Rainbow Beach Community News October 2020

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October 2020 • Vol 23 • Issue 10

What a win!

In this issue... Rainbow Beach students combined with Gympie East State school last month to field a team in the Broncos League Challenge and we are so excited to announce - that the local combined team WON! Well done Coach Bennett and all players and parents. More in the school report on page 27.

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• The Servo is a ‘g o’ • Vale Kate Kelly • Join the Nippers ! • The Jensens final ly honoured

Editor’s Note

We are so lucky to live here W

E HAVE BEEN blessed with perfect weather and a full house over the holidays, and it seems a lot of our visitors are discovering our neck of the woods for the first time. Welcome to everyone if you are visiting the region and we are so pleased to welcome you to our little bit of paradise. Locals have the pleasure of using the natural beauty of the area every day, and the people who live here permanently chose to make this their home because they love and appreciate all that the beach and bush has to offer. Welcome to our new permanents also, who have come from far and wide seeking a sea change from Canberra, Brisbane and the Sunny Coast. Welcome also to Alison and her family who have opened up the new cafe at Carlo Point called Captains on Carlo, and are serving fresh and cooked seafood, pies, hamburgers and some deli lines.

We also have some great sports including the big win from the Rainbow Beach boys and girls at the regional comp which is on our cover.



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Nobody seems to remember this ever happening before so it is a big effort from the players, their dedicated parents and the amazing Coach Bennett.

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Fishing has been HUGE and so many great catches out on the charter boats and on the beaches, with great advice from our fishing and tackle shops to help those new to the sport.

Phone: 07 5486 3561 Mobile: 0407 159 178 Address: PO Box 204, Rainbow Beach QLD 4581 Email: info@rbcn.com.au

Lastly a massive thank you to those who helped raise over $1200 for Women’s Cancer last month either by walking, donating or offering freebies for those who took part - it was an honour to help those who are battling now or have been touched by this terrible disease. Thank you to our readers and advertisers and visitors and we will see you again in a month!

This is such a busy issue with our tribute to local Tin Can Bay pioneers Kate Kelly, Nola Bale and Ron and Eve Jensen.


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Come and feed the dolphins Norma Sanderson, Volunteer

52 RumbalaraIover Avenue – Offers over $900k the school holidays you would have noticed F YOU VISITED the Dolphin Centre with family

A artist impression of the new service station approved for Rainbow Beach

Servo Approved! A

T THE GYMPIE Regional Council’s ordinary meeting last month, the application for the proposed new service station at Rainbow Beach was unanimously approved, subject to conditions being met by the developer. The site of the new service station is where the current Fraser Island barge and ticket office now stands on the main road into Rainbow Beach. The service station is proposed in a format similar to other service stations, with an ancillary convenience component and also food and drink outlets. The building is only a single storey and has a total of eight pumps. The hours of operation proposed are 5am to 10pm, 7 days a week, with four air pumps for reinflating tyres. As the proposal is on a state-controlled road, the state’s response lists three pages of requirements including installation of a footpath and a bus-stop. The site is zoned residential choice on the planning scheme, which is primarily intended for unit developments, however this development is an impact assessable development application. Because a service station is impact assessable in any zone, it suggests there is no one desirable location and the application is needed to be assessed on its own individual merits. In this case, the subject site is considered well suited on the main road with impacts minimised and Main

Roads who have assessed the impact, are happy with the application. Thirteen submissions were received against the proposal, mostly stating the lack of need for an additional service station in Rainbow Beach. The applicant submitted a needs assessment, which does establish some need for an additional service station in Rainbow Beach and will not undermine the viability of existing facilities in the town. There were no objections to the motion and Council voted unanimously to approve the proposal, with the extra requirements being met. Cr Waldock said: “It just goes to show the town is growing and it’s fantastic, and as you were saying, the service stations down there have a problem with cars backing out onto the road, well there is another service station going in so there will be less of that problem and I’m all for it.” Councillor Jensen said she had not been in favour initially, however after talking to locals and the issues with fuel and the lack of air hoses she agreed the service station was necessary. Cr Jensen said it would bring jobs and with only thirteen objections it should go ahead. She said she had spoken to residents who are happy as it will have extended hours and air hoses which are urgently needed. Councillor Dan Steward said: “I think it will make an ugly site look a lot better.”

that Mystique was up to his usual tricks bringing in all those bottles dumped at the bottom of the creek. There must have been a lot of parties going on over the years for him to be able to produce so many. The dolphins have been very regular this year without missing their daily visit, even though there were days when they arrived a little later than 8am. Remember that locals only need to show identification and entry is free, however if you wish to feed a dolphin that would cost $5. We are so glad to be a little off the beaten track here in Tin Can Bay with regards to the Covid-19 virus, but we are ever diligent at the Centre to abide by the safety rules. Everyone’s cooperation is vital to the continuation of us being able to showcase these wonderful dolphins to our visitors. Stay Safe

29 Satinwood Road – offers over $550K Mystique has been busier than ever this month bringing back all the bottles dumped in the creek at Tin Can Bay

Photo: Barnacles Cafe

Could you use this and remove the Bistro and Bar part and instead of the address and phone put Then put the photo below it on the ad please. Captain's at Carlo - not sure if I have sent this three times or not at all. Hi there can you fix up the no obligation into 2 words please.

CARLO POINT MARINA Phone number and email can go on to the same line Can you please put that 1st question are you thinking of relocating on A-line by itself..



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TIME. CALL ME FOR A NO OBLIGATION CONFIDENTIAL CHAT michelle.agnew@century21.com.au MICHELLE AGNEW 0428 585 175 or email michelle.agnew@century21.com.au gympie.century21.com.au 'T & C'S APPLY

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Election Time I

T’S TIME TO VOTE in Queensland’s 2020 general election and the voting period is from Monday October 19 to election day on Saturday October 31, 2020. This state election you will be voting for education • health care and hospitals • cultural, sporting and recreation facilities • emergency services • community services • Indigenous land rights • environmental protection • taxation • public works and transport • industrial relations • consumer affairs • marriage and divorce, which are all looked after by the state government. The ECQ has opened postal vote applications and they will remain open until Friday, October 16, 2020, to allow more time for electors to apply. Postal votes will be sent to electors who have applied following the close of candidate nominations and ballot paper draw in midOctober. Polling booths will be open across Queensland from 8am until 6pm. Details of polling booth locations will be published closer to the election. COVID-19 continues to be a factor in elections during 2020. The ECQ’s Statement of Intent PDF on the ECQ website outlines services being provided to ensure Queenslanders can vote safely. Early voting will be available from Monday, October 19 until Friday October 30 at 44 Nash Street, Gympie. Telephone voting is possible if you: • cannot vote without assistance because of an impairment • have an insufficient level of literacy • cannot vote at a polling booth because of an impairment • are a special postal voter or are distance voters. To find out about elections in Queensland visit the Electoral Commission of Queensland website at ecq.qld.gov.au or call 1300 881 665 Good luck to all our candidates.

Rainbow’s main street improvements A

FTER RECEIVING positive feedback on its proposed design from the community, Council is moving forward with its plans for the next stage of Rainbow Beach’s main street improvements. Forty-eight people responded as part of the project’s community engagement activities. One of the activities involved walking the street to meet with traders and premises owners to give them the opportunity to learn more and share any thoughts. The feedback revealed five key themes. These included: · Support for the proposed central pedestrian crossing linking both sides of Rainbow Beach Road. · Support for maintaining a vehicle turn around in the centre of the precinct. · The need for shade. · The importance of parking (including some requests for the introduction of time limits). · Suggestions around incorporating ‘rainbow colours’. Division 1 Councillor, Jess Milne, said it was encouraging that the community was supportive of the design. “It was great that everyone was generally supportive of our plans, but we also received some good feedback from the community,” said Cr Milne. “I believe that the refined design has incorporated this feedback and effectively balances pedestrian safety and comfort, with parking needs and traffic movement. “We’ll be finalising the details of the design over the coming weeks so that construction can commence as soon as possible after the September/October school holiday period,” she said. Council is planning to complete the first stage of the construction work scope before the December/January school holidays with any of the remaining works to be

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The refined preliminary design proposal for the Rainbow Beach main street upgrade

scheduled for completion February 2021, to minimise impacts during the busiest times. The Rainbow Beach Our Towns – Streetscape Revitalisation is an initiative of the Queensland Government under the Works for Queensland Program, with $1M secured to deliver improvements across the two stages of the project.

Liam’s Lifeguard report I

WILL NEVER forget the day one of our international students at high school went for a solo swim at “the bays” in Coolum, a notoriously “rippy” and unpatrolled surf beach. He was swept off his feet in seconds and tragically drowned at 15 years old with no one around to help. It has been a sombre start to September holidays with another tragic drowning occurring at the same location. This is a reminder to please swim between the flags and if you’re unsure please feel free to ask a friendly Lifeguard or Lifesaver about the conditions. When I was six years old, I was lucky enough to have my parents sign my brothers and I up to the Nippers program at our local Surf Club in Caloundra. Reflecting on it now, Nippers was an integral part of learning to become comfortable and confident in and out of the water, making friends and being a part of a healthy competitive environment. As a Lifeguard our philosophy is to work toward

We wish Lifeguard Liam and his family all the best on the Sunny Coast. Pictured are: Koa, Georgia, Lua, Liam and Rose Toohey

“zero preventable drownings in Queensland public waters”. So, take my advice and get those kids caps tied on and hit the beach every Sunday, it might just end up saving theirs or someone else’s life! And never forget you’re never too young to give it a crack, if you’re keen to join an active patrol and learn some skills and make some friends, Rainbow Beach SLSC will welcome you with open arms. The Lifeguard service has resumed its roving patrol up at Double Island Point. Reckless/stupid behaviour seems to be just as frequent as ever. We were able to get the number plate of the prime suspect who graffitied the rocks on the headland at Teewah Beach for everyone to see, have fun scrubbing that off mate. With the majority of people fed up with these sorts of behaviours and with social media at the ready, be prepared to be accountable for your actions. Stay safe and swim between the flags. This is our last report by Liam and we wish he and his family all the very best in their next adventure!

Come on, join the Nippers! T

HE RAINBOW BEACH Surf Life Saving Club is gearing up for the start of the 2020-21 Nippers season! The first Sunday of Nippers is set to start on Sunday October 4, 2020 and there is still time to join. Last month, two sign-on days were held to welcome both returning and new families to complete the necessary swim evaluation and register for the season. The first sign-on day was held in Gympie at the Gympie Aquatic Centre and the second one in Rainbow Beach at Rainbow Shores. While many of the children had not been in the pool for months and some were feeling a little nervous or rusty, over 40 children took part in the sign-on days. Parents are thankful for the return of Nippers, given that many other sporting programs have not yet restarted since the COVID-related restrictions came into play.

