Rainbow Beach Community News September 2021

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September 2021 • Vol 24 • Issue 9

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IN THIS ISSUE... • Spring Fest is here • Nippers and Bronze Camp details • School holiday ideas

Annabelle helps father Mickey celebrate being a dad. Spoil the father figure in your life this Sunday. See page 4 for gift ideas.

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ELL, IT TURNS OUT that sometimes dreams really can come true. So here I am doing my dream job in my favourite place in the world.

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A few short months ago I could never have imagined this would be my reality and I am still pinching myself. I am so, so grateful to the Gilmores for their patience, guidance, and wisdom throughout this process. This issue would not exist without Michelle’s abundant help, knowledge - and pots of tea! This issue would also not have been possible without the incredible team behind it - the wizardry of Darren, the magic of Sally, the speed and accuracy of Victoria, the initiative of Wayne, and the ad hoc assistance of the talented Jess McKenzie. Thank you so much for your help guys, and I promise not to need so much handholding next time. What an incredible month September is set to be for the town. It truly feels like new beginnings with the start of the

season and the fresh burst of sunshine, flowers, and activity happening. Which of course means the Rainbow Beach Spring Fest is here. Buy your tickets now if you haven’t already - it promises to be a sensational afternoon of music, culture, and good vibes. And school holidays will be here before we know it. Let’s hope the town fills up with visitors from all around Queensland looking to experience the unique offerings of this incredible region. I’ve already invited pretty much everyone I’ve ever met so let’s hope there is room for them all! Thank you all so much for your wonderful warm welcome and kind wishes on my new venture. Please feel free to get in touch at any time for us to get to know each other better. I’ve already met so many of you and look forward to meeting everyone else soon. Until next month.

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Spring Festival G

IVE SPRING THE start it deserves on the first Saturday of September with the thrilling line-up of musical artists performing at Rainbow’s first reggae, blues, folk, and roots music festival. The eclectic mix of internationally recognised acts will push you to feel the rhythm, explore culture, and discover music. Although there is some last-minute disappointing news - the latest border restrictions have meant that popular multidisciplinary artist Fred Leone is now unable to perform. But the great news is that Spring Fest organisers have done a wonderful job finding a perfect substitute. “Fred Leone’s work has inspired me to support expression through music, especially for the younger generations,” said event creator Elisa Seul. “He would be glad to know that we are giving the space on stage to a young rising act: Aspy Jones. They are a local family band, full of beans, and they fit the true spirit of the Rainbow Beach Spring Fest.” The rest of the line-up remains unchanged. See you from 2pm, Saturday September 4, at the Centre Block next to the Community Hall - book now: trybooking.com or contact: rainbowcommunitycirs@gmail.com

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Father’s Day


ATHER’S DAY is a wonderful time to celebrate and share gratitude with the people who have helped us become who we are. This includes dads, grandads, step-parents, parents’ partners, devoted uncles, single mums that fulfill all parental roles, family friends, and anyone else that we consider family. “Anyone who does anything to help a child in their life is a hero.” - Fred Rogers

And what better place to pay tribute to these amazing people than here in our fabulous region! Need some ideas of how to spoil that special person? Here are a few suggestions: It’s not too late to buy them a ticket to the Rainbow Beach Spring Fest - held the day before Father’s Day, it’s a great chance to spend quality Editor Rhyll’s husband, Steve, was delighted to become a father six years ago - here he is celebrating his first ever Father’s Day by showing baby Silvie the sand blow

time together while enjoying some live music. Take him to lunch at the Surf Club and enjoy the view from the deck, or drop into the Sports Club for a cold drink. And while you’re there grab him some Fishing Classic merchandise - we may not have had the event, but you can still wear the gear. Check out Cooloola Coast Furniture and Bedding for gift ideas - there is no such thing as too many mugs. Does your special person love gardening? Spring is a great time to head to Cooloola Mitre 10 to grab pots and garden tools to help them get stuck into their hobby. Rainbow Beach Pharmacy always has gorgeous little gifts and cards on sale, or maybe he needs some pampering with some lush bodywash or moisturiser. What about a day on the water? Check out the fishing and boating section of the paper for our local fishing charters and tackle shops. But of course the best gift of all is time spent together, whatever you do just enjoy the day with those closest to you if you can - and make the most of our beautiful surroundings.

Flower Show Springing Up Soon


ITH SPRING IN full swing, it is time to look forward to this year’s Cooloola Coast Ambulance Flower Show. Held on Saturday October 2 from 9.30am to 3pm at the Community Centre in Tin Can Bay, 2021’s event will continue the great work of previous years in raising much-needed funds for the Local Ambulance Committee. It is always a very pleasant day out, with stalls, raffles, demonstrations and plants for sale, in addition to the judging taking place. We are blessed to have an abundance of keen gardeners and floral artists in the region so the standard of competition is high. The event also includes both an Open and Junior photography section which is always well

worth a look. Prizes will be awarded in each category, with overall champions and people’s choice winners being chosen as well. Entry forms for the competition are available at local retailers and libraries, and floral exhibitors are requested to deliver their entries between 2pm and 5pm on Friday October 1. Late entries are unable to be accepted. Photography entries need to be delivered by Monday September 27, so if you wish to enter you need to get snapping now. Get your entries ready for the Flower Show - all junior sections are free to enter



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School Holiday Fun C

AN YOU BELIEVE it is already that time of year - yes, the September school holidays are here, and what better place to enjoy them than here in the natural beauty of our region. It will be interesting to see how the interstate lockdowns affect visitor numbers - but it is highly likely Queenslanders will use this opportunity to explore their own state. Here are a few ideas for things to do with the kids over that precious two-week break:

Fishing Clinic For Kids

Rainbow Beach Amateur Anglers is holding their fishing clinic again on September 18. They will be heading out to Inskip Point from 8am to 11.30am. Head along and catch some yabbies, learn how to throw a cast net, try your luck with a soft plastic rod. You may even win a prize!

