Rainbow Beach Community News September 2019

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September 2019 • Vol 22 • Issue 9

Tri launches us to a stunning spring

In this issue... What a scenic starting point for the Rainbow Beach Tri held at Rainbow last month. The calibre of the entrants was outstanding with the winner of the mens, two-time World Champion Luke Harvey, and the female winner, Lucy Bowden, who also recently competed on the world stage. Ingi Doyle, our own local entrant in the women’s, shone, taking out first place in her age group and finished as she began - with a huge smile. The rest of the wrap-up in sport on page 37

ewah camping • Proposal to cut Te numbers y and the SLSC • Nippers, Open Da p m Bronze Ca your say! • The Stairs - have s unconscionable • Fishing proposal for local fishermen

Editor’s Note

Happy Spring Everyone! W

ELCOME TO SPRING everyone and already the weather is brilliant. Lovely to see so many visitors over the past month filling the cafe’s and enjoying our region. One of our leading stories for September is on page three and relates to the proposal to cap the number of visitors and campers to the Cooloola Recreation Area or Teewah Beach. Gympie Regional Council has sent out a survey to each home in Rainbow Beach regarding the future of THE stairs. See page four for details. Your vote counts. I’ve had a great time at the Rainbow Beach school this month with Book Week where I was the only one not dressed up, the World’s Greatest Shave with the amazing Ella who is on page five and I also got to meet little legends Mason and Jimmy - our kidpreneurs - their story on page six.

Environmental Group, who will be looking for solutions for the environmental issues the coast faces. Full story on page four. Our condolences go out to Jess and Greg Haring and family, on the loss of their mother, Anneliese Haring. Jess says: “For those that knew her, she was a force to be reckoned with, a woman who stood by her convictions and held us accountable, every step of the way.” Rest in Peace, Anneliese. And the great news is…...School holidays are nearly here and what a place to enjoy time off school! A chance to walk, run, ride, cycle, sail, surf, skate, dive and just have fun. The Surf Club is holding its first Open Day on Saturday September 7 from 8am2pm - come along and see what it’s all about. - details inside.

If you want to help out the school and the community, grab a friend or a table for the Trivia Night on September 6 at the hall - loads of prizes up for grabs.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY Have fun, stay safe, drive smart and love your father for Father’s Day and every day.


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Don’t cap numbers in our Shire, thanks Noosa A

S REPORTED IN THIS paper on October 3, 2018, a group called the ‘Teewah and Cooloola Working Group’ was formed to evaluate the number of visitors accessing Teewah Beach with respect to beach driving and camping. We were told the ‘working group’ was in place to assess ongoing impacts of visitors accessing Teewah Beach and the Cooloola Recreation Area, Great Sandy National Park and it was “simply an information sharing exercise at this stage”. We have now been advised that the ‘group’ has unanimously endorsed the decision to cap the number of drivers allowed to access the beach via Noosa at 1150 permits - down from 2300 - therefore a reduction of 50 percent. Furthermore, they have recommended reducing the maximum number of camping sites to 250 with a maximum size of 8 metres by 8 metres and with an increase in fees to cover the shortfall in the number of permits issued. Alarmingly, it now appears this is no

longer a ‘working group’ and without any consultation outside the group, a delegation led by Tony Wellington, Mayor of Noosa Council, met with Minister Enoch, the Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts, and have formally submitted recommendations on behalf of the Noosa Gympie Region. Just as disturbing, these recommendations may also be used in the review of the Great Sandy Management Plan. Incredulously, the group has suggested that all future ticketing of the new system might be better handled by Tourism Noosa and Destination Gympie. In 2018, the income from fees paid for driving and camping from Teewah to Inskip Point totalled $4,182,510.00. The irony is that the Teewah camping zone starts from the Noosa Council boundary, and extends 15km up the beach, which means the entire camping zone is in the Cooloola Shire.

Any capping of camping and visitor numbers to the Cooloola Recreation Area, Great Sandy National Park will be at the expense of local business operators and is irresponsible and detrimental to all whose livelihood depends on tourist numbers. In 2018 there were 240,000 vehicles, excluding locals, who used the Noosa Ferry to cross from the south to Teewah/ Cooloola. Member for Gympie and Shadow Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Forestry, Tony Perrett MP said: “I share the concerns of local businesses and residents that suggestions about introducing a cap on tourist numbers will unfairly impact the Cooloola Coast. There should be no net loss of visitors or camping numbers. Decisions shouldn’t be made based on knee-jerk reactions to the irresponsible behaviour of a few undesirable campers. “Abusing the privilege of accessing the beach should be adequately managed

Restricting numbers of visitors and campers to Teewah by 50 percent has been proposed by the Teewah and Cooloola Working Group Photo courtesy Luke Booth

or monitored by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and the Queensland Police Service. It is important that a few complaints will not impose further restrictions on the families, tourists and locals who currently enjoy the region. “The Coast is a desirable destination as a family-friendly, cheap, holiday destination for campers and beach enthusiasts. Changes cannot be dictated from Noosa, which has its own unique attraction which is very different to the Cooloola Coast. “Camping and adventure-based tourism and all their associated activities are a primary source in the economy of the Cooloola Coast and especially Rainbow Beach. Proposals which have an adverse impact on people being able to access the area have to be rejected. “It will have a significant effect on the economic viability of the area, which is already facing challenges from government imposed restrictions on the fishing industry.”

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To paint or not to paint – that is the question B

From little things, big things come

USINESSES IN Rainbow Beach are urged to join the Rainbow Beach Chamber of Commerce as it is the place to highlight current issues and the best way to create new effective strategies for the progress of our region. One of the outcomes from last month’s meeting was the establishment of an environmental working group to look at issues and actionable solutions which can be implemented into our local businesses. Group members of the new committee are Kristy Pamenter, Rob Gough, Martine Lokan, Fiona Worthington, Sarah Booth and Barb Rees, however they welcome help and input from other Chamber of Commerce members. Spokesperson Sarah Booth said: “If we can begin with our local businesses where we can effect change on a bigger scale and

pull policies already prepared it will filter down to our everyday life. Being conscious of our footprint in our own homes can make all the difference to the whole town. “There are groups already running programs, like the Surf Rider Foundation who have their ocean-friendly program for cafes. Members of the working committee run businesses from the top of Fraser Island down to the end of Teewah Beach and we see the issues first-hand. “The Chamber has given us a platform where we can research, pull together people and where we can effect change and initiatives – we want to be a solutionsbased group.” At the next Chamber of Commerce meeting the group will deliver their mission statement to the committee for support and would welcome new members.

The Rainbow Beach stairs as they are today with some helpful ‘extras’ who were happy to be in this photo by Garry Hewitt


YMPIE REGIONAL Council (GRC) are seeking views from residents on how you want the stairs to look and the outcome will be decided by the majority. If you are a resident of Rainbow Beach you should by now have received a survey form to vote on the outcome of the Rainbow Beach Stairs. If you haven’t received one, and you would like to vote, please contact Council on 1300 307 800 and they will send you one. Every home in Rainbow Beach is allowed to fill in ONE survey to determine their choice. A representative of the GRC said:

“Council agreed to paint and maintain the stairs in rainbow colours for a period of three years. It also agreed to engage with local residents to evaluate the impact of the painting of the stairs and determine any future artwork.” The surveys have a return date by September 6, however GRC will accept them until September 20. The GRC representative said: “Council will make a decision based on the majority view and advise residents of the outcome through the Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News.” So, let’s put this to bed, shall we?

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The RBCT Environment Group members, Sarah Booth, Barb Rees, Kristy Pamenter, Martine Lokan and Fiona Worthington welcome others to join them


Well done Ella! E

LLA JORDISON, is 11 and is certainly a hero. She took the plunge and joined the World’s Greatest Shave, and her mum Kirstie was entrusted with the clippers.

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The shave was held during parade at the Rainbow Beach School and Ella’s friends each cut off one plait - even Ella’s brother was allowed to snip one. Ella chose to participate in the event as her mum’s close friend has been diagnosed with a blood cancer and Ella wanted to help. Waimaria Te Tai (Mardia for short) is a young mother of three who has been living in Rainbow Beach for four years. Mardia was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2018 and was booked in for surgery when they discovered she had blood cancer. They had to cancel the treatment and Mardia has been having chemotherapy on the Sunshine Coast for 10 weeks.

G She said: “I am having a spell at the moment to strengthen my immune system and become strong again.

Mum Kirstie was the only one trusted to shave daughter Ella’s hair for the World’s Greatest Shave, raising money for blood cancer

“My three children Arliyah-Grace, AJ and Xzavia who are 3, 5 and 6 years old give me the drive to fight this.” By fundraising for the World’s Greatest Shave, Ella felt she could help Mardia and would love to reach her goal of $2000. As we go to print, she is nearly up to $1700, so if you could dig deep she would love it.

If you pop onto to worldsgreatestshave.com, click the donate button and pop in the name Ella Jordison - as they say, every cent counts. Well done Ella and all the very best with your treatment Mardia.

ET READY to rumble. Stack your team and head to the Trivia Night at the Rainbow Beach Community Hall on Friday September 6, from 6pm. If you have been exercising your brain with crosswords, current affairs, the latest pop songs, or have been engaging in a little travel - then this one’s for you. The bar will be open and the cost is only $10 per person and tables are set for eight. You can book a full table or come along and just join a table of strangers who look clever! The entry price includes fruit and cheese platters, and all proceeds are going to the Rainbow Beach State School. Time to show off your skills at the Rainbow Beach State School Trivia Night and impress your friends. See you there! For more information or to book a seat or table, please call 0439 701 227.

