Rainbow Beach Community News June 2022

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JUNE 2022 Volume 25 | Issue 6

Our Year 6 students model their senior shirts with pride. This year’s design has been very popular as it incorporated indigenous patterns that the students chose.

Jump Into June 3

Local Ambulance Committee Donation


Grant Success for Town Mural

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HANK YOU so much for all of your wonderful comments on the new look, we are so happy you like it. As always, feedback is gratefully received - remember this is your community newspaper, so we want the community involved as much as possible.

Rhyll Davis

Wayne Davy

Sally Joyce

Darren Baker



Wonderful things are happening as a result of the hard work of the Rainbow Beach Community Centre committee - a successful grant application for the water tower mural, assisting with the community resilience survey which provides valuable information for the vision of the town, and the wonderful new initiative for the benefit of our local chaps: Rainbow Beach Blokes. More info in this issue.



Owner: Rhyll Davis eternally grateful for - I am very glad to have grown up in sunny Australia! Here’s a pic of her on her 100th birthday in 2020, with my daughter showing her the card she gave her. My daughter put a sticker on the back of the envelope that she carefully chose especially for ‘Great Nana’, and amused Nana greatly by explaining that she chose the grey dinosaur sticker to match Nana’s hair.

Sunday 5 June is World Environment Day - check out the QPWS Community Engagement page (p14 of this issue) for more information. And Wednesday 8 June is World Oceans Day, you will also find some info about it on the same page.

One of my all-time favourite photos. Thank you for allowing my self-indulgence in sharing it!

Wednesday 8 June is an important day for me personally - it is my Nana’s birthday, and she will be 102! Which is pretty incredible don’t you think? She is a force to be reckoned with that is for sure.

Until next month

Rhy ll


She was born in the East End of London, served in the WAAF in World War II, and emigrated to Australia as a ‘ten pound Pom’ with her husband and three kids (including my dad) in 1956. Which is a decision I am

Supplied by Rainbow Beach State School “We are very happy with how the shirts turned out and it was wonderful to see the pride the students have in being recognised as leaders within our school.” Principal Steve Bennett

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Local Ambulance Committee Make a Generous Presentation Jenni Jackson


OST OF US that live within the Cooloola Coast would be aware of the wonderful work done by the members of the Local Ambulance Committee (LAC). The committee was set up back in the 1980s when Tin Can Bay was a one-man station to help raise the much needed funds to keep the station running. At the time the Rainbow Beach station didn’t exist. Fast forward forty plus years and Rainbow Beach now has its own state-of-theart ambulance station. The LAC recently made a significant presentation to the Rainbow Beach paramedics by way of a ‘lift assist chair’. The Razer Chair is designed to aid in lifting non-injured patients if they have fallen in the shower for example. Battery operated, the chair can be built around the fallen person to help raise them to almost a standing position within minutes. Before using the Razer Lift Chair the paramedics would assess the fallen person to make sure that they were not suffering any significant injuries from their fall. “The chair not only assists the patient but also aids the ambulance officer’’ said Queensland Ambulance paramedic Steve Groves, “It is so much easier on the bodies of our team”.. Many injuries occur to first responders when lifting patients into a sitting or standing position, things like torn muscles and ligaments not to mention severe neck or back injuries. Carolyn Taylor from the LAC said that the funds that enabled the group to be able to purchase the chairs

came from raffles, bingo, donations, and of course the Local Ambulance Flower Show which is held each year in September. On hand to make the presentation and to witness a demonstration of the new chair were members of the LAC along with Director of the District for Queensland Ambulance Robert Cornthwaite who had travelled from Caloundra to be present. Mr Cornthwaite presented the Razer Lift Chair to Rainbow Beach paramedic Craig Anisworth. He thanked the community and in particular the work of the LAC in making the presentation possible At the cost of $5,500 each the chair is a great investment for the station. The LAC was able to purchase a second chair for the Tin Can Bay Station bringing the total donation to a cost of $11,000.


LAC members Jenny Miller, Phil Heron, Rod Jordan, Shirley McLean, CarolineTaylor, Cherie Mason with Queensland Ambulance district director Robert Cornthwaite, paramedic Steve Groves and Craig Ainsworth - and, of course, the brand new Razer Lift Chair


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Big News!

Grant for Water Tower Mural Successful L

OCALS AND residents of Rainbow Beach will soon be able to provide feedback, suggestions, and ideas of what they would love to have depicted on the water tower on the top of Cooloola Drive. Rainbow Beach Community Information and Resource Centre (CIRS) president, Elisa Seul, said the application for Cultural Tourism Capacity Grant funding for the Water Tower Mural project had been successful. ‘We are beyond excited as this will be excellent for the present and future generations of Rainbow Beach, whilst increasing tourism and visitation to the area,’ Ms Seul said. ‘We now enter Step 2 of the project and we will be working closely with Gympie Regional Council through a Public Advisory Panel, following the established Public Art Protocols.’ With the support of the Rainbow Beach Community Centre, the artist, yet to be chosen, will be working on the concept development through community engagement and consultation. ‘The artwork will be cultural storytelling’, Ms Seul said. ‘The artist will be working on the concept development through Community engagement and consultation. ‘We don’t have a professional muralist in Rainbow Beach; we have many talented painters, but a job this big is not for everyone and we aim to deliver the best we can. ‘We do have a professional muralist that has built a connection with

Rainbow Beach, through a trail of four visible murals around town, and private commissions: James R. Ellis.’ The tower ‘canvas’, right at the carpark entrance to the Sand Blow walk, will measure 12m x 18m and will be sure to attract many to it once work begins on turning it into a work of art. Stay tuned to watch its progress!

Right: The water tower at the top of Cooloola Drive will soon have a fabulous mural painted on it thank to successful grant funding. Below: James R. Ellis as he was painting the mural privately commissioned by Rainbow Beach Pizza at the IGA Complex. Will he be the artist for the water tower mural? We will keep you posted!



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This is a summary of the data collected as part of the Rainbow Beach Community Vision and Resilience survey SURVEY PARTICIPATION

Community Resilience Project Update The survey was seen over 151 times and completed by 47 Rainbow Beach residents


CIRS Inc Association

T/A Rainbow Beach Community Centre


ID YOU TAKE part in the recent survey for the vision for Rainbow Beach? Here is a brief summary of some of the data.

But if you missed taking part it is not too late - the survey will be followed up with workshops in September. The more people involved the better for the future of our town. This survey was the first in a series of activities aiming to build community resilience in Rainbow Beach. This project is part of Audrey Cetois’ PhD project at the University of Queensland, using a framework

How long have they lived in Rainbow?

How old were they?

Man 26%

20-30 yrs

0-2 years

41-50 yrs

3-5 years

Accommodation status Renters 32%

6-10 years developed by CSIRO which focuses on supporting community 61-70 yrs Owners > 10 years 68% Woman organisations and resilience building.






0% 10% 20%30%40%

Audrey Cetois has a Masters in Sustainable Energy. Her PHD project is looking at what the components of a resilient community are, using A VISION FORas THE FUTURE OFSince RAINBOW BEACH Rainbow Beach a case study. November 2021, Audrey has spoken Rainbow Beach respondents describedand whatLocal they value the most with members of our Associations representatives. in Rainbow and the change they want to see in the next 20 years

Audrey’s work aims to create a Community based leadership and our Association is proud a part of it. What respondents value to thebe most in Rainbow Why are those things valuable? Connection to nature and locals PEACE & Stay tuned for more information about future activities. SMALL COMMUNITY


Quality of life Rainbow is unique Away from bigger towns craziness A healthy and happy place to live

Rainbow Beach Survey


Rainbow Beach Rainbow Survey Beach


What are the challenges facing Rainbow?

What are the changes you would like to see?

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This is a summary of the data collected as part of the Rainbow Beach Community Vision and Resilience survey

assets Improves services most notably policing, healthcare, and youth



This is a summary of the data collected as part of the SURVEY PARTICIPATION Rainbow Beach Community Vision and Resilience survey

The survey was seen over 151 times and completed by 47 Rainbow Beach residents RAINBOW BEACH COMMUNITY RESILIENCE

The survey was seen over 151 times and completed by 47 Rainbow Beach residents

Rainbow Beach respondents shared their views on SOME DETAILS ABOUT THE RESPONDENTS Rainbow's community resilience


How long have they lived in Rainbow?

How old were they?

