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October 2021 • Vol 24 • Issue 10

Good vibes all around

IN THIS ISSUE... • Celebrating our seniors • Clean up Double Island Point • New Teewah legislation introduced

Chrissy, Hazel, and Mauve enjoyed the fabulous Rainbow Beach Spring Fest held last month

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Welcome to the October edition



ND THE DREAM CONTINUES! I can’t thank everyone enough for all the kind words, warm welcomes, and generous support I received after my first issue came out last month.


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I feel so fortunate to be able to do it all over again this month. And what a month October will be - as always we have so many amazing things happening in the region. Make sure you check out the CCLAC Flower Show on Saturday October 2 - it is for such a great cause, and looking at all those beautiful flowers has to be good for the soul right? The hugely popular Surfrider Association clean up weekend is being held from 15 October. Pack the surfboards, grab the esky and get the 4WD over to Double Island Point, for details see the article on the opposite page. Rainbow Beach SLSC hosts the Rainbow Beach Junior “Banjo Memorial” Nippers Carnival on October 23.

a look to see what brilliant activities and social groups we have here on the Coast for our older residents. October is Seniors Month in Queensland and there are plenty of local activities on to celebrate. I hope you enjoy our new Bird of the Month feature that has been introduced this issue. So many of us in this region love our unique wildlife so it will be nice to learn a bit more about the incredible array of native birds we have. Let me know what you think. Also let me know your thoughts on a few of our topical issues - we have a suggestion that it is time to introduce a full-time police station to the town, and there is also the new portable toilet legislation that has been brought in at Teewah. Always happy to hear everyone’s point of view on these kinds of issues. Enjoy the last week of school holidays and the rest of October. Until next month.

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Clean Up Double Island is on this month


T’S BACK! After sadly falling victim to Covid restrictions and the like over the past year or so, the hugely popular Clean Up Double Island camping weekend hosted by Sunshine Coast Surfrider Foundation is ON! Join them and several hundred other like minded individuals this October 15-17th. Clean Up Double Island is one of South East Queensland’s biggest beach clean up efforts, removing up to 2 tonnes of rubbish from the Cooloola Recreational Park of the Great Sandy National Park. This is a family friendly FREE event, with plenty of fun activities to get involved in over the course of the weekend, live music and a chance to win some great prizes too! All vehicle and camping permits will be provided to registrants, thanks to the generous support from the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services. Please add all details correctly into the registration form, including vehicle rego, as this will ensure you have all the correct permitting needed for the event. The park is 4x4 access only. Registrants without 4x4 vehicles can organise 4x4 taxi service for the weekend - Contact Hannah from Drop Bear Adventures on 0487 333 606 or to secure a spot today. To limit impact to the beach and campgrounds please carpool and share resources where possible. It’s a great weekend for a great cause keeping our precious region clean and safe

Above: Join Surfriders for a weekend of fun and friendship while cleaning up Double Island Point Right: This is a family friendly free event so grab the kids and head on over

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Seniors Month

Celebrating our sensational seniors

OUR FABULOUS SENIORS make a huge contribution to the Cooloola Coast region and deserve to be acknowledged. Through employment, caring, volunteering, grand-parenting, cultural and sporting pursuits, preserving our history, and guiding our future, seniors are vital to our community. There is so much to value and celebrate that what was previously Seniors Week has been extended from this year to encompass the whole month of October. Seniors Month will provide the opportunity for everyone to celebrate the essential roles older people play in our families and society. The theme for 2021 is “Social Connections”. During the month of October people of all ages, cultures, and abilities will connect through a series of inclusive events and activities. In short, it’s going to be a connect-fest! Beginning on October 1, which is the International Day of Older Persons, and ending on October 31, which is National Grandparents Day, the month is a great opportunity for community members of all ages to connect and appreciate our senior population. Although, of course, we all appreciate them every month! For more information about Seniors Month, visit For general information about support and services for older Queenslanders, visit

Head along to the Seniors Expo on October 23, hosted by Cooloola Coast Residents & Friends Inc. Pictured L-R: Theresa Fear, Jackie Moore, Beth Browne and Lyle Fear



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Enjoy fun and interesting activities at your local library and Gympie Regional Gallery. Explore the world of technology, cardmaking, weaving and art groups, or just get social at these regular events.

Join us at the Goomeri Hall of Memory for morning tea, entertainment, displays and presentations. Free event, all welcome. Phone 1300 307 800 or email community@Gympie.qld. to register.

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Craft Group

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Tuesdays at 9am

Tuesday Art Group

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Tuesdays at 10am

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Tuesdays at 10am

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Tuesdays at 1pm

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2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 10am

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2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 10am

Nibbles and Giggles at Goomeri Library

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Tour the latest exhibitions on display in Gympie Regional Gallery in this special Seniors Month tour. Free event, phone the Gallery on 07 5481 0733 to book your place.

Wednesdays at 9.30am

Cooloola Card Makers

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Thursdays at 12.30pm

Thursday Art Group

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10am to 1pm, Saturday October 23

1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 10am

Community expo for everyone with a focus on social, sporting and other services available for seniors hosted by Cooloola Cove Friends and Residents Inc at the Cooloola Coast Bowls Club.

2nd Thursday of the month at 9am

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Gympie Regional Gallery

Gympie Lions Community Morning Tea 10am to 11.30am, Thursday October 14 Lions Club of Gympie’s monthly community morning tea will be especially sweet for Seniors Month, with entertainment and fresh scones loaded with jam and cream at the Gympie Senior Citizens Centre. Tickets can be purchased at the Lions Op Shop (next to Brown Jug Café) or by phoning 0492 993 991.

Pickleball Meetup in Kandanga 7.30am to 9am, every Tuesday in October 2021. Special guests on October 19. Come and try Pickleball and enjoy a social brunch with Kandanga Tennis Club every Tuesday during October. Phone 0427 161 010 to book.

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A Swell Six Days in LARC-Vs Jess Milne


HAT DO YOU get when you cross a truck with a boat? A LARC-V, or otherwise known as a Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo 5 Tonne. In service since the 1970s, these allpurpose vehicles offer excellent capability to resupply the Army and also aid in humanitarian and disaster relief efforts as they are not restricted by tides, therefore can operate 24/7 in beach operations. Did you know that LARC-Vs all have different names that are derived from previous operators? Roles onboard include No. 1 as the driver and No. 2 who guides from the back. Enter Exercise Surfing Penguin and the 35 Water Transport Squadron from Townsville to the shores of Rainbow Beach. Visitors and locals were able to see the LARC-Vs in action for almost a week in September during the Squadron’s certification training on watercraft in surf conditions. A double bonus was the use of a drone to capture the action that will be used to create training videos.

Private Lynette Khan was thrilled with a bonus visit from sister Melissa and nephew Koa

Under the watchful eye of Lead Instructor WO2 Gareth Chattington and Officer in Charge Lt Jessie Ries drills such as man overboard, fire onboard a craft, capsize and recovery operations should a craft break down in the surf provided invaluable training for instinctive responses from soldiers in the event of an emergency. Training with inflatable F470 Zodiacs was also conducted that left more than a few with soggy socks! Personnel had the pleasure of spotting a few dolphins, turtles, crabs and diving cormorants while on the water but thankfully no sharks. Another highlight was engaging with the younger generation with the distribution of Surfing Penguin stickers as mementos and

a look on the LARC-Vs when they were not in use. One member of the Squadron was also able to enjoy a rare treat during lunch: Private Lynette Khan had her sister Melissa and ten month old nephew Koa visit from Brisbane. With the high risk weather season running from November to February, Surfing Penguin prepares the Squadron to respond to severe weather incidents around Australia and internationally. They have assisted and responded on Operation

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T’S BEEN A long (long!) time in the making, but Bronco Jensen’s persistence has paid off with the official unveiling of the seat dedicated to his community-minded parents. Ron and Eve Jensen were hugely popular long-time locals of Tin Can Bay and spent

many hours volunteering and helping their beloved community via various clubs and projects when not working at the Endeavour Foundation. The gorgeous Jack and Jill style seat is a lovely testament to a caring couple who made a huge impact in their town.