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Kidpreneurs I

The Cooloola Coast Realty team celebrate ten years in business on the coast and also a new business in Cooloola Cove!


N THIS MELTING pot of characters that make up the Cooloola Coast, two young men stand out for their entrepreneurial spirit coupled with their legitimate concern for the environment. Mason Bignell (twelve) and Jimmy Bergin (nine), are together helping each other to clean up Rainbow while making a few dollars selling the cans and bottles they collect across the region. Mason is paying off his braces with the money he receives. He said: We want our kids to live in a better environment than us. There is a whole island in the ocean made up of plastic. We haven’t used plastic bags for five years and by starting with a little point, can go from there. I needed braces and so I can pay for them myself by collecting cans.” Jimmy has his own business cards, shirts and employs his two big brothers. He said: “I have

Happy 10th Birthday Cooloola Coast Realty

EE AND ANDY White from Cooloola Coast Realty recently celebrated their 10th birthday. They took on the business on August 1, 2009, and are very appreciative and grateful to the property owners, tenants, tradies and repeat holiday guests that have been with them the entire time. Two out of three of their full-time staff; Christine Druitt and Kim McIlroy have also been with them since they first took on the business. Celebrations included lollies, balloons, party hats and blowers – like a 10-year-old! Dee and Andy said, “We love what we do

saved thousands of glass and cans from getting into land-fill. I have grown my business from two clients to 23, and my card is at the IGA and the Manta Ray Barge so people call me. A huge thank you to Kroppy who let me put my bins at the Fishing Classic and also Rainbow Recovery - they are all my biggest supporters plus my clients.” Both boys said one of the most common problems is single use water bottles which make up the biggest percentage of rubbish, followed by Great Northern and Energy Drinks like V. Well done boys. If you can help them out with some cans or bottles give them a call: Jimbo is on 0467 901 125 and Mason is on 0484 020 804.

Mason Bignell and Jimmy Bergin, are together helping each other to clean up Rainbow Beach

and we look forward to the next 10 years here at Cooloola Coast Realty.” Coincidentally, they have just opened a new office at the Cooloola Cove Shopping Centre. They have a sales agent, Janet Stadegaard, who is on hand to assist both buyers and sellers to achieve a great outcome. Dee and Andy are also offering Property Management Services across the Cooloola Coast, including Gympie and surrounds with their new Property Manager, Debra Mason. Debra has a wealth of experience having worked in the region for over a decade.

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Fri 6th 7pm Junctions Road Duo Music from old through to today Fri 13th “BLACK FRIDAY” 7pm Miss Leading Four piece band performing blues, funk, Rock & Soul Sat 14th 6pm Limeburners Classic Rock ‘n’ Roll 60’s 70’s & Rock & Country Sat 14th 4:30pm BAREFOOT BOWLS All Welcome, $10 /person, Includes Snacks, Phone Hilly for details 0412 134 752 Fri 20th 7pm Whiskey Mountain Boys Performing their own Hillbilly Thumping version of well known party songs Sat 21st 6pm One For the Road Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Country & Classic Rock Fri 27th 7pm Sneeky Pete Well known favourites form the 60’s to now Sat 28th 6pm Dean Gray Acoustic Guitarist performing Jazz, Blues, R&B, Reggae, Soul and Motown.

It’s a ripper to be a Nipper! By Fiona Worthington


ARLIER THIS YEAR our youngest child, Emma, completed her final season as a Nipper at Rainbow Beach Surf Life Saving Club, her 10th Season and my 12th Season as a parent/ volunteer. Some Sunday mornings it was difficult to get out of bed, motivate the kids and ourselves to hit the beach rain, hail or shine. Those Sunday mornings are well worth it. The highlights were watching them grow in confidence and as they turned into teenagers, becoming role models for the younger Nippers. There were times when there were tears after being beaten, tears when being pounded by waves on a board and tears when being rescued by the IRB when the swim became too much. But

there were also smiles and laughter. There were times when they thought about giving it away and times when I felt life was too busy to fit Sunday mornings in to our schedule, but we did. These years and sacrificing a little personal time have paid off. Proudly now, I watch as my two former Nippers patrol the beach on a weekend, undertake rescues, provide water safety for younger Nippers and share their love of Surf Lifesaving with others. They juggle school, part-time jobs and volunteering. And I sit back and smile proudly at the admirable young people they and their Surf Club peers have become. After 12 seasons our family will not be hanging up their Nipper caps and clipboards, we have witnessed firsthand

Sign on days September 21 and 29, 2019, 10am - 11.30am at the Rainbow Beach Aquatic Centre followed by Run, Swim, Run Competencies on the beach for members who wish to participate in the Rainbow Beach Nipper Carnival October 19, 2019. Nippers commences on the beach 8.30am Sunday October 6, 2019.

what being a part of this organisation is about and we will all continue to give our time to watch the next generation of kids achieve, enjoy and conquer Nipper Awards, Surf Rescue Certificates and Bronze Medallions. So join our family on the beach this

James Worthington loved being part of the Rainbow Beach Surf Club Nippers team

coming season and sign your family up to Nippers. Give your children the opportunity to grow and develop in a healthy environment.

Surf Club OPEN DAY! I

T’S NO SECRET that we all love the Rainbow Beach Surf Life Saving Club and for the first time they are opening their doors for the world to see how much fun it is to be a clubbie. Mark Saturday September 7 in your diaries and the club is open from 8am to 2pm. You will get to have a chat to the life savers and ask them questions. There will be lots of information on Nippers, awards, what is a proficiency and how do you get your Bronze Medallion.

You will be able to have a look around the dorms where you can stay when you do a patrol - what a location! There will be ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) and IRB (rubber ducky) displays, plus you will see how learning first aid is an asset for you and your family. Come and say g’day on Saturday September 7 from 8am. If you have any questions or need to make another time, just contact the Surf Club Admin on 07 5486 3249 or email surf@rainbowbeachsurf.com.au

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Sound of Teen Spirit will be foreshore fab T

Caramel are the latest winners of the AICM Battle of the Bands and will be smashing out some original melodies. Ash Pel made her SoTS debut last year and will be back again bigger and better after winning the 2018 Woodford Folk Festival Talent Quest. Aura Jade is making a first-time appearance and Cooloola’s Got Talent Most Memorable Takeaway award winner, Max, is gracing the stage again. There are still spots available for any youth wanting to take the leap and perform live. Call/text Jess Milne on 0411 218 254 if you are interested!

HE ANNUAL Sound of Teen Spirit concert is going outdoors for the afternoon on Saturday September 28. Kicking off at 2pm in Lions Park, beside the Tin Can Bay library, the free entertainment will be nonstop with a variety of performances as well as the usual YAP games and comps. The BBQ will be burning so support the cause with a bite to eat. Left: Winner of the 2018 Woodford Folk Festival Talent Quest, Ash Pel, will be performing at the Sound of Teen Spirit Concert on September 28



N A NEW INITIATIVE to inspire local youth who are interested in music, the Youth Advocate Program (YAP) sponsored entry fees for three aspiring musicians to attend the Cooloola Community Orchestra. Lily Rose, Anjelica and Max enjoyed an afternoon of classical greats with a couple of modern numbers all played live. Max was especially eager to hear In the Hall of the Mountain King as he’d performed the exact same piece at the Cooloola’s Got Talent showcase! Anjelica said “she could feel the energy from the music right through her body” and left wanting more! Next time the orchestra is in town YAP will be offering free tickets to youth who would like to experience live classical music, so register your interest quick as there are limited places, call/text Jess Milne on 0411 218 254. YAP sponsored three aspiring musicians, Lily Rose, Anjelica and Max to attend the Cooloola Community Orchestra

Cooloola Connect with BUSHkids O

N SEPTEMBER 11 at the Tin Can Bay RSL, from 10am-12pm, the Cooloola Connect Meeting will have Raelene Ensby, Senior Community Engagement Officer with BUSHkids as the guest speaker. Raelene is a strong advocate for families and encourages them to empower themselves to support not only the family and the special needs child, but themselves in their journey. She will be discussing and sharing information about the NDIS and what BUSHkids can offer your family.

With the NDIS being progressively rolled out across Queensland, this is a perfect opportunity to find out more about Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) of which BUSHkids is the NDIS partner and contracted to provide the service. Facilitated by Carley O’Donnell from the Gympie Region Volunteer Centre, the Cooloola Connect meetings are open to all community groups, volunteer-involved organisations, schools, residents and local businesses.

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“These meetings are for the residents of the Cooloola Coast to network, share information, discuss ideas and topics as well as receive valuable information regarding relevant issues,” Carley explained. To RSVP contact Carley on 0408 992 822 or email: volunteer@chsn.org.au Carley O’Donnell encourages everyone to attend the September Cooloola Connect networking meeting

The Aquatic Centre is open this week!

Some of the beautiful blooms on display at the flower show

Get ready for the 2019 Flower Show

Cheryl Zunic Phone 5486 8070


HE LOCAL AMBULANCE Committee will be holding its annual Flower Show on Saturday October 5 at the Tin Can Bay Community Centre. The doors will open at 9.30am with the presentation to prize winners at 2pm. Flower and plant entries can be delivered to the Centre between 2pm and 5pm the previous day, Friday October 4. Entry forms will be available at various retail outlets, including both libraries, and can also be obtained at the Community Centre on Friday. The committee looks forward to having your beautiful flowers

and plants on display. A photography competition will be part of the show and, as always, will showcase the remarkable talent in the local area. Entries for the photography section can be left at Jilly’s in Tin Can Bay and at the Rainbow Beach Library. The public support for the show is much appreciated as all proceeds go towards helping our Cooloola Coast Ambulance Service. There will be stalls, raffles and plants for sale as well as morning and afternoon teas. Live entertainment will also be provided by our local music groups. So please come along and spend a very pleasant few hours among all the garden lovers and keen photographers in our community.

