Rainbow Beach Community News November 2019

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November 2019 • Vol 22 • Issue 11

Who will win the ARTYBALL prize for 2019?

In this issue... Local artists are preparing their masterpieces ahead of judging, which will be held on Saturday November 23 at the 2019 Artyball at the Sports Club. Locals are being encouraged to be pose for their artists who will portray their muse and be crowned the Artyball King or Queen for 2019. Get your entries in now and grab your seat for the ball, which is the social event of the year. More on page 5. Photograph by the talented Jess McKenzie of Rainbow Beach Wedding Photography.

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Editor’s Note

Another exciting month in paradise ... H

OW MANY TIMES and ways can you say it’s been an exciting month but it has - yet again. When you live in paradise…. With the sea crystal clear and more swimmers taking to the water now that its warming up, the whole region is humming. The Nippers carnival brought 800 competitors and their support teams to the region which meant the town was full. What a blaze of colour on the beach it brought and so many volunteers needed to pull it off. Well done to everyone involved. November means Melbourne Cup and whether you have a flutter or not, most venues across the region will be holding a party. Enjoy! Big news in Rainbow this month is the much anticipated 2019 Arty Ball on the 23rd at the Sports Club and the very exciting Festival of Small Halls on the 28th at the Community Centre. Both these events have been made possible again due to the many hours of volunteer work put in, so thank you - and all we have to do is attend and have fun.

the Cenotaph from 10.45am - arrive by 10.30am. The Rainbow Boys Cricket team are playing at home on the 23rd and 30th November, at Carlo Road, so pop on down to show your support. I have been trawling through past issues of our paper to find stories for you and have published a few inside - worth a read about what was happening with the paper 21 years ago - we will continue to publish these each month to celebrate our 21st birthday. Another wonderful tribute to the town’s beginnings 50 years ago on page 24, with some fabulous photos from Bevan and Joy Anderson.



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The STAIRS outcome has been decided! W

E NOW HAVE a final decision decision on the Rainbow Beach Stairs. A total of 408 surveys were returned including 19 blank and 22 with multiple options. The 4 options and votes were: A leave the staircase in its original, natural appearance.19 votes (4.66%), B rainbow painting on staircase with no artwork/words. 69 votes (16.91%), C rainbow staircase with the words “HOW GOOD IS LIVING” 134 (32.84%) D rainbow staircase with the words “RAINBOW BEACH QUEENSLAND” 145 votes (35.53%) So the winner is Option D, the Rainbow staircase with the words “RAINBOW BEACH QUEENSLAND” Surveys were counted by Gympie Regional Council (GRC) on October 8, 2019 and presented to

and endorsed by Council at the ordinary meeting held on October 23, 2019. They: 1. Thanked the Rainbow Beach residents for completing the survey 2. Endorsed the results of the Community Survey 3. Noted that any vandalism of the stairs in future will be reported to the police GRC has made a commitment to maintain the stairs for a period of three years in an effort to promote Rainbow Beach. All residents have had the opportunity to submit a vote, either by a survey dropped to their doorstep, or to have a voting form sent via the contact information supplied via social media and traditional media. The Stairs with the words Rainbow Beach, Queensland have now been approved (image only for story purposes)

The fantastic Festival of Small Halls is back! By Brooke Bignell


OMING BACK to Rainbow Beach for its third consecutive year, is the Festival of Small Halls, and you can enjoy the event at the Rainbow Beach Community Centre on Thursday November 28. Kicking off at the Mullum Music Fest and ending at Woodford Folk Festival, the tour aims to bring great music to small communities who may otherwise miss out. Rainbow Beach Community Hall will play host to Australian husband and wife duo, Hat Fitz and Cara, and English singer / songwriter / guitarist,

Local Tina Louise will open the show at 6.30pm on November 28

Blair Dunlop as part of the Festival of Small Halls’ ‘Summer Tour’. Local creative, Tina Louise, will be opening the show at 6.30pm for a 7pm start bringing fun, original, acoustic melodies to the stage. Tickets are $20 (U16 free) and are available now at the Rainbow Beach Community Resource Centre, online at festivalofsmallhalls.com or at the door on the night. Come down to the hall from 5pm for a BBQ dinner, a drink from the bar, or a coffee and cake from the kitchen and support your community organisations before the show. Keep up to date by joining the Facebook event or following us on Instagram @smallhallsaus_ rainbowbeach.

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Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News!

O WHERE WERE you 21 years ago? I know where Caroline Taylor was because she was in the first issue of the Rainbow Beach Community News, as it was called then. The December 17, 1998 issue front page news was the opening of the Rainbow Beach Library by Mayor, Cr Mick Vernados and “waiting for their first customers” were Caroline Taylor, Cr Annette Reilly, Moira MacLachlan, Cr Ron Lawrence and Cr Noel Ellis. Also on the front page was a submission for coastal division (5) and of the 64% who responded to the survey, 57% of those voted yes in support of a Coastal Division. ‘The Club at the end of the Street’ (RBSLSC) advertised New Year’s Eve Celebrations from 9pm to 1am with live entertainment by ‘The Four Clubbies’. Kevin Clarkson was the chef and he introduced the New Year’s Eve Hot and Cold Seafood Smorgasboard - all you can eat for $28 a head. On page 3, news that the Department of Main Roads was to begin works on the Rainbow Beach Road, which included pavement reprofiling and widening of the existing road to provide a fully sealed formation, including shoulders. Shelley Jones submitted a piece on the School’s Sandshoe Ball where the sandshoes were stomping and the Dunlops were dancing and the event raised $2000. Rainbow Beach also won the Gympie Touch Premiership at Albert Park on December 2, 1998 beating Gympie South 3-2 in a toughly contended game. Team members were Jimmy Badcock, Anthony Dargusch, Paul Ladas, Katie Merrell, Shane Viviers, Laars Daro, Stephanie Huxley, Josh Merrell, Emma Searle and Emma Whitney.

And sadly the community lost two valued members with the passing of Bill Mathieson and Peter Bargenquest. Jim and Scott Fitzgerald were advertising their Christmas turkeys and were open seven days, 7.30am to 5.30pm. The heading on page four was ‘No Police Station? Back to the drawing board!’ as locals were frustrated as their case was rejected by the State Government. The town was looked after by the Tin Can Bay police who had a ‘mission impossible’. Pineapples were $1 each, mangoes were $1.50 and stone fruit was only $2.99 a kg at the Rainbow Beach General Store. The Rainbow Beach Hotel staged Cooloola Coasts first bull ride on December 26. Kerry Dreger, Hotel Licensee, said the bull riders are professionals. For the event, 50 tonnes of sand was brought in to cover the bullring to a depth of 8 inches and prize money was $800, with $200 for the junior ride. The mighty Mikado Licenced Restaurant was open seven nights a week for ‘a la carte dining’, plus Saturday and Sunday from 2pm, where they offered a Casual Al Fresco Blackboard menu on the verandah. (and probably an ale or scotch or two). Rainbow Shores introduced Rainbow Beach’s only oceanfront and most prestigious development with blocks from $59,950 - or a 1 and 2 bedroom apartment for $125,000. Rainbow Beach Cooloola Hardware, Rainbow Getaway, Rainbow Beach Real Estate, Coloured Sands Cafe all advertised. Rainbow Fresher Fruit and Vegies and Saturn Antennas were both owned by Peter and Margaret Grant and have been in the paper since that issue. They retired last month. There was a Year 7 School Graduation Dinner at the Mikado where hosts were Ivan and Ann Judd. The traditional dunking of

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The front cover of the first Rainbow Beach Newspaper produced on December 17, 1998

the School Principal, Mrs Robertson, in the Mikado pool was ‘one of the highlights of the evening’. Emma Whitney came fourth in the 1998 under 11 years Queensland Little Athletics in pentathlon and Amanda Ahern celebrated her 40th birthday at the surf club.

And lastly the RB Sports and Recreation Club held their Friday Night Seafood Raffles, and the Sunday Arvo Happy Hour from 4-6 with Goose Club Raffles. Entertainment for the month was by ‘Gravel Road’, ‘Sheree Conlon’, ‘On the Prowl’, ‘Rhumbo Dos’ and ‘Old Farts and Sweet Tarts’.

Grab a friend, some paints and let’s party

By Leonie Guerin


AST YEAR, when I eventually decided on a local character to paint for the Artyball, I picked someone I didn’t know, Yvonne ‘the walking lady’ - and this year I now count her as a friend, which got me thinking about .. friends. I am lucky to say I have great supportive friends. So this year I have decided on one from my loved circle of friends, Julie Davidson, as my local character. Julie always welcomes me into her home. We are passionate about our families and she serves our tea in good china...,just because. Simple things, but you know, to have someone at times who just rings you out the blue, always happy for you is just ... well, damn perfect.

So this year when you decide who your character is to draw, paint, sew, design, it could just be your mate, a friend that has shared stuff with you. ArtyBall 2019, we hope, will be another resounding success and Kroppy is helping us put it all together at the Sports Club. Book a table, maybe for your staff Christmas breakup or come and get to know other locals, have some fun and remember to bid at the auction. All proceeds will go back to the community so you, the local community, can reap the rewards. To submit your artwork or for further information please contact Leonie on 0407 529 624. Tickets for the ball are at trybooking. com/BFRZF and only cost $35 per person which includes canapes, licenced bar and live band!

Organiser of the Artyball, Leonie Guerin, with her muse Julie Davidson

Teams doing a rotation run as a warm up in the Battle of the Business Challenge

Let the games begin!


HE RAINBOW BEACH Fitness centre launched their Battle of the Business Challenge last month with eight teams of six people over eight weeks vying for the winners title. The teams include: The RBSC team, The Potentials, International Troublemakers, Rainbow Escape Charters, Hairy Meats, Just Fast Not Furious, Team Awesome, Team Cerberus. The prize is not to be sniffed at either with the winners each receiving a oneyear free gym membership and a twonight stay over on Fraser Island. The winning team will be judged on the most weight lost and overall group transformation. Bec Arthur, the Battle organiser and Fitness Club Manager said: “It really is exciting to plan it all. I’ve never done anything like this before. I get a lot of

ideas from the TV show Survivor and put my own twist on the challenges.” Once a week the team versus team challenge days are held in a surprise location that is revealed a few days before the event. These days run on a point system where the team with the most points at the end wins a prize. Bec puts in a cryptic message for the teams to figure where and what they are doing and the winner gets the points. If you ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Rainbow Beach Fitness Centre Facebook page you can see what is happening and all are welcome to come along and watch the fun. Bec said: “The first challenge was a raw egg challenge. Teams had to run down to the water, run around two people in the water and crack a raw egg into the mouth before the next person could run.”

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Congratulations on the Tourism Award

Work has begun to beautify Rainbow’s main street

AINBOW BEACH Horse Rides (RBHR) have received recognition for their continued professionalism and promotion of the region by being awarded the Tourism Award, Runner Up for 2019.

Owner of the business Andrew McCarthy said: “We are grateful for the support we receive within the area from the locals and from our guests who have helped us also win the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for four years running.” He said the team enjoy being able to continually create special and unforgettable moments for their guests and regularly exceed guests expectations. RBHR won the Tourism award in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and runner up in 2015. In 2013 they won New Business of the Year.

“All small businesses face an uphill battle with rising costs. One that this business has had to deal with is rapidly increasing insurance costs. “There are two horse riding operators in South East Queensland who are terminating their enterprises shortly. “Another horse riding operator, who has never had a claim, has had to absorb a 400% increase in their premium this year.” he said. Rainbow Beach Horse rides recently absorbed an annual insurance increase of $9000. “Fortunately we enjoy a good working relationship with the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Gympie Regional Council and Department of Natural Resources and Mines. Without cooperation from these departments, we would cease to operate,” Andrew said.

