Rainbow Beach Community News May 2021

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May 2021 • Vol 24 • Issue 5

Good on you, Mum!

IN THIS ISSUE... • Business owner homeless • Permanent campfire bans on Teewah • Find out where to volunteer

These lovely mums and littlies enjoyed the Community Catch Up at the Rainbow Beach Community Centre, held the fourth Friday of the month. May 9 is Mother’s Day, there are morning teas, high teas and more for mums this month - check out page 4. Most importantly, remember your mum/step mum/foster mum or that significant mother figure in your life on the day!

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HE LAST WEEKS of autumn will be a walking month for me, I’ve just this minute, signed up for The May 50K. I’ll be walking at least 50K this month which is probably close to what I normally do, but…

Locals have another long weekend, thanks to the Gympie Show. Forage hosts a smorgasbord of foodie fun, and I’m looking forward to checking out some farms, the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival or a long lunch!

The mums involved have planned a 15km walk to Inskip Point on May 16. ‘The Sandy Soles of Rainbow’ have raised $2671 so far, if you’d like to donate to the group for multiple sclerosis, themay50k.org is the place to visit.

I have handpicked a full page of ‘Creative Cuts’ - events for artists, bookworms and music lovers, plus wrap up coastal Under 5 activities to keep mums (as well as dads and carers) happy.

So, I’ll be training! No doubt with lots of calorie burn and laughs along the way. I know I say it a lot, but we are lucky to live in this walker’s paradise. It is a delight, and no surprise we were nominated as a Tourist Top Town. Plus I am sure I wasn’t the only one this year, who simply appreciated that public commemoration of ANZAC Day was an option in 2021. Well done to our RSL Sub Branches for their touching services. This month there are a whole lot of events happening - the Bay to Bay, Cooloola Farm Trail, Rosella Festival and Warbirds was on the long weekend, with a Volunteer Expo, cultural awareness training and a kids’ fishing clinic coming up - they learn to catch live bait!

We’re so sorry to hear the stresses families are going through finding somewhere to live on the Cooloola Coast. Our housing article investigates some of the strategies to make more houses available for people to live and work here. I’m thinking, too, of all the mums and family members missing each other, or where May 9 could be a day of sorrow and memories. To my dearest mum, Pat and ‘bestest’ mother-in-law, Judy - you are loved. You are two dynamos who inspire your family every day. To all mums and mother figures, Happy Mother’s Day!



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OUSING WAS DISCUSSED at last month’s Rainbow Beach Commerce and Tourism (RBCT) meeting, with more questions raised than answers. There are no permanent rental properties available. Businesses can’t fill job positions, because there is nowhere for new employees to live. Now, even employers are struggling to find a home. It was of great concern that RBCT Treasurer, Andrew Kingsley, had until May 12 to find rental accommodation. Andrew, owner of Rainbow Beach Fruit, said, “We’re stressed, we’ve got four kids, and it’s the unknown. We can’t find anywhere to live - it is difficult. I’ve got to keep the business.”

If Andrew and wife Annie have no alternative but to move to Gympie, pickings are slim. “Out of seven real estate agents, there were two houses for us. With 15 people applying for one. We have to wait and see.” He said real estate agents in Rainbow Beach only have small units, which is not ideal for four teenagers! “They’re doing everything they can, trying to get holiday lets into permanent rentals. You understand why homeowners are holiday renting, you make better money out of it,” said Andrew. The RBCT executive have been in discussion with the Chamber of Commerce Institute of Queensland regarding private AirBnB accommodation, and urge council to adopt initiatives from Noosa and Byron Bay. The town cannot house enough workers to service tourists. Families are leaving town

Andrew Kingsley from Rainbow Beach Fruit is hopeful of finding a home for his family and says something must be done about the housing on the Cooloola Coast

because there is no accommodation - school numbers have decreased. Lack of housing is eroding our community. The situation is unsustainable. After the Queensland government deferred its plans for a state-wide framework to manage short-stay letting, Noosa Council has proposed a new local law. It opened for comment April 9, with submissions by May 14, and includes: • Code of conduct for guest behaviour e.g. noise, light spill, vehicle storage, pets, waste, etc. • Minimum safety standards for guests • Regulate ongoing operation of short stay letting and home hosted accommodation • One-off application and annual renewal for a premises • Exemptions for visitor only areas: hotels, motels, backpacker accommodation, etc. and • Local contact person to manage a short stay let premises, inform guests of the code of conduct, be available 24/7, be located within 20 minutes travel, respond to complaints within 30 minutes and keep a register of complaints. Last month, NSW Government announced a policy with new definitions of accommodation, and provisions like fire safety standards for dwellings, penalties and tracking the day limits. This will take effect November 1, 2021. They acknowledge that Short Term Rental Accommodation (STRA) is often facilitated through online booking platforms such as Stayz, Airbnb and Booking.com. RBCT members discussed a critical point: if holiday home owners swap management from online platforms to real estate agents, there will still be a housing shortage. In fact, even if new land is available, like the Golf Course development, how

The town cannot house enough workers to service tourists. Families are leaving town because there is no accommodation ...

do we know any of it will be available for permanent rent? In 2011, Byron Shire in NSW gave incentives to encourage more housing; and worked with the community to ensure housing is provided to permanent residents. Council decided to exempt certain secondary dwellings from development contributions. However, the exemption was only for dwellings which provided a home for permanent residents and consents were conditioned to restrict tourist and visitor accommodation. They recognised that in addition to complaints about holiday letting, an important impact is housing affordability and stock, because houses are purchased for holiday letting alone, decreasing rental availability. Byron Shire also restricts ‘tourist and visitor accommodation’ to certain zones, and has prohibited it in residential areas. More recently, Byron Council resolved to enforce action on owners who use their property for tourism purposes, acting outside their development consent. In the Gympie Region, Council cannot control housing prices, but perhaps some of the learnings and policies from other holiday hot spots like Noosa and Byron Bay could assist locals. Andrew agrees, “I’d like to see Council put a cap on AirBnB and holiday rentals. I don’t know if it would help - but the only solution is through the government or council.” Some strategies for holiday letting: • Applications and annual reviews • Local contact person to manage • Fire and safety standards • Guest code of conduct • Development incentives • No holiday letting in residential zones


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Mums Playgroup morning tea

Secretary of the Tin Can Bay Lions Club, Ilse Storrie, invites you to a morning tea at Cathy House, 44 Toolara Street, Tin Can Bay on Friday May 7 called Honouring Mums. Starting at 10am and a $10 entry with a lucky door prize, they invite you to bring your prettiest mug or cup and there will be a prize for that as well. There is still time to enter the Lions Club Mother’s Day raffle with perfume, bath salts, chocolate almonds, a handbag, a special Mum’s pillow plus Drambuie and glasses. There is also a second prize, with third prize a beautiful fresh flower bouquet. The winners will be drawn at the morning tea. RSVP by May 5 by email tincanbaylions@gmail. com or call/text Ilse: 0433 561 106.

Always a lovely morning, the Rainbow Beach Church Family are spoiling mums at their special Playgroup Mothers’ Day Morning Tea. It’s on at the Rainbow Beach School library, from 9.45am on Thursday May 6. There will be open arms for baby cuddles, so mums can chat, sip and taste the scrumptious homemade treats brought along! All welcome.

Posies and lunch Rainbow Beach Sports Club has a special Mother’s Day Lunch menu. Book now, because the first ten Mother’s Day reservations will receive a beautiful flower posy from our favourite local florist, Kelly Fredline! Isn’t that a lovely gift for your mum? You can also check out the new winter menu whilst you are there.

