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 38 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – June 2021

Friday 9am Chess/Rummikub, The Shed, ph: Carole 0437 880 438 1-5pm Men Only afternoons, The Shed, Rob: 0419 663 272 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

Saturday 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 6pm Mass at St John Vianney Catholic Church, Bream St, TCB (week 1, 2, 5) and St Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church service, Manooka Dr, RB (week 3, 4)

Sunday 7am Mass Rainbow Beach (week 1, 2, 5) and Tin Can Bay (week 3, 4) 7.30am Dragon Boating, Sandra: 0402 352 756 9.30am Service at Good Shepherd Church, 17 Carlo Road, RB, followed by morning tea - all denominations most welcome

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

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

Join the Heart Foundation Walking group, they meet Wednesday and Saturdays from 7.30am!

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

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

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June 2021 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 39

State of Origin Time!



Save Time Shop Local

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Rainbow Beach

Well, here we are again, nearly half way through the year already locked down, opened up, Covid cases, no Covid cases, where do we go from here? It seems that since all the federal government incen ves have dried up, the lockdowns don’t look so likely? Well, we hope so anyway. With housing prices going through the roof, it’s a wonder how our young people are supposed to buy a home. I do know it’s a conten ous issue (especially if you are an industry superannua on fund), but what about using some of it as a house deposit... (I’m sure someone will try to jus fy giving it to someone else to lose, I mean invest, sorry, mixed up my words!). What’s going to happen when they do open the borders again? I already know of a couple from England whose children are already here who are planning to try to emigrate. We all know what happens when you throw a few dollars around, especially if you’re a cricketer, I mean sportsperson. I s ll feel like a sheep some mes. I go to Suncorp Stadium and get jammed in like a sheep, yet go to the bank and feel like I’m ostracised and have to be whistled in (with the sheep dog rounding me up), anyway back to reality or am I already their brave new Covid world.

As this comes out, Origin is not too far away, let’s see if old Gallen comes out swinging again (or gets taken to the canvas, I prefer the canvas), “let the war begin” as the famous old th saying from the 12 man goes. Poor old Daniel Ricciardo can’t take a trick, ge ng lapped by his teammate in the Monaco Grand Prix. I would s ll like to see him in a compe ve car, but some mes money speaks louder than ac ons? Nearly forgot to men on the Lions - “go the Lions”

Matt, Bernie, Justin, Liam & our friendly staff at the IGA Lock in these State of Origin Series dates: JUNE 9 Melbourne JUNE 27 Brisbane JULY 14 Stadium Australia, Sydney

When I last watched the news, our premier and CHO had not had the jab. (Do as I say not as I do? Bit like a parent.) Somebody once said their best years were at uni, now married with three or four kids and honest and straight? Off to the sports report! What an unbelievable win by the Reds to win the Rugby AU Final (s ll haven't beaten a Kiwi team though). Oh, and the Broncos against the Roosters, obviously a grudge match when one player gets on report three mes, amazingly he was s ll on the field. Let’s see what happens next week.

Expect smiles from the friendly team at the checkout, thanks Ethon!

This is a paid adver sement and the views of the writer are not necessarily the views of the Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News owners or staff.

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

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