Pool Manager BJ is excited all the repairs are done and the pool is now sparkling and OPEN


ELL THE TIME has finally arrived and the aquatic centre is ready to open. Our first open day is September 4, 6.30am and we are ready for our keen swimmers. The pool will not be heated as the spring sun will soon warm it for us. Learn to Swim, Swim Club and Squad sign-on will be September 14, 10am to 1.30pm. There will be a BBQ on offer, face painting and free entry plus a free assessment for anyone signing up. If you wish to enquire about Aqua

Aerobics, Learn to Swim for adults or stroke correction, please don’t hesitate to drop by the centre as we cater for all swimmers. Mums and bubs will be available in the warmer months ahead. Looking forward to seeing you all splash into spring at the Rainbow Beach Aquatic Centre. Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 6.30 to 11am and 3 to 5.30pm; Saturday 9am to 2pm. Phone 54863191 and press 3 for Aquatic Centre.

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Creative Cuts Artyball 2019

Dean Gray performs

Space Girls lift off!

Solo entertainer and musician Dean Gray has been part of various musical acts over the years. Playing guitar and vocals as a solo performer, with duos and trios, plus four-, six-, and ten- piece bands in Australia, Asia, and the USA. He sings and plays all styles of music from Jazz, Blues, R&B, Reggae, Soul and Motown. He also covers many different artists from old classics to current pop artists and has previously worked ship contracts for Royal Caribbean Cruiselines, sailing out of New York, Miami, Florida, Los Angeles and San Francisco. See Dean perform at the TCB Country Club on Saturday September 28.

An all-female contemporary music festival, Space Girls, presents their Satellite Party on Friday, September 13 from 4-11pm at the Gympie Civic Centre. The Space Girls Festival: Satellite Party, is an allages celebration of 100% women-led production, programming and performance. Tickets at spacegirlsfestival.com - $22 concession/ $35 full price, kids 10 and under free! Pictured: Space Girls Headliner, Jaguar Jonze, will perform for the Satellite Party.

The Rainbow Beach Artyball is back for 2019 to celebrate the colourful characters of Rainbow Beach! Mark your calendars for Saturday November 16 at the Rainbow Beach Sports Club. The idea is to paint, draw, sew, plait or build a picture of someone in Rainbow Beach - it must be a local character or personality, and of course you need their permission. Any artistic mediums are considered, any age is welcome and entry is free. The winner will receive the most votes as its Peoples Choice. Stay tuned for more news next month. Contact Leonie Kent 0407 529 624, email: jayleonie@ bigpond.com Pictured: Entries for the 2018 ArtyBall were worthy of the Archibald Prize with Garry Hewitt taking out the winning entry.

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p the very bottom contact

Music Plus returns

We look forward to welcoming all our usual friendly audience and all our musicians and of course plus much more! Bring along your friends! We have had enquiries from people who have moved into the area and look forward to meeting them and possibly hearing their music too. All music lovers are invited and encouraged to participate in our singalong numbers and if you would like to offer a couple of items yourself, then that would be most welcome. Don’t miss our particular brand of interesting arrangements of old songs, as as new oladeswell to the adinterpretations. under the I’m sure there will be old favourites for you to enjoy and we hope to have a warm and welcome

first Music Plus Night on Thursday September 26 at 7pm! Any questions call Pam Graham: 0427 180 649 or e-mail: kcisf327@gmail.com Pictured: Debbie on Flute, Len on Harmonica and Pam on piano.

Coolabay Choir This choir will resume rehearsals at the Veterans’ and Community Hall on Wednesdays at 3pm on September 4. We have been asked to perform at several venues in the area and we look forward to meeting all our friends again. This is a very friendly but fiercely musical

group, with lots of input and enthusiasm. It is a privilege to work with this collection of keen musical people. Please come and join us if you enjoy singing in harmony, and meet these wonderful people.

’Playground’ light sculpture by the sea ‘Playground’ is a maze of artwork comprised of lighting trusses that suspend acrylic mirrors and clear screens that reflect and hold video streams and it will be in Rainbow Beach on October 5 from 6.30pm to 9pm at the Community Hall. The artist, Paul Hagan who is travelling from Sydney to create the exhibition will make the installation a wandering type experience with the audience engaged in the content as they move from screen


to screen; the mirrors are used to reflect colourful elements of the light and sound components. Paul is honoured to be able to present his work in Rainbow Beach, with what is promised to be a very exciting exhibition. There is no need to book and it’s only a gold coin donation. The event will be held over three days from 5.30pm till 9pm on October 5, 6 and 7 at the Rainbow Beach Community Hall.


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Rainbow Beach Police Beat by Senior Constable Michael Brantz

Always better to be safe than sorry


AST YEAR A friend gave me a ‘hot tip’ – advising me to invest in gold bullion. I ignored the advice, and have been kicking myself ever since, particularly as gold has recently climbed exponentially past $2000 per ounce (for the first time ever). Maybe if I’d had a better understanding of global finance I could have better predicted the future, but alas – as the saying goes – “it’s easy to be wise in hindsight…”

What happened next (in Rainbow Beach) was perhaps also a predictable consequence of the spike in gold prices: a metal detector was stolen. Armed with a basic understanding of supply and demand theory, it seems even thieves have been watching the markets and selecting targets accordingly: stealing gold (or in this case just the ability to find gold). This particular thief walked past numerous expensive tools and other

valuable items – selecting only the metal detector. If anyone has any information please let us know. Now as I’ve mentioned, I’m no good at predicting global financial trends, and this is obviously not a ‘financial advice’ column – so I’m not going to recommend any stocks! But I do spend time looking at local crime trends – and as a result I have a ‘hot tip’ of my own for you: invest in … property security. Lock your doors and windows

and secure valuables such as jewellery (gold just hit $2232 per ounce as I write this…!) If the above story points to any kind of trend, and you had to make a confident prediction for the future, it’s this: thieves will continue to look for a quick and easy buck. Taking a few precautionary measures might be a little inconvenient, but, as another saying goes… “it’s better to be safe than sorry…”

Honouring Kath and helping victims of domestic violence


O HONOUR THE memory and legacy of Gympie Local, Kath Walsh, the WCNAA is hosting the launch of Kath’s Gift.

retreats for women in our community who are affected by domestic violence and bullying.

Kath’s Gift is a community-based initiative which will provide holistic programmes to domestic violence survivors, at no cost, through its Wellness programme which includes gardening, art therapy and non-violent communication, all designed to promote self-healing and nurturing for domestic violence survivors.

The WCNAA is very honoured to have been chosen to fulfill the dream of Kath Walsh, a well-regarded local whose vision was to create a safe place of recovery and reconnection for domestic violence survivors.

Women’s Circle Network Association Australia (WCNAA) was established in 2018 to provide access to workshops and

On September 18, 2019 at 12.30pm all are welcome to attend the launch in the grounds of Welcome to the Big House, 40 Bazzo Road, Pinbarren. Light refreshments will be provided,

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so for catering numbers, please RSVP through our web page: kathsgift.com.au or via our Facebook page “kath’s gift” and you can connect with the WCNAA on 0477 29 0727.

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Pandorea Jasminoides LIMBING PLANTS can be used very effectively in a garden. They can be photograph by Mary Boyce trained over arches or beams to shade and enhance a pergola and used to cover This is a hardy climber that tolerates unattractive fences or walls. most soils and will cope with full sun, Climbers make a good windbreak or but prefers a little shade. Watering and screen once established, or in a very level mulching during the summer will keep the garden can simply add a vertical element soil moist, protect roots and limit weed of interest. growth. Use a native fertiliser in early For horizontal effect, plant them so they spring to stimulate flower production and trail over a bank or border to soften the prune after flowering . edges. If you provide strong scaffolding for vigorous climbers and limit their incursion City Farm, opposite the Community into other plants by regular monitoring Centre, on Tin Can Bay Road, is open to and occasional pruning, you will make the the public for plant sales on Tuesday, most of these versatile plants. Wednesday and Thursday from 8amMichiel. Our plant of the month is Pandorea 3pm, 07 5486 2304, ccfni09@gmail.com, Michiel. jasminoides of Cove, beauty)TinanCanwww.cooloolacityfarm.org Rainbow Beach, (Bower Cooloola Bay, Michiel. attractive vineCooloola with dark, Cove, glossy leaves Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay, Please note: During winter, City Farm Rainbow Beach, Cooloola Bay, and large pale pink or whiteCove, flowersTin withCanwill be open Tuesday, Wednesday and a deep red throat. Flowering occurs spring Thursday. At the beginning of spring, we very welcome? to summer and the fruit is an oblong will open Friday as well. very welcome? capsule. We are a cash-only organisation. very welcome?

