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November 2021 • Vol 24 • Issue 11

Going For Bronze

IN THIS ISSUE... • Commemorate Remembrance Day – local service details • Stay healthy after storms • Popular locals farewell Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach now boasts ten new SRC/Bronze Medallion recipients after they successfully completed last month’s course. Join them and gain valuable lifesaving skills by taking part in the SLSC external course being held soon - details on page 7

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But before then we have so many brilliant things going on in town as always. Like the Festival of Small Halls at the Rainbow Beach Community Hall on 12 November, which will be a lovely evening of Aussie contemporary live music. Check out our Creative Cuts section in this issue for details. With summer fast approaching that means storm season - which has already started with a bang! Make sure you keep safe during our wild weather, and for advice on keeping healthy after the storm has passed there’s some info in this issue too. Have you seen the gorgeous new murals at the Rainbow Beach school? I absolutely love them, what a beautiful addition to our amazing local school. I thought I might take this opportunity to start sharing some things about my little family. My husband Steve and I got married at the marina in Tin Can Bay nearly ten years ago (after being together

for eight years prior to that) and one day I’ll dig out some of our wedding pics and bore you all with them! For now, here is a small blast from our past - this is Steve and I in 2010 up at the sand blow. My goodness we look disgustingly young. Feel free to enjoy a giggle at our expense with this dorky pic! But Carlo is as spectacular as ever and remains one of our favourite places in the whole world. Such a magical spot, it always stuns me no matter how many times I visit. Until next month.

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Rainbow Beach Remembrance Day Ceremony

Tin Can Bay: Remembrance Day service starting at 10:50am at the ANZAC Memorial Park, followed by a sausage sizzle (gold coin donation) at the back of the Sub-Branch

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E ALL KNOW it’s coming into warmer weather when sections of the Tin Can Bay Road break out into a blanket of yellow. While the spectacular golden carpet backdropped by the deep green forest is a joy to drive by, unfortunately the Coreopsis lanceolate; or commonly known as Lanceleaf Tickseed because their seeds look like ticks, is not native to Australia and is considered an invasive exotic species. But they do make for a blooming bee-utiful sight! Lanceleaf Tickseed are drought tolerant, longblooming and happy to grow in poor, sandy or rocky soil. Their widespread coverage has most likely been aided with seed dispersal along the roadside by mowing activities, wind, water and whatever eats them. They are part of the sunflower family and this would explain their visual beauty when out in bloom. If you are wanting to get a happy snap amongst the flowers then be mindful of where you park and keep an eye out for anything that may be underneath so you don’t get a surprise!

T 1045HRS on Thursday 11 November the Rainbow Beach RSL Sub-Branch will be conducting a ceremony at the Cenotaph to mark Remembrance Day. Remembrance Day, which was originally called Armistice Day, commemorated the formal end of hostilities for the Great War (World War 1). The signing of the armistice occurred on 11 November 1918 – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Red poppies are worn on Remembrance Day to remember those who died during a war. Remembrance Day in Australia is dedicated to Australians who have died as a result of war, particularly World War 1. All members of the local community and visitors are invited to attend the ceremony at the Cenotaph to pay their respects. As this year is the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Australian Air Force, we are honoured to have two guest speakers being Wing Commander Justin Cockroft from RAAF BASE Amberley and Councillor Dolly Jensen from Gympie Regional Council. Join the RSL Sub-Branch at the Cenotaph to pay your respects on Remembrance Day

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Staying healthy after storms A

S WE CONTINUE into storm season, the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service’s Public Health Unit has provided advice on staying healthy in the event of storms, floods, or loss of power. Environmental Health Services Manager Greg Bennett said: “There are many considerations, some requiring attention well after the storm has passed, such as managing mould.”

Food safety

risks and contact the local Council for information relating to specific sites.

• Throw away:

– Refrigerated food that has been left unrefrigerated (or above 5°C) for more than four hours.

– Frozen food if the power to the freezer has been off for more than 48 hours for a full freezer and more than 24 hours for a half full freezer.

Contact Council about any changes to normal waste collection, and for specific disposal advice.

General considerations

– Food that has an unusual odour, colour or texture.

Pools, spas and water tanks

• Young children, the elderly, pregnant women, people with chronic diseases – such as diabetes and kidney disease are more prone to infections and should consider avoiding flood water and mud.

– Food that has started to defrost should be eaten as soon as possible. It should not be re-frozen.

• Wash your hands with soap and water or a hand sanitiser after contact with damaged materials, flood water or mud, going to the toilet and before preparing or consuming food.

Recreational water use

After a flood disaster you may need to restore your pool, spa or water tank to make it safe to use again. It is likely that pools, spas and water tanks after being contaminated with floodwater will contain harmful germs and may become breeding sites for mosquitoes.

• Only use generators in well ventilated areas preferably outside – otherwise there will be a build-up of toxic exhaust fumes. • Wear protective clothing such as long sleeves, long pants, hats, gloves and rubber boots. • Watch out for snakes, spiders, and mosquitoes. • Treat and cover any wounds. Seek medical advice about tetanus vaccination if you haven’t had a tetanus course in the last five years.

Heavy rainfall events can wash contaminants present in the catchments into waterways and can overwhelm the capacity of sewage treatment infrastructure causing sewage to discharge directly into waterways. Exposure to affected waterways, such as beaches, rivers, creeks, ponds, and lakes, can therefore present an elevated health risk in the days following a flood event. Using waterways for recreational activities after heavy rainfall can lead to gastrointestinal illness through accidental consumption of water and ear, eye and skin infections. Be guided by any signs around waterways indicating


Managing waste

Visit the Queensland Government website (www. to assist you with things to consider such as electrical safety, restoring water quality, and mosquito control. Also see our article on page 29 of this issue to read more on mozzie management.

Mould After heavy rains, the heat, humidity and water can all cause mould to grow. For information on how you can reduce the risk of mould related health problems visit the Queensland Government website.


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HE COOLOOLA COAST Local Ambulance Committee held our Flower Show last month after having to cancel the previous year due to Covid restrictions. We were uncertain of the response given the current circumstances but were overwhelmed with the turnout both in terms of the number of attendees as well as the number of plant, flower and photography entries. The stall holders also responded in magnificent fashion and there was a wonderful variety of crafts, cakes, plants and flower arrangements on sale. Many thanks to all involved. The children from the local schools took part in a colouring-in competition and it was also very encouraging to see a number of floral and plant entries from the young ones. 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 contributed to a vibrant, happy atmosphere. The champions in each section were Lyn Call for Floral Work, T Fear for Roses, Beris Sonter for Cut Flowers, K Horne for Container Plants, with the Juniors prize going to K Sheridan. Cathy Reed was awarded the champions prize for the Open Photography section. The committee was most appreciative of

the assistance provided by the ladies from the CWA with the morning and afternoon teas. We would also like to thank the Tin Can Bay Craft Club and the Tin Can Bay Quilters for their very generous donations. The show was our most successful to date and a big thank you goes 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.

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Cooloola Seniors Expo a huge success Theresa Fear – Secretary Cooloola Cove Residents and Friends Inc


HE COOLOOLA SENIORS Expo was held on Saturday 23 October at the Cooloola Coast Bowls Club in Tin Can Bay. Approximately 300 people turned out to visit the Expo. There were 24 different exhibitors with information ranging from services available (not just to seniors), to social activities, health and rehab, sports and community groups. Outside, the wonderful Cars N Coffee members provided a display of 18

cars, with the Kombi Van proving popular. Kidz Biz and Barbara Rooks Family Day Care provided the welcome sign at the entrance to the expo. The sign was a great way to enter and a great talking point (as well as making it onto a lot of Facebook pages). Tin Can Bay Lions Club provided support during the event. State member for Gympie, Tony Perrett opened the expo which was made possible through funding via Queensland Seniors Month – Social Connections administered by Council of the Aging Queensland on behalf of the Queensland Government, and

Tin Can Bay Lions Jess and Kerry in action assisting with feedback forms

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also a contribution from Gympie Regional Council. We thank them both. The Cooloola Coast Bowls Club provided the venue and excellent service throughout the day – special thank you to Alan and Garry!! This expo was hosted by Cooloola Cove Residents and Friends Inc with the aim of ensuring Cooloola Coast residents are aware of the services available to them and the opportunities available to make a connection with the community.

