Rainbow Beach Community News October 2022

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Volume 25 | Issue 10 Open 7am-5pm | 6 Rainbow Beach Road | 07 54 863 227 www.rainbowbeachinfo.com.au OCTOBER 2022 October is Seniors Month Get Your Rainbow Beach Blokes Calendar Feedback Wanted For New Coastal App DIY Frog Hotel!3 7 14 24 The spectacular waters of Inskip Point, as seen from a Rainbow Beach Helicoptors ride. Spring Loaded

And now it is October

Rhyll Davis OWNER


ARD TO BELIEVE how close the end of the year is getting! But there are still plenty of great events and activities to keep us all busy until then.

Spring is definitely in the air, with the wildflowers out and the weather warming up. Such a beautiful time of year, particularly here on the Cooloola Coast. Make sure you find time to get out and enjoy it.

Getting outdoors and enjoying nature is great for your mental health - and with Mental Health Week from 8-16 October it is a great excuse to make it a priority.

The importance of being comfortable with open discussion about mental health and individual struggles is highlighted by the creators of the upcoming Rainbow Beach Blokes calendar - a brilliant initiative sadly inspired by a local tragedy. Find out how to pre-order your copy on page 7 of this issue.

October is a huge month, with a focus on celebrating our senior residents and the essential roles they play in our community. Not many of us could get through a day without the help, support, vocation, or contribution of one of our elder members of society and we should take the time to appreciate them - and not just for the month!

Speaking of seniors, it is my dad’s birthday in October so Happy Birthday Dad. He will absolutely kill me for the “seniors” comment, he is the most young-at-heart person I know, but in reality age is a badge of honour and should be worn proudly.

I’ve included a quite topical pic of him - as

a little boy in east London, at a street party celebrating the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Yes, 70 years ago! So you can’t hide your age now, sorry Dad.

Anyway, hope you all have a fantastic October. Stay safe and enjoy all this beautiful town has to offer.


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Celebrating Seniors IN OCTOBER

SENIORS MAKE a huge contribution to our community through employment, volunteering, grandparenting, and guiding our future.

Seniors Month is a chance to celebrate the important role older people play in our community. This year, Seniors Month celebrates social connections. It’s about connecting people of all ages, cultures, and abilities.

Read all about how you can become involved at qldseniorsmonth.org.au

Throughout the month of October people of all ages, cultures, and abilities will come together and connect, celebrating the essential roles that older people play in our communities.

All in all, it’s going to be a connect fest!

Morning Tea and Music in Gympie on 13 October

Come along for a special guest speaker and pianist, scones and jam at the Seniors Citizens Centre from 10am. $5 a head for morning tea. No booking required.

Cheers and Beers at Amamoor on 15 October

Get together from 5:30pm on the Village Green with food, drinks, musicians and fun activities for our Seniors. Meals available at menu prices, discounted desserts for seniors. No booking required.

Bush Poets Breakfast at Curra on 16 October

Breakfast, music and bush poetry at 8am at the Curra Community Hall to bring everyone together. $15 a head includes full buffet breakfast. Bookings email curracommunityhall@gmail. com or call/text Doug 0404 482 165 or Laura 0438 277 774.

Tai Chi and Morning Tea in Kilkivan on 19 October

Get in the flow with Tai Chi and an art therapy session at 9am, followed by morning tea at Kilkivan Public Hall. Activities and morning tea are free. Bookings call/text Rosie on 0407 699 620 or email kilkivancare@gmail.com

Sunday BBQ at Tin Can Bay on 23 October

Celebrate our Seniors with lunch from 1pm, raffles, and live entertainment at the Tin Can Bay RSL Hall. BBQ meals available at menu prices, first 15 seniors get a free burger. No booking required

Gympie Regional Libraries host a range of events and activities for Seniors. Find out What’s On at library. gympie.qld.gov.au or see page ??? of this issue.

For more information about Seniors Month, contact Council’s Community Development Team on 1300 307 800 or email community@gympie.qld. gov.au

Senior Citizen of the Year Awards 2022

NOMINATIONS open now for the 2022 Gympie Region Senior Citizen of the Year Awards!

Do you know a Gympie region resident 60+ years of age who has made a noteworthy contribution during the past 12 months or has given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years?

Nominate that special senior now online at www. gympie.qld.gov.au. Hard copy nomination forms are also available at Gympie Regional Libraries and council customer contact points.

The male and female Senior Citizen of the Year will be announced by Mayor Hartwig on Monday 31 October 2022.

Nominations close 5pm Thursday 20 October 2022.

Some of our wonderful local seniorsMaggie Travers and Jo Said pictured at last year’s Volunteer Expo.
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Surf Was Certainly Up for the LARC Vs

Above and right: LARC V and their inflatable companions the F470 Zodiacs in action on their recent training exercise here in Rainbow Beach

WHAT DO YOU do when you need to train in surf conditions but don’t locally have any surf? You come to Rainbow Beach!

The 35 Water Transport Squadron, part of the 10 Force Support Battalion, are based in Townsville but unfortunately the Great Barrier Reef prevents suitable surf conditions to train for certification in preparation for the high risk weather season so the Australian Defence Force can aid any humanitarian disaster relief

if called upon.

Exercise Surfing Penguin 22 was held late August in and around the Rainbow Beach and Inskip areas, however coordinators noted a significant change in the beach conditions when compared to last year as there was a very notable loss of sand and a big cliff face on the dunes.

Soldiers were lessoned in how to judge the swell and surf conditions, note the lulls, sets and periods in

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types of waves and look for rips, bars, holes and other seafloor structures as all these considerations are vital to safe operation of the vessels.

Tow training for both LARC Vs and the F470 Zodiac inflatable boats was also conducted to ensure the craft can be retrieved if required.

There were plenty of onshore spectators during the training sessions, from residents to visitors, with a few wet personnel providing some unusual entertainment.

Did you get to see the LARC Vs and Zodiacs in action?

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Get Your BioBlitz Tickets

AFTER SADLY having to be postponed from its original date in March, tickets for the 2022 Cooloola BioBlitz being held 4, 5, and 6 November are now on sale!

A BioBlitz is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Groups of scientists, naturalists, and volunteers conduct an intensive field study over a continuous time period.

Rainbow Beach has hosted a BioBlitz for three of the past four years. The event will have expert specialists leading small groups of participants into the field each day.

Activities include:

• Guided nature walks with experts by day

• Presentations by experts in the


• Dinner with a Scientist each night (Additional fee)

• Nocturnal field trips (optional)

• Magical Moments - surprise special events

• 48 hours of nature!

• Art Program (Additional fee)

• Early morning bird walks

Check out the Cooloola Coastcare website for details and to book your tickets: www.cooloolacoastcare.


The Cooloola Coast is a region with stunning natural beauty and high environmental values. It is recognised as a natural environment of international significance. Field trips will venture into the Great Sandy National Park, Cooloola Recreation Area and Inskip Point Recreation Area.

Participants from the 2021 Cooloola BioBlitz. Get your tickets now to join like-minded volunteers in surveying our wonderful local region during this year’s event. Photo: Cooloola Coastcare

Queensland Mental Health Week

QUEENSLAND MENTAL Health Week (QMHW) is an annual awareness week that aims to shine a spotlight on individual and community mental health and wellbeing.

The initiative is linked to National Mental Health Week and World Mental Health Day, which is held on 10 October every year.

This year’s theme is ‘Awareness, Belonging, Connection

QMHW encourages all of us to think about our mental health and wellbeing, regardless of whether we may have a lived experience of mental illness or not, and encourages help-seeking behaviours, when needed.

The week also gives us 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.

This year’s theme is ‘Awareness, Belonging, Connection.’ For details go to www.qldmentalhealthweek.org.au

See story opposite to understand the importance of being open about mental health, and start a conversation with loved ones, friends, and acquaintances about how they are truly feeling and whether they need help.

Some relevant words from Elisa Seul on the Rainbow Beach Blokes website:

“It can take courage to admit there’s a problem and to reach out for help. Your mental health is like your physical health — the earlier you get onto it, the better.”

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Beach Blokes Calendar and support Mental Health

WITH 2023 SWIFTLY approaching it is time to get ahead of the game and have your 2023 calendar already sorted - so order your Rainbow Beach Blokes calendar now!

Not only will you then be gifted with a fabulous array of handsome local gentlemen demonstrating their best angles each month, you will also be assisting with raising awareness and support of the hugely important issue of men’s mental health and wellbeing.


January - Rob Gough, The Ice Man

February - The Dodgy Bros, Dean & Wayne, Rainbow Recovery, Spares and Services

March - Sam Mitchell, Rainbow Beach Tourist & Information Centre

April - Ryan & Mickey, from the Manta Ray Barge

May - Tim Janek - The inspiration for this Community project

June - Scott Fitzgerald, Rainbow Beach Meats

July - Glen Cruickshank, Rainbow Beach Helicopters

August - Brent Klekar, Brents Burgers

September - Joel Makauskas, Joel Mak Music

October - Tristan Sik, Sik Ladz Clothing CoNovember - Aaron & Chibi, RODGOD

December - Shane Wilson, Wilson’s Tree Lopping

Mr Februarys - Wayne and Dean, the iconic Dodgy Bros, mid-shoot for the calendar. Pre-order your copy now to see the final product!

This amazing project has been brought to life by the vision of Elisa Seul from Elisa: People, Places & Events and Jess McKenzie from Rainbow Beach Wedding Photography.

“We are dedicated to our community, as mothers, sisters, volunteers, and great believers that a better world is possible if we all start being part of the conversation and plant the right seeds in every way we can,” says Elisa..

“Our small Community has been shaken by some very tragic events. The voluntary termination of the life of a young local guy brought us together, we both wanted to at least try and do something so that it would not happen again!

We felt the pain and pressure that most men carry, and how it affects their relationships, also with women. We wanted to raise awareness on how to improve the general wellbeing of our fathers, partners, uncles, brothers, and sons.

The making of the Rainbow Beach Blokes Calendar has been hard work, but also a journey of discovery.

Pre-order your copy of the Rainbow Beach Calendar today, join our Community of amazing people to raise much needed funds that go directly to selected initiatives, support services, and to start up the Rainbow Beach Blokes Association.”

Pre-order your copy here: www. rainbowbeachblokes.com/shop

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Wild Dogs in Cooloola

WILD DOGS ARE ever-present in the Gympie region and while the number of sightings in urban areas is low, Gympie Regional Council is again reminding residents in the Cooloola Coast, in particular the Tin Can Bay region, to continue practicing wild dog safety.

Wild dogs in our area are not unusual. However, due to an increase in visitors to the region recently, Council want to emphasise responsibility for personal safety.

Council is monitoring the situation carefully and working with state department land managers to consider control measures in the coming months.

Council would like to remind residents and visitors that wild dogs (dingo, hybrid dingo) are declared

pest animals on the mainland, and although they can look a bit like a domestic dog, they have the potential to be dangerous to humans and pets.

What you can do to reduce the chances of an encounter with a wild dog:

• Keep children close and not let them walk or play unaccompanied in bushland areas.

• Keep pets on leads at all times when out on a walk.