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Vietnam Veterans Day recognised in Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay

Veterans and Community Morning Tea


T’S NOW SEPTEMBER, the weather is heating up and Christmas will be upon us before we know it! It’s like a broken record but hopefully the Veterans’ Retreat (Veranda) will be open, I am sure it won’t be long till all the approvals have been granted and it is up and running. With the weather improving it will be a great place to sit and relax. We had a good crowd for Vietnam

Veterans Day in August with a few staying on for the BBQ. The raffle was won by Ken the Butcher from Tin Can Bay, congratulations. Thank you to Mark McDonald from Gympie Regional Council for attending. Our Veterans and Community Morning Tea has been quite successful, with over 50 turning up for the last one. This month it falls on Tuesday September 10. Keep coming, we enjoy having you, and Laurence will be playing again. All our regular events are happening, Carers Day on Tuesday September 3, Drop-In Centre every other Tuesday and Wednesday and BBQ on Sunday, with raffles and music. We have now started a raffle on Friday night to complement the Member’s Draw, drawn at 6:15pm. It is for a $50 voucher valid for the Thirsty Camel which can be used either at the pub in Tin Can Bay or used at the bottle shop in Cooloola Cove, just $1 a ticket, drawn on the night. Come and enjoy the bar snacks and the company, maybe get the Member’s Draw, so far, we have had two winners, got to be there to win it! See you at the Sub Branch. David Grice, Maureen Costello OAM and Cr Mark McDonald honour the Tin Can Bay Vietnam Veterans

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Attending the Rainbow Beach Vietnam Veterans Day service were David Collins, Laurie Smith, Rev Ingrid Busk, Trevor Ansell, Joe Casey, Len Vickery, Pat Nayler OAM, John Molkentien, Ron Organ Photo: Courtesy Elizabeth Armstrong

Rainbow Beach commemorates Australian Defence Force Service in Vietnam

Elizabeth Armstrong for the Rainbow Beach RSL Sub Branch


N SUNDAY, August 18, 2019, veterans, families and visitors attended the commemoration for Vietnam Veterans Day at the Rainbow Beach cenotaph. Hosted by the Rainbow Beach RSL Sub-Branch, the ceremony remembered veterans and those who lost their lives serving in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and associated services engaged in the Vietnam War. The Australian

Government committed the ADF to the war from 1962 to 1975. Vietnam Veterans Day is a reminder of the historical service of our Nation in international contexts of conflict and war. We are encouraged to support a culture of awareness, understanding and care about the Vietnam War ADF, allied service people and their families and the ongoing effects of that war on their respective physical, psychological and spiritual well-being, lest we forget.

Welcome to the incoming QCWA committee! Judy McAllister Treasurer, Linda Murphy Cottage Convenor, Lorraine Bishop Vice President, Jill Facer Vice President, Dawn McGinley Vice President, Wendy Ritchie President, Julie Ashcroft QCWA Division President


QCWA hosting High Tea at Cathy House

UGUST HAS BEEN a big month as we had our AGM and special guest Pam Bauer, our returning officer, along with our Division President, Julia Ashcroft and guests welcomed in our new team. We thank them all for helping us to have a very strong leadership for our year ahead. Our next fundraiser is a High Tea being held at Kathy House on October 9 from 10am till 12 noon. Price per ticket is $10 which will be limited to 50 tickets. We ask that you all bring your own cup, saucer and plate as fancy and unique as you want, as there will be a prize for best presentation. There will be a door prize and raffles to be won and proceeds will be for our support of the Queensland Rural Crisis Fund. Tickets will be sold at our QCWA Hall on September 4, 9, 18 and October 2, between 12 and 1pm.

Craft days are becoming very popular and fun with Diamond Painting, Trauma Teddies and Octopuses under the wonderful direction of Dianna our Craft leader. Following a news article regarding “knitted jumpers” urgently needed for our baby penguins on Phillip Island, Victoria, we now have a knitting pattern from the Foundation.This is due to climate change and therefore will be an ongoing project. Patterns will be available from Wendy: 0412 547 043. Important dates to remember: Craft first Monday of the month, 10am; Hoy third Wednesday of the month 10am $7 entry, lucky door, raffle prizes. The QCWA Hall is located at 18 Whiting Street, Tin Can Bay, for more information contact Dawn on 0434 518 836.

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A BIG What is THANK Probus all about? YOU P

ROBUS IS MADE UP of two words, “Professional” and “Business”, and was set up originally by the Rotary Club in England for the benefit of retiring Rotarians who were looking for a club where they could meet and mix for social events and mental stimulus. Since those early days Probus has expanded to the Philippines, New Zealand and Australia. Probus is now open to all retirees and semi-retirees. Each club is autonomous but carries on under the general guidelines set down by Probus South Pacific Limited. Each club engages in a variety of activities for the benefit of members, whether it be lunch at a local venue or attending community events, such as the recent meeting conducted by the Public Health Network. The photo shows three of our members (Jo Said, Arthur Leggo and Katrina van den Brenk) attending this event. Our meetings are held at the Sandcastle Motel at 2pm on the second Monday of the month. For further information please call Jo on 0428 762 57 or Kaye on 0421 648 129.


HE MEMBERS of Neighbourhood Watch would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the fabulous work over the last few years of dedication by the previous committee members, Area Coordinator, Sue Johnson and Treasurer /Secretary, Brian Johnson. Our love goes to Sue and Fay for our loss of Brian. Many thanks to the participants who raised their hands to fill this important position at the AGM, Fax Dixon, Di Simpson and Jane Lister. All locals are very welcome to attend our meetings.

Jo, Arthur, Katrina at the My Aged Care talk with Probus

We still have “hooning” in cars, particularly in Cooloola Cove. Our local police have been very busy with speeding offences, unregistered vehicles, unlicensed drivers and a good number of drug offences.

See the dolphins this holidays by Norma Sanderson

Please, if you see any of this behavior going on, ring the police. If you think it is life threatening ring 000, or otherwise ring 13 14 44.


VEN WITH THE cold mornings during August, we were still welcoming a lot of visitors to the Dolphin Centre. Many European families travelling, and of course the southerners escaping their cold weather.

Contact: Fay 5488 0514 or Di 0408 599 477.

Some days the dolphins were a little late, but a good mix: Mystique and Patch would come in first and then a little later Ella and Joe would turn up. Aussie and Luna hadn’t been as frequent as last month at feeding time but would come in after 10am. Perhaps the cooler temperature does have some effect on their timing. A wonderful experience for our visitors

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Goodbye from Saturn Antennas

Margaret and Peter Grant

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HE TIME HAS COME for us to hang up the boots. For 21 years, we have been manufacturing the Saturn Antenna here in Rainbow Beach. As of September 30, we are retiring. There is probably not one town or camping spot around Australia that this iconic antenna has not visited. We take great pride to say that this Australian Made antenna is made right here in our beautiful town. We started from very humble beginnings down in the industrial area. Have a laugh with us as we take you on our journey of growth and change. This is the first year in 21 years that we have not attended Caravan Camping shows

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around the country. We have had so much fun sharing our travels with you all via this great local paper. We have attended shows from Darwin to Cairns to Hobart to Perth and all points in between. In that time, we have seen much of this amazing country. But what was more special was the people we have met and the friends we have made. Thank you, our readers, customers, friends and acquaintances for your support. We will still be living here – where else would we find such a beautiful environment with great people – so make sure you say HI next time you see us down the street. Cheers, Peter and Margaret Grant

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Below is Tye Gruber with sons Max and Oscar.

Fathers Day!

Over 60’s have lots going on in September

Over 60’s enjoying morning tea: Pam Russell, Pat Nayler, Carmel Darcey, Jenny Killalea, Don Pascoe. Right side front: Lil Kahl, Del Nayler, Annette Collins, Margaret Cudahy, Ray Kahl


E ALL MET AT President Dorothy’s home for our August meeting and AGM. The morning tea table ended up loaded with lots of yummy treats. As usual a good chat and catch up, over our morning tea. This month we are off to the Brolga Theatre on the 22nd, to a Morning Melodies session - this is a tribute to Julie Andrews. Our yearly trip to the Strawberry Farm, will be on September 18. We are planning to pick our kilos of strawberries, and then have morning tea. AGM results - Dorothy Pascoe remains in the President’s chair, Vice President Keith Sykes, Ray Kahl Secretary, our new Treasurer is Val Duignan. Carmel our past Treasurer for the last three years, will be leaving the area in the

new year, and we wish her all the best in her new home. Dorothy thanks all committee and club members for their support throughout the year. The AGM was followed up with more food, chicken and corn soup, pumpkin soup, hot dinner rolls, and then of course desserts, yogurt tarts, butterscotch pudding and the leftover morning tea, cakes, slices and scones. Needless to say no-one was going to be looking for more than a cuppa for their evening meal. Our next meeting will be back at the Rainbow Beach Surf Club on September 3 at 10am. Anyone wanting information about our friendly group please phone Dorothy on 4586 2357, or just come along.

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HE RAINBOW BEACH Community Centre is seeking some help if anyone is happy to give a small amount of their time to assist with volunteering for events at the hall, and also to run the office. Three events coming up in September at the hall will be:

- Trivia Night at 6pm on September 6, put on by the Rainbow Beach State School; - Wellness Expo on September 22 and; - Craft Market will be held on Saturday September 28, 8am to 1pm.

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T COOLOOLA COAST PILATES they’ve started a new class for the over 60’s age group. They began as a chair-based exercise class but quickly came to realise the chair moves weren’t going to get everyone to their goals. The class has been renamed Seniors Exercise Class which runs Mondays 10.30-11.15am at the Rainbow Beach Community Hall. Sarah Booth explains, “Our main goals of the class, which we would like to evolve to a group, are falls prevention and becoming stronger to continue living independently, reducing back, hip, knee and other pain to improve quality of life. “In just three weeks of work one our ladies has managed to become pain free from bursitis in both hips. She has done some decent homework but has managed to achieve a great result.” There is a wealth of information from Queensland Health under a program called ‘Stay on your feet’, with plenty for seniors, for community groups, for health professionals and for key stakeholders in this group. For any person aged 60 and over there is an awareness-based action plan incorporating your GP, physiotherapist, exercise physiologist/fitness professional (that’s Sarah!), dietician, pharmacist (make sure your meds are right and not causing dizziness or other issues), optometrists, occupational therapists, podiatrists, and community health. “The statistics are heavy,” Sarah admits, “but there are lots of actions you can take to minimise your risk of a fall and the ongoing issues.