Man 26%

20-30 yrs

Accommodation status Renters 32%

0-2 years


How long have they Ownerslived in How old were they?> 10 years 68% Rainbow? 0% 10% 20%30%40% 0% 10% 20% 30%

Woman 74%

Man 26%

20-30 yrs

0-2 years

41-50 yrs

3-5 years

41-50 yrs

People in this community help each other

61-70 yrs

People in this community feel like they belong

People in this community are committed to the well-being of Accommodation status the community Renters has the This community resources32% to take care of issues

6-10 years

61-70 yrs

Woman 74%

> 10 years

Rainbow BeachWoman respondents described what they value the most 0% 10% 20%30%40% 0% 10% 20% 30% 74% in Rainbow and the change they want to see in the next 20 years

Owners 68%


A healthy and happy place to live









Diverse, adaptable, and Owners resilient residents68% 0% 10% 20%30%40% Residents willing to help The community has leaders


No 30%


Community division Rainbow Beach respondents described what they value the most Lack of planning, coordination and leaders in Rainbow and the change they wantLack to see in the next yearssupport of government and20 agencies

This community works with organisations outside the community

The community is not being heard and feels far away from decision-makers

What respondents value the most in Rainbow

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PEACE & What are the challenges facing Rainbow? SMALL COMMUNITY QUIET


This community has priorities and sets goals for the future

Why are those things valuable?

What respondents value the most in Rainbow

Not been 3-5 years tested Yes 6-10 years 30% 45%

The things that make Rainbow resilient

A VISION FOR THE FUTURE OFThe RAINBOW BEACH things that hinder Rainbow resilience


0-2 years

> 10 years




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This community has effective leaders


What respondents value the most in Rainbow

How long have they lived in

How old were they?

BRIEF COMMUNITY RESILIENCE Man 26% Strongly Strongly 20-30 yrs EVALUATION disagree agree

The survey was seen over 151 times and SOME DETAILS ABOUT THE RESPONDENTS completed by 47 Rainbow Beach residents


Why are those things valuable?


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Would public consultation

be valuable to develop a Why are those things valuable?

Maybe 34%


Would you participate in public meetings? Yes 62%

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What are the challenges facing Rainbow? What are the changes you would like to see? RAINBOW BEACH COMMUNITY RESILIENCE RAINBOW BEACH COMMUNITY RESILIENCE LACK OF


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Rainbow Beach respondents shared their views on ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Rainbow's DAMAGE community resilience CHANGE POPULATION


INCREASED TOURISM BRIEF COMMUNITY RESILIENCE HIGH COST OF LIVING Strongly EVALUATION Strongly disagree agree People in this community help each other

tested 30%

People in this community feel like they belong

RAINBOW BEACH People in this community are committed to the well-being of the community

Yes 45%

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Rainbow Beach respondents shared their views on This community has the community resilience Rainbow's resources to take care of issues

The things that hinder Rainbow resilience

This community has effective leaders

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Yes 45%

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Maybe 34%

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People in this community feel like they belong

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People in this community are committed to the well-being of the community This community has the resources to take care of issues

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The things that hinder Rainbow resilien

This community has effective leaders

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and join us for future events.

This community has the resources to take care of issues

People in this community help each other

Yes 62% Very unlikely

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Vital project launches at Community Centre T

Trigger warning: suicide

HIS MONTH sees the launch of the Rainbow Beach Blokes community project, which is designed to provide a safe and creative space for men of all ages and backgrounds. At the heart of the project will be the Rainbow Beach Blokes Calendar, sponsored by the Rainbow Beach Community Centre in partnership with Jess McKenzie, Rainbow’s own very talented photographer, who will be the Creative Director of the calendar project. Local businessmen will be the focus

of the 2023 calendar, which aims to support them as they recover from the stress and strain of operating during a pandemic. ‘The next few months you might bump into a photoshoot at the beach or another location around town’s most iconic places,’ Rainbow Beach Community Information and Resource Centre (CIRS) president, Elisa Seul, said. ‘We aim to increase a healthier connection of men in our community, to achieve a sense of belonging, as they contribute to the wellbeing of our community, but also need to

be supported.’ These are fathers, sons, mates, workers, volunteers, pillars of society feeling a lot of pressure. ‘A tragic voluntary end of the life of a local young man has recently shaken our community to its core,” Ms Seul said. ‘It was a sad reminder that men are still the group most at risk of suicide.’ The calendar will be a tribute in memory of Timmy Janek, and the money raised from sales will be put into creating events and workshops for local blokes. It is intended to launch and sell

the calendar from November, but preorders will be available from late September. Anyone with an idea or wanting to get involved, or just to stay up to date, can contact rainbowbeachblokes@ gmail.com or make contact through Instagram and Facebook.

“Do you remember way back when…” …the road to Rainbow was just a sandy track? This photo was taken in 1959 and is printed with permission from Gympie The real treasure is the town FB page. Do you have any old photos of Rainbow you want to share ? Send them in to us!


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GRC Corporate Plan 2022-27 Goes Live T

HE LEADING strategic document for Gympie Regional Council was adopted at the Ordinary Meeting held on 25 May and is now available for viewing on Council’s website. Mayor Glen Hartwig states in the Corporate Plan 2022-27 that it is ‘the most important key strategic planning tool your Council has developed because it defines our vision for the future of the Gympie region.’ The plan highlights statistical aspects of the Gympie Region as a whole and the Council’s Mission to leave a positive legacy for future generations by embracing progress through good planning and efficient service delivery which supports the Vision of what Council aspires to achieve over the coming five years. The three vision themes are: • Wellbeing: Our community’s wellbeing will be supported by our natural and built assets that are accessible, maintained, and developed to cater for current and future needs including spaces for living, working, learning, sport, and recreation that enhances liveability, nurtures creativity, and encourages healthy living. • Strong communities: Our resilient communities will be respected, connected, and supported by fostering strong community values and embracing diversity. • Opportunities: Our region will maximise the opportunities presented by our location, heritage and people to attract projects and industries in a balanced and sustainable way.

Source: visitgympieregion.com.au

the community to be inclusive, connected and safe. Natural ecosystems are conserved and enhanced and our built environment embraces biodiversity, sustainability and heritage. 2. Infrastructure and Economic Opportunity

There are also three Key Response Areas that have strategic priorities, pathways and performance measures.

Our planning and infrastructure seeks to meet foreseeable future needs to support economic development, community enhancement and residents’ wellbeing.


3. Organisation

Community and Environment

Our communities have infrastructure and spaces for living, working, learning, sport and recreation that supports and caters for growth and enables

Gympie Regional Council is an organisation that understands the community, and delivers services efficiently and effectively through highly

engaged staff. Division 1 Councillor Jess Milne encourages all residents to jump onto the Council website and have a read of the document. ‘I urge everyone to be familiar with the Corporate Plan 2022-27 as Council must discharge its responsibilities in a way that is consistent with its 5-year corporate plan and I am open to receiving any feedback about the new plan,’ Cr Milne explained. To read more about the strategic priorities, pathways and performance measures in the corporate plan, go to www.gympie.qld.gov.au/ council/publications-policies/corporate-reports/ corporate-plan

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APPRECIATION The members of the Rainbow Beach RSL Sub-Branch would like to express their gra tude and apprecia on to the following Organisa ons/Businesses and Individuals who have generously donated and assisted the Rainbow Beach RSL Sub Branch in staging their ANZAC Day Services. Without this support, a endance and the display of community spirit, the Services and March would be all the poorer. Rainbow Beach Surf Club - Gympie RSL - Rainbow Beach Surf Life Saving Club - Rainbow Beach SES - Gympie Regional Council - Rainbow Beach Members Queensland Police Service - Rainbow Beach Horse Rides Andrew leading the Parade on ‘Renegade’ - East Coast Traffic Services - Rainbow Beach Community News - Peter Mills - Barry Win - Kevin Phillips - Geoff Su on - Singer & Bugler Jamie-Lee Griffiths & Singer Juniata Bell - Rainbow Beach Sports Recrea on & Memorial Club - 7th Wave - Bre ’s Burgers - Rainbow Beach Pharmacy Rainbow Beach Bakery - Rainbow Beach Meats - Li le Parliament - Kgari Explorer Tours Rainbow Beach Realty - Rainbow Beach Camping & Fishing - Shell Garage - Soul Food - Shell Gi� Shop - Frying Fish Cafe - Rainbow Beach IGA - Mantaray Barges - Planta on Resort at Rainbow Beach - Crème De La Crème - Rainbow Beach Post Office - Inspire Home Body & Health – Rainbow Beach Hotel - Deans Ice - Rainbow Beach Holiday Village - Rainbow Beach Hardware, Fishing & Camping - Ed’s Bakery Rainbow Beach - Getaway Apartments The Deck - Cooloola Coast Property Management - Rainbow Beach Barber - Rainbow Beach Pizza & Grill - Salt & Pepper - Chris Trueman - Cooloola Realty - Kachina Moon - Vinnies Rainbow Beach - Wallu Nursery.