Dogs attract dogs. During this period of known wild dog activity, you may consider walking your dogs in another area of town rather than the Toolara Rd foreshore area

• Practice responsible pet ownership by containing your pets to your property; this will

reduce the risk of an attack.

• Do not leave food or scraps out where they can access it.

• Do not feed wild dogs as this will attract them to the area – it is also an offence!

For further information and safety tips on wild dogs/dingoes please visit

parks.des.qld.gov.au and search for Be Dingo Safe.

Report concerning behaviour/ incidents to council on 1300 307 800.

QLD Government Health and Hospitals Plan

THE 2022-23 STATE Budget delivers record funding for Queensland’s health and hospital system, including $1.944 billion for the Sunshine Coast region, to ensure better, quicker healthcare for all Queenslanders.

Across the state, the record $22.6 billion Health Budget includes investment in new infrastructure and more beds; a larger workforce; a focus on mental health; and innovative reforms to Queensland’s health system.

For the Sunshine Coast Health and Hospital Service, this includes additional emergency department capacity, including a new rapid access clinic to reduce hospital demand pressures.

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Yvette D’Ath said the State Budget would support strong growth in the health workforce, committing to employ an extra 9475 staff in this term of government.

“Investment in our healthcare workforce is vital – they are our greatest asset and the reason Queenslanders continue to receive first-class healthcare every day,” she said.

Minister D’Ath said the budget included $1.1 billion for the Queensland Ambulance Service, and a focus on improving mental health and wellbeing.

“The investment will help QAS prioritise regional and rural services to ensure accessible healthcare no matter the location, as we recruit more frontline staff and open new facilities,” she said.

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Halloween safety tricks go down a treat

OCTOBER MEANS HALLOWEEN, which like it or not is becoming more popular each year with Aussie kids.

On Monday 31 October the local streets will come alive with witches, monsters, vampires, and fairies seeking sweet treats - and hopefully not too many tricks!

To make sure your Halloween doesn’t become a nightmare, trick or treaters should:

N Go early - start before sundown while it is still light, or make sure you stick to well-lit areas;


Plan your route in advance and try to choose the least amount of road crossings;

N Be accompanied by an adult monster at all times (or a responsible witch, ghost or vampire);


Always walk, not run, between houses and stick to the footpath rather than the road;

N Wear bright colours to enhance your visibility to passing motorists;

N Use face paint instead of masks (to avoid vision being obstructed) and keep those fabulous costumes short enough to avoid trips and falls;

N Never enter a stranger’s house, even if they have invited you in after knocking on their door; and

N Consider joining your friends on a neighbourhood adventure – there is safety in numbers for little goblins and ghouls.

Drivers are to be aware of increased youth movement on the roads between 5-9pm.

We also understand that not everyone is on the same page when it comes to Halloween. While some people relish the opportunity to dress up - others could think of nothing worse than trick-or-treaters knocking on the door and disturbing their peace.

To help you indicate that you would enjoy a knock on the door, you can ensure that your house is brightly lit with outdoor lights, decorations are hung, and/or you have a clear

Community Camera Alliance

- Working together to solve crime

Nposter or sign welcoming trick or treaters.

To deter those pesky witches and wizards from seeking treats, turn off all outdoor lights and keepand gates locked (if possible). You can also google and print out posters stating that your preference not to be disturbed, or make a clear sign and hang it in an obvious place.

Whilst we all love a good scare and enjoy the kooky, spooky, and altogether ooky-ness of Halloween, the safety of children is paramount, as is the enjoyment of all community members. Stay safe, and have a Happy Halloween!

Scan this QR Code to register for the Community Camera Alliance


O YOU HAVE a CCTV system in your home or business? Would you like to assist in making the community safer?

The Community Camera Alliance is a Queensland Police Service (QPS) voluntary closed circuit television (CCTV) registration program.

The Gympie Patrol Group aims to promote the relationship between the community and the QPS by encouraging the registration of CCTV systems located in the Gympie region, which of course

includes the Cooloola Coast, in order to prevent crime and make the community safer.

CCTV has become a crucial investigation tool in modern day policing. Footage is regularly used to investigate and solve often serious crimes and is invaluable when used as evidence. Knowing the location of established CCTV systems within the community will maximize the efficiency of investigative resources and minimize the loss of potential evidence.

Registration is open to any individual, owner or operator of a CCTV system within the Gympie Patrol Group, is completely voluntary, and registration can be removed if you change your mind or no longer have a CCTV system. For more information or to register your CCTV system scan the QR code or go to www. police.qld.gov.au/safety-and-preventing-crime/ community-camera-alliance

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THE COOL weather has kept a few members away, the girls have been busy doing an assortment of projects, some with their sewing machines and others with hand sewing.

We all look forward to the ‘show and tell’ part of the day to keep us enthusiastic and give us new ideas.

Gwen McKeon recently showed us her post and rail quilt. This project can be done with either a jelly roll or by using 2 ½” strips from your stash. A quick and easy pattern, ideal for beginners, and very effective.

Sue Maddison showed her stunning Moonglow quilt. This one is certainly not for a beginner as it is quite challenging.

Well done Sue, it’s a beauty.

The Tin Can Bay Quilters meet every Tuesday from 9am to 12 noon, in the Community Hall on the corner of Amity Place and Tin Can Bay Road, Tin Can Bay.

All visitors are most welcome to join us, just bring a cup for morning tea or coffee. Further information may be obtained by contacting our President Louise Hanks on 0488 951 881.

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Generous Hearts fill QCWA

Mollie, one of our longest serving members was awarded the highest honour of the Gold Service Badge in 2014 for her outstanding community achievements.

THIS IS A LINE from ‘My Creed’ which is recited at all our meetings: “I would be giving and forget the gift”.

In early September the Tin Can Bay RSL SubBranch held their annual lunch for War Widows and our branch donated handmade blankets to each of the ladies in attendance. Elwyn, one of our members, also made them beautiful corsages. The smiles of appreciation received from the ladies was worth more than words can say.

We would like to welcome our newest members, Debbie, Lillian, and Geneen. The Branch is going from strength to strength as each member gives of their time, sharing of ideas, and donations of gifts which enables us to foster our continued community support.

Sadly, the badge was misplaced, however at the September Branch Meeting our President Wendy proudly pinned a replacement badge. Congratulations again Mollie.

On 15 September six Branch Members assisted in catering at the 30-year celebration of Tin Can Bay Craft Club. The Craft Club very kindly donated a cheque for $200.00. Thank you!


Now at the Hall in the Cooloola Waters Retirement Village. 34 Toolara Road, Tin Can Bay.

Third Wednesday of the month 9:30 am for a 10:00 am start.

All QCWA enquiries: Wendy - 0412 547 043 or Judy - 0402 769 392.

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Tony Stewart - 0408 767 930 rainbowfishing@southernphone.com.au

times fade but let’s hope there are no more serious events ahead.


T IS NOW SEVEN years since we started helping farmers in drought, fire and flood victims, and the homeless. This all started after the wonderful Spring Festival we had here in 2015.

We must now be getting up to around $800,000 raised so next month we will get a real total. Donations have of course dried up lately as disaster

I must thank Bendigo Rotary who I spoke to at a lunch meeting earlier in the year for a great donation of $1500. Our collection tins are still out there and I must check these shortly but there was another $70 from Tin Can Bay Bakery.

Many thanks to all that have filled our bins at 10 Tingira Close and the

Big 4 at Carlo with bottles and cans and to Wayne Kerle for collecting. I also wish to thank The Bush Bundle for their lovely gift packs which have gone to flood victims west of Gympie.

Since the last report we have sent $500 to Blaze-Aid which will be our last as their job fencing has finished. $1000 has gone to the Gympie homeless and we are sending $1000 to the Mullumbimby relief centre

in NSW. Flood victims there are still receiving goods by helicopter at time of writing as many roads are still impassable.

A big thank you to Derek Wordsworth for letting us have his avocado crop but it is hard work picking. How do you get workers? Anyway all funds from avocado sales are going to flood victims.

Til next month. Stay safe.

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October is Volunteers and Seniors Month at the Tin Can Bay RSL

OCTOBER WILL be a huge month for the Tin Can Bay RSL with both volunteers and Seniors a key focus. In early October the sub-branch is holding a Volunteer’s Luncheon to thank the volunteers who are the heartbeat of the organisation.

As President Don Holland said, “Without our volunteers we wouldn’t have a sub-branch. They contribute, on average, 400 hours of work every month undertaking a range of tasks including administration, maintenance, cleaning, catering, member welfare, and event management. This is the Board’s way of showing how much we appreciate and value their efforts.” It’s sure to be a great day!

The monthly Drop-In Sausage Sizzle is a great initiative by the club with members, veterans, and community members welcome to drop in for a chat and to share the tasty - and free - sausage sizzle. The next Drop-In will be held on 7 October from 11.30am, with sub-branch Wellbeing Officers on hand to assist where necessary.

The next Veterans and Community Morning Tea will be held on 11 October at the RSL, starting at 10.00am, with entertainment by Laurence. Again, all in the community are invited, so make sure you come along and enjoy the morning tea, company and fellowship.

On 22 October there will be another great Saturday afternoon trivia competition. Book early at the club (phone 5486 2110 after 3pm) to lock in your place, with a maximum of 6 at each table and a cost of only $5 per person. Bring along your own nibbles for a great day kicking off at 1.30pm sharp.

Our Sunday BBQs will continue, however on 23 October the Tin Can Bay RSL is hosting a special Senior’s Sunday BBQ in conjunction with Gympie Regional Council as part of

The special Senior’s BBQ being held in October at Tin Can Bay RSL is sure to be a cracking day!

this year’s Seniors Week. Come along and enjoy the BBQ from 12 to 2pm along with great entertainment and raffles. It’s sure to be a terrific day out!

As well as all this we will also be planning for Remembrance Day on 11 November and a Rock and Roll dance night on 12 November.

Again, to all our volunteers – thank you for your service!

New Storage Shed on its way for CAMS

FOOTINGS FOR OUR long awaited storage shed are planned to be poured later this month – thanks to Gympie Regional Council signing off on our Development Application recently.

The new shed will provide undercover, lockable, easily accessed, and organised storage for the many pieces of timber and other resources we have accumulated over time.

It will be a blessing to all to have this new facility in use as it will free up our hitherto crowded common area of the Shed and will contribute to a much neater visual appearance.

So come along and see the progress. Works are planned to commence in October.

We’ll still be open for business 9-12 weekdays. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays are set aside for everyone to enjoy both the workshop area and the social area. Tuesdays and Thursdays are dedicated to Men Only days.

Come to our Shed Shop Sale Days – third Saturday of the month. Always bargains to be found!

Tin Can Bay Community & Men’s Shed is in Amity Place (behind City Farm) in Tin Can Bay. We can be contacted on 0491 175 038.

Need help with technology or the internet?

The Rainbow Beach Library is offering FREE personalised support to help you Be Connected.

Book A Librarian on Mondays between 11am and 12.30pm and our friendly team will help answer any questions you have with your technology or the internet.

To learn more and to book in for one of our free help sessions please contact Rainbow Beach Library on 5486 3705.

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Great fun for Probus

SEPTEMBER HAS BEEN a special month getting together twice with members of other Probus Clubs from the area.