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The current works by Council will result in the undergrounding of overhead power lines


HE FIRST STEP towards beautifying Rainbow Beach’s main street commenced on October 8. This will result in the undergrounding of overhead power lines to improve the street’s visual appeal, declutter the already narrow footpaths and allow for street tree planting. The project also provides an opportunity for new and improved street lighting to be installed along the central median and at pedestrian crossing points. A council representative said: “Prior to the 2019 Christmas holiday period, contractors will be trenching and laying conduits, preparing for the delivery of street lighting and a necessary pad mount transformer and installing Energex pillar housings. “Works will recommence in early 2020, with Energex pulling cables through installed conduits, switching premises supply from overhead to underground, connecting the new street lights

and removing the existing overhead infrastructure. It is anticipated Energex’s works will be complete prior to the Easter school holiday period.” A second phase of the project will be to deliver on the endorsed streetscape improvements along Rainbow Beach Road which is part of the Council-endorsed Concept Master Plan Report for Rainbow Beach (www.gympie.qld.gov.au/ourtowns-rainbow-beach) that was prepared under the “Our Towns Sustainable Centres Program”. This phase is currently being designed to deliver elements such as street trees and landscaped gardens, new street furniture, increased on-street parking and areas of footpath improvements. Construction is tentatively scheduled for mid-late 2020. The second phase is wholly funded by the Queensland Government under their Works for Queensland program.

Tineka’s amazing life is exhausting, exhilarating and exciting! D

OING SOMETHING you love until you are highly sought after in your profession is the enviable position Tineka Williams now finds herself in after years of hard work and study. Tineka is a producer on such shows as The Amazing Race (Australia), I’m a Celebrity UK, Ich Bin Ein Star (German version), Prank Patrol and Pirates of the Caribbean 5 - Dead Men Tell No Tales. She is also a wife, a mother of two children and lives in Tin Can Bay when she is not running around the globe. She is away at the moment consulting on I’m A Celebrity: Get Me Out Of Here! which goes to air in the UK with ITV in November, and has recently been travelling as Country Producer with The Amazing Race Australia which started last week on Channel 10. Tineka said: This series of The Amazing Race Australia has a variety of fantastic contestants and locations, and is definitely worth a watch. “You really want a good mix of mental, fun and physical challenges that showcase the lives of the local people. The show is a great opportunity to learn about other countries. “I had 20 flights in 30 days, often racing ahead of the crew to set things up. There is no time to adapt to time zones - you hit the ground running. “It’s an exhausting, exhilarating and exciting life. I’ve been so lucky to travel the world exploring amazing places and making new friends. “We immerse ourselves in the cultures and have fun testing challenges. In previous series I built giraffe feeders and met a witch doctor in South Africa. “In Namibia I fed lions and walked with baboons at the Na’an Kuss Wildlife Sanctuary. We had to learn the clicking sounds of the beautiful SAN language. “Outside of Prague we visited a chapel

made of human bones, and in a nearby beautiful church I had to abseil from the spire, floating past the altar like an angel while the choir was singing. “I flew into Israel, visited Tel Aviv and the Wailing Wall in the Old City. I’ve been wood chopping in Poland, traditional cossack dancing in Russia, rappelling castle walls in Dubrovnik, rafting in New Zealand and filmed at The Twelve Apostles, Uluru, Sydney and Fraser Island. “The locations on the current series are embargoed to all who work on the show, but I can say it’s very exciting and as a reality TV show anything can happen.” She can’t wait for her children, especially, to see where she’s been. “It takes a lot of dedicated and talented crew to put these shows together. “The biggest show I’ve worked on by far was Pirates of the Caribbean 5 - Dead Men Tell No Tales. One busy day I coordinated a shoot with over 700 cast, crew and extras, plus animals!” Tineka graduated with a Bachelor of Communications from Griffith University, majoring in film and media studies. “After Uni I got a great job planning events but as I really wanted to do what I studied, I volunteered on short films and did work experience until I eventually took a pay cut with a job making tea and coffee in a post production house. “I rapidly rose up to Facilities Manager and Post Producer, then moved into the freelance production world and now have 19 years of experience in the film and TV industry. “It shows that hard work and networking definitely pays off. You never know where the next opportunity is going to come from. “It’s so important that young girls can see there are a variety of interesting jobs, and that with hard work and dedication you can do whatever you want to do. Dreams can

come true. And all while still living in one of the most beautiful places in the world! “None of this would be possible without saying thank you to my amazing husband and mum. I’m so lucky to have such a great support network… that’s really what makes it all possible when you have young children!” Right: Meeting the friendly locals on location while overseas filming The Amazing Race Australia Below: With traditional cossack dancers at the Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Spring at Wolf Rock


HE ONSET OF spring at Wolf Rock means that ocean currents begin to change and start bringing in the warmer waters flowing down the East Australian Current. What this means for us divers is the beginning of seasonal water movement and southerly currents which make for spectacular diving. We begin to see the numbers of Grey Nurse sharks increasing before the large aggregation numbers commonly seen throughout summer, but more exciting for us are the large numbers of aggregating rays at Wolf Rock. For the Round Ribbontail Ray (Taeniura meyeni) it is mating season and this means we commonly see ritualistic displays as the males dance and glide past one another in pursuit to impress the standalone female of the group. Comparatively speaking, little is known of the behaviour, life history and epidemiology of the family of rays (also known as Myliobatiformes) because the vast majority of the 220 known species is nocturnal, which makes studying them relatively difficult. What we do know is that the 1.5-2-meter diameter Round Ribbontail Rays are benthic predators, feeding on a variety of bivalves,

Bull Rays are just one of the many species of Elasmobranch (sharks and rays) seen at Wolf Rock on a daily basis

crustaceans, molluscs and bony fishes. They are known as aplacental viviparous, which means that during pregnancy they sustain the young first by yolk, and then by uterine milk, secreted internally by the mother. Pups are then born in litters of up to seven. Although they have an impressive tail spine designed for defence, they are considered non-threatening and have only been linked to one human fatality throughout the history of their study, preferring to utilise the spine to deter rather than to strike. Put together, their low fecundity (birth rate), popularity as a commercially fished species and habitat degradation has seen the Round Ribbontail Ray classed as Vulnerable by the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Animals). They are just one of the many species of Elasmobranch (sharks and rays) we see at Wolf Rock on a daily basis. If you are interested in seeing it for yourself, give us a call on (07) 5486 8004 or 0498 743 795.

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‘U too Can Recycle’ locally!

IDE BAY company ‘U Too Can Recycle’ is now coming to the region weekly, offering you money for certain recyclables. The depots are at the Tin Can Bay IGA on Thursday from 10.30am to 12.30pm and the Rainbow Beach Sports Club each Thursday between 2pm and 4pm. The company has suggested the most reliable way to get involved is to go to containersforchange.com.au and get your own scheme ID. There are three ways to get a refund: 1. Bundle up your goodies and put a sign inside with your name and phone number and they will take it and bank your money.

2. Join the scheme and they will direct debit the money to the bank account nominated. 3. The team will pay cash on the spot for those who put their cans or bottles back into the 24 or 30 cartons.

Soft drink bottles, water bottles, small flavoured milk and containers must be clean, empty and have caps off. If you are unsure of what they will take, go to the Containers For Change website as there is full information and a space to type in the barcode number to see if it is eligible for a refund.

The Vinnies Artyball Fashion Parade delights all A

N AMAZING collaboration between locals ensured the success of the inaugural Vinnies Artyball Fashion Parade last week at Cafe Jilarty at Rainbow. Organiser of the Artyball Leonie Guerin said one day - “everyone gets worried about what to wear to the ArtyBall”, and someone else said: “I’m buying a dress from Vinnies”, and someone else said: “Let’s check with Julie at Vinnies” and the idea was born. It was a great fun event with about 60 (mainly) women offering their appreciation and cash to the models in exchange for dresses, shoes, accessories and handbags. The models while a little timid to begin with, showed their true colours by the end strutting their stuff and gleefully selling off their outfits to the highest bidder. At least two guests left wearing different outfits and shoes to those which they had arrived in due to the quality modelling. Described by some as a buying ‘frenzy’, at times there was a strong similarity to

the Boxing Day Sales with the winners victoriously showing off their wins. Others not wishing to enter into the fray, enjoyed coffee, wine, pizza or a piece of the most enormous gluten free chocolate cake ever seen in Rainbow Beach and made on the premises. All proceeds from the day will be combined with the money from the Art Auction which will be held on the night of the Arty Ball to benefit the community. Some of the art already submitted is hanging in Cafe Jilarty and there is more to come during the month. Congratulations to the organisers and models for bringing everyone together for a great laugh and helping build an even greater sense of community.

Above: One of the superb pieces of art by local Trish Torenbeek of her model Trish Mills which is hanging at Cafe Jilarty Left: Organisers of the Vinnies Artyball parade, Leonie, Julie and Kerry - well done ladies!

More than flowers blossom at annual show


OR THE LAST few years the Cooloola Coast Youth Activity Project has been providing an opportunity for youth to enter the junior section of the Local Ambulance Committee Annual Flower Show. The YAP activity supplies all the materials and flowers for creating an entry and transports them to the show. This year there were smiles all round as Stephanie Price took out all firsts in the 10-14yrs section and Stephanie with the winning grin after taking out all firsts in the 10-14yrs section

young Bonnie Bate was awarded second for her saucer creation for the under 10yrs. “The aim of providing these opportunities is to give the self confidence a boost and memories of achievement,” explained YAP President Jess Milne. If there are other groups that have a competition throughout the year then YAP would love to hear about any junior sections. The more chances a young person has to be creative and feel a sense of accomplishment, the greater confidence growth. Contact President Jess Milne on 0411 218 254 or email cooloolacoastyap@gmail.com

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By Ze

Saying goodbye to Yarra


ARRA’S GONE, we were so close we’d finish each other’s sentences. People thought we were a couple. We would laugh, he’d say: “Na she’s me sista from another mista.” Lung cancer took him on September 18. He was only 59. Our friendship grew

Yarra and Ze had a bond through their art

through art, painting colourful dot paintings and our love of being in nature. He liked to go worming, fishing and crabbing. Rainbow was an ideal home with Kgari and Tin Can Bay nearby. Yarra was an amazing dot artist, creating paintings inspired by nature. One large canvas was entirely covered in snakes each a different colour and pattern. It took him three years to paint. He was an Arakawal Bunjalung man, his tribe is from Byron Bay. He was born May 23, 1960 in Brisbane. Through our business, Rainbow Dreaming, backpackers from all around the world experienced his culture, making a didgeridoo (yadaki) or painting a boomerang (kylie). They took home a wonderful memento of their Australian adventure. Yarra loved meeting people sharing a drink, smoke and a yarn. Joel Mak will play a memorial November 16, at the Rainbow Beach Hotel. Sammy will play a didge gathering Carlo Sandblow November 12, full moon weather permitting. Yarra’s ashes will be scattered at Broken Head Beach NSW 3pm, November 2. His art will be on display at the Rainbow Beach Library from November 1. Come tell your Yarra story, we will remember him and celebrate his life. I will miss your cheeky smile my brotha from anotha motha. Ze

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Hooked on Rainbow

Owner of Hooked on Fishing, Allen Van Klooster, with Rob Paxevanos, host of Fishing Australia


AVING BEEN A visitor to Rainbow Beach for nearly two decades, Allen Van Klooster decided he wanted to live here permanently and share his passion for fishing. Allen said: “I want to bring my knowledge and experience to people as I’ve been fishing since I was three years old with my dad, anywhere there was water.” Allen has launched Hooked on Rainbow and he offers beach and kayak fishing tours for beginners through to experienced fisherman and has all the equipment you will need. They offer custom-tailored tours from a full-guided tour where you will learn new techniques, to hiring quality gear and fishing the natural beauty of this picturesque coastline in your own time.

Allen said: “We offer three types of tours, Beach Fishing, Land Based Game Fishing and Kayak Fishing Tours where you will be picked up and chauffeured to our destination for the duration of the tour. “Everything you need is supplied in the tour, all you need to bring is a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and your favorite non-alcoholic beverage.” Allen said: “I love it all, but get out on the kayaks and it’s completely different more relaxed and more refined fishing as you are targeting specific species, whiting and flathead, barramundi and mangrove jack. “I want to give people more options, teaching people to fish so they can teach their kids - it’s accessible to everyone wherever you are.”


Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Jack Humphrey!