If we have inadvertently failed to men on anyone, I apologise.

Once again Thank You.

Greg Walker




Warbirds Weekend

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OMINATIONS are open to fill four vacancies on Council’s Community Biodiversity Reference Group (previously the Biodiversity and Koala Habitat Development Strategy Reference Group). The group is represented by a cross-section of community stakeholders including land care, fauna and flora, and coastal and waterway care groups, as well as developers and builders. The objective of the reference group is to: • encourage engagement on issues biodiversity across the Gympie region


• seek out issues, advice, and feedback on matters relating to the development of a biodiversity strategy • provide focus on the importance and relevance of biodiversity across the region

• encourage sustainable development in respect to economic, social, and environmental outcomes


T MAY have been damp but that didn’t stop about two dozen pilots fronting up to the flightline on the May Day Warbirds Weekend and putting on a great show for those watching. Saturday started a little wet however the afternoon held out for some spectacular flying. Sunday was not as nice however there were chances between showers that did not get missed! The Tin Can Bay Model Flying Club members had the canteen in full swing and the good grub had people wanting more. If you are interested in finding out more about how to get into the sport of radio-controlled model flying then get in touch with the club on secretary@tincanbaymfc.club Above and left: Some of the action from the recent Warbirds event

• provide direction to the new Planning Scheme considerations on matters of biodiversity • support community partnerships that foster sustainability and biodiversity outcomes.

Council is seeking expressions of interest from people with experience in coastal and marine environments, riparian and riverine environments, and people who work in the agricultural or development sectors. Community Biodiversity Reference Group meetings will be held on a regular basis, with 4-6 meetings expected to happen each year. Reference group members may also be asked to comment on issues through email requests. These are volunteer roles. Nominations close 30 June 2022. For more information and to view the selection criteria, please visit www.gympie.qld.gov.au/communitybiodiversity-reference-group


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Did you know Meals On Wheels delivers to Rainbow?

Jenni Jackson


IN CAN BAY Meals On Wheels has recently undergone a few changes. “Changes were necessary for the organisation post Covid” said president Penny Parsons. One change was to see all meals prepared at the Gympie Meals on Wheels kitchen and delivered by dedicated Tin Can Bay volunteers. Organisers from both Gympie Meals on Wheels and the Tin Can Bay branch would love to see more clients taking up the opportunity to have their meals delivered fresh to their door in the Rainbow Beach area. Meals are currently delivered to client’s homes on Monday to Rainbow Beach. “In the event we have more clients in the Rainbow Beach area we would obviously deliver more often”

said Penny. The Gympie kitchen provides a range of meal options including hot and frozen meals, salads, soups, desserts, muffins and juices. One thing for sure is that the meals provided are always varied and made from the freshest ingredients. To qualify for the service, clients need to be over 65 years of age (over 55 for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders) and be registered with My Aged Care. If you are under 65 and would like to receive meals you can access the service by having a referral from your health care professional or alternatively hold a Disability Support Pension Card from Services Australia. If you aren’t registered with My Aged Care and would like to be, they can be contacted on 1800 200 422. If you would like to receive meals under your Home Care Package

(levels 3 and 4), ask your package provider to contact Gympie Meals On Wheels to make arrangements. Manager at Gympie Meals on Wheels Julie Delgado says, “A small delivery fee will apply to each order to cover the cost of transportation by the volunteers at Tin Can Bay Meals on Wheels. As Meals on Wheels is a

not for profit organisation they rely on this delivery contribution to continue to be able to provide a service within the Cooloola Coast region”. If you would like to receive healthy, fresh chef-prepared meals delivered to your door contact Gympie Meals on Wheels on 5482 3342 during office hours, 8am to 1pm Monday to Friday.

Meals On Wheels to host Open Community Day

Jenni Jackson


HE COMMITTEE from Meals on Wheels Tin Can Bay will be hosting an Open Community Day for residents of the Cooloola Coast. Similar to the very successful Seniors Expo held in 2021, the aim of the Open Community Day is to make residents of the Tin Can Bay, Cooloola Cove and Rainbow Beach areas more aware of the services in their region. There will be plenty of stalls set up on the day with a host of information regarding in-home

care, social groups, disability services, and even who to call should you need your pets looked after. The lovely volunteers from Meals on Wheels will be providing a free sausage sizzle and tea and coffee will also be available. “We will have committee members and volunteers on hand to answer any of your Meals on Wheels questions or concerns’’ said president Penny Parsons “We have noticed since joining Meals on Wheels there seems to be many preconceived ideas about the organisation and

we would like to take the opportunity to talk to the community to find out what they need”. Penny said that the Meals on Wheels team would like to dispel any myths the public may have about the organisation. The Community Open Day will be held on Saturday 18 June 2022 at the Tin Can Bay Community Centre located in Amity Close Tin Can Bay. For more information or if you would like to set up a display contact Penny Parsons from Meals on Wheels on 0403 037 517.

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A time for all artists to show off their skills! Kerri Southern


HE COOLOOLA Coast Art Group’s annual art show will be held on 22, 23 & 24 July 2022 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 Club or email cooloolacoastartgroup@gmail.com Masterclass artist Anne Yang will be conducting the judging of Section 1 and the winner will be announced at the show opening Friday 22 July at 6pm.

It’s getting to the pointy end of the stick for finishing those masterpieces… or are you still dreaming of it - well no time to waste, the art show is just around the corner, no pressure. Our members have been enjoying and experimenting with different mediums over the past year and moving out of their comfort zones so expect to see a variety of works in different mediums. For new membership and workshop enquiries contact Kerri 0438 803 990. Ann Glover and Tessa Carruthers ‘Finding the love with Charcoal’

Where to in an Emergency? Carole Lehmann


HOULD OUR community be under threat from any of the following risks: Flood Closed Roads Bushfire Prolonged Drought Tidal Surge Blocked Communication Severe Storm Communicable Diseases

Where would you look for help? The Tin Can Bay Community & Men’s Shed has offered its facilities and personnel to support the Cooloola Coast Community Local Disaster

Management Support Group (CCLDMSG) as a point of contact for the Tin Can Bay/Cooloola Cove/Rainbow Beach/Wallu/Goomboorian areas. In practice, this will mean that the TCBCAMS will work with the CCCLDMSG to educate the community about disasters and emergencies, act as point of reference/contact in an emergency and provide feedback to the CCCLDMSG about disaster management operational matters. TCBCAMS focuses on health and safety and is proud to offer this service to the community in

conjunction with the CCCLDMSG. New faces always welcome. Tin Can Bay Community & Men’s Shed, Open 9am – 12 Noon Monday – Friday, Amity Place, Tin Can Bay. Phone: 0491 175 038 Email: tincanmensshed @gmail.com Facebook: Tin Can Bay Community & Men’s Shed Inc. Website: https://www.tincanbaymensshed.com

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Probus Remembers

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W Display commemorating the interesting life of the muchloved Roma Ravn


EMBERS OF the Cooloola Coast Probus Club were joined by former members of the Tin Can Bay Toastmasters Club for a small morning tea gathering, ‘Roma – Reflections’ , to celebrate the life of our colleague and friend, Roma Ravn. Roma’s life was a very interesting, unusual one and she had many tales to tell. She was a trail blazer as a female geologist in outback Australia and later was the author of books on diverse themes: ‘Stories from a Life Well Lived: Roma’; ‘Reminiscences of a Reluctant Spy’; ‘Let’s go feed the ducks, Daddy’, and ‘Nana’s Cooking with Lemons’. These books, newspaper cuttings about her, and a photo of Roma

and one of her ever-present dogs, Gaddafi, formed a display on the day. Members and visitors reminisced about Roma’s life and her friendship with them, and excerpts from poems and a short story written by her were also read. Marie entertained us with an adapted version of the lyrics to the well-known Eddie Cantor song: ‘If you knew Susie (Roma)’. It was a sad occasion, but a lovely morning together, and there were many laughs as her wonderful life was reflected upon. Meetings are held on each second Monday of the month at 2.00pm at the Sandcastle Motel in Tin Can Bay. We welcome new members. Contact Cherryl M: 0409 044 100 or Katrina at cooloolaprobus@gmail.com

ell as I said last month we could be called the floodrunners as we have again put funds into those communities suffering from too much rain. Firstly we finally got the big pallet of new clothes and toys away to Mullumbimby Relief Centre to distribute to those that lost everything last month. I must thank Followmont Transport for doing this delivery free of charge. It was a very generous gesture. We have topped up Fencing for Fires in northeast Victoria with materials to $1500, and put another $1000 into Blaze-Aid for fuel at Murgon-Goomeri who continue to put up fencing with volunteers who will be there until at least October. We have also given another $600 to help feed the homeless in Gympie and will do more before June. Many thanks to all that have donated this month and these include Bronwyn McFarlane in Tin Can Bay, Bill Bailey from Victoria (1G), Tin Can Bay Bakery for collections, Jim and Marg Snee, Wayne Kerle for his tireless bottle sorting and to all that have donated to our can & bottle bins. Thank you to Big 4 Caravan Park at Carlo &and Tin Can Bay Holiday Park and all other collection points in Tin Can Bay.