Gary from the Cooloola Coast Bowls Club checking out the artistic creations from local childcare centres

Councillor Jess Milne commented: ““It was evident that the event exceeded expectations from those attending and that Cooloola Cove Residents and Friends are becoming a key connection point for the community.” We thank the Cooloola Coast community for their support.

Left: Rainbow Beach SLSC’s newest SRC/ Bronze Medallion recipients Below: Participants were tested on rescue scenarios and first aid

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AINBOW BEACH Surf Life Saving Club ran a Surf Rescue Certificate and Bronze Medallion course last month with ten enthusiastic participants. These courses allow members of all ages to move from observers on the beach to full Surf Life Saving patrolling members. The week-long course involved both theory and practical examinations where participants were tested on their beach and surf skills, plus rescue scenarios along with completing their first aid.

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Farewell to

Rainbow Beach from the Grants

Peter and Margaret Grant were delighted to win The Gympie Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year in 2017

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ETER AND I HAVE sold our house and we are moving to Bundaberg. It is with mixed feelings that we look back on our 28 years here in Rainbow Beach. It may be a much-used and time-weary cliché but, oh so, so true. We have some lovely friends that we will be sad to leave behind; and, yet we are excited about our new beginnings. We arrived in 1993 with 3 of our children – 2 of them in primary school – to open a fruit and vegie store.

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After coming from a very active community life in Gayndah, we jumped in feet first to the Chamber of Commerce and the school P&C Association. Peter was also an inaugural member of the Rainbow Beach Lions Club. When the Business and Tourism Association was formed, Peter took great delight in helping set up the tracks through the Cooloola National Park for the annual 4WD Rally. With his experience in TV antenna installation, Peter was asked by a couple of the boat hire companies to improve the TV reception on their boats. After trialling

Farewell to Rainbow Beach many of the marine antennas on the market, Peter concluded that there were no suitable antennas for the Rainbow Beach/Fraser Island/Tin Can Bay areas. He then designed one that worked extremely well in the local area. Thus, the Saturn Antenna was born. Caravanners coming into the caravan parks in town soon learnt that this “boat” antenna worked a treat for them in this area – and around Australia. This began our 22 years of travelling to boat and caravan shows around the countryside. We always felt “Coming Home” to Rainbow Beach was sometimes the best part of our travels. Meantime, I enjoyed returning to my chosen career with a few years of Supply Teaching in Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach. Funnily enough, Tin Can Bay school stopped ringing for me to come in for a day’s teaching when I told them I was unavailable because I was in Cairns/Albury/Melbourne/Perth. Thank you, all the residents and visitors, for your support in reading the articles I wrote for this paper during our travelling times. I enjoyed learning and writing about the small towns that we passed through over the years and it was so much fun to write for our two themed years - the Bakery Run and the Pub Crawl. The Saturn Antenna van was pictured outside many Pubs and Bakeries around Australia. We have seen Rainbow Beach grow from a sleepy beach holiday place to a bustling, holiday destination. When we arrived, there were no church buildings, no Police Beat, no ambulance station nor Community Centre. Now, Rainbow Beach has all these facilities along with a new Fire and SES centre. Wow, Rainbow, you have matured. But this is not really goodbye. It is truly SEE YA. We will be back for visits. Peter and Margaret Grant (Saturn Antennas)

Congratulations Peter and Bobbie! What a beautiful wedding day

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IN CAN BAY RSL was recently the venue for what locals have called “the wedding of the decade”, the marriage of Peter and Bobbie Gilfoyle. RSL stalwarts Peter and Bobbie celebrated the occasion in style surrounded by family and friends, many of whom were RSL members. The wedding ceremony was conducted in perfect conditions under the trees behind the RSL Hall, with the sparkling

waters of Tin Can Bay in the background. The celebrations then moved seamlessly to the RSL facilities for the wedding reception where a delicious three course spread was prepared and served by RSL volunteers lead by Viv Holland. As Bobbie said, “It was a great day that Peter and I really enjoyed, but it was the volunteers from the RSL that really made it special, especially Viv.” Viv said that she was pleased to help make the wedding special. “They are my friends who have stood by me for all the years I’ve been here. I’m so glad they had

such a wonderful wedding.” Mike and Chrissie, who perform under the tag “Just Us”, and are also RSL volunteers, provided tremendous musical entertainment to take the wedding to the next level of enjoyment for everyone who attended. Mike said, “We are all part of the RSL family here in Tin Can Bay. We’re happy to be able to help out such brilliant people as Peter and Bobbie on their special day.” Well we appreciate your efforts Viv, Mike, Chrissie and team. Thank you for your service!


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Creative Cuts Festival of Small Halls - Summer Tour 2021

Tullara For the 5th year in a row the Rainbow Beach Community Centre Hall is hosting the Festival of Small Halls - a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists used to performing at large festivals, and sends them on the road to tiny halls in communities all over Australia. This year’s lineup features Andrea Kirwin with her unique brand of Island Soul, and folk/roots rocker Tullara. Andrea Kirwin is an Australian-Fijian artist/producer based in Nambour on the Sunshine Coast. With a warm stage presence, retro soulful sound and a knack for storytelling, Andrea has been steadily

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Breeze Music Duo on 5 November Come to the Tin Can Bay Country Club from 7pm on Friday 5 November to see one of the Sunshine Coast’s hottest duos! With free entry, Breeze Music Duo vocalist Jessie Jean and guitarist Tony Camilleri play all your favourite songs

from the classics to current top 40. If you are looking for a laid back vibe or you want to be where the dance floor is jumping, come along for a great night out with this popular act.

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building a national following since the release of her first album in 2013 With her percussive finger tapping, guitar playing wizardry, not to mention the alluring power of her voice, Tullara has an undeniable, uniquely endearing stage presence full of raw, powerful honesty, and swagger. Friday 12 November 2021, doors open 6.30pm. Tickets: $20 admission - $10 Pensioners/Children under 18 - Free for children 4 & under with an adult. Purchase from or at the Rainbow Beach Community Centre Office.

Catch The Sneeky Pete Band at the Country Club Sneeky Pete is a Gympie covers band who have played at many venues and functions throughout South East Queensland for the past 30 years. The band play a wide range of styles and genres of music, built around a solid base

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N THESE UNCERTAIN times you have to be an idealist, foolhardy or an incorrigible optimist to go ahead and organise a concert weeks or months ahead. Organisers of Simply Classical have had their share of trying to overcome obstacles in previous concerts, and it has made them a bit more cautious. This is why it was this time decided to “keep it in the family” geographically speaking. What was unearthed in their own backyard will nevertheless be a delight for their prospective audience. The Gympie Strings under the leadership of Alex Pattri have become ever more ambitious and have done their own unearthing with a movement of Schubert’s quartet op. Nr. 29, no fancy name, and they have their work cut out with this one. It has a mysterious, almost eerie beginning

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and then the four different instruments battle it out who has the most to contribute. This is one of several Schubert items, which give the concert its theme: “A Touch of Schubert”. Another one is a piano sonata by the same composer, played by Hadassah Covert. Hadassah is in her final year of school and heading for grade 8 piano exam, so she will be very well rehearsed. Alex Pattri and Carmen Smith, who is the conductor of the Cooloola Community Orchestra and herself a superb violinist, are going to play a violin duet and that won’t be a beginner’s piece. Emma Allan, herself a member of the Gympie Strings, is also the CCO’s principal flautist and is teaming up with a couple of other wind instrumentalists for an item.