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SHOWCASE OF holistic practitioners of the Cooloola Coast Area will be the highlight of the Wellness Expo in Rainbow Beach on Sunday September 22 from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Western medicine has made enormous progress, although it only treats the outward symptoms, leaving the person to fight the cause of the illness unassisted.

Practitioners are invited to display their products and services, and break-out sessions by leading professionals will be available through the day.

The Rainbow Beach Wellness Expo aims to raise awareness and education on complementary methods of healing that includes not only the body, but also the mind, emotions and spirit.

Organiser, Elisa Saul, wants to give residents and visitors the chance to get to know local professionals who can guide us to get well and stay well, by transforming from the inside out.

Come and share your story, connect with like-minded

people and join one of the restorative group sessions or book a private one. We are lucky to have so many dedicated practitioners that not only care about the physical wellbeing of an individual, but also refer to the social, emotional, and cultural wellbeing of the whole community. The Wellness Expo is a not-for-profit event that focuses on sharing this as a whole-life-view and we aim to make it grow as a yearly rendez-vous.

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The kids will love to learn SUP’ing over the school holidays at Carlo Point

available for the kids to get more time in the water. Get to know the SmoothStar surf trainer board by trying out a surf-skate workshop! See what they can do for your surfing skills, fitness and more. If you’re on the lookout for great Christmas presents for the family you need to see the SmoothStar boards. Stand-Up Paddle tours will be available over the holidays. We guide our tours with a big focus on not disturbing our natural wildlife while we cruise through our incredible region on paddle boards. Special kids SUP days will be held on Sunday 22/9 12noon-4pm, and Monday 1pm-4pm, with one-and-a-half hour nature experience paddles with our staff. Fully supervised short adventures on a paddle board, Paddle, Connect and Learn. Book in from our school holiday website. Sunset SUP Tours available September 24, 25 and 26. For anyone looking for activities under their NDIS funding, come and have a chat to us. We offer lessons and programs incorporating surfing, hiking, surf-skate, stand-up paddle board and personal training.

Learn to Sail over the school holidays A fun three-day ‘Learn the basics of sailing’ course at the Tin Can Bay Yacht Club, for all schoolage youth will be held over the school holidays. The event will be held over three days on October 1, 2 and 3, 2019, The fees for the course will be $200 and include the Yachting Australia fee (insurance) and membership to the TCBYC until end of June 2020. Please pay by 27/9/19 to ensure a reservation. Vouchers for $150 can be available to cover the cost (conditions apply) from: ht tps://w w w.qld.gov.au/recreation/spor ts/ funding/getinthegame/getstarted For further information please contact the

Tin Can Bay Yacht Club website or facebook page or phone Kay 0447 631 479 or Russell 0405 063 894.

Rainbow Beach Learn to Surf School Holiday Programs Information and Bookings at www.rainbowbeachlearntosurf.com/schoolholiday-learn-to-surf Surf Lessons: School holiday Learn to Surf runs as our small group surf schools (just four surfers per lesson), private lessons or groups as requested by our customers. All surfing lessons come with complimentary wetsuit hire for each participant and all equipment provided. Board hire is also

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Tin Can Bay is one of the most beautiful waterways in Australia to try sailing

What’s on at the Library? Holiday Craft Bar Stop by the children’s area at your local library between Monday 23 September and Friday 4 October for free craft activities during the school holidays. Suitable for children aged 5-12 and their carers. Rainbow Beach Library – Wednesdays 3–4pm, and Tin Can Bay Library – Weekdays Monday Friday 11am–12noon. The Great Paper Caper Come and join in the games, activities, stories and fun as we celebrate Oliver Jeffers’ The Great Paper Caper. Suitable for children aged 5-8. Bookings essential, Tin Can Bay Library – Friday 27 September 2-3pm. A Funny Thing Happened at the Museum There’s more to this museum than meets the eye! This is the wonderfully wacky world of celebrated international authorillustrator team Davide Cali and Benjamin Chaud. Suitable for children aged 5-8, and bookings essential, at Rainbow Beach Library - Thursday 3 October 10-11am. Unicorn and Horse Join in the laughs with this funny storytime and craft all about these two unlikely friends created by author David W. Miles. Suitable for children aged 5-8, bookings essential, at Rainbow Beach Library – Friday 27 September 2-3pm. Atlas of Monsters One day a collection of very old maps is found in a dusty library. They show where in the world monsters from mythology and folklore can be found. But did the author really make these elaborate maps, or is it all a hoax? The librarian who discovered them is not certain. Join us for this fun session as we draw inspiration from Atlas of Monsters by Stuart Hill and Sandra Lawrence to create our mini monsters. Suitable for children aged 8-12, bookings essential, at Rainbow Beach Library - Friday 4 October 2 - 3pm.

Zen and Xaiya enjoying activities at the library over the school holidays - check it out!

Mad Science Watch the amazing chemical reactions in a fun science demonstration and have a go at making your very own lava lamp. Suitable for children aged 8- 12 and bookings essential, Tin Can Bay Library – Friday 4 October 2-3pm. Badgemaking Join us to make your own customized badges, for ages 10 and up. Bookings essential at Tin Can Bay Library – Wednesday 25 September 10-11am.

Rainbow Beach Library Monday and Thursday 9.30am – 12.30pm, Wednesday and Friday 2pm – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 12noon, phone 5486 3705

Tin Can Bay Library Monday and Wednesday 9am – 12.30pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday 8.30am – 11.30am, phone 5486 4355


To see all of the amazing activities taking place at the Gallery during the school holidays, checkout the holiday fun program at: www.gympie.qld.gov.au/holidayfun or call 5481 0733.

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N JULY THE Droughtrunners delivered around three ton of food supplies to Longreach and Mitchell. We then received an SOS from the Baradine CWA near Coonamble in Western NSW. As we were doing a trip to Victoria, we loaded up the ute with a ton of food, filled the caravan with toilet paper, boxes of kids’ nappies and other toiletries, leaving no where to sit down! We offloaded at a collection point in Coonamble while also handing over $2000 in IGA vouchers. Coonamble CWA that are servicing 135 farming families had completely run out of supplies. The country out there is absolutely disgusting with most kangaroos sighted hardly able to stand. Out at Thallon, which is east of Dirranbandi, it was full of kangaroos in the streets. We would like to thank the IGAs for their continued support at Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach, and Drakes in Gympie who have collection trolleys, Bev Yeoman and anonymous people for their donations. Our funds to help these farmers with fodder, food, etc., are running low; so if anyone can help our donation tins are around TCB and Rainbow Beach or Bank of Queensland Gympie. Account details: BSB 124001 A/C No 22599186. RB Droughtrunners It now looks like we will go into a fifth year of continuing to help our farmers.

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ID YOU KNOW Wolf Rock is the only known aggregation site for the critically endangered pregnant Grey Nurse sharks? However, Grey Nurses are not the only endangered marine creatures living around Wolf Rock. The IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species rates all six giant Guitar Sharks as critically endangered. A type of shovelnose ray, Guitar Sharks can

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be found at Wolf Rock, resting amongst the boulders.

Renae who completed her PADI open water course with dive instructor, Emily.

Overfishing of this species has caused the population to decrease by 80% over the last 35-40 years. Luckily, they can find sanctuary in Wolf Rock, with the 1.5-kilometre exclusion zone, it is an oasis for these endangered creatures.

Not many people can say they have seen more than 20 sharks on a beginner training dive. We were stoked for Renae and look forward to showing her more of our underwater world!

Another spunky animal found at Wolf Rock this month was Tin Can Bay resident

For information on starting your underwater adventures, contact us on 5486 8004.

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• 3 huge bedrooms with built in robes and ceiling fans • Main bathroom with large bath and separate shower • Spacious Lounge & Dining combined • Laundry with lots of cupboard space and outside access

This 2 storey, modern Queenslander home is now listed for sale. Downstairs consists of an open plan lounge, dining and modern kitchen area, with ceiling fans and beautiful polished timber floors throughout.


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Open Home in September Saturday 11:00 – 11:30am $355,000 rh.com.au/4103272

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Private Inspection $569,000 rh.com.au/18625338

Britney Bell 0447 124 300

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14 Anchovy St, Tin Can Bay

15 Sanctuary Way, Cooloola Cove




• 3 bedrooms with built in robes and ceiling fans • Large kitchen with electric appliances and lots of cupboard space • Formal lounge room with room for the whole family and with box air conditioning • Main bathroom with easy access shower and grab rails installed View Sale Web

Open Home in September Saturday 10:00 – 10:30am $245,000 rh.com.au/ 1606548

Britney Bell 0447 124 300 Tin Can Bay 07 5486 2066 rh.com.au/tincanbay

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Set back in The Sands Estate with native bush beside you and walking tracks for the puppy, the serenity here is amazing upon entry you will find a nice formal lounge/ theater room for your entertainment. A large kitchen and pantry, you wont have to sell your electrical items living here Ladies!