Firstly, a Games Day at the Tin Can Bay Country Club with a morning of bowls, card and board games, then trivia after lunch.

The next week we were off to the Brolga Theatre in Maryborough for the Wide Bay Friendship Day and Concert where our member, Kaye recited the poem ‘Food for Thought’, and Judy led Kaye, John, Daryl, Marie, Barbara, and Katrina in the skit ‘The

King with the Terrible Temper’.

It was great fun and a chance to meet up with old friends and gain some new ones. Barbara was one of the raffle winners.

October is Probus Month, and will be celebrated all over the world by Probus members. New members are always welcome to join us.

Meetings are the second Monday of the month at 2.00pm at the Sandcastle Motel in Tin Can Bay.

Contact Cherryl on 0409 044 100 or Katrina at cooloolaprobus@gmail.com

Traffic Safety PetitionRainbow Beach State School

CARING LOCAL MUM Valli Slater has started an e-petition requesting that the government urgently upgrade the roadways surrounding Rainbow Beach State School over major concerns for children’s safety.

The petition requests that the State Government work with the Gympie Regional Council and use the School Transport Infrastructure program to reinstate a School Crossing Supervisor on Carlo Road, and the installation of flashing lights on Carlo Road and Karrawa Drive for the safety of students travelling to and from school.

If you would like to sign the e-petition, search for it at www.parliament.qld. gov.au or find the direct link on our website. Closing date is 8 October.

Above: Lucky Barb won a raffle at the Brolga

Left: Cooloola members performing the skit

‘The King with the Terrible Temper’


Military Police conducting close personal protection training activities in Tin Can Bay

MILITARY POLICE will be honing their skills across the Wide Bay region with Exercise Archibald, between 25 and 28 October.

The Australian Army’s 1st Military Police Battalion’s annual specialist certification activity exercise will involve Military Police from Darwin, Townsville, and Brisbane and will cover three components; Forensic Scenes of Crime, Close Personal Protection, and Military Police Working Dog training.

Army personnel will be carrying weapons and blank ammunition and will be conducting a number of planned and controlled blank fire activities around specific venues and public spaces in Tin Can Bay.

Nearby residents will be advised in advance of planned blank fire activity timings and locations via letterbox drops and public notices.

The ADF is committed to building a more potent, capable and agile future force to better meet and respond to future challenges related to the defence of Australia and its national interests.

The ADF greatly appreciates the support of the Wide Bay community.

Article and photo supplied/approved by ADF.

Katrina van den Brenk Sign the petition to improve road safety at Rainbow Beach school

Save the Date For Simply Classical

friend, his love and destiny. Such was his dedication that when the family decided to go together on a holiday to Italy, the cello had to come along because Daniel could not imagine going without practice for several weeks.

So an extra seat on the plane had to be booked.

Recruiting All Citizen Scientists!

THE NEXT SIMPLY Classical concert is set for 27 November, and preparations are well under way.

This concert is once more dedicated to young musicians who are fortunate to be gifted and have shown the discipline and determination to achieve at a young age.

Star performer will be cellist Daniel Shearer, who has been invited before, when he played solo as well with friends in a string quartet.

Daniel has completed his studies at the Conservatorium and is ready for the next big step. His career path started at a very young age. While in primary school, a group of children who had shown an interest in music was taken to the music room where all the different instruments were laid out for them to make a selection.

Daniel headed straight for the cello, which from that moment became his

Daniel will perform with Brisbane-based musician Alex Raineri. Alex isn’t only a concert pianist with overseas performances on his CV, he is also a great producer and is currently the artistic director of the Brisbane Music Festival which has taken months of preparation and features young performers such as Daniel. Alex is keen to extend festival performances to the regions, and Gympie will be a wonderful opportunity to do so.

The concert will also have several of our own young regional musical achievers, as well as a friend of Daniel’s from the Conservatorium who is on a comparable level on the double bass. This instrument will be a very interesting first for Simply Classical.

So please mark the date:

Sunday 27 November, 2pm

St. Patrick’s Church, Gympie Admission $15

Afternoon Tea on conclusion


REGIONAL COUNCIL has released a survey to assist in the design of a new Cooloola Coast Monitoring App. Once created, this app will gather data and information on the coastline utilising community input.

To assist in the app design, Council wants to know from the Cooloola Coast community and its visitors what are the most important aspects of the coast that we should be focusing on protecting into the future and the level of engagement the community can contribute to the program.

Councillor Jess Milne invites the community to participate in the survey.

“The community’s feedback from this survey is an important starting point to understanding the areas of the coast that hold particular value and importance to our community, and I invite you to take part.

Gympie Regional Council is hoping to include a range of great features on the app; from watercolour and coastline erosion monitoring to flora and fauna identification. The best thing is the

data submitted by residents and visitors via the app will directly feed into future council coastal hazard adaptation planning,” she said.

The Coastal Monitoring App is funded by the Queensland Government’s QCoast2100 Program.

Share your thoughts on coastal management by participating in the survey.

You can find the survey by visiting council’s project page www.gympie. qld.gov.au/cooloola-coast-app or by scanning the QR code below.

Scan this QR code to complete the survey to assist in the design of a new Cooloola Coast Monitoring App

Cellist Daniel Shearer will be the star performer at next month’s Simply Classical concert

Visitor Guide

Visitor Guide


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 outdoorsthen 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 fishingwhether off a beach, on an estuary or from a deep sea charter, right on our doorstep!

Birdwatchers, nature-lovers, bushwalkers, 4x4 enthusiasts and surfers call our corner of the world: ‘paradise’.

Our Great Sandy National Park hosts Queensland’s three most popular beachside campgrounds, and our friendly townships offer caravan parks, apartments

and holiday homes.

So stay with us, watch the sunset from Carlo Sandblow or stroll along Tin Can Bay Esplanade...

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Visitor Guide

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

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

Freshwater Picnic Area

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

Tin Can Bay Foreshore

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.

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

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

Feed Wild Dolphins at Norman Point

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

Carlo Point

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

Rainbow Steps

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.

Enjoy those last moments of the day of sunshine and solitude on beautiful Rainbow Beach Submit your Cooloola Coast images to: info@rbcn.com.au
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Ready Set Go!

for the 2022 Little Athletics Season

The 2022 CCLA season is up and rolling

ARE YOU READY to get running, jumping and throwing like a champion? The Cooloola Coast Little Athletics Centre is rip roaring ready to take budding athletes through skills training and personal best competitions.

The Centre is a casual training style using game based drills to develop event skills but also confidence development, coordination, and gross motor movement including core stabilisation.

Timing and measures are taken throughout the season to gauge improvements on personal bests. Little Athletics has a motto of family fun and fitness so if you have a child that was born in 2017 or earlier then come down for a trial session for just $5.

Training is every Saturday afternoon from 2.30pm on Snapper Creek Road at the Tin Can Bay School Oval and is during school term starting on the 8 October. Training is weather-dependent so keep an eye on the Cooloola Coast Little Athletics Facebook page for updates.

For further information contact Centre Manager Jess Milne on 0411 218 254 or email ccla2014@ outlook.com

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Mother Nature keeps things interesting for our Sailors

THE SAILING SEASON kicked off with a shake down sail or rather sails with short sprint races. Racing officer Bob and his crew kept the fleet on their toes and with them in toe straps with 9 races in succession and only 3 minute starts (usually 5 minutes).

The fleet now geared up and raring to go for the first races of the season were, not for the first time this year, thwarted of their Sunday sail by

Mother Nature who threw 25 knots of wind and more from the south east. At least the fathers could enjoy a relaxing Father’s Day rather than battling the elements.

By the next race day Mother Nature was being very kind and the fleet enjoyed a beautiful sunny day with about 10 knots of north easterly winds. Perfect!

The next event at the Yacht Club will be the Flying Fifteen state titles in October, so here’s hoping for good weather.

The cruising fleet enjoyed a trip in August to Watumba and all points in between. Another cruise is scheduled for October.

Anyone is welcome to come and try sailing on a Wednesday afternoon and Saturdays when weather and tide permit. Please contact Russell 0405 063 894 or Kay 0447 631 479.

Melbourne Cup Day at the TCB Yacht Clubhouse

THE TIN CAN BAY Yacht Club will celebrate Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday 1 November at the Tin Can Bay Yacht Clubhouse.

There will be our own horse and hobby horse races for small prizes starting at 11am.

The buffet meal ($30 per person) will be around midday or 12:30 before watching the RACE on the Club

screens. You will have had the chance to lay your bets on your arrival!

Dress for the occasion! A fashion parade is part of the day!

Bookings with the Club are important. Phone the Club on 5486 4308.

All welcome. Please come and join us.

Successful September for Golf Club

THE LADIES Championships was successfully completed, with Julie Mulhall being the Club Champion for 2022. It was a hard fought win, with Julie winning by just one shot.

The ladies had a very successful Open Day with players coming from many clubs. Luckily the rain held off and only one small shower eventuated during the competition. The winning prizes went to visitors and local ladies.

The Veterans had some successful Host Days with players coming from Caloundra and Pelican Waters clubs. There is a very busy schedule for the Vets until the end of the year with games at home and away. The weekend games have been proceeding with only a few washouts during September.

Course greens maintenance takes place from 6 to 9 October inclusive.

James, our Resident Professional, will be taking lessons when he returns from vacation in early October. Bookings on 0409 727 577.

A full range of clothing and golf equipment is available in the Pro Shop. The Course welcomes social group bookings. These can be made at the aforementioned phone number, or by visiting the Pro Shop.

Until next month, keep golfing.

Volunteers VolunteersWANTED

Championship 3rd Round Daily Winner Laurel Edwards TCBYC’s next event will be the Flying Fifteen state titles being held this month Helen Gordon GOLF COMMITTEE SECRETARY Kay Muir TIN
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Back to Training for Dragons!

NOW THAT THE Wide Bay Dragon Boat series for 2022 is complete, the Cooloola Dragon Boat Club is back in training for the next round of dragon boat regattas. First up on 27 November is the Manly regatta which is held each year on Lake Kawana at the Sunshine Coast.

This regatta is a real test of the teams’ stamina. It involves races of 500 metres and 2 kilometres. That is a serious distance for the paddlers and they need to be as fit as possible for the event.

Following the Manly regatta, the Cooloola team will compete in the Gold Coast Dragon Abreast Club’s regatta on 11 December. This event is held at Currumbin and is intended to be a fun event, and to encourage the Christmas spirit teams will be dressing up. CDBC’s costume arrangements are apparently strictly secret until the ‘great reveal’ at the regatta.

Cooloola’s new coach-in-training is Sandra Binnie - who is variously known affectionately as either ‘Binnie’ or ‘Wally’. Wally as in ‘Where’s Wally’ because she has become something of a notorious photo-bomber and like the children’s book character Wally she can pop up anywhere at any time. See if you can find ‘Wally’ in the attached group photo…

We should also note that Binnie lives in Gympie as do several other

Cooloola Dragon Boat Club members; others come from areas such as Goomboorian and Rainbow Beach. A little driving is no barrier to having fun on the dragon boat!

Binnie has taken to the coaching role with gusto. She has introduced new training drills which will build stamina and core body strength that will be needed for the longer races.