Surf Life Saving Queensland has developed COVID-safe operating procedures to allow us to start the 2020-21 season and while things won’t look exactly the same as before we are grateful to have the opportunity to keep the kids active and having fun while learning critical water safety and first-aid. The Rainbow Beach Surf Life Saving Club would like to sincerely thank the Rainbow Shores Body Corporate for their generosity in allowing the Nippers to use one of their pools for the swim evaluations. If you missed the sign-on days but are still keen to join please get in touch with Natasha on 0444 579 887 or via the Rainbow Beach Nippers Facebook group page. Daniel Booth, Keira Powers, Josie Booth, Sarah Booth, Maia Booth - all ready for the 2020-2021 Nippers season!

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It’s finally a YES for Bronco Jensen


OU MAY HAVE been following a story about a man called Bronco Jensen wishing to have a seat erected in Tin Can Bay to honour his parents. Ron and Eve Jensen were long-time locals of Tin Can Bay and spent many hours volunteering and helping the community when not working at the Endeavour Foundation. Bronco has been very frustrated with his inability to have a Jack and Jill seat cemented into the ground at the mouth of Crab Creek. There are many parks named after pioneering locals, but Mr Jensen wanted a chair overlooking the water for his parents. At last month’s ordinary meeting during the Mayors Mayoral Minute the matter was raised by Cr Bruce Devereaux . He said: “These two people were major players in the community service clubs and projects and their beloved Tin Can Bay. “These include the Lions Club, Lions Ladies Lioness club, Ambulance Station, Tin Can Bay Youth Club, Meals on

Wheels and a list of others. “Mr Jensen is proposing a Jack and Jill style seat, the sort already in existence in several other councils throughout Qld. “He (Mr Jensen) said it would be of all weather low maintenance material with a stainless steel plaque attached.” The Jensen family have offered to supply the slab and the seat and the TCB Lions Club have voted unanimously to complete any maintenance that is required. Mr Jensen’s sister is very ill at present and Cr Devereaux thought this should be approved now as it has been dragging on for so long. Mr Stewart who was on the previous council said there was a delay because there was no council policy on memorials, but there is now a policy. After discussion, councillors voted unanimously to allow a memorial to be erected, subject to discussions with council staff to agree on the location and structure type. So, Mr Jensen and his family have finally been given permission to honour Ron and Eve Jensen.

Mr Jensen and family finally have approval to honour Ron and Eve Jensen with a memorial at Tin Can Bay

Nola’s new bridge T

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HE ORIGINAL Nola Bale bridge was built 25 years ago and due to deterioration and safety concerns, the reconstruction of the bridge was put out to tender. The funding was approved in 2017, the tender was awarded in April 2020 and the bridge is now complete with a dedication ceremony planned to mark the opening. Nola Bale was actively involved in the community and the Nola Bale Bridge was built in recognition of this work. She was instrumental in an ambulance service being established in Tin Can Bay and a pioneer of the arts which included theatre restaurants, music, art, dancing, fashion and social groups. Her daughter, Kerry Bale, who used to produce the local magazine Tuncunba is back living in the family home and said:

lso change the time on a Saturday to 12.30. The new Nola Bale Bridge is now complete and a dedication ceremony is planned Photo: Rebecca Reibel


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“A young local boy suffered an asthma attack and there was only one oxygen tank in town. There was a new policeman, a new manager at the fish board and no-one knew anything about the tank and that is the reason she got the ambulance built. “Mum also helped a lot of people which nobody knew about, including driving people to medical appointments before there was a Medical Transport Service.” In 1990, the Lions Club built a house on the foreshore of Tin Can Bay so children could have a holiday by the sea water and they named it Cathy House, after Bernie and Nola’s daughter Cathy, who passed away due to Cystic Fibrosis. Both Nola and Bernie were born in 1933 and Nola passed away in 2002 aged 68 and husband Bernie passed in 2014 aged 81, but their legacy to the town lives on.

Aussie Elisa! L

AST MONTH one of our locals became an Aussie and we are so proud of this mum, wife, and business owner of Rainbow Beach. Co-owner of Rainbow Beach Pizza and Grill with husband and chef Sean, and owner of Rainbow Beach Weddings, Elisa became an Australian citizen and is thrilled. Elisa said: “It created an emotion I cannot describe to be officially recognised as part of the country after eight years spent in Rainbow Beach. “As you know I am an active member of our local community and I intend to offer and support even more of our area’s development. “I came to travel Australia but pretty much got stuck in Rainbow Beach and there hasn’t been a day yet spent without learning something about this region.” Elisa and Seul are an important part of the fabric of the region raising a young daughter and Elisa is the organiser of the Wellness Expo which will be on again next year. The Citizenship Ceremony was held at the Pavilion Centre Gympie Showgrounds on Citizenship Day and Elisa was one of the 83,000 new citizens that were naturalised on the day all around Australia. Congratulations Elisa! Left: Our latest citizen Elisa Seul with Mayor Glen Hartwig, Division 1 Councillor Jessica Milne and MP Tony Perrett

Welcome Douglas Family A

BIG WELCOME to the coast to the new officer in charge of the Rainbow Beach Ambulance, Shane Douglas and his family. Shane has arrived along with wife and police officer Samantha, and their three children Georgia 13, Joel 9 and Lilly 6. The family have moved in from Hughenden and are loving the region after the dust and dirt of Hughenden, and come over to the surf at every opportunity. They have found a house in Tin Can Bay which they love and said the neighbours are so friendly, just the day before we spoke, the neighbour brought in a bag of ooshies for the children. Shane said: “It’s a new environment for us. More diverse with national parks and beaches. “The community is very welcoming and as it is an ageing permanent population we do have the challenges of medical facilities which seems to be approving. “There is just one thing I would like to urge residents to do - get numbers on your homes. I can’t help you if I can’t find you.

“There are very few homes with large numbers and it is very hard to find homes without them.” He also wanted to reiterate that they can be quite busy and the best response is 000 every time. “I might be already on a job up the beach, so if the crew from Tin Can Bay is available they will respond or then Gympie. “At peak times the Queensland Ambulance will station another officer here during Easter and Christmas to help out.” Samantha said: “It is a beautiful safe, laid back and relaxing paradise and not loved to death yet” “The Tin Can Bay Police Station has been great place to work, the officers have exceptional local knowledge of the area and are family focused.” “Having worked at Hughenden with only four officers, I wasn’t sure what to expect at Tin Can Bay, but the officers have been very welcoming and a great team to work with.” Welcome Douglas family, we are very happy to meet you.

Meet new Officer in charge of the Rainbow Beach Ambulance Station, his wife Police Officer Samantha and children Georgia, Joel and Lilly

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Vale Kate Kelly


Ned and Kate Kelly on one of the many cruises they enjoyed together

VERYBODY WHO lived in the Gympie Region in the ‘70s and ‘80s remembers Ned and Kate Kelly as a flamboyant couple with luxurious vehicles. They also remember all the work and passion the couple employed to get things done in Tin Can Bay particularly, and Kate’s beautiful photos for the Gympie Times. Kate was also an exceptional record keeper according to Kerry Bale, and the Kate Kelly Walkway which runs from Norman Point to Crab Creek is in her honour. Here is an extract from an article written by Malcolm Campbell which was published in the History of Tin Can Bay facebook page. In their 70 years together, Kate and Alan ‘Ned’ Kelly sailed with P&O here and in the UK on more than one hundred cruises and loved them all. And our onboard teams loved Kate and Ned in return. When Kate sadly passed away recently in her 90th year leaving Ned grief stricken, the notice for the celebration of her life listed P&O as one of her homes. Photos on the wall of their unit tell the

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story of their cruise adventures together. “We enjoyed our cruises very much,” Ned said. “We did 80 to 90 cruises with P&O in Australia and the others with P&O in the UK. “We did some of the trips in England early on and we have always been loyal to P&O because my father had worked on their ships in the UK. The P&O ships have been our second home and we enjoyed it so much. The crew often told us that we were part of the family.” Ned is doing his best to get on with life but concedes he is not doing well without his darling Kate by his side. We sent Ned some flowers to honour Kate and to thank them both for their devotion to P&O. Ned asked if one day he might be able to cruise again. “You have to have a dream,” he said. “Thank you Kate and Ned.” According to historian Shirley Wilson, she was indeed a lady first and foremost and always dressed with style and performed her duties as a councillor’s wife with absolute dignity. Rest in peace Kate and thank you.


course is 80km and 100 competitors took NOTHER EXCITING event held in our into our economy. part in the team event. region was Mountain Designs Hells Bells “We wanted the The course is 90% off road and includes 24hr Adventure Race – part of the Adventure economic impact to be a five km run from Rainbow to Carlo Point Racing World Series, Oceania Region held pretty decent and we using trails, then a 25km paddle from Carlo last month. asked our competitors to Tin Can Bay via Inskip Point, a 10km run in Organiser of the 24-hour event, Chris to push all their money the back of Tin Can Bay, and 80km mountain Dixon from Wild and Co, received a grant into the economy. bike ride to the Cooloola National Park and from the Gympie Region Council in 2019 to “The event began then finally a 13km trail run. hold the event in this region. in 2004 and moves Chris said:“Because of the number of He said: “It was a strange year with Covid around every year competitors and family who came along, and there seemed to be new rules even the and the course is we booked out Rainbow Beach and a lot of week before the event, meaning we couldn’t confidential for the Tin Can Bay. have an opening and closing event or a live (formally competitors twoMedical) known as Cooloola Coast Clinic and Rainbow until Beach “All competitors were urged to shop and briefing, but we were very glad to see the hours prior to the race.” eat locally instead of bringing in supplies this event go ahead.” The winning team for the full course was year and all brought thousands of dollars The full course is 120km and the half a two-men and two-women team called Tri

The competition was fierce for the Adventure Racing World Series Adventure Rogue who won in 13 hours and the winner for the half course was a twowomen team, Tri Adventure Vintage. Thanks for coming, everyone!