“Gift of Song” is temporarily reduced to four singers, without any loss of their artistic qualities, and one of their three items is also a Schubert song. There will be a speech item again. Well known Gympie identity Gay Lohse will be reciting a poem with a personal history. One import from just a bit further South is opera singer Louise Findley, who will sing the glorious “Exsultate Jubilate” by Mozart. When: Sunday November 28, 2pm Where: St. Patrick’s Church, Gympie Admission: Adults $15 Children $5



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Cooloola Coast club celebrates Probus Month Katrina van den Brenk


CTOBER IS DEEMED to be Probus Month for Probus Clubs all over the world and we’d planned to have a picnic and games day at Norman Point on 1 October - Probus Day - but bad weather intervened. Did you see the Probus flag displayed in Tin Can Bay, or Smithfield Street in Gympie lit in Probus blue during the month? Our members were disappointed with the cancellation of our own event but did however band together to attend activities such as the Tin Can Bay Branch’s High Tea at Cathy House for funding bursaries for local school students, and also a morning tea in the Wesleyan Church Hall on Southside. At the latter, entertainment was provided by singer Brad Sorensen, keeping those

attending tapping their toes. That event was to raise funds for the Community Bus. We don’t raise funds ourselves, but we do like to support other community groups. Glenda Johannessen was inducted as a new member at our October meeting and warmly welcomed. We look forward to welcoming more new members, people of semi-retirement or retirement age who want to make new friends, expand their interests and enjoy their retirement. Probus is all about Friendship, Fellowship and Fun. Meetings are held each second Monday of the month at 2pm at the Sandcastle Motel in Tin Can Bay, and include a break for afternoon tea and a chat. For more details please contact our President Daryl on 0416 739 324 or Secretary Katrina at

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ELALEUCA NODOSA is commonly known as the prickly-leaved paperbark and flowers in spring and summer, often after rain. It is a shrub of the Myrtaceae family growing thick, papery bark, usually in sandy soil, to a height of 2m x 2.5 across. The stiff linear leaves are rather variable in size and shape, but usually 3cm long, tapering to a point. The flowers are cream to yellow and arranged in dense heads on the ends of branches. Each head is up to 1.5cm in diameter and contains up to 20 groups of flowers in threes. It blooms best in a sunny position but will tolerate shade.

Melaleuca nodosa flowers in spring and summer

Fruits that follow are woody, cup shaped capsules, usually in tight, globular clusters along the stems. Annual light pruning will encourage a bushy shape. This endemic shrub is an important source of pollen for bees. City Farm Nursery is located opposite the Community Centre at 4 Amity Place. We open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays 8am-3.00pm. Cash or EFTPOS acceptable. Phone: (07) 5486 2304. Email address: Website:

E HAVE BEEN accepting essential items for some Christmas hampers, as well as our usual help from Big W in Gympie who wrap donated presents mainly for children. There are still certain areas in Western Queensland that have had another poor season with many families really struggling, so that is why we let School of Distance Education coordinate our donations to those most in need. If anyone can help we really need Christmas cakes or puddings, fruit mince tarts and any other Christmassy items including kids toys. We have just purchased 36 Christmas cakes and will make more to start proceedings. Colleen from Cooloola has also bought a box of Lions Christmas cakes. Thank you again to Wayne Kerle who continues to coordinate our can and bottle collections, and to all our other bottle and can donors including Kingfisher Caravan Park, Tin Can Bay Yacht Club, Tin Can Bay Country Club, Tin Can Bay Holiday Park, Carlo Point Caravan Park, and Bay Auto. To all the shops with our

tin collections, thank you for your continued support. Another big thank you to Leena and Steve from Tin Can Bay who continue to drop food off for our hampers. Any food items can be left at Cooloola Coast Realty just near Woolworths, so with all your support hopefully we can send some Christmas cheer to the bush again. Our donations this month have been $1000 to Fencing For Fires and $1000 to Centa Care for Mental Health in Longreach.

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Tin Can Bay Better than QCWA Branch News Wendy Ritchie


UR CRAFT MORNINGS are very popular, with Beth’s teaching - we are all Santa’s little helpers over the next two months with Christmas cards, table decorations and fridge magnet Christmas trees.

Thank you for all the wool donations, it has been put to good use making Trauma Teddies and icy pole covers. Up to 357 last count have been sent to Wishlist at Gympie and Sunshine Coast Hospitals, and we have received an email requesting more! Keep making, ladies. Thank you to members that were on kitchen duties at the Flower Show, such wonderful displays. Our Diamond Painting Expo will be held on Saturday 20 November at 18 Whiting Street, Tin Can Bay. Entries can be displayed and/or sold with 10% of sale price to QCWA with proceeds towards bursaries for Tin Can Bay School. $2.00 entry Tea ,Coffee and Scones, Make excellent Christmas presents. Craft is held 1st and 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10am, cost is $2.00. Hoy every 3rd Wednesday at 9.30am for 10am start, $7.00. All welcome All enquiries to Mrs Wendy Ritchie, President Tin Can Bay Branch 0412 547 043. Our tree for “Bombing the Blues“ to raise awareness of Mental Health Week

a Baker’s Dozen! Carole Lehmann

What a great gift for a toddler!


OW ABOUT PAYING for 12 and getting 14? Sound good? Well, that’s what you get if you join the Tin Can Bay Community & Men’s Shed from 1 November 2021. $50 entitles you to 14 months membership (which includes learning, friendship and fun) for the price of 12 – that’s way less than $1 a week!! Dedicated art, macrame, woodworking classes and game mornings are held during the week at set times, with impromptu games of chess, cards or rummikub springing up at any time. And while some members are enjoying the social side, others are busy creating novel items for gift giving this year including bespoke Christmas decorations, hat hangers/racks, nut crackers, paintings,

wine racks, spice racks, bowls and baskets etc. Many bargains walked out the door last Sale Day and we’re doing it all again Saturday 20 November so come along to secure a unique gift for that someone special. You can use our EFTPOS facilities to buy gifts or pay for memberships too. We’re located in Amity Place, (behind CityFarm) Tin Can Bay and remember to bring along your recyclable cans/bottles. For information, please call the Shed direct during opening hours (Mon-Fri – 9am-1pm) on 0491 175 038 or call our Secretary, Raewyn Oliver, on 0412 995 512 after hours.



Cooloola City Farm Nursery 4 Amity Place TIN CAN BAY


9TH November 2021 10am The purpose of the AGM is to present the Commi ee's Annual Report and Financial Statements. Elec on of new members to the Management Commi ee will also be held. If you are interested in being a member of the Management Commi ee of Cooloola City Farm Nurseries you must be: • • Eighteen [18] years or over • • A member of the Associa on Nomina on forms are available from Cooloola City Farm Nursery or the Secretary.