Tackle the Cooloola Great Walk

Want to immerse yourself in all that Mother Nature has to offer in this stunning region? Strap on some hiking boots and take

And as always, our local libraries will have plenty to entertain kids of all ages: Holiday Craft Take-Home Packs Stop by your local library branch between Monday September 20 and Friday October 1 for free take home craft activities during the school holidays. Suitable for children aged 5-12.

Family Fun Morning Bring your family along for a fun morning of stories, craft, games and activities. Ideal for family and friends of all ages. Rainbow Beach - Friday September 24, 10 – 12noon Tin Can Bay - Friday October 1, 10 – 12noon

the time to really explore our magnificent coastline on the Cooloola Great Walk. A topographic map is essential, as is experience in navigation and remote bushwalking, before attempting this challenging walk.

Get on yer bike

For an adventure on two wheels head to the Mary Valley with a self-guided bike tour of the Rail Trail to see bellbirds and many other native animals. The family-friendly track between Imbil and Brooloo is an easy 9.6kms and passes mostly through state forest. More details:railtrails.org.au

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Project Connect September 8 to 25 An exhibition of outcomes from a collaborative creative journey between young and professional artists. Story Vessels: Lines Between - Apart September 9 to October 2

Hunt for the Golden Ticket Does your book contain a legendary golden ticket? Willy Wonka has hidden some of his golden tickets in books at the library. Join us for the hunt of a lifetime, as we follow the clues and search for the golden tickets. Suitable for ages 8-12. Gympie Library- Saturday September 18, 10-11am

Explore the changing perspective of ‘boundaries’ as a result of COVID-19 and our altered movement patterns with work, social interactions and the new role of ‘home’ in everyone’s world. friend. Suitable for ages 5-8 years Wednesday September 22, 2-3pm

Pendulum Painting Learn about the forces of motion and gravity with a new painting technique by exchanging the paint brush for a swinging pendulum. Suitable for ages 8 – 12. Saturday September 25, 10-11am

Pirate Scavenger Hunt

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Put on your capes and tights and join us for a special superhero themed session of activities, craft and stories. Suitable for ages 5-8. Monday September 27, 2-3pm

Flower Pot Friends

Writing workshop with Aleesah Darlison

Come along to the library and have some fun creating your very own flower pot

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author. She has written over fifty books for children including picture books, chapter books, novels, and series. Aleesah’s new book Poppy the Punk Turtle, part of the Endangered Animal Tales Series, features the Mary River turtle. Join us for this fun and exciting workshop presented by this awardwinning children’s book author. Suitable for ages 8-12. Wednesday September 29, 2-3pm

Family STEAM Challenge Bring friends and family along for a night of games and activities exploring science, technology, reading and art. Ideal for family and friends of all ages. Thursday September 30, 5.30 – 6.30pm


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Rainbow Beach Police Beat

Road Safety in Rainbow


UEENSLAND ROAD SAFETY Week was well supported by our local police, with Senior Constable Mike Brantz attending a parade at the school to talk with the students about getting to and from school safely each day. Several students were congratulated by Mike after he observed them that morning, sensibly hopping off their bikes before crossing the road. He also emphasised that not only is wearing a helmet the safest option, it is the law. Other great suggestions made by the children for keeping safe were staying on the footpath when riding, wearing a seatbelt when travelling by vehicle, and not distracting the driver when travelling. A seatbelt meaning the difference between life and death was a particularly timely topic as prior to visiting the school that morning Senior Constable Brantz was in attendance at a serious crash a couple of kilometres out of town - a car carrying a mother and child had rolled both end to end and sideways. Fortunately only one minor injury was sustained in the crash, and Mike directly attributed the survival of the occupants to

the use of their seatbelts. A crash without one at just 40km/h has the same impact as falling from a twostorey building. Use seatbelts every time – even on roads you know and at low speeds. To promote the road safety message, School Principal Steve Bennett is running a weekly Road Safety Award at parade on Fridays to reward kids for practicing road safety on their way to school. The award is an ice cream generously supplied by Ruth at Sea Salt. Let’s hope the road safety message starts to filter through to our visitors - Sergeant Mick Bazzo dropped into the August Commerce and Tourism meeting to speak about ongoing Operation Sandstorm, which involves beachside patrols and increased enforcement activity. The upcoming school holidays will see increased police patrols targeting bad behaviour on the beach. However you can also assist with stopping the dangerous few who ruin it for all of us. If you manage to catch dash cam footage that shows the licence plate and driver of any vehicle breaking the law, send it to Policelink and they will be able to prosecute from that

Senior Constable Mike Brantz chatted to the kids about road safety

information. Anti-hooning laws have recently been strengthened in Queensland to hold the registered owner of a vehicle responsible for any hooning activity carried out in that vehicle. This makes it much easier for police to take enforcement action against mass gatherings of anti-social driving behaviour.