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New “Padi” Scuba Divers

HIS MONTH some of our friendly local faces took the plunge and completed their PADI Open Water SCUBA Diver course. Most weekends you’ll see Charlie Kingsley working hard at the IGA, or down the beach patrolling with the Rainbow Beach SLSC, but not his birthday weekend. That was spent on the boat with Wolf Rock Dive. Charlie has grown up in Rainbow, but Wolf Rock Dive had the amazing opportunity to show him a part of Rainbow Beach he hadn’t seen before. Along with Charlie, Bailey from Tin Can Bay completed his open water the following weekend and is using these skills to keep building his portfolio of boating qualifications. A lot of locals may know Summer best for her delicious coffee while she works at

Little Parliament, but on those rare days off, she has also started coming on board with us to start her diving adventures. The staff at Wolf Rock are all stoked to be able to share the magic we experience on a daily basis with this town. Perhaps encouraged by our local appearances, our migrating Leopard sharks have returned for the summer, somewhat early. The Leopard shark population on the East Coast of Australia travels between Byron Bay and Far North Queensland. These stunning carpet shark-like animals eat crustaceans and bivalves and use Wolf Rock and the waters around Double Island Point as a sanctuary. Want a chance to see these beautiful creatures? Call us at Wolf Rock Dive: 07 5486 8004.

Locals Wendy, Penny, Kathy, Julie, Wendy and Sue usually meet at Cathy House, however they now sew from home and catch up outdoors due to Covid

Sewing for dignity


NE OF THE little known disruptions Covid has caused is the inability for local community groups and charities to work from their usual venues.

The Tin Can Bay Sewing Ladies used to get together weekly at Cathy House, but now they sew at home and just meet up for a cuppa to stay in touch. The ladies sew ‘dignity’ and ‘mother of baby’ packs and drop them off to Leith Juzeliunas, the caretaker at Cathy House who sends them to The Hands of Rescue.

The latest PADI Open Water Certified scuba divers - Bailey Symons, Charlie Kingsley, Alex Heathcote, James Nelson, Emily Simpson, Colin Thrupp

The not-for-profit organisation based in Papua New Guinea encourages mothers to have a safe supervised delivery in their health centres, rather than unsupervised delivery in their village, by offering the packs.

The mostly retired ladies now total 25 and were spotted together at the Tin Can Bay RSL park enjoying each other’s company, friendship and having a great laugh. The ladies said they make about 100 dignity packs a month and 100 mums and bubs packs plus they also send boot, bonnet, jackets, singlets, napplies, layettes and rugs as the mothers have so little. If you have any material or thread you are able to donate please just drop it into Leith at Cathy House. They prefer dark colours and bright prints, towling, flannel, cloth nappies in good condition, wool for knitting and crochet cotton. If you would like to get involved or can donate just call Cathy House on 5486 4391.

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Rainbow Beach Police Beat by Senior Constable Mike Brantz

Attitude is Everything


AST MONTH’S POLICE article regarding Teewah Beach certainly created a stir and plenty of discussion - with many solutions put forward and opinions offered. And while I didn’t write the article - I certainly agree with Mick’s assertion that the problem is related to driver attitude. Since the fatal traffic crash on Teewah in late August, police have spent countless hours patrolling the 20 kilometre stretch of sand south of Double Island Point. Yet, less than two weeks after the fatal, I was patrolling the camping zone on Teewah Beach and came across a ‘P’ plate driver executing a series of fishtails - while travelling at 90km/h. After questioning this young bloke for a couple of minutes, I gathered two pieces of information that support my ‘driver attitude is the problem’ hypothesis. Firstly, this bloke’s driver’s licence was subject to a Good Driving Behaviour (GDB) option. Now for all you good driver’s out there – who probably have no idea what this means – a GDB option is offered to a ‘P’, ‘P1’ or ‘P2’ type licence holder who has accumulated four or more demerit points within a one-year period. The provisional licence holder can choose this option for a year, rather than having their licence suspended for three months. However, if they were to choose this option, and then accumulate two or more demerit points within this one-year period, their licence would be suspended for six months. Now, given that travelling at 40km/h above the speed limit attracts six demerit points, I can only assume this driver didn’t really care about his licence. He certainly wasn’t displaying ‘Good Driving Behaviour’.

The second piece of information inadvertently came from the driver’s 14-year-old passenger, who let it slip that they all knew the young man tragically killed in the recent rollover (the same accident that occurred close to the spot we were standing). Now, I haven’t witnessed anything that stupid since my days in Rockhampton, where the local hoons thought they would honour the memory of their young mate (who died after crashing his car while hooning) by performing donuts on the main road outside the chapel during his funeral service… After recovering from the shock of this revelation, I issued the driver two tickets for his efforts. As I was driving away, I wondered how long this attitude adjustment would last. The very next day I was called to a traffic crash on Queen Elizabeth Drive in Cooloola Cove involving a ‘P1’ licence holder who had lost control of his vehicle after turning off Rainbow Beach Road and had run into another vehicle, which was pulled over on the side of the road. The young bloke with the ‘P1’ licence told me he turned the corner a bit fast and lost control. “It was an accident,” he said. Well, it turns out the story goes more like this. The young driver, who obtained his provisional licence eight (8) days earlier, left Rainbow Beach and was on his way home to Tin Can Bay at warp speed. He came across a line of ten cars and decided to overtake them all. His plan started to come unstuck when he saw a car coming the other way. Undeterred, this bloke forced his way back onto the correct side of the road,

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before tailgating the car in front of him all the way to the intersection. After turning the corner, he hit the accelerator, fishtailing onto the wrong side of the road, losing control and punting a small sedan about 10 metres off the road. Long story short, the whole incident was witnessed by an off-duty policeman on his way home from Fraser Island - so the young bloke’s car ended up on the back of a tow truck and he won’t see it again for 90 days. Another young driver’s attitude adjusted

- but for how long? Although the focus of this article is young drivers, all road users should display the right attitude when getting behind the wheel. As I’ve said plenty of times before – driving a car is one of the most dangerous activities we undertake every day. Starting with the right attitude is just common sense! While researching this article I browsed the Queensland Transport website where I found a section under the heading of ‘Safety’ titled “Attitude is everything”. Pretty much sums it up!


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NOTHER INFORMATIVE and insightful Rainbow Beach Chamber of Commerce meeting was held last month at the Rainbow Beach Surf Club. Jane Daniels, Head of Stakeholder Engagement for Forest Wind, the new $2 billion wind farm planned for the Gympie and Wide Bay region, was guest speaker. Jane gave an overview of the project and announced the aim was to start construction at the end of 2021, or early 2022, and the need for local accommodation and job opportunities. Questions were raised including the extent of public consultation, the noise from the turbines and land area required, ecological concerns, distance from homes and how much power would be generated. In other matters, the recent tragedy at Teewah Beach and ‘hooning’ was brought up by President Nigel Worthington and


there was discussion on the prevention of another fatality. Mayor Glen Hartwig, CEO Shane Gray, Cr Jess Milne and Cr Dolly Jensen all attended the meeting and fielded questions from the floor including a request for extra recycling collection days for businesses, establishment of rubbish facilities at Bullock Point, the new main street plan, tyre inflation issues, the upcoming advertising campaign, illegally parked camper vans, and time restrictions on parking in the main street. There is further information on the wind farm project at: www.forestwind.com.au and https://forestwind.icn.org.au The Chamber meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month and the next one will be held at the Rainbow Beach Sport Club on October 20 at 5pm for 5.30pm and all are welcome.

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AUGHTER OF Sam and Maureen Mitchell, Natasha Leigh Dimmock has returned to Rainbow Beach after nearly 20 years working overseas. Natasha has spent the time working for multinational hotel companies and launching her own resort and real estate agency in the Fiji Islands with her husband, Dan. Both Dan and Natasha said they love living in Rainbow Beach and while Dan continues to work remotely on their interests in Fiji, Natasha has jumped in feet first doing what she loves and knows best real estate. Natasha has launched Natasha Leigh Properties, offering mobile property sales support to the Cooloola region. She said: “If you own it I would love to sell it, and if you are looking for property, I will look after you until you find the perfect fit.” After home-schooling in Fiji for four years Natasha’s children are thrilled to be

going to ‘real school’. The whole family has embraced the lifestyle and Natasha is the Nippers manager for the Rainbow Beach Surf Club, which means she is definitely back to Rainbow. When the time came to choose where in Australia the family would settle for the high school years the vote was unanimous, all four votes for Rainbow Beach! “I can be perfectly honest in saying that I have never seen anywhere in the world as ideal for children to grow up than this region. “We’ve got the perfect combination of excellent schools and a world-class natural playground right on our doorstep,” said Natasha. You can visit Natasha’s real estate gallery at 6 Rainbow Beach Road (between the TIC and Epic) featuring both local properties and drool-worthy listings from the Fiji Islands.



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Creative Cuts Celebrating Butchulla culture at Gympie Regional Gallery Wonamutta Burra is a new exhibition at Gympie Regional Gallery that celebrates the cultural life of the Butchulla nation spanning from Rainbow Beach, K’gari (Fraser Island), north to Piabla in Hervey Bay. The exhibition showcases the cultural knowledge and stories brought to life through a range of artistic mediums including, acrylic on canvas, ceramics, patchwork (of recycled berlin canvas, recycled tapestry wool, screen print, hand dyed cotton fabric), limited edition photographic prints and timber sculpture. These works highlight the significance of traditional customary law, culture and traditions, featuring a collective of artists including Nai Nai Bird, Luke Barrowcliffe, Rose Barrowcliffe, Belinda Barrowcliffe, Sandra Aidon and Damien Aidon. Between them, they hold several lifetimes of creative industry experience, cultural knowledge and local stories, and are passionate about sharing that to educate the broader community and foster an understanding and more inclusive local culture. Artist and co-curator Luke Barrowcliffe says the majority of works are created using natural resources, recycled and repurposed elements. “This is an important focus of the works, in keeping with cultural practice and it’s important that we utilise the resources surrounding us,” he said. Join Butchulla Elder, Nai Nai Bird on Thursday, October 22 at 10.30am, for an insightful floor talk about the artworks appearing in the exhibition. Bookings will be essential due to limited capacities for this exciting floor talk. Visit: eventfinda.com.au The project has been supported by Gympie Regions Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gympie Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland. Wonamutta Burra is on display at Gympie Regional Gallery from Saturday, October 3 until Wednesday, November 25. Entry to the Gympie Regional Gallery at 39 Nash Street is free, with opening hours from 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday. For more information, or to make bookings for workshops and themed activities, visit: gympie.qld.gov.au/gallery or call 5481 0733.