For further informa on contact The Secretary

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Heart Foundation Walkers are on a roll Maggie Travers – Walk Organiser 0400 756 615


OOLOOLA COVE WHEELIE WALKERS are rolling, with five members, meeting at 8.30am on Mondays and Fridays at the bus stop on Nautilus Drive, outside the shopping centre in Cooloola Cove. We then enjoy coffee afterwards. Our new Heart Foundation Walking group evolved after my talk at the August Cooloola Coast Probus meeting, with several members there expressing great interest. We roll along wheeling the walkers ahead of us, at a slow pace for less than half an hour. If you would like to join us, or know of someone who would, please contact Walk Organiser (Maggie 0400 756 615), or chat to Judy Kiddle, or just turn up! We look forward to Emily Guinane, Heart Foundation Qld Project Manager’s second

visit to the Coast. Emily wants to meet the new walking group, as well as catching up with “One Step at a Time Tin Can Bay” walkers. In the last two months, the TCB walking group has welcomed four new members, and achieved several goals. Total number of walks: 3,460.

Congratulations to Ingrid, Judy-Maree, and Maxine on your 25 walks; Gary, Jan G, Noela, and Tina for your 50 walks; and Alan and Denise for exceeding your first 100 walks. Well done! HFW recognises these by awarding a certificate, plus voucher to spend at their online shop. Members are sent a pin

commemorating their 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 walks. “One Step at a Time Tin Can Bay” meets outside the bakery in Tin Can Bay on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The early group at 6am, the later group at 6.30am. Walk yourself happy!

Cooloola Cove Wheelie Walkers Walk Organisers: Judy Kiddle and Maggie Travers meet at the CC Shopping Centre bus stop

To keep doing the things we love, there’s something we all need to do first. Book your COVID-19 vaccination. For more of what’s going on in the Cooloola Coast area, visit us at: RainbowBeach CommunityNews

Visit or call 1800 020 080.

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Health, Fitness, Beauty & Wellbeing

Emotional Resilience with Flower Essences Roberta Muzzarelli, Rainbow Naturals


LOWER ESSENCES are vibrational medicine designed to realign your soul to your original state. Whenever we experience a negative emotion or stressful event we create a negative vibration in our energy field. It is possible to help your body release this energy and transform it into a positive vibration, by matching the right flowers for the issue. Flower essences are completely safe, are suitable for children and elderly and can be used with any medications. Rainbow Naturals has developed a range of different flower essences, mostly Australian Bush flowers, to assist you with the most common issues.

We also provide a service where we can create personal customised flower essences combinations for you after a small consultation either in person or online. The Busy Bee formula is one of our most popular combinations. It is designed to settle busy minds and break down the pattern of continual worrying and overthinking. It can assist you in making decisions and clearing the feeling of being overwhelmed. Busy Bee can be taken during the day to be more effective in your work to achieve more without extra stress and we also found it to be very useful for helping you sleep whenever there is trouble switching off an overactive mind. It can be taken prior to bedtime and

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G E N E R A L P R A C T I C E Dr Andrew Spall Visiting once weekly on a Wednesday with Nurse Hayley

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anytime that you might wake up in the middle of night and can’t switch off. Rainbow Naturals flower essences can be purchased from the monthly markets and online from our website:

Rainbow Naturals Clinic is open every Wednesday by appointment only at the Rainbow Beach Resource Centre - to book please call 0473 408 359. LOVE and LIGHT xox Roberta

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Health, Fitness, Beauty & Wellbeing


This morning that staff member had to take the police through to YOUR Doctor to discuss a patient, that they knew, who took their own life last night. Or maybe that staff member recently received bad news of their own.

Sandy Brangan Brand Manager of Cooloola Coast General Practice Sandy looks after social media,marketing and patient/staff amenities

CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNING: Stillbirth, suicide, sexual abuse, child/ domestic abuse, substance abuse, aggressive behaviour


HAVE HAD THE privilege of working with Doctors, Nurses and Administration staff for many years, and this following piece is inspired by my observations of the day-to-day running of our practice, over a number of years, that was seeing about 1500 patients a week. Please let me address the elephant in the room...the number one complaint in any medical practice is...waiting too long. I really wish you didn’t have to wait. I wish it could be as easy as booking your appointment, turning up, and being seen at the precise time you booked. Hey, sometimes that actually happens! My wish is that some people would lose the “customer” mentality when in a professional healthcare precinct.

You are not waiting for a meal in a restaurant.

That staff member, being as professional as they can, is only human, and is trying to hold it together while you are yelling at him or her because you have to get to golf.

You are not standing in line at the supermarket. Even though you might only need a prescription or a sick note for work (it’ll only take two minutes!”), look around the room. You are surrounded by patients, not customers and you are waiting for a Doctor. Some patients might be there for the same reason as you, but some of them are there because they have serious and unpredictable health problems. That pregnant lady sitting opposite you? She’s about to see YOUR Doctor and be told her baby (who stopped kicking two days ago) will be stillborn. Perhaps the last person to see your Doctor was told they have cancer and stayed a bit longer because they had oh so many questions, and your Doctor answered them, even looked up help sites, and waited until they composed themselves. Earlier in the day, a child, in the safety

White Ribbon Day Friday 19 November 2021

Health can be very unpredictable.

of your Doctor’s office, confided that they are being sexually abused by a family friend. Or maybe a patient went into cardiac arrest – and left in an ambulance. In a busy practice it is not unusual to have several ambulance callouts in a day, sometimes all at once. Would you honestly expect your Doctor to say, “Okay, you’ll need to make another appointment, I haven’t got time...”? Believe me, if it was you in the same chair, YOUR DOCTOR WOULD SPEND THE TIME WITH YOU TOO. Sometimes staff members may seem a little short or forget to smile. That staff member was there when that lady got the news that she was finally pregnant after years of trying.

Sometimes when patients find themselves in the safe environment of their Doctor’s office, all kinds of things can come to the surface. On any given day we will deal with physical health issues, mental health issues, and issues of child and domestic and substance abuse. That can’t be rushed. And Admin staff cannot always know what is going on behind the Doctor’s door. Cooloola Coast General Practice has a zero tolerance policy of abuse and aggressive behaviour towards our Staff and Doctors. Our Doctors, Nurses, Admin, they do their best in sometimes difficult circumstances. THEY. DO. THEIR. BEST. And they always deserve your respect. ALWAYS.

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HITE RIBBON DAY is held on the last Friday before 25 November every year in Australia. This is a time where communities come together to stand up, speak out and act to say “no” to gendered violence in Australia.


Private appointments, Friday mornings & markets at the Rainbow Beach Community Centre.

Go to for more information about what you can do to get involved.

Call Roberta Muzzarelli ND

This website also includes information on helplines and support services for all genders.

on 0473 408 359


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AINBOW 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 in Tin Can Bay, visit a historic lighthouse via the Great Beach Drive or world-class scuba diving. If you make the most of the outdoors - then you’ll love our backyard playground. You can choose from extreme adventures and ultimate indulgences a rejuvenating massage, secluded picnics beside a

freshwater lake or delicious seafood and views in our eateries and clubs. Our coast has abundant fishing - whether off a beach, on an estuary or from a deep sea charter, right on our doorstep! Birdwatchers, nature-lovers, bushwalkers, 4x4 enthusiasts and surfers call our corner of the world: ‘paradise’.

Our Great Sandy National Park hosts Queensland’s three most popular beachside campgrounds, and our friendly townships offer caravan parks, apartments and holiday homes. So stay with us, watch the sunset from Carlo Sandblow or stroll along Tin Can Bay Esplanade...