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Head to Crab Creek and take a seat on this fitting memorial while admiring the beautiful view. “I’m eternally grateful to everyone involved for bringing this to a reality. It’s now in place forever.” Bronco Jensen

The amphibious LARC-V in action on our local beach

Fiji Assist and domestically on Operation Bushfire Assist and in the Townsville floods. Rainbow Beach is happy to have played a part in helping them prepare for future events requiring their invaluable assistance.

Nippers season off to a great start

It’s Flower Show time!

New JAC Natalie Hoult and Ashleigh Eade at the sign on day


ONDERFUL TO SEE such a great turn out at the Nippers sign on day! Nippers is such a brilliant weekend activity, teaching valuable water safety skills in a fun and social environment. The kids absolutely love it and gain important lifelong skills and friendships along the way. Rainbow Beach Surf Life Saving Club is such a friendly, family-orientated little club, and it’s not too late to sign up - contact Kelly on 07 5486 3249 or surf@ And don’t miss the Rainbow Beach Junior ‘Banjo Memorial’ Carnival being held here on October 23. Juniors from U8s through to U14s come from across the Surf Life Saving Queensland Sunshine Coast Branch to compete in flags, beach sprints, surf board, surf race and ironman and ironwoman events. It’s a great opportunity for our Nippers to compete on their home turf - and for us to show off our amazing town to the families flocking here to take part.


Lelaina Bulat signed up for her first year of Nippers

PRING HAS CERTAINLY made its welcome presence felt, which means it is time for the Cooloola Coast Ambulance Flower Show. A popular event on our local calendar, the show attracts clever and creative floral entries from competitors of all ages. The competition also includes both an Open and Junior photography section which will be well worth a look. Stalls, raffles, demonstrations, and plants for sale are all a part of the day.

Spend the day admiring beautiful blooms at the CCLAC Flower Show

Public support for the show is much appreciated as all proceeds go towards helping our Cooloola Coast Ambulance Service. Held on Saturday October 2 from 9.30am to 3pm at the Community Centre in Tin Can Bay, head along for an enjoyable day out for a good cause.

Wicked Sista Picnic Range coming in three awesome prints!

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Rainbow Beach Police Beat

Is it time for a full service Police Station in Rainbow Beach? Ian Nowell

Former police sergeant with 22 years of service, now retired risk manager, and over 20 years long service as a J.P. Qualified


AINBOW BEACH Police Beat was opened on 22 November 2006. At the launch it was stated the reason for its existence was due to rapid growth in the town. The population at that time was 999. The government must have taken into consideration the tourists visiting the area as the difference in permanent residents between the 2001 and 2006 census was one additional permanent resident over that 5 years. Some 14 years later, today, I believe that argument is even more relevant for an upgrade to a fully designated police station. The permanent population in 2020 in Rainbow Beach is conservatively estimated to be above 1,300 and growing, partly due to its desirability as a lifestyle and retirement location. Since that time the number of tourists flocking to the area has also increased considerably. Current data is not available at this time, however a Gympie Times article in December 2017 reported: “According to figures from Surf Life Saving Queensland, more than 212,000

set foot on the popular beach in 2016, a staggering 164% jump from 2012’s numbers. And things are not slowing down, either, with more than 203,000 people on the beach recorded in the first nine months of 2017, a trend which puts Rainbow Beach on track to host more than 275,000 by year’s end.”

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And that was three years ago - the numbers could only go one way and that’s up. We have recently seen improvements in the town in regards to other emergency services, namely the new permanent ambulance station, and the new fire station and SES headquarters.

It is now time to progress to a permanent police station at Rainbow Beach with all the facilities that other towns enjoy. The visitors are not just coming to Rainbow Beach during peak holiday periods - there has been a continual build up in visitors from Australia and overseas, together with people travelling to the

area on weekends. Increasing numbers of backpackers are also a constant in Rainbow Beach. The attached is a list of only some of the many Queensland towns that have permanent police stations, the data was taken from the 2016 census. Few of these towns have the high population fluctuations that Rainbow Beach experiences although some have larger geographical areas to cover. Populations in some of these towns have actually decreased since the census but the full time police stations remain. Rainbow Beach may be a small area geographically but that also means that there is a huge increase in population per

square kilometre at these peak times. The following historical argument regarding allocation of resources based on area is relevant: During the course of the 1993 Commonwealth grants commission hearing, the Queensland government questioned the existence of a simple correlation between high crime rates and urbanisation, claiming that rapidly growing fringe areas and tourist areas were more likely to foster higher crime rates than areas characterised merely by high population densities. At a conference on Law and Order issues held in Sydney in June 1992 by the Commission, Queensland cited a “lack

of social cohesion”, such as can be seen in tourist areas, as an important determinant of high crime rates and claimed that the growth of crime was not proportional to the size of an urban area. Reference POLICE RESOURCE ALLOCATION by Catherine Bright and John Walker 1993

While we fortunately don’t currently have the high crime rate of some other tourist areas, we have all still noticed a sharp increase in antisocial incidents. So we need to act and get proactive now to support a submission to the government , rather than be reactive to issues that may arise at some future point.

New campaign aims to reduce non-urgent calls to 000 Q

UEENSLAND POLICE Service (QPS) has launched a new campaign aimed at reducing non-urgent calls to Triple Zero (000).

that more than 400,000 of those could be dealt with through other, more effective reporting avenues,” QPS Assistant Commissioner Ben Marcus said.

From September 2020 to August 2021, only 13.67 per cent of calls made to 000 were classified as urgent or very urgent, with the majority able to be dealt with through the QPS non-urgent reporting service, Policelink.

“Our Policelink service has been established for more than 10 years now, providing both phone and online reporting that is very effective, often offering a more streamlined service for those who are calling with a non-urgent enquiry such as lost or stolen property.

“Our Police Communication Centres across the state take more than 726,000 calls each year, and it was alarming to us

“Our Communication Centres are already very efficient, but we hope that

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Make good friends with the Over 60s Ray Kahl


ED, JUICY and delicious strawberries were picked and eaten on our recent outing to Cooloola Berries near Goomboorian.

A wonderful roll up of friends enjoyed the day, strawberries and a great lunch menu. We finally said goodbye to Dorothy and Don Pascoe, who are moving to Bundaberg. Our usual monthly coffee and scone get together is on the first Tuesday of each month at 10.00am at the Rainbow Beach Surf Lifesavers Club. The Over 60s group enjoyed delicious strawberries and wonderful company

Knitting up a storm at QCWA Wendy Ritchie – President QCWA Tin Can Bay Branch 0412 547 043


REAT MONTH for QCWA: busy knitting. Wool donations appreciated - big thank you for the bags of wool we have received during the month. We are now starting to make poppies for Remembrance Day. And the hospital has asked for owls smaller than trauma teddies for babies to cuddle. We have a knitted or crochet tea cosy competition for the CWA 100 year birthday coming up in August 2022. Please contact me if you would like to enter your creative or crazy tea cosy - they must be fully lined.