Sergeant Bazzo stressed “DO NOT put yourself in harm’s way. But if you can safely gain footage of drivers in the act of bad behaviour send it through to us - we follow up every single complaint.” Let’s make camping enjoyable for everyone by doing our best to get rid of this inconsiderate and dangerous element.

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LL RESIDENTS WOULD by now be aware of the petition for a safer road from Gympie to Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay. The cut off date is September 30, so this will be the final reminder to help make everyone aware of the petition and to request their support. The petition results will be tabled in Parliament by our

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local Member Tony Perrett in early October. Mr Perrett is pleased and amazed with the results so far with approximately 7000 signatures, and if it can get to 10,000 participants the Minister for Transport will certainly be under some pressure to act. If anyone can spare a couple of hours to help with getting

signatures, Tony Stewart will give you any help and training to talk to people coming to this popular area. Tony would like to thank those that have been getting signatures on the clipboards - Tony Stewart: 0408 767 930. Link to e-petition: parliament.qld.gov.au/work-ofassembly/petitions/petition-details?id=3511

It’s Nippers and Bronze Camp time T

HE SUN IS SHINING and the water is warming up which can only mean one thing - it is time for Nippers again! Nippers is for kids aged 6-13 years to learn surf safety and skills through games and sports - and most importantly to have fun. Don’t miss the sign-on days for this season: Saturday September 11, 12-2pm at Deep Blue Aquatic Saturday September 18, 10am-12pm at Rainbow Beach Pool Rainbow Beach Sports Centre has very kindly agreed to open the pool up early - and at no charge - just for the sign-on day. The Surf Club thanks them for their support. Any older kids looking for something interesting to do in the school holidays? Bronze and SRC camps are running from September 26 October 3. This week-long intensive course is available to anyone looking to join Rainbow Beach Surf Club’s great life-saving team. If you are aged 13 to 15 years you can enrol in a Surf Rescue Certificate and Resuscitation Award (SRC) and become a junior patrol member. It’s a great chance to learn some new skills, meet some amazing people and do good for your community. And if are you aged 15 or older why not gain your Bronze Medallion? It’s a one-of-a-kind experience where you will get to make a difference in the local community and learn how to save a life. Rainbow Beach Community News is a long-time supporter of Nippers and Surf Life Saving, with all of our kids (both past owners and new!) taking part in this wonderful program. No matter who you are, or what your background is, everyone is welcome in Surf Life Saving and there is a role for everyone, no matter your skill level. For all enquiries please contact Kelly at the Surf Club on 07 5486 3249 or surf@rainbowbeachsurf.com.au

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Rainbow hosts moving Veteran’s Day service T

HE GREY CLOUDS parted just in time for the start of the truly wonderful, heartfelt and emotional service hosted by the Rainbow Beach RSL Sub-Branch at the Cenotaph to commemorate this year’s Veterans Day. All present were moved to honour and remember the sacrifices and service of those Australians who have served their country during peace, peacekeeping missions and war, and the impact of service on our veterans’ families. “All gave some, and some gave all.” Veterans Day was originally known as Long Tan Day, chosen to commemorate the men of D Company 6RAR, who fought in the Battle of Long Tan in 1966 during the Vietnam War. This year marks the 55th Anniversary of that battle. Local Sub-Branch Vice President Mr David Collins is a veteran of Long Tan.

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Veterans’ Day is an opportunity for us all to pause and reflect on the bravery, teamwork and endurance that Australians displayed throughout the Vietnam War. We remember the sacrifices of those who died and say thank you to the almost 60,000 Australians who served during the 10 years of our involvement in the conflict. Some extra special presentations were made at the Surf Club after the service, with Quilts of Valour representatives Barbara and Bill Kenny awarding beautiful handmade quilts to locals Joe Casey (Army), Barry Hogan (RAAF), Greg Walker (RAAF), and Pam Dorman on behalf of her late husband Rev Bruce Dorman’s service. The quilts are presented to selected service members and veterans of the ADF in recognition of their sacrifice for Australia whilst deployed on combat operations.

Ming Roberts and Rick Mann of Young Veterans travelled from Gympie to attend the service

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Locals, Joe Casey and Barry Hogan, are awarded their handmade quilts by Barbara Kenny of Quilts of Valour

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Out and About

at the Cooloola Coast Art Group’s Art Show

Kay Muir submitted several watercolours, including “In The Marina”

Betty D’arcy Oils included “Porcupine Gorge” and “Wattle Bay”

Russell and Nadia from Tin Can Bay enjoyed the annual art show

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Probus inspired to walk

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Maggie Travers of the Heart Foundation Walking Group attended Probus last month

AGGIE TRAVERS gave a lively talk on the benefits of joining the Tin Can Bay Heart Walkers group at the Cooloola Coast Probus Club meeting in July, encouraging members to join their group. A dozen of our members supported the Cooloola Medical Transport Christmas In July luncheon at the Little Bowls Club. Members then joined with Probus members from the Gympie and Maryborough clubs at the end of August for a day of barefoot bowls and lunch at the Cooloola Country Club, although some elected to play cards, board games or just have a chat. Early September will see us going up to Hervey Bay to the annual district Probus Friendship Day and Concert. These are always a great day out. A group will also attend an open day at Brewery Hill Gardens, Southside. Meetings are held on each second Monday of the month at 2pm at the Sandcastle Motel in Tin Can Bay, and include a break for afternoon tea and a chat. For more details please contact our President Daryl on 0416 739 324 or Secretary Katrina at cooloolaprobus@gmail.com