Don’t forget the Dragon’s Lair café in the Tin Can Bay RSL building on the third Saturday of each month when the market is on. There is always lots of good food for brekky or a quick snack before, during, or after your market shopping expedition.

You can see our menu in the accompanying photograph.

Cooloola Dragons member Jan Hughes is the ‘arty’ dragon who does the calligraphy for the menu. The Dragon’s Lair is the club’s main fundraiser so it would be good to see you there to enjoy some of the yummy food that’s on offer.

If you would like to be a part of the Cooloola Dragon Boat Club, please

Above: Cooloola Dragon Boat Club team members. Where’s Wally (aka Coach Sandra)?

Right: Our Dragon’s Lair Café menu - come and grab some delicious food at the next TCB markets.

contact Coach Sandra on 0402 352 756. Don’t forget, the CDBC offers first-timers a free test run in the dragon boat.

Bowlers Busy on the Greens

THE GREENS were very busy this month. The Ladies Open needed both greens running and the weather angels smiled on us that day; it was cool, but dry.

A team of Kandanga/Cooloola won the Open - congratulations. The competition was hot and some great bowls were played, many games coming down to that last end to decide the winner.

The ladies pennants team won Division 2. Well done ladies, it is always great playing at the next level, serious stuff but great competition.

Happy birthdays to: Beryl, Pat, and Kerry. Love and cuddles to Beryl, we miss you mate.

Mid-September saw the green abuzz again with a busload of Ipswich visitors joining us for a game. Great fun and lovely people, thank you to Ann and Steve for making their visit so memorable.

The first Tuesday in October is our annual Beryl’s Palliative Care Day, all monies collected go to the charity. Please come along and support us 9.00 morning tea, 9.30 on green. Please get your names on the sheet as soon as you can.

It has been a difficult year with weather problems and Covid, so I would like to thank all those who stood tall and continued Tin Can’s attendance record at the division events each month.

Pamela Gorey Beryl and Pat at the recent birthday lunch TIN CAN BAY BOWLS CLUB


LUB MEMBERS were able to get a bit more fishing in during September compared to August, with some good catches of fish being recorded.

As with last month the squid remained elusive. On the freshwater front club members Marquis Chapman and Chris Rippon have had success catching some nice bass at the Mary River weir, with quality fish being caught they said that the trip was worth the effort.

As they have done in the past a large contingent of Hervey Bay Fishing Club members travelled to Tin

Rainbow Beach TIDE TIMES

Can Bay and spent a couple of days fishing. Included in this time was a one-day points competition with our club. I’m sad to say that Hervey Bay won with a score of 871.4 with our club coming in at second place with 611.8 – there’s always next year!

In closing I’ll just sneak in a quick reminder to any members reading this, don’t forget our annual general meeting on Wednesday 19 October.

Tight lines everyone.