High Tea: October 12, 10am till 12 noon, raffles and door prizes. Bring your own best china, plate, cup and saucer – prize for best china set. Cathy House Tin Can Bay (tickets limited) – ring Judy 0402 769 392 to book. Proceeds towards QCWA Bursaries for Tin Can Bay school. Diamond Painting Show: November 20 – ring Judy if interested for information. Craft first and second Wednesdays of each month at 10am. Hoy third Wednesday of each month, 9.30am till 12 noon. Stay safe. Our lucky hoy winners from Daffodil Day show off their lovely prizes

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usual help from Big W in Gympie who wrap donated presents mainly for children. There are still certain areas in Western Queensland that have had another poor season with many families really struggling, so that is why we let School of Distance Education coordinate our donations to those most in need. If anyone can help we really need Christmas cakes or puddings, fruit mince tarts and any other Christmassy items including kids toys.


ELLO AGAIN from Rainbow Beach DroughtRunners. Since our big run of supplies last month to the Drought Angels at Chinchilla, we have been working on our next run to Longreach in early December to the School of Distance Education. We have been accepting essential items for some Christmas hampers, as well as our

We have just purchased 36 Christmas cakes and will make more to start proceedings. Colleen from Cooloola has also bought a box of Lions Christmas cakes. Thank you again to Wayne Kerle who continues to coordinate our can and bottle collections, and to all our other bottle and can donors including Kingfisher Caravan Park, Tin Can Bay Yacht Club, Tin Can Bay Country Club, Tin Can Bay Holiday Park, Carlo Point Caravan Park, and Bay Auto. To all the shops with our

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

Tin Can Bay RSL Sunday BBQ is Hot! Ross Carruthers


voice pumping out rock classics and ballads that everyone knows. “I didn’t know anyone when I first came to Tin Can Bay with my husband. I came here for the BBQ and next thing I was signed up to perform,” Jen says. “It’s a great place to entertain people and put a smile on their faces. When I work here it’s like I’m a part of the family.” RSL Club President Don Holland and his hard-working assistant Kim McDonald took their turn on the BBQ duty roster recently. They do a great job cooking the steaks and burgers to order. Other volunteers help out with meal orders and the raffles. However, as Don said, “Without volunteers this club wouldn’t be here. We’re happy to serve but we always need more help.” Well we appreciate your efforts Don, Kim and team. Thank you for your service!

HE EVER-POPULAR Tin Can Bay RSL Sunday BBQ features live entertainment, great raffles and the best BBQ in Tin Can Bay. The Sunday BBQ recently celebrated its 10th birthday. I caught up with David Hoyle who is back in Tin Can Bay working after a number of years living in Yarwun and Terry Giles, a long-term resident of Tin Can Bay who spent much of his working life in the Railway at Ipswich. They kicked off the Sunday BBQ 10 years ago and it has been a fixture on the Tin Can Bay social calendar ever since. “We started running the BBQ to get things going at the RSL on a Sunday. The concept worked and it’s been happening every Sunday since that first trial.” Different local entertainers are engaged to perform every Sunday. Recently it was the turn of Jen Eyre who performs under the label Just Jen. Jen is a livewire with a great

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Probus members enjoy a range of activities Katrina van den Brenk

The Probus Wide Bay Regional Friendship Day and Concert was attended by two hundred happy souls. This is usually an annual event but was cancelled last year due to Covid concerns. Members often group together to attend events and activities relating to their special interests, be they concerts, hoy, or craft or garden displays. October is Probus Month, starting with Probus Day on 1st October when our members will celebrate with a games morning and picnic in the park near Norman Point,


NOTHER ENJOYABLE month has been shared by Cooloola Coast Probus members. We joined with the Gympie and Maryborough Combined Clubs for a day of games and barefoot bowls at the Tin Can Bay Country Club; our monthly meeting was addressed by ANARRA (wildlife rescue) speakers Pete and Ros Raynes; and our morning tea was held at the Yacht Club.


“Shade Loving Plants”

with other activities during the month. Probus Clubs are community based organisations for active retirees. Make new friends, expand your interests and enjoy your retirement. Probus is all about Friendship, Fellowship and Fun. Meetings are the second Monday of the month at 2.00pm at the Sandcastle Motel in Tin Can Bay, and include a break for afternoon tea and a chat. For more details contact President Daryl on 0416 739 324 or Secretary Katrina at

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E ARE TRYING a different slant this month and are concentrating on Shade Loving Plants…which are found in the greenhouse. This area is open to the public so please feel free to wander in and browse. Plants that can be found in this area include: Viola hederacea– creeping ground cover, violet / white flowers - see photo Viola bentonicifolia – tufted ground cover, violet flowers Crinum pedunculatum – perennial bulb, white flowers summer/autumn stalks 1.5cm Artanema fimbriatum [Koala Bells] – herb 30-60cm, mauve flowers, spring/autumn

Viola hederacea enjoys the shade

We wish to take this opportunity to say goodbye to Linda Quinlan. She has been at City Farm since 2015 and during this period voluntarily took on the role of Secretary/ Treasurer with great commitment. She will be sorely missed by all her friends and we wish her all the best for this next stage of her life with Vincent at Hervey Bay.

City Farm Nursery now has EFTPOS which should make things easier for our patrons. We are located opposite the Community Centre at 4 Amity Place. We open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays 8am-3.00pm. Phone: (07) 5486 2304. Email address: Website:

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AVE YOU EVER thought of trying out your creative painting/drawing skills but have not had the opportunity? If so, why not take advantage of the FREE acrylic art/ drawing workshops happening on Thursday afternoons? Learn from self-taught and accomplished artist Bruce Whelan, who can teach you how to tap into the creative side of your brain with simple and relaxed exercises to train your mind to appreciate visual concepts of line, length, shape, angle, and negative space to replicate drawings using an upsidedown perspective. Most materials are supplied or you can BYO. Classes held 1-3pm each Thursday. Our Shed Shop Sale Days have become very popular of late (next one – Saturday October 16) with many unique and interesting pieces available for purchase at very reasonable prices. We are also trading online so check out what’s on offer via our website. Our facilities, offerings and atmosphere are ever improving so if you’d like to be involved, please come along and join in the fun any weekday between 9am-1pm.

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Portable toilets now mandatory for campers at Teewah

in brief Community Pantry update The Rainbow Beach Community Pantry is in the initial setting up stages at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Carlo Road with a commercial refrigerator and shelving being installed. Chappy Ronnie is hopeful that the pantry will be up and running by the end of October - so keep an eye out on the Community News and Word’s Out Rainbow Beach Facebook pages for updates.


NEW PORTABLE waste facility has been installed and portable toilets will be mandatory at Teewah Beach from 12 October 2021. From that date, all campers staying in the Teewah Beach camping zones 1 to 7 must bring and use a portable toilet for the duration of their stay. Queensland Parks and Wildlife (QPWS) Assistant Director-General Andrew Buckley said the new requirement was the best answer to the issue of toileting at Teewah Beach. “There is a problem in this area with high levels of bush toileting occurring, particularly during peak times, contaminating the environment and posing an unacceptable health risk to campers and visitors,” Mr Buckley said. “Constructing permanent toilets in the camping zones we manage at Teewah Beach is not feasible as shifting sands and tidal influences make it impossible to erect any permanent structures. “To assist campers with the new requirement, QPWS has installed a portable waste disposal facility at Noosa North Shore for Teewah Beach campers. “The facility is at Noosa North Shore’s second cutting, making it easy for campers travelling from Teewah Beach to dispose of their waste before heading home.” The facility complements similar amenities in the Cooloola Recreation Area at the Freshwater day-use area and on Clarkson Drive in Rainbow Beach. From 12 October it will be an offence to camp in this area without a portable toilet, with an on-the-spot penalty of $413 applying for offenders. While using portable toilets in the Teewah Beach camping zones is now mandatory, rangers will focus on education rather than compliance over the

Road petition numbers a resounding success The request to the State Government to make the road to Rainbow Beach safer looks like being a resounding success by the number of signatures on the petition forms. With over 10,000 signatures already and closing on September 30, it appears the government will have to take notice. Petition organiser Tony Stewart says “I have heard $50,000 has already been put towards a feasibility study into overtaking lanes. A big thank you to all those businesses and helpers that have helped with getting signatures on the petition forms.”