ONGRATULATIONS TO local couple Cleresse and Jack Humphrey who were recently married! They met working at Eds Bakery back in 2016 and they both still work there together. Their wedding was held at the Maleny Hotel on Saturday September 14, set on the banks of Platypus Creek. Cleresse said: “Our beautiful wedding was officiated by the lovely Sarah Roberts with 70 of our closest family and friends. I made the bouquets myself with my bridesmaids and my dad and mother-inlaw made the arbor display with synthetic floral. “All of the reception decorations were put together beautifully by Jack’s parents and Jack even made our wedding cake! “The perfect weather made for a magical day and we both could not wipe the smiles off our faces all day long. It was such a good night even that Jack had to carry me to the limo as I didn’t want to leave!”

Photo by Nicky Stone

Jack and Cleresse held their big day at Maleny

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Rainbow Beach Police Beat by Senior Constable Mick Emery

Crime trends and inferences


NE OF MY least favourite subjects at Uni was statistics – a very boring subject which was in no way enhanced by the very boring lecturer. Yet somehow the bell curve worked in my favour and my ‘average’ results were enough to scrape in a pass. You could say there was a ‘proportionate relationship’ between: my level of interest in the subject (low); and the amount of hours spent studying it (also low). Nowadays, I’m a little more interested in statistics. In particular the perceived

relationship between: increased numbers of tourists; and increase in property crime in Rainbow Beach. The September holidays just gone provides a useful case study, with the town population increasing from about 1000 to over 10,000… Given the spike in tourist numbers, it should come as no surprise that there was also a corresponding spike in crime figures. The increase was found in the form of theft from unlocked vehicles, entry to business premises, and theft of mobile

phones from a hostel. But here is where the stats don’t tell the whole story… While it would be a reasonable theory to attribute this crime spike to one of the visiting hordes, the reality is: none of the offences were committed by tourists. That’s right – our September holiday crime spree rests squarely at the feet of two locals, both of whom were apprehended and are now before the courts. So what possible conclusions can we draw from this crime trend?

A statistician might erroneously conclude: you are more likely to be a victim of crime here during the school holidays (this could lead to a false sense of security at other times of the year). The unfortunate reality is: opportunist thieves live among us. You can limit their impact by locking your doors every day (not just in the holiday periods). Or, in other words, don’t become another statistic…

Lots to learn at the next BioBlitz W

ILL YOU BE the next person to discover a new species on the Cooloola Coast? Over 78 new species, unknown to science, have already been discovered in the last two BioBlitzes held in Rainbow Beach. Cooloola Coastcare and the Fraser Island Defenders Organisation will be hosting another BioBlitz on the weekend of March 20-22, 2020, with the support of a Queensland Government Citizen Science Grant. It is a wonderful opportunity for teens and adults to get outdoors into the National Park and other protected Experts are coming from all over Australia to lead the daily field trips including Robert Whyte spider expert

areas with expert scientists as your guides. You can help us collect photos of every living thing as you learn about all the creatures, plants and fungi in our region. Use your phone or camera to record them and your guides will teach you about identifying them and learning their role in our environment. Base Camp will be the Rainbow Beach Community Hall with specialists in frogs, birds, fungi, botany, insects and orchids coming from all over Australia to lead the daily field trips. Presentations about the animals and plants in the region in the evenings are also open to the public. cooloolacoastcare.org.au/projects/bioblitz



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HE TURTLECARE GROUP will be walking the beaches for more than their health over the coming months as marine turtles start to come ashore to lay their eggs in the turtle breeding season, which commences in October. Turtles will be coming ashore to lay their eggs up to five times between now and Christmas. These turtles are long-lived and take 30 to 50 years to reach breeding age and return to the beach of their birthplace to breed. Volunteers will be looking for the distinct tracks up the beach made by the female turtles, who come ashore at night to lay about 150 eggs in nests they dig in the dunes. Many nests were lost last year due to Cyclone Oma washing them away, so our trained TurteCare leader,

Joan Burnett, is hoping to relocate eggs at risk to safer locations this year. Boaties also need to take care with increased numbers of turtles in the area which is a “romancing” zone, with mating turtles spending more time on the surface where they are at risk of propellor strike. The cute little hatchlings will start emerging from their nests from late December until about April with most hatching from February to early March. TurtleCare are eager to hear of sightings. During the next six months, it is important to keep a lookout when driving on the beach at night for turtles coming up to lay, as car headlights can spook the females. If you see tracks of turtles on the beach, please take a photo and send it to Joan Burnett 0407 810 510 or give her a call. Joan also manages stranded turtles with help from her merry band of volunteers.

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UR QUILTING GROUP had an enjoyable month, completing beautiful items. Louise designed and completed a lovely embellished art quilt, and Leonie designed and completed an Australian themed wall hanging. The project this month is a bright quilt called Disappearing PinWheel Block, with Linda. Plans in 2020 are under way with a mystery bus trip in February. Morning teas are delightful, especially with Heather making beautiful birthday cakes. Not only do we make quilts we also make smaller items such as bags, table runners and placemats. If you would like to come and join us, all you need

is a needle, cotton and fabric and maybe a sewing machine and a smile. We have quite a few interesting projects in the year so if you are interested please join us. We are always looking for new members and we are a friendly group. There is always someone to help you, friendships are easily made and visitors are welcome. We meet on Tuesdays at 9am at The Community Complex, Cnr Tin Can Bay Rd and Cooloola turn off, (Bayside Drive) behind the Cooloola Bowls Club. Contact Leonie Potts: 0432 098 454. Louise with her beautifully designed quilt

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A BROSNAN, or Debbie, is the creator of the iconic Indian Fairy and has been telling stories and engaging children since 1996 at the markets of Eumundi. Now she is a published author of Fairyland, and will be launching the book to the public in late November at the Eumundi Markets. Debbie said: “Over the years I would often put pen to paper whilst holidaying in my tent at Inskip Point. It is a very spiritual place dear to my heart. What an inspiration it has been! “Every author knows, a tranquil place amongst nature is the chief ingredient to successful creative writing and what better place is there to do this than Rainbow Beach.” The novel is fact mixed with fiction, primarily written for middle grade, and the story can be enjoyed by all who delight in fairies, pirates, magic, mystery, adventure and the world of fantasy and make-believe. Debbie said she started writing the book almost 20 years ago when one of her customers asked her to produce a fiveminute fairy tale DVD so that she could buy it for her daughter. “I thought, why not? And so, off I went looking for advice from a local film producer. To my dismay, he said I had to write a book first.” Debbie took the director’s advice seriously. In the year 2000, she started writing, but found she could not stop. Debbie said she

decided to do a novel-writing course by correspondence with a Sydney writing school, and completed her certificate in 2005. The small picture book turned into a 70,000-word manuscript. Way too big for a five-minute DVD! Then, in 2018 Debbie worked tirelessly with a professional editor in the UK, polishing the manuscript for publishing. Almost 20 years in the making, and many drafts later, Debbie proudly says she’s finished the manuscript, and it’s down to 60,000 words. “Writing a book and having it edited is one thing, however the publishing world is a major project within itself and can be extremely stressful as times,” she said. Asked if she has any advice for budding authors she said: “The research is ongoing, especially with the industry changing as quickly as it is. There are a few ways to have a book published; it’s all a matter of preference according to your own personal research which can take many months to a year, if not years. “Remember, a traditional publisher has many people working for them to bring a manuscript to life, and this process takes two years. So, don’t rush. Get it right and do your research. Research, research … research … research…”

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Camera Club 2019 Annual Retreat By Julie Hartwig, President Tin Can Bay Camera Club


IN CAN BAY Camera Club members recently packed their camera bags and headed for the Bunya Mountains for five days of fun and photography frivolity. On the way to the Bunyas, we stopped at the Wooroolin Wetlands near Kingaroy, but with the drought and lack of rain, these were more “drylands” with not a drop of water remaining in the wetlands. Another stop was made in Kingaroy to photograph the massive peanut silos. While it was early spring, it was bitterly cold with a gusty gale-force south west wind blowing. Despite the chilly temperatures, the weather was fine with clear, though smokefilled skies from bushfires burning further south on the Sunshine Coast, Scenic Rim and Granite Belt.

Members spent the week enjoying the national park photographing birds, nature and landscapes. From tiny forest birds such as Eastern Yellow Robins, Fairy Wrens, Bowerbirds, King Parrots, Rosellas and Currawongs, to butterflies and roaming wallabies with their joeys, no one was disappointed by the diversity of subjects on offer. Members also participated in organised workshops, including Window Light Portraiture, Still Life by Window Light, Lensball Landscapes and Lensball Light Painting. At every annual retreat, a challenge subject is chosen and retreat participants are asked to submit one photo – their best or favourite - of the subject. This year’s challenge subject was “Joeys” which ensured everyone spent time chasing joeys to get their best photo. As usual, an enjoyable and relaxing time was had by all and everyone is already looking forward to our 2020 retreat.

Back standing L-R: Paivi Lobigs, Frank Posch, Claire Hammond, Cheryl Murphy and John Murphy, Maree Davies; Middle sitting: Mary Boyce, Cathy Reed, Ingrid Chennells, Wendy Heaslip, Jacquie Cross; Front: Julie Hartwig (President), Sue Mason, Leigh Reinhardt and Greg Reinhardt

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Successful Ambulance Flower Show

Cheryl Zunic, Treasurer Email: josephandcheryl@bigpond.com


HE COOLOOLA COAST Local Ambulance Committee held its annual Flower Show last month and thanks to the generosity of the attendees, we recorded a bigger profit than last year, which had been a record to date. There were a lot of beautiful plants, flowers and photography on display as well as stalls selling a variety of crafts,

cakes, plants and flower arrangements. The children from the local schools also participated in a colouring-in competition. So thank you to all those people who took the time to place an entry in the show and who came along on the day to support us. During the morning, the crowd was entertained by the Cooloola Coast Ukulele Group and the Coolabay Choir. Both groups performed favourite tunes and songs and provided an extra zing to the proceedings. The champions in each section were Lyn

Judy Cantrell with Elwyn Slaughter – Champion in Cut Flower section

Call for Floral Work, Joan Ozanne for Roses, Elwyn Slaughter for Cut Flowers, Caroline Taylor for Container Plants with the Juniors prize going to Tabitha Frost. Diana Green was awarded the champions prize for the Open Photography section. The committee offers our thanks to the

ladies from the CWA for their assistance with the morning and afternoon teas and also to the Tin Can Bay Craft Club who have very generously donated $550. All the money raised will be used to support our local ambulance stations at Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach.

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Judy Cantrell with Beris Sonter – several prizes in Rose section

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The new Rainbow Beach Community Centre committee are Secretary Rose Mayes, President Elisa Saul and Treasurer Kirstie Jordison


HIS HAS BEEN a very interesting year for the Centre and a new committee has just been voted in. The Rainbow Beach Community Centre was created twenty years ago. Run by volunteers, the committee’s role is to create a better lifestyle for the community of Rainbow Beach by providing information and advice. The Centre is also the manager of the facilities and building, with the exclusion of the library. The management of the building brings duties and legal responsibilities along with the opportunity to develop a communitarian space. To be able to consistently keep the doors of the Centre open and organise events more volunteers are needed. We are calling on locals to join and give a couple of hours weekly to help with reception, while learning new skills. New President, Elisa Seul, who is passionate about bringing the community together and bringing people to the

Centre said: “We want volunteers to enjoy the time spent at the Centre and feel valued. Every one of us has something special to offer.” Events coming up at the hall to mark in your diaries: November 23, 2019 - Markets November 28 2019 - Festival Small Halls December 15, 2019 - Santa Comes to Rainbow January 10, 2020 - Movies at the Park The new committee also welcomes input and ideas for the Fortnightly Markets. The vendor that used to coordinate them on the second and fourth Saturday of the month has moved from the area. To become a member of the Rainbow Beach Community Centre, membership is only $5, and the membership will remain valid for all of 2020. Contact Elisa or the team on 5486 3355 or email: rainbowcommunity@cirs.net.au

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E ARE GETTING closer to Christmas and the end of the year, so our planning is well underway with November looking like a busy month for us.

11am on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. A two-minute silence is held at 11am to remember the people who have died in wars.

Melbourne Cup Lunch On Tuesday November 5, we have our annual Melbourne Cup Lunch, $15 for ham and chicken salad, a dessert and a glass of bubbly to start. Sweeps will be available as well as raffles. Everyone is welcome, put your name down on the list so we have numbers. The race will be shown on the TV.