Can Bay Fishing Club AUSTRALIA, EAST COAST – WADDY POINT (FRASER ISLAND) LAT 24° 58ʼ S LONG 153° 21ʼ E Times and Heights of High and Low Waters Time Zone –1000 2022 Commonwealth of Australia 2021, Bureau of Meteorology Predictions is Lowest Astronomical Tide Symbols Full Moon Last QuarterNew Moon First Quarter SEPTEMBER Time m 0524 0.73 1219 1.68 1913 0.98 0017 1.25 0612 0.81 1324 1.65 2058 0.99 0131 1.15 0718 0.87 1441 1.64 2235 0.92 0319 1.11 0834 0.90 1554 1.66 2325 0.84 0453 1.15 0950 0.85 1651 1.70 2358 0.75 0540 1.22 1048 0.76 1735 1.75 0024 0.65 0616 1.30 1134 0.65 1812 1.80 0048 0.56 0647 1.39 1214 0.54 1845 1.84 0113 0.47 0718 1.48 1251 0.46 1916 1.85 0137 0.40 0747 1.56 1326 0.43 1945 1.84 0203 0.36 0817 1.64 1401 0.44 2016 1.81 0228 0.34 0851 1.72 1438 0.49 2051 1.74 0254 0.34 0927 1.78 1518 0.56 2128 1.65 0324 0.39 1008 1.81 1606 0.67 2209 1.52 0356 0.47 1053 1.82 1706 0.77 2251 1.38 1 SA OCTOBER Time m 0432 0.57 1145 1.79 1825 0.84 2345 1.25 2 SU 0517 0.67 1255 1.77 2010 0.85 3 MO 0118 1.16 0626 0.76 1421 1.78 2139 0.76 4 TU 0305 1.17 0806 0.80 1535 1.84 2241 0.65 5 WE 0425 1.26 0950 0.73 1638 1.91 2328 0.53 6 TH 0524 1.39 1058 0.61 1732 1.97 7 FR 0007 0.43 0611 1.52 1148 0.49 1818 1.98 8 SA 0042 0.37 0650 1.64 1232 0.42 1858 1.95 9 SU 0113 0.33 0728 1.75 1313 0.41 1935 1.89 10 MO 0144 0.32 0805 1.83 1354 0.45 2011 1.78 11 TU 0214 0.35 0842 1.89 1436 0.53 2046 1.66 12 WE 0241 0.42 0920 1.92 1520 0.64 2121 1.53 13 TH 0308 0.49 0958 1.92 1610 0.75 2159 1.41 14 FR 0337 0.58 1039 1.89 1712 0.84 2241 1.30 15 SA 0411 0.68 1124 1.83 1826 0.90 2332 1.20 16 SU Time m 0452 0.78 1217 1.76 1951 0.92 17 MO 0042 1.12 0552 0.87 1323 1.68 2121 0.88 18 TU 0234 1.10 0721 0.92 1440 1.64 2223 0.80 19 WE 0406 1.16 0851 0.89 1545 1.65 2300 0.71 20 TH 0456 1.26 1003 0.79 1636 1.69 2327 0.59 21 FR 0534 1.37 1056 0.67 1716 1.73 2352 0.47 22 SA 0607 1.49 1139 0.57 1751 1.76 23 SU 0017 0.36 0638 1.62 1219 0.49 1825 1.78 24 MO 0044 0.27 0709 1.75 1257 0.44 1859 1.76 25 TU 0111 0.21 0743 1.88 1337 0.44 1935 1.72 26 WE 0139 0.19 0820 1.99 1420 0.46 2015 1.65 27 TH 0210 0.22 0900 2.06 1508 0.52 2059 1.55 28 FR 0245 0.30 0943 2.09 1604 0.60 2146 1.43 29 SA 0322 0.42 1031 2.06 1710 0.68 2238 1.30 30 SU 0403 0.56 1126 1.99 1826 0.73 2345 1.20 31 MO 0456 0.69 1235 1.92 1947 0.73 1 TU NOVEMBER Time m 0124 1.17 0615 0.79 1353 1.87 2103 0.68 2 WE 0253 1.24 0750 0.82 1503 1.86 2204 0.59 3 TH 0406 1.36 0926 0.77 1606 1.86 2251 0.50 4 FR 0503 1.51 1038 0.68 1701 1.84 2330 0.43 5 SA 0550 1.65 1131 0.60 1746 1.80 6 SU 0003 0.37 0629 1.78 1217 0.56 1826 1.74 7 MO 0033 0.34 0706 1.89 1259 0.55 1903 1.66 8 TU 0102 0.34 0742 1.98 1340 0.57 1938 1.57 9 WE 0129 0.36 0816 2.03 1422 0.62 2013 1.49 10 TH 0156 0.41 0851 2.06 1506 0.67 2048 1.41 11 FR 0224 0.48 0926 2.05 1552 0.73 2126 1.34 12 SA 0256 0.56 1003 2.01 1644 0.78 2207 1.27 13 SU 0332 0.65 1044 1.94 1741 0.82 2254 1.21 14 MO 0413 0.75 1129 1.84 1843 0.85 2353 1.16 15 TU 0507 0.83 1224 1.74 1951 0.84 16 WE Time m 0126 1.14 0626 0.89 1330 1.67 2059 0.79 17 TH 0309 1.19 0754 0.90 1437 1.63 2149 0.69 18 FR 0410 1.29 0912 0.85 1533 1.63 2225 0.57 19 SA 0454 1.43 1015 0.77 1621 1.65 2257 0.44 20 SU 0530 1.58 1106 0.68 1702 1.66 2327 0.33 21 MO 0605 1.74 1153 0.60 1742 1.65 2358 0.24 22 TU 0639 1.90 1237 0.54 1822 1.63 23 WE 0028 0.18 0716 2.06 1323 0.50 1906 1.60 24 TH 0103 0.16 0756 2.19 1413 0.48 1952 1.55 25 FR 0142 0.20 0839 2.28 1508 0.49 2043 1.48 26 SA 0224 0.29 0928 2.29 1609 0.52 2137 1.39 27 SU 0309 0.42 1020 2.24 1710 0.57 2237 1.31 28 MO 0359 0.56 1117 2.14 1812 0.62 2348 1.25 29 TU 0458 0.69 1220 2.02 1916 0.65 30 WE 0109 1.26 0610 0.79 1325 1.92 2022 0.65 1 TH DECEMBER Time m 0230 1.32 0730 0.85 1429 1.82 2122 0.61 2 FR 0345 1.45 0900 0.86 1531 1.74 2212 0.55 3 SA 0444 1.59 1020 0.83 1626 1.66 2252 0.50 4 SU 0532 1.74 1121 0.79 1716 1.59 2327 0.45 5 MO 0613 1.86 1211 0.75 1800 1.52 2359 0.43 6 TU 0650 1.96 1257 0.73 1840 1.46 7 WE 0029 0.43 0725 2.04 1340 0.71 1920 1.41 8 TH 0059 0.45 0759 2.09 1422 0.70 1957 1.37 9 FR 0129 0.48 0832 2.10 1504 0.71 2033 1.33 10 SA 0201 0.53 0905 2.09 1545 0.72 2108 1.31 11 SU 0236 0.58 0940 2.04 1626 0.75 2144 1.29 12 MO 0313 0.64 1017 1.97 1710 0.77 2224 1.26 13 TU 0354 0.70 1058 1.89 1758 0.79 2314 1.24 14 WE 0442 0.78 1145 1.80 1849 0.79 15 TH 0022 1.22 0545 0.86 1237 1.72 1942 0.75 17 SA 0821 0.92 1429 1.60 2121 0.59 18 SU 0413 1.46 0934 0.90 1524 1.56 2202 0.49 19 MO 0457 1.62 1039 0.84 1616 1.52 2240 0.41 20 TU 0536 1.79 1136 0.76 1706 1.49 2317 0.33 21 WE 0615 1.97 1230 0.67 1755 1.48 2357 0.28 22 TH 0655 2.15 1323 0.58 1847 1.47 23 FR 0040 0.25 0739 2.29 1415 0.51 1940 1.46 24 SA 0128 0.26 0827 2.38 1509 0.46 2036 1.45 25 SU 0218 0.32 0919 2.40 1604 0.46 2134 1.43 26 MO 0311 0.41 1013 2.34 1657 0.50 2234 1.40 27 TU 0404 0.53 1108 2.22 1751 0.56 2336 1.38 28 WE 0458 0.67 1202 2.06 1844 0.62 29 TH 0043 1.38 0558 0.81 1255 1.90 1939 0.66 30 FR 0200 1.42 0709 0.93 1350 1.74 2035 0.67 31 SA 0321 1.52 0840 1.00 1448 1.60 2128 0.65 18
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AUSTRALIA, EAST COAST – WADDY POINT (FRASER ISLAND) LAT 24° 58ʼ S LONG 153° 21ʼ E Times and Heights of High and Low Waters Commonwealth of Australia 2021, Bureau of Meteorology Predictions is Lowest Astronomical Tide Symbols Full Moon Last QuarterNew Moon First Quarter SEPTEMBER 16 FR Time m 0524 0.73 1219 1.68 1913 0.98 17 SA 0017 1.25 0612 0.81 1324 1.65 2058 0.99 18 SU 0131 1.15 0718 0.87 1441 1.64 2235 0.92 19 MO 0319 1.11 0834 0.90 1554 1.66 2325 0.84 20 TU 0453 1.15 0950 0.85 1651 1.70 2358 0.75 21 WE 0540 1.22 1048 0.76 1735 1.75 22 TH 0024 0.65 0616 1.30 1134 0.65 1812 1.80 23 FR 0048 0.56 0647 1.39 1214 0.54 1845 1.84 24 SA 0113 0.47 0718 1.48 1251 0.46 1916 1.85 25 SU 0137 0.40 0747 1.56 1326 0.43 1945 1.84 26 MO 0203 0.36 0817 1.64 1401 0.44 2016 1.81 27 TU 0228 0.34 0851 1.72 1438 0.49 2051 1.74 28 WE 0254 0.34 0927 1.78 1518 0.56 2128 1.65 29 TH 0324 0.39 1008 1.81 1606 0.67 2209 1.52 30 FR 0356 0.47 1053 1.82 1706 0.77 2251 1.38 1 SA OCTOBER Time m 0432 0.57 1145 1.79 1825 0.84 2345 1.25 2 SU 0517 0.67 1255 1.77 2010 0.85 3 MO 0118 1.16 0626 0.76 1421 1.78 2139 0.76 4 TU 0305 1.17 0806 0.80 1535 1.84 2241 0.65 5 WE 0425 1.26 0950 0.73 1638 1.91 2328 0.53 6 TH 0524 1.39 1058 0.61 1732 1.97 7 FR 0007 0.43 0611 1.52 1148 0.49 1818 1.98 8 SA 0042 0.37 0650 1.64 1232 0.42 1858 1.95 9 SU 0113 0.33 0728 1.75 1313 0.41 1935 1.89 10 MO 0144 0.32 0805 1.83 1354 0.45 2011 1.78 11 TU 0214 0.35 0842 1.89 1436 0.53 2046 1.66 12 WE 0241 0.42 0920 1.92 1520 0.64 2121 1.53 13 TH 0308 0.49 0958 1.92 1610 0.75 2159 1.41 14 FR 0337 0.58 1039 1.89 1712 0.84 2241 1.30 15 SA 0411 0.68 1124 1.83 1826 0.90 2332 1.20 16 SU Time m 0452 0.78 1217 1.76 1951 0.92 17 MO 0042 1.12 0552 0.87 1323 1.68 2121 0.88 18 TU 0234 1.10 0721 0.92 1440 1.64 2223 0.80 19 WE 0406 1.16 0851 0.89 1545 1.65 2300 0.71 20 TH 0456 1.26 1003 0.79 1636 1.69 2327 0.59 21 FR 0534 1.37 1056 0.67 1716 1.73 2352 0.47 22 SA 0607 1.49 1139 0.57 1751 1.76 23 SU 0017 0.36 0638 1.62 1219 0.49 1825 1.78 24 MO 0044 0.27 0709 1.75 1257 0.44 1859 1.76 25 TU 0111 0.21 0743 1.88 1337 0.44 1935 1.72 26 WE 0139 0.19 0820 1.99 1420 0.46 2015 1.65 27 TH 0210 0.22 0900 2.06 1508 0.52 2059 1.55 28 FR 0245 0.30 0943 2.09 1604 0.60 2146 1.43 29 SA 0322 0.42 1031 2.06 1710 0.68 2238 1.30 30 SU 0403 0.56 1126 1.99 1826 0.73 2345 1.20 31 MO 0456 0.69 1235 1.92 1947 0.73 1 TU NOVEMBER Time m 0124 1.17 0615 0.79 1353 1.87 2103 0.68 2 WE 0253 1.24 0750 0.82 1503 1.86 2204 0.59 3 TH 0406 1.36 0926 0.77 1606 1.86 2251 0.50 4 FR 0503 1.51 1038 0.68 1701 1.84 2330 0.43 5 SA 0550 1.65 1131 0.60 1746 1.80 6 SU 0003 0.37 0629 1.78 1217 0.56 1826 1.74 7 MO 0033 0.34 0706 1.89 1259 0.55 1903 1.66 8 TU 0102 0.34 0742 1.98 1340 0.57 1938 1.57 9 WE 0129 0.36 0816 2.03 1422 0.62 2013 1.49 10 TH 0156 0.41 0851 2.06 1506 0.67 2048 1.41 11 FR 0224 0.48 0926 2.05 1552 0.73 2126 1.34 12 SA 0256 0.56 1003 2.01 1644 0.78 2207 1.27 13 SU 0332 0.65 1044 1.94 1741 0.82 2254 1.21 14 MO 0413 0.75 1129 1.84 1843 0.85 2353 1.16 15 TU 0507 0.83 1224 1.74 1951 0.84 16 WE Time m 0126 1.14 0626 0.89 1330 1.67 2059 0.79 17 TH 0309 1.19 0754 0.90 1437 1.63 2149 0.69 18 FR 0410 1.29 0912 0.85 1533 1.63 2225 0.57 19 SA 0454 1.43 1015 0.77 1621 1.65 2257 0.44 20 SU 0530 1.58 1106 0.68 1702 1.66 2327 0.33 21 MO 0605 1.74 1153 0.60 1742 1.65 2358 0.24 22 TU 0639 1.90 1237 0.54 1822 1.63 23 WE 0028 0.18 0716 2.06 1323 0.50 1906 1.60 24 TH 0103 0.16 0756 2.19 1413 0.48 1952 1.55 25 FR 0142 0.20 0839 2.28 1508 0.49 2043 1.48 26 SA 0224 0.29 0928 2.29 1609 0.52 2137 1.39 27 SU 0309 0.42 1020 2.24 1710 0.57 2237 1.31 28 MO 0359 0.56 1117 2.14 1812 0.62 2348 1.25 29 TU 0458 0.69 1220 2.02 1916 0.65 30 WE 0109 1.26 0610 0.79 1325 1.92 2022 0.65 1 TH Time m 0230 1.32 0730 0.85 1429 1.82 2122 0.61 2 FR 0345 1.45 0900 0.86 1531 1.74 2212 0.55 3 SA 0444 1.59 1020 0.83 1626 1.66 2252 0.50 4 SU 0532 1.74 1121 0.79 1716 1.59 2327 0.45 5 MO 0613 1.86 1211 0.75 1800 1.52 2359 0.43 6 TU 0650 1.96 1257 0.73 1840 1.46 7 WE 0029 0.43 0725 2.04 1340 0.71 1920 1.41 8 TH 0059 0.45 0759 2.09 1422 0.70 1957 1.37 9 FR 0129 0.48 0832 2.10 1504 0.71 2033 1.33 10 SA 0201 0.53 0905 2.09 1545 0.72 2108 1.31 11 SU 0236 0.58 0940 2.04 1626 0.75 2144 1.29 12 MO 0313 0.64 1017 1.97 1710 0.77 2224 1.26 13 TU 0354 0.70 1058 1.89 1758 0.79 2314 1.24 14 WE 0442 0.78 1145 1.80 1849 0.79 15 TH 0022 1.22 0545 0.86 1237 1.72 1942 0.75 17 SA 0821 0.92 1429 1.60 2121 0.59 18 SU 0413 1.46 0934 0.90 1524 1.56 2202 0.49 19 MO 0457 1.62 1039 0.84 1616 1.52 2240 0.41 20 TU 0536 1.79 1136 0.76 1706 1.49 2317 0.33 21 WE 0615 1.97 1230 0.67 1755 1.48 2357 0.28 22 TH 0655 2.15 1323 0.58 1847 1.47 23 FR 0040 0.25 0739 2.29 1415 0.51 1940 1.46 24 SA 0128 0.26 0827 2.38 1509 0.46 2036 1.45 25 SU 0218 0.32 0919 2.40 1604 0.46 2134 1.43 26 MO 0311 0.41 1013 2.34 1657 0.50 2234 1.40 27 TU 0404 0.53 1108 2.22 1751 0.56 2336 1.38 28 WE 0458 0.67 1202 2.06 1844 0.62 29 TH 0043 1.38 0558 0.81 1255 1.90 1939 0.66 30 FR 0200 1.42 0709 0.93 1350 1.74 2035 0.67 31 SA 0321 1.52 0840 1.00 1448 1.60 2128 0.65 18 TCB Fishing Club enjoying a social function at Rainbow Beach Surf Club Nice size whiting caught by Barry Nalder

Rainbow Beach Amateur Anglers

OUR RBAA JUNIORS are looking pretty groovy in their new fishing hats provided by the Gympie Regional council.

RBAA in conjunction with GRC have cleverly incorporated the collection of rubbish from our beaches into our monthly points system.

1 bag of rubbish = 1 bonus point at weigh in. Clean up our beautiful beaches while you clean up on the fish.

We have also received and will

be installing two Tackle Rubbish bins around town as drop off points for discarded fishing line and associated fishing tackle rubbish. Stay tuned for the announcement of their locations.

Love fishing? Like to help build our awesome Rainbow community even stronger? Then why not get involved with RBAA.

For more info contact the club at www. rainbowbeachamateuranglers. com

Our groovy juniors showing off their new fishing hats provided by GRC Darryl from Hervey Bay with a nice snapper Noela Kay with two reef fish, part of a much larger haul Marquis Chapman shows off a nice bass caught at the Mary River weir
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Frog Hotel

FROG HOTELS ARE a great way to encourage more frogs to visit your garden while giving them a safe space to live in.

What’s more, building a frog hotel is easy and fun and you’ll be rewarded with a croaky chorus of little guests in no time!

Frog hotels are designed for tree frogs (Litoria species) that can easily climb up the pipes.


• PVC pipes in 3-4 different widths

• Bowl or tub that will hold water (if your chosen pot/tub has a drainage hole at the bottom, seal this with silicone)

• Small gravel or pebbles

Note: If you are concerned about snakes, you can cut a hole in the side of the pipes or purchase 3-way PVC pipe connectors, then cut your original PVC pipes in half and attach them together with the connector that has the third hole out.


• Native water plants

• Large river stones or decorative rocks

• Solar light

Step 1 - Cut your PVC pipes to random different lengths and sand back the cut edges so they are smooth.

Step 2 - Arrange the pipes how you would like them to look in your chosen bowl or tub.

Step 3 - Have an assistant hold the pipes in place while you scoop in the small pebbles/gravel around them until they stand upright on their own. Some additional gravel can be put inside each pipe for extra support.