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Wildflowers inspire latest gallery exhibition

Music in the Park What a great way to spend a sunny afternoon listening to music of all genres sitting on a blanket on the grass in the park! We have done this once since “Covid-19” hit us so squarely and left us with few activities remaining safe. Although I have been approached to resume Music Plus Nights in the Vets’ and Community Hall in Cooloola Cove, the restrictions make it too difficult. I would hate to have to turn people away but to admit them would mean breaking the law! I am organising an afternoon in Lions Park Tin Can Bay on one weekend in mid-to-late November but the process is not finalised yet and I need more time to do that. We will still have to social distance, hand sanitise and sign a register with our names and telephone numbers or email addresses. We ask everyone to spread the word, encourage musician friends and families to support us, so we can enjoy an afternoon of MUSIC IN THE PARK. For further information contact Pam Graham on 0427 180 649 or email: kcisf327@gmail.com

Ron on guitar and Len on harmonica at a Music Plus event pre Covid

A new exhibition, Wild/flower Women III: Women Walking Country is heading to the Gympie Regional Gallery from Thursday, Oct 8 to Saturday, Nov 28. The exhibition celebrates the work of Kathleen McArthur, who was an artist and conservationist who specialised in painting Queensland wildflowers. She is also well-known for being one of the founding members of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland along with her friend, poet Judith Wright. Together they began the campaign to establish Cooloola National Park, working with conservationist Arthur Harrold, the Cooloola Committee, the Noosa Parks Association, and many other allies. To profile the living legacy of women, art and Queensland wildflowers, contemporary artists from Gympie, Noosa and the Sunshine Coast created new work ranging from paintings, prints, works on paper and jewellery, to textile works using natural dyes, recycled textiles, and wall vinyl. Artists participating in this exhibition include Judy Barrass, Zela Bissett, Joolie Gibbs, Nicole Harper, Anne

Nicole Harper, Joolie Gibbs, Barbara Hart, Zela Bissett, Nina Shadforth, Sandra Ross, Susan Davis, Melissa Stannard Front: Anne Harris, Ulrike Sturm Photo by Jazmyn Bowman

Harris, Barbara Hart, Sandra Ross, Meaghan Shelton, Melissa Stannard and Ulrike Sturm, and it is curated by Dr Susan Davis and Nina Shadforth. There will be a variety of workshops, online zoom sessions and artist chats. Entry to the gallery at 39 Nash Street is free, with opening hours from 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday. For more information, or to make bookings for workshops and themed activities, visit gympie.qld. gov.au/gallery or call 5481 0733. The Wild/flower Women III exhibition is supported by Cooloola Coastcare and the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gympie Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.





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Beyond Blue Walk


HIS MONTH we met the girls who chose the scenic walk up to Double Island Point and back to Rainbow to raise money for Beyond Blue. The Coastrek is an event run all over Australia to raise money for charity and so far they have raised over $1 million for this charity through this event. Normally the event is held in a given location in each state, but this year due to COVID they made the event virtual. This meant that all the teams still walked on the same weekend, but could choose where they walked. One of the group, Tessa Trevor-Roberts said: “I have been holidaying at Rainbow Beach for years and my family has a unit at the Shores, so it seemed like the ideal place. “I had always wanted to walk to Double Island Point via the Great Cooloola Walk and knew that the distance met our

This team trekked from Rainbow Beach to Double Island point and back to raise money for Beyond Blue via the charity Coastrek

requirements, so off we went. “I pulled the girls together for this event, I had seen it on my Facebook feed, and because it was to raise money for Beyond Blue, I wanted to do it. “Our lives are surrounded by people with mental health issues, and this year more than ever. “This was my first walk, but Tina had done the 50km Coastrek in Sydney to raise money for the Fred Hollows Foundation. “This is an event run by ‘Wild Women on Top’ and is a great opportunity for women to get together, bond and have a girls weekend with a cause.” Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live. If you can help, contact Beyond Blue at www. beyondblue.org.au

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HE FRASER ISLAND annual Community Beach Clean Up is in its third year and will be held on October 16-18. Organisers want you to get involved with one of Australia’s best voluntourism programmes - simply grab a bag, fill it up with rubbish and drop it off at The Beachcamp Eco Retreat or Cathedral Beach Shop on Fraser Island to be collected and sorted by 10am on Sunday 18. One of the organisers, Hana from Drop Bear Adventures, said: “Now, more than ever, being part of a community is so important for us all. “Our Beach Clean Up is the biggest community event on our calendar and we are so thankful that it can still go ahead. “Having spent years now cleaning up the beach, I believe promoting a closed

loop recycling system and the reduction of single use plastics is the best and most simple thing we can all do today to make a difference for tomorrow. “So much of what we do is focused on education, on the importance of our recycling system. We sort and collate all the weight and count pieces found in over 30 waste categories and repurpose as much as possible. “In some cases, such as bottle caps that cannot be recycled through our council recycling facilities, we have partnered with Ocean Crusaders who are piloting a brand new technology. If you can join Hana and the team for the 2020 Beach Clean Up then head to https:// dropbearadventures.rezdy.com/300966/ community-beach-clean-up-register

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in brief Vinnies have grown Affectionately known as Vinnies, the local Rainbow Beach St Vincent de Paul thrift shop has grown and is now bigger and better than ever! The store re-opened last month and has even more stock including furniture, which is rotated regularly by the volunteers. Vinnies would love to recruit some new volunteers as it is such a busy little business and anyone who has a few hours, even once a week, would be very welcome. The store gratefully accepts donations and also receives a lot of product from other stores, so every day there is something new to see. Vinnies’ Lisa Baker thanked Rainbow Beach for the continued support. She said: “We love being a big part of your community.”

P&C mums, Sandra Lindenberg, Megan Braunberger and Marissa Powers, helping out on the Father’s Day Stall at Rainbow School

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I READERS! We’re so excited to have this opportunity each month to keep you all up to date with our ‘goings-on’ at the Rainbow Beach State School P&C. We are here to support the school kids, the teachers and the school community. All our fundraising contributes to school camps; funding school projects; (with the school or even the student council) improving school amenities or running projects at the school such as our school garden and the new recycling project.

In the last term we ran a wonderful Father’s Day stall (yep, you can thank us for those crazy gifts). The same Father’s Day raffle some of you were lucky enough to win, which was supplied or bought with sourced donations. The money raised from this was used to support the kids at the sports carnival with yummy treats and supplied tuckshop each week to give the kids a chance at a yummy meal and mums and dads a day off lunch making (a huge massive thank you to the wonderful BJ Parton). We’ve purchased a new shipping container

to make the storage of sports gear at the school more accessible and also to prolong the life of the equipment. During COVID lockdown we ran a Mother’s Day stall for the kids where they could drop in and pick up a lovely gift for their mums. This one meant a lot to the mums and to the children too. Covid has brought a new sense of community to Rainbow Beach and our P&C has changed to buy locally Australia’s Bestsourced Shark gifts for stalls, so we can support our local businesses who continually support us and the kids at the school.

The fun part is the variety of gifts on offer and the creativity of the business community and the parents and citizens who donate. We have some upcoming events which we would love some volunteers to assist us with. The first one is a lucrative sausage sizzle at Bunnings in Gympie in October, and the other is our monthly sausage sizzle here at the Rainbow Beach Community Markets. Membership of the P&C is open to all school parents as well as citizens of the community, just pop along to a meeting (held monthly) and fill out a new membership form. We’d love to have new members join us and Ray can guarantee and dive’ some awesome ‘dad’ jokes will be on offer at the meetings, thanks to our president, Jed Elmer, and principal, Steve Bennett.

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Above: Ria Boustead came from Gympie to attend the walk for eight of her friends who are no longer with us Above left: Locals Diane Bowman, Bec and Lucy Arthur walking for cancer at Rainbow Beach last month Left: Tricia Ronalds, Heather Stevenson, Jessica Haring, Elissa Keen and Glenda Mick broke off from the group to complete 9.5 kms through beach and bush Above: Taitha, Fiona, Bridie, Kizzy and Julian walking for Womens Cancer. Fiona is five years clear Below: 27 walkers joined the Walk for Womens Cancer at Rainbow Beach

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AST MONTH 27 enthusiastic and supportive men, women, children and a baby gathered on the beach at Rainbow, for the Walk for Women’s Cancers. All donned tutus, boas, sequins and splashes of pink to support the work being done by Cancer Council Queensland and to honour those touched by cancer. The weather was perfect and so was the community spirit, with everyone jumping in to help, and the event finished at the best monthly markets Rainbow Beach has ever seen. Thanks to the Community Centre for their generosity and support allowing us to use their barbecue and facilities to raise money and a huge thanks to Murray, Chris and Bob for their barbecue skills. Thanks to Little Parliament for the awesome cupcakes for our walkers, Martine from Village Food and Events for the donation and gorgeous pink cakes, and Brooke from Coffee Cart of Marybourough

who donated $1 from every cup of coffee she sold. Thanks to Net Rae Art for the donation of the artwork which we auctioned off on Facebook. A massive $1200 was raised in one day, and we are so grateful for everybody’s generosity, time and exceptional support. The most common types of women’s cancers are breast, uterine, ovarian and cervical cancers and one in six Queensland women will be diagnosed with a women’s cancer by age 85. Money raised will help with prevention and early detection programs and improved treatment options - more Queensland women are surviving women’s cancers. Everyone has been touched by cancer, and this day was to acknowledge and honour all those who have battled, who have won and those who we have said good-bye to. If you are concerned please call Cancer Council on 13 11 20.

Some of the fabulous walkers and volunteers during last month’s Walk for Women’s Cancer were Murray, Chris Keen, Bob Gudge, Glenys Kidd, Ria Boustead and Chris Gudge

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HE ‘WILDFLOWERING at Cooloola’ art and wildflower day was held at Rainbow Beach Community Hall and nearby locations last month. The event was jointly organised by the ‘Wild/flower Women’ art group of the Sunshine Coast, and Cooloola Coastcare. The workshop is a prelude to the up-coming exhibition ‘Wild/flower Women III Women Walking Country’ to be held at the Gympie Regional Gallery, October 8 - November 28, 2020. The day began in the hall, with the eight participating artists demonstrating their work, which included a range of techniques such as papermaking, print-making, collage, frottage (rubbing), and the production of dyes and inks from natural materials. In the afternoon, workshop participants fired their imaginations to create art on country, encouraged to connect with the environment around them by their artistic mentors. Indigenous jeweller and artist, Melissa Stannard, shared insights from her cultural heritage. The day was immensely rewarding for all participants, and the art workshop and wildflower walks are likely to become an annual event in Rainbow Beach. “We were happy to support this event as we want to encourage people to find out about, and celebrate the wildflowers and natural beauty of our region”, said lead organiser, Dr Sue Davis.