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Private Inspection $375,000 rh.com.au/21155933

Shellie Bennett 0427 718 553

MEALS on WHEELS Rainbow Beach volunteers needed


E HAVE HAD our usual busy month preparing and delivering our meals to customers in Cooloola Cove, Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay. We are finalising details for our AGM that will be held in the TCB Community Complex on Saturday September 21, 11am, followed by tea/coffee and biscuits. Anyone wishing to nominate for any of the Management Committee positions should please telephone 0427 701 922 for a nomination form. Anyone looking to be a volunteer for helping out in the kitchen or with deliveries is also welcome to call that number or indeed just turn up at the AGM. We are particularly keen to have volunteers from Rainbow Beach who we would hope could spread the message of what our service offers. We are sure there will be more than the three residents we currently deliver to.

What a great turnout!


T SEEMS LIKE every man and his dog turned up at the Tin Can Bay Community and Men’s Shed’s garage sale last month. Physically, it put us on the map for many locals who were unaware of our location. Consciously, it allowed us to meet and greet new friends and establish networks with local identities and groups. Financially, it was a huge success for us and for the public too with many bargain buys walking out the door. Lastly, it was great for morale with huge and rewarding efforts made by shed members

and their partners to ensure all facets of the day ran smoothly. A huge thank you to all concerned for making the day so successful! It is very timely to also acknowledge the following organisations for providing financial and/or physical assistance to us over the last few months: Bay Auto, Beach to Bay Pest Management, Mitre 10, Smiley Electrical, termites@cooloola, The Sleepy Lagoon Darts Club and Wallu Nursery. So many people have given of their time and expertise to get the Shed where

Mark Denham from Mitre 10 presenting Bryan Phillips with a cheque for bench sponsorship

it is today. It is looking really great and we are almost there. Members are excited to be seeing the finishing touches being put in place and are eagerly anticipating the Shed becoming operational. If you’d like to see for yourself or to find out more, come along to the next meeting at the Shed (behind Cityfarm) on Saturday, September 14 at 9am or call Bryan Phillips 0420 299 651 or Graham Langdown 0433 062 906 for further information.

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Congratulations Rainbow Beach School Choir Dan Stanieg, Principal


T IS GREAT TO see how an event can bring a school together no matter what the scale. Last week our choir participated in the Gympie Eisteddfod. Leading up to this event, Miss Eryn had been practising with the students on a Friday afternoon. These practises were quality, but not the quality the students needed one week out from a competition. To my delight, it was some of the teachers at school that took it upon themselves to have practises before school, during school and after school. The performance from our choir was

magical and I had goosebumps the entire time they were singing. A massive congratulations to all our choir students for second place. Book Week is one of my favourite weeks of the school year, especially the dress up day. This year the theme is ‘Dino-mite Stomp, Chomp, Read’ and ‘Reading is My Secret Power’. Dress up parade will be on Tuesday August 13 at 8.30am, so come along and join in the fun. Thank you for your continued support.

Rainbow Beach School wins Sea Life Sleepover! Rainbow Beach State School won SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast’s recent art competition by creating beautiful fish using recycled materials such as chip packets, straws and bottle tops. The students wanted to share the message that rubbish shouldn’t end up in the ocean. We won an overnight underwater adventure at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast where they celebrated the aquarium’s 30th birthday with party hats, cake and fun facts about all the amazing sea creatures!

From the P&C

Book Week starring Edna Mode, Grandma Potts, Mrs Crood, Thing1 and Superbat

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Congratulations to Ella Jordison who participated and fundraised for the World’s Greatest Shave. Her fundraising page is still open, so dig deep! Thanks to everyone for their support of this great cause and for helping give families facing blood cancer the emotional and practical support they

Congratulations to The Rainbow Beach Choir who came second at the 2019 Eisteddfod!

need, and fund vital research to help more people survive Leukaemia.

Variety Bash The Variety Bash will arrive in town on September 1 and breakfast will be held at the school on September 3, from 6.308am at the school grounds. We should be hosting around 350 people for this event!

Trivia Night Don’t forget to get your tables together for the Trivia Night! September 6 - it will be a huge night and competition will be fierce.

Bunnings Sausage sizzle Seeking volunteers for the Bunnings Sausage sizzle on September 14 - please get in touch.


Tin Can Bay School celebrates 20 years with Back to the Bay festival Prep – Year 3 Mini Olympics


AST MONTH the Prep – Year 3 area was a sea of blue and yellow as students donned their house colours for the Tin Can Bay School Mini Olympics. Students took part in elastic high jump, ball games, vortex throwing, sack races and sprints. Cooloola Cove Woolworths kindly donated the fruit snack of apples, mandarins and bananas to replenish energy levels before the fun continued (thanks for delivering it Anthony!). More activities were enjoyed before the culminating event of giant tug-of-war. There was much sweat, laughter and toand-fro-ing as parents and teachers were challenged by almost 100 students. The determination of students started to pull the adults, before they dug deep and pulled the students across the middle marker.

Thank you to Mr Green (our HPE teacher) for organising this excitement- packed morning and to all the parents and families who came along to support the students.

Students enjoying the Mini Olympics

Questacon Fun Much fun was had on Tuesday, August 12, when the Questacon Science team brought their innovation workshop ‘Game Changers’ to the school. Many students in years 6, 7, 8 and 9 rose to the challenge of innovating a Makey Makey keyboard to broaden the circuit and play notes in new and interesting ways (including using toys as conductors!). What a way to explore and enjoy science!

Workshop Coordinator Jess, leading students in a class conductivity experience

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walk 4WD back to nature swim, surf and on the water fish extreme adventure national parks family fun accommodation annual events plus

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1st3rd Cooloola Cove Veterans and - Tin Can Bay Community Hall 0499 110 944 2nd & 4th Rainbow Beach Centreblock 0484 903 830 4th Rainbow Beach Community Hall Markets & Collectables 3rd Tin Can Bay 0418 711 897

family fun Playgrounds North and South of the Playgrounds North and South of the Headland and Rainbow Shores Playrooms Pub and and Sport SportClub Club Playrooms at at the the Pub Family Family friendly friendly directory directory

at Rainbow Shores Resort. Members of the Our are advertisers are Rainbow given further public very welcome. Shores promotion the 668 Cooloola Coast Social Golf through Club (0429 255) stages Visitor’s Guide. regular competitions. A picturesque course atThe Tin guide Can Bay allnext golf addicts willalso be attracts updated month from this area. to include all our current advertisers.

Yoga, IfDarts, you Pool, would likeTai toChi, be Sailing, listed, Pilates, please Zumba, Fitness Classes (see What’s On) contact 5486 3561.

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

Library and Xbox) Xbox) Library (Internet (Internet and Heritageand andFood Food Trails Heritage Trails Pamper YourselfYourself- Massages, Pamper Massages, Hair Hair Salon Salon and Beauty Treatments and Beauty Treatments Playgrounds, Skatepark, Bike riding

Playgrounds, Skatepark, Bike riding

January “Brushes by the Sea” Rainbow

January Beach Art & Craft Festival Australia DayCooloola celebrations February Crocs Swimming Carnival March April Anzac Day Parade Clean Up Australia Day May Bay to Bay Yacht Race

Rainbow Beach Holiday Village www.rainbowbeachholidayvillage.com 07 5486 3222

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

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


Headland and Rainbow Shores

get active

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

annual events

Markets – Saturdays Saturday Markets

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

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

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

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

April June/July Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic July 4-12 CCR&F Easter Fair August Rainbow Anzac Day Parade Beach Triathlon Rainbow Beach Lion’s Club Annual Kite

May Festival Bay to Bay YachtTinRace September Can Bay Seafood Festival June October Rainbow Beach Invitations Ocean Roar IRB Series Fours Bowls Tournament

Tin Can Bay Ambulance Flower Show July OctoberBeach Rainbow Beach Classic Nippers Rainbow Family Fishing Carnival

September November Rainbow Beach/Trail Runs TinDecember Can Bay Seafood Festival Tin Can Bay Foreshore

Family Nights October Beach Lions Club Twilight TinRainbow Can Bay Ambulance Flower Show Christmas Concert and Afternoon Markets Rainbow BeachRainbow Invitations FoursHoliday Bowls “The Tents” Beach Tournament Program Rainbow Nippers Carnival See ourBeach What’s On page for more on

Things to Do. Suggestions, amendments or

December to add your business to the visitor guide Christmas please call Concerts 07 5486 3561 or email info@ rbcn.com.au . Tin Can Bay Foreshore Family Nights

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Too busy to chat fish are biting! Mat Cooper Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters 0439 775 070


ELL IT’S BEEN a long time coming but finally some good patches of weather and great fishing to go with it. Snapper have been in good numbers when you find them however the bite is still only short. Some great size Parrot are about with some going close to the 4kg mark. Still a few Red Emperor coming over along with all other species. It seems like another tough year on the beaches with no real decent Tailor coming thru yet, fingers crossed they may be a little late. That’s it for now. Cheers Mat

Jeremy with one of three Reds for the day

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Coast Guard are undertaking a full cosmetic refurbishment of their smallest vessel, Rescue 1

Put your lifejacket on!


OAST GUARD is expecting that start of the September school holidays and the warmer weather will bring local boaties out by the hundreds to enjoy the fabulous facilities we have all around us. Therefore, we need to be prepared to respond to any request for assistance on the water for the coming spring/summer boating season. We previously reported on maintenance work to our biggest two boats, and now we are undertaking a full cosmetic refurbishment of our smallest vessel, Rescue 1. With everything stripped off her, she is being sanded, patched and re-sprayed in traditional pantone yellow. We are hoping she will be back in the water before the school holidays begin, and will resume her job in crew training and as a backup

rescue vessel. Coast Guard has a role to play in public education, and particularly in boating safety. We would like to draw attention to the recent disappearance of two fishermen in Moreton Bay. It was late at night, with strong winds and cold water. Unused lifejackets were found nearby, and it is feared that the fishermen were not wearing them. Even in warmer water, hypothermia is extremely deadly, and its effects are made far worse if you lose body heat by having to exert energy to stay afloat. Please remember that a lifejacket can only save you if you are wearing it and they are not easy to find or put on once in the sea. Wear it before you need it! Safe and enjoyable boating.

Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

Whiting Competition brings prizes!

Catches from

Keely Rose Fishing Charters


ARDINER FISHERIES of Rainbow Beach are proud to announce their inaugural Whiting Fishing Championship. As the name suggests it’s for whiting only and heaviest gilled and gutted fish wins the competition and the prize. Owner of Gardiners, Drew Gardiner said: “We started the Whiting Championship as we wanted to recreate the feel of the old school Bait & Tackle shop the way they were in the 60s, 70s and 80s. They engaged people and got them outside. “Whiting is one of my favourite fish to target and the best thing is that everyone young and old, boat or boatless can catch one. It’s an important species to this area both recreationally and commercially and we have some of the best whiting fishing grounds in Queensland. We would like to highlight this. “People have already registered from Brisbane, Cooroy, Burpengary, Caboolture, Maryborough, Hervey Bay, Tin Can Bay, Cooloola, Gympie and even the Gold Coast, so its popular and great for the town.” The competition runs until midday on November 30, 2019 and the finale will be held afterwards when the Whiting King or Queen will be announced and will receive $600 cash, $100 to spend in-store, a oneoff ‘Whiting KIng 2019’ winners shirt, a $100 Salty Gear Apparel package and a

Enjoy an action packed day’s fishing on the

Drew Gardiner, owner of Gardiner Fisheries, has organised the Whiting Competition and is a keen angler and bait catcher himself

photo of the winning angler and their fish permanently on display in-store. You must have your competition cards and an allocated ID number for each entrant, which must be presented to weigh-in your fish. You can enter at Gardiners Fisheries or over the phone on 0404 853 232.

Above: Regular client ‘Turtle’ with another superb Rainbow Beach Red Emperor caught on the Keely Rose. Right: One of many big Snapper landed on the Keely Rose this week!


DEEP SEA FISHING on the legendary

Keely Rose

Morning Tea, Lunch and all Bait & Tackle supplied for your day

Full day offshore fishing. All quality bait & tackle supplied

Enjoy an ac on packed day’s fishing on the Keely Rose. A fast and stable 32 � vessel with owner / skipper Ed Falconer, 25 years reef fishing this area and giving you the best odds of catching that big one!

For bookings and enquiries

Ed 0407 146 151 or Kim 0439 863 150



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Lots of variety just wet your line


RADITIONALLY DURING the winter months, reef fish in the bay have been fairly quiet with only the occasional quality fish, including a cod of over 13 kg, being caught. There have been reports of just under size snapper being caught on the ledges

and reef areas so be aware of the size and bag limits. Squid are still being caught in good numbers and seem to be widespread throughout the bay. The average size seems to be increasing, possibly because they are reaching their peak life cycle.


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Local Time Local Time DECEMBER DECEMBER TCB Fishing Club Member, Ron Long, caught a nice cod recently

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TH 1347 1.82 1.82 2034 with only0.59 a few being caught on soft 0.59 0309 1.45 plastics. 1.45 0824 0.84 0.84 FR 1451 1.74 prints have been seen on the 1.74Flathead 2131 0.54 0.54 exposed 0416 sand 1.60 banks when the tide is out 1.60 0949 0.82 so maybe they are feeding in the shallows 0.82 SA 1552 1.67 1.67 2220 0.49time high tides. They could be on the night 0.49 0510 1.76 worth targeting on the early morning high 1.76 1058 0.77 tide1649 before they go off the sand banks to 0.77 1.60 SU 1.60 2303 0.44 wherever they hide in the daytime. 0.44 0556 1.92 1.92A1158 few 0.71 tailor and a couple of jewfish 0.71 MO 1741 1.55 2343 1.55 have been0.40 caught off the beach recently, 0.40 0639 could 2.05 be worth a try on the dusk so that 2.05 1250 0.66 high1831 tides.1.51 TU 0.66 1.51

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Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

Come on Queensland, it’s your future


AST WEEK THE Queensland Seafood Industry Association (QSIA) met for their Annual General Meeting in Tin Can Bay. The QSIA is recognised as the peak body of the commercial fishing industry and its core values reflect its commitment to members and the fishing industry. It is an industry in turmoil following the recent recommendations proposed by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries that the Trawl Fishers be locked into five zones and only by leasing or buying from other operators, can you enter other zones to work. Blindsided by The Hon. Mark Furner MP Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries who claimed prior to the recommendations being released: “As the managers of our fisheries resources, we also want a more responsive fisheries management system that avoids drastic and urgent changes.” While claiming to be effecting reforms proposed by MRAG they are picking the worst bits out and these changes are unprecedented in the history of the industry. MRAG was guided by the principle that: ‘Queensland will receive maximum benefit from the use of its fish stocks where harvesters are provided with secure access rights to a share of the sustainable catch, and they are allowed maximum flexibility to enjoy benefit from those rights without compromising the opportunities’. Commercial fisherman and a member of the QSIA Board of Directors, Kevin Reibel said: “What we want to do is explain

that we are not against reform, we probably need some reform, but the recommendations that have been taken from MRAG will crucify the industry. “Restricting in-shore fisherman who provide table fish for people who can’t go fishing will finish the commercial fishing industry in Queensland. “In the past my licence extended from the NSW border to the bottom of Torres Strait, noone will survive these recommendations. Families will not survive. The government is not listening to us. They say yes ... but this is how it’s going to be. ” Shadow Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Forestry, Tony Perrett MP who was at the meeting said: “The fear of commercial fishers is well founded and they are bringing their concerns directly to me. “There are hundreds of commercial fishers up and down the coast who are fearing for their livelihoods. “This is about the implementation of the MRAG report and Government cherry picking sections of it to suit their agenda is showing contempt for this vital industry. “Of course we need to find the right

n Bay – Scullett Drive orough – Gympie Road, Tinana

Meeting at Tin Can Bay to discuss the devastating reforms proposed are back row Shadow Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Forestry, Tony Perrett MP, with Directors of QSIA Kevin Reibel, David Swindells, Keith Harris (president) front row Tony Reisenweber, Eric Perez (CEO)

balance which recognises the interests of commercial and recreational fishers. “The Government’s approach seems to be more about undermining confidence in the commercial industry. “I haven’t met one commercial fisherman who doesn’t want their industry to be sustainable. “Commercial fishers need to know that their business can be profitable and that

there’s a future for them and the next generation. “People who aren’t lucky enough to catch fish want to be able to go to their local seafood shop and purchase locally caught product. “At the end of the day the Minister needs to get out and argue the science instead of only providing motherhood statements.

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Little Athletics for the family By Jess Milne, Centre Manager


AMILY FUN and fitness is the cornerstone motto of Little Athletics and the Cooloola Coast Centre has embraced that aim with open arms. The 2019-20 season is looking to be the

best to date with many new and returning athletics champing at the bit to get out on the track and field to be their best. Many parents have offered to lend a hand and everyone has been getting involved which makes the Centre thrive. Competitions are held throughout the region all season, so there’s always an opportunity to test those skills. The Gympie Spring Carnival is on September 22 and is open to all athletes, even Mum and Dad! Training is held every Saturday morning currently from 8.30 to 10.30am, with an extra Wednesday afternoon session for those who are keen to be their best. Registrations for Cooloola Coast Little Athletics are being taken right through to the end of October. It’s not too late to get involved. Email ccla2014@outlook. com or call 0411 218 254 for more information. Janae, Jamie-Lee and Maddison Katon with Mum Renee are just one family that love the fun and fitness of Little Athletics

Come and try Dragon Boating! By Gwyn Moore


HAT A fantastic day at 1770 for round four of the Wide Bay series. We couldn’t be happier with our paddling ... just missed out on going back-to-back with a win over 1770 on their home waters. So excited to have the third fastest time for the day and now on the same points with Hervey Bay for the series tied at third. Bring on the fifth and final round with Burnett River Dragons holding their inaugural regatta. So the training continues! Our assistant coach Shane Berkhout continues to make his mark in the sport of Dragon Boating by achieving his steerers/ sweeps accreditation certificate with Dragon Boat Queensland. Don’t forget our “Come and Try” days September 8 and 13. Join us and have fun on the water. For more information on this please phone Sandy 0402 352 756.

Assistant coach Shane Berkhurt celebrates his accreditation as sweep/ steered from Dragon Boat QLD




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Rainbow Beach Triathlon WHAT AN EVENT AND WHAT A WINNER!


WO TIMES World Champion, Luke Harvey, took out first place in the Rainbow Beach Triathlon as overall winner, with a time of 2:00:20.9

Above: World Champion Triathlete Luke Harvey didn’t even look puffed as he took first place at the RB Tri

The winning female competitor was number 23, Lucy Bowden, with a time of Winner Luke Harvey said: “I was out there for the fun of it. It was a challenging course with the swim leg choppy one day and crystal the next and the bike leg was very slow and draining with a dead wind but it was great.” Nineteen-year-old Luke won the World Championship in Rotterdam in 2017 and the Gold Coast in 2017 and lives in Brisbane’s Bayside area.