Information Session On Wednesday, November 20 we are having an Information Session on Healthy Aging which will be hosted by Helen. It will commence at 10am and everyone is welcome to attend.

Remembrance Day Next, we have the Remembrance Day Service on Monday, November 11 commencing at 10:45am at ANZAC Memorial Park, followed by light refreshments at the Sub Branch. Armistice Day is on November 11 and is also known as Remembrance Day. It marks the day World War One ended, at

Christmas raffle Don’t forget our Christmas raffle is up and running with tickets for sale at the Sub Branch as well as our ham raffles which we are selling at the markets. Five hams, $1 a ticket, 100 tickets per ham raffle, sold each Market Day till Christmas. Get down there early as they start selling about 8am. Carer’s Day A reminder to those who attend the

Over 60s


VEN WITH A very grey overcast and windy day our group ventured to Norman Point for a barbie. We were joined by some members of Probus. Verdict - we will have to have more Inter-club activities. We really had to hang onto our bits and pieces otherwise we ended up having to wear them. At least the breeze (gale force) kept the bugs away. But still, we all enjoyed ourselves. November 5 will see us heading to the Cooloola Bowls Club for Melbourne Cup. Always a fun day and a lovely lunch. Our next meeting will be on November 12 at the Rainbow Beach Surf Club. at 10am.

Sabine Deimel, Annette Collins, Doug Collins, Ross Brown from the Over 60s enjoyed a barbecue at Norman Point

Remembrance Carer’s Day, that it will not be on this month as it is Melbourne Cup Day, but it will be back Tuesday December 1. The second Tuesday of the month, November 12, is again our Veteran and Community Morning Tea – once more we welcome everyone to this event, starting at 10am. Drop-In Centre Lastly, Tuesday and Wednesday (apart from event days) we have our Drop-In Centre, 9.30 to 11.30am, our welfare officers/volunteers are at the sub branch if you need some veteran information or if you have any questions. Maybe you just want to have a coffee, we are waiting. As I said a busy month for us, but don’t forget the Christmas Dance in December as well, watch out for the posters. See you at the Sub Branch where we welcome everyone. Our office number is 07 5486 4224.


Rainbow Beach November 11 is Remembrance Day. It is the day when Australians stop to reflect on the deeds performed and the sacrifices made by those who served their country in the military in time of war and conflict. It is also a time where we acknowledge and pray for the safety of those currently serving, particularly in conflict areas overseas and continuing the tradition that went before them. At 10.50am on Monday November 11, the Sub Branch will conduct a ceremony to mark the occasion when at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 the guns fell silent to end the Great War. You are invited to attend at the Cenotaph to pay your respects. I hope you will join me there. For all enquiries contact Joe Casey, President, on 0422 546 042.

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This highly regarded and dynamic duo will be performing on Friday, November 29 from 7pm at the Tin Can Bay Country Club and entry is free. The Webbe’s are not your average duo. Chris appears with his son Noah on the bass. Chris Webbe has been touring and performing in Australia and internationally for 40 years and is well known for his work with Sweaty Palms, the band that rocked South-Eastern Australia and the rest of the country through the 80s and 90s. His proprietary-built foot drums and special effects deliver an exciting full sound, and he does not use backing tracks or pre-recorded songs but plays in real time to deliver an authentic experience. His vibrant and entertaining style cuts through to audiences making sure everyone is engaged and having a great time while he sings, plays guitar and drums.

Gather your friends and come out to Cooloola Cove where music is happening for everyone to enjoy. Lots of work goes into preparing such a gathering, especially by those who perform for everyone. Starting at 7pm on the last Thursday of each month, you’ll hear the lively sounds of a small band playing (piano, bass, guitar, flute and harmonica). After that, everyone wakes up and sing to their heart’s content! The atmosphere is warm, friendly, appreciative and ready to give credit where it’s due. We encourage the young to participate and the old professionals to dust off their instruments and play like they used to. It is a merry evening and ends as all good evenings with tea, coffee, ginger beer (homemade of course) and usually some pretty good food treats. Join us for our last evening of the year for a musical or poetic contribution, a funny story, a sketch (you never know what happens), new members welcome, new styles acclaimed. For further information call Pam Graham: 0427 180 649 or email: kcisf327@gmail.com We welcome back Neil (above) who never disappoints with his droll Rainbow Beach and all surrounding areas sense of humour and appropriate words to songs! zanetafitzgerald.wixsite.com/mysite +61 438 868 116

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Merlin “Ultimate One Man Band”

If you missed him last time, then don’t miss him this time - Merlin will perform at the Tin Can Bay Country Club on Friday November 1, at 7pm and entry is free! Troy Daniel Waller, nicknamed ‘Merlin’, is an experienced entertainer, having performed as a full-time professional musician for the past 30 years. Travelling around Queensland and northern NSW, Merlin performs original songs, tribute shows, blues, classic rock and famous covers. He has recorded three albums and performed with iconic artists such as Russell Morris, Billy Thorpe, Angry Anderson and Pete Wells (Rose Tattoo), Roy Lynes (Status Quo), Phil Emmanual, and Dave Evans (AC/DC’s original singer before Bon).

Coolabay Choir This choir has been singing for many organisations and is always applauded for their versatility. Going from strength to strength, gaining in confidence and enjoying the pleasure of singing. Their repertoire is getting longer and more adventurous as they practice weekly in the Vets’ and Community Hall in Cooloola Cove at 3pm till 4pm every Wednesday. We welcome new members who can soon find their level and their voice, either high, medium or low. A certain amount of voice training is included, though nothing too difficult. The start of each hour is spent on breathing and intonation as well as enunciation. Gradually improving and gaining in confidence, we are now being asked to perform at functions as well as at Music Plus Nights. Please consider joining, just arrive on any Wednesday at 3pm and see for yourself. For further info call Pam 0427 180 649 or email: kcisf327@gmail.com

Barefoot Bowls and Jessamy Fox at the Country Club!

Grab your work mates and enjoy your 2019 Christmas Party playing Barefoot Bowls at the Tin Can Bay Country Club! It’s great fun and it’s only $10 and that includes snacks. The bowling starts at 4.30pm on Saturday November 9, and then the lovely Jessamy Fox will play live from 6pm. Jessamy Fox is an accomplished singer/ songwriter who accompanies herself on the acoustic guitar. Her roots lie within country music, however she has a love for many genres

and covers everything from pub rock to folk classics. Jessamy’s passion for performing began in her teenage years and since then it has flourished into her chosen career pathway. In 2018 she completed her Bachelor of Music, specialising in songwriting at JMC Academy. Jessamy has tons of live experience, regularly performing at pubs, cafes, festivals, weddings and charity events. With an impressive repertoire of songs, there is a song for everyone to enjoy!

Christmas in Foreign Lands – a must see It’ll soon be Christmas, and there will soon be another Simply Classical concert. It will be held on Sunday November 24, at 2pm at St Patrick’s, Gympie and is called Christmas in Foreign Lands. Local Libby Schmidt, who comes up from Brisbane every fortnight to play for church services, will play for us variations on a Christmas song by JCF Bach, as well as Noelle Suisse, by a French composer. Rhonda Mitchel, a music teacher living in Bundaberg, has lived in Germany for several years and is going to sing some of the best “Weihnachtslieder” she came to love in German, as well as a French, a Spanish and a new Zealand song and a “Cowboy Carol”. Simply Classical has presented the harp before, two quite different instruments in different concerts, but this time we will have a harpist duo. They are musically travelling through Europe, including stops in Sweden and the Isle of Man. A new young singing group is emerging in the region, they sang at the recent Cooloola Coast Orchestra concert at the TCB Community Centre, to great applause, and the four were hired on the spot for Simply Classical. Meanwhile, they have expanded to eight, and their leader, Georgina Thomas, will have to come up with a name for the group before the concert. We are going to have two Daniels performing, in quite different musical fields. Young cellist Daniel Shearer gave a bravura performance a couple of concerts ago, and will be back with a whole string quartet in tow. They are going to play a Christmas concerto by Italian composer Corelli, and excerpts from the Nutcracker for a Russian component. As luck would have it, vocalist Daniel

Jess, well known to Gympie audiences, has some spare time at the end of November to oblige all those who repeatedly ask to include him again in our concerts. Not everything has been finalised, but there will be poetry, a flute with North American - Indian tunes and Christmas piano music from Poland. This is going to be a well travelled concert, and we hope that many people will be at St. Patrick’s to hear it. Hoping to see and talk to you at our famous afternoon tea on conclusion. Admission is only adults $15 and children $5. Pictured below are Graham Langdon and Rowena Thomas who are performing at the Simply Classical Concert in Gympie on Sunday November 2.

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Droughtrunners Report


Tony Stewart handing over a ute-load of food to Baradine CWA on the way to Victoria last week

When the drought does break, and it will, the people we are now helping will repay our Shire when they can afford holidays. A BIG thank-you to donations from Cooloola Custom Stock Feeds, Bernard Petroleum, Tom Grady, Mooloo Mountain Produce, Graham Engeman (for his 2.5 ton trailer), Drakes in Gympie,TCB and Rainbow Beach IGA, Robyn Hanson,Betty Freeman,Coral Mullins,Eds and the TCB Bakery, Snak Shak, Barnacles, Wayne Kerle ,TCB Signs, Marlene Owen and anonymous donors. I am now in Victoria canvassing for funds and dropping another load to Baradine CWA (Helping 140 Farmers) on the way home. If anyone can help, please get in touch or see the Bank of Queensland in Mary Street, Gympie. There are no admin costs with our business. Receipts available. Thank You. Account details: BSB 124001 A/C No 22599186 Rainbow Beach Droughtrunners

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AINBOW BEACH Droughtrunners have just been to Stanthorpe with a big load of food and stockfeed. A week later we travelled again into New South Wales to drop supplies to Baradine CWA. Barcaldine is midway between Coonamble and Coonabarabran and believe me, these areas and most of NSW are in dire straits just like most of Queensland. NSW has the added problem of the towns running out of water. Due to costs, we will not be sending any more hay out west. We will just concentrate on food on the table and vouchers for these wonderful people who supply us with food in good times.

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ANKSIAS WERE named after Sir Joseph Banks who obtained specimens as Cook’s voyage sailed along Australia’s east coast. These iconic Australian plants have sculptural flower heads that vary greatly in size and the colours range from green, through cream, to orange and red. Flowering is often in autumn and winter when colour in the garden is very welcome. Birds, insects and small mammals are attracted to the nectar. The unusual seed heads have been made famous as the ‘Big Bad Banksia Men’ in May Gibbs’ Snugglepot and Cuddlepie children’s stories. Most banksias like a sunny, well- drained position. They are long-lived and can be pruned to a tidier shape if you are not fond of the natural gnarled look. Banksia integrifolia (Coastal banksia) is our plant of the month. It is a hardy tree to 15m, that is resistant to sea spray, has golden flowers, fruit with many woody follicles and leaves that are silver underneath. • Please note: A decision has been made to open City Farm year round on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only. We will not be open on a Friday at all. • We a cash only organisation. Book are Now Limited availability • The City Farm AGM will be held on November 13 at 10am on the premises.


The banksias were made famous by May Gibbs in her Snugglepot and Cuddlepie books Photograph by Mary Boyce

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14 Years in Rainbow Beach – Dave took the chance to move to Rainbow after knocking back a job offer in mining. The sea change took his fancy after growing up in Western Qld, he worked for RBAC for 8 years before going out on his own with Carolyn. Dave is our Head Mechanic, Recovery Expert and Diagnostic extraordinaire, Dave also is the man to see when you need a roadworthy or pre purchase inspection, always making sure a vehicle is safe to be on our roads.

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Moving to Rainbow Beach after meeting Dave 8 years ago, Carolyn has experience in business management & finance and oversees all administration needs for the company. When she is not looking after the needs of her and Dave’s 4 children she is focussed on maintaining a high level of customer service and solutions.

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Mike recently moved to Rainbow Beach after a trip around Australia, deciding Rainbow Beach was where he wanted to be. After working with Toyota and the mines for many years, he comes to us as our Toyota expert and can work on anything from the older models to the newest or smallest to the biggest including our tilt trays.