Artist, Sandra Ross (left), in the field, with wildflowering workshop participants. Image by Melissa Stannard

“Using art as a frame is a great way to get people to look closely, and appreciate the colour, form and beauty of nature’s gifts”. For more details about the ‘Wild/flower Women III’ exhibition and public programs check out www.wildflowerwomen.net or the Gympie Regional Gallery’s website. The ‘Wild/flower Women III’ exhibition and programs are supported by Gympie Regional Council and the Queensland Government through the Regional Arts Development Fund.

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QCWA brings back the HOY


HE LADIES at the Country Women’s Association have had a great month and it was good to see craft restart members, familiar faces and new ladies too. Welcome to Robyn, Jill, Leonie and Mollie - a lady we know well who brings a lot of QCWA knowledge with her and has held many positions with QCWA over the years. Welcome back everyone. The committee thank all of you in helping maintain and abide by Covid rules during these difficult times. Both craft mornings were successful. We have started making items for a Christmas stall which will be held at the market in November. Our trauma teddies are growing in volume by the day and we now have 50 waiting to go to Wishlist, Gympie and Sunshine Coast Pathology and the doctor’s next week, so keep knitting ladies - they are always needed. We have been overwhelmed by a recent donation of two huge moving boxes of all different coloured wool, better than a candy shop to us ladies. Thank you.

Our current project is Domestic Violence Packs to be distributed next week. They are needed now more than ever in the community especially with the current pandemic situation. Thank you to the local businesses for donations received. Now the exciting news! We are going to re-commence “HOY” on a trial basis at the Cooloola Coast Bowls Club on the third Wednesday of the month (usual day), so our first HOY will be on October 21. Strict Covid-19 rules apply but it will still be a fun morning, gifts and a raffle. Please support our fundraiser for the QCWA, it will be great to see you all again and be good for the community.

QCWA President Wendy receiving handmade items made by members going to those in need - great work ladies of the QCWA

Dates still to be advised: Biggest Morning Tea for Cancer Council and Country Kitchen Events. Cottage bookings and enquiries, cottage convenor Linda 0490 670 518. President for all other enquiries, Wendy 0412 547 043.

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HE COOLOOLA COAST Probus Club has met again in Ÿ a general meeting for the first time since the Covid disruption. Ÿ Seventeen members were warmly welcomed by Arthur Leggo, who was inducted as the new president Ÿ and it was lovely to all get together again. Our guest speaker was member Jo Said, who spoke Ÿof the recent loss of her mother-in-law. Dolores died in a Ÿ Victorian nursing care home after catching Covid from a visiting health professional at the home. Jo spoke of her poor treatment in a regional hospital,

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ARLY SEPTEMBER, members of the Tin Can Bay Community and Mens Shed (TCBCAMS) visited the Blackall Range Woodworkers Guild premises in Montville to check out firsthand the wonderful facilities they have, to observe how they operate and to collect some wonderful timber for making workbenches. Our members were very impressed with the giant-sized commercial bandsaw they have restored, as well as the rest of their equipment, being that it is all commercial grade and top quality, allowing them to create very professional items. Most of their timber is donated in log form and due to their location being up on the range, they see far more species of trees than we see here in Wide Bay. For those interested in inspecting their wares and facilities, make sure you go along to their Open Day on October 3 and 4 (9am till 3pm). Find the Blackall Range Woodworkers Guild at the Montville Tennis grounds, on the road between Montville and Maleny. Closer to home, our members have been very busy of late – undertaking community projects, holding classes in macrame, lathe work, scroll saw, chess, resin pouring, computer/IT/ phone skills etc and with the general running and improvement of the TCBCAM Shed. Coming up in October, Joy Black (our Phoenix Program Facilitator) will call on her extensive experience and training in dementia management and aged care mental health to inform and discuss with members of the community all aspects of dementia. To reserve a place at this free community event, please The Tin Can Bay Community and Mens Shed visited the Blackall Range Woodworkers Guild premises in Montville recently

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call Joy on 0455 629 232. You can find our supportive and welcoming Shed centrally located between Cooloola Cove and Tin Can Bay. Come along and see what we’re up to any weekday between 9-12. Call Bryan Phillips our shed manager on 0420 299 651 for further information. Regular activities happening in October –

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• Lathe Classes – every Monday, Wednesday, Friday AM. Contact Paul Oliver 0427 995 512. • Scroll Saw Classes – every Tuesday and Thursday AM. Contact Bryan Phillips 0420 299 651. • Chess Group – Friday AM. Contact Carole 0437 880 438. • Computer/IT/Phone Classes – every Thursday PM. Contact Paul Boulton 0437 007 911. • General Meeting – Saturday, 10 at 10am. All welcome. • Phoenix Program – Dementia Information Session Monday, 19 - contact Joy 0455 629 232.

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UR PLANT OF the month is “Aotus ericoides”, commonly known as Golden Pea or Eggs and Bacon. This plant is a variable shrub that may grow up to two metres high with a yellow pea flower that has a red-orange band around a yellow centre and bright yellow wings and keel. Flowering occurs late winter to spring in upper leaf axils. It likes full sun and attracts bees, butterflies and birds. City Farm Nursery is located opposite the Community Centre on Tin Can Bay Road and is open to the public from this month on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays 8am-3pm now spring is with us. We do realise that COVID-19 is still going to be ever present in our lives, but at City Farm we are trying our best to live within the boundaries. Our contact number is (07) 5486 2304. Email address: ccfni09@gmail.com and our website address is: cooloolacityfarm.org. We would like to reiterate that we are a Cash Only organisation.



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Annual retreat at Hervey Bay Julie Hartwig, Tin Can Bay Camera Club


VERY YEAR, members of the Camera Club go away for a week-long annual retreat. Long before Covid came on the radar, the 2020 retreat was planned for Hervey Bay. Things were a bit touchand-go whether the retreat would be able to go ahead, but we left our bookings and plans in place and crossed our fingers. Thankfully, our retreat was able to go ahead and last month ten club members headed to our accommodation at Walligan near Susan River for a week of photography fun. We visited the ospreys at Pt Vernon, rose with the sparrows to photograph the sunrise at Urangan Pier, visited Arkarra Gardens at Dundowran and Toogoom. A number of tutorial sessions were conducted watching instructional videos on TV. Several workshops were also conducted including Lensball still life, light painting,

This photo titled, Osprey Pt Vernon taken by Julie Hartwig during the Camera Club week-long retreat to Hervey Bay

using a mobile phone screen to create reflection photography, oil and water photography, and a fun “out of the frame” workshop which we used to create a (socially distanced) retreat group photo. Another retreat activity was the Retreat Challenge where a topic is chosen and retreat participants submit photos taken during the retreat of that topic. This year, one of the members brought along a toy lamb called Chester. His presence provided much fun and games, as members tackled the challenge to photograph Chester in as many strange and unusual places as possible! As usual, a great week was had by all and we look forward to the 2021 Annual Retreat. The Tin Can Bay Camera Club’s next meeting: All club meetings suspended for the rest of 2020. Visit the Club website at: tin c anb ay c am e r a c lub.w i x . c o m/ t c b camera-club.

Ambulance say ‘Display Your House Number’ Cheryl Zunic, Treasurer Cooloola Coast Local Ambulance Committee josephandcheryl@bigpond.com


HE AMBULANCE officers who respond to emergency call-outs in the Rainbow Beach area are again reporting difficulties in identifying the correct address due to a lack of signage on houses. When an emergency call is made to triple

zero (000), it is vital that the paramedics are able to respond in the shortest possible time. That means being able to identify the relevant address. The Local Ambulance Committee (LAC) has in the past urged residents to ensure that their house number is clearly visible. Some people have taken the initiative and now have their number in a prominent

place. If you do not have your house number displayed, you could assist the ambulance officers by explaining to the 000 operator what your house looks like, e.g., low set or high set, brick or timber, colour etc.; is there some distinguishing feature or do you have your car in the driveway? It would also help if it is possible to have

someone stand outside the house to flag the ambulance down and of course, at night time to put on an outside light. The preferred option is for the house to have a clearly visible reflective street number, at least 100 mm in height. As an emergency can occur at any time, it is most important that you are able to get medical assistance quickly.

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October - time flies!

HE TIN CAN BAY Quilters club have welcomed new members over the past two months which has been lovely. Our project coordinator Louise, organises a project on the first Tuesday of the month. The first was a Criss Cross sewing kit and the second project was a large needle case. Our ladies have been busy making quilts, some machine stitched and others all hand stitched, while others have been knitting and crocheting. We have started celebrating birthdays for the month, which is also on the first Tuesday of each month. Quilters are reminded to practice all health precautions to ward off viruses as laid down by the council for the hall. All quilters, experienced or novices, are welcome on Tuesday at 9am, see you there. Please bring a cup, morning tea, correct money and a pen. Signed the Quilters The Community Centre, Gympie Rd opposite Bayside Rd Cooloola Cove turn off. Contact Annabell on 0412 491 830.


Hello again from Rainbow Beach Droughtrunners Tony Stewart – 0408 767 930 Email: rainbowfishing@southernphone.com.au Rainbow Beach Droughtrunners

Victoria and are holding back vouchers at present as our contact in Longreach is not well and we have been consulting through the Mt Isa Branch of CentaCare. Big thank-you’s this month to Wayne ELL, EVERY MONTH now I hope it Kerle’s bottle collecting, The Surf Club for may be the last in sending out aid to their help, Rainbow Waters, Tin Can Bay those still suffering from drought conditions Bakery for another quick $120, The TCB and and those recovering from January’s fires Rainbow IGAs for collecting and Drakes in down South. Gympie. Queensland is such a big state and again Also thank you to all those with collection this year the Longreach area missed the tins, and many thanks to Martine and Wet Season. Andrew who have been selling our mango I did some checking on the rain received chutney. there this year and found they had 92mm Please call if you want to try it and help in January with 23 days of temps over 39.5 the Droughtrunners.The last batch of degrees. December had 27 days over 39 200-300 jars will be coming soon with degrees. The hottest 45.3. the help of Gympie CWA at Cathy House in Since March 9, there has been 23mm Tin Can Bay. with June 0, July 0, Aug 14, Sept 0 so far, so This month I was fortunate to have Tash dust is flying. and Steele Johnson (Drought Angels) here The forecast for a wet season is good (La in Rainbow for a few days, so we had a Nina) so here’s hoping for those struggling good chat about the drought. up there. It was their first visit here for 20 years We arethebusy packing fully hampers for &when they apparently came on our Ÿ Is technician qualified licensed? the biggest run yet to Longreach in houseboats. Has yourwith room been of measured correctly? lateŸ November a team helpers & sized There are a lot of country people starting volunteering Ÿ Have support. you seen any recent work from the to return. installer? InŸ mid September we sent another Till next & month, Thank you all for the Can the installer provide ongoing support service? $500 off to the Fencing for Fires group in continued support.