Fire and emergency station ready for opening coming months. Mr Buckley said that over coming weeks QPWS rangers would be talking to campers about the benefits of using portable toilets and where the human waste disposal facilities were located. What are your thoughts on this new requirement? Will it prevent inappropriate disposal of waste - or could it lead to illegal dumping? Get in touch with Rainbow Beach Community News on FB Messenger or to have your say.

Our shiny new Fire and Emergency Services Facility is getting its finishing touches ready for its grand opening in mid-October. In a huge boost for our town, the facility will be able to accommodate both the Fire and Rescue Service and the SES and will create the equivalent of 8.25 full-time jobs. A QFES spokesperson could not confirm an official opening date at time of printing but keep an eye out on the Community News Facebook page for updates.


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Get ready for Get Ready Rainbow Bee-Eater Queensland Week BIRD OF THE MONTH

Melissa Marie


O BIRD COULD seem more at home on the Cooloola Coast than the rainbow bee-eater, our Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News bird of the month for October.

Like a moving water-colour painting, the rainbow bee-eater (Merops ornatus) grows to be 23–28 cm in length and can be identified not only by its vivid spectrum of colours, but also by a distinctive, repetitive “prr-prr” call. They really make the most of nature’s paint palette available to them, with the undersides of the wings and primary flight feathers rufous to copper with green edges and tipped with black, and a black to deep violet tail. To top it off, they sport a very cool black Zorro mask, for that extra dash of style. Romantics at heart, they are believed to mate for life, with the two central tail feathers longer in the male rainbow beeeaters than in the females. The attentive father-to-be will bring the female insects while she digs the burrow that will become their nest. And yes, they both love to eat bees! For those keen to spot a rainbow bee-eater, they are regularly seen frequenting our beautiful region, even right in the heart of Rainbow Beach village. The world-wide citizen-science website e-Bird ( home) also has records of them being sited along Carlo Road and at our beautiful Carlo Sandblow. Look up - that flash of brilliance darting and dancing across the blue canvas of the sky may be a bee-eater! Keep an eye out for the colourful rainbow bee-eater Image Melissa Marie

Members of CCCLDMSG meeting with Council in Rainbow Beach


HE COOLOOLA COAST Community Local Disaster Management Support Group (CCCLDMSG) is a dedicated group of stakeholder representatives that share local knowledge and expertise to ensure that disaster management and operations within our area are managed. Members from the group including QPWS, SES, Police, Rainbow Beach Community Centre, Cooloola Coast General Practice, and Cooloola Cove Resident and Friends recently had an update from Gympie Regional Council at the Rainbow Beach Hall. Council presented the Disaster Management Framework which has the principles of public safety, leadership, partnership and performance with good practice attributes including being scalable, comprehensive, interoperable, value driven, and adaptable. Disaster management is fluid, variable planning that relies heavily on

community understanding and readiness to be successful. Because when a disaster happens, we count on emergency services and volunteers but they also need to be able to count on us to be prepared. Make sure you have a household emergency plan, prepare an emergency kit, and know your disaster risk. A prepared community not only manages a disaster better, it is able to recover stronger. With the disaster season looming, the question is: “Are you ready?” During Get Ready Queensland Week from October 10-17, go to au for more information on how to build your disaster resilience capacity. Want to get hands on with response and recovery? Why not join the local SES to start training on how you can help when a disaster strikes. For local SES membership information contact Sheryl: 0437 998 634.



Movin n Groovin OCT 2ND - 3RD Family Fun Festival

OCT 3RD Old Time Dance Lesson OCT 9TH Boot Camp Skate Boarding

OCT 22ND Ten Pin Bowling OCT 23RD High Ropes

OCT 10TH Social Bowls Old Time Dance Lesson

OCT 24TH Trains, Planes & Automobiles Old Time Dance Lesson

OCT 14TH Cooloola Berries Tour

OCT 28TH Maryborough Tour

OCT 16TH Picnic with Pets

OCT 31ST Medieval Tour

OCT 17TH Double Island Adventures Vivaldi in a Spring Garden

NOV 6TH 1940s Dance (Grand Finale)

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OCT 18TH Yes, You Can Dance Dance Capers

NOV 7TH Roller skating

Dolphins enjoying our school holiday visitors Norma Sanderson Dolphin Volunteer Coordinator


E DO HOPE YOU introduce our dolphins to your visitors during the rest of the school holidays if you haven’t already.

Bring your visitors to meet our friendly local Australian Humpback Dolphins

The dolphins have been very regular in their visits and during the school holidays we have certainly had our hands full in maintaining the Covid restrictions. During this pandemic the dolphins are oblivious of our concerns as feeding is monitored and carried out as per normal (especially spraying of hands with an antiseptic before handling the fish). These steps are taken to make sure the dolphins are safe from any of our viruses. It is also an important education program to inform the young and old about the plight of our sea creatures from pollution within the waterways and the effects of human viruses on them. We volunteers wear masks during the proceedings as we cannot always social distance. So if you cannot social distance, please wear a mask. This procedure is to keep you safe and the rest of the public safe. Patch and Harmony have taken up the challenge and are occasionally bringing in gifts so as to receive a fish or to show off in front of the female dolphins. It is really comical to see these antics. Thank you to those residents who have indicated their wish to become volunteers. Our two new volunteers Barb and Maree are an asset to our group. Training is given before commencement. If you think you could help out please phone me on 0439 075 271 so I can arrange an interview. Remember if you are a resident of the area you are welcome to the Centre and have free admission, only paying for feeding if you wish to participate. We open at 7am and have viewing of the dolphins until around 7.45am. This gives visitors a chance to hear all about the history and attributes of our Australian Humpback Dolphins. Photographing is welcomed. See you there.

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

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Health, Fitness, Beauty & Wellbeing

Are the supplements you are taking right for you? Roberta Muzzarelli, Rainbow Naturals


HE NUTRACEUTICALS market today is saturated with different supplements that we can purchase from the chemist or the supermarket for our convenience.

The great issue is that not everyone will benefit from a nutrient supplementation even though it might be recommended for a specific condition. Every person presents a different history and biochemical pathway that makes us an individual and therefore our treatments

need to be individualised to our specific needs. An invaluable tool to provide a picture of a patient’s individual biochemistry is the Hair Mineral Analysis. Hair Mineral Analysis can reveal the person’s status and ratios of different minerals, and also provides a test for heavy metals exposure and accumulation. Minerals status can provide you with insight into the production of hormones, enzyme activity, energy production, digestive health, stress levels and much more. It can also reveal reasons behind persistent deficiencies.

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OOLOOLA COAST General Practice located at 10 Ilmenite Avenue Rainbow Beach will now be open MONDAY TO FRIDAY every week, starting from September 27. Their Tin Can Bay practice already operates Monday to Friday, and Cooloola Cove is open seven days a week. Which means seeing a GP has never been more accessible to locals. For appointments call 5486 4600.

This test is accurate, affordable, easy and painless .

If you require after hours care call:

If you would like to learn more about Hair Mineral Analysis feel free to contact Roberta on 0473 408 359.