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A Little Humour POO My three-year-old girl asked me: “Where does poo come from?” I was a little uncomfortable but decided to give her an honest explanation. So I said, “You just ate breakfast, yes?” “Yes” she replied “Well, the food goes into our tummies and our bodies take out all the good stuff, and then whatever is left over goes into the toilet, that is poo.” She looked a little perplexed, and stared at me in stunned silence for a few seconds and asked, “And Tigger?” SHORTS Rainbow Beach police officers knocked on a certain door the other day. They asked “Are you familiar with the letters HB?” The occupier said, “No, I’m not.” “How about LS?” they asked. “No” was the reply”. They then asked, “What about JD?” The occupier said, “Hang on a minute, am I a suspect or something?” They said, “No, these are just initial enquiries.” Waiter: “How do you like your steak, sir?” Sir: “Like winning an argument with my wife.” Waiter: “Rare it is!” A police officer came to my house and asked me where I was between 5 and 6. He seemed irritated when I answered, ”Kindergarten”. Did you hear about the explosion at the cheese factory? There was de-brie everywhere.

Last night my wife sent me a text saying she was in casualty. When I got home I watched all 50 minutes of it…….never saw her once. She still hasn’t come home yet. I’m starving! : ( Someone at work has snuck into the armoury and put glue on all our guns. Everyone’s denying it, but I’m sticking to my guns... Why do tuna not swim north past Townsville? Because they don’t want to end up in Cairns... So far, Humpty Dumpty is having a terrible winter. Which sucks because he had a great fall. ICE-BREAKERS WHEN YOU WANT TO START (OR END?) A CONVERSATION: 1.Shop assistants who tell you the price is ‘just’. “It’s just $64.99.” Oh, is it just? In my day $3 was considered quite a lot, and you’d think twice before handing a tenner over to anyone if you weren’t buying a car, and now 65 smackers is ‘just’ apparently. If you could just tell me the price and just stop adding your scripted opinion on how cheap that is, that would be just wonderful. 2. Workers at Grog shops who tell you to ‘have a good one’. I don’t wish to have a ‘good one’. I will be having a quiet one at home watching ‘Suits’ actually, not that it’s any of your business.

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3. Bank emergency lines with operators that ask you: “Can you remember your password?” If I could remember my password I wouldn’t have called and gradually progressed in your infernal queue for 26 minutes. And I don’t care what the ‘memory prompt’ on your screen says, the name of my first pet was ‘Mr Jingles’. Got run over by a truck, thanks for bringing that memory up.

are aware that you can still buy Frank Sinatra CDs, aren’t they? So what are we doing?

4. Hard glasses cases Why on earth do they make all hard cases for glasses snap shut so fast you almost lose a finger every time? And then you need the forearm strength of Arnold Schwarzenegger to prise the damn things open again. All that’s in there is a pair of spare glasses, not the contents of Fort Knox. Get a grip, glasses case manufacturers, or rather, don’t get a grip.

A bear walks into a restaurant and says “I want a grilllllled ...........cheese.” The waiter says “what’s with the pause?” The bear replied “Whaddya mean, I’M A BEAR!!

5. ‘Invisible’ hearing aids Not actually invisible, just invisible enough so that if you take one out for four seconds and put it down you’ll never find it again. Yes, people can’t instantly see that you are deaf, but I’m pretty sure they’ll figure it out when you yell in the restaurant “Can anyone see my bloody hearing aid?” 6. Expiry dates on Hot English Mustard Really? I have a bottle bought during the height of the Harold Holt that is still going strong. 7. Michael Buble Yes, his Christmas Album is very nice, but as for the rest of his stuff, people

SHORT ‘N’ SWEET A Rainbow Beach police officer pulled me over and knocked on my window. I said, ‘one minute I’m on the phone. A dyslexic man walks into a bra.

What do Alexander the Great and Winnie the Pooh have in common? Same middle name. Never criticise someone until you have walked a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticise them, you’ll be a mile away and you’ll have their shoes. I told my wife she was drawing her eyebrows too high. She looked surprised. What do you call a fish without eyes A fsh. Q: How does every Aussie joke start? A: By looking over your shoulder. Bought a dog from a blacksmith yesterday, got him home and the first thing he did was make a bolt for the door.


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Cross Stitch a Book, RB Library, 10-12am, ph: 5486 3705


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Over 60s, RB Surf Club, 10am, Dorothy 5486 2357

14 Back to the Bay Fete, 9am to 3pm Annette 0417 864 080, Amy 0431 231 730

12 Neighbourhood Watch, 9am CC Vet Comm Hall, ph: Fay 5488 0514 or Di 0408 599477

14 Learn to Swim, Swim Club Open Day Aquatic Centre, 10am-1.30pm, ph: 5486 3191

19 Rainbow Beach Nipper Carnival, ph: 5486 3249


Carers Day, TCB RSL, ph: 5486 2110

18 Kath’s Gift, Women’s Circle Network Association


Create entries for the Flower Show, 1-2pm CC Vets and Comm Hall

18 Camera Club meeting, TCB Library, 7pm


C & K TCB Kindergarten Open Day, 9-11am, Michele 5486 2311

19 Online family history resources, RB Library, 10am-12noon, ph: 5486 3705


Basic Pottery, RB Library, 2-4pm, ph: 5486 3705

19 Android Phone Help, TCB Library, 2-4pm, ph: 5486 4355


Charcoals - RB Library, 10-12 noon, ph: 5486 3705

21 Meals on Wheels AGM, 11am TCB Comm Complex, ph: 0427 701 922


Lovely lotion bars - TCB Library 2-3pm, ph: 5486 4355

21 Landcare Festival, 10am-4pm, 365 Old M’B Rd, Gympie

Trivia at the Hall for the RB School, 6pm ph: 0439 701 227

22 Wellness Expo - RB Community Hall

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Crochet Basics - RB Library - 2-4pm, ph: 5486 3705


Open Day at the Surf Club 8am-2pm, 07 5486 3249


Wildflower Walk, RB Library, 10-12, ph: 5486 3705


Monstera Drop Dish, TCB Library 10-11am, ph: 5486 4355


Come and Try day, Dragon Boating, TCB Sandy 0402 352 756

22-28 September, 7-day live-in Bronze Camp, RB SLSC, ph: 5486 3249 25 Business Bites Workshop, 2-4pm, RB Library, ph: 0455 554 668 28 Sound of Teen Spirit concert, 2pm, Lions Park TCB, Jess 0411 218 254 28 Craft market, RB Comm Hall, $5 stalls, 8am-1pm, ph: 5486 3355 30 HOY for Chocolate from 10-11am, CC Vets and Comm Hall, Jess 0411 218 254

9 - 30 Mary Valley Scarecrow Festival


10 Veterans and Community Morning Tea, TCB RSL, ph: 5486 4224 10 Facebook for Business Workshop TCB , 5.30-7.30pm, ph:0455 554 668

1,2,3 Learn the Basics of Sailing Course, Tin Can Bay, Kay 0427 603 093 5

11 Cooloola Connect Meeting TCB RSL 10am-12pm, Carley 0408 992 822

Annual Flower Show, TCB Comm Centre, 9.30am, Cheryl 5486 8070


13 Come and Try day, Dragon Boating, TCB, Sandy 0402352756

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13 Spacegirls Satellite Party, 4-11pm, Gympie Civic Centre

QCWA High Tea, Kathy House, 10am12noon, Dawn 0434 518836

12 4x4 Pink Fun Run, Tanya 0417 791 233

4.30pm Karate and Jiu-Jitsu, RBSS: 0417 079 579 6pm Table Tennis, RB Community Hall, Bob: 0477 001 912 THURSDAY

WEEKLY (many are term time only) See Fitness and Health pages for fitness classes, aqua aerobics, pilates, yoga MONDAY 9.30am Senior Citizens indoor bowls, TCB Community Complex David: 0466 848 032 10-11am First 5 Forever Under 5’s, RB Library 4.30pm Karate and Jiu-Jitsu, RBSS: 0417 079 579 TUESDAY 9am Arts and Crafts Group, Church of the Good Shepherd Hall 9am TCB Quilters, TCB Community Complex, Jacquie: 5486 4468 9.30am Little Guppies Playgroup Carmen: 0487 876 559 10am-12noon, Tin Can Bay Art Group TCB Library. Ph: 5486 4355 7-9pm Alcoholics Anonymous, CC Veteran & Comm Hall. Ph: 5488 0972 WEDNESDAY 7.00am Heart Foundation Walking Group, Maggie 0400 756 615 9am Mahjong and games, Church of the Good Shepherd Hall 9am Table Tennis, RB Community Hall, Bob: 0477 001 912 9-11am Cooloola Card Makers - every second Wednesday TCB Library Ph: 5486 4355 10am Mainly Music, TCB Community Complex 3-4pm Coolabay Choir (from September) CC Vet & Com Hall Ph: Pam Graham 0427 180 649

7am Tennis, RB Sports Club, Carmel: 0438 773 679 8.30am Playgroup, RBSS 9am TCB Craft Club Carmel: 5488 0409 9.30am CCLAC Bingo, TCB Country Club 9.30am First 5 Forever Under 5’s, TCB Library 10am Art Workshop with Jenny, RB Library, every 2nd and 4th Thurs 3.30pm Cooloola Dragon Boat training FRIDAY 9am Sailability, TCB 9.30am Bridge, RB Hall Meeting Room 9.30am Senior Citizens indoor bowls, TCB Community Complex, David: 0466 848 032 SATURDAY 7.00am Heart Foundation Walking Group, Maggie 0400 756 615 6pm

Mass at St John Vianney Catholic Church service, Bream St TCB (Week 1, 2, 5) St Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church Service Manooka Dr, RB (Week 3, 4)

Markets on almost every Saturday, see the Visitor’s Guide! SUNDAY 7am

Mass RB (1, 2, 5) and TCB (wk 3, 4)

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