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Stay safe this Storm Season G

YMPIE REGIONAL Council continues to monitor developments relating to COVID-19 and will assess any potential impacts on Council services and events. COVID-19 updates are available on the Queensland Health website www.qld.gov. au/health and Council’s website www. gympie.qld.gov.au. At the Cooloola Coast Community Local Disaster Management Support Group (CCCLDMSG) meeting held last month, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) presented the Fire Seasonal Outlook. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) incoming Senior Ranger provided an update on their burn program and how camping has been managed during COVID-19. Tony Brangan from Cooloola Coast General Practice gave an insight into the operations of the practice and Diane Bradford, Gympie Regional Council’s Advisor – Disaster Management,

provided an update on Council’s disaster management priorities. Thanks to all who attended a great meeting. Storm and cyclone season is upon us. Residents can make a big difference to their safety by taking a few small steps prepare your home, have an emergency kit handy, have an emergency plan, and if severe weather comes our way, stay tuned to warnings. For information on being prepared go to Get Ready Queensland - www.getready. qld.gov.au/ Want to know more? Come along to the next Support Group meeting on Tuesday December 1 starting at 9.30am. For further information, phone Terry Steele on 0439 862 264, or see us on facebook.com/CCCLDMSG. Keep up to date with what is happening during the storm season by accessing the Gympie Regional Council Disaster Dashboard: disaster.gympie.qld.gov.au/

Meet: Quarterly on the first Tuesday of the month (March, June, September and December) Where: Cooloola Cove Veterans and Community Hall, Santa Maria Court, Cooloola Cove. Contact: Terry Steele - 0439 862 264

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ELMAI MOVED from Gympie around two years ago following the death of her husband and is now residing in Rainbow Beach with her daughter and son-in-law and their two children. Delmai has found the meals to be “beautiful” and was particularly fond of the vegetable and pumpkin soups – all of which are made from fresh ingredients in our Gympie kitchen and delivered on Mondays. The price of the meals delivered was also reported as being “great value”. Our volunteers have also received the thumbs up from

Delmai who says they have all been “happy”, “polite” and “courteous”. If you would like to know more about Meals on Wheels, have a MY AGED CARE number, and are interested in our prices and delivery times to Rainbow Beach, Cooloola Cove or Tin Can Bay please contact us via our facebook page www.facebook.com/Tin-Can-Bay-Mealson-Wheels-105263224216379 or phone our delightful Di on 0427 701 922. Delmai loves Meals on Wheels and would encourage you to try it

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Health, Fitness, Beauty & Wellbeing

What is LymeLike Disease? L

YME-LIKE DISEASE (It is not called Lyme Disease in Australia) is an infectious illness caused by a bacteria called Borrelia which is transmitted when an individual is bitten by a tick. Our Graphic Designer Sally Joyce was first ‘diagnosed’ in May 2018, but was first struck down with the disease aged 30 in 2001. She said: “The hardest thing is the disease doesn’t exist in the medical world so it is hard to get treatment that doesn’t cost a fortune. “A GP can not treat or diagnose Lyme Disease and even if they believe it is a Lyme-like illness they are not equipped to treat the disease only the symptoms. “Over the last 20 years I have seen every specialist in every field available, from medical to natural and back again.

treatments and I would get a bit better but then relapse again. “Mum was the driving force behind never giving up and finding a cause for my symptoms. I couldn’t fend for myself and had to go back and live with Mum and Dad. But they were amazing. Mum had to go to every appointment with me because I couldn’t comprehend what the doctors were saying in the early days. I had so much brain fog and short term memory loss. I couldn’t even relay to them my symptoms. “Eventually mum found an Integrative (holistic) doctor who she really wanted me to see. He was the one who diagnosed me with Lyme and Ross River and also some of the co-infections.

“My diagnosis eventually, through a process of elimination, was Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

“Testing for Lyme was my doctor’s last resort and it was not done in Australia because it didn’t, and still doesn’t, exist according to the medical board, despite so many people living with it in Australia who have never travelled overseas.

“There is no treatment for either so I had strict diets and expensive herbal

“I had to send my blood to Germany and it cost a fortune. It is a really difficult

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Lyme-Like Disease sufferer Sally Joyce found it hard to be diagnosed and difficult to find information

disease to test for because the bacteria hides. “My day-to-day symptoms were debilitating fatigue (at the initial onset of chronic fatigue I spend all day and all night in bed for 3 months), muscle and joint stiffness and whole body pain, general unwell feeling, brain fog, short term memory issues and then when I would get the virus symptoms with the sweats, aching pain (worse), head pain, muscle weakness.

gets this) and they get treatment in initial stages, it can be stopped in its tracks. “The lack of recognition of the lives that are affected by this disease that still ‘doesn’t exist’ in Australia is the most frustrating, plus the lack of research into cures and the fact that people living with this disease don’t have the means or money to get the help that is available.

“Everything I do has a consequence, so I have learned to live with it and be mindful of what I do each and every day. Ÿ Visiting However, the longer the bacteria staysTin Can Bay every Saturday active in my body the more “I think if there was recognition of the Ÿ damage Bulk Billit Consultations does, and I’m having a lot Ÿof issues with Glasses disease in this country then there could Pensioner my joints and prolapse discs seem to be a be a cure eventually, but I’ve lived with it common symptom amongst ‘Lymies”. for 20 years and it took 18 years before I was diagnosed. The best thing for people to do is join the facebook group Lyme Australia and “In the last two years that I have Friends, or the website to get information been diagnosed I am still unable to get on where to get help. any treatment or recognition from my medical professional. If someone gets bitten by a tick and/ or gets the bullseye rash (not everyone “A cure is a long way off in my view.”

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HE LIFESTYLE choices of today can have a long term impact on our health. Stress, ageing, diet and medication can all really affect the nutrient absorption of the food we are eating. Adding prebiotic food such as kimchi and sauerkrauts to our daily routine can help feed the good bacteria in our gut. IBS and reflux sufferers could benefit by having 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar in warm water 30 mins before main meals to ensure a good production and release of hydrochloric acid from the stomach to aid digestion. If for some reason you are experiencing an unpleasant burning feeling, it would be recommended to investigate with further testing as it might be a sign of something else, like perhaps an ulcer. Nutrients like Glutamine and a good quality probiotic can also have a tremendous impact on decreasing gut inflammation and repairing gut walls. Glutamine is a conditionally essential amino acid involved in gut health, and it is also of benefit for muscle growth as well as being one of main basics for

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Winners are grinners at TCB P-10 State School


XCITEMENT WAS HIGH as groups of students from Year 5 and 6 competed in the 2020 Gympie Primary Team Challenges for Maths and English last month at One Mile State School. Our Maths Team #1 competed in a team and relay event, answering extremely challenging maths problems. They were awarded with the Gympie Maths Team Challenge Small Schools Champion overall and took runners up for both the Small Primary Team Event and Relay Event. Our English Team #2 took second place for the Gympie Primary English Small Schools Champion. They won Part A of the competition, which was a Team Narrative Writing Task.

Congratulations to all our Year 5 and 6 students who competed in this challenge against many other schools from the Gympie region. Thank you to COASTWIDE Charters, Tin Can Bay, for donating the use of their van to get our students to and from the event.

Sunshine Coast University Success!

Tin Can Bay P-10 State School was very happy to welcome Suzi Wockner, Community Engagement Officer from the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), to our school in September to present awards to some very excited Year 4 and Year 6 students.

Above: (L to R) Cleo, Maree Dorey (Year 4 teacher), Ruby Bubke, Suzi Wockner (USC Community Engagement Officer), Stephanie Brown, Danny Wilton (Year 6 Teacher) and Matilda Schuback

The students in Year 4 and 6 took part in the USC’s Explore program, which offers a creative approach for broadening students’ career aspirations. Congratulations to our Year 4 winning students, Cleo (first place) and Ruby Bubke (runner-up) for their wonderfully creative efforts in the career-themed art competition. Congratulations also to our Year 6 winning students, Stephanie Brown (runner-up) and Matilda Schuback (runnerup) for their fabulous short stories. A massive THANKYOU to USC for giving our students such wonderful opportunities to share and broaden their creative talents and for the prizes


our students received.

Electricity Safety Week Heroes! Students from Prep to Year 10 engaged in Electricity Safety Week, learning how to stay safe in situations they may encounter. With storm season approaching, knowing what to do if you see fallen power lines is more important than ever! It was wonderful to hear students discussing how they could be safe, but also help their family and friends to stay safe too. Students then had the opportunity to test their knowledge in an electricity quiz with the chance to win one of 40 handballs!


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Rainbow Beach School Monthly Wrap by Principal Steven Bennett


HAT A BUSY Term 3 we have just had, with many opportunities for our students to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and attitudes. We are all very proud of what our students can achieve and we are reminded daily what a privilege it is to be a part of the wider Rainbow Beach State School community. This term we held both our School Cross Country and Athletics Carnivals. These events not only provided our students an opportunity to test their athletic talents but it was also the first real chance for our student leaders to take an active role in leading Fraser and Cooloola Houses inter school

competition. All of our students tried their best and some individual performances recorded would have normally resulted in making district and regional teams if not for the changes imposed this year. In 2020, Cooloola House won the Cross Country and Fraser House won the Athletics Carnival. When we calculated the combined points of both events there were less than 20 points separating the two teams. This highlights the importance of everyone attending and having a go! Recently we combined with the students from Gympie East SS to field a team in the

Great work from students who participated in the ‘Bush versus Beach’ Under 10s/11s football exhibition matches hosted at the Rainbow Beach Community Oval last month

Broncos League Challenge. This is an annual Primary School Rugby League competition that has been running for 16 years. This year, 12 teams from state and independent schools across the Gympie region played for the shield. Our boys and girls played exceptionally well throughout the day, winning all six games in their pool to make it to the final against St. Pats. The final game was very satisfying to watch as the kids all played as a team and prevailed over St Pats 5 tries to 2. Our combined team had won the Broncos League Challenge. We were all very happy with the result and could not be prouder of their efforts. After travelling back to Rainbow in the Club bus we decided to do a quick drive through town to share with some of our supporters the great result. This term we also held our annual Handball Competition that has also been happening for the last 16 years, organised by Mr Peter Mileson. Over the course of the last few weeks’ students competed

Winners of the Rainbow Beach School athletics carnival were ... FRASER HOUSE!

at lunchtimes and I have to say how impressive it is to see the way that students organise and facilitate this event with the expert guidance of Mr Mileson. Our successes were not limited to the sporting arena as Miss Tina McColl took a number of Year 5 and Year 6 students to compete in the Small School Maths Challenge. Ours performed exceptionally well, tying for first place after regular competition and only after a tie-break round being awarded second position. A big thank you to Miss McColl for preparing the students and putting in the extra efforts in order for them to experience days such as these. We hope that everyone enjoys a wellearned rest these holidays and we look forward to another fun-filled Term 4 when school returns on Tuesday October 6.