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

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What’s NEW at the GYM It’s been another exciting month at Rainbow Beach Health & Fitness! Our gym reception area has had a spruce up and looks amazing. We are also building a second massage room for single and couples massage. We are very excited to welcome KAI to the team. He is a fully quali ed Personal Trainer and is available if you need that little extra encouragement. Join him on Wednesdays at 7am for his new GET MOBILE class which focuses on general tness, functional mobility, and injury prevention. We have also welcomed TINA to the team. She is a quali ed MASSAGE THERAPIST and is currently doing her Cert IV in Personal Training. Tina’s background is in child safety and NDIS support work so she thinks it is really important to get kids involved and motivated. Her TEENAGE RAMPAGE class is on a Tuesday night for all the teenagers around town.

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Shining a spotlight on mental health


UEENSLAND MENTAL Health Week (QMHW) is an annual awareness week that aims to shine a spotlight on individual and community mental health and wellbeing. This year’s QMHW will be held from October 9 to 17 with the theme “Take time - for mental health”. The theme recognises the importance of taking time to engage in activities that boost our mental health and encourages help-seeking behaviours, when needed. Research shows there are six simple actions we can take to improve our moods, build resilience, and boost wellbeing: • Get healthy — being active and eating well is good for your mind as well as your body • Keep learning — learning new things can make you more confident as well as being fun • Show kindness — practising small acts of kindness, volunteering time, or simply helping a friend in need can help you feel more satisfied with life • Connect — spending time with other people is important to everyone’s mental wellbeing • Take notice — paying more attention to the present and the world around you helps relieve stress and enjoy the moment

Remember to take time for mental health

If you or anyone you know needs support these services are available 24/7: • Embrace nature — connecting with the outdoors and taking care of the planet is the best recipe for world wellbeing.

Lifeline - 13 11 14 Beyond Blue - 1300 22 46 36 Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800

Regularly practicing these simple actions is beneficial for everyone. QMHW encourages all of us to think about our mental health and wellbeing, regardless of whether we may have lived an experience with mental illness or not. The week also gives us all the opportunity to understand the importance of mental health in our everyday lives. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Cooloola Coast Residents and Friends Inc is raising awareness of QMHW by hosting an event on World Mental Health Day, which is Sunday October 10.

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Find your perfect spot! DICKABRAM BRIDGE, MIVA


Free rest area for 20 hours maximum, limited sites

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Pets allowed, toilets, beside the beautiful Mary River and historic bridge

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Free camp behind and around the pub, fee for power

From big rigs to tents, budget priced

Pets allowed, tents to big rigs, toilets, hot showers

Toilets, no pets, firepits, swimming



Vans, motorhomes, camper trailers and big rigs opposite the pub, pool, toilets and playground

Free, pets allowed, toilets, picnic tables, Beside the KilkivanKingaroy Rail Trail and opposite the pub and shops

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AINBOW BEACH and the Cooloola Coast is home of the Coloured Sands, the majestic Carlo Sandblow and gateway to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. You can feed wild dolphins in Tin Can Bay, visit a historic lighthouse via the Great Beach Drive or world-class scuba diving. If you make the most of the outdoors - then you’ll love our backyard playground. You can choose from extreme adventures and ultimate indulgences a rejuvenating massage, secluded picnics beside a

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

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

you’ll never want to leave!

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


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



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

Rainbow Beach Auto Electrics

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Vehicle Electrical Repairs, Retail Sales, Radios, Batteries, Solar panels, Fridges, UHFs, 7 Karoonda Rd. 0499 144 678

1, 2 & 3 bedroom self contained, air conditioned apartments, heated pool, central location. 4 Double Island Dr. 07 5486 3500

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

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Tin Can Bay’s Sleepy Lagoon Motel

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

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

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

Keely Rose Reef Fishing Charters

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


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

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


COPIES Tin Can Bay Tourist Park Century 21 Platinum Agents Paul Downman will help you on your property journey, Cooloola Coast 0407 181 404 Dolphin Shopping Centre, Tin Can Bay Email:

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Ed’s Beach Bakery

Cheapest prices on the coast, 7 days a week from 6am. 14 Rainbow Beach Road. 07 5486 8100

Bread, cakes, muffins, the BEST pies in town! Open 4am-5pm, 7 days Shell Servo Complex. 07 5486 3080 Rainbow Beach

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

Deep sea fishing off Rainbow Beach and Fraser Island at its best on a 38 ft Cougar Cat. 0409 775 070


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

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


Rainbow Beach Surf Club

Marina Bar and Grill

The Chandlery Bait and Tackle

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

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

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


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

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

Wraps, juices, smoothies, kebabs, coffee, souvenirs, natural products & cosmetics, clothing, tourist info Shell Servo Complex 0435 085 865

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mudlo Rocks Wander here at low tide, play in rock pools and watch 4WDs navigate any exposed rocks. ALWAYS check conditions and ask locals before you 4WD - it is not always safe, even close to low tide.

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

Inskip Point

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

Boat Ramps

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

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

Freshwater Picnic Area

Feed Wild Dolphins at Norman Point

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Creative Cuts An evening with Doug Mather

The Rainbow Beach Christian Community is hosting an evening with Doug Mather, manager of local Christian radio station 91.5fm, and would like to invite everyone to come along to meet Doug and hear his story. Doug with his wife Kate joined the station team in September 2020 and over the last 12 months have brought new life 91.5fm with their enthusiasm and leadership skills.

Doug is a professional musician and will be sharing some of his favourite music. He toured the nation from 1997-2003 as bass player with Corazon Ministries, telling his story to thousands of high school students. He is a bass tutor and music director, currently playing with bands in Gympie and on the Sunshine Coast. Join Doug on Saturday October 16 at Good Shepherd Anglican Church, Carlo Rd, Rainbow Beach from 5.00-6.30pm.

Storytime with Children’s Author Kellie Byrnes

Join Author Kellie Byrnes for this special storytime as she shares some of her favourite stories. Kellie Byrnes is a children’s author and full-time freelance writer based on the Sunshine Coast. Her books include Cloud

Conductor and One Remarkable Reef, and Kellie has another picture book on the way in November 2021, titled How Do We Love?: The Five Ways We Show We Care. Saturday October 23, 9.30-10.30am at Gympie Library.

Get Movin’ n Groovin’ in Gympie this month

Catch the V-Twins at the Country Club

Gympie RSL Sub Branch


The V-Twins is a high energy rock duo consisting of award winning guitarist “Scrunch” with over 40 years experience as a lead guitarist. Watching him play, it’s easy to see why he is one of Australia’s best. On the other side of the stage is “Flame” herself. Flame is also a championship Harley Davidson drag racer. She is renowned all over Australia for her perfect vocals and

also plays guitar to make up a powerful and very entertaining act. Together they have been playing for over 20 years and the experience shows when the lights come on and it’s showtime. They both love their music and performing for their many fans both young and old. Catch them at the Country Club on October 22 from 7-10pm.