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Rainbow Beach 4x4 Hire Experienced staff help plan your Fraser Island or Great Beach Drive itinerary Rainbow Beach Rd. 0488 500 917


Rainbow Beach Realty The local specialist in holiday rentals & property sales. 07 5486 3900 Shop 4, 12 Rainbow Beach Rd



Barnacles Cafe & Dolphin Feeding Feed wild dolphins from 7am daily, fees apply. Breakfast, lunch, coffee, takeaways 7am-3pm Norman Point, Tin Can Bay 07 5486 4899

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Rainbow Beach’s finest Kayak, Surf & SUP 4WD Tour Adventures to Double Island Point 0408 738 192

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Mechanic, 24/7 Beach & Road Towing & Breakdowns, Fraser Roadside Assist 23 Karoonda Rd 07 5486 8555/0428 353 164

24 air conditioned motel rooms, 3 bedroom house, centrally located for dolphins & pub 2 Groper St. 07 5488 0653

Gardiner Fisheries All your offshore, inshore & beach fishing needs, live local beach & bloodworms daily. Cnr Carlo & Karoonda Rds. 0404 853 232

Keely Rose Reef Fishing Charters

One stop shop for information, bookings, souvenirs, beach gear, surf wear & gifts 6 Rainbow Beach Rd 07 5486 3227


Skipper Ed Falconer has 30 years experience exclusively fishing waters off Rainbow Beach & Fraser Island. Ph: 0407 146 151

RB Hardware, Fishing & Camping Fishing & camping equipment, key cutting general hardware, open 7 days, 07 5486 3444 38 Rainbow Beach Rd, next to Shell Servo F: Rainbow-Beach-Hardware-Fishing-n-Camping


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Locally owned & operated supermarkets, weekly specials. Rainbow Beach Rd, 6am - 8pm, Ph: 5486 8700; 46-48 Tin Can Bay Rd, 6am - 7pm. 07 5488 0084

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Bistro 7 days, Bowls, Bottleshop & Bingo. 10am - 10pm Sun - Thurs & midnight Fri - Sat. Turana St. 07 5486 3191

Tin Can Bay Country Club Bar, Live Music, Chinese Restaurant 7 days Book: 07 5486 4231 Takeaway: 07 5488 0230 Lawn Bowls, Golf Course & Pro: 0409 727 577 Tin Can Bay Road


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Lunch, dinner plus Sunday breakfasts with the BEST view on the coast. Friday raffles. Wide Bay Esplanade. 07 5486 3249

A la Carte dining, breakfast, lunch, dinner. Fully licensed. Closed Mondays 2 Emperor St, Tin Can Bay 07 5486 4400

Best range of fishing tackle, all the big brands! Bait, ice, 24h fuel, massive range of chandlery. For all your boating and fishing needs. TCB Marina, 07 5486 4744


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Ocean Breeze Seafoods, Rainbow Beach Fresh & cooked local seafood, fish & chips, burgers, laundromat, at the Big Marlin Open 8am to 5pm Mon-Thurs & 7pm Fri-Sun 54 Rainbow Beach Rd, opposite QPWS Office

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

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

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

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

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exposed rocks. ALWAYS check conditions and ask locals before you 4WD - it is not always safe, even close to low tide.

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

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

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

Tin Can Bay Foreshore

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

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

Searys Creek

Tin Can Bay Wildflower Walk

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

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

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

Mudlo Rocks Wander here at low tide, play in rock pools and watch 4WDs navigate any

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

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

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

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


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Our world famous steps photographed by recent visitor Kelsea Scarborough Submit your Cooloola Coast images to:

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

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

Great Sandy Strait

Fraser Island K’gari

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

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

Rainbow Steps

Leave No Trace


Di Bowman Community Engagement Ranger Department of Environment and Science (DES)


HE PICTURESQUE COASTAL landscapes of the Cooloola and Inskip Recreation Areas attract many people from all corners of the country and as we welcome the warmer weather, more and more people will flock to our shores. Here are some useful tips to help minimise the impact to the environment during your stay:


Beautiful Inskip. Let’s all do our part to minimise our impact on our picturesque region.



Dispose of waste properly - Pack it in, pack it out. - Plan your meals to reduce food packaging. The less packaging you bring in with you, the less rubbish you have to carry out. - Inspect your campsite and day-use area for rubbish (including micro-rubbish) or spilled foods before you leave.


Plan ahead and prepare - Research the park you plan to visit - Read the park’s web page or brochure to find out about location, weather conditions, and possible activities then discuss with your travel group. - Choose an appropriate park and activity for your group and allow plenty of time to travel and camp.


Travel and camp on durable surfaces - Keep to the walking tracks and camp in designated camping areas to help prevent trampling young seedlings, compacting fragile soils and destroying habitats and causing erosion.

Leave what you find - Leave natural areas natural, as you found them, for others to discover and enjoy after you. - Never collect rocks, leaves, shells, feathers, fossils, or plants. - Avoid disturbing or touching cultural sites such as rock art or middens as they are protected too. - Leave what you find, as you found it. Minimise campfire impacts - Build your campfire only where permitted (note that fires are prohibited on Teewah Beach). - Even small impacts from campfires can affect the natural appearance of camping and day-use areas. - Where fire is permitted, always bring your own clean-milled firewood. Never collect wood or kindling from the surrounding area – everything in the park is protected. Respect wildlife - Avoid feeding or disturbing wildlife. Parks and forests provide a refuge for animals that are threatened by habitat loss, invasive species and pollution. Respect wildlife to help in their protection, rather than add to their survival challenges.

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- Secure your food and pack away all food scraps to make sure you’re not providing wildlife with a free meal. - When moving through their habitat or taking photographs, stay on roads and tracks to avoid disturbing or damaging their habitat. Be respectful guests!


Be considerate of your hosts and other visitors - When you visit a park or forest you are also visiting Country that has significance for the Traditional Owners and custodians of the land. Respect their wishes, stay safe, and follow any directions on signage in the park. - We also share natural places with other visitors, who may have similar or very different recreational needs from our own. This is why areas within parks and forests have been set aside for different recreational uses. Always respect other visitors and follow “outdoor etiquette” so that your behaviour doesn’t affect others’ enjoyment of nature.

And remember, all Queensland road rules apply so please observe the speed limits and drive safely. Please report any anti-social behaviour to Police Link on 131 666 or online Hooning

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Great start at Rainbow Beach - Reach for a Rainbow By Principal Steve Bennett Rainbow Beach State School


S WE COME TO the middle of Term 4 and we are planning to transition our youngest children into Prep and our Year 6 students off to High School, I want to take the opportunity to reflect on a couple

of the many positives that I see at Rainbow Beach State School. For some time now, we have had a number of programs that are aimed at supporting young children and their families prior to Prep enrolment.

These programs, that include Playgroup and KindyLinQ , have continued to grow and have been a real success. they have offered support and guidance to families and ensured the school is well prepared for the support the needs of the

Our remarkable new mural painted by the very talented James Ellis

children on entry to school. The success of these programs is largely due to our people! Over the years we have had some truly dedicated teachers deliver learning opportunities with our young children and partner with parents to support their child’s learning. Miss C and Ms Margetts have done a remarkable job in recent years. And for more than a decade now we have been very fortunate to have Miss Sarah working in this space. Her ongoing contribution to our school, students and families can never be underestimated. A highlight of these programs has been the community engagement and spirit that is evident throughout every session.


It reaffirms how lucky we are to live within a community like this. We are excited to see new families returning and expanding their own support networks. Over the recent school holidays, we commissioned some new artwork at Rainbow Beach State School. We had mural artist James Ellis paint some murals within our school.


These included a beach view of Double

Island Point, a rainbow bee-eater, and our Wednesday 1st January 2019

school logo. We are very happy with the

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This new artwork featuring our school logo with a rainbow bee-eater adds vibrancy to our school environment




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Tin Can Bay School News By Tin Can Bay P-10 School

COLOURING COMPETITION WINNER Over the September Spring break, the Cooloola Coast Ambulance Committee held their annual Flower Show. As in previous years, a colouring competition was held with Prep-Year 3 and Year 4-6 categories and Tin Can Bay P-10 State School was pleased to be able to submit over 60 entries. With many entries submitted, the competition was stiff but Kaylee Jensen triumphed in the Year 4-6 section. Keeping in theme with the Flower Show, the prize contained a gardening kit complete with seeds, a water bottle and activity booklet. Kaylee was very excited to be awarded her prize on parade and said, “Wow! I entered the competition because I felt the picture would look great with lots of colours in it. I love colours! I am really looking forward to helping my Mum in the garden now I have own set of gardening tools.” Congratulations Kaylee and a big thank you to the Cooloola Coast Ambulance Committee.