Hopefully next month we can earn a bit more and maybe try a few different fundraisers. If anyone can help financially or you have unwanted NEW clothes we would love to hear from you as there is a lot of help needed out there right now. Bank of QLD RB Droughtrunners BSB: 124001 Acct: 22599186

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Save the Date - 2022 Ambulance Flower Show Cheryl Zunic – Treasurer josephandcheryl@bigpond.com

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.


OLLOWING THE great success of the Flower Show last year, the Local Ambulance Committee is planning for another show this year on Saturday 1 October, at the Tin Can Bay Community Centre. There was a wonderful response from all our exhibitors so we wanted to give everyone some advance notice to have time to prepare your flowers, plants and photographs for the competition. There will be more details regarding entry forms, opening times etc closer to the date of the show.

Val McClurg and Judy Kiddle presented a skit at the Probus changeover luncheon

Gary White and his granddaughter Pipi Cathcart with their prize winning entry from last year’s Flower Show

Heart Foundation Walkers raise funds for Heart Week Maggie Travers

Heart Week was held in May. The Tin Can Bay walkers walked as one group on Wednesday 4 May to celebrate Heart Week and donate a gold coin or more, totalling $80. Professor Garry Jennings AO, Interim CEO and Chief Medical Officer of the National Heart Foundation of Australia, wrote: ‘Your contribution is going to…fund leading research that provides advancements in detection, treatment, support and care for people living with heart disease. ‘Sadly, coronary heart disease takes the lives of 50 Australians every day,

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ELCOME: Jo and Barbara, our two new members of the ‘Cooloola Cove Wheelie Walkers’. I first met Barb and her daughter, Cat, during the Mother’s Day Classic breast cancer fundraiser walk along the Tin Can Bay foreshore. I explained to Barb that it’s not necessary to have a wheelie walker/rollator to belong to CCWW, although four of our members do. WELCOME: Liz, Col, and Kate, our new members of the ‘One Step at a Time Tin Can Bay’ walking group.

more than any other cause, that’s why I am so grateful for your efforts, which will help us fight heart disease, and keep families together. ‘On behalf of all the hearts you have helped, and from the bottom of my heart, thank you.’ Congratulations Jim on achieving your first 25 Walks, and Ben for your first 100. Ben receives a commemorative Heart Foundation Walking pin. Winter is here so that means half an hour later starts. ‘One Step at a Time Tin Can Bay’ early walking

group departs from Tin Can Bay Bakery at 7am led by Denise and Kate, Wednesdays & Saturdays; the later group leaves at 7.30am with Kristine, Bev, and myself. ‘Cooloola Cove Wheelie Walkers’ meet at 9am Mondays & Fridays at the Cooloola Cove Shopping Centre Bus Shelter on Nautilus Drive. Queries? Contact Judy Kiddle 5486 2181 or myself. Walk Yourself Happy! It’s free, fun and a great way to improve our physical, mental, social and emotional health.

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UR CENTRAL Region 2-day Conference was held at Nambour RSL attended by 78 members, including 3 of our members, with the theme ‘Collecting, Collaborating and Celebrating’ and new ideas, new competitions to take CWA into the next 100 years. Thank you to all the ladies that knitted 10 inch squares - 380 taken to Conference. A project by CWA Western Division for the 100 years celebration covering the SCG and then to be made into rugs for the homeless, all odd wool used for a great cause. Our Centenary 100 year celebrations - exciting news with the release of the Commemorative $1.00 coin by Australian Mint and an Australia Post $1.10 stamp, first day cover, available and can be ordered at Tin Can Bay Post Office. The Mothers’ Day Classic was held on 8 May, organized by Jess Milne and we assisted with registration and the water station, with refreshing fruit at the finish. Well done to all who took part. Craft mornings: $2.00 Wednesdays 1 & 8 June, 18 Whiting Street, 10am, Morning Tea. Hoy: $7.00 Wednesday 15 June, Cooloola Bowls Club 9.30 for 10am start, Morning Tea and Raffle All enquires – President Wendy 0412 547 043 Gabriella with our Country Kitchen recipe she made - carrot and pineapple cake ... YUM!

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REMENDOUS new harmonious sounds! Come and join our happy band of singers! We are rehearsing a variety of songs, from a madrigal by Thomas Morley circa 16th century to one song written in the 1970s. We recently welcomed some new members who have settled into our way of life. We start promptly at 3pm on any Wednesday in the Veterans and Community Hall, Cooloola Cove. This is a good time to come and join us, so just turn up or for further information call: Pam Graham 0427 180 649 or email: kcisf327@gmail.com

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Must See and Dos

Patrolled Beach Swim in the flags in front of the Surf Lifesaving tower. Walk via the steps or walkway near the lookout and surf club, or drive onto Griffin Esplanade. 4WD beach access begins here. Coloured Sands Visit the patrolled beach, near the surf tower or the lookout to see the 70 plus colours in our cliffs. From town, walk south 1km along the beach - for best colours 4WD or tour a further 9km. Remember it is a gazetted road. Carlo Sand Blow Park at the top of Cooloola Drive, and walk 600m up from the car park or bushwalk about 2km from the National Parks Office for spectacular views of the Coloured Sands, Double Island Point, Tin Can Bay Inlet and hang gliders. Poona Lake Drive to Bymien Picnic Area (2WD) via 3km gravel on the Freshwater Road, (off Rainbow Beach Road). It’s a 40 minute walk to reach the cool waters of Lake Poona through beautiful rainforest and carrol (grey myrtle) scrub. Searys Creek Only 7km from town towards Gympie, with 2 waterholes, boardwalks, bridges and history – do read the sign and spot the creatures. Always cool on the hottest of days. Rainbow Beach Headland A look out, a viewing platform, 2 playgrounds, a skatepark, BBQs and picnic facilities. See the whales from here in season and watch the surfers out the front. Take a photo at the Cherry Venture propeller. Double Island Point Access via the 4WD only Great Beach Drive or Freshwater Track. See dolphins, whales (seasonal), manta rays, turtles and walk up to our historic lighthouse. It has the longest break in Australia -when the swell lines up. Mudlo Rocks Wander here at low tide, play in rock pools and watch 4WDs navigate any exposed rocks. ALWAYS check conditions and ask locals before you 4WD - it is not always safe, even close to low tide.

Middle Rock When tides and conditions allow, the walk to Middle Rock and back is a beautiful way to check out the Coloured Sands. From here, vehicle permits are required and dogs are prohibited. 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. Freshwater Picnic Area 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. 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 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. Feed Wild Dolphins at Norman Point 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.

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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.

Council Corner

around the region however pavement moisture is creating issues with repairs lasting. If you are aware of any potholes then please report them to Council.

Bus Stops for the Coast

Road Reseals Certain Cooloola Coast roads have been getting resealed which re-establishes a continuous waterproofing layer over the pavement (structural gravel base of a road) by renewing the wearing course on a road. If the road pavement is exposed to weather, it makes it susceptible to damage for traffic and once damaged the repair costs significantly increase to around 20 times the original amount.

Dob In a Pothole The constant wet weather is playing havoc to compromised roads and has created a higher frequency and volume of potholes across the region. Repair crews are making their way

Two funding programs (the Passenger Transport Accessible Infrastructure Program and the Passenger Transport Infrastructure Investment Program) are supporting the addition of bus stop hard stands for Tin Can Bay, Cooloola Cove, and Rainbow Beach. Locations have been identified for new minimum boarding point facilities including Crab Creek, Kingfisher Caravan Park, Nautilus Dr, Investigator Ave, Golden Hind Ave, Marco Polo Dr, Canberra Ave, Rainbow Beach Community Centre, and Clarkson Dr at the entrance to Rainbow Shores. They will have a concrete pad with a J Pole signage.