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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 Crab 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 Crab 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 8am, 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 the 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.

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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 wildflower 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 Heritage-listed 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 Baffle 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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to Inskip Point and crossing in the barge. The island is 123Flying km long and covers Rainbow Beach Services offer an a area 166,038toha, so you needbut to allow dailyofservice Fraser Island, prior plenty of time explore and appreciate it. bookings are torequired. Remember that www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/fraser/index going independently, a permit is required and is available fromholidaying the National Parks Unless you intend on Fraser Offi ce. Island, most probably your best way of

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. Remember that if going independently, a permit is required and is available from the National Parks Office.

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Bowls There is a lawn green at the Rainbow Beach Sports Recreation & Memorial Club where visitors are most welcome. 5486 3191

Golf A par 3, 9 hole golf course is located VISITOR GUIDE UPDATE

annual events

Markets – Saturdays Saturday Markets

get active

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

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plus... Clubs, restaurants and eateries (many Clubs, Restaurants and Eateries (many are Breastfeeding Welcome Here venues) are Breastfeeding Welcome Here venues)

Library and Xbox) Xbox) Library (Internet (Internet and Heritageand andfood Food Trails Heritage trails Pamper Yourself Yourself- -Massages, Pamper massages,Hair hair Salon salon and Beauty Treatments and beauty treatments Playgrounds, Skatepark, Bike riding

Playgrounds, skatepark, bike riding

Rainbow WatersHoliday Holiday Park Rainbow Getaway Resort www.rainbowwaters.com.au www.rainbowgetaway.com.au 54863200 0707 5486 3500 Sleepy Lagoon Hotel/Motel

Thanks to Queensland Parks and www.tincanbayhotelmotel.com.au Wildlife Service for their assistance. 07 54864124

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 Carnival Australia Day celebrations Boardriders Classic RB April AnzacMemorian Day Parade February May Bay to Bay Yacht Race Big Summer Blow Out June/July Rainbow Beach Family March Fishing Classic July 4-12 Clean Up Australia Day August Rainbow Beach Triathlon International Women’s Day Rainbow Beach Lion’s Club Annual Kite April Festival Anzac Day Parade September Tin Can Bay Seafood May Festival Bay to Bay Yacht Race October Rainbow Beach Invitations Fours Rainbow Bull n Bronc BowlsBeach Tournament June Tin Can Bay Ambulance Flower Show Ocean Roar Rainbow IRB Series Beach Nippers October October Carnival Rainbow Beach Invitations FoursRuns Bowls November Rainbow Beach/Trail Tournament December Tin Can Bay Foreshore Family Rainbow Beach Nippers Carnival Nights November Rainbow Beach Lions Club Twilight Christmas Remembrance RB Markets & TCB ConcertDay andservices Afternoon Festival of Small Halls “The Tents” Rainbow Beach Holiday Program Arty Ball RB FishingOn Classic SeeFamily our What’s page26-29 for more on December Things to Do. Suggestions, amendments or add your Concerts business to the visitor guide toChristmas callBay 07Foreshore 5486 3561 or email info@ please Tin Can Family Nights rbcn.com.au Country at .the Beach

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The Inaugural Bush v Beach T

HIS YEAR, the Gympie Devils Junior Rugby League Club ran an abbreviated competition in line with Covid-19 restrictions, with matches for Under 6s to Under 11s at Albert Park, Gympie. In 2020, a number of Rainbow Beach boys and girls joined the comp in the Under 10s/11s age bracket. Given the level of interest at a local level, the team was provided with a unique opportunity to train locally in Rainbow Beach. This saved hours of travel from Gympie and increased the number of participants able to play. Games were played on a Friday evening at Albert Park. Many of the players in the Rainbow Beach team had never played rugby league before and they should be proud of the effort, energy and perseverance when playing against seasoned Gympie players. Their skill development over the season was remarkable and they were competitive in all their games, but most importantly they had fun and showed good sportsmanship. The end of the regular season culminated

in the inaugural ‘Bush versus Beach’ Under 10s/11s football exhibition matches, hosted at the Rainbow Beach Community Oval. This Gympie Devils Junior Rugby League event was sponsored by the Rainbow Beach Sports Club and Rainbow Beach Meats, who donated food and beverages for players and spectators. Proceeds were returned to the Gympie Devils Junior Rugby League Club. Thank you to our sponsors of this event for their professionalism, support of grassroots sports and commitment and generosity to the Gympie Devils Junior Rugby League Club. The afternoon was a phenomenal success with our Under 10s/11s battling it out on the field. For the Rainbow Beach players, it was their first time playing in front of a home crowd and didn’t they love it! It was wonderful to see many locals cheering on all our boys and girls. A very big thank you to our Gympie-based teams who travelled to Rainbow Beach. 2021 is shaping up to be another great

year. It is hoped that we will continue to train at least a team at Rainbow Beach to provide our boys and girls with the chance to experience the awesome game of rugby league!

The local team in the inaugural Bush versus Beach exhibition match hosted by Rainbow Beach last month

Come and try dragon boat paddling T HE COOLOOLA Dragon Boat Club enjoys some of the very best elements of dragon boating. The tranquil and beautiful waterways of Tin Can Bay enable members to train all year round. It accurately reflects the Cooloola lifestyle, relaxed, enjoyable and part of a great community. We have a keen emphasis on fun, fitness The Cooloola Coast Dragon Boaters are looking for new members - here they are joining forces with Hervey Bay and Bundaberg teams to compete at the Sunny Coast - they brought home two bronze medals and great friendships

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and friendship. Our club consists of paddlers of all ages and abilities, and everyone is welcome to give it a go. With varied session times and training levels to encourage both social and competitive paddlers. We are looking for more members to join our club and would love to show you how much fun it is to paddle and it is a great way to get or keep fit, plus enjoy friendship. We train on Thursdays and Sundays and you are welcome to just pop down to see us or for more information please contact our coach, Sandra Wooster on 0402 352 756. www.coolooladragonboatclub.org.au


Soccer is here!

Who’s fishing at the Classic?


NOTHER OF THE sports getting off the ground in the local area is soccer, with lots of children and parents enjoying being able to enjoy the fun without the travel. The training will return when school starts back up and is held for an hour on Mondays, straight after school at the Rainbow Beach cricket oval. Jenna Irving has started the group and it has been running for nearly three months and she said everyone was welcome. “I started it because Jay really wanted to play soccer and having three little kids and living so far from Gympie, I wasn’t ready to commit this year for the travel two days a week. “Every week we have kids from Prep to Grade six and we have a minimum of 10 and up to 20 children each time, it is casual so it just depends who turns up. “It is not compulsory to come every week, it’s just if you want to go that day, you go that day and spend an hour learning skills and making friends.”


ON’T FORGET The Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic is on again next month so make sure you have time off and your accommodation is booked for a great week. Due to Covid, the classic has a slightly different format to previous years but still stacks of prizes up for grabs and fun to be had. It will now be a four day event commencing at 4pm on Thursday November 26, and concluding on November 29, 2020.

Rainbow now has soccer practice on Mondays after school and everybody is welcome to joii in

Jenna does ask that the children are supervised by a parent or by another adult, as the fun is open to all primary school-aged children.

There is no cost involved and if you are keen to get involved, Jenna would love to hear from you on: 0427 862 770.

The event is hosted by the Rainbow Beach Sport and Recreation Club and the town is always ready for the influx of families and fisherpeople who have come to love the event. More information at https://www. rainbowbeachfishingclassic.com/

Tin Can Bay Fishing Club Report W

ITH WINTER OVER and the water warming up this may trigger the spawning process of some species and also active feeding for them. Flathead are in good numbers at the moment being caught on both bait and lures, and the females are fat and heavy in roe so take a couple of smaller ones for a feed of fresh fish and release the bigger females, after taking a photo or two. Summer whiting have been caught in good numbers

with most of them heavy in roe so it would be good to see all fisher folk catch only a feed and not exploit their spawning activity at this time, which will result in better fish stocks for the future. There are still a few sand crabs on the move, so those whiting frames can be put to good use in your pots. There is a large amount of weed moving with the tide throughout the bay at the moment causing some problems with all types of fishing, but this should

hopefully clear up in a few weeks. The club executive is happy to announce that the October 21 General Meeting will commence at the Club House at 4pm, followed immediately by the Annual General Meeting. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only financial members will be able to attend. For membership or information contact the Secretary M: 0437 242 171. Email: tcbfishingclub@bigpond.com Stay Safe.

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Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

Rainbow Beach fishing report Left: A few mixed bags for the last couple of trips out. Even got lucky enough to jag a heap of nice Flathead while catching reefies

Mat Cooper Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters 0439 775 070


I EVERYONE. What great month it’s been with nice weather and plenty of trips outside. Fishing has been exceptional with a huge variety of quality reef fish from Red Emperor, Trout, Parrot, Wrasse, Husser to some cracking Snapper and Pearl Perch. Let’s hope the weather stays good for a little longer.