Cooloola Seniors Expo A

CCESS TO SERVICES in Cooloola Cove and Tin Can Bay is restricted as we are a rural/coastal community. As the majority of our population are seniors there is a lower than average use of computers so not all of our community are able to look up information about entitlements or services. This has led to our community not being aware of all their entitlements and the services

available to them. The Cooloola Seniors Expo will focus on the services available to our community (with a focus on seniors). When: Saturday 23rd October Time: 10am – 1pm Where: Cooloola Coast Bowls Club Cost: Expo entry is free. Lunch will be available to purchase. Covid safe event

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S I MENTIONED last month, we are trying to take it easy for the next couple of months as we re-evaluate the main areas in need of our supplies. We are still receiving donations but trying to deliver mainly vouchers instead of food till our next run in early December. This month I took a big load of food hampers (65) ,1200 rolls of toilet paper, washing detergents, and many other boxes of food to the Drought Angels in Chinchilla. These were being urgently delivered to those mainly suffering from the mouse plague.

Early in the month $1000 went out in vouchers to the Drought Angels and $500 to Fencing for Fires for materials in NE Victoria. Thank you again to Leena & Steve, Helen George and other donors at our drop point near Woolies at the Real Estate. Thanks again to Wayne Kerle, Bay Auto, Big 4 Carlo Point, Ace Caravan Park, TCB Yacht Club, TCB Country Club, and others for our bottle collections. This year we are doing a BIG drive for Xmas cakes or puddings to go out west as well as Ttys. I have ordered 20 Lions Xmas cakes and will make 10 or 15 to start the ball rolling. If anyone can help please get in touch. Thank you all.


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QCWA invite you Wendy Ritchie

All welcome 3rd Wednesday of the month at Cooloola Bowls Club. 9.30 open 10am till 12.noon $7.00 - prizes, raffle and morning tea. Our Craft Mornings requests by our members are card making, learn to crochet, diamond painting, macramé and tile painting. Dates to be advised. Welcome for a coffee and a chat 1st& 2nd Wednesday of the month 10am $2.00 Kind regards Wendy President 0412 547 043 for all enquiries. QCWA Branch. Tin Can Bay – 18 Whiting Street Tin Can Bay .


UR ANNUAL GENERAL Meeting was held at the end of July and I am pleased to say we had a wonderful response from members for positions vacant in our Branch. President Wendy, 3 Vice Presidents, Dawn, Linda, Mollie (absent) Treasurer Jill and Secretary Judy. 23 members, all looking forward to a great year at CWA. Our Hoy fun morning, themed yellow for Daffodil Day was a huge success. QCWA members Wendy, Judy and Dawn welcome you to join them

Bush fire news from the CCCLDMSG H

greatly appreciated to ensure these burns are successfully completed • Thanks also to Gympie Shire Council in allowing diversion of traffic through Cooloola Cove and enabling closure of the main Rainbow Beach Road for the duration of the Investigator Avenue burn. This greatly reduced the risk to fire personnel and traffic in general • Appreciation for the support and understanding of local communities to enable these burns to be completed

ERE IS THE news from the Cooloola Coast Community Local Disaster Management Support Group. Gympie Regional Council is monitoring COVID-19 developments daily and assessing any potential impact on council services and events. Updates available at:.qld.gov.au/ alerts, or on gympie.qld.gov.au/home QPWS has almost completed the planned burn program for this year in the Cooloola Coast region • This includes 3 X urban interface burns focused on reducing the risk to local communities of Cooloola Cove and Rainbow Beach • Burns so far have achieved excellent results with minimal disruption to the local community • Wildfire threats have been significantly reduced with the completion of these burns • Assistance from partnering organisations such as Rural Fire Brigade and Hancock Plantations has been

Do you have a Bushfire Survival Plan? • PREPARE ruralfire.qld.gov.au • ACT • SURVIVE - It is timely to ensure all households have an updated bushfire survival plan. These plans are free from bushfiresurvival-plan.qfes.qld.gov.au - Bushfire Survival Plans allow your family and household to make predetermined decisions on what you will need and do when a bushfire impacts your family

- Don’t wait till its too late to ensure your family’s safety. Bushfire Warnings and Information: - Recently QFES has updated its Bushfire Warnings to be more in sync with the National Arrangements through AFAC - Residents are encouraged to visit the below link to ensure they understand the warnings - qfes.qld.gov.au/prepare/bushfire/tunein-to-warnings - QFES Facebook and social media are the best avenues to receive accurate and timely information about the bushfire warnings relevant to your community when the need arises. Your safety is your responsibility. Want more information? Come along to our next meeting on Tuesday September 7 from 9.30am. Phone Terry Steele on 0439 862 264 or 5486 4483. Where: Cooloola Cove Vet and Community Hall

Shed Shop Sale Day Why not take a drive to Tin Can Bay next time the markets are on (September 18) and pop into our Shed to see the wide and unique range of handcrafted goods. Everything from bird houses to easels, cake stands to rolling pins, fruit bowls to key holders. We’ve even got wooden memorial urns for holding your deceased pet’s ashes. And, did we mention the huge range of books for sale too!! Novels, magazines, reference books and DVDs. We now have EFTPOS facilities too! So come along, enjoy a BBQ sausage and cold drink and look around the Shed’s facilities and pick up something unique. Please support us by dropping off your recyclable bottles and cans (or ask us to collect) or by buying a raffle ticket Sunday lunchtime at the Sleepy Lagoon Hotel. Find TCBCAMS in Amity Place, (behind CityFarm) Tin Can Bay. Open weekdays 9am1pm. For information, please call Raewyn Oliver, Secretary, on 0412 995 512.