Where Does Water Lie? Council is encouraging residents to report storm water drainage that is not functioning and

is causing water to pool. While works to rectify any issues may take time due to competing priorities and funding, the matter of mosquito breeding can be addressed by treating the water to interrupt the normal mosquito development.

Tin Can Bay Boardwalk The concrete pathway links were delayed due to the weather however crews are working to have the project completed in June. There will also be wayfinding signage, node points where improved seating will be placed, and improved shade opportunities through tree planting to improve user experience.

Contact Council There are several ways to contact Gympie Regional Council including using the online requests portal on the website www.gympie. qld.gov.au in the Contact Us section on the top right hand corner of the homepage, emailing council@gympie.qld.gov.au, phoning customer service on 1300 307 800, by using the Snap Send Solve app or sending a message via the Gympie Regional Council Facebook page.

Purple pedestrian stops Councillor in his tracks


N A MORNING run along Carlo Road in about mid-May, Councillor Dan Stewart was surprised to see a purple pedestrian attempting to cross the road along the straight heading towards Carlo Point. Dan stopped for a quick photo before the little fellow turned and wandered back into the wallum. Dan sought the opinion of an expert from the Department of Environment and Science (DES), and they advised that the freshwater crayfish was This stunning fellow was spotted recently on Carlo Road by Cr Dan Stewart

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a Cherax robustus which are only found in wallum heathlands in coastal south east Queensland and its conservation status is listed as vulnerable. It is not to be confused with the Cherax dispar that is found in Searys Creek. What a lovely little encounter to have on a morning run! Have you spotted a threatened, vulnerable or endangered species on the coast? Please send in your photos to the Rainbow Beach Community News and also make sure you have the iNaturalist app on your phone as your sighting uploads can become part of the Atlas of Living Australia.




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Cooloola Dragon Boat Club travels to Bundaberg Pamela Gorey


DBC members travelled to Bundaberg for the first of the Wide Bay Dragon Boat Regatta Series on 7 May. 1770 took out the honours of winning the first regatta of the series. Competition was very close and all our team members paddled extremely well, especially considering we had four new paddlers who performed exceptionally well for their first Regatta. Julie, our youngest paddler, commented that ‘I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of my first regatta after almost a year of paddling. The camaraderie of the team and the dragon boat community was wonderful to be a part of’. Robyn, who has only paddled four times previously before the Regatta, said: ‘The friendship and competition made me feel part of the team instantly. I love the comradeship between teams’. In June CDBC will be travelling to Hervey Bay to compete in the second round of the series. Some of our members will spend the day before the Regatta updating their skills by taking part in Level 1 Officials Course and Sweeps training. This will put them in good stead for the work they do volunteering at The States and Nationals. The Cooloola Dragons regatta will follow. It will be held on Saturday

2 July at Tin Can Bay. This day would not be complete without the speciality race of the ‘Diamond Dash’, where paddlers compete for the $200 prize money, kindly donated to the club by Sails Restaurant located at the Tin Can Bay Yacht Club. Then on Sunday CDBC members will

host visiting clubs from throughout Queensland as they compete against each other. This is a great spectator sport so come on down to the Tin Can Bay Yacht Club and support your team. Members of CDBC will be cooking up a storm to give paddlers and spectators some sustenance.

Everybody is welcome! To complete the 2022 series we then travel to 1770. If, after reading about our adventures, you are interested and want to give paddling a go, call CDBC Coach Sandra on 0402 352 756 for more information. Our motto: ‘We have the Fire’.

E L A S for Golf Rainy May not great NEW YEAR’S DAY

Wednesday 1st January 2019

Helen Gordon

Golf Committee Secretary


NFORTUNATELY THE month of May was not conducive to playing golf. The Greens Staff have had difficulty getting equipment onto the course due to the consistent rain event, so therefore Championships were

impossible to play. It is hoped June will be a better month so that Mens, Vets and Ladies Championships can be completed. A few of our ladies made the trek up to Cairns for the Annual Country Week of Golf but it rained up there as well. Our southern visitors who come





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& Accessories appropriate paperwork can be each year are welcome All to clothing, take out Shoes Holiday Membership(excluding of the Country Jewellery andcompleted. piety goods) Our Resident Professional can help Club with the option of playing golf. In with the sale of equipment, clothing past years some visitors have chosen etc. Lessons are also available. to pay full Golf Membership which Bookings can be made on 0409 727 gives them more advantages in the 577 or by calling into the Pro Shop. Club. Until next month, keep dry and play Enquiries can be made at the We are urgently well. Country Club front counter where

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Day one of the Bay to Bay had glorious weather

Cooloola Cup Blown Into June Kay Muir


T WAS ENOUGH to blow the sugar out of your tea! Not measured in knots or km/hr, that was the wind strength for the Cooloola Cup weekend. The wind was actually blowing 25 knots with gusts greater than that in the bay, so with a Met Office strong wind warning for the Fraser Coast, there was no option but to postpone the Cup until 4 and 5 June. Despite the cancellation, a couple of catamaran sailors went out just for fun and how they did fly across the water. Also, a couple of Yacht

Club members couldn’t resist the temptation to go kite surfing and spent quite some time being airborne. Possibly there were a few sore muscles the day after. The weather for the Bay to Bay was glorious on the Saturday and all fleets got off to a good start (apart from one general recall) with a good out-going tide to take them to Inskip Point. When the fleets turned the corner the tide was against them but fortunately the wind was behind and

the spinnakers came out. Sunday’s weather was not so great, a bit grey and rainy, but the yachts made it to the finish. (For results, check the Hervey Bay Yacht Club website). Club racing continues on alternate Sundays, with casual sailing on Wednesdays and ‘come and try/ green fleet’ on the Saturdays before racing. Check our website for details. The Cooloola Cup is rescheduled for 4 and 5 June.

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Fishing, Boating & the Outdoors

Tin Can Bay Fishing Club News Alan Rippon

paper. Every participant receives some great gear, funded by the Department of Agriculture & Fisheries, and provided by our sponsor The Chandlery Bait & Tackle. Now for something new. Club Member Kevin Armstrong has put pen to paper. I think in Kevin’s case it was quill to paper. What follows are his thoughts on catching summer whiting which is based on his many years of fishing experience. ‘It’s often said that big summer whiting are hard to find around Tin Can Bay. Try an evening flood tide



ELCOME TO JUNE, don’t forget to get your tax return in at the end of the month - new fishing gear is not cheap! It’s finally here! The Club is pleased to announce that we have set the dates for our annual Free Kids Fishing Days – Saturday 25 June and Sunday 10 July; the senior event will most likely be held in late July/August. Entry is free and places are limited to 10 participants per event. Please refer to the details on page 24 of this

Right: Mal Kay mixed bag solo effort off Double Island Point in close Below: Cast net demonstration by John Blackman to fellow club members at a recent training day

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Fishing, Boating & the Outdoors

Recent Patrol nabbed abandoned crab pots Fisheries Queensland

A Dart caught by Bill Kitney at the Oaks up from Rainbow Beach

across the flats anywhere from Norman Point to Crab Creek. Start in ankle deep water using yabbies or worms which are both great baits and seem to work particularly well on dark nights. This is a pleasant style of fishing especially during the warmer months. Whiting between 30cm to 40cm have consistently been caught this way and are great fun in shallow water. Fish until the shovel nose sharks or stingrays turn up, unless you’re after a fight.’ On the ‘catching’ front there have been some good catches reported by club members from trips in the bay and Double Island Point.

The beach fishing front has been a bit hit and miss in the bay and around the Inskip Point area – there have been some good catches of dart reported by members, but the whiting have been a bit scarce. We have however heard of some good catches of whiting in the gutters south of Rainbow Beach. Well that’s it for another month – cheers. Remember if you have any queries, please feel free to contact us by email tcbfishingclub@bigpond.com or phone us on 0437 242 171. There’s also our web site and Facebook page if you want to check us out.