A high tea Your mum can enjoy a fabulous high tea! There’s barista-made coffee or tea, glass of bubbles, ribbon sandwiches, smoked salmon and cream cheese blini, and a selection of station-made sweets. It’s on 11am to 12.30pm on May 9 and bookings are essential: maryvalleyrattler.com.au

Remember: Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9 Isle Storrie shows off the prizes for the Tin Can Bay Lions Club Mother’s Day raffle

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10 Mother’s Day Gifts for under $10 1. A perfect gift for locals and visitors - try a “How good is living” stubby holder from 7th Wave. 2. Tea cups, coasters, soaps and more at Cooloola Coast Furniture and Gifts. 3. Chocolates from the Rainbow Beach or Tin Can Bay IGA. 4. A delicious cake from Ed’s Beach Bakery or salami made by Tin Can Bay Butchers. 5. Shout mum a drink or a coffee at the Surf Club, Country Club, The Deck at Sea Salt, Arcobaleno on the Beach, Marina Bar and Grill, or Soul Food. 6. You’ll always find a bargain at Vinnies - pick mum up a book, puzzle or bric-a brac. 7. If Mum likes to fish - try a lure or bait from The Chandlery, Gardiner Fisheries or Rainbow Beach Fishing and Camping. 8. How about seedlings and seeds from Mitre 10 Cooloola for a gardening mum? 9. The Rainbow Beach markets are on May 8, so pop down in the morning because there is so much to choose from: candles, plants, gems, craft and second-hand finds! 10. Lip gloss, nail polish and lots of pretties are at Rainbow Beach Pharmacy. Plus their lovely team will gift wrap!




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HIS IS A question we see a lot at the Community News. If you have a group on the Cooloola Coast that can help lighten the load for mums, dads and caregivers with a regular network or group, please let us know.

Mondays First Five Forever Storytime is at now 10.30am on Mondays at Rainbow Beach Library, combining all ages under 5 and their parents/caregiver at Rainbow Beach Library. This is an interactive program with a focus on fun. Bookings are essential: 5486 3705

Tuesdays and Wednesdays Amanda Schier and son Beau have a cuddle at First Five Forever, Rainbow Beach Library

KindyLinQ is an early learning program for three- and four-year-old children who attend with a parent/caregiver. Rainbow Beach is one of the fortunate schools across Queensland to host KindyLinQ - it’s on every Tuesday and Wednesday during school terms, from 9am to 11am. The free sessions are for parents/caregivers to attend with their child and engage in play activities together. It is not compulsory, you attend when you like, and aims to support children’s learning, development and engagement prior to starting school. Please bring a hat, water bottle and midmorning snack. If you have any questions please contact Rainbow Beach State School on 5486 9333 or drop in and say hello.


Riah plays with mum Shae at Rainbow Beach Playgroup

Rainbow Beach Playgroup is a friendly group of littlies, mothers, fathers, grandparents and carers who welcome everyone to play, laugh, read and sing.

In your child’s early years, playgroup is an ideal introduction to learning through play and it’s a great opportunity for you to meet other parents, socialise and make friends with like-minded people. Playgroup provides a relaxed introduction to the school, allowing the children to feel comfortable and familiar with the environment. Rainbow Beach playgroup meet from 8.30am until about 10.30am on Thursdays at the Rainbow Beach State School library. For more information, call the school office on 5486 9333. First 5 Forever Storytime at Tin Can Bay Library is on 9.30 to 10am every Thursday. The group loves to catch up outdoors - and provides a relaxed atmosphere with a focus on fun for children up to five years of age and their caregivers. Bookings are essential: 5486 4355

What about Tin Can Bay Playgroup? Tin Can Bay has a wonderful playgroup building on the corner of Bream and Emperor Streets. For years, the group has met on Tuesday mornings, with a $2 per visit - at the moment they are closed until a Playgroup Coordinator volunteers. As parents help pack it up and clean up afterwards, and there are no formal or prepared activities, this role simply involves opening and closing the building, plus greeting parents. This fun, casual-based playgroup has a great fenced outdoor area, and play equipment, too. Parents can connect with others and children can play safely. It would be wonderful to see it open again - please contact Playgroup Queensland on 1800 171 882 to find out more, or visit: playgroupqld.com.au

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Rainbow Beach is a Top Small Tourism Town Awards finalist!

Skatepark is looking good!


AINBOW BEACH was nominated for a new QTIC’s Tourism Award that recognise and reward towns with an amazing visitor experience, who collaborate and are committed to encourage tourism and increased visitation. How many other towns with a population of 1100 have driven TV campaigns and even organised their own publication into New Zealand? Thanks should go to every town representative who has attended camping and travel expos, organised and promoted events and worked tirelessly to put us on the map. Said Andrew Saunders from Gympie Regional Council: “I believe Rainbow has a great chance and it will be a reward for all of you, for years of product development and work building the destination into one that even Tourism Australia and TEQ recognise as a great tourism town.” Members from Rainbow Beach Commerce and Tourism also contributed to the application with council, and agreed that the nomination alone was great publicity. Our competitors, with a population below 5,000, include Georgetown, Airlie Beach, Richmond, Karumba, Kuranda, Winton, Agnes Water-1770, Yungaburra, Quilpie, Mount Morgan, Longreach, Cunnamulla, Boonah, St George, Ingham, Orchid Beach, Canungra, Montville, Woodford, Eumundi and Thargomindah. The winner will receive a trophy, recognition and promotion plus a $7,500 Tourism Consultancy and Development Package provided by The Tourism Group, electronic logo, town signage artwork and represent Queensland for Australia’s Top Small Tourism Town. Winners are determined 30% by an industry panel and a 70% by public vote. We’ll find out in May - good luck, Rainbow!

Dylan Simpson and Michael Ditton from Gympie Regional Council were finalising the new paths, entry and car park at the swish new Cooloola Cove Skatepark, at Billabong Park near the Shopping Centre - great to see a basketball half court, too!

Sign a Petition for Road Safety


ONY STEWART has been lobbying government for years to improve our roads. With the assistance of Tony Perrett MP, a petition was released just prior to Easter. Called the ‘State controlled road safety issue - Gympie to Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach’ it states: Statistics show this road is the second most dangerous road in Wide Bay, marginally behind the Bruce Highway. There have been 14 deaths between 2011 and 2018 and 312 crashes between 2001 and 2019, equating to one crash every three weeks. Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to ensure the upgrade of the road from Gympie to Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach and to provide a proper and safe passage for residents and tourists as a matter of urgency. Sign here: parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-assembly/petitions/petitiondetails?id=3511 Tony Stewart told RBCT members, “There were 550 e-signatures in the first three weeks, and there are around 30 clipboards in the district - like at Sam and Maureen’s at Rainbow Beach Tourist Info Centre. “Tony Perrett will be tabling the petition on October 12, the first day of sitting. He urges everyone to spread the word, “Any businesses can share the petition on their website or anyone via their social media. “Accidents have been out of hand since these statistics were printed, with more rollovers since Christmas. We’re asking for better signage, stopping bays for caravans and slow vehicles, and overtaking bays.”

Rainbow locals Pat Barone and Harvey Barkwell signed the road safety petition, Tony Stewart asks you to, as well. This E-Petition closes on September 30, 2021.

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Troy Sommerville

ROY SOMERVILLE is the new General Manager at Rainbow Beach Sports Club. The Community News hit Troy with six questions, so we can all get to know him. Make sure you say hello, when you pop into the club!

What brings you to Rainbow Beach? Who wouldn’t want to work and live in Rainbow! The opportunity came up to utilise my experience to revive the Sports Club back to its former glory. Did you have a connection to the area? I have played bowls at the Sports Club over the past eight years. My family loves the area so much that my wife organised a surprise renewing of our vows at the Sports Club last year. Where were you before Rainbow Beach? I had a break from Club land over the last couple of years and became a logistics

manager and truck driver, but my heart has always been in hospitality. What is your background with the industry? I have been part of the Club industry since I was 17. I worked as Human Resource Manager with 120 staff, to General Manager of Dapto Citizens Bowls Club for 10 years, before being approached to relocate to the Sunshine Coast to take the role of General Manager at Mooloolaba Bowls Club; then Coolum Beach Bowls Club. So nearly all of my work career has been in the Club industry, starting as a glassy and working my way through with education and training. Any plans for the club? Plans include a new winter menu with a separate lunch and dinner menu, maintain the bowls green back to health to hold competitive bowls events, as well as social

Welcome to Troy Somerville, the new General Manager at Rainbow Beach Sports Club

and barefoot. We need to give the community a reason to call in, then it’s up to us to dazzle you with everything we have to offer.

What are your hobbies? Hobbies are bowls, spending time outdoors and being a netball dad to my three daughters.

Where can you volunteer on the coast?


Tin Can Bay Meals on Wheels are one of the wonderful groups you can talk to about volunteering at the Expo on May 22 - Robyn McAndrew and Shirley Sismey about to embark on their weekly delivery to Rainbow Beach where they are looking for people who would like to receive the service

URING COVID-19, two thirds of Aussie volunteers ceased work. Volunteering has not recovered now restrictions are lifted, and this has been compounded by illness and caring responsibilities. Now demand for services has increased and more volunteers are needed, according to Volunteering Australia. To assist, a Cooloola Coast Community Volunteer Expo will be held on Saturday May 22 to the Tin Can Bay RSL Hall. Carley O’Donnell, Coordinator of the Cooloola Human Services Network said, “The Gympie Region Volunteer Centre is hosting the event for National Volunteers’ Week to celebrate volunteering in the region.” Come along between 10am and noon, and meet with over 15 local community groups who need you and your skills!

“We still want more stall holders, so please contact us!” reminded Carley. Charities, not-for-profit organisations, community groups and any other volunteer involved organisations from Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay, Cooloola Cove and all surrounding areas are invited. There will also be an Indigenous workshop and emerging elder, Aunty Lisa’s ‘Welcome to Country’; local musician, Scott Astill; a coffee van, face painting, dancing performance and free sausage sizzle with proceeds going back to the community. There are many more benefits to volunteering learning new skills, confidence, meeting new friends, having fun all whilst making a difference. So come on board - there are a diverse range of groups working for our coast, and you’ll meet them at the Expo! To find out more, please email: volunteer@chsn. org.au



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YMPIE REGION provides visitors with a unique look into how their food is produced and, more importantly, eaten. Expect a true paddock and farm, gate-to-plate experience. Here are some of the events on offer: Sundays PAELLA IN THE PADDOCK 1 - 4pm Cooloola Berries has live music, locally grown food, delicious ciders, lemonades and craft beer. Experience the flavours of yummy pancakes, waffles and scones topped with our jam and handcrafted ice-cream. Thursdays THE RATTLER TASTING TRAIN Celebrate all that our region has to offer on our historic rail motor experience on the RM76 Railmotor. Includes an on-board tasting plate and lunch at the Historic Gympie Station featuring a local seasonal menu and a beverage of your choice. May 8 FORAGE FARMS FARM TOUR 9-11am FREE Owners Stuart and Megan, along with their boys Hamish and Lachlan, will guide you around their beautiful and productive farm. Learn about regenerative farming philosophy from third generation regenerative farmers. See our chickens, pigs, sheep, cattle and Maremma dogs in action at 87 Mullaly Road, Kybong. Our family farm operation ethically produces eggs, pork, lamb and chicken, creating a new paddock-to-plate experience. May 13-15 GYMPIE SHOW Come along to our local show and enjoy thrilling rides in Sideshow Alley, marvel at the tractors, trucks, cars and farming equipment on display in Machinery Alley, and get close and personal with the animals in the animal nursery. Be amazed by show jumping, barrel racing, bull riding, cattle judging and more in the Main and Rodeo Arenas. Embrace the creative side of our community at the pavilion and don’t forget to grab a show bag!

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May 14 NEW MOON DINNER The New Moon is the start of a new period and what better way to start than with a meal celebrating fresh local produce and the pleasure that comes from coming together to eat. Drinks available for purchase on the night. New Moon dinners are a shared set menu featuring seasonal local produce. We also have a local produceinspired cocktail list! May 19 FERMENTING AND GUT HEALTH Join nutritionist, farmer and passionate fermenter Victoria Kane, for a hands-on workshop on fermentation at Kandanga. Learn about the health benefits of incorporating fermented foods into your diet, plus the do’s and don’ts of home fermentation. Cost includes lunch (with ferments of course!) and a takehome jar to kick start your own fermenting journey. May 22 TASTE OF THE MARY VALLEY Join us for a relaxed evening in Amamoor Lodge sampling many of the flavours from the Mary Valley and Gympie region. Enjoy a relaxed food service, with multi course, individual hot and cold tasting plates; informal seating, outdoors at tables or on hay bales by a fire pit under the night sky. BYO drinks. May 23 BAUPAL PARK FARM TOUR Established in 2018, this Chatsworth property has grown in reputation to produce delicious value-add products from its macadamia and organic vegetable crops.

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The farm is unique in its approach to utilising natural microbe cultures to improve yields. Come learn about natural farming - $10 per person, gates open at 10am with the farm tour from 11am. May 27-30 GOOMERI PUMPKIN FESTIVAL Celebrating its 25th birthday, one of the quirkiest festivals in Queensland grows the small town of Goomeri; a population of 650, to well over 18,000! Dedicated to all things pumpkin, this festival showcases a variety of stallholders, food vans, artists, celebrated chefs and the unmissable Great Australian Pumpkin Roll™ down Policeman’s Hill. You’ll be entertained from dawn to dusk. May 28 FRIDAY LONG LUNCH FRIDAY Join us for a relaxed two-course lunch where everything you eat is local. Learn more about the producers in the Mary Valley region while you eat the fruits of their labour! At the Kandanga Farm Store we focus on organic and regenerative farming and we love to showcase our local producer customers who farm this way. May 29 GRAZING IN GOOMERI DINNER UNDER THE STARS A night of gastronomic food experiences, celebrating everything we value about living in the bush. Enjoy food from local producers, prepared by local catering company Beauty and the Beard Eats and Events, at Boonara Homestead. Bar available, hosting local wineries at this long table event. An initiative of Gympie Regional Council, find out about prices, times and what to bring at: visitgympieregion.com.au

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AINBOW BEACH Amateur Anglers ran a Junior Fishing Clinic for local and holidaying children, and the good news is more activities are planned. Our next event will be kicking off at 8am on Saturday May 22 at Inskip Point. This practical session will focus on how to catch fresh local bait and a few strategies for fishing with soft plastics. The two-hour holiday clinic was run by Steve Bennett, Junior Mentor, and local fishing guru Drew Gardiner, President of the Club, with a large group of our juniors turning out for a morning of fun fishing activities. Our budding anglers enjoyed the practical sessions on how to tie fishing knots and participated in a beach fishing education session where they learnt the ins and outs, different species of fish to target and the bait to use to entice fish onto their lines. The clinic finished on a high with a Casting Competition - the casting accuracy of Libby Bennett (Juniors) and Riley Wheeler (Seniors) earnt them an ALVEY Reel prize pack! Overall, it was a great morning with an abundance of tips and hints shared and, judging by the smile on the faces, a fun time was had by all. Thanks to ALVEY Reels and Gardiner Fisheries for sponsorship and a sample bag of fishing goodies for each participant, and Drew Gardiner for sharing his wealth of knowledge with our next generation. We look forward to seeing our budding young anglers joining with representatives from ALVEY on May 22! Hope to see you there.

Fun landing their lure closest to the bucket - kids, come to the next Fishing Clinic on May 22

Campfires banned at Teewah Beach indefinitely


PROHIBITION on fires has been in place in the Cooloola Recreation Area since December 7, 2020, a Department of Environment and Science spokesperson has advised. The Cooloola Recreation Area includes Noosa North Shore, Upper Noosa River, Teewah Beach and Rainbow Beach. The ban was implemented to help protect visitors, reduce the risk of bushfires, reduce the incidence of people being exposed to the dangers of campfires covered with sand, and prevent visitors burning inappropriate things in campfires. Following an ecological assessment of bushfire impacts from the 2019/20

bushfires and an assessment of the K’gari bushfire, the current ban on campfires will continue indefinitely within the Cooloola Recreation Area. The ban includes all fires that are not fully self-contained, such as open campfires, fires in drums and other open containers where the fire can escape or cause ember drift. Gas barbecues can be used. There is a history of escaped campfires in the Cooloola Recreation Area causing bushfires, which are difficult to control in the coastal heath vegetation and high dune terrain. Since mid-2017, four bushfires have burned through 15,000 hectares at Teewah

Beach, which has caused serious damage to the national park’s natural and cultural values and left the coastal region prone to land slips. On the spot fines of $667 can be issued to people who light fires while camping or visiting the Cooloola Recreation Area. Campfires are permitted in the Inskip Point Recreation Area in accordance with all local directions for that area. Cooking and heating appliances that meet the below requirements are permitted at Teewah Beach: • The appliance must use only manufactured fuel. Manufactured fuel does not include timber or wood.

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


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Tin Can Bay Right: In Tin Can Bay, the Last Post was performed by Steven Rigney, who is the Year 5 teacher at Tin Can Bay School Left: Veterans march at Tin Can Bay Below left: The Laying of the Wreaths Below right: Officer in Charge, Sergeant Mick Bazzo pays his respects on behalf of Tin Can Bay Police Tin Can Bay Images courtesy of Jess Milne

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Above: Reverend Joe leads the community in prayer, with RSL Sub Branch President Greg Walker conducting our ANZAC Day service

Baylee Francis and Primary Captain Amalia Bull represented Victory School at the Rainbow Beach wreath laying

Right: Rainbow Beach school choir performed beautifully at the service, with Choir Master, Cherie Mason

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Above: Veterans march at Rainbow Beach Left: Flying Officer Jacob Mostert from Amberley 1 Squadron, Peter Rackley from Cooloola Cove who served on 9 Squadron RAAF and Len Vickery from Tin Can Bay, a National Service Veteran

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ASTER HAS COME and gone, but not without again leaving us a little disappointed. The weather was relentlessly unkind to the holiday makers and many were deterred and simply did not come. Those that did were generally well behaved. Police, as you may have noticed, were out in force over the holiday period. Our main focus was road safety, and yes, that did include the beach. General Duty and Road Policing Officers

from Tin Can Bay, Rainbow Beach, Sunshine Coast, Gympie and Maryborough all played a part in our Easter Operation. The operation focused on the four-day long weekend, with over 1600 RBT being conducted, resulting in three drink driving offenders; 81 random drug tests identified 6 offenders, and 117 traffic infringement notices issued for offences ranging from speeding to defective vehicles. Other offences, including drug offences, have seen a number of persons given

notices for court appearances. Our main focus for the weekend was to keep the roads safe and free from trauma. For our area, we did succeed in this task, but it was still disappointing to see the high level of traffic violations. School is back. Please, for the safety of our little ones, be observant of the times and speed limits in and around schools and school zones. Road safety is the responsibility of each and every road user and police make no apologies for enforcing



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L LO C A SUA RIN A L I T TO R A L IS” (commonly known as “Black Sheoak”) is an endemic medium-sized tree and is named for its growth near the coast, and will grow inland. It has fine soft needles which make a lovely sighing noise in winds. This tree boasts showy red flowers in spring. The Allocasuarina tolerates frost and a wide range of soils except soggy soils. It likes part shade to full sun, with birds and butterflies loving it. COVID-19 is going to be ever present in our lives for a while, but we are trying our best to live within the boundaries.

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the road rules to keep our community safe. Other recent events included ANZAC Day and the Labour Day long weekend. More long weekends are just around the corner. Again, Police will be out in force patrolling the division, targeting traffic offences and bad behaviour. If you are planning any celebrations, be considerate of your neighbours. Not everyone has the time off. Enjoy yourself but keep it within reason. That’s it for this time round. Be safe.

from 1pm to 4pm at the Rainbow Beach OOLOOLA COASTCARE acknowledges Community Hall. the Traditional Owners of Country on The workshop will be run by Butchulla which we live and work and their ongoing community education trainer Jade Gould, connection to land and sea country in the for Coastcare members and guests. Cooloola region. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Recent Native Title determinations residents of Cooloola Coast are most confirm that Rainbow Beach is located on welcome to attend. Butchulla country and that Tin Can Bay Coastcare members will also be offered and Cooloola Cove are part of Kabi Kabi Ÿ Is the technician fully qualified & an licensed? online cultural training experience country. Tribal Link, an indigenous business understand what this means for our &with ŸTo Has your room been measured sized correctly? run by Kabi Kabi Native Title claimants. projects, Coastcare is offering members Ÿ guests Have an you seen anytorecent work from the installer? Members can train online at home or at and opportunity learn more a support face-to-face about our own First Nations people,ongoing their Ÿ Can the installer provide & workshop service?on Saturday June 5 at the Cooloola Cove Vietnam Vets Hall. cultures and the ways they care for the Ÿ Will the installer use premium products, provide quality Find out more: cooloolacoastcare.org. Cooloola Coast. leave the clean & tidy? or register with Fiona au/projects/rap Onworkmanship May 22, Cooloola& Coastcare willjobsite host on 0423 344 316. a Ÿthree-hour cultural awareness workshop Does the installer know the local Hawthorne area & environmental conditions? These opportunities are funded by a Gympie Regional Council Community Grant.

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We also thank: Woolworths Cooloola Cove; Ed’s Beach Bakery; Creme de la Creme; Rainbow Beach Post Office; Rainbow Beach Hardware; Rainbow Beach IGA; Arcobaleno on the Beach; Soul Food Cafe; Inspire Home, Body and Health; Rainbow Beach Pizza; Events in Bell Tents; McDonalds Gympie; Rainbow Beach Tourist Centre; Love Rainbow Beach and Powers Design Ad. Many are saying that it would be great if this could be an annual event, so keep an eye out for the next one.

HE 2021 RAINBOW BEACH Sandcastle Competition was held on a glorious sunny morning after a week of intermittent heavy rain. Arron from Sandshapers of Noosa had an amazing sandcastle creation well underway, thanks to The Deck, the Community News and Cooloola Coast Realty. By 9.30, 24 teams were working hard to create masterpieces, some from as far away as Victoria. A steady stream of onlookers made their way down to the beach who were amazed by the mermaids, sea serpents, a pyramid, turtles, crocodiles, dragons, castles, an octopus and other incredible creations. Arron had an extremely difficult time judging, his main criteria being attention to detail and smoothness of sand. Winning teams won $75 prize hampers:

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Best sandcastle: Team Sandland Best animal or sea creature: The Crocs Best open: Under the Sea People’s Choice: The Cousins Congratulations colouring competition winners: Hazel Klekar, Charlotte Turner and Skyla Hanlon. Food and drink was supplied by the Rainbow Beach School P&C with Steve and Jed doing a great job on the BBQ!


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Creative Cuts Joel Mak at the Sports Club

Singer songwriter, Joel Makauskas, performs from 7.30pm in the main bar on May 7, straight after the Friday night raffles. Joel uses his acoustic guitar, with a variety of effects and a looping station, to build multiple sounds, rhythms and harmonies.

He performs an extensive list of covers and originals, old and new, with influences from Kings of Leon and Pink Floyd, to John Butler and INXS. He also performs his original songs. A local favourite, Joel is a seasoned performer who mashes up favourite classics, and even adds in some beatboxing.

Country Club showcases Phoebe Jay

A teen from the Bundaberg canefields, Phoebe Jay is an award-winning independent country music artist. This singer songwriter’s melodic tones and harmonies mix traditional, classic country with a twist, creating a new and vibrant sound. She launched her debut EP Higher Than This Day after her debut single, 14 cents at

Newcomers welcome to Music Plus Expect the usual mix of classical, folk, modern and popular music and poetry - a relaxed, friendly affair with much frivolity and good music! In May we will provide the usual evening of music and laughter then close for this season. We would love to hear from all musicians, poets, dramatists etc., who would like to tread the boards in May or next spring. There is always room for new faces and new styles. Come along 7pm, Thursday, May 27 at Cooloola Cove Vets Hall. Call Pam Graham: 0427 180 649 or email: kcisf327@gmail.com

the Gate, for the Dairy Farmers’ crisis. With a national number one, Rollercoaster Ride, she is raising funds for suicide prevention with one of the world’s greatest guitarists, Tommy Emmanuel, and the song Free Air. Get ready to rock your socks off, Phoebe Jay is live from 7pm, Friday May 14 at the Tin Can Bay Country Club.

Meet the Artist Gympie Artist Laurel Clegg will be at Cooloola Coast Furniture and Bedding from 10am on May 27 for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. Laurel’s original artworks are displayed in store and include florals, beach and nature scenes. Says Laurel: “I simply love to paint. I’m at my happiest with a blank canvas in front of me and a palette knife or brush in my hand, with all the possibilities at my fingertips. I look for ways to express this happiness as I paint and hope this is conveyed in my finished works.” Go along for a cuppa with a cause, and say hello!

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Discover the wonderful range of free online resources available through your library. This session includes tips on how to read, listen to or watch your favourite online library content including books, magazines, newspapers and music. Bring your own device, library card and email account details to Tin Can Bay Library on Thursday May 20, 2pm-4pm. That morning 10am – noon, you can learn: All about Apps at Rainbow Beach Library. If you are wondering what all the fuss is about, this topic takes you into the world of apps, or Applications, the little amazing programs that can help you do almost anything.

Nobody can take off on an Italian holiday at the moment, but Simply Classical can offer the most enchanting music from that country’s composers. The Gympie Strings will open the concert with the overture of The Barber of Seville. Singing duo, Trish and Clair, bring Italian opera, and Sarah Tollner will take you to the Baroque with an oboe concerto by Alessandro Marcello. You’ll also hear Harriette Watson on piano, and Sarah Thomas on the harp, a recorder duo and the James Nash Choir. There will be afternoon tea, tickets are $15 adults, $5 children and it is on at St. Patrick’s Church 2pm, May 30.

Rainbow Beach Art Group now meet the first and third Friday of each month at 10am at Rainbow Beach Library (5486 3705) for a fantastic morning of fun and creativity. Each session covers something different. Come along and enjoy a morning getting in touch with your inner artist. Tin Can Bay Library (5486 4355) is where you will find the Tin Can Bay Art Group every Tuesday from 10am-noon to share work and ideas, seek advice from other talented eyes, and connect with local artists. Bring your work-in-progress or your finished piece, there’s mini-workshops and art demonstrations.

Kerrie Atkins’ 40 years of creativity is on show with her exhibition Reflections at Gympie Regional Gallery until May 29. It highlights Kerrie’s major exhibitions, such as ‘Colours of Sandy Creek’, ‘Inskip and Beyond’, ‘A Step Further’ and ‘Norfolk Island’. You can also attend a free drawing day with Kerrie at Cedar Grove picnic area, in the Mary Valley at 10.30am – 2.30pm, Sunday May 23. There are three free Artist-In-Residence workshops (May 5, 19 and 26). Registrations are essential for these free programs and more information can be found at gympie. qld.gov.au/gallery or by calling 5481 0733.

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Mary Valley Artslink has a calendar of events for 2021, highlighted by the annual Mary Valley Art Festival on July 22-25, which – like many other festivals – returns after it was cancelled last year. The entry form for the festival will be released by the end of the month, and artists are being urged to put brush to canvas with more than $6000 up for grabs in prize money. The festival includes new artworks for Mary Valley Alive 2020, which in 2010 captured the place, time and events during the highly emotive Traveston Crossing Dam. Register: maryvalleyartslink.com.au/events

Starting as a photographer on the Canberra Times in 1989, Giulio has had work published in every major Scottish and London-based newspaper. He packed up his life in Scotland and returned to hitchhike all the way around Australia photographing everyone who gave him a lift. Over eight months, he hitchhiked more than 23,000km and photographed, spoke with and wrote about his 53 hitches. He returned to Brisbane and selfpublished “...so I did”, the book of his hitchhiking journey. Listen to his story at Gympie Library, 1-2 pm, Monday May 17.

‘Songlines - Lines of Connecting, Dreaming and Remembering’ is the combined works of established and emerging First Nations artists from the three nations within the wider Gympie region, open May 6 to June 26. The term ‘songline’ describes the features and direction of travel that had been sung and memorised for the traveller to know the pathway to their destination. A mapping of country through handed down lore, law, songs, stories, dance and ceremony along with geographical markers. You are invited to the opening on Friday May 7, a curators talk on May 8, and a family fun workshop on May 29. Bookings essential: 5481 0733.

In this Queensland Writers Centre workshop, Dr Leanne Dodd will teach us about the different elements that go into writing a page-turning crime story. Acquire techniques to flesh out your story idea, create multi-dimensional characters, craft dialogue, build pace, heighten suspense and compose a satisfying ending. Under the pen name of Lea Scott, Dr Leanne Dodd has published three indie crime thrillers featuring traumatised characters that have gained local and national publicity. Her latest domestic noir crime novel was long-listed for the 2018 Richell Prize with Hachette publishers. On Friday 21 May 10 - 1pm at Gympie Library.

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Shed welcoming Rainbow Beach residents

The skit by Kaye Olson, Don Beaton and John Olson brought a lot of laughter to Probus members

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Shed members enjoying an informal BBQ in the undercover area


HE TIN CAN BAY Community and Men’s Shed (offering full workshop access) is now staying open until 1pm Monday to Friday, to meet increased demand and to allow longer and more worthwhile visits for our Rainbow Beach members. In addition, Friday afternoons from 1-5pm offer limited workshop access exclusively for ‘Men Only’ patronage – the primary aim of this being to facilitate camaraderie, good health and well-being. Joy Black will be hosting the Phoenix

Program alternate Wednesday afternoons between 1-3pm. May 12 will focus on ‘Coping with Depression and Anxiety’ with the May 26 session discussing alcohol and drugs. These sessions are FREE for anyone to attend. Other activities are listed in What’s On, page 38. We’re located in the CityFarm/Community Complex area, Tin Can Bay. Open weekdays 9am until noon. Phone Rob Jones, Shed Manager, on 0419 663 272 for enquiries.

HE MONTH’S HIGHLIGHT for our Probus Club was the Changeover luncheon held at the Tin Can Bay Country Club. Arthur Leggo passed the baton on to Daryl Christie who now wears the Presidential Collar. Other Office Bearers are: Vice President Arthur Leggo; Secretary Katrina van den Brenk, Treasurer Cherryl Mossman, Welfare Officers Ann and Daryl Christie, Tour Director Joan Barnier, and Hospitality Officer Kaye Olson. Area Liaison Officer, Pam Carlson presented John Olson, the Club’s Founding President, with a Life Membership. Everyone else received their badges of

office. Members Judy Kiddle, Arthur Leggo, Jo Said and John Aird have earnt their tenyear pins. Entertainment was provided by Judy Kiddle, Don Beaton, and Kaye and John Olson, who prepared the skits whilst holidaying on Norfolk Island together last month. John made a lovely woman! At our monthly meeting, Judy and Kaye gave members an illustrated talk about their adventures. Meetings are held on each second Monday of the month, 2pm at the Sandcastle Motel, Tin Can Bay. We welcome new members. Contact Daryl: 0416 739 324 or cooloolaprobus@gmail.com

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WENTY-TWO OF our group made it to the Macadamia Nut Farm with lots of food and good company. Needless to say, all reckoned they would not be needing tea that night. At our last coffee meeting we said farewell to one of our members, John Missen. John is moving south, to be closer to family. We wish John all the best, and would like to let him know we will miss him. We enjoyed a visit to Gunabul in Gympie and our next coffee meeting will be Tuesday May 4 at the Rainbow Beach Surf Club at 10 am. If you would like to join us, phone Dorothy on 5486 2357.


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AY ‘HOY’ WILL BE our registered Biggest Morning Tea to raise funds for Breast Cancer. Please come along for a fun-filled morning with a raffle, morning tea served a little different, still our regular HOY raffle, door prize and games, $7 entry. Signing in, Covid safe distance must be adhered to, but no masks required to be worn at present. We received $77 by donations to Breast Cancer raised during Women’s International Week in Tin Can Bay, Joy and her team thank you, and great response from the community. Craft mornings in May will be Macramé teaching by Sarah, with kits to purchase, so come along and join in or welcome to bring your own projects and a coffee. The photography competition has been judged, with over 80 entries, and photos of winning entries - an excellent response. Dates - Craft first and second Wednesday of May (5 and 12). Hoy – Cooloola Bowls Club third Wednesday, May 19, 9.30am, $7

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AST MONTH THERE was welcome rain in many areas of Queensland, but on further investigation there are pockets that have entirely missed out. Hard to believe but true. Our shed is filling and we have someone that has volunteered for a run which could possibly be up towards Emerald; that is one area that has been light on for moisture. We really need donations of pasta, soups,

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ORMER WICKETY WAK drummer Barry Wilkinson recently holidayed in Tin Can Bay and took time out to attend the Tin Can Bay RSL Sunday Barbecue. The Wickety Wak Show Band was renowned

Well done Jess, with winning photos at the photography competition

flour, sugar and tinned food. If we can’t get donations we will purchase to top off our hampers. Our trolleys are no longer at the IGAs, so if anyone can help we will pick up. We will probably have a trolley close to Woolies soon. Many thanks to Bob and Desley Elmer, who donated a laptop to go to School of Distant Ed in Longreach. Wayne Kerle for his can and bottle collections, Pat and Harvey for the Rosella Jams, and all those for the collection tins, which I haven’t banked yet. This month $1500 in Visas has gone to Longreach and $500 to Fencing for Fires, Also money to flood victims in early May.

N AN EFFORT to attract more clients in the Rainbow Beach area, volunteers gathered at Little Parliament last month to share fellowship and answer any questions from the public. Meals on Wheels delivers to Rainbow Beach each Monday and we would dearly love to hear from anyone who may be desirous of using our service. We can be contacted via our Facebook page or by phoning 0427 701 922.

in Queensland for its live shows from the early 1970s through to the turn of the century. One of Barry’s fondest memories of his time with the band was a 16-week gig, four shows per day, entertaining Aussie soldiers in Vietnam during the Vietnam war. Barry’s lunch at the RSL bought back vivid memories of his time with the band in Vietnam. He said, “It was a great experience, full on, but so fulfilling to play to the soldiers, often just a short distance from the front line.” Barry and his wife and friends from Brisbane thoroughly enjoyed their time in Tin Can Bay over Easter, despite the inclement weather. Barry Wilkinson, former drummer for Wickety Wak chatting to local crooner Keith Miller during a break in the entertainment

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VERY YEAR TENS of thousands of Australians are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. This can be an overwhelming time for many people but it’s important to be proactive, reach out for support and access information from a range of health professionals. Knowing the signs and symptoms, the

risk complications and steps to put in place towards managing the condition can make all the difference. Kerry Roach, SCHHS Program Coordinator says, “We deliver communitybased workshops for people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes and aim to build knowledge and

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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.

A Carlo Sandblow sunset is a must-see Submit your Cooloola Coast images to info@rbcn.com.au

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

Boat Ramps

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

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

Freshwater Picnic Area

Feed Wild Dolphins at Norman Point

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Coastguard Purser, Dianne Pryor, commissions the new collection box at Gardiner Fishing with Drew Gardiner - the Coastguard are grateful to all business houses who provide raffle prizes, services free or discounted, or have donation boxes on their counters like this one

Tourism business support

HE CLEANING BENCH at Gardiner Fisheries is a massive hit. Said Drew Gardiner, “We get LOTS of people using it every week. Cleaning facilities have been needed here in Rainbow for many, many years, however seem to get overlooked. “Although it would be great to have a councilprovided facility, the issue of fish waste/ dumping is a major one. Being situated at our store enables us to deal with the fish waste at no ongoing cost to the local government.” The business is also a designated drop-off point for Fisheries research. They collect species of interest, frames, and blast freeze, ready for collection by Queensland Fisheries for research purposes. “It’s an awesome addition and draw card for our store and it’s one way we can help (through donations for use of the facility) provide funding to the local Rainbow Fishing Club and Tin Can Bay Coastguard.” Tin Can Bay Coastguard said, “We are pleased to welcome Gardiner Fishing to our list of supporters. Our collection box is at their fantastic fish cleaning table which is able to be used by anyone in the area, with a request to make a small donation to the Coast Guard.”



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HE THREAT OF a continued Covid closure hung over the whole Cooloola Coast until the last minute. Plans were made, but it wasn’t until two days before Easter that we got the news we were hoping for, that it was all systems go! Having missed out on our roadside collection in 2020, we were hopeful that people would visit our area and support our crews dressed in fluro vests and armed on the roadside with buckets. In addition, we also had plans to ride the Mantaray Barges from Inskip Point to Fraser Island to boost our holiday fundraising. We were pleased to find so many kind people, both locals and visitors, donating generously and being so complimentary about the need to keep us in the community. Several people had even been rescued by us or had known others who had needed to call on us. A big thank you to all who helped, volunteers, the generous folk who donated, those who buy raffle tickets, and to Mantaray Barges who provide a wonderful service getting people across to Fraser.

What about off-leash dog beaches?

MALL TOURISM BUSINESS operators struggling with the COVID-19 recovery phase can now access free specialised financial counselling as they rebuild. The funding is designed to support Queensland’s $28 billion tourism sector as JobKeeper wraps up. For more information please contact the Small Business Financial Counselling Service on 1300 732 777 or visit rfcssq.org.au.

HE EVENT SCHEDULE and entries are now available for the 2021 Rainbow Beach Fishing Classic. Book in Sunday 15 - Saturday 21 August. Fishos will be pleased it is back in winter and a six-day weigh-in. Enter via the website or pick up a form at the Sports Club! rainbowsportsclub.com.au


Check in Qld mandatory HECK IN QLD is now mandatory for Queensland pubs, restaurants and cafes and allows contact tracers to more readily access information for the State’s public health response. One of the best features is that you only need to enter your details once and the app remembers them for future check ins. For more information and to register for Check In Qld, visit covid19.qld.gov.au/checkin-qld For customers, download the app from Google Play or Apple App stores.


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HOTOGRAPHER WOODY GOOCH filmed a 3,500 km, 10-day road-trip for Audi’s first all-electric vehicle. He chose to start the journey to the Snowy Mountains from Rainbow Beach. See the spectacular footage of Double Island Point here: bandt.com.au/audiaustralia-premieres-electric-eye-a-road-tripinto-the-future-of-sustainable-travel

E RECEIVED this last month. Do you agree? The Sunshine Coast has an abundance of off-leash dog beaches. We take our dog there regularly. Have never had any issues with other dogs. Shame on Rainbow for not having any at all! Times have changed and people socialise their dogs well now. Also frequent the wonderful off-leash dog parks in Gympie and have never had an issue. Come on Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay! Move with the times!

Dolphin feeding popular Norma Sanderson Dolphin volunteer and coordinator


E HAD A BUSY time at the Dolphin Centre during the school holidays. Fortunately we had most of the dolphins visit. Mystique is still missing in action but Patch and Harmony seem to be stepping up to the task with bringing in the odd rubbish item from Snapper Creek. I am glad to report that we haven’t seen any plastics around, so hopefully the public is taking note of trying to reduce plastic usage or, better still, making sure recycling is done. Our three-year calf ‘Luna’ seems to be

settling into the feeding program and is starting to take an occasional fish from the public. He is a fast learner, so hopefully he will stay in the feeding program. Sometimes the adult male dolphins will exercise their will and chase out young male dolphins who may be a threat to their authority. 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. Photography is welcomed. See you there!

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Plenty to do in term two! By Principal Steve Bennett Rainbow Beach State School

Right: Rainbow Beach RSL veterans Craig Miller, John Molkentien, Greg Walker and Pat Nayler commemorate ANZAC Day with essay winner, Jordan, who wrote a thank you to the veterans of the past, and school captains James and Teil who conducted a wonderful service for students, staff and families


E HOPE THAT everyone enjoyed the Easter break and managed to spend some quality time with friends and family! I think everyone that attended the Sandcastle Competition would agree that it was a great event for our community! It was wonderful to see so many people enjoying each other’s company and so many creative groups producing quite amazing sculptures. A huge thanks to Chappy Ronnie who organised and coordinated the event supported by our amazing P&C. Additionally, the support shown by our local businesses to donate such wonderful prizes was nothing short of incredible. School is back and we are quickly into routines and working hard in what will be another very busy term. By the time this goes to print we will have already participated in both our school and community ANZAC Day Services. We are so fortunate at Rainbow Beach State School to have such amazing support, with Mrs Cherie Mason volunteering her time to provide an opportunity for our students to continue the proud tradition of performing in a choir. We are very grateful for her time and expertise in supporting our students to learn and foster a love of music. This year the Rainbow Beach State School Choir consists of students from Year 2-6 who will perform two songs at the community ANZAC Day Service-

Wish me Luck and The World is a Rainbow. Thanks again Mrs Mason! We have a number of events planned for this term at Rainbow Beach State School, including our interhouse Cross Country which will see our sporting houses of Fraser and Cooloola face off for the first time in 2021. We have the Coolican’s (Mr Mileson’s Year 4,5,6 class), heading off on a three-day, two-night camp at Barambah Environmental Education Centre. They will participate in an exciting program aimed at providing safe and managed experiences for our students that only camps can provide. A little later this term we will be returning to the annual NAPLAN assessments that are planned for mid-May. This is always a great opportunity for students in Years 3,5,7 and 9 to participate in a nationally administered standardised test and allow for some individual and school feedback as to how we are performing. We work hard to minimise the stress to students while celebrating individual success and investigate areas to improve.

Laying of the wreath by Grade 3 students, Pearl and Casey

President Greg Walker presented a gift, awarded the essay prize and congratulated the school for keeping the ANZAC spirit alive

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1/2 Nursing Home Excursion


S PART OF A local community excursion, Year 1/2 visited the local Nursing Home (Residency By Dillons). They viewed the construction site and observed the changes that were occurring in the grounds. The students enthusiastically read books to the residents and everyone enjoyed solving some jigsaw puzzles. The residents expressed that they had a wonderful time. Student recounts: The bus took us to the nursing home and then we went to the park. We started eating and we were walking on the beach. Zali - Year 1

On Friday we went to the nursing home. We met Frosty and he gave us a picture that he coloured in for us. We read a book. Quinn - Year 1

Residents helped Quinn and Lucy with jigsaw puzzles

On Friday we went to the nursing home. I met Edna and read a book. I gave Edna a Chatterbox. Lucy - Year 1 On Friday we went on to the bus and we went to the beach and park. I enjoyed the puzzles. Eden - Year 1 Above: Byron, Jaxson and Hunter have fun at a park after the nursing home Right: Students enjoy a walk along the shore as part of the excursion

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Years 9 and 10 Engineering Challenge


NUMBER OF YEAR 9 and 10 students participated in the USC Engineering Challenge at Sippy Downs. A team of 26 students accompanied by Mrs Louise Masri and Mr David Dorey

travelled to the university to take part in a variety of challenges with other schools. The students engaged enthusiastically and learnt a lot from the experience.

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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 Service and March would be all the poorer. Rainbow Beach Surf Club – Gympie RSL – Rainbow Beach Surf Life Saving Club – Rainbow Beach SES – Rainbow Beach Members Queensland Police Service – Rainbow Beach Horse Rides Andrew leading the Parade on Winter – East Coast Traffic Services – Peter Mills – Barry Win – Singer & Bugler Jamie-Lee Griffiths & Singer Juniata Bell – 7th Wave – Epic Surf School – Bre ’s Burgers – Love Rainbow Beach – Rainbow Beach Pharmacy – Rainbow Beach Bakery – Rainbow Beach Meats – Li le Parliament – Fraser Explorer Tours –Rainbow Beach Realty – Rainbow Beach Camping & Fishing – Shell Garage –Soul Food – Shell Gi� Shop – Frying Fish – IGA – Mantaray Barges – Cooloola Pool & Landscaping – Planta on Resort at Rainbow Beach – Crème De La Crème – Gympie Prin ng – Hair Beauty Bridal – Rainbow Beach Fruit – Rainbow Beach Post Office – Inspire – Arcobaleno Rainbow Beach Hotel – Repco Gympie – Deans Ice – Rainbow Beach Holiday Village – Rainbow Beach Taxi – Rainbow Beach Hardware & Camping. If we have inadvertently failed to men on anyone, I apologise.

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Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

Out on Baitrunner Mat Cooper Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters 0439 775 070


I ALL. We hope you all had a happy and safe Easter break, even though it was a very wet one. Fishing outside has really started to fire up, especially the closer in grounds which have been producing quality scarlets and sweetlip, along with some cracking cod and plenty of snapper. Snapper have been a bit hit and miss, however when on, they are in good numbers for this time of the year, so let’s hope it might be a good season ahead. Out wider, large tuskies have been thick

and a regular catch. Quite a few nice Red Emperor coming over lately along with wrasse, husser, pearl and Moses perch, jobfish and trout. Along the beaches a few nice Jew have been landed, and some hot sessions on large tailor in the 70-90cm range, which is awesome fun and a great fight at that size. The new moon seems to be the go for these monsters. Till next time, safe boating!

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ARDINER FISHERIES takes fishing seriously. Our team loves nothing more than sharing our collective knowledge to give customers the best fishing experience in our amazing and diverse fishing grounds. Last month, we had all team members fishing in the Rainbow Beach Amateur Anglers second fishing competition. Ash, Alex and Jye targeted offshore fishing in pristine weather conditions and produced quality catches. Drew worked the beaches and estuaries. All used bait and tackle from Gardiner Fisheries and there was nothing too fancy in play.

Ash shares this from his trip: “Conditions were perfect, and we started by scouting around just south of the bar for schools of pelagics and it didn’t long to find them. “We then fished shallow grounds from Inskip to Double Island in depths around 18 metres with great results. “As the early Westerly wind dropped out, we ventured due east and found a good show on the sounder, so we did a prospecting drop in 40 metres... that’s where we spent the next two hours, hitting our bag limit of quality snapper and sweetlip.” Baits used included brined mullet flesh,

Above: Jay with another quality Red fishing on Baitrunner last week Left: Brad with a new PB Red Emperor and a monster at that while fishing on Baitrunner

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Amy Alex and Ash with Snapper and Sweetlip

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A cleaner Tin Can Inlet is in sight

Images by Josh Jensen, Undersea Productions


OOLOOLA COASTCARE has received a Gympie Regional Council Environmental Levy Grant to commence Tin Can Inlet Rehabilitation Stage 2. This is part of a long-term project that started in 2017 with the Cooloola Underwater Moorings affect seagrass and underwater biodiversity Biodiversity Assessment and has continued every year, edging closer to addressing one of the main culprits for sediment and loss of sea life in Tin Can Inlet. Based on the scientific report One aim of the project is to bring back more by the marine biologist, a group of 16 fish, and more locals like this hawksbill turtle key stakeholders from state government, council, community groups, fishing dragging crop circles on the seafloor. industry, recreational fishers and boaters The goal is to create a cleaner Tin Can and the public identified the first step Inlet with thriving fish stocks and a healthy should be changing the moorings for dugong population who depend on the Environmentally Friendly Moorings. seagrass for food. 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FTER ALL THE recent rainfall, the bay Spanish mackerel which come into the has become a bit discoloured from the straights at this time of year. The bay reefs runoff, but don’t let that discourage you have been a bit hit and miss, with only a from getting out and trying a fun day’s few quality fish being caught among the fishing. many undersized ones, but it is still worth As fresh water is less dense than salt a try when the weather is good water it tends to “float” on top of the Some good squid are around, with salt water but has very little effect on the some anglers (in the right place at the overall salinity (other than the very top of right time) having good hauls in a short the water and at the creek run offs on the period of squidding. Large tiger squid; last of the run-out tide). sometimes in schools up to eight, have The increase in fresh water has got a few been regularly seen in the shallows but mud crabs on the move but they are pretty they seem difficult to catch, showing hard to find. little interest in lures, or jigs. Maybe some The big quality bucks are well YouTube research is needed to find tips on outnumbered by the females and there are how to catch them. some legal-sized bucks that are not “full” Flathead have been a bit patchy with and really should be returned to the water, only small congregations. However, once rather than keeping them to get a very found, they will readily pounce on wellsmall feed. presented soft plastic lures as well as small Please andhard 1/8bodied pagelures. from these If you are new to crabbing, andmake don’t yet no seasonal current - cod are still know how to tell if a buck is “full” (full info of soA ad fewstays Mangrove Jack and meat and ready for cooking and eating) caught mit the live beachbeing worms bitin the creeks, but their activity or not, keep an eye out for one of the will reduce as the water temperature cools information days held by the Tin Can Bay for the winter. Big heading Fishing Club. Check out Facebook or the Summer whiting are a bit elusive at the website for details. moment but are still worth targeting on Tuna have been seen feeding aggressively the sand banks with fresh yabbies, ideally around the Big Mick and Bluff areas, so on the rising spring tides. casting metal slugs could be rewarding, if various stock pics If all else fails a feed of Diver whiting only for the exercise value. can often be found in the deeper channels, Fast trolling various lures is also a using small strips of the fresh squid you air conditioned comfort good option, with the Shop chance in of catching caught earlier in the day!

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Congratulations Nippers! Images by Julie Pratt


NOTHER SEASON ends, a big thanks to everyone involved in the 20/21 season - to Tina Goodwin, Junior Activities Coordinator, Age Managers, and

to everyone who helped with water safety and activities. Here’s a list of trophy winners - we look forward to seeing you all next year!

Above: The season ends with a fun day on the beach before the presentation

Right: Under 9 Age Champions: Alannah Britton and Joseph Wheeler

Above: Xander Mallie and Joseph Wheeler have fun at flags Right: Connor Britton is closely follwed by Dysis Gray as they race in

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Above: Well done Age Champions: Under 14, Kiera Arthur and Under 13, Oliver Pratt and Tabitha Permezel


A family tradition:

The Memorial Surf Classic A

FTER STARTING OFF the 2021 Memorial Surf Classic with camping at Freshwater on Friday night, the crew was ready for an early start. Driving over the headland in the morning things weren’t looking so promising, with not even a ripple in the water, we were hesitant about the comp but Huey the Surf God came through for us and the waves began to build-up during the morning. Kicking off the Memorial with the juniors and going right through to the old farts (over 50s), we had a successful fun day shared by members of 35 years and the families it has adopted throughout those years. We welcome all to join us for a nonstressful day filled with history and memories made for our future generations. Once the day had finished we headed back to the campsite where a presentation was held to announce the 2021 Surf Classic winners:

Jnr Boys: 1st Kai Kelly, 2nd Blake Findlater, 3rd Luke Lattanzi Jnr Girls: Jahli Parton, only entry Cadets: 1st Tom Paterson, 2nd Josh Kelly, 3rd Mason Bignell Masters: 1st Simon Mahony, 2nd Jake Parton, 3rd Cliff Speed Old Farts: 1st Murray Samuels, 2nd Beanie (Wayne) Mahony, 3rd Todd Otton Ladies: 1st Charly Cesar, 2nd April Summers, 3rd Kyani Parton Grommie of the day was Kasey-Cruize Findlater Highest Scoring Wave went to Eric Lawton Best Barrel: Charly Cesar Best Wipe Out of the day went to Mason Bignell for the fifth year in a row! Finally, Open 1st: Eric Lawton, 2nd Joel Mahon, 3rd Mathew (Chicko) Mcilroy

Thank you to all our sponsors and the support you all give each year! It means more than you know and to everyone who came, as this has been an event to look forward to every year not only to get together again, but to remember the loved ones lost and to keep the history alive. Shout out to Jake and Beejay Parton, also

It was Luke Lattanzi’s first time in the Memorial

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Golf news

Dragons in training for first regatta

Helen Gordon, Golf Committee Secretary


NOTHER MONTH HAS passed us by. We eventually received some rain so we were able to complete our Mens Open Day without any postponement. The course is looking very good with improvements to fairways and greens on going. The greens staff have planted some Lilly Pilly plants to continue the beautification of the course. The veteran golfers have had to reschedule many championship games in the past month.

Our resident professional, James Taylor, is willing to give lessons to anyone wishing to take up golf. He also does refresher courses for those who wish to fine tune their skills. He has clubs for sale and anything else needed for members and visitors wishing to play. We welcome new members wishing to join our club. Enquiries can be made at the Country Club Front Counter, and staff will accommodate your needs.

Gwyneth Moore

T Gympie Visitors preparing to hit off on first tee at the Men’s Open Day: Luke Kipping, Brad Morgan, Brendan Drew, Damien Perissinotto and Michael Smoothey

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HE COOLOOLA DRAGON Boat Club is very committed and competitive in our sport but we also pride ourselves in being active socially. To this end, a climb of Mt Cooroora event was organised and ten members attended this team-building activity. Three completed the climb to the top while the others enjoyed a hike around the base of the mountain. Another activity, camping and hiking the Carnarvon Gorge has been organised for October. Dragon Boaters are also keen kayakers. To this end, the TCB Yacht Club was approached, to make available an area for fencing and installing a kayak rack to house members’ own kayaks. This was approved and has been installed. Now back to our core business/sport! Training continues Thursday afternoons and Sunday mornings in preparation for the first regatta of the Wide Bay Series at 1770 on May 29. Don’t forget the weekend of June 2627 when it will be our turn to host the Wide Bay Series here in Tin Can Bay. For more information on the Cooloola Dragon Boat Club please phone Coach Sandy Wooster, mobile 0402 352 756.

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Doctor Doctor, I’m suffering from insomnia. Try sleeping at the edge of the mattress, you’ll soon drop off. Doctor Doctor, they’ve dropped me from the cricket team - they call me butterfingers. Don’t worry, what you have is not catching. Doctor Doctor, I’ve heard that exercise kills germs; is it true? Probably, but how do you get the germs to exercise? Doctor, Doctor, I’ve lost my memory. When did this happen? When did what happen? Doctor, Doctor, I’ve broken my arm in two places. Hmm, I’d advise you not to go back to either of those places then. Doctor Doctor, I’ve a strawberry stuck in my ear! Don’t worry, I’ve some cream for that! Doctor Doctor, I’ve become a kleptomaniac. Have you taken anything for it? So far a TV, three sofas and a necklace. Doctor Doctor, an alternative medicine quack told us to put a LOT of goose fat all over Grandad’s back. If you do that, he’ll go downhill fast. Doctor, Doctor, will this ointment clear up my spots? I never make rash promises... Doctor Doctor, I’ve got a cricket ball stuck in my bottom. How’s that? Oh, don’t you start...

Doctor, Doctor, - I’ve got amnesia. Just go home and try to forget about it... Doctor, Doctor,- I keep singing Green green grass of home - I think I have Tom Jones syndrome. It’s not unusual... DAD JOKES “What do you call a factory that makes okay products?” “A satisfactory.” “What did the janitor say when he jumped out of the closet?” “Supplies!” “Have you heard about the chocolate record player? It sounds pretty sweet.” “What did the ocean say to the beach?” “Nothing, it just waved.” “Why do seagulls fly over the ocean?” “Because if they flew over the bay, we’d call them bagels.” “I only know 25 letters of the alphabet. I don’t know y.” “What did one wall say to the other?” “I’ll meet you at the corner.”

“What’s the best thing about Switzerland?” “I don’t know, but the flag is a big plus.” “What does a sprinter eat before a race?” “Nothing, they fast!” “Where do you learn to make a banana split?” “Sundae school.” “Dad, did you get a haircut?” “No, I got them all cut!” “What do you call a poor Santa Claus?” “St. Nickel-less.” “Where do boats go when they’re sick?” “To the boat doc.” “I don’t trust those trees. They seem kind of shady.” “My wife is really mad at the fact that I have no sense of direction. So I packed up my stuff and right!” “How do you get a squirrel to like you? Act like a nut.” “Why don’t eggs tell jokes? They’d crack each other up.”

“What did the zero say to the eight?” “That belt looks good on you.”

“I don’t trust stairs. They’re always up to something.”

“A skeleton walks into a bar and says, ‘Hey, bartender. I’ll have one beer and a mop.’”

“What do you call someone with no body and no nose? Nobody knows.”

“Where do fruits go on vacation?” “Pear-is!” “I asked my dog what’s two minus two. He said nothing.” “What did Baby Corn say to Mama Corn?” “Where’s Pop Corn?”

“Did you hear the rumor about butter? Well, I’m not going to spread it!” “Why couldn’t the bicycle stand up by itself? It was two tired.” “Why did Billy get fired from the banana factory? He kept throwing away the bent ones.”

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22 RBAA Junior Fishing Clinic, 8am at Inskip Point 22 Cooloola Coast Community Volunteer Expo, TCB RSL Hall

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