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USTRALIAN RED CROSS emergency services volunteers will be visiting Cooloola Cove on Saturday 4th September 2021 to deliver a program known as the Pillowcase Project - an exercise designed to help children and the young at heart be agents for emergency preparation within their families and communities. Each person who participates is given a pillowcase to decorate and take home, to start their own personal emergency kit. Adults are not forgotten. Cooloola Cove Residents and Friends will be hosting Cuppa in Cooloola in the hall at the same time. The Cooloola Coast Community Local Disaster Management Support Group will be letting us know what we can do to prepare for the disaster season starting on 1st October.

UR PLANT of the Month is the “Hovea acutifolia”, commonly known as Purple bush pea or Narrow-leaved Hovea. This plant grows to an open upright shrub to 1-2 metres and flowers in early spring with beautiful mauve to purple pea shaped blooms that grow in the leaf axils and have the typical ‘pea’ shape consisting of four petals. They are followed by green pods to 15mm, which ripen to black and pop audibly when they explode to release their seed. The flowers attract bees and other beneficial insects to your garden. This Hovea has alternate, narrow, oval shaped dark green leaves to 7cm, with

young growth covered in rusty hairs, (as are the underside of mature leaves, stems and branches). This is a hardy shrub that does well in most well drained soils, and will grow in full sun but prefers dappled shade and benefits from mulching. Cooloola City Farm Nursery is a cashonly organisation but this will change soon, located opposite the Community Centre on Tin Can Bay Road and is open 8am-3pm, Tuesday - Thursday. Call: 07 5486 2304, email: ccfni09@gmail.com or visit: cooloolacityfarm.org

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DATE CLAIMERS Cuppa In Cooloola – October Join Cooloola Cove Residents and Friends for a cuppa, cake and conversation (gluten free options are available). When: Saturday 2nd October Time: 10.00am – 11.30am Where: Veterans and Community Hall, Cooloola Cove (behind Woolworths) Cost: Gold coin donation (Covid safe event)

Bombing the Blues

Hovea acutifolia


When: Saturday 4th September Time: 10.00am – 11.30am Where: Veterans and Community Hall, Cooloola Cove (behind Woolworths) Cost: Pillowcase Program - Free Morning Tea – Gold coin donation (Covid safe event)


OOLOOLA COVE Residents & Friends Inc is raising awareness of QMHW by Bombing the Blues. Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) is an annual awareness week that aims to shine a spotlight on individual and community mental health and wellbeing across the state. In 2021, QMHW will be from Saturday 9 October to Sunday 17 October, with the theme, ‘Take time for mental health’. When: Sunday 10th October (Blue Tree Day) Time: 8am – 10am Where: Cooloola Sands Real Estate

carpark (near Woolworths) Cars N Coffee will be in the Woolworths carpark. Cooloola Cove Takeaway and Cafe will have blue specials If you or someone you know needs support there are a number of services available. A couple of services are: • Lifeline 13 11 14 lifeline.org.au • Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636 beyondblue.org.au • Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800kidshelpline.com.au If your situation is life threatening call Triple 000 immediately for help.

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Saturday 11th September 12- 2pm at Deep Blue Aquatic & Saturday 18th September 10am-12pm at Rainbow Beach Pool

Join https://sls.com.au/join/ Renew https://members.sls.com.au/ For all enquiries please contact Kelly on 07 5486 3249 or surf@rainbowbeachsurf.com.au

We are looking for new Junior and Senior members to join us in our classroom on the beach! We offer training and leadership while building confidence in Surf life saving for ALL ages

Nippers (6-13yrs) Learn surf safety and skills through games and sports Surf Rescue Certificate (13-15yrs, QCE Approved) Gain your SRC (CPR endorsed) and become a junior patrol member Bronze Medallion (15yrs & over, QCE Approved) Gain your BM and start your journey into Surf Life Saving. Your Bronze is a doorway into all SLS courses and in the workplace. (Next Bronze/SRC camp 26th Sep - 2nd Oct 2021)

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For further informa on on Surf Life Saving Awards, First Aid, Accommoda on, Youth Development (approved QCE courses) and training days We would love to hear from you! 07 5486 3249 or surf@rainbowbeachsurf.com.au

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Creative Cuts Lime Street Live at the TCB Country Club

Enjoy free entry to see seasoned Brisbane band Lime Street. The band has been treating live audiences to its classic brand of hit covers since July 2012. They play a wide range of blues, rock, country and Australian hits, including music from the 1960s to now. The five-piece band features singer/

guitarist Brian Crisp, singer/drummer Greg Bawden, guitarists Jim Mathers and Nev Sonter and bass player Mike Onn. Lime Street love playing music and work hard to entertain their audience. Check them out at the Tin Can Bay Country Club on Friday September 24, from 7pm.