More great images and daily updates on: www.facebook.com/RainbowBeachCommunityNews/



RECENT JOINT patrol between Q u e e n s l a n d National Parks and Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) saw officers targeting lost, abandoned, and unmarked pots from Inskip Point to the southern end of Tin Can Bay. The focus of the patrol was to minimise ghost fishing in the region, where lost or abandoned fishing equipment continues to kill wildlife. In 4 days, the team inspected more than 170 crab pots. Of the inspections, 24 pots were deemed as rubbish and 39 were seized as either ‘unmarked and unattended’ or ‘not marked in accordance with regulations.’ Officers are making efforts to return the seized pots and ensure owners properly mark them in the future. To reduce the threat of ghost fishing, crab pots must be clearly

Source: Fisheries Queensland Facebook page

marked with their owner’s identity and crabbers must remove them from the water when they’ve finished fishing. Crab responsibly! If you are unsure of the rules regarding crab pot marking, please visit the Recreational Fishing Rules page at www.qld.gov.au


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Fishing, Boating & the Outdoors

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AINBOW BEACH Amateur Anglers is always welcoming new members and visitors to the club.

For both juniors and adults it’s a great way to improve your skills, meet new friends, and have healthy fun outdoors. Signing up is easy: 1) go to www.rainbowbeachamateuranglers.com 2) scroll down to the bottom of the home page 3) fill in your details and hit the submit button 4) you’re done! Once submitted our club secretary will be in contact via email to confirm your details. Look forward to seeing you at the next weigh in…

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NE OF RBAA’S newest young guns Joel Douglas loves targeting flathead. Here’s a 33cm specimen he nailed recently on the flats around Tin Can

Looking at the pic it’s clear that Joel’s been learning the correct way to handle this awesome species and the lip grips make releasing so much easier. Top work Joel! Got kids that love fishing? It’s only $10 per year to get them involved in the club. Check out RBAA’s website at www.rainbowbeachamateuranglers.com to sign up.


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MDC raises over $700 for breast cancer T

HE ANNUAL Tin Can Bay Mother’s Day Classic has once again injected funds in the fight against breast cancer with walkers banding together while braving the looming rain.

Almost 30 participants arrived in their finest pink attire (with a dressing gown thrown in) with the Buczynsky’s taking out best-dressed family. Late entrants Elizabeth and Sofia from Bli Bli got there just in time to round up the pack and finish the morning with a smile and the lucky last box of chocolates. If you are interested in making the 2023 MDC a bigger and better event to raise even more funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, then register your interest by emailing mothersdayclassictincanbay@ gmail.com

Right: Maggie rocks it in her pink dressing gown

Above: MDC host Jess Milne with daughter Bonnie Below: Paw supporter Millie puffed after her walk

Above: Richard, Shari, and Caden Buczynsky family bonding in pink Right: Sofia and Elizabeth from Bli Bli made the trip and scored some Roses

Cr Dan Stewart and his wife Sue run through the finish line SHINING A LIGHT ON THE COOLOOLA COAST



Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Melissa Marie Photo by Scott Humphris


ITH A MOHAWK to rival the most dedicated of punk rockers, the sulphur-crested cockatoo is our beautiful bird of the month. This loveable cockie, easily identifiable by its sunny-coloured crest and white plumage, is a cheerful addition to our suburbs and nature reserves, and is highly intelligent, instinctively curious, with a distinctive raucous call that can be very loud! They generally have a relatively long life span, and some have been known to live up to 70 to 100 years of age in captivity, and many have learned to dance to music and open bins for snacks!

They have also remarkably been observed using facial expressions to indicate positive emotions. When it comes time to breed, both parents incubate the eggs and raise the nestling and the young chicks remain with their parents for many months after fledging. To avoid being attacked whilst feeding on the ground, a flock will always appoint at least one of the group to keep watch high in a tree. Being a very sociable creature, they will often be found in large groups, nattering away to each other as they feed on berries, seeds, and nuts. Truly an icon of the Australian bush.

– cooloola city farm PLANT OF THE MONTH –


Pandorea jasminoides

HIS MONTH Pandorea jasminoides (Bower of Beauty), a vigorous, twining climber with dark green leaves, is the Plant of the Month. This is a hardy vine that is endemic to eastern Australia and is suitable for a trellis or pergola. It will grow in most soils in full sun but also likes some shade. The flowers, which come in spring and early summer, are pink or white trumpet shaped with a maroon centre. Fertilise with a good native food that is low in phosphorus in early spring and summer to assist flowering. Maintain with a good prune after flowering. There is an Open Day being held in the Community Hall at Tin Can Bay from 9.30am – 12pm on Saturday 18 June 2022. City Farm will be open to the public during these hours.


Cooloola City Farm Nursery is located opposite the Community Centre at 17 Amity Place off Tin Can Bay Road. Opening Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays 8am-3.00pm. Cash or EFTPOS acceptable Phone: (07) 5486 2304 Email: ccfni09@gmail.com www.cooloolacityfarm.org

Winter Wonderland

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HE COOLOOLA COAST Youth Activity Project has a mission of encouraging, supporting, and empowering the next generation so when the Jelly Crew (aka Ange and Janae) wanted to host a winter themed disco they approached YAP to make it happen. Make sure you keep Friday 24 June free for a night of all-ages fun at the Emperor Street Community Hall, kicking off at 4pm with a dance party for under 6s until 5pm. The doors then open to all ages from 5pm to 7pm before becoming a high school aged only zone until 8pm. Entry is only a gold coin which includes a lucky door ticket for a lucky dip and games to participate in to win prizes. There will be food and soft drinks available for purchase with free water and cordial to stay hydrated while you rip it up on the dance floor! All kids need to be signed in for the disco and while there will be YAP volunteers onsite it is an unsupervised event that is strictly drug and alcohol free. The Jelly Crew are asking everyone to wear something white so you turn bright on the dance floor! Got a song request for the night? Send YAP a message on Facebook and which session you’ll want to boogie to it.

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Cooloola Coastcare Upcoming Events Linda Tabe - President www.cooloolacoastcare.org.au

Coastcare, are funding a further debris clean-up in the Cooloola area, planned for early July. We will be looking for volunteers to target concentrations of debris at points along Rainbow Beach and Inskip Point. A community barbeque is planned to thank those who offer their help. More details will be published in July, or contact president@cooloolacoastcare.org.au

Some things belong on beaches, like the lovely flowers of goat’s foot convolvulus...but plastic debris doesn’t!

Early July: Marine Debris Clean-up As the wild weather and flooding continues, so too does the accumulation of rubbish on our lovely beaches. Locals have already put in a massive cleanup effort, but remnants of flood debris and large amounts of the small plastics that are particularly dangerous to birds and turtles remain. Tangaroa Blue, through the Burnett-Mary Regional Group, Gympie Landcare, and Cooloola

Saturday 6 August: Wildflowering at Cooloola 2022 In collaboration with Wild/flower Women, Cooloola Coastcare presents a day and a half of walks, talks and art workshops inspired by our fabulous local wildflowers. Registration will include field visits to wildflower sites, lunch, talks, displays, demonstrations, and a booklet of walks and wildflowers, which will be launched at the event by a representative of the Gympie and District Community Bank, who have generously supported the project. There will be workshops with artists on offer for an additional fee. Art and design work with a wildflower theme will be on display and for sale. Pricing details and tickets will be available from https://events.humanitix.com/wildflowering-atcooloola soon, or check Cooloola Coastcare and Wild/flower Women websites and Facebook for more details. The Cooloola Wildflowers and Walks booklet was published in time for the (Covid-cancelled) event last year with funding by the Gympie & District Community Bank. The excellent photos help to identify over 60 local flowering plants. Fourteen different walks in the Cooloola area are described with maps. The booklets are for sale at: • Rainbow Beach at the Post Office, Community Centre, and QPWS • Tin Can Bay at City Farm, the Post Office, and Newsagent • Gympie Gallery, MRCCC, and Gympie Landcare RBCN Editor’s note: I got one of these booklets last year and it is FABULOUS!

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Classical Music with a Twist


HE COOLOOLA Community Orchestra along with Gympie Strings performed a concert in May at the Cooloola Coast Community Complex that was more than classical music: it was all class. Latin, rock and jazz with a few classics had audience toes tapping to the beat and lip syncing to the melody. In the mix were some Eagles, the Eleanor Rigby and Yesterday by The Beatles, and even an allstrings version of Ed Sheeran’s Perfect. The show was finished on time with an ‘about time’ section with the songs Summertime, As Time Goes By, and Time After Time. If you are wanting a good time, make sure you follow the Cooloola Community Orchestra Facebook Page to catch their next performance. The power of wood, wind and string accompanied by a bass and drum kit is an experience not to be missed!