Above: Kaylee with her prize from the Flower Show Below: Students built catapults at our recent school camp

Above: Madison and Jarrod with their medallions

BUILDING SOLID PATHWAYS Who says school can’t be fun? Just ask the students at Tin Can Bay P-10 State School who are engaging in the Solid Pathways - STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The program engages Aboriginal and Torres Strait students in Years 4-6 from across Queensland state schools with a focus on authentic, real-world challenges and current research designed to extend and ignite student interest and learning beyond the Australian Curriculum. This year we have three students who qualified for the program - Jarrod, Madison and Cleo. The students have actively engaged in the selection of their individual courses and collaborated with their teacher and other students using virtual classrooms in a real time, online learning platform. Although the STEM program integrates Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics skills into each course, this term Madison has chosen to focus on Mathematics while Jarrod and Cleo are focusing on Design Technology. “It’s great,” they said, “It’s really fun working on computers and doing different experiments. We highly recommend working virtually.” Congratulations to Jarrod, Madison and Cleo who each received a medallion for their outstanding work in Term 3.

YEAR 5/6 CAMP In October the Year 5 and 6 classes from Tin Can Bay P-10 State School, along with eight students and two teachers from Wolvi State School, headed off to camp at the Currimundi Recreation Centre. Over three days the students enjoyed rock climbing, canoeing, catapult building and firing, body boarding and team challenges. Rock climbing proved a popular choice with the students. They climbed up a vertical wall that was metres high and found that with a little determination and hard work, they could either reach the top of the wall or improve with each climb. On Wednesday it was time to board the bus and head home. The very tired but happy campers had an absolute blast, made new friends and importantly, learned a lot about themselves.

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Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

Recent visit by Tony Perrett MP to officially open the club’s new outdoor area


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Tin Can Bay Fishing Club

Jon Constable


HE OPENING CEREMONY for the new Tin Can Bay Fishing Club outdoor barbecue and gazebo area was recently celebrated, with our local Member Tony Perrett MLA (Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) as honoured guest. Tony has been an avid supporter of all recreational activities in our local area, and we wish to publicly thank him for his dedication and support. Our thanks go also to Councillor Glen Hartwig, Mayor of Gympie for his ongoing

support of our club and its facilities - not just for local fishos, but a resource for the community to use and enjoy, now and into the future. Now...down to the seriously fun business of fishing... The warmer weather and water temperature means a few mangrove jack are on the chew in the creeks, taking fresh flesh-baits as well as live baits and a variety of lures. Try to cast as close as possible to the mangrove roots and structure. Periods of low-light (early morning or

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Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors late afternoon and into the night) are the favoured feeding times for these maroon marauders. Mud crabs are now on the move with the warmer stormy weather. It’s the perfect time to have a few bob each-way by dropping a (properly rigged) crab pot or two up the creek while you are there trying to land a mangrove jack. For those who are new to mud crabbing, it’s important to remember that you must have your name and address on both the pot and float. Queensland law states you are allowed four pots per person, and 10 male crabs PER PERSON IN POSSESSION. It is not 10 crabs per day (and it’s illegal to take female mud crabs i.e “jennies” in Queensland). Minimum take size on male mud crabs is 15cm. There have been some good catches of summer whiting by those who pump some yabbies and fish the shallow sandbanks on the bigger rising tides. Fishing a rising tide after dark around the full moon can also be a super-productive option for catching bigger whiting. When they can be found, flathead have been readily pouncing on both small hardbodied lures and soft plastics cast into their usual feeding spots in the gutters and on the drop offs of the sand banks, preferably in the early morning before the boating traffic. There have been some quality fish including cod, tusk fish, tuna, and the occasional kingfish caught on the reefy areas in the bay and the reef fishing should continue to improve with the warmer weather. The fishermen who plan how, when and where to catch what according to the tides and weather are the ones who seem to be successful. In saying that, take whatever opportunity you can to get out onto the water and have a try. The productive days are called fishing, the unproductive ones which are still enjoyable, are called boating.

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Have your say on the proposed Cooloola Great Walk Ecotourism Project Linda Tabe – Vice President Cooloola Coastcare


HE WINDOW IS CLOSING on the chance to let the Department of Environment and Science know how you feel about the proposed Cooloola Great Walk Ecotourism Project. Many questions were left unanswered by the so-called community consultation held in the area in June 2021. The biggest question in my mind is: why sell off the best bits of our national parks to private tourism operators? Can’t

we do eco-tourism with luxury developments on private land near parks, leaving the parks for all to enjoy, and for conservation of the natural capital on which all our tourism dollars depend? For more information and to sign a petition against the development, scan the QR code with your phone camera. You can also give your feedback by emailing your comments to ecofacilities@ Keep Cooloola Cool!

The glamping site on the Noosa River near canoe camp 3. The site will contain six glamping tent structures, communal eating and cooking areas, water tanks, solar panels, holding tanks for sewage, back-up diesel generator and a fuel storage bund, A public walking trail will have to be replaced with a road for heavy service vehicles, including a bridge over the creek that drains the fens at left. The entire site was burnt by wildfire in the summer of 2019/20. This site is only one of five sites proposed to be built inside the national park.

Get mozzies to buzz off! Jess Milne


HE RECENT RAINS have brought out the bities! Mozzies are on the hunt for water to breed the next generation of humming itch machines so get your routine ready! • TIP IT – tip water from containers • STORE IT – store items away when not in use • THROW IT – dispose of items you do not use Make regular rounds of your garden to empty water from pots and containers so that the mozzies have nowhere to breed

Householders have a responsibility under the Public Health Regulation (Part 2, Division 2, 14-19) to prevent mosquitoes breeding on their property so make it a weekly habit to flush out mozzie breeding grounds. Mosquitoes can carry diseases such as Ross River Virus, Barmah Forest Virus, Dengue Fever and can also give your dog heartworm. Make sure there are no permanent water sources around the home by emptying containers, filling pot plant saucers with sand, keeping gutters clean, ensuring tank

openings are covered, and flushing out bird baths and pets’ water bowls regularly. You can also create a frog-friendly garden and keep fountains and ponds stocked with fish for a natural army of defence. Also protect yourself by having repellent on hand, wear long sleeved light colours and treat window/door screens to keep them away. If you do get a bite then resist the urge to scratch! Try using a refrigerated damp green tea bag or a crushed sweet basil leaf to soothe the area or dab on some aloe vera, hand sanitiser or even Listerine.

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COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CAROLS Sunday 19 December BBQ 5.30pm Carols 6.30pm Church of the Good Shepherd Carlo Road, Rainbow Beach

Sausages and candles available for a gold coin donation Featuring the Cooloola Coast Ukelele Group, Gympie singing group ‘A Touch of Class’ and local musicians For more information contact Chappy Ronnie on 0413 135 867


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Dragons invite you to their lair

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AST MONTH Cooloola Dragons members had the privilege of viewing a film produced by a New Zealand Pinkies Dragon Boat team, filmed over 12 months as they trained and prepared for a regatta in Auckland. Members of Pinkies Dragon Boat teams are all women who have survived breast cancer. The physical as well as mental mountain to climb has to be admired. The film demonstrated not only the determination and commitment to the physical side to their training but also the importance of the camaraderie within the team. Cooloola Dragons have always placed

great value in camaraderie within our team as well as physical fitness. To this end we are into training for our next regatta at Lake Kawana on 21 November. The Cooloola Dragons can be found in the RSL Hall every 3rd Saturday of each month at the Tin Can Bay Markets - in our Dragon’s Lair Cafe. Come to the Dragon’s Lair on market day and get your cooked hot breakfast or if you prefer, enjoy a coffee/tea and home cooked cake! Cooloola Dragons are on the water Thursday afternoons and Sunday mornings, weather permitting. We would love you to come and try with us! For more info please phone coach Sandy Wooster mobile 0402 352 756.