Local Art Groups at the Library

Calling all artists!

Held the first and third Friday of each month at 10am at Rainbow Beach Library. Join Rainbow Beach Art Group for a fantastic morning of fun and creativity. Each session covers something different with the aim of exploring different avenues of art. Come along and enjoy a morning getting in touch with your inner artist. Phone: 5486 3705 for more information.

Tin Can Bay Art Group – Tuesdays from 10am-12noon at Tin Can Bay Library Join us to share work and ideas, seek advice from other talented eyes, and connect with artists in our community. Bring your work-in-progress or your finished piece and join in a friendly chat. Exchange ideas. Participate in a miniworkshop or see an art demonstration. All artists, levels, and mediums welcome. Phone: 5486 4355 for more information.

Sports Club hosts Daryl James

Daryl James’ passionate live performances evoke everything from introverted retrospection to wild dance-floors. With an earthy blend of pure acoustic and gritty overdriven guitars he plays with innovative tunings, intricate finger-picking and body percussion, to all out driving blues/rock riffs and soaring solos.

Topped off with haunting, smooth yet husky vocals, whether it’s with his homemade full foot drum set and live looping, or with his full band, he guarantees a live show that will have your feet and jaw on the floor! See him perform on September 24 at the Rainbow Beach Sports Club.

Author Talk at Gympie Library: Fiona McArthur Join bestselling author Fiona McArthur discusses her new book, The Farmer’s Friend, an uplifting Australian drama about what it really means to be a community – and learning that best friends can also make the best family. Drawing from her life as a rural midwife, Fiona McArthur shares her love of working with women, families and health professionals in her books. Her love of the Australian landscape

meshes beautifully with warm, funny, multigenerational characters as she highlights challenges for rural and remote families, and the strength shared between women. Happy endings are a must. Fiona is the author of the non-fiction book Aussie Midwives, and was awarded an Excellence in Midwifery Award in 2015 and the Australian Ruby Award for Contemporary Romantic Fiction in 2020. Gympie Library - Tuesday Sept 7 at 1pm.


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Flower & photography compe on Demonstra ons Raffles Plants for sale Morning & a�ernoon teas available

Entry forms for compe on available at local retailers and libraries

Champions and prize winners Admission presenta on at 2.00pm $3.00







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Health, Fitness, Beauty & Wellbeing

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OR SEVERAL MONTHS Ronnie Timperon, better known as Chappy Ronnie, has been looking into ways of supporting families and individuals in the Rainbow Beach community who may be finding it hard to put food on the table, as well as paying all those necessary bills that come in every month. She informs us that the 2020 Foodbank Hunger Report released some disturbing

facts, stating that COVID-19 has increased the demand for food relief across all age groups with 3 in 10 Australians now experiencing food insecurity. This is an increase of 47%, with young people aged between 18 and 25 being the hardest hit. Food-insecure Australians are seeking assistance from charities more frequently, with numbers doubling of those seeking

food relief at least once a week, and 43% of Australians can go for a whole day a week without eating. Ronnie says “In our community of Rainbow Beach, there may be people who are struggling to put food on the table and to be able to pay rent, electricity and other bills. “Whilst St Vinnie’s in Gympie does provide some relief, people must travel

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into Gympie to access this support, which is not always possible.” With the support of the Anglican Parish of Gympie, Chappy Ronnie is establishing a Community Pantry in the church hall at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Carlo Road, where perishable and non-perishable items will be available for locals who need a bit of a hand. Local businesses, supermarkets and takeaways will be approached to donate items that are near their use-by date. Local bakeries and takeaways may be willing to donate leftover bread and vouchers. Individuals and families can also donate fresh produce and other necessary food and hygiene items. “As members of this amazing community, we have the opportunity to support others with food that would normally be thrown out or, if they can afford it, individuals buying a few extra groceries to pass on to others,” said Chappy Ronnie. “Financial donations would also be welcome to purchase needed items that have not already been donated. Also, if local gardeners have an overflow of produce from their garden, they may consider donating it for others to benefit from.” The Community Pantry plans to be open from 2 - 4pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons for donations to be dropped off and for locals to access needed items. If you have questions regarding the above or are able to assist in any way, please contact Ronnie on 0413 135 867 or email: ronnie.timperon@gmail.com

Above: Roberta Muzzarelli of Rainbow Naturals


Above: Sarah Booth, Carla Reihl and Glenda Mick

Left: Lex and Joan Cooper

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RU OK DAY Thursday September 9


HEN A TORCH grows dim or stops working, do you just throw it away? Of course not. You change the batteries. When a person messes up or finds themselves in a dark place, do you cast them aside? Of course not! You help them change their batteries. Some need AA...attention and affection; some need AAA...attention, affection, and acceptance; some need C....compassion; some need D... direction. And if they still don’t seem to shine... simply sit with them quietly and share your light.

Health, Fitness, Beauty & Wellbeing

School nourishing our students in both body and spirit S

PRING HAS ALREADY sprung in the school’s garden after the recent spell of warmer weather with bean and pea seedlings planted only a few weeks ago already producing. Each class made a wish list of their favourite veggies and has planted out their own garden bed with a variety of seedlings including corn, broccoli, onions, carrots and beetroot. The Vegepods are working marvellously with tomatoes, peas, lettuce and baby spinach flourishing. Our native bees have settled in well and are busy looking for pollen to take back to their hive. Over the last eight weeks, Grade 1 students have been involved in the Kindness Club under the guidance of Chappy Ronnie, and have learned that showing kindness in the school, their families and their community is really important and as easy as sharing a smile.