Canadian Tessa Moved to Rainbow Beach after finding love with a local tour guide, Tessa brings with her a degree in marketing and many years of experience in customer relations. She loves sharing her passion for exploring Fraser Island and surfing up at Double Island with customers who love the local advice.

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Simon comes to us with a world of knowledge after many years working on oil rigs and formerly the owner of his own mechanical workshop in Hervey Bay. Simon maintains our 4wd hire vehicles to a high standard and also assists with the over flow of general mechanical from the workshop.

Settling down in Poona after escaping the Brisbane rat race where he owned his own mobile mechanics business, James is our servicing and general maintenance expert who can work on all vehicles from 4wd’s to small vehicles.

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Jonty is an experienced agricultural mechanic who is now taking the opportunity to cross over into being a light vehicle mechanic. His experience on larger diesel vehicles means he can diversify into the maintenance on our trucks but also confidently attend to customers vehicles at any time.

With tourism and vehicle hire industry experience and a love of the beach and surfing has helped Shenae to understand tides and beach driving times like a pro. Shenae fits right in to our team helping tourists and locals explore Rainbow Beach and Fraser Island with our fleet of 4wd or road vehicles for hire.

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Kerry Roach, Healthy Lifestyle Coordinator, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, said people with type 2 diabetes who follow the general population guidelines for physical activity and healthy balanced eating are on the right track to good diabetes management.

The upcoming Gympie workshop is the final session for 2019, with the morning providing information, resources and links to further support in the community.

“Although some people will go on to become insulin dependent, up to 60% of type 2 diabetes can be largely managed through healthy lifestyle behaviours.

To be eligible to attend the workshop, you must be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, be over 18 years of age; be able to attend group education for four hours; and be able to learn in the company of others. Family members are also welcome to attend.

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Our experienced, gentle dentists are ready to offer solutions to all your dental concerns in our spacious practice in Tin Can Bay. Phone 5486 4800

HAIR AND BEAUTY COUNSELLING Cooloola Counselling Services Suzanne offers a professional, supportive counselling service to those in need. Book an appointment, 0406 304 296, email cooloolacounselling@gmail.com or visit www.cooloolacousnellingservices.com

DENTIST Channon Lawrence Dental Crooked teeth? See Dr Mark from Channon Lawrence for an invisible solution. 90 Channon Street, Gympie. Ph: 5482 7688

Coloured Sands Clinic We make it our business to make dentistry affordable whilst delivering quality care. Call 5488 0271 to book an appointment. 22 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – November 2019

Members of the Multidisciplinary Team, Health Promotion Officer SCHHS, Kerry Roach and Dietitian SCHHS, Mitch King

MEDICAL CENTRE Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Medical Centre Cosmetic injectables

for frown line, crow’s feet, forehead. Open Wednesday, Rainbow Beach outpatient clinic. General practitioner injector. Consultation and pricing complimentary. Phone 5313 3277.


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Latest trends, highly trained hair stylists, service oriented, a happy salon, Seniors Thursdays 20% off, Mon - Sat Cooloola Cove Shopping Centre Phone 5486 2643

Pain relief, sports injuries, rehab, dry needling, DVA, work cover, 30yrs experience, no referral required. 76 Gympie Road, TCB & Rainbow Beach, Sue: 0429 636 395.


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Affordable treatments, welcoming environment. Highest level of professional and personal care Complete Hair, Beauty and body synergy for men, women & children. Proudly Organic, AUSTRALIAN & performance driven products. Ph: 5486 3533

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PODIATRIST Suncoast Podiatry Servicing Rainbow Beach and Cooloola Coast for over 10 years! Specialists in General and Diabetic Foot Care, Ingrown Toenail Treatment, Biomechanics/ Orthotics and Home Visits. Phone 5483 7881 for appointment.

Health, Fitness, Beauty & Wellbeing

Helping with mental health and depression S

PENDING TIME IN natural environments can improve psychological wellbeing, stress responses, cognitive performance and social skills.

there’s no doubt the experience makes them happier and healthier,” Ms Westaway said. “The recent review of research confirms yet again that being in nature improves psychological well being, reduces stress and enhances cognitive performance, so the whole community benefits.”

Coastrek and Beyond Blue have launched a new charity partnership to inspire people to exercise in nature for the good of their mental health. Every dollar raised by participants goes towards the Beyond Blue Support Service, which offers free counselling, referrals and advice to almost 200,000 contacts each year.

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Historical Cooloola

Bevan and Joy Anderson’s Rainbow Beach Sheryl Anderson


UR FAMILY HAS been visiting Rainbow for holidays since the early ‘70s - all school holidays and long weekends - in the caravan park, with prime spots facing the beach, and since 1978, in a house that was “built with me spanner” as the advert used to go. But the story began way before I fell in love with Rainbow when my great grandparents used to visit in the ‘20s. So I asked my parents, Bevan and Joy Anderson about their first memories of the area. Bevan said: “Well, I guess it all started with my grandfather, Bert Anderson - he had a farm at the Veteran, and he also ran cattle on land he leased on what is now Cooloola Village in the late ‘20’s. They built a house at Tin Can Bay, a couple of houses, and a boat too, about 25 feet with a Rugby engine. “They used to go fishing all over the bay, and down the straits. I guess I got my sea legs on that boat. They took me and my mum, Ruby, out when I was six months old, and you know it’s always rough down the straits… the boat was tossing from side to side. “Mum was terrified her baby was going to fall in the water. She held on tight. Everyone was sick except for me. Apparently. When it got too rough, Pop would hoist the sail to try to calm the boat, prevent it from nosing into the waves. “Pop and Dad used to fish in and out of the bay. They’d motor over to what is now Carlo Point - it was all mangroves and shallows around there then. You had to be careful. Pop had a long weighted rope with knots on it that he’d hang over the side to tell how deep it was.

“Anyway, they would anchor out there, then row the little dinghy into shore, and walk with a couple of hessian sacks and their fishing gear over to Mudlo Rocks. They would fish all day, sometimes overnight, then walk back with a sack or two full of fish. “I was an electrical inspector for SEQEB, what is now Energex, in the early ‘60s, and the sand mining was just starting up at Rainbow Beach. They used a lot of electricity, of course, and so I’d have to drive from Gympie to Rainbow Beach every Thursday to read their meter. It was a very rough road. Very rough. “There used to be three houses down there in what is now the main street, near where the first general store was, and essential workers from the mine lived there. One of the houses was for the mine electrician, Doug Nabour. I drove down every Thursday until I started my own electrical business with Joy in 1967. I did a lot of work at Rainbow over the years.”

Above: Bill with his harem in front of cottage at Double Island Point. From left Jessie Mallet, Pearl Hogan, unknown, unknown, Ruby Compton, Jean Walker, Bill Ross Right: Henry “Chookie” Mallet with his truck and friends. Walter Mallet, Jack Dun, Henry Mallet washing Ruby Compton’s hair, Bill Ross at Double Island

Joy - “Oh, I remember going down to Rainbow with Bevan before we were married. We had a picnic on the hill. You didn’t really go down to the beach. “I might have photos of my mum, Jessie Brown (nee Mallet), camping at Double Island Point when she was a teenager. They used to drive down in a truck and camp up there. Never at Rainbow, it was easier to get to Double Island. They were doing some building there at the lighthouse.” Bevan remembers “Oh, that’s right, I remember my Uncle Vic Anderson was a line foreman for PMG just after the war, and he led a construction gang through the Cooloola Park to the lighthouse to put in phone lines. He used to talk about all the death adders they had to confront.” So Mum found some of her mum’s photos from circa 1933. What a treasure trove! It is so interesting to explore family connections with a place that holds such a dear place in my heart and soul.

Sheryl Anderson is a writer, editor, and project manager. She loves people’s memories and stories, and loves to spend as much time as possible at Rainbow Beach. sherylanderson999@gmail.com

Glamour girls at Double Island. Jessie Mallet far right 24 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – November 2019

Photos taken circa 1933 on camping trip to Double Island from Gympie via Henry “Chookie” Mallet’s truck.

Historical Cooloola

50 Years

The day Premier Frank Nicklin came to to open the Rainbow Beach Surf Life Saving Club with Max Hodges MP Photo Garry Hewitt

Captain Garry Hewitt accepting the new Surf Boat for the club from Cr Neil Buchanan Left: Ross Kidd, Paul Malone, David Hewitt, Col Ashmore, Col Smith, Ron Organ, Ivan Day, front Alan Dean, Wayne HewittEarly days of the surf club with Photo Garry Hewitt

Right: Many will remember the ramp used to drive onto the beach when the sand was not washed away Photo Garry Hewitt

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Do you have idle time?

Volunteers David Copus, Brad Wands and Andrew Yeeles getting the Medical Transport vehicles ready for clients

Newly appointed workplace Health and Safety Officer for the Men’s Shed, Rob Butt


F YOU’RE A little bored with what’s happening at your place OR if you’ve got too much time on your hands with nothing to do – have you considered coming down to the Tin Can Bay Community and Men’s Shed to see what will be on offer and what great facilities we have? Shed members are very proud of their achievements and love showing people around. So whether you are young or old, male or female, able-bodied or not - YOU are very much welcome to come down and say hello to us Monday to Friday between 9am and 12pm at the Shed (behind Cityfarm) on the Tin Can Bay Road. Shed member, Rob Butt, has joined the Management Committee as our Workplace Health and Safety Officer. His knowledge and experience are invaluable in setting up the standards, practices and procedures involved in this very important area of Shed operation. Also important is the role of Shed Supervisor to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Shed, and tutors to run classes. To this end, we are asking members of the local community who have an interest or expertise in any particular field to come forward and register their interest now, so that when we are officially open, the Shed will be able to offer topical, interesting and worthwhile workshops for the local community. So, come along and share the excitement! Our next general meeting is happening 9am, Saturday, November 9 at the Shed (behind Cityfarm) and we’d love to see some new faces! For further information, please call Bryan Phillips (Shed Manager) on 0420 299 651 or Graham Langdown (President) on 0433 062 906.

Cooloola Coast Medical Transport faces increased demand

Neil Goodyer CCMT President – 5486 2488


OOLOOLA COAST MEDICAL Transport (CCMT) provides non-urgent transport for scheduled medical appointments from Brisbane to Hervey Bay and points in between. In the past three months our number of trips continued to grow and compared to the same time last year, we were up 34% in the number of return trips made. We are now closely monitoring the times that we cannot satisfy a client’s request, which can arise when all our cars are booked or when we cannot find a volunteer driver for the trip.

If a client is left to find alternatives then it comes down to changing the appointments or seeking help from friends/family - a situation we want to eliminate. Recent volunteer recruitment activities have yielded four additional volunteer drivers for training later this month and we hope that this will provide us with greater confidence in driver availability to allow us to seek funding to get an eighth car into service. We recently replaced two of our smaller cars with new small SUVs, bringing our number of small SUVs to four plus three small sedans. The SUVs have proved popular with our clients since they provide much easier access for those with back ailments and the like.

Funds for this replacement had to come from our cash reserves and trade-in values, however, we have our sights firmly set on a major grant for the next three replacements due in January-March 2020. It is not only our clients to which we are responsible, but also to our volunteers and we are currently planning fundraising to get some shade-sails erected alongside our garages, so that with summer approaching our car-care team is not sweltering in the morning sun and reflected heat from our concrete driveway when cleaning/ preparing cars every weekend ready for the week ahead. As always we greatly appreciate the community’s support through our raffles, bingo and money boards.

QCWA High Tea Fundraiser


HE QCWA would like to express our gratitude to our community in their support of our High Tea Fundraiser held at Cathy House. Tickets sold out fast and along with the wonderful response in sales from our raffles, we will be making a significant donation to QCWA Public Rural Crisis Fund – thank you everyone. The QCWA Ladies were also busy at the Flower Show. We volunteered our day in the kitchen to help our Local Ambulance Committee by preparing and serving delicious cakes, scones, slices and sandwiches with coffee and tea. We would like to say a big thank you to Warren who showed us around his Bee Farm at Cooloola Cove and gave us a very interesting talk about the life cycle of bees. We then were invited to a delicious morning tea. Good luck to our ladies with competition entries going to our State Conference in Maryborough Brolga Theatre, October 21. A reminder for next year all our competitions are open to the public, further dates to be advised in February’s Bulletin. Important dates to remember; Craft – First Wednesday of the month 10am. Hoy - Third Wednesday of the month 10am $7 entry Cottage reservations and enquiries –

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QCWA volunteers helping out the Local Ambulance Committee, Judy, Yvonne, Rob and Lorraine

Cottage Convenor 0490 670 518 All other QCWA inquires contact Dawn 0434 518 836 QCWA would like to express our condolences to the family and friends of Karen Taylor. We will miss her smiley face in Tin Can Bay.