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Golfing year almost at an end Helen Gordon Golf Committee Secretary


UR GOLFING YEAR is drawing to a close with all championships finished for the year with the exception of medal events for Ladies Veterans and Men. Presentation of annual prizes will take place in December. Course maintenance of greens and fairways took place during October. Many social players have taken advantage of our course over the winter months, and we hope they will return to play in years to come.

Membership to our golf club can be made by talking to our friendly staff at the front counter of the Country Club where you will be given the appropriate documentation to complete. James, our resident Golf Professional, can assist with lessons for young and old. Bookings can be made by either calling into the Pro Shop or phoning 0409 727 577. James also has golf apparel for men and ladies for sale. Equipment can be bought from the Pro Shop as well. Until next month.

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HE WEATHER IS warming up and it is time to get back into the swim of things - the Rainbow Beach Aquatic Centre is now open for the season.

New pool manager Tina Goodwin and her team of life guards: Steve Shirtliff, Michael Brantz, Steve Bennett and Brad Hethorn are on hand to keep you safe. Aqua aerobics is on and Learn to Swim classes are coming for children and bubs and toddlers. Call 5486 3191 for more information. Pool times: Monday to Friday - 6am to 10am, 3pm to 6pm. Saturday - 6am to 12pm.


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OW WONDERFUL to have so many fun and varied sporting groups available on the Coast. But what if you are thinking of getting fit but you are not into joining a sports team? Well, we are lucky to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth so you have access to the beach for walks and swims, plus we are surrounded by amazing regions for fitness-boosting bush walks. But if these aren’t your cup of tea either - or you are looking for an all-weather alternative - why not join the gym? We all know that going to the gym is good for us and we are all aware that we should be a bit more active. Joining the gym makes doing these things a lot easier but if you needed some more motivation, here’s some more great reasons to join a gym: Good for your HEALTH We all know that! But did you know that being regularly active reduces the risk of heart disease, strokes, and type 2 diabetes? Good for your MIND Exercising releases endorphins which can calm anxiety and lift your mood.

at regulating cortisol levels (the hormone linked to stress). Access to EQUIPMENT Being a member of a gym means you have access to a variety of equipment, allowing you to keep your routine fresh and exciting. Access to KNOWLEDGE If you’re new to working out, a gym membership can give you the tools and knowledge to get started. Learn the ropes by attending classes or having a session with a Personal Trainer Keeps you MOTIVATED Going to the gym and being surrounded by other people with similar goals can encourage you to stay on track. And sometimes having somewhere dedicated to go to can be more appealing than working out in your living room or backyard. Work out in ANY WEATHER Ever cancelled a run because it was raining? Ditched the walk after work because it was dark? The gym offers a great place to work out whatever the weather and time of year, so no excuses!

Great STRESS BUSTER LIKE-MINDED people Tick the boxes Meet before Had a hectic day? There is nothing Joining the gym can be quite social. If more rewarding than running further or you’re a regular at classes, then you begin air-conditioning your home lifting heavier than you have before. Plus, to get to know people and before you the fitter you get, the better your body is

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Faiths 4 Climate Justice Global Day of Action Maggie Travers


CROSS AUSTRALIA on Sunday October 17 2021 over 120 faith communities were involved in the Faiths 4 Climate Justice global Day of Action, including the unfurling of a banner in Tin Can Bay at the St John Vianney Catholic church. More than 475 actions were held in no fewer than 43 countries. Both Margaret Mountford and Maggie Travers are passionate about climate action and justice. Maggie, wearing her windcheater proclaiming: “Climate Emergency our shared moral challenge”, rang the chimes to sound the alarm. As people of faith, we believe that the Earth and all people are sacred. Faiths 4 Climate Justice are calling to global decision makers for an immediate end to new fossil fuel projects, deforestation,

and related financing. For a massive commitment to green jobs to reduce climate pollution and end poverty for millions; and climate reparations from wealthy countries to equip vulnerable nations for a better future. The unified ask of the climate movement is for “a commitment from the Federal Government/major parties for a national plan to slash climate pollution this decade with strong targets that at minimum match our key allies the United States, the United Kingdom and trading partners such as the European Union and Japan”. People of faith say bold climate action by 2030 starting now. Father William Aupito Iuliano and Maggie Travers, calling for bold climate action by 2030 starting now

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T THE RECENT community gettogether at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Doug Mather, manager of 91.5fm Cooloola Christian Radio, enthralled those who attended with some of his life experiences and his vision and hopes for the station. Doug took on the role of manager at 91.5fm in September last year, and since then he and wife Kate have given the station a new lease of life and demonstrated their ability to connect with our community including local schools, businesses and organisations.

Doug played bass guitar in many bands over the years and entertained the group with some of his favourite songs. A delicious meal was shared and then Doug answered questions about what the future of 91.5fm holds and how the station can bless and support the Cooloola Coast community. The station is a major sponsor of this year’s Gympie Christmas Lights Competition with some great prizes up for grabs so pencil in a date in your diary in December to come and check them out!

Doug has been on the organising committee for the recent Live & Local concerts which took place at venues at Rainbow Beach and in the Gympie region, providing a great opportunity to get a feel for what is happening in the music scene at a local level. The next event for the Rainbow Beach Christian Community will be Community Carols on Sunday 19 December at the Church of the Good Shepherd and everyone is invited to come along and join us in singing many of the traditional songs we know and love.

There will be a sausage sizzle happening from 5.30pm and carols will start at 6.30pm. Music will be provided by Cooloola Cove local Pam Graham, with the assistance from the Cooloola Cove Ukulele Group under the direction of Marilyn Russell. A variety of local singers will also help us retell the wonderful story of Christmas that has been passed down through the centuries. Sausages and candles will be available for a gold coin donation. For more information, please contact Chappy Ronnie on 0413 135 867.

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Across 1. ____ the waters 5. Nature’s bandages 10. Staff officer 14. Coffeepots 15. Gem weight 16. Operator 17. Hawaiian cookout 18. Stand up 19. Char 20. Twirl 21. Newspapers and TV, e.g. 22. Perfect gymnastics scores 23. Motorist’s aid 25. Sherlock’s find 27. Fine spray 30. Avenue 34. Tiny 39. Weepy 40. Lime drink 41. Produced by humans (hyph.) 43. Tear 44. Tenant’s document 46. Guarantee 48. Newest 50. Adam’s garden 51. Requisite 32 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – November 2021

53. Risked 57. Get ____ trouble 60. Sports stadium 64. Departed 65. Letter starter 66. More painful 67. Disrespectful 68. ____ Kudrow of “Friends” 69. Make into law 70. Potent particle 71. BPOE members 72. Writing tables 73. Cats’ sounds

Down 1. Oklahoma metropolis 2. Burst forth 3. Slow mover 4. Giant wave 5. Sting 6. Feel concern 7. Dry 8. Fundamental 9. Shoplifts 10. Harsh 11. Words of comprehension (2 wds.) 12. Singer ____ Martin