Step 4 - If you are adding a water plant, place it now so that the rim of the pot sits just below the edge of the outer bowl.

Step 5 - Fill the rest of the bowl with gravel, decorative rocks or river stones if you would like.

Step 6 - Fill the pipes and bowl with water. Your frog hotel is now ready for guests to check in!

Other tips:

• You can also add a solar light in or next to the frog hotel to attract moths and other insects at night for the frogs to feed on.

• If cane toads are common in your garden, you can prevent them from accessing your frog hotel by placing it at least 60cm off the ground. Frog hotels are designed for tree frogs which will have no trouble climbing up high to get to them.

• Check your hotel every few days and top up with water when necessary. It is best to use water that is chlorine and chemical-free. Achieve this by purchasing water conditioner from the fish section at your local pet store or standing a bucket of tap water outdoors for a minimum of 24 hours.

• Filling with water just up to where the rocks/pebbles will help to avoid too much mosquito activity,

• If you are using plants, make sure you choose ones that are happy to be in constantly wet soil. Some frog-friendly natives include: common rush (Juncus usitatus), bog primrose (Villarsia exaltata), native violet (Viola hederacea), frosmouth (Philydrum lanuginosum)

Check your local nursery’s water plant section for more ideas.

To prevent water from smelling and from mosquitoes:

• Flush out with a bucket of dechlorinated water every 3-4 days to freshen up the water.

Silvie shows off her finished frog hotel, ready to welcome some green guests
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Council Corner

Work with Council

Calling all Rainbow Beach maintenance businesses. Are you interested in working with Council?

Council is currently seeking tenders for the Provision of Ground Maintenance Services across a number of areas in the region.

This is a Separable Portions tender consisting of:

• Parks Ground Maintenance Services (SP1)

• Gympie Aerodrome Ground Maintenance Services (SP2)

• Waste Facility Ground Maintenance Services (SP3)

• Bank Of Bins Ground Maintenance Services (SP4)

• Water Business Unit Ground Maintenance Services (SP5)

• Miscellaneous Ground Maintenance Services (SP6)

Tenders are now being accepted and close on Tuesday, 18 October 2022 at 2pm.

For more information and to complete the tender, visit https://www.vendorpanel.com.au/ PublicTenders.aspx

New Park at Tin Can Bay

Tin Can Bay residents and visitors will be ‘pumped’ to know that Council recently completed the installation of new outdoor fitness equipment in Wes Mitchell Park.

This new equipment features a range of static and dynamic exercise opportunities for all ages and fitness abilities. Coupled with the recently upgraded lighting in the Wes Mitchell Park area, the community can now enjoy the park well into the evening.

Councillor Jess Milne is very interested in all feedback on the upgraded equipment - please do not hesitate to contact her on jess.milne@ gympie.qld.gov.au or 0436 282 707 to discuss.

Dump Stuff for Free

Did you know that there are numerous items that are free to dump including domestic green waste, woodchip and grass clippings, clean soil, metal objects (e.g. roofing iron), engine oil (quantities less than 20L), car batteries, LPG bottles, car LPG tanks, fire extinguishers, cardboard, all items that are accepted in yellow lidded recycling bin (i.e. mixed recyclables), re-sellable/second-hand items (accepted by recycling shop), electronic waste (specific items from residences only) and most paint?

You can also pick up mulch for free, just bring your trailer for load-your-own or arrange for it to be loaded for a fee.

For more information on waste disposal visit the GRC website.

The Tin Can Bay Waste Management Facility will trial opening on a Tuesday for the remainder of the financial year. It will operate during the usual weekday hours of 8am to 4pm.

Register for the Aussie Bird Count!

GO TO aussiebirdcount.org.au

and register for this year’s Aussie Bird Count being held from 17 to 23 October 2022.

Taking part is easy!

To complete the Aussie Bird Count, simply spend 20 minutes standing or sitting in one spot and noting down the birds that you see.

You will need to count the number of each species you spot within the 20 minute period. For example, you might see 4 Australian Magpies, 2 Rainbow Lorikeets, and a SulphurCrested Cockatoo.

If you can identify birds by their calls, please include these in your count, but if you aren’t sure of a bird

without seeing it, please exclude it rather than making a guess. The Aussie Bird Count app has a handy field-guide to help you identify birds.

Once you have completed your count, you can submit it in two different ways:

You can submit your bird count through the online web form (this form won’t be made live until the 14 October)


You can submit your counts through the free Aussie Bird Count app. The app is available for iPhones and Android smartphones, go to the Google Play or iTunes to download the app for free. If you have the Aussie Bird Count app from previous years don’t delete it, it should update automatically with the newest version. In between event dates, the app operates as a fieldguide/bird finder.

The Aussie Bird Count is open to everyone – from complete beginners to certified birds-nerds! If you aren’t confident in identifying local birds, you can download the Aussie Bird Count app which has a great field guide function for identifying birds based on their size, colour and key features.

Look Out! Baby Maggies Are About

All over our region magpie parents are busily tending to their growing families.

Did you know that in most cases the babies are unable to fly when they first leave the nest? They will flutter around for a week or so, while Mum and Dad keep an eye out, continue to feed them, and encourage them to fly.

Overnight the baby magpies will find a safe place in undergrowth to take shelter.

Unless the babies are in danger due to a roaming pet or don’t seem to be attended to by their parents, there is no need to intervene.

If you are concerned about a magpie in distress, please call the RSPCA hotline 1300 ANIMAL and they will be able to offer further advice or assistance.

Contact Gympie Regional Council

There are several ways to contact Gympie Regional Council including:

• using the online requests portal on the website www.gympie.qld.gov.au (in the Contact Us section on the top right hand corner of the homepage),

• emailing council@gympie.qld.gov.au

• phoning customer service on 1300 307 800

• using the Snap Send Solve app, or

• sending a message via messenger on the Gympie Regional Council Facebook page.


Library activities

Talks and Workshops

Thursday Robotics Library Puzzle Challenge

Tin Can Bay Library – All of October

The challenge is to complete a jigsaw puzzle in one week. Puzzle will be available during library opening hours and have a cup of tea on the front deck.

Big Games

Rainbow Beach Library – Every Thursday in October 10-11.30am

Celebrate Seniors Month and come along to Rainbow Beach library and let out your inner child. On Thursday mornings in October there will be a range of big games for you to play. From Chess to Jenga there is something for everyone.

Wildflower Walk

Rainbow Beach Library – Thursday 13 October 10am

Join us for a wonderful walk around Rainbow Beach taking in the splendour of Mother Nature. People should bring a hat, walking shoes, water and sunscreen.

Contact 54863705 for more information.

Knitted Pot Holders

Rainbow Beach Library - Friday 7 and 14 October 2pm

Brighten up the kitchen with a few colourful pot holders. Join us for a fun morning as we show you how you can knit your own pot holders. New and experienced knitters welcome. Bookings are essential.

Make a Shaker Card

Tin Can Bay Library – Wednesday 12 October 9.30 – 11.30am

Join us for a wonderful morning of craft and conversation as we create new and wonderful shacking cards to give family and friends. Bookings are essential.

Book Quiz

Tin Can Bay Library – Thursday 13 October 10.30 – 11.30am

Have a cup of tea and chat about favourite books and authors. Bookings are essential.

Country Kitchens

Rainbow Beach Ph: 5486 3705

Monday & Thursday 9.30am – 12.30pm Wednesday & Friday 2pm – 5pm Saturday 9am – 12 noon

Tin Can Bay Ph: 5486 4355

Monday & Wednesday 9am – 12.30pm Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9am – 5pm Saturday 8.30am – 11.30am

Tin Can Bay Library – Friday 14 October 10-11am

Join Gabriella from the Queensland Country Women’s Association’s (QCWA) Country Kitchens program, as she teaches how to cook yummy, healthy meals and how to keep your fruit and vegetables fresher for longer periods of time. This program is a partnership between the QCWA and the Queensland Government, funded through Health and Wellbeing Queensland. Bookings are essential.

Book Art

Tin Can Bay Library – Wednesday 19 October 9.30 – 11.30am

In this workshop, you will create a stunning design in an old book. Immerse yourself in the relaxing process of crafting with this fun book folding workshop. You’ll leave feeling calm and confident with a range of new skills too! Bookings are essential.

Things to Do with Jars and Bottles

Rainbow Beach Library - Friday 21 and 28 October 2pm

You’ve got to the bottom of a jar of your favourite jam but what do you do with the jar? Come along to these fun workshops as we look at the different ways you can upcycle old jars and bottles to turn them into something new. Bookings are essential.

International Games Week Afternoon

Tin Can Bay library - Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 3-5pm

Rainbow Beach library - Wednesday and Friday 3-5pm

Join us at your local library branch from 7-11 November as we challenge you to put away the electronics and gather ’round for an afternoon of good old-fashioned board game fun. No matter which game you love to play, you’ll have fun reconnecting with your old favourites. Bring your own or use the library’s games. Suitable for all ages.

“Do you remember way back when…”

Surf rescue involved using the life saving reel?

Photo taken 26 March 1966 at Rainbow Beach. Does anyone know who the lifesaver is? Let us know!

Fun Facts

• The surf lifesaving reel is an Australian innovation and the rescue methods pioneered in Australia have been used throughout the world.

• Australian surf lifesaving clubs were the first in the world and in 1903 a group of swimmers

formed the Bronte Beach Surf Club.They rigged up some rescue equipment consisting of a coil of rope on a pole stuck in the sand at the centre of the beach.

• The reel allowed a lifesaver wearing a belt with a rope attached to reach a distressed swimmer.The crew on the beach could then pull them back to the beach.

Photo credit: Gympie Regional Library Collection Information credit: Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences Collection, object 52939

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Local History

Local History Room Tour

Gympie Library – Thursday 6 October 10-11am

Have you visited our local history room at Gympie Library? Join us for a special tour of the room, its collections and resources. Find out how to navigate the collections, both physically and digitally and see what is available to help you in your quest for local knowledge. Bookings are essential.

Mary River

Gympie Library – Thursday 3 November 10-11am

Join us for a history of the renaming of the Wide Bay River to Mary River and enjoy some historical photos of the Mary and stories of gold mining, farming, recreation, tragedies, and the many local bridges over its waters. Bookings are essential.

Book a Historian

Gympie Library – Thursday 1 December 9-12noon

Book in for a one-on-one half hour session with our local history officer. Bookings are essential.

Connect with Technology

Book a Librarian

Rainbow Beach Library – Mondays 11am -12.30pm

Tin Can Bay Library – Tuesdays and Fridays 2.30-4pm

Do you need a hand to get started online? Do you have a question about something that you have recently learned? Book in for a oneon-one half hour session where our library staff will help answer your questions and provide tips and strategies to point you in the right direction for your future learning. Bookings are essential.

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First Five Forever

First Five Forever Storytime (0-5 years)

Rainbow Beach Library - Mondays 10.30-11am

Tin Can Bay Library – Thursdays 9.30-10am

Join us each week for a fun session of stories, rhymes and songs. This is a program designed for 0-5 year olds and their families and carers.

Visit www.slq.qld.gov.au/first5forever for more information.