Xaiya and Coral show off the Vegepods’ abundant harvest

Accredited Qualied Naturopath & Herbalist Consultations Available They also made chocolate chip bickies to give away to someone who they were grateful for, shared specially-scented glittery playdough with someone who needed cheering up and made thank-you cards for people who don’t always get thanked, like Mr Bennett and Tangles, the school cleaner. The last session was a party in the garden and students brought along their favourite food to share, which ended up being mostly cupcakes that were delicious!

What’s NEW at the GYM There is so much happening at Rainbow Beach Health & Fitness! Our walls have been given a facelift with a fresh coat of calming ocean blue paint. In August we held our FREE TRIAL day so locals could check out what we have to offer - keep an eye out for future opportunities to try us out or come on down for a chat. We are now introducing MOBILE MASSAGE to our services, offering single, couples, and group bookings. Corrina and Bec will come to you in the comfort of your own home or accommodation to treat those tired minds and muscles for pain relief, relaxation, and rejuvenation. You deserve it!

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Dr Andrew Spall Visiting once weekly on a Wednesday with Nurse Hayley

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Massage Therapist Corinna

Massage Price List 30 min Remedial $60 45 min Remedial $75 60 min Remedial $85 90 min Remedial $140


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

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extreme adventures and ultimate indulgences - a rejuvenating massage, secluded picnics beside a freshwater lake or delicious seafood and views in our eateries and clubs. Our coast has abundant fishing - whether off a beach, on an estuary or from a deep sea charter, right on our doorstep! Birdwatchers, nature-lovers, bushwalkers, 4x4 enthusiasts and surfers call our corner of the

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Rainbow Beach 4x4 Hire Experienced staff help plan your Fraser Island or Great Beach Drive itinerary Rainbow Beach Rd. 0488 500 917 rainbowbeach4x4hire.com.au


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



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

Rainbow Beach Auto Electrics

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

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

Rainbow Beach’s finest Kayak, Surf & SUP 4WD Tour Adventures to Double Island Point info@epicoceanadventures.com.au 0408 738 192 epicoceanadventures.com.au

Epic Ocean Adventures

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

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

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

Keely Rose Reef Fishing Charters

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


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

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


COPIES Tin Can Bay Tourist Park Century 21 Platinum Agents Paul Downman will help you on your property journey, Cooloola Coast 0407 181 404 Dolphin Shopping Centre, Tin Can Bay Email: paul.downman@century21.com

New camp kitchen, cabins, pool-side BBQ hut, Family amenities, disability access. 54-74 Trevally St. Ph: 07 5486 4411 tincanbaytouristpark.com.au

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

Rainbow Beach Pizza & Grill

Tin Can Bay Butchers

Gourmet Signature Pizzas, A’ la Carte Menu, Take Away & Delivery. Unique Coffee blend. Open Wednesday to Sunday. 07 5486 3043 Menu: facebook.com/rainbowbeachpizza/

Friendly team, quality meats, great prices Weekly deals, freshly made snags & meals Dolphin Shopping Centre, Tin Can Bay Rd 07 5486 4170 facebook.com/tincanbaybutchers

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Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters

Rainbow Beach Sports Club

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

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


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

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


Rainbow Beach Surf Club

Marina Bar and Grill

The Chandlery Bait and Tackle

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

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

Ice, Fuel, LPG, marine electronics, paints, cleaning products & stainless steel Tin Can Bay Marina, Emperor St 07 5486 4744 tcbchandlery.com.au


Soul Food, Rainbow Beach

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

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

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

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“We’re really happy with the result very surprised we had four bookings in one week. Corinna is our number one massage therapist, and we wanted to build up the massage side of the gym the more clients the better! It’s really good to see that locals use the newspaper and visitor guide, too! What great value for money, it’s already paid for itself! A big thank you!” Rebecca Arthur Rainbow Beach Health and Fitness

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20 Must See

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inskip Point

Kay Muir’s “Snapper Creek” entered into the My Cooloola Section Submit your Cooloola Coast images to: info@rbcn.com.au

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

Boat Ramps

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

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

Freshwater Picnic Area

Feed Wild Dolphins at Norman Point

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


Spring is in the air in Cooloola


HAT A BEAUTIFUL time of year to explore our unique coastal habitats to find local wildflowers in bloom. Hurry – they won’t be around for long! Step off the path away from carefully created gardens into the profusion of native flowers that have sprung up in our natural places. At first glance you may just see sand and trees, but look down and a little closer you’ll spot delicate pink flowers, then shrubs with a profusion of yellow peas, the white flowers running up the grasstree stalks (with sweet nectar to taste, if the insects aren’t there already). You could be amazed at the number of different shapes of blossoms and leaves. Lovely ground orchids appear on their tiny stalks, with names that fit their animal