13. Messes up 24. Cat breed 26. Said 28. Train stop (abbr.) 29. Salad fish 31. Deserve 32. Rocker ____ Clapton 33. Use a keyboard 34. Shopping center 35. Mental image 36. Not messy 37. Hotel units (Abbr.) 38. Alleviate 42. Flop 45. Spanish women 47. “Is no meal” for “semolina”, e.g. 49. Poked fun at 52. Male bee 54. Course 55. Bestow 56. Regards 57. Not working 58. Playwright ____ Simon 59. Chore 61. Historic times 62. Bottle part 63. Martial ____

Patch the dolphin is quite the show pony Norma Sanderson Dolphin Volunteer Coordinator


E HAVE HAD smaller crowds at the Dolphin Centre compared with the previous month so we can breathe easy for a while. The smaller crowds are much more manageable especially with the Covid ruling of 1.5 metres between groups. Patch has really taken up the challenge and is bringing in quite big items found out in Snapper Creek. His latest gift was a large sponge weighing 8.5 kgs. This sponge was placed back in the water as it was alive and had several little crabs in it. We thought we returned it to a different area so he couldn’t pick it up again but YES, he retrieved it and expected that fish as a reward again. He has now become a show pony. Harmony is on sabbatical and has only visited one time in the last three weeks.


Ella, Aussie and Luna are constant visitors. Come on down while the crowds are less. We volunteers wear masks during the proceedings as we cannot always social distance. So if you cannot social distance, please wear a mask. This procedure is to keep you safe and the rest of the public safe. Remember if you are a resident of the area you are welcome to the Centre and have free admission, only paying for feeding if you wish to participate. Please indicate to the gate person that you are local and can produce some form of identification. We open at 7am and have viewing of the dolphins until around 7.45am. This gives visitors a chance to hear all about the history and attributes of our Australian Humpback Dolphins. Photographing is welcomed. See you there.

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ID YOU KNOW that the Wide Bay Training Area at Tin Can Bay provides a notification service? Defence can provide local residents advanced notification via Telstra Messaging Service of events in the Wide Bay Training Area. This may include, but is not limited to,

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Willie Wagtail

The dapper willie wagtail is a friendly yet feisty visitor to our gardens

Melissa Marie


ITH ITS RESPLENDENT black and white plumage reminiscent of a dapper tuxedo, a pair of assertive eyebrows, and some natty whiskers, the willie wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys) is our November bird of the month. A common, yet welcome resident of our region, the energetic and sprightly wagtail - which is in fact Australia’s largest fantail can not only be identified by its white belly and black back, but also by its distinctive call, often likened in the birding community to sounding like it’s singing out “sweet pretty creature”. Dining on a diet of insects, it does not let its small stature stop it from defending its territory against bigger birds, and can often be seen letting kookaburras and similar interlopers know who’s boss. Inquisitive by nature, they aren’t shy when it comes to humans, and will often

Image Melissa Marie

come up quite close to inspect whether or not we hairy bipeds have disturbed some worms or bugs as we walk along kicking up dirt, with the wagtail quick to spot and dive for juicy morsels near our feet. The wagtail’s nest is a work of art, as they carefully and skilfully weave grasses, then cover it with spiderwebs on the outside and line it with more grass, hair or fur. Both mum and dad incubate the eggs, and can often have four clutches in a single season, the elder kids being booted out to make way for the new chicks. Chirpy and friendly, they really are full of character, and deserve a few minutes of observation as they tirelessly flit around and make our beautiful Cooloola Coast even more full of life.

Christmas in the Cove Saturday 11 December 2021 from 3pm Veterans and Community Hall Cooloola Cove * Games and Ac�vi�es

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8.30am Kindy Linq, RB School Library

DECEMBER TBC External Bronze Medallion course, RB SLSC, contact Kelly on 11 Santa Comes To Rainbow from 3pm at RB Community Hall, twilight markets, live music, raffles, Santa photo booth 11 Christmas in the Cove, 3pm at Vets & Community Hall Cooloola Cove, carols from 6pm. Bring a chair or picnic rug to enjoy an afternoon of Christmas fun and music. 12 Carols in the Park presented by TCB Community Church, Lions Park TCB, from 5pm with carols at 6pm. Bring your own seat/blanket. Santa will be stopping by too! 19 Community Christmas Carols featuring local musicians and singers, 6.30-8.00pm with sausage sizzle from 5.30pm, Church of the Good Shepherd, Carlo Road RB 38 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – November 2021

9.30am Cooloola Card Makers, TCB Library 3-4pm Coolabay Choir, CC Vets’ Hall, Pam: 0427 180 649

Thursday 8am Social tennis, $3, RB Sports Club, all welcome, Chris: 0417 605 484 8.30am Playgroup, RB School Library 9.30am First Five Forever Storytime (0-5 yrs), TCB Library 9.30am Bingo for Local Ambulance Committee, TCB Country Club 1pm Computer/IT/Phone, The Shed, bookings to Paul: 0437 007 911 1-3pm Acrylic Art Free Workshops at TCB Community & Men’s Shed, most materials supplied, Info: Raewyn Oliver, 0412 995 512. 2.30pm Dragon Boating every Thursday, Sandra: 0402 352 756 3.30pm Robotics for kids, Gympie Library

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Hello and welcome to another edi on of your local anyway? At least they will not need monthly tes ng. uninforma ve rant. Anyway. Queensland looks set to open the border on the 17th of Before we get started - have you seen what is happening inDecember once vaccina on rate reaches 80% DPed. I am store? The shop is in the middle of a mini refit. If you see struggling to see us reach that target though. I am op mis c the team pulling down and pu�ng up stands, that is going however, in a realist view, I am struggling to see border to be the norm for the next month or so. We have recently installed a new meat case, freezer, and reopen by Christmas. The last 20 months should show that. cheese cabinet, with more to come! We will have on offer Anna the dictator. some grab-and-go goodies, specialty cheeses, and a new Briefly, sports report: meat and non-meat offer. This should help complement the A new NRL team has been announced and Wayne Benne� is guests for holiday seasons. the coach. Who else would you want to take charge of your first season in the NRL other than the Master coach? Good If you have not already, come in-store and check it out. The luck to them. Will be an interes ng derby. IGA is turning into a gourmet paradise with all your The Ashes are not far away, and I cannot wait. I have a cket essen als. Keep an eye out. What another month it has been. The prep work for at the Gabba with the Richies. It was a good day two years Christmas has well and truly begun, the stock was arriving 3 ago, plenty of songs sung and beers drunk. The WBBL are weeks ago. turning heads. Any sport is good sport, and they are With all these summer storms rolling in over the last few shredding it. Quick men on must go to the Wallabies. Winning 5 of their weeks, it looks like it has edged Barnaby and the Na onals last 5 games. Next challenge is Europe. to commit to net zero by 2050. Even though some of their own MPs are against it and are not going to be suppor ng it That’s a rap for another month. Thanks again for the locals into the coming elec on. suppor ng us. We really do appreciate it. Is this the end of the Lib/Nats? The downfall of Scomo? The Live, eat, love local. Exci ng mes ahead. upcoming elec on will determine that. Nothing an untrustworthy poll does not show. It is a pre�y hard balancing act trying to sa sfy all sides. Not everyone will agree, but that is the best part of living in a free country, with freedom of speech, they say. I recently heard on radio that 80% of people under 18 want ac on on climate change/renewable energy, the largest of any category. Does paying for electricity have something to do with changing opinion when they get older? I am a true believer in the environment and sustainability, but at what cost does it come? Do we drop our standard of living to keep the lights on? The heaters on in winter, or air condi oners in summer? I think a few countries in Europe are finding that out. Don’t hospitals have backup generators Karen shows off our shiny new meat case.

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