Dolphin Report for November Norma Sanderson Volunteer Co-ordinator


HAT A WONDERFUL time at the Dolphin Centre with most of the dolphins visiting each day. Of course, during the school holidays we were very busy and the crowds are now starting to thin out. Little ‘Luna’ has had a couple of small shark bites on his body between the dorsal fin and tail. He was a lucky little dolphin and seems to have suffered no permanent damage. As a result his mum, ‘Aussie’, is very protective of him and doesn’t let him get too far away from her care. The two calves are very playful and it’s great for the visitors to see them breaching out of the water and chasing each other. ‘Harmony’ is still coming in, though not every day. ‘Patch’ of course has been visiting less frequently because of this. Great to see ‘Patch’ with ‘Mystique’ visiting together with the two females before the interloper arrives. ‘Mystique’ seems to tolerate ‘Harmony’ so we are not sure what the relationship is between them. Come on down to the centre.

Sunshine Coast visitor Lauren Brown feeding the dolphins on her 40th birthday.

Probus update T

HE MEMBERS OF Cooloola Coast Probus Club enjoy regular activities both locally and further afield, and from time to time have the opportunity to join in with Probian and local groups. Some members attended the CWA High Tea in Tin Can Bay, helping to raise money for drought-stricken farmers. Everyone enjoyed the wonderful array of goodies baked by the fantastic CWA ladies and many attendees walked off with the great range of raffle prizes on display - we were even allowed to choose our prize! Well

done, CWA ladies! Sometimes we have a joint barbeque with the Rainbow Beach Over 60s whose members have similar ideals and interests. A group of our members recently joined them for a barbeque at Norman Point - a great day outdoors with fun and laughter. We joined with Probians from all over the Wide Bay for the annual Presidents and Past Presidents Lunch hosted by Bargara Probus Club and also attended the Gympie Probus Club’s 36th Birthday lunch. We welcomed a new member to our club

this month, Vivienne Brown, and are looking forward to her company at various upcoming events. Our long-term member and published author, Roma Ravn, was guest speaker at the October meeting - a most entertaining and interesting presentation. We meet at the Sandcastle Motel on the second Monday of each month at 2pm. For further information please Jo on 0428 762 572 or Kaye on 0421 648 129.

Probus President, Jo Said, presenting a gift to our October guest speaker and member, Roma Ravn

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Learn to Sail - Tin Can Bay


The three day Learn to Sail Program was a big hit for the beginners

HE TIN CAN BAY Yacht Club ran a Learn to Sail Course for kids during the school holidays. The course was one of the most well attended to date, with a total of 21 kids involved aged from 7 to 15. The kids (and instructors) were challenged with fairly blowy conditions over the three days, even in the shelter of Snapper Creek. Despite the weather, everyone had a go on the water learning to tack, gybe, capsize and recover. On the final day we held a followthe-leader procession from the yacht club, down the creek to the marina and back, with a motley crew of Lasers

and Bugs plus a Vagabond, Spiral and Opti for good measure. It was great to have five local kids as assistant instructors, having completed their training in July. The next Learn to Sail course will be held sometime in January – details to be advertised soon. For enquiries please contact the Tin Can Bay Yacht Club at thesecretarytcbyc@gmail.com One of the great reviews of the Learn to Sail Program: “It was fantastic. Thank you to all the wonderful, helpful instructors. Your patience, care and humour made this something that has left the kids with excitement and a passion to continue on! Thank you.”

What is happening at the Vets and Community Hall Scott Lucas, Chairman


OOLOOLA COVE Veteran and Community Hall is a hub for our Cooloola Cove Community. We exist to be a meeting place for community and other groups to meet a low cost. The Hall is managed, maintained and cared for by Cooloola Wesleyan Methodist Church and her host of volunteers. We host markets on the first Saturday of each month with local and visiting stall holders for our local community to come and shop. The Market Café is a

real drawcard for the community on our market days. The Hall is a full audio / visual facility with two screens and is perfect for commercial and personal hirers alike. It has a fully functioning commercial kitchen with all you need for catering your event. To hire or book the hall contact 0499 110 944 Thank you to our amazing volunteers and our local community for all your support.

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Weekly: Tuesday: 7-9pm Alcoholics Anonymous 5488 0972 Wednesday: 3-4pm Coolabay Choir Pam Graham 0427 180 649 Sunday: 9.30am Cooloola Wesleyan Methodist Church, Pastor Scott Lucas 0427 859 235 Monthly: 2 8am Cooloola Cove Community Markets + Car Boot Sale. Contact: 0499 110 944

17 4.30-6.30pm Apostolic Church, Brice Kaddatz 5482 1593 or 0438 861 198 18 10am-11am Residents and Friends, Joan Creswell 5488 0436 28 7pm Music Plus Pam Graham 0427 180 649 or sykapalua@ spiderweb.com.au Bi Monthly: 14 9am Neighbourhood Watch 3 December 9.30am-1pm CC Community Disaster Management, Terry Steele 0439 862 264


Chess club

Above: Cooking with garden produce

Rainbow Beach School

Below: Year 2/3 Day Camp

Dan Stanieg, Principal


HROUGHOUT 2019, we have implemented a range of programs and incorporated numerous academic, sporting and cultural activities for the students to learn and enjoy. The teachers and teacher aides have been very supportive and enthusiastic about these programs and we have made great progress in all areas of schooling. We continue to undertake a range of professional development to ensure we are implementing best practice in the classroom, to ensure our students have every opportunity of success while at Rainbow Beach State School. As I have said many times before, it is the partnership between home and school that makes our school a great success. Thank you for your continued support. Dan Stanieg, Principal

Year 6 News – St Patrick’s College Founder’s Day Three of our Year 6 students attended one of their high school transition days. Maia, Rubi and Mason all ventured off to St Patrick’s College to spend the day at their soon-to-be high school. Here is a summary of their day: “At Founder’s Day we all sat at the cafeteria while the Vice Principal called

the role and told us what we were going to be doing throughout the day. We were separated into groups and given a tour around the school by the Year 12 students. We then went down to the sports hall where the Year 12’s had set up a sausage sizzle for the Year 6’s. After we were all fed, we made our way to the church where they did a Founder’s Day ceremony about the founders of the school. We then set off in different directions to practise a dance for the house dance competition. At the start of the day we were all a bit nervous, as we didn’t have a clue about what was going to happen throughout the day. But as the day progressed, we felt more confident. We are glad we went to the Founder’s Day because we now know a few of the people who will be in our class next year, and we also have a better idea of our way around the school. By Maia, Rubi and Mason

I am now looking forward to: - trying new subjects like woodwork and home economics. Maia - learning many new things in many different ways. Rubi - learning things like woodwork, metal work and art. Mason

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Cooloola Coast Visitor’s Guide Rainbow Beach and the Cooloola Coast is home of the Coloured Sands, the majestic Carlo Sandblow and gateway to World Heritage listed Fraser Island. You can feed wild dolphins, visit a historic lighthouse and kayak with the whales.

Rainbow Shores Clarkson Drive has a concrete path for most of the way taking you through wallum and paperbarks. If riding, you can turn left to the industrial area (Karoonda Road) and the return to town via Carlo Road.

Double Island Point (DIP) has the longest break in Australia (when the swell lines up. (4WD only) Surf Lessons & Board Hire 0435 934 087 Epic Ocean Adventures 0408 738 192 Rainbow Beach 0432 690 194

Coloured Sands Starting below the lookout, walk along the beach towards Double Island Point for a kilometre or so to these amazing Coloured sand cliffs, with the best colours around 9 to 10 kilometres along the beach (accessible with a 4wd or Surf and Sand Safari tour) 5486 3131. Carlo Sand Blow A bush walk up to Carlo Sand Blow is a must for every visitor. Drive to the reservoir at the top of Cooloola Drive. The Blow is an easy 600m walk from the car park or take the longer walk from the National Parks Office. Spectacular views of the Coloured Sands, Double Island Point and Tin Can Bay Inlet are the bonus for your efforts. When the thermals are right, you will often see Hang Gliders taking off and landing at this beautiful piece of Nature’s Sculpture. Fraser Island Great Walk A 90 km trail which showcases natural and cultural features of the world’s largest sand island as it meanders between Dilli Village and Happy Valley www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/ parks/great - walks-fraser-island/about. html Cooloola Great Walk A 102 km trail which passes through a rich diversity of vegetation types with spectacular views, connecting Rainbow Beach with Noosa North Shore. www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/ greatwalkscooloola/ index.html Rainforest Walk / Bymien Picnic Area A few kilometres from town, on the Gympie Road, take the Freshwater Road to the left. 3km on a good gravel surface will bring you to Bymien, which is the limit for conventional vehicles. Lake Poona After morning tea or lunch in the picnic area you can venture on some wonderful walks to Lake Poona or through some spectacular Rainforest. Allow 40 minutes to reach Lake Poona. Lake Freshwater Only accessible by 4WD, Tour or Walking. Walking tracks starts at the Bymien picnic area. The round trip from Rainbow Beach will take a full day and requires fitness. Foreshore Tin Can Bay You can walk 4km from Crabs Creek to Norman Point, over picturesque bridges, signage of flora and fauna, through mangroves, playgrounds and outdoor gyms. It is mostly flat – very safe for children on wheels. Start at the playground opposite the library, cycle to Crabs Creek and stop for a coffee, then return to opposite the library. Enjoy the views out to the inlet while the kids enjoy the playground and skatepark. Rainbow Beach 10,000 steps walk – from the headland behind the Surf Tower and Playground to Carlo Road. Paths are perfect for bicycles, scooters and skateboards.

Half-day 4WD Tours (5486 3131) or hire your own to Cooloola National Park, Coloured Sands, Double Island Point, Lighthouse, Rainforest and Lake Freshwater. 4x4 Hire Rainbow Beach 4x4 Hire 5486 8300 Rainbow Beach Adventure Centre 4WD Hire 5486 3288




Stand up paddle tour The 2 hour tour on offer is a basic introduction to SUP to anybody who would like to see what its all about.With all of our equipment catered for the beginner, also the flat water of Pelican Bay/ Carlo Point this is a fantastic tour for scenery and also the whole family to enjoy, it’s just so easy to participate. 0408 738 192 Seary’s Creek 7km from town towards Gympie, with 2 waterholes, boardwalks, bridges and history – do read the sign and spot the creatures. Always cool on the hottest of days.

Scuba Diving A popular spot for the scuba enthusiast is at Wolf Rock, off Double Island Point. World class diving on Fraser Island’s doorstep, phone Wolf Rock Dive Centre on 5486 8004. Hang Gliding & Paragliding Carlo Sand Blow is one of the top spots for hand gliders in Queensland with the National Championships being held there each January. With a take off of 300ft and a soarable ridge of 12 kilometres long and about 500ft high, Carlo Sand Blow is definitely the place to go. Fliers should be of Hang2 standard, fly in north easterly winds and remember landing in the bathing reserve is prohibited. Wind surf off the surfing beach or in Tin Can Bay Inlet, taking off from Carlo Point.

Rainbow Beach Aquatic Centre and Tin Can Bay Pool offers squad, learn to swim, water aerobics and more. Sailing And Cruising If you love the wonderful peace and relaxation of sailing or cruising, the sheltered waters of the Great Sandy Strait are for you. You may see dugong, turtles, dolphins and more. Great Sandy Strait Cruises and Sunset Cruises 0428 838 836

Dolphin Ferry 35 minutes by ferry to view the dolphins at TIn Can Bay 7am daily 0428 838 836 Dolphin Viewing/Feeding at Tin Can Bay just a thirty minute drive to Tin Can Bay through Cooloola Cove and you can see the Dolphins at Barnacles Dolphin Centre, Norman Point at around 7 – 7.30am each day, feeding time is 8.00am. Charges apply. Come and have a look around this pretty little town while you are there. 5486 4899 Turtle Tours Paddle in double seated ocean kayaks along the edge of the mangroves at Pelican Bay on this two hour tour, you quietly encounter all types of sea life from turtles to rays to the odd dolphin. 0408 738 192 Sea Kayaking Dolphin View Sea Kayaking: A unique experience - see dolphins, whales (seasonal), manta rays, turtles and more 0408 738 192 Horseride with professional guides on our World Heritage Listed Beach. 04121RIDES Tin Can Bay Foreshore Bird Walk – 137 species with best viewing spots on the brochure. Tin Can Bay Wildflower Walk spectacular wildflower species, all on the brochure.

Our safe beach is patrolled between September - March. ALWAYS SWIM BETWEEN THE FLAGS. Surfing The most popular area is near the Surf Tower. Note Surfing In Bathing Area Is Prohibited.

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Probably one of Rainbow’s greatest attractions would have to be the abundant opportunity for fishing. Fishing, in all its styles, is available right on our doorstep. Beach fishing has unlimited scope with nearly 100kms of beach to choose from. Varieties include Bream, Whiting, Tailor, Dart, Jew and Flathead. Estuary fishing in Tin Can Bay Inlet, through the Inskip Point area and up the Great Sandy Strait is perfect for those with a boat or the wish to hire one. Access is from an efficient boat ramp at Carlo Point. Another ramp is located at Bullock Point. Charter Boats Excellent reef fishing is only a few miles offshore and charter trips can be arranged through Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters on 0439 775 070, Keely Rose Reef Fishing Charters on 0407 146 151 or Double Island Point Fishing Charters 0417 073 313. The reefs off Rainbow yield Red Emperor, Sweet lip, Snapper, Pearl Perch, Parrot and Coral Trout.

extreme adventure Kitesurfing Lessons Learn to kitesurf with very experienced instructors from Rainbow Beach Surf Centre. 0408 738 192

Cooloola Sand, wind and water have sculpted a varied landscape at Cooloola, the largest remnant of coastal vegetation on the southern Queensland’s mainland. High sand dunes, coloured sand cliffs, sweeping beaches, sandblows, freshwater lakes, tall forests, paperbark swamps and wildfl ower heath make the Cooloola Recreation Area a spectacular part of the Great Sandy National Park. www.nprsr. qld.gov. au/parks/cooloola/index Inskip Peninsula is a narrow, sandy finger of land built up by wind and waves. It forms a natural breakwater at the entrance to Tin Can Inlet and Great Sandy Strait. Inskip is a gateway to World Heritagelisted Fraser Island. Beach she oaks, cypress pine and other coastal trees and shrubs shade the very popular camping areas ringed by open ocean beaches and sheltered estuary shores. All are within 15 minutes drive to Rainbow Beach. Most of the peninsula is protected as a Recreation Area. www.nprsr.qld.gov. au/parks/inskip-peninsula/index The Great Sandy Marine Park extends from Baffl e Creek in the north to Double Island Point in the south. It includes Hervey Bay, Great Sandy Strait, Tin Can Bay Inlet and the waters off the east coast of Fraser Island, seaward to three nautical miles. Seagrass meadows, mangroves, rocky shores, reefs, sandy beaches, bays, sheltered channels, rivers, creeks and estuaries host a wealth of wildlife including whales, turtles, dugong, grey nurse sharks, fish, corals, birds and more. www. nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/great -sandymarine/ index Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island and an area of remarkable natural beauty. Growing on seemingly infertile sands are a great variety of plant communities ranging from coastal heath, mangrove forests and swamps to subtropical rainforest. The many archaeological remains found on Fraser Island record thousands of years of culture and tradition, and provide important links to their past for the Butchulla people.

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Tennis Two courts are available at the Sports & Recreation Club. Bookings 5486 3191

annual events

Markets – Saturdays Saturday Markets

seeing all its beauty is to take a 1 day or 2 day tour. Or you can make the trip in your own 4WD, driving up the road or beach . To Inskip Point and crossing in the barge. Rainbow Beach Flying Services offer a daily service to Fraser Island, but prior bookings are required.

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

January “Brushes by the Sea” Rainbow Beach Art & Craft Festival January February Cooloola Crocs Swimming Australia Carnival Day celebrations April Anzac Day Parade March MayUp Bay to Bay Yacht Clean Australia Day Race June/July Rainbow Beach Family April Fishing Classic July 4-12 CCR&F Easter Fair August Rainbow Beach Triathlon Anzac Day Parade Rainbow Beach Lion’s Club Annual Kite May Festival BaySeptember to Bay YachtTin RaceCan Bay Seafood June Festival October Rainbow Ocean Roar IRB Series Beach Invitations Fours Bowls Tournament July Tin Can Bay Ambulance Flower Show Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic October Rainbow Beach Nippers October Carnival TinNovember Can Bay Ambulance Flower Show Rainbow Beach/Trail Runs Rainbow Beach Invitations FoursForeshore Bowls December Tin Can Bay Tournament Family Nights Rainbow Beach Nippers Carnival Rainbow Beach Lions Club Twilight Christmas Concert and Afternoon Markets November “The of Tents” Beach Holiday Festival SmallRainbow Halls Program Arty Ball See our What’s On page for more on December Things to Do. Suggestions, amendments or to add your business to the visitor guide Christmas Concerts please call 07 5486 3561 or Nights email info@ Tin Can Bay Foreshore Family rbcn.com.au .

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Quality perch Mat Cooper Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters 0439 775 070


ELL, WHAT AN up and down month it has been for everyone ranging from land to sea. Some have suffered from bushfires, some from storms and others still by drought. Our thoughts are with all those that have suffered through these. For the community here we have been lucky and finally had some pleasant rain, not a lot, but definitely welcome. So, fishing this month again has been great with all the species Rainbow Beach has to offer including Red Emperor, snapper, sweetlip, parrot, cod, wrasse and cobia.

Dave got his wish with a PB Red Emperor

Also in the mix has been some of the biggest Moses perch I’ve seen with plenty over 50cm and some great quality Pearl perch. It looks like the beach is recovering well and I have heard of a few tailor about and the odd Jewfish. In the straights, jacks will be starting to fire up with the warmer water and storm activity. Flathead are about for those into a bit of plastic flicking. Unfortunately weed seems to be thick and finding those good banks without weed is a little hard. A nice mixed bag caught on Baitrunner

That’s this month, hope you all enjoyed the holidays. Cheers Mat

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War on Wrecks

the Maritime Safety Queensland website. NYONE WHO GOES out on the water Sometimes, Coast Guard can prevent in our beautiful inlets is aware that boats from sinking if we can get to the danger lurks in the form of derelict vessels scene in time. We carry high-capacity and badly moored vessels that float free pumps that help keep a vessel afloat so on the high tides and storms. that the boat doesn’t become another Last year, the Queensland Government navigational hazard. announced that they had allocated $20 Recently, we received a very welcome million to remove derelict vessels in what grant from the Gympie Regional Council to is called “The War on Wrecks” or WOW enable us to purchase two more portable initiative. pumps to carry out this vital work. So far, dozens have been removed, but If you have any information about the action has not concentrated in the wrecks that need removal, you can email Wide Bay region just yet. MSQ at WaronWrecks@msq.qld.gov.au or This is why your local Coast Guard list them on the Dept. of Main Roads and spends many hours chasing down boats Transport website. broken from their moorings, or wrecks Safe Boating washed out of the mangroves on the Coast Guard Tin Can Bay super high tides. We have recently been involved in numerous operations, such as securing the detached roof section of the old sunken ferry “Dreamer” and the removal of a part of an 11 metre partly submerged boat from being tangled in someone else’s pride and joy. Some wrecks are visible, some are not, so always be careful when navigating, particularly at night. New hazards are usually broadcast as a “Securite” during our Some wrecks are visible, some are not, so always weather broadcasts, be careful when navigating, particularly at night or are available on

Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

Catches from

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Above: Another happy Keely Rose crew getting stuck into some nice Snapper Left: Clint with a thumping Red Emperor caught onboard the Keely Rose

Fishing report - Gardiners Fisheries


Enjoy an action packed day’s fishing on the

S TEMPERATURES rise, it’s time to target many of the amazing fish species we have on offer in this region. Jack, barra, threadfin, flat head, whiting and trevally all become more active in the creek systems as water temperatures increase and the pressure changes that occur due to our storm seasons push them into feed mode.

Drews fishing tips

These factors also kick the surf fishing into gear. Quality whiting, dart, tarwhine, bream and tailor can be targeted from our local beaches. Perfect time to get a session in is the “calm before the storm” period when the fishing can get red hot. For those who love mud crabbing, the old wives tale that every month with a letter R in it is best unfortunately isn’t true. November crab are few in numbers

as we wait for next season stock to flood in from offshore on moons in December, January and February. In saying that, if you put the effort in you will be rewarded. Although numbers are low the quality is at its peak. The upper reaches of the larger tributaries and areas away from the norm are where you want to be. November is a transitional month

offshore. As water temperature increases the winter species such as snapper will move to deeper water, and pelagics like Spanish mackerel move in. Mixed bags are the norm and it can make for interesting fishing. Either for sport or the dinner table, November is an interesting and productive month in our region. Get out there and into them.


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TCB Fishing Club win a huge grant for an upgrade


Club President, Jon Constable, thanked Mr Llew O’Brien MP, Member for Wide Bay for the consistent support that he provides to our organisation, as well as assisting our local community and other community volunteer groups. Jon also asked Mr O’Brien to pass on our thanks and appreciation to the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Michael McCormack MP, and the Australian Government for the assistance that has been provided to our organisation. The Club’s Annual General meeting was held on Wednesday, October 16 during which the financial report was delivered to members. Club members have elected Jon

HE TIN CAN BAY Fishing Club Executive Committee and members extended a very big welcome to Mr Llew O’Brien MP during his recent visit to our club. The occasion was to celebrate a funding grant received from the Australian Government for $40,000 that will be used to improve and upgrade the Club’s building and facilities for its 127 members and will include landscaping and garden improvements. The funding was made available under the Federal Community Development Grants Programme which is administered by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development.


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Llew O’Brien MP was thanked by members of the TCB Fishing Club for the funding grant received for $40,000 He is pictured with President Jon Constable on the right and retiring member Jim George


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Constable as President together with the new Executive and Committee for 20192020. The club now has 126 members and is enjoying steady growth. Members have recently reported small numbers of summer whiting have been taken at Kauri Creek and in parts of the Tin Can Bay Inlet. Best results have been obtained when fishing the shallows on a rising tide and using yabbies. There have been some good catches of flathead in the Tin Can Bay Inlet as well as Teebah and Kauri Creek. Fishing early mornings during the runout tide has

produced the best results. The weather has limited the opportunities for beach fishing last month and small catches of tailor and whiting have been taken at Inskip Point during the run out. With the weather warming up, Mangrove Jack will be appearing in the creeks and amongst the mangroves soon. Ed Note: A very big thanks to Jim George, who after many years of service will be retiring from the TCB Fishing Club Committee. Thanks Jim for your wonderful submissions to our paper. All the best.

Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

Murray’s exciting adventure

Murray about to leave on his sevenday canoe trip


RAINBOW BEACH man has just completed a seven-day solo canoe trip to Moon Point on Fraser Island and back. Murray said: “I just wanted a bit of an adventure. I wanted to explore the western side of the island, particularly Moon Point. I wanted to test myself out again, push myself, put myself out in nature and get away from the comforts of home. I wanted to be free with a bit of adventure thrown in.” He took off in an outrigger canoe with paddles, a sail and stand-by emergency outboard. He had hoped to mostly sail and paddle if conditions were favourable. On board he had safety gear, water, his food,

Below: Home for two days at Moon Point with all the comforts of home

n Bay – Scullett Drive orough – Gympie Road, Tinana

a saucepan, gas burner and his two-man tent. “I left Bullock Point hoping to paddle and sail all the way but the northerlies came in and I had to use the outboard on the first day. I set up my camp each night about 20 metres off the beach due to crocodile warnings. I just had a little two-man tent and a gas stove. “After the first night at Garrys Anchorage the wind was favourable so I popped the sail up and got to Kingfisher Bay by 12.30 where I picked up more fuel and water. The wind was gushing at about 30 knots by then and I could see Moon Point so I made a run straight for it. It was pretty wild - I was surfing and had to keep momentum up. “After exploring the next day I decided to move the camp up to the leeward side of the point to get away from the wind and settled there for two days. “I motor sailed across to the mainland using the sail and motor down the straits

and basically island hopped on the way back. Storms were predicted, so when I got back to Kingfisher Bay, I fueled up again and managed to get into Ungowa where I camped that night. “The next morning there were bad sandflies, a low tide and it was messy, so it was crucial that I catch the tide to help me get home. “The motor started then stopped and wouldn’t go again. I had to paddle from Ungowa to Garrys Anchorage and there I met up with a fellow who helped me with the outboard but we couldn’t get the motor going. In the end he towed the canoe over to Poona for me and invited me to stay the night. “I was disappointed I didn’t make it back under my own steam, but that’s why the motor, sail and paddle are important. You have to keep your eye on the elements and use them to your advantage. “It was all part of the adventure and a test of courage, stamina and the ability to deal with nature. “I am planning another trip next year and part of the idea was to get people out of retirement and pool our skills. It would be nice to get all these men together - get guys out into doing stuff again. “Anyone interested in getting out more, please get in touch and thanks everyone for helping me with the journey.” Text or ring Murray on 0479 165 810 if you want to catch up.

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Cooloola Dragons join forces to compete at Kawana


NOTHER GREAT day on the water at Lake Kawana last month when the Cooloola Dragons combined with Hervey Bay and Bundaberg to make up the Wide Bay Warriors and competed at the Te Waka Regatta. Always an eventful day of competition and intense paddling. The weather was perfect except for the occasional gusty breeze which made some of the starts difficult. With approximately ten teams competing, competition was strong. Our next regatta will be again at Lake Kawana hosted by the Manly Dragon Boat

The combination team called Wide Bay Warriors competing at Lake Kawana

Little Athletics going bananas for a regional relay

Little Athletics training is starting to get serious with competitions just around the corner


HE COOLOOLA COAST Little Athletics Centre (CCLA) is once again benefiting from the Little Athletics Australia national partnership with Coles, by the supply of bananas. They are provided as a healthy snack that is also packed with the ‘good stuff’ that builds on a morning of hard training. And those training sessions are starting to get serious as the SunCoast Regional Relays are just around the corner. As athletics is a solo sport the team element of relays marks a social day on the calendar for the Centre. CCLA is classified as a small centre

therefore teams can be formed with other small centres to make up numbers. The field events are held in pairs however athletes are entered individually and teamed up after competing according to best performance results. Personal bests are also being recorded for the McDonalds Achievement Awards program. These results will be challenged during the season to see if athletes can beat themselves! Training is from 8am every Saturday morning on the Tin Can Bay School oval. For more information email ccla2014@outlook. com or call Jess Milne on 0411 218 254.

Club on November 24. Training continues on Snapper Creek Thursday afternoon and Sunday mornings. Sunday November 20 will be our AGM at where we will vote in our Executive Committee for 2020. Following this meeting we will proceed to Sandy and Chris Wooster’s home at Wallu for our end of season celebrations. This is always a fun afternoon. Don’t forget to come and see us for a hot breakfast at the Dragon’s Lair Cafe in the RSL Hall at the TCB markets held on the third Saturday of each month. For further information or should you wish to come and try this great sport, contact our Head Coach Sandy on 0402 352 756.

Cricket Corner James Worthington


T’S BEEN A shaky start to the Cricket season for the Rainbow Beach Cricket. The boys have had a tough start to the season only racking up one single win in the first 3 games. The first match of the season took place at the home of Rainbow Cricket, Carlo Road oval as the boys in red took on the reigning champions of the competition, Gympie Colts. The Colts captain won the toss and chose to bat first. After a tough session the innings ended with Colts making 9-138, majority of the runs coming from batsmen Adrian Fish (52). Rainbow Beach chased down the difficult score with 4 overs to spare, a fantastic start to the season. Moving into round 2, another home game, this time against Valley’s. Once again captain Merv O’neill lost the toss and was forced into bowling first against quality opposition. After a fantastic opening partnership by, James Loose (23) and Nevin Varghese (45*), Valleys put on 141 runs. The Rainbow boys went out to bat

with the rain fast approaching. The boys struggled and found it difficult to bat in the conditions, Valleys eventually bowling Rainbow out for only 98 runs. A bye in round 3 meant Rainbow were keen to play once again at home in round 4. Wests were now the opponents, undefeated so far this season. Rainbow Beach lost a third straight toss and once again found themselves bowling first, fantastic bowling from Rob Long (3-41), was overshadowed by several mistakes in the field and superb batting from Wests captain Craig Sorrell (68). His efforts leaving Rainbow a difficult score of 183 to chase down. The score proved to be too much for Rainbow Beach as our boys were eventually rolled for only 89 runs. As the ladder stands Rainbow Beach find themselves in 4th place. For anyone wishing to come down and watch our boys play, our home games for this month are on the 23rd and 30th of November, against Harlequins and Colts respectively. For anyone wishing to get involved in the club in any way contact Merv at mervoneill@hotmail.com.

Sporting Stars Send in a photo of your sporting star (any sport) to: info@rbcn.com.au






IT’S GREAT 36 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – November 2019

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A Little Humour FARMER JOE Farmer Joe was in his car when he was hit by a truck. He decided his injuries from the accident were serious enough to take the trucking company (responsible for the accident) to court. In court the trucking company’s fancy lawyer was questioning farmer Joe. “Didn’t you say, at the scene of the accident, ‘I’m fine’?” said the lawyer. Farmer Joe responded, “Well I’ll tell you what happened. I had just loaded my favorite mule Bessie into the....” “I didn’t ask for any details,” the lawyer interrupted, “just answer the question. Did you not say, at the scene of the accident, ‘I’m fine’!” Farmer Joe said, “Well I had just got Bessie into the trailer and I was driving down the road....” The lawyer interrupted again and said, “Judge, I am trying to establish the fact that, at the scene of the accident, this man told the Highway Patrolman on the scene that he was just fine. Now several weeks after the accident he is trying to sue my client. I believe he is a fraud. Please tell him to simply answer the question.” By this time the Judge was fairly interested in Farmer Joe’s answer and said to the lawyer, “I’d like to hear what he has to say about his favorite mule Bessie.” Joe thanked the Judge and proceeded, “Well, as I was saying, I had just loaded Bessie, my favorite mule, into the trailer and was driving her down the highway when this huge semi-truck and trailer ran the stop sign and smacked my truck right in the side. “I was thrown into one ditch and Bessie was thrown into the other. I was hurting real bad and didn’t want to move.

However, I could hear ole Bessie moaning and groaning. I knew she was in terrible shape just by her groans. “Shortly after the accident a Highway Patrolman came on the scene. He could hear Bessie moaning and groaning so he went over to her. After he looked at her, he took out his gun and shot her between the eyes. Then the Patrolman came across the road with his gun in his hand and looked at me. He said, “Your mule was in such bad shape I had to shoot her. How are you feeling?” WEEKEND AWAY Four friends spend weeks planning the perfect desert camping and riding trip. Two days before the group is to leave Rob’s wife puts her foot down and tells him he isn’t going. Rob’s friends are very upset that he can’t go, but what can they do. Two days later the three get to the camping site only to find Rob sitting there with a tent set up, firewood gathered, and supper cooking on the fire. “Dang man, how long you been here and how did you talk your wife into letting you go?” “Well, I’ve been here since yesterday. Yesterday evening I was sitting in my chair and my wife came up behind me and put her hands over my eyes and said ‘guess who’? I pulled her hands off and she was wearing a brand new seethrough nightie. She took my hand and took me to our bedroom. The room had two dozen candles and rose petals all over. She had on the bed, handcuffs and ropes! She told me to tie and cuff her to the bed and I did. And then she said, ‘Now, you can do whatever you want’. So here I am!”

38 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – November 2019

WEDGIE WARNING A blond man walks into work on Monday looking like crap. “What happened to you?!” his co-workers ask. “I got beat up at church.” “No! How? Why? “Well, there I was, kneeling and praying, and I looked up and noticed the lady, who is rather large, I might add, had a wedgie. Being the kind man I am, I removed it for her, which prompted her to turn and beat the crap out of me.” “I can’t believe it,” say his peers with disgust, and they go on their way. The week goes on, and the man heals up pretty good. The weekend comes and goes, and on Monday the blond man comes into work all battered and bruised, worse than he was last week. “Don’t tell us,” say his co-workers, “you picked the lady’s wedgie again?” “No!” says the man. “They guy next to me did, but I knew she didn’t like that, so I put it back in!” ULTERIOR MOTIVE Man in bed with his wife.. Slides his hand slowly across her waist….under her neck...below her neck…. under her back….under her back...and suddenly stops. Wife: (in a romantic voice) Why did u stop??? Man: Got the remote...u go back to sleep…. SHORTS If you boil a funny bone, it becomes a laughing stock. Thats humerous. People are usually shocked when they find out I am not a very good electrician.

A man answered an ad that read “Hiring welders $18-$24 @hour”. When he arrived he was told he’d have to take a welding test. He turned in two sets of welds. When the boss asked him why he did this he replied “One is $18@hr, the other is $24@hr”. Wanted: A man has been stealing wheels off Rainbow Beach Police Cars. Police are working tirelessly to catch them. It’s a five minute walk from my house to the pub. It’s a 35 minute from the pub to my house. The difference is staggering. Son: “Dad, I’ve got a part in the school play. I play a man who’s been married for 25 years.” Dad: “Maybe next time you’ll get a speaking part.” I hate it when I see some old person and then realise we went to high school together. I recently bought a toilet brush. Long story short, I’m going back to toilet paper. Do you ever wake up, kiss the person sleeping beside you, and feel glad that you are alive? I just did and apparently will not be allowed on this airline again…. And signing off in the words of my dyslexic atheist friend who now believes there really is a dog.


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42 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – November 2019

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Hi everyone out there in Rainbow Beach land. Here we are in the middle of the low season (football is finished and cricket hasn’t quite started!) But life s ll goes on. Only eight weeks to Christmas - how quickly do the years seem to go now. In the mirror the hair ge ng shorter and the greys ge ng thicker (as is the midriff). Now with the silly season nearly upon us I’ll probably end up bigger again a�er Christmas. I did try to have a game of tennis with the young fella last week, apparently the idea is to hit the ball over the net and inside a few lines. I might try again next week. With the weather as good as it is, why not? We had the grandson down last weekend and I took him to the beach. We flapped about in the waves for a bit when a bit of seaweed touched his leg (the way he was carrying on I thought a shark was taking him - as did everyone else). Funny how he stopped crying as soon as I said “well let’s go home then”

At least Super Rugby starts in February - s ll not sure if that is good or bad for us Aussies. It was good to see the Roosters buy, I mean win, another Premiership. I can't understand why the Broncos can’t do the same. Obviously the sombrero not quite as good as theirs. I was definitely going for the Raiders - we’ll see next year. I’m not going to men on too much of Daniel Ricciardo. Fi�y million must take a lot of the pain away though. And Lewis Hamilton on 75 million? On a more somber note, our sincere condolences go out to the family of Karen Taylor who passed away a fortnight ago. Working at the Tin Can Bay IGA for over 13 years and being a member of the community for over the past 50 years, The memorial service at the TCB Country Club would have made her proud. Karen will sorely missed by the whole community as her generosity and kind heart appealed to everyone. Cheers and bye for now.

The beach at the moment is really nice. We went for a drive down to the pub at North Shore and couldn’t believe how many campers were enjoying the place. Hopefully the management of our wonderful assets won't be enjoyed by just the select few. Considering our region relies primarily on tourism and the local day/overnight trippers are locally driven, we all need to have the chance to enjoy it. As I just men oned, the inbetween of seasons makes sports watching hard, with the Wallabies winning the Cup (certainly not the world one anyway) the blood-le ng has already begun.

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