Cheeky young talents Bailey and Callum ready to rock at the Cooloola Community Orchestra concert

Chappy Ronnie Timperon

CHAT Left: The Learning Community crew clean up our local beach Right: Volunteers Shaz and Suellen assist with community hampers

Learning Community


HIS TERM, children involved in the Tuesday and Thursday programs at the Community Centre will have the opportunity to: • sew a tote bag; • tap into their creativity with Mo, our resident artist, who will be helping them create a life-sized turtle made out of recycled rubbish to stress the importance of looking after our oceans to celebrate World Oceans Day that is coming up soon; • cook up a storm making pumpkin soup and sourdough rolls; • have fun with robotics; • decorate their own Rainbow Learning t-shirt with Ze; • take a trip to the lighthouse at Double Island Point; • visit Cooloola Berries for a farm tour and icecream and the new adventure playground at Cooroy; • get into nature under the guidance of Diane from Queensland Parks & Wildlife; • learn basic first aid skills from Cindy at Hartbeat Training; • have a visit from Elaine from Gympie Bunnings; • and hopefully catch some fish which we have been wanting to do since the beginning of last term! We have a wonderful group of young people attending the Learning Community and it is great to see them getting along so well, despite the difference in their ages. This article was sent to me by a mother of one of the children: “It’s a funny old world, isn’t it? For thousands of years, humans lived, worked, played and learned in groups of various ages. A child was just as likely to spend time with his grandmother, as he was to be in the company of a younger child. What was odd, was finding anyone spending most of their time exclusively with their peer age group. And then, the modern education system, being wise and efficient, sorted children into classrooms

based on age. This way all nine-yearolds could learn at a nine-year-old’s level. Only, not all nine-year-olds learn at the same pace. Some might be better suited with the seven-yearolds in maths or the thirteen-yearolds in English. Some may still want to play imaginary games at recess, while others have grown too mature for such trivialities. This classroom thinking has leaked into every area of our lives. The idea that children should only play with others of their own age, is a very recent one. When viewed through a different lens it seems odd. Consider that after reaching adulthood our friends begin to spread out over a variety of ages. One of my greatest joys is seeing the different ages at our Wild+Free outings playing together. Big teens helping toddlers cross creeks, small people having a voice even with the older children.

There is no hierarchy, just children playing. The older children show the little ones how to construct leanto forts. The smaller children point out mushrooms and insects and everyone oohs and ahhs. They are an organic community. Similar interests unite them into friendships, not age brackets. The benefits for all are wonderful. Older kids have the freedom to tarry in childhood a bit longer. Younger kids have a wise companion to help and teach them. Older children benefit from the responsibilities of leadership and nurturing. Young ones benefit from the attention and care of “the big kids”. What a beautiful childhood for all.”

Community Bush Dance Have you ever been to a bush dance? They are great fun for the whole family and you don’t need to know the moves as the caller will lead you through what you need to do at the start of each new song! Come along and meet the families involved in the Rainbow Beach Learning Community at our Bush Dance on Saturday 25 June from 5-9pm at the Community Centre. Entertainment will be provided by band ‘Flashjack’ that plays Celtic and traditional Australian music. Early bird tickets will be for sale up until 10 June at $15 for adults, $40 for a family of 2 adults and children under 15, $10 for children over 15, with children under 2 FOC. After 10 June,

tickets will cost $20 for adults, $50 for a family of 2 adults and children under 15, $15 for children over 15 with children under 2 FOC. Soups, stews, and grazing boxes will be for sale from 5pm with the bush dance starting at 6pm. You can preorder a $15 grazing box for 2-3 people or a $25 grazing box for 4-6 people when you purchase your tickets that are available from Rainbow Fruits. All tickets include a delicious supper that will be served from 8pm. You can also contact Tyla on 0432 651 722 to purchase tickets. Leading up to the bush dance, families are invited to create a scarecrow that will form part of the decorations on the night with a People’s Choice Award for the most popular entry.

Community Pantry Hampers are being provided for 30 local families with supplies from Foodbank in Brisbane being transported to Gympie by McClintock’s Transport. Visit our new Facebook page www. fa c e b o o k .c o m/Ra i n b ow -B e a c h Community-Pantry if you would like to register for a hamper that includes fresh fruit and veggies and pantry items. Hampers can be picked up on Thursday mornings from the Community Centre car park. Please contact Ronnie on 0413 135 867 if you would like to be added to the list.

The Rainbow Beach Learning Community Group after a magical walk to Lake Poona SHINING A LIGHT ON THE COOLOOLA COAST


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Smiley Mick Electrical

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Earth First Electrical

0421 245 260

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Cherry Picker

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Rainbow Beach Auto Electrics

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BOQ Gympie

0439 713 789

Mini Backhoe Hire

0418 184 966

0418 820 892


5482 6500

Functions & Hall Hire Furniture

Cooloola Coast Bedding & Furniture


Bayside Barbers

0403 435 369

Building & Excavations Bob the Builder

0417 728 510

KJ Homes

0427 136 571

Hall Homes Killer Excavations

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John Madill Toyota

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Lighthouse Glass and Aluminium

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Health Providers

0456 783 023

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In-Home Care

0473 408 359 5301 9340

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Plasterer Garry Thompson

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Jeff Hogues Plumbing

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0458 259 418

Cooloola Coast Realty

5486 3411

Michelle Agnew C21

0428 585 175

Paul Downman C21

0407 181 404

Rainbow Beach Realty

5486 3900

0400 657 797

Safety Supplies

5488 0601


Rainbow Beach Safety Supplies

0492 045 405

5486 2887

Storage 4rent4sale Storage Sheds

5486 4577

Cooloola Tin Can Mini Storage

1300 727 025



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Rainbow Beach Hardware, Fishing & Camping

Gympie Cooloola Pet Resort


5486 2000 5486 3444

Taxi Service

0411 072 379

Training All States Training

07 4123 0415

5483 5364

0418 729 474 1800 555 777


Rainbow Beach Rustproofing and Mechanical

Rainbow Beach Service Centre and Towing

ESSENTIAL SERVICES SES Flood/Storm Damage . . . . . . . . . 132 500 SES - Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 3314 SES - Tin Can Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 4604

0409 86 86 86

0412 641 743

Slater + Gordon Lawyers

0447 275 673

Looney’s Labour

Legal Services/ Solicitor

5482 7688


Real Estate

0407 828 881

5481 2846

Rainbow Beach Chiropractic

Channon and Lawrence Dental

Handiest Handyman

0427 585 663

5353 1000

5486 8686

5371 5689

0439 089 238

Kennels and Catteries

Rainbow Beach General Practice

Beach to Bay Pest Management

Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach Signs



5482 2737

Tin Can Bay Community Church Op Shop 5486 2055


Gas Supplies

Graphic Design

Car Dealers


5486 3355

Garden Supplies

Glass and Aluminium 5488 0443

Op Shop

Pest Control

Rainbow Beach Community Centre



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Auto Electrics

Rainbow Naturals


5486 3228 5486 8555

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Rural Fires Neerdie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0400 865 132 QPWS Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 9900 QPWS Tewantin (7 days) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5449 7792 Gympie Regional Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1300 307 800 HOSPITAL Gympie Hospital & Community Health . . . . . . 5489 8690 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 (Rainbow Beach) . . . . . . . . . . .0407 95 4678 HAMMOND, Judith (Cooloola Cove) . . . . . . . 0418 774 808 Library - Tin Can Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 4355 Library - Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 3705

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Legal Services/ Solicitor


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

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




World Environment Day


CCCLDMSG quarterly meeting, Cooloola Cove Veterans & Community Hall Starting 9.30am. Contact Terry Steele on 0439 862 264

22-24 CC Art Group annual art show at TCB Country Club. Entry forms available from the Country Club or email cooloolacoastartgroup.com. More info: contact Kerri 0438 803 990


World Oceans Day


Book Talk with Janet Lee, RB Library 10-11am, Join author Janet Lee as she discusses her novel The Killing of Louisa. Bookings essential 5486 3705

4&5 Cooloola Cup (rescheduled)


Meals On Wheels Community Open Day, 9am-12pm, TCB Community Centre


Dance with a difference - old time favourites. TCB RSL Hall. $10 entry. Bring a plate to share.




CCYAP Winter Wonderland Disco, Emperor St Community Hall TCB, Under 6s 4-5pm, all ages 5-7pm, high school age only 7-8pm. Gold coin entry. Lucky dip, games, prizes.