shapes: White Donkey and Flying Duck! Brand new booklet Cooloola Wildflowers and Walks, was published by Cooloola Coastcare and Wild/Flower Women in time for this season of flowering. The pages show clear photos of 62 flowering plants most likely to be seen in this area. They are helpfully arranged by colour, with tips to distinguish one pink boronia from another, and alphabetised by their scientific names. At the back of the booklet are maps and descriptions of 14 short walks in Tin Can Bay and Cooloola Cove (have you been to the upper part of Snapper Creek, or seen the salt marsh?), as well as some of the surprisingly scenic tracks off of Rainbow Beach Road. Even in the Rainbow Beach industrial area is a rarely-explored firebreak track. You don’t

need to venture far to appreciate the wealth of beauty we have in the Cooloola wallum, plains, waterways and forests. The booklet is being sold for $5 at: • Tin Can Bay Post Office • Rainbow Beach Parks and Wildlife office • Rainbow Beach Community Hall • Online at wildflowerwomen.com.au shop ($10 posted) • Cooloola Coastcare: treasurer@cooloolacoastcare.org.au Wildflower Walk Number 11 A 3km return, easy-moderate grade. Grab your copy of the Cooloola Wildflowers and Walks booklet so that you can identify the flowers you see. Head to the Rainbow Beach entry sign firebreak. Follow the sandy vehicle track starting

Main: One of the appealing tracks off Rainbow Beach Road Inset: Wallum Mirbelia (Mirbelia rubifolia) is commonly seen mixed among the shorted plants

behind a small shed. Keep left to head out on the lower track, returning on the upper one (or vice versa). This track displays a lovely selection of wallum heath vegetation. There are views out across a boggy area which represents an unusual landform called a patterned fens. Plants you will see include Forest Boronia, Wallum Banksia, Flying Duck Orchids, Wallum Wedge Pea and more - consult the booklet for photos and details.

Visit the Dolphins this School Holidays Norma Sanderson Dolphin Volunteer Coordinator


OVID RESTRICTIONS have certainly reduced the number of visitors to our area and the Dolphin Centre, but those who do come are welcomed and looked after. Most visitors realise that we have to follow the Covid rules and comply with our instructions. With school holidays around the corner we hope that restrictions will be relaxed so more visitors can come to

the Cooloola Coast. During this pandemic the dolphins are oblivious of our concerns, as feeding is monitored and carried out as normal (especially spraying of hands with an antiseptic before handling the fish). These steps are taken to make sure the dolphins are safe from any of our viruses. It is also an important education program to inform the young and old about the plight of our sea creatures from pollution within the waterways and the effects of

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human viruses on them. Mystique is still missing, so it is probably unlikely he will return as Harmony seems to have taken over as the dominant male. We hope Mystique is strutting up the Straits gathering a new family. As the dolphins are not tagged we cannot predict or know of their whereabouts. Thank you to those residents who have indicated they wish to become volunteers. Training is given before commencement. If you think you could help out please phone

me on 0439 075 271 so I can arrange an interview. Remember if you are a resident of the area you are welcome to the Dolphin Centre and have free admission, only paying for feeding if you wish to participate. We open at 7am and have viewing of the dolphins until around 7.45am. This gives visitors a chance to hear all about the history and attributes of our Australian Humpback dolphins. Photographing is welcomed. See you there.

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Reaching for Rainbows By Principal Steve Bennett Rainbow Beach State School


ERM 3 HAS BEEN a busy one with lots to celebrate at Rainbow Beach State School. We were fortunate to be able to compete in the Gympie Choral Eisteddfod given many events across the region had been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Our students, led by Mrs Mason and Mrs Bailey, performed two songs beautifully and won first place in the Small Schools category. We are very grateful that our students are provided the opportunity to develop their love of music and enjoy experiences such as these. A huge note thanks to Mrs Mason for supporting our students in the choir program at school. We look forward to their future performances throughout the year. Representatives of Rainbow Beach State School competed at the recent Small Schools Athletics Carnival in various track and field events. I would like to congratulate and acknowledge the sporting talent and sportsmanship that was displayed by our students at the event. A number of our students were selected to compete at the Gympie District level. Unfortunately, this event was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Rainbow Beach State School recently held our annual Book Fair. We were blown away by the student and family support for this event. Our school has a long tradition of using this event to celebrate and foster a love of reading. Mrs Dargusch did an amazing job of coordinating and decorating our Book Fair, with this year’s theme transforming one of our classrooms into an Ancient Egypt setting. Our students embraced the opportunity to dress up as their favourite book characters and celebrate their love of literature.

The choir rehearsing for their award-winning Eisteddford performance

While the club Rugby League has finished up for another year, our students have continued to train for the upcoming Broncos League Challenge. Last year Rainbow Beach combined with Gympie East State School to field a team and managed to come away with the shield. This year we have enough players to have our own team and we are looking forward to travelling to Albert Park to compete in this year’s event. We would love to see a few families and locals support our players on Thursday September 16! There has been a hive of activity within the school gardens and grounds with lots of fresh produce currently being grown.

The students, supported by Chappy Ronnie, Mr White our Groundsman and the P&C have been working hard in our gardens. In recent months we have seen a native bee hive and three veggie pods donated by Woolworths and a revamp of existing garden areas. We are all very proud of the garden areas and would like to thank all of


those people who contribute to making our school a great place to learn. The P&C is currently leading an initiative with the purchase of rainbow bench seats, similar to those in the main street of town, and the creation of a rock garden in our school grounds. We look forward to unveiling these in the near future.


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Performances and 100 Days of Prep By Tin Can Bay P-10 School


REP STUDENTS CELEBRATED