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HE GYMPIE RSL Sub Branch has recently acquired new premises at 44 Nash Street, Gympie. The aim is to create a centre of wellbeing that provides a range of services to benefit the Veteran community, their families and the wider Gympie municipality. Martin Muller, the Veteran Services Manager of the Centre, heads up a dedicated team of nine people and a core of amazing volunteers. Martin says, “We used to be a small hole in the wall in the Mary Street RSL Club. Our premises is new, but the Sub Branch which is the charitable arm of the Gympie RSL Club certainly isn’t new, and has been providing support to Veterans and the wider Gympie region since 1919 in pursuit of its benevolent and charitable objectives. In fact, not many people realise that the Gympie Sub Branch existed before the RSL Club in Gympie. We created the club to fund our charitable works.” Martin explained that the Veterans Services Centre deals with a wide range of

issues, everything from helping homeless veterans get back on their feet, to the team rolling up their sleeves and doing “backyard blitz” style cleans ups for elderly infirm Veterans in need. “We’re pretty much up for anything. We have two new veteran services officers on board, a wellbeing support officer, a health and wellbeing coordinator, as well as an experienced team of compensation advocates to help injured and sick veterans access pensions and compensation claims that they may be entitled to.” “On a lighter, more fun note, October is Veterans’ Health Month, and we are holding a ‘Monster 21 Events’ for Veterans and their families and friends to enjoy. The events are designed to get people of all ages and abilities out and about and moving. We’ve called the month Movin’ n Groovin’. Make sure you check out our calendar of events at - there’s something in it for everybody.” Website:

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A show of gratitude to our community By Principal Steve Bennett Rainbow Beach State School


HIS MONTH I’d like to give a shout out to all of our community champions who consistently support the school to deliver exciting and engaging programs for all of our kids. We are so fortunate to have so many people support our school initiatives over a really long time. Whether it is our committed and tireless P&C, parents and community members who regularly devote their time and energy. We would also like to acknowledge the local businesses who support our every

One of Chappy Ronnie’s many projects our brilliant veggie pods

endeavour and it is due to them we are able to keep costs to parents to an absolute minimum. We are very grateful for all of the support we receive and we cannot thank you enough! In the later parts of Term 3 we had many of our students head into Gympie to take part in this year’s Broncos League Challenge. I am so proud of the effort, skill and sportsmanship our students possess. Our team played in 6 games throughout the day and managed to come away with a few wins. Really proud of all the boys and girls for their awesome efforts across the course of the year. A fantastic new addition to our school is the rainbow seats and rock garden that provides a lovely space for people to enjoy. This project has been driven by Tyla Elmer with the support of Chappy Ronnie and the P&C. The concept of students being able to contribute to the rock garden with their own designs and messages is a lovely way of connecting them to our school and enhancing our school culture. We are looking for ways to keep this growing over the future years and providing ways to connect future generations to our school. Big thank you to all involved and we all agree it looks fantastic! Our last day of term saw the return of the Family Fun Fishing Day held out at Inskip Point. This was a return of the once annual event that was often a highlight on the school calendar over many years. It proved to be a really great day with many children getting to catch a fish and yet another way of celebrating the unique environment in which we live.

Rainbow students competed in the recent Broncos League Challenge

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Hands-on learning leads to fun and fascination By Tin Can Bay P-10 School

WHAT A BLAST! What’s the best way to investigate the transfer and transformation of energy? Build a rocket! This term that was the project for the Year Eight students of Tin Can Bay State School. Each student had the opportunity to build their own rocket, considering mass, size, balance and aerodynamics. Each rocket was then hand painted before they were fitted with CO2 canisters for testing. The first blast off was on August 25, with many travelling more than half of the school football field! Students recorded each distance travelled, reviewed their data and designs, then made modifications with the goal of increasing the distance for the next test. What an awesome, engaging way to learn about energy! Thanks Mr Dorey and Mr Arthur!

Year 1 student Hunter Sorrell releasing a Darkling Beetle back into the environment

YEAR 1/2 & 2/3 SCIENCE

Brandon Roy and Beau Stevenson ready to launch their handmade rockets

This term hands-on learning in Science was a bit wiggly as the students in the 1/2 and 2/3 classes were learning about changes in the life stages of living things. Although we spent lots of time understanding the life cycles of butterflies and frogs, many students were more enthralled with our collection of real-life mealworms! It was fascinating to observe them undergo gradual changes as they became beetles before our eyes. Students used their experiences with the mealworms to communicate observations to each other, record observations, make comparisons with other living things and draw and label diagrams. Mrs Battaglene and Miss Gradwell were very proud of the learning that occurred and the great respect and responsibility that students showed when caring for and feeding the class mealworms. Students loved the interactive learning activities, with some wanting to take the mealworms home to watch another life cycle occur!

Hudson Andrews and Ella Bell-Reinikka making a shrink keyring


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What a wonderful celebration we had for Book Week! It was great to see so many students reading, sharing their favourite stories and participating in the activities in the library each day, including making crowns, bookmarks, sun catchers and the shrink keyrings that were out of this world! Engaging in books and reading is not only important in the development of language and vocabulary, but it also expands the mind, helps enable creative thinking, helps to reduce stress, is a great conversation starter, builds knowledge and improves writing and analytical skills. What great reasons to keep turning the pages of your book! Our Book Week culminated with the major event - the Book Character Parade! The outfits were exceptional! It was very hard to choose the winners, but choose we did with lots of cheering! Thank you to all the students and teachers for proudly wearing your costumes for the Book Week Parade and thank you to all the family members who came along to watch! The turn-out was our best yet! A special thank you to Mrs Dan and Mrs Turner for organising such a wonderful week of book-themed fun! If you weren’t able to come along on the day, check out the school Facebook page for more photos.

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Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

Smiles on Dials at Rainbow Beach! Ash Little – RBAA


AINBOW BEACH Amateur Anglers Inc. hosted our third juniors clinic in midSeptember and the photos tell it all. Inspired by our very devoted Juniors Mentor Steve, (Principal of Rainbow Beach SS), our club’s young guns and guests of Rainbow Beach Amateur Anglers Inc. have a new-found motivation for fishing. With school holidays kicking off, we planned this juniors fishing clinic around the moon and tide phases that would best entice a successful catch rate. The weather gods also agreed and provided excellent fishing conditions.

Eager to cast a line, this group of enthusiastic kids listened carefully as they heard about the importance of environmental preservation and sustainable fishing. Getting hands on, our kids learnt how to source a variety of live baits and how to present them to best secure a catch. Soft plastics were handed out and various techniques were demonstrated. It was time to catch, and catch they did. Our recently purchased combo rods with side cast reels got a serious workout and the enthusiasm was electric as bites resulted in fish being caught. Sustainable fishing requires catch and release and this group of young fishos loved


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CCLA Season is Underway! Jess Milne


THLETES FROM the Cooloola Coast Little Athletics Centre had their first out-of-town competition of the season at the Gympie Athletics Spring Carnival. The experience was most beneficial to those attending due to the ability to compete against several same age athletes. While winning isn’t everything there were a few medals earned on the day. U15 Logan Smith took home the gold in the shot put and bronze in the discus while U15 Anjelica Geurts brought home a straight sweep silver for the 100m, 200m, high jump and long jump. Well done to everyone else that competed, you’re all champions for representing CCLA! October is the official start to the Little Athletics summer season so it is not too late to join the team. Training is every Saturday afternoon from 2:30pm on the Tin Can Bay School Oval during school term. While the Centre mainly focuses on the Little Athletics motto of “Fun Family Fitness” there is an opportunity for intensive training for interested athletes that would like to compete. We’re back at the oval on the 9th of October so feel free to come down and check Little Athletics out. For more information email or call Jess on 0411 218 254. Anjelica Geurts with her haul of silver medals from the Gympie Athletics Spring Carnival

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HE TIN CAN BAY Ladies Open Day was held in early September. The Overall Nett winner and also Senior Women’s Winner was Jacqui Johnson. Our ladies had a very successful day with our ladies team winning the Daily Competition. Many ladies from various Sunshine Coast clubs came to make the day a great success.