Right: Nice red here snagged last month by one of our happy customers

Let’s welcome The Mowerman


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QUICK GLANCE through our statistics will reveal that the majority of call outs could have been avoided by better preparation before getting the boat on the water. With the peak boating season underway, now is the time to prepare your boat, starting with mechanical issues such as motor servicing, replacing the impeller, checking the gear oil, changing the fuel filters and cleaning or replacing spark plugs. Several issues have been caused by worn or broken belts and stale or contaminated fuel. We strongly recommend that you then go on to check your safety equipment. A quick check against the Queensland Recreational Boating and Fishing Guide, will tell you what the minimum requirements are, but there is no need to stop there. The booklets are available at most chandlery shops, bait and tackle suppliers, or at the Coast Guard base next to the ramp at Tin Can Bay. Finally, tell somebody where you are going


and what time you are expected back. Tell a relative, a friend, or the Coast Guard on 5486 4290 – you do not need to be a member to log on with us. Ensure you have good communications. While a mobile phone may be sufficient close to home, there is no substitute for a marine VHF radio on your boat, where you can call us on channels 80, 82 or 16 between 6am and 6pm, 365 days a year. Your Coast Guard also conducts courses for the public, including First Aid, Bar Crossing, Basic Boat Handling and Marine Radio Licence. Our prices are very competitive and you will benefit from our vast experience and marine knowhow. New Waverider Buoy for the Wide Bay Bar The Queensland Department of Environment and Science recently commissioned a wave rider buoy for the Wide Bay Bar. After some fine tuning of the signal and aerials by the technicians, live

data about wave heights, period between swells and wave direction is now available over the internet. The Wave Rider Buoy is set just to the east of the bar, and is a roughly spherical device about 1 metre in diameter and is bright yellow. It has a long aerial, and inside contains an accelerometer and some sophisticated equipment to analyse and transmit data. The buoy is located at 25.47.900 South and 153.10.000 East in about 43 metres of water. To find the website, just search “wave rider buoy wide bay” in your favourite search engine. For an explanation about how to use the graphs, go to the Glossary section to get an explanation of the terms used. Of course, there is no substitute for checking with Coast Guard Tin Can Bay who may also be able to give you reports from other boaties who have just crossed the bar. Safe Boating - remember that a lifejacket never spoilt a day on the water.


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A Little Humour OLD AGE Just before the funeral services, the undertaker came up to the very elderly widow and asked, “How old was your husband?” “98,” she replied. “Two years older than me.” “So, you’re 96,” the undertaker commented. She responded, “Hardly worth going home, is it?” STRANGERS ON A TRAIN Four strangers travelled together in the same compartment of a European train. Two men and two women faced each other. One woman was a very wealthy and sophisticated 70-year-old lady who was decked out in the finest of furs and jewellery. Next to her sat a beautiful young woman, 19 years old - who looked like something right off the cover of a fashion magazine. Across from the older lady was a very mature looking man in his mid-forties who was a highly decorated Sergeant Major in the Army. Next to the Sergeant Major sat a young private fresh out of boot camp. As these four strangers travelled, they talked and chatted about trivial things until they entered an unlighted tunnel, and there they sat in complete darkness and total silence, until the sound of a distinct kiss broke the silence; following the kiss a loud slap could be heard throughout the cabin. In the ensuing period of silence, the four strangers sat quietly with their own thoughts. The older lady was thinking, “Isn’t it wonderful that even in this permissive day and age there are still young women who have a little self-respect and dignity?” The young woman, shaking her head and greatly puzzled, asked herself, “Why in the world would any man in his right mind want to kiss an old fossil like that when I’m sitting here?” The Sergeant Major, rubbing his sore face, was outraged that any woman could

ever think that a man in his position would try to sneak a kiss in the dark. The private, grinning from ear to ear, was thinking, “What a wonderful world this is when a private can kiss the back of his hand and then smack a Sergeant Major in the face and get away with it!” FROG OR PRINCESS? A warrant officer was crossing a road oneday when a frog called out to him and said, “If you kiss me, I’ll turn into a beautiful princess”. He bent over, picked up the frog and put it in his pocket. The frog spoke up again and said, “If you kiss me and turn me back into a beautiful princess, I will stay with you for one week.” The warrant officer took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to his pocket. The frog then cried out, “If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I’ll stay with you for one week and do ANYTHING you want.” Again, the warrant officer took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket. Finally, the frog asked, “What is the matter? I’ve told you I’m a beautiful princess, that I’ll stay with you for a week and do anything you want. Why won’t you kiss me?” The warrant officer said, “Look I’m a warrant officer. I don’t have time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog, now that’s cool.” ANCHORS AWAY A young naval student was being put through the paces by an old sea captain. “What would you do if a sudden storm sprang up on the starboard?” asked the captain. “Throw out an anchor, sir,” replied the naval student. “What would you do if another storm sprang up aft?” asked the captain. “Throw out another anchor, sir,” answered the student.

“And if another terrific storm sprang up forward, what would you do?” asked the captain. “Throw out another anchor,” replied the student. “Hold on,” said the captain. “Where are you getting all your anchors from?” The naval student replied, “From the same place you’re getting all your storms, sir.” INSURANCE Private Jones was assigned to the induction centre, where he advised new recruits about their government benefits, and the benefits of extra insurance. It wasn’t long before Captain Smith noticed that Private Jones was having a staggeringly high success-rate, selling insurance to nearly 100% of the recruits he advised. Rather than ask about this, the Captain stood in the back of the room and listened to Jones’ sales pitch. Jones explained the basics to the new recruits, and then said: “If you pay for extra insurance and go into battle and are killed, the government has to pay $500,000 to your beneficiaries. “If you don’t, and you go into battle and get killed, the government only has to pay a maximum of $20,000. Now,” he concluded, “which group do you think they are going to send into battle first?” PECKING ORDER During training exercises, the lieutenant who was driving down a muddy back road encountered another car stuck in the mud with a red-faced colonel at the wheel. “Your jeep stuck, sir?” asked the lieutenant as he pulled alongside “Nope,” replied the colonel, coming over and handing him the keys “Yours is.” WISE WORDS Reporters interviewing a 104-year-old woman: “And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?” the reporter asked. She simply replied, “No peer pressure.”

HEADS UP A man who just died is delivered to the mortuary wearing an expensive, expertly tailored black suit. The mortician asks the deceased’s wife how she would like the body dressed. He points out that the man does look good in the black suit he is already wearing. The widow, however, says that she always thought her husband looked his best in blue, and that she wants him in a blue suit. She gives the mortician a blank check and says, “I don’t care what it costs, but please have my husband in a blue suit for the viewing.” The woman returns the next day for the wake. To her delight, she finds her husband dressed in a gorgeous blue suit with a subtle chalk stripe; the suit fits him perfectly. She says to the mortician, “Whatever this cost, I’m very satisfied. You did an excellent job and I’m very grateful. How much did you spend?” To her astonishment, the mortician presents her with the blank check. “There’s no charge,” he says. “No, really, I must compensate you for the cost of that exquisite blue suit!” she says. “Honestly, ma’am,” the mortician says, “it cost nothing. You see, a deceased gentleman of about your husband’s size was brought in shortly after you left yesterday, and he was wearing an attractive blue suit. I asked his wife if she minded him going to his grave wearing a black suit instead, and she said it made no difference as long as he looked nice. “Then it was just a matter of switching the heads”

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

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JUSTICE OF THE PEACE (Please phone to make appt ) DEACON, Arthur (Cooloola Cove) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0419 624 208 FISHER, Peter (Cooloola Cove) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0407 95 4678 MISSEN, John Joseph (Rainbow Beach) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 8153

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Sunday Dragon Boating, every Sunday 7.30am, Sandra: 0402 352 756 If you have an event or date you would like to add please email info@rbcn.com.au 38 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – October 2020


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Hello again to all those in beau ful Rainbow Beach land. What another spectacular month it has been. Blue skies, flat ocean, no wind and a town full of holiday makers. Not much more we could have asked for a�er the “pandemic”.

Finally, The Sports Report. Unfortunately, the Reds lost in the Super Rugby final going down to the Brumbies. There was a kid I used to play a�ernoon footy with who was playing fullback for the Reds, Jock Campbell.

I am yet to work out how we can approve an AFL Grand Final whilst border restric ons are in place, but we cannot release 2200 campers at Inskip point.

We used to play boarding house v boarding house at TSS. He never made the A team, or never played in the first XV, but obviously hard work and determina on gets you where you want to be.

Nothing a li le poli cal agenda does not fix, red tape or power trip. Who knew of state premiers before this anyway? It might be the reason good old Palazduck is star ng to open the borders. Her internal polling might be changing their opinion with the elec on this month. Deb Frecklington is doing what she does best, nothing at all. If she does manage to win the elec on, it will be purely from failure of the previous government and if Palazduck wins, it is a fluke. I have recently heard, on radio, that Chairman Dans popularity has increased to 60%. Apparently, if there was an elec on today, he would win with flying colours. Either, Melbournians have a short memory (hotel quaran ne, unjus fied curfew, aged care disaster, limited movement restric on and the list goes on) or everyone else has seen the light and moved months ago. It has been recently suggested in a previous ar cle that, due to a limited amount of accidents that have occurred on our beaches, we should poten ally close 4WD driving on Teewah Beach. Although this might seem like a good idea to reduce public servants work load, it is the private sector that not only pays these servants but also provides employment and stability to our local economy.

Qantas has pulled their sponsorship from all spor ng codes. I guess that’s what happens when all your income stops. Be lucky to pay their staff when Jobkeeper ends. They were a major sponsor in five spor ng codes. A big loss and the tumble will con nue. The Broncos are flying high, as long as you turn the table upside down. In search of their first golden spoon. Dad and Mum are going to watch their final game of the season. Dad told me the other day, apparently it is their wedding anniversary. What a roman c night, I can already hear Mum’s enthusiasm from the sideline. Up the Broncos! With Origin just around the corner, the team debate has started. I cannot wait to see Queenslanders smash the dirty cockroaches. It is a bit of a weird feeling having it at the end of year, but the whole year is weird, so it fits in.

Matt, Bernie, Justin, Liam & our friendly staff at the IGA

In a me of economic instability and devasta on, I think the last thing we need is to limit access to this beau ful part of the world for our own mental health. We all know there will be excep ons and some people will make poor decisions, you only need to watch 60 Minutes for that, however, to punish the majority for a minority is unjust. If we are not here nor are you. If we were to close this 4wd driving due to a few incidents, do we then close any road that has had an accident on it? Remove all motor vehicles? Sports? Or anything that someone has passed away doing? I know this is a tragedy and any death is terrible; we also appreciate the hard work these servants do for us, and protect our community but some mes the onus is on the people involved. I hope common sense prevails and 4wd remains open for all to enjoy.

Awesome staff members Amy, Anne e, Be y and Kathrin showing off the fresh produce on offer at the Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay IGA

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