10am Tin Can Bay Art Group, TCB Library

14/7-27/8 Du Rietz Art Awards exhibition viewing, Gympie Regional Gallery


Dance Medley 7.30-11.30pm, TCB RSL Hall. $10 entry per person. Bring a plate to share. Raffle, lucky door prize, Monte Carlo.

August 6

Wildflowering at Cooloola 2022 - a day and a half of walks, talks, art workshops inspired by our local wildflowers. See Cooloola Coastcare or Wild/flower Women FB pages for details.

21-27 RB Family Fishing Classic & Expo, contact 5486 3191 fish@rainbowsportsclub.com.au

Weekly (many are term time only)

Free kids fishing day by TCB Fishing Club, 8am to 1pm, Norman Point Kids Playground Area TCB, contact 0437 242 171 or tcbfishingclub@bigpond.com


RB Community Bush Dance 5-9pm, RB Community Centre Hall, early bird tickets $15 adults $40 families $10 children Info: Tyla 0432 651 722


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

9am Heart Foundation Wheelie Walking Group Cooloola Cove, Judy 5486 2181 9am Macrame, Men’s Shed, Carole: 0437 880 438


Middle Eastern Movement class by Soul from the Belly, Emperor St Community Hall TCB. Early session 1-2pm, evening session 5.30-6.30pm. First class free. Book by calling Jess on 0411 218 254


Family Fun Morning, RB Library 10am-12pm. Bookings essential 5486 3705


TBA Marine Debris Clean-up at Rainbow Beach and Inskip Point, community BBQ afterwards to thank volunteers, date to be confirmed (will be held early July) or contact president@ cooloolacoastcare.org.au

9am Painting for beginners, Tuncunba Hall, Tin Can Bay, Kerri 0438 803 990

2nd Monday - 1.30 – 3.30pm Life Drawing with model,Tuncunba Hall, Tin Can Bay, Robyn 0419 663 271 10.30-11am First Five Forever Storytime (0-5 years) at RB Library. Bookings essential: 5486 3705

Cooloola Dragon Boat Club Regatta, TCB Yacht Club

2nd & 4th Nibbles & Giggles at Goomeri Library, social get together to chat over a cuppa, 10am ph: 4168 4340

Free kids fishing day by TCB Fishing Club, 8am to 1pm, Norman Point Kids Playground Area TCB, contact 0437 242 171 or tcbfishingclub@bigpond.com

Fri 3 Fri 3 Sat 4 Sat 4 Fri 10 Fri 10 Sat 11 Fri 17 Fri 17 Sat 18 Fri 24 Fri 24 Sat 25 Sat 25


8.30am Kindy Linq, RB School Library 9am – 12 Noon, MEN ONLY morning, TCB Community & Men’s Shed, Paul Boulton 0437 007 911 9am TCB Quilters, TCB Community Centre, President Louise Hanks 0488 951 881 9am Drawing & Pastel group all levels, tutoring for beginners, Tuncunba Hall, Tin Can Bay, Kerri 0438 803 990

June Live Entertainment Guide 7pm 7.30pm 6pm 7pm 7pm 7.30pm 7pm 7pm 7.30pm 7pm 7pm 7.30pm 6pm 7pm

TCB Country Club RB Sports Club TCB Country Club RB Sports Club TCB Country Club RB Sports Club RB Sports Club TCB Country Club RB Sports Club RB Sports Club TCB Country Club RB Sports Club TCB Country Club RB Sports Club

8am Table Tennis, RB Community Hall, $2, all levels welcome 8.30am Kindy Linq, RB School Library 9.30am Cooloola Card Makers, TCB Library 3-4pm Coolabay Choir, CC Vets’ Hall, Pam: 0427 180 649 3.30-4.45pm Robotics Thursday, Gympie Library, bookings not necessary (but space is limited)

Thursday 8am Social tennis, $3, RB Sports Club, all welcome, Chris: 0417 605 484 9am – 12 Noon, MEN ONLY morning, TCB Community & Men’s Shed, Paul Boulton 0437 007 911 9.30am First Five Forever Storytime (0-5 yrs), TCB Library 9.30am Bingo for Local Ambulance Committee, TCB Country Club 1pm Computer/IT/Phone, The Shed, bookings to Paul: 0437 007 911 2.30pm Dragon Boating every Thursday, Sandra: 0402 352 756 3.30pm Robotics for kids, Gympie Library


1st Friday - Drop-in Sausage Sizzle, Tin Can Bay RSL, 11.30am to 1.30pm



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

Tuesday 2nd Tuesday - Veterans and Community Morning Tea, Tin Can Bay RSL, from 10am

Holiday Craft Bar, RB Library 3-4pm. Free craft activities, suitable for ages 3-12. Bookings essential 5486 3705


1st & 3rd Rainbow Beach Art Group, RB Library 10am, phone 5486 3705 for more information

Nature Rubbing Diorama, TCB Library 10-11am. Suitable for ages 5-12. Bookings essential 5486 4355


2-4pm Book a librarian, TCB Library

11am -12.30pm Book a librarian, RB Library


4-8 Holiday Craft Bar, TCB Library 11am-12pm. Free craft activities, suitable for ages 3-12. Bookings essential 5486 4355

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

8.30am Playgroup, RB School Library

27-1/7 Holiday Craft Bar, TCB Library 11am-12pm. Free craft activities, suitable for ages 3-12. Bookings essential 5486 4355 Holiday Craft Bar, RB Library 3-4pm. Free craft activities, suitable for ages 3-12. Bookings essential 5486 3705

11am-12pm English Conversation Group, come along to make new friends and improve your English, Gympie Library, bookings not needed

Uncle Salty Scott Astill GB Fox TBA Graeme Jensen Joel Mak Just Jen Code 3 Eleven Graeme Jensen Allan Gumm Blues Burners Cool Lula Shades Duo Maria Whittaker

3rd Friday - Writing Fridays at Gympie Library join other writers in practicing and honing your literary skills, 10am-12pm, phone 5481 0859 for more information and to book 4th Friday Community catch up at RB Hall, 8am 9am Heart Foundation Wheelie Walking Group Cooloola Cove, Judy 5486 2181 9am-12pm Chess/Rummykub at TCB Community & Men’s Shed, gold coin for morning tea, no need to book 2.30-4pm Book a librarian, TCB Library 3.30-4.30pm Tinker Table STEAM Makerspace, Gympie Library, bookings not necessary

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 2.30pm Little Athletics, TCB School oval, Jess: 0411 218 254


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

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

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IT’S ORIGIN TIME! Crikey, nearly halfway through the year already - and not a lockdown in sight. Not ll monkeypox hits our shores anyway. Let’s see where that one takes us. Let’s hope it is all just a massive exaggera on. Not sure any of us can survive more lockdowns, mandates, masks, forced jabs etc etc etc. So much for “it never rains in Rainbow”. We s ll got off lightly compared to everywhere around us, but I can’t remember a soggier May in this area, what do you think? Climate change….?! Here comes the recession, the rise in interest rates already causing havoc, plenty of mortgages won’t be sustainable, cost of living going up up UP. That is why we are so lucky to have such a suppor ve community - when you buy local, the money stays local so you end up directly contribu ng to the local economy. The more you support local businesses, the more jobs will be created and the be�er off our town will be. You are directly helping your neighbours, your friends, your community. Keep it local and everyone is be�er off.

Now that the Kiwi teams are back in the rugby comp the Reds aren’t looking so hot - currently at seven out of twelve on the table and have lost to all four NZ teams they have played. Another finals win is not looking likely! Cowboys and Broncos are con nuing their strong form, with the Cowboys si�ng in third place and the Broncos si�ng in fi�h. But the poor old Titans aren’t doing quite so well and are languishing at 4th from the bo�om. And in other NRL news…it’s State of Origin me! Woooo! Let’s hope the Maroons can reverse last year’s result and bring home the big win. Put these dates in your calendar: JUNE 8 SYDNEY JUNE 26 PERTH (makes no sense to me either) JULY 13 BRISBANE QUEENSLANDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sports report me! Let’s head overseas first - the NBA playoffs are star ng to get to the business end of proceedings with the final commencing in early June. I don’t even think you need to care about basketball to enjoy the spectacle of the finals. The second Grand Slam of the year has commenced with the French Open in full swing. I’ve got my money on good old Novax Djokovic but Nadal is always a threat on clay. Back in the land of Oz: The Lions are si�ng in second in the AFL and are looking like a strong contender for the tle this year. Suns are struggling though, with only four wins so far and at twel�h on the table.

Dinner is sorted! Pop in and grab a delicious ready-made soup then swing by our deli counter.