The Men’s, Veterans and Ladies Annual Championships are all now completed and ready for end of year trophy presentations. Visitors to Rainbow Beach and surrounding areas wishing to play in golf competitions are welcome to join our members, provided they have a Golf Australia handicap. Motorised carts are available for hire. Bookings can be made by coming to the Pro Shop where our resident Pro James can help you, or by phoning the Pro Shop

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Thrilling end to the Spring racing series Kay Muir Tin Can Bay Yacht Club


HE LAST OF THE Spring racing series went out with a bang, in some cases literally. The weather forecast was for 10 to 15 knots northerly but in reality was a good 20 to 25 knot northerly gusting to high 20s occasionally, making launching a challenge and testing maintenance plans for a number of boats with some gear failure and early retirements. Despite the conditions, eleven boats faced the starter’s gun for the dash to the start with the multihulls making easy work of the reach out the creek and the square run down the southern inlet towards the bottom mark. Throwing caution to the wind the flying fifteens hoisted their spinnakers for the downhill run and were rewarded with some exhilarating rides. The work back to the finish line was heavy going for most and particularly tough for the Lasers in the gusty conditions, but well done for toughing it out.

Weta Nuff made easy work of the conditions and took both line honours and the handicap win. The second race was started in the remains of the incoming tide with Second Safari cracking the pin end start on port leaving the rest of the fleet in catch up mode. Weta Nuff and Billy the Kid (BTK) rounded the top mark in the lead positions with Bubbles in hot pursuit under spinnakers just ahead of Second Safari. Weta Nuff’s spinnaker drop didn’t go to plan which let BTK and Bubbles through to fight out the work toward the finish line with BTK crossing for line honours 9 seconds ahead of Bubbles who took out the handicap win.

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By the third race the tide had begun to ebb but the conditions called for conservative starts. Weta Nuff cleared out to take a strong lead for line and handicap honours which was held to the finish in the creek. BTK followed but shortly after rounding the top mark was hit by a big gust and chose to leave her spinnaker in the bag as did the rest of the fleet except Bubbles. On approach to the bottom mark Second Safari went for the old involuntary gybe and the big broach move which pitchforked the skipper through a reverse

somersault in half pike position earning a water rescue for the rescue boat crew. The remaining crew aboard sailed off home and claimed salvage rights rather than risk a hanging for mutiny. The last boat home was aided by the outgoing tide which was gladly accepted by the many tired crew in the fleet. Back at the Clubhouse, refreshed from some cool drinks and warm pizzas, all incidents now in the past, the crews are ready to do it all again in the first races of the Summer series.

A Little Humour In honour of Seniors Month, here are some clean funny senior jokes because we know our older readers can take a joke - and make a joke! Seniors please feel free to get your revenge by sending in some jokes to FISHING TRIP Grandpa was telling his young grandson what life was like when he was a boy. “We’d fish in the dam on our property. In the summer we could swim in the dam, and climb trees in the bush. We’d swing on an old tyre my dad hung from a tree on a rope. And we each had a pony we rode all over.” The little boy was amazed, and sat silently for a minute. Finally he said, “Granddad, I wish I’d gotten to know you a lot sooner!” THREE SENIOR PALS Three seniors are out for a stroll. One of them remarks, “It’s windy.” Another replies, “No way. It’s Thursday.” The last one says, “Me too. Let’s stop for a drink.” HEARING BETTER NOW An older gentleman was having hearing problems and went to see a specialist. The doctor fitted him with some hearing aids that brought his hearing back to full strength. After a few weeks the man came back to make sure the new equipment was working properly, which it was. The hearing specialist said, “It all seems perfect. Your family should be delighted that you can hear everything now.” “Oh no,” the man responded. “I haven’t told any of them. I just sit quietly, listening carefully. I’ve changed my will four times already.” HOSPITAL REGULATIONS Hospital rules state that patients checking out must leave in a wheelchair.

One day a newly graduated nurse assistant came into the room to find an elderly gentleman fully dressed. He was sitting on the bedside chair, with a piece of packed luggage at his side, all ready to go. When he was shown the wheelchair, he was adamant that he was fully capable of walking himself to the parking lot. But the assistant told him rules were rules, so he gave up arguing and let her wheel him out. In the elevator, the assistant asked the man if his wife was coming to meet him. “I don’t think so,” he replied. “It takes her awhile to change her clothes, so she’s probably still upstairs in the bathroom taking off her hospital gown and getting dressed.” WRITE IT DOWN A couple in their nineties are both having some short term memory loss. While in for a checkup, the GP says that physically they’re okay, but since they’re having trouble remembering things, they might want to start writing things down. Later that evening they’re sitting and reading, when the husband gets up. “Would you like anything from the kitchen, dear?” he asks. “Some vanilla ice cream please,” his wife replies. “Okay.” “Shouldn’t you write it down so you don’t forget it?” she asks. “Don’t worry, I won’t forget.” “Well,” she says. “A few raspberries on top would be great. Do you want to write that down?” “I’ve got it, honey. A bowl of vanilla ice cream with raspberries on top.” “And chocolate sauce, too. Maybe you’ll forget that. Want me to write it down for you?” A little miffed, he replies, “I’ve got it! Ice cream, raspberries and chocolate sauce. I don’t need it written down, for goodness sake!”

He wanders out to the kitchen. A half hour later, he comes back with a plate of ham and scrambled eggs, and gives it to his wife. She stares at the plate for a few seconds, then says, “You forgot my toast.” THE GAME On an overseas flight, a lawyer and an older gentleman were in adjoining seats. The lawyer asked the senior if he’d like to play a little game. The older man was tired, and he told the lawyer he only wanted to sleep. But the lawyer insisted the game was a lot of fun. “Here’s how it works,” he said. “I’ll ask you a question. If you can’t come up with the answer, you have to give me a dollar. Then it’s your turn to ask me one. But if I can’t answer it, I have to give you $20.” The senior figured if he just got this over with, maybe he could get some sleep. So he agreed to play. The first question from the lawyer was “How far apart are the earth and the moon?” The senior stayed completely silent, reached for a dollar, and gave it to the lawyer. Then he said, “My turn. What walks upstairs backward and comes downstairs forward?” The lawyer was stumped. He thought and thought. He tried to remember all the riddles he knew. He searched every corner of his brain. He even cheated and asked the flight attendants and other passengers. Finally he gave up. He woke up the older man and gave him a twenty. The senior stuffed the twenty in his coat and went immediately back to sleep. The lawyer couldn’t stand it. He woke up the older man and said, “I have to know. What walks upstairs backward and comes downstairs forward?” The senior got out his wallet, gave the lawyer a dollar, and went back to sleep.

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EMAIL TELEPHONE/MOBILE (24 HRS) 0418 729 474 P.O. Box 1225 TOOWONG Q. 4066

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Call 0407 754 088 or email October 2021 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 37


International Day of Older Persons and start of Senior Month


History at Gympie Library - “Carnivals and Processions”, 10-11am


CC Ambulance Flower Show, 3pm, TCB Comm Centre


Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday


School term 4 commences


Drones for Beginners, age 8 and above, Gympie Library 3.30-4.30pm

8-29 Adults learn to sew - beginner 4 week course. Gympie Library 10-11am. Booking essential - 5481 0859. 9

Rainbow Beach Markets 7-10am

10 “Bombing the Blues” Blue Tree Day, 8-10am, near Woolworths C Cove, to raise awareness for Qld Mental Health Week 10-17 Get Ready Queensland Week - prepare your home for the 2021-2022 severe weather season. Details: 12 QCWA high tea at Cathy House TCB, 10am to 12 noon, tickets limited. Bring your own best china, plate, cup and saucer – prize for best china set. Ring Judy 0402 769 392 to book 12 Goomeri Seniors Celebration, morning tea, entertainment, displays, presentations. Hall of Memory, free event, all welcome. Phone 1300 307 800 to register 14 Drones for Intermediates (must have attended Drones for Beginners), Gympie Library, 3.30-4.30pm 15-17 Sunshine Coast Surfrider Assoc clean up weekend, Double Island Point 16 Shed Shop Sale Day at the Community & Men’s Shed, Amity Place, TCB. Info: Raewyn Oliver 0412 995 512