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First 5 Forever is an initiative of the Queensland Government, coordinated by State Library of Queensland and delivered in partnership with local government.

Community Groups in the Library

Book Clubs

Book Clubs flourish throughout the Gympie Region, with more than 25 active reading groups currently accessing the multiple book-set collections of Gympie Regional Libraries. If you’re an avid reader and would like to discuss the work of great authors with other book lovers, contact your nearest library branch today.

Cooloola Card Makers

– Wednesdays at 9.30am

We make all sorts of greeting cards, so come and join us for a fun morning. Make and take your card creations. Beginners and experienced card makers welcome. Join this friendly group at Tin Can Bay Library and let your creative juices flow. Phone: 5486 4355 for more information.

Rainbow Beach Art Group

– Friday 7 and 21 October and 4 and 18 November 10-12noon

Join us at Rainbow Beach Library for a fantastic morning of fun and creativity. Each session covers something different, with the aim of exploring different avenues of art. Come along and enjoy a morning getting in touch with your inner artist. Tea and coffee will be provided. Phone: 5486 3705 for more information.

Tin Can Bay Art Group

Is the technician fully qualified & licensed?

– Tuesdays from 10am-12noon

Has your room been measured & sized correctly?

Have you seen any recent work from the installer?


Can the installer provide ongoing support & service?

Will the installer use premium products, provide quality workmanship & leave the jobsite clean & tidy?

Calling all artists! Joinus at Tin Can Bay Library to share work and ideas, seek advice from other talented eyes and connect with artists in our community. Bring your work-in-progress or your finished piece and join in a friendly chat. Exchange ideas. Participate in a miniworkshop or see an art demonstration. All artists, levels, and mediums welcome. Phone: 5486 4355 for more information.

Does the installer know the local area & environmental conditions?

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White-Winged Fairywren

NATURE TRULY OUTDOES itself sometimes, and the whitewinged fairywren is definitely proof of this.

It’s almost impossible to believe a bird could be so vivid, such is the striking vision of the males’ bright electric cobalt-blue body, black bill, and white wings.

Mainly residing in the drier parts of central Australia, from central Queensland and South Australia across to Western Australia, the white-winged fairywren dines on insects, small fruits, and leaf buds.

During the mating season, males

have been observed picking petals from flowers and displaying them to females in a romantic gesture. White-winged fairywrens exhibit one of the highest incidences of extrapair mating, and many broods are brought up by a male who is not the natural father.

White-winged fairywrens live in complex social groups and build domed nests low in shrubs or grass made of plant stems, grasses, and spider webs.

Tiny in stature, measuring 11 to 13.5 centimetres and weighing under 11 grams, what they lack in size they sure make up for in colour.

– cooloola city farm PLANT OF THE MONTH –


ASMALL TO MEDIUM tree growing to 10-15m, Cupaniopsis anacardioides is commonly called Tuckeroo, but is also known as Carrotwood and Beach Tamarind.

A useful small tree for coastal plantings, it accepts salt spray, suits most soils and aspects, and withstands extremes of climate.

Tuckeroo has attractive glossy green leaves, and insignificant cream flowers which come in late summer/autumn. The orange fruit are enclosed in seed pods which are edible [but maybe not palatable] when ripe.

It attracts bees and other wildlife in both flower and seed stages.

A good low maintenance plant with rapid

growth that is useful as a street tree, screening tree, or a windbreak. Can be propagated from seeds and cuttings and is rapid growing.

With Christmas fast approaching, it might be handy to know that Gift Vouchers are available from City Farm Nursery. Enquire at the office next time you come in.

Cooloola City Farm Nursery is located opposite the Community Centre at 17 Amity Place off Tin Can Bay Road. Opening Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays 8.00am-3.00pm. Cash or EFTPOS acceptable Phone: (07) 5486-2304 Email: ccfni09@gmail.com

Melissa Marie Photo by Scott Humphris
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Learning Community

Another term has gone as the year quickly slips by and our local homeschooling families have had two weeks to refresh before gearing up for Term 4 which is always a busy one.

We continue to be blessed with wonderful volunteers from the community involved with our twiceweekly program. In the last few weeks, Jennie Tritton from Jennie’s Cakes helped the children make some great gifts for their dads for Father’s Day, and Kim Velardi demonstrated and helped them to bake and ice cupcakes which were consumed on the spot as they were so delicious!

Our Term 4 program is looking good with visits from Chloe who runs the Gympie Council’s Nature’s Recyclers program, cooking sessions with Gabriella and the Tin Can Bay CWA team, robotics with Curtis from the Gympie Library, a tour of the Rural Fire Brigade and the SES, and outdoor activities such as swimming, tennis, and lawn bowls.

We are looking forward to our K’gari camp in October where we will be staying 2 nights at the Beachcamp Retreat at Eurong Village in their amazing glamping tents and cabins. Ranger Diane from Parks & Wildlife will be briefing us before our trip as several of our families have never been to the island before. It will be hard to decide which highlights to include in the trip, but wherever we go, the trip is sure to be memorable.

The exciting project happening in collaboration with Cooloola Coastcare to create a life-size wire sculpture of a turtle is nearly finished. Our art tutor Mo, with the assistance of the Learning Community children, has used recycled wire and crab pots to make Topsy Turtle’s body and flippers which have been filled with bottle lids. Her shell has been made out of recycled plastic container lids and milk bottles.

Two wire receptacles will be constructed this term for the collection of recyclable drink containers, which

will assist Cooloola Coastcare to continue their vital work of caring for the turtles that come ashore at Rainbow Beach to lay their eggs.

We are hoping to place the sculpture and recycling containers on the Rainbow Beach foreshore. Topsy will have signage close by encouraging tourists and locals to place their drink containers into the bins so that Turtle Care may collect the 10c refunds to help fund their protection of the turtle program this season.

Community Pantry

We have some exciting breaking news – from Thursday 6 October, hampers will be available for collection from the foyer of the Rainbow Beach Community Centre instead of in the car park. We are extremely grateful to the Committee for allowing this to happen in time for the warmer weather. We will be providing a cuppa, cake, and the opportunity for a chat for anyone who has a few minutes to spare when picking up their hamper/s, which will be available between 1 & 1.30pm every Thursday.

In the near future we are hoping to be able to offer pre-cooked meals and cooking classes in the commercial kitchen at the Community Centre. If you would like to receive weekly updates of when these will be happening, please like the Rainbow Beach Community Pantry Facebook page.

The majority of our food comes from Foodbank QLD and often comes in catering-size containers. Some is past its ‘best before’ date but can be used up to six months after this date, with many items well within the ‘use by’ or ‘best before’ dates. Woolworths Cooloola continues to donate items each week that are discontinued or past their ‘best before’ date as they strive towards their goal of zero landfill by 2025.

If you would like to order a hamper for your family or someone else who may need a little extra help, send a message via the Facebook page

Above: Jennie Tritton from Jennie’s Cakes helped Ellie, Destiny, & Tigerlily with their Father’s Day gifts

Right: Our little acrobats: Khyla, Daisy, Max, Destiny, Abby, and Evie

and we will add you to the list for that week. Hampers cost $10 which covers Foodbank’s handling expenses and are worth around $50 even without the extra items from Woolworths.

Ronnie Timperon Miah with Topsy the Turtle
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Brad’s Refrigeration & Air Conditioning 5486 2781

Bull Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 0421 245 260

Climate Control Air Conditioning 5486 4362

Cooloola Coast Air Conditioning 5486 4499 0418 724 814

Sub- Cooled Air Con/Refrigeration 0436 338 631

Auto Electrics

Rainbow Beach Auto Electrics 0499 144 678

Building & Excavations

Bob the Builder 0417 728 510

Hall Homes 0438 864 152

KJ Homes 0427 136 571

Killer Excavations 0417 192 651

Cabinet Makers

Cooloola Coast Cabinets 5488 0443

Car Dealers

John Madill Toyota 5480 5555

Car Parts (Classic British Cars)

The Frog Pond 0409 342 423


Clarks’ Cleaning, Laundry and Maintenance 0456 783 023


MGB Concrete 0407 228 044

Scott Sandilands 0418 793 256


Followmont 0427 585 663

Curtains and Blinds & Security

Classique Blinds Screens & Awnings 5481 2846

Health Providers

Rainbow Beach General Practice 5353 1000

Channon and Lawrence Dental 5482 7688

Rainbow Beach Chiropractic 0447 275 673

Rainbow Naturals 0473 408 359

In-Home Care 5301 9340


Smiley Mick Electrical 0448 955 768

Earth First Electrical 0448 195 070

HM Coastal Electrical 0439 688 710

Equipment Hire

Mini Backhoe Hire 0418 184 966

Cherry Picker 0418 820 892


Floorzone 5482 6500

Functions & Hall Hire

Rainbow Beach Community Centre 5486 3355


Cooloola Coast Bedding & Furniture 5371 5689

Garden Supplies

Cooloola Cove Landscape & Garden Supplies 5488 0222

Gas Supplies

Rainbow Beach and Fraser Island Gas Supplies 0400 657 797

Glass and Aluminium

Lighthouse Glass and Aluminium 5488 0601

Graphic Design

SAJE Graphics 0439 089 238


Handiest Handyman 0407 828 881 Looney’s Labour 0412 641 743


Mitre 10 Cooloola 5486 2000

Rainbow Beach Hardware, Fishing & Camping 5486 3444

Kennels and Catteries

Gympie Cooloola Pet Resort 5483 5364

Legal Services/ Solicitor


0418 729 474

Slater + Gordon Lawyers 1800 555 777


SES Flood/Storm Damage

SES - Rainbow Beach

SES - Tin Can Bay


Rainbow Beach Rustproofing and Mechanical 5486 3228

Rainbow Beach Service Centre and Towing 5486 8555

Op Shop

Vinnies 5482 2737

Tin Can Bay Community Church Op Shop 5486 2055

Pest Control

Beach to Bay Pest Management 5486 8686 Termites@Cooloola 0409 86 86 86


Garry Thompson 0402 240 448


Jeff Hogues Plumbing 0458 259 418

Real Estate

Britney Bell Raine & Horne 0447 124 300

Cooloola Coast Realty 5486 3411

Michelle Agnew C21 0428 585 175

Paul Downman C21 0407 181 404

Rainbow Beach Realty 5486 3900

Safety Supplies

Rainbow Beach Safety Supplies 0492 045 405


Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach Signs 5486 2887


4rent4sale Storage Sheds 5486 4577

Cooloola Tin Can Mini Storage 1300 727 025


Taxi Service 0411 072 379


All States Training 07 4123 0415


132 500

5486 3314

5486 4604

City Farm 5486 2304

Coastguard Tin Cay Bay - VMR 417 5486 4290

Community Centre Rainbow Beach 5486 3355

Cooloola Coast Medical Transport 5486 2488

Doctor TCB, Cooloola Coast & Rainbow Beach 5486 4600

Rainbow Beach General Practice 5353 1000

ENERGEX 13 62 62

EPA 1300 130 372

FIRE & RESCUE - Rainbow Beach 5486 3169

Tin Can Bay Fire Warden 0409 828 414

Rural Fires Goomboorian 0417 793 286

Rural Fires Neerdie

0400 865 132

QPWS Rainbow Beach 5486 9900

QPWS Tewantin (7 days) 5449 7792

Gympie Regional Council 1300 307 800

HOSPITAL Gympie Hospital & Community Health 5489 8690

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE (JP) Call for an appointment:

BRADY, Christine (Tin Can Bay) 5486 4327 BROWN, Stephen (Cooloola Cove) 0431 059 952 DEACON, Arthur (Cooloola Cove) 0419 624 208

FISHER, Peter (Rainbow Beach) 0407 95 4678

HAMMOND, Judith (Cooloola Cove) 0418 774 808

Library - Tin Can Bay 5486 4355

Library - Rainbow Beach 5486 3705

Local Disaster Management CCCLDMSG 5486 4483, 0439 862 264

Cooloola Cove 5488 0436, 0459 26 374

Wallu 0419 685 338

Rainbow Beach 0427 863 007

Pharmacy - Rainbow Beach 5486 3070

Police - Rainbow Beach 5486 8765

Police - Tin Can Bay 5486 2426

Police - non urgent 131 444

POISONS Information Centre 13 11 26

School - Rainbow Beach 5486 9333

School - Tin Can Bay 5488 1222

Tin Can Bay Community Church Op Shop 5486 2055

Wildlife Rescue ANARRA 5484 9111

Llew O’Brien (Federal Member) 4121 2936

Tony Perrett MLA (State Member) 5329 5100

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4 Beryl’s Palliative Care Day fundraiser at TCB Bowls Club. 9.00am morning tea, 9.30am on the green

7 Live music - 2EZ Duo at TCB Country Club, 7pm, free entry

8 Little Athletics training begins for Term 4, TCB School Oval from 2.30pm. Contact Jess Milne on 0411 218 254.

8-12 QLD Mental Health Week 2022

10-16 Get Ready Queensland Week www.getready. qld.gov.au

11 Veterans & Community Morning Tea, TCB RSL from 10am, entertainment by Laurence. All welcome

13 Morning tea and music (Seniors Month event), Senior Citizens Centre, Gympie. Guest speaker, pianist, scones and jam. $5pp for morning tea. No bookings required.

14 Live music - Those Folk at TCB Country Club, 7pm, free entry

15 Cheers and Beers (Seniors Month event), 5.30pm at the Village Green at Amamoor. Food, drinks, musicians, fun activities. Meals available at menu prices, discounted desserts for seniors. No booking required.

15 Social Dance - old time/new vogue, rock & roll, line dancing, jive, music by Chris Doyle. 7.3011.30pm TCB RSL Hall. Raffles, lucky spot and lucky door prizes, Monte Carlo. Bring a plate to share, tea & coffee supplied (BYO cup). $10ppcontact Julie 0428 824 115

16 Bush Poets Breakfast (Seniors Month event), 8am at Curra Community Hall, $15pp includes full buffet breakfast. Bookings email curracommunityhall@gmail.com or call/text Doug 0404 482 165 or Laura 0438 277 774

19 Tai chi and morning tea (Seniors Month event), Kilkivan Public Hall, 9am. Free.Bookings call/text Rosie on 0407 699 620 or email kilkivancare@gmail.com

22 Trivia competition at TCB RSL, 1.30pm start, max of 6 per table, $5 per person, bring your own nibbles. Book early - phone 5486 2110 after 3pm

23 Senior’s Sunday BBQ, TCB RSL in conjunction with Gympie Regional Council. 12-2pm, great entertainment, raffles, BBQ meals at menu prices. No booking required.

25-28 Ex Archibald being conducted by Military Police - details page 13

27-30 Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival, Gympie Showgrounds, tickets on sale from 4 October at www.heartofgold.com.au

28 Live music - Cool Lula at TCB Country Club, 7pm, free entry

30 Grandparents Day


1 TCB Yacht Club Melbourne Cup Day event from 11am. Buffet meal ($30pp) from 12.30pm. Hobby horse races and fashion parade. Bookings essential - 5486 4308. All welcome. See page 20

1 Kia Ora Memorial Hall Melbourne Cup Day event 11.30am, $15 finger food, refreshments from $3, Sweeps - Raffles - Lucky Door‘Fashion in the Hall’ RSVP 21 October, Tickets/ info: 0419 857 082 or 0401 824 832, kiaora2740@ outlook.com, FB: Kia Ora Memorial Hall

If you have an event or date you would like to add

4-6 Cooloola BioBlitz. See page 4.

5 TCB 100th Birthday Party celebration, Tom Steele Oval, morning to early afternoon, more details to come.

5 Old Time Dance plus favourites, band - The Silver Comets. 7.30-11.30pm TCB RSL Hall. Raffles, lucky spot and lucky door prizes, Monte Carlo. Bring a plate to share, tea & coffee supplied (BYO cup). $10pp - contact Julie 0428 824 115


12 Rock n Roll Dance Night, TCB RSL

27 Simply Classical concert, 2pm at St. Patrick’s Church, Gympie, admission $15, afternoon tea on conclusion

Weekly (many are term time only)


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


9am Heart Foundation Wheelie Walking Group Cooloola Cove, Judy 5486 2181

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

9am Painting for beginners, Tuncunba Hall, Tin Can Bay, Kerri 0438 803 990

Middle Eastern Movement class by Soul from the Belly, Emperor St Community Hall TCB. Early session 1-2pm, evening session 5.30-6.30pm. First class free. Book by calling Jess on 0411 218 254

2nd Monday 1.30 – 3.30pm Life Drawing with model, Tuncunba Hall, Tin Can Bay, Robyn 0419 663 271

2nd Monday - Probus meeting, 2pm at Sandcastle Motel TCB, new members welcome. Cherryl 0409 044 100 or Katrina cooloolaprobus@gmail.com

10.30-11am First Five Forever Storytime (0-5 years) at RB Library. Bookings essential: 5486 3705

11am -12.30pm Book a librarian, RB Library


2nd Tuesday - Veterans and Community Morning Tea, Tin Can Bay RSL, from 10am

2nd & 4th Nibbles & Giggles at Goomeri Library, social get together to chat over a cuppa, 10amph: 4168 4340

8.30am Kindy Linq, RB School Library

9am – 12 Noon, MEN ONLY morning, TCB Community & Men’s Shed, Paul Boulton 0437 007 911

9am TCB Quilters, TCB Community Centre, President Louise Hanks 0488 951 881

9am Drawing & Pastel group all levels, tutoring for beginners, Tuncunba Hall, Tin Can Bay, Kerri 0438 803 990

10am Tin Can Bay Art Group, TCB Library

11am-12pm English Conversation Group, come along to make new friends and improve your English, Gympie Library, bookings not needed 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

2-4pm Book a librarian, TCB Library


6.30am Heart Foundation Walking Group TCB, Maggie 0400 756 615

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

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

3.30-4.45pm Robotics Thursday, Gympie Library, bookings not necessary (but space is limited)

Catch transpacific troubadours “Those Folk” live at the Tin Can Bay Country Club on Friday 14 October.

3rd Hoy hosted by QCWA, 9.30am for a 10.00am start, Cooloola Waters Retirement Village Hall, 34 Toolara Rd TCB. Wendy 0412 547 043 or Judy 0402 769 392


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

8.30am Playgroup, RB School Library

9am – 12 Noon, MEN ONLY morning, TCB Community & Men’s Shed, Paul Boulton 0437 007 911

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

9.30am Bingo for Local Ambulance Committee, TCB Country Club

2.30pm Dragon Boating every Thursday, Sandra: 0402 352 756

3.30pm Robotics for kids, Gympie Library


1st & 3rd Rainbow Beach Art Group, RB Library 10am, phone 5486 3705 for more information

1st Friday - Drop-in Sausage Sizzle, Tin Can Bay RSL, 11.30am to 1.30pm

3rd Friday - Writing Fridays at Gympie Library - join other writers in practicing and honing your literary skills, 10am-12pm, phone 5481 0859 for more information and to book

4th Friday Community catch up at RB Hall, 8am

9am Heart Foundation Wheelie Walking Group Cooloola Cove, Judy 5486 2181

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

2.30-4pm Book a librarian, TCB Library

3.30-4.30pm Tinker Table STEAM Makerspace, Gympie Library, bookings not necessary


6.30am Heart Foundation Walking Group TCB, Maggie 0400 756 615

2nd Saturday RB Market. Book: 5486 3355

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

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

5pm Mass at St John Vianney Catholic Church, Bream St, TCB (week 1, 2, 5)


7am Mass at St Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, Manooka Dr, RB (week 1, 2, 5) and Tin Can Bay (week 3, 4)

7.30am Dragon Boating, Sandra: 0402 352 756

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

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What’s On at our Local Libraries See pages 26-27 of this issue
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Good VibesGood Vibes At IGA



er happ to shar orld tho gh!

Spring has certainl spr ng to ch gre and there ar let ’s hope it blo s a a

Can o belie e that this me las Victoria ere s ll in f ll lock moment of FREEEEDOM. None of s ill e granted again I don’t think. A ha ing to treat people itho t green cks like lepers. Feels like a bad dream no

Altho gh ho kno s here e ill be this me ne t ear - ill it be the middle of World War III? Or ill e all be in lockdo n hiding a a from monke po ? Or are aliens d e a isit? Who kno s hat to e pect these da s - no one co ld e er ha e predicted this last fe ears.

Sad, b t not ne pected ne s ith the dear old Q een lea ing s. Ho do o feel abo t the monarch ? Seems pre an q ated and nnecessar …b t o can’t den that old LI as a bit of an icon. No ma er ho o feel abo t the ro al famil it is s ll eird to think e don’t ha e her as q een an more. Poor Charlie, not s re he is q ite p to the job. B t then again ho o ld be.

An a , eno gh affling on abo t that - on to the sports report.

September meant FINALS FOOTY eah! At me of ri ng, the AFL grand final is all o er ith Geelong absol tel iping the floor ith the S ans.

As o kno , I’m not a h ge AFL fan (altho gh al a s care abo t the Q eensland teams) b t it is nice for the ie ers - and p nters - to ha e a close game for a GF so I g ess that as a bit of a shame.

B t ell done to S dne for making the final, it is ne er an eas task, and e en tho gh the completel fell apart the sho ld be pro d to ha e made it in the first place.

name is j st “er . Take those t o le ers a a and he is Rog Fed. Small things am se small minds.

Make s re o stop into the shop and sa hi and hile o are there grab some Spring seedlings and fresh flo ers to brighten p the place.

Thanks again to all the locals s ppor ng locals.

Mat t, Bernie, Justin, Liam & ou r friendly st aff at the IGA

Come and see Jack in the deli - the smiliest kid ‘ro nd!
Find your local store at iga.com.au/stores Rainbow Beach Save Time Shop Local Shop locall in air condi oned comfort A big hello to all o r al ed c stomers - both local and isi ng, come and see o r friendl staff at o r local IGA toda Rainbo Beach: Rainbo Beach Road, Rainbo Beach OPENING HOURS 6AM - 8PM 7 DAYS This is a paid ad er sement and the ie s of the riter are not necessaril the ie s of the Rainbo Beach Comm nit Ne s o ners or staff
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