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28 Creating an online professional profile (online CV and LinkedIn profile) for job hunters, Gympie Library 5.30pm 29 World Teacher’s Day (Qld) 29 Last Friday Social Club at Gympie Library The Honey of Australian Native Stingless Bee talk by the native bee association, 10-11am 31 National Grandparents Day


Drones for Beginners, age 8 and above, Gympie Library 3.30-4.30pm


Gympie RSLA 1940s Big Band Dance Spectacular, Albert Park Bowls Club Hall 6-10pm. Tickets $40. Cocktails, canapes, light supper, raffles & prizes. Bookings essential: 5483 7707 or secretary@

11 Drones for Intermediates (must have attended Drones for Beginners), Gympie Library, 3.30-4.30pm 20 QCWA diamond painting show, ring Judy 0402 769 392 for information

WEEKLY (many are term time only)

9.30am First Five Forever Storytime (0-5 years), TCB Library

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

9.30am Bingo for Local Ambulance Committee, TCB Country Club


1pm Computer/IT/Phone, The Shed, bookings to Paul: 0437 007 911

9am Lathe / Scroll Saw, The Shed, 9-12pm, Bryan: 0420 299 651 9am-12pm Macrame class, $5, TCB Community & Men’s Shed, Carole 0437 880 438 for bookings


16 Star Wars Fun Morning at Gympie Library: trivia challenge, science activities and games, ideal ages 8-12 years. Gympie Library 10-11am

9am Macrame, Men’s Shed, Carole: 0437 880 438

16 An evening with Doug Mather, manager of 91.5fm, Church of the Good Shepherd, Rainbow Beach 5.00-6.30pm

11am -12.30pm Book a librarian, RB Library

21 Explore Google Earth and Beyond: learn how to navigate your way around Google Earth, find places of interest, and even see how the world looked in the past. RB Library 10-12noon

QCWA members Yvonne and Judy. The QCWA is hosting a high tea at Cathy House on October 12

10.30am First Five Forever Storytime on Mondays (0-5 years) RB Library

1-3pm Acrylic Art Free Workshops at TCB Community & Men’s Shed, most materials supplied, Info: Raewyn Oliver, 0412 995 512. 2.30pm Dragon Boating every Thursday, Sandra: 0402 352 756 3.30pm Robotics for kids, Gympie Library

Friday 1st & 3rd Rainbow Beach Art Group, RB Library 10am, phone 5486 3705 for more information 4th Friday Community catch up at RB Hall, 8am

Tuesday 8.30am Kindy Linq, RB School Library

9am-12pm Chess/Rummykub at TCB Community & Men’s Shed, gold coin for morning tea, no need to book

23 RB Junior “Banjo Memorial” Nippers Carnival

9am TCB Quilters, TCB Community Centre, Annabell: 0412 491 830

23 Storytime with children’s author Kellie Byrnes, Gympie Library, 9.30-10.30am

1-5pm Men Only afternoons, The Shed, Rob: 0419 663 272

10am Tin Can Bay Art Group, TCB Library

2.30-4pm Book a librarian, TCB Library

23 Cooloola Coast Senior Expo, 10am to 1pm, CC Bowls Club

12.30-3.30pm Join in at TCB Library for an afternoon playing Mahjong, an ancient Chinese tile game of strategy, calculation and skill with a measure of chance. This group is open to everyone, young and old 2-4pm Book a librarian, TCB Library

Saturday 7.00am Heart Foundation Walking Group TCB, Maggie: 0400 756 615 2nd Saturday Rainbow Beach Market. Book: 5486 3355


3rd Saturday Tin Can Bay Market. Book: 0418 711 897

7am Heart Foundation Walking Group TCB, Maggie 0400 756 615

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

8am Table Tennis, RB Community Hall, $2, all levels welcome

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

8.30am Kindy Linq, RB School Library 9.30am Cooloola Card Makers, TCB Library 3-4pm Coolabay Choir, CC Vets’ Hall, Pam: 0427 180 649

Sunday 7am Mass Rainbow Beach (week 1, 2, 5) and Tin Can Bay (week 3, 4)

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7.30am Dragon Boating, Sandra: 0402 352 756

8am Social tennis, $3, RB Sports Club, all welcome, Chris: 0417 605 484

9.30am Service at Good Shepherd Church, 17 Carlo Road, RB, followed by morning tea all denominations most welcome

8.30am Playgroup, RB School Library

On the fence about selling your home? Get a local expert in your corner!

SELLING RAINBOW FOR 11 YEARS Andrew Hawkins 07 5486 3900

0408 736 711


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Hello and welcome to another spectacular month of Rainbow �each Land. �ther than a li�le windy, the weather has been excellent, blue skies, perfect for the beach. Isn’t that what Spring is all about? The last few days of September were even a li�le colder than normal, must be climate change? With the holidays in full swing, Rainbow is moderately full of tourists. It is good to see the town with some life. Everyone remembers the lockdown days and wishes to never go back, especially when it is all out of your control. My deepest condolences go to those in NSW and Victoria s ll in lockdown. Have they forgo�en what “freedom” feels like? Hang in there team, not long to go before we are through this. Seems like we have been hearing that for almost two years now. Some social implica ons are star ng to become more of the issue than the vaccine. I know we are “Covid free” in Queensland but nothing like living under a dictatorship, I mean communist state, I mean free society. Just ask Anna, all those in house quaran ne, nothing beats power. That’s how Jeanne�e saved us to her new governor posi on. The next dilemma now since there is li�le Covid, do we keep figh ng this un l the new Queensland Na onal Plan of 90% DP (double penetrated) vaccina on rate, well at least for Queensland anyway.

Melbourne teams. Good luck to both teams, making it to a final is never an easy task. With the semi of the NRL being played as well, hopefully Melbourne can send Panthers packing. Unless a trainer seems to interrupt an a�acking play again. All this noise from the Panthers coaching staff, you would want to see some results, wouldn’t you? Rabbits and Manly are playing second fiddle but both teams seem to be in great form. Master Wayne seems to always pull his troops together at the right me. Can’t wait for the final at Suncorp, the home of the NRL. Riccardo needs a men on, had his first race win again since 2018. Nothing a few crashes don’t achieve but s ll need to be in the hunt. If you have not no ced, we are in the middle of a refit here at Rainbow IGA. We are expec ng some new and exci ng equipment over the next few months. With that, lots of new locally sourced products and interna onal goodies. Come in and see the progression as it happens. Thanks again to all the locals suppor ng locals.

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

Not sure if we moved away from our original plan of not pu�ng pressure on the hospital system, that must seem like a never ending problem with the way our current healthcare system is opera ng in Queensland. Already under pressure without Covid, mismanagement? Not under Anna’s leadership!? Anyway, enough about this garbage - on to the sports report. The AFL final is on this week (at me of prin ng), not really an AFL fan but it is good to see the final being played out of Melbourne, even though it is two

This is Sue - she is our Fruit and Vegetable expert here at IGA. Fresh flowers arrive in-store every Friday.

This is a paid adver sement and the views of the writer are not necessarily the views of the Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News owners or staff.

A big hello to all our valued customers - both local and visi ng, come and see your friendly staff at your local IGA today

Rainbow Beach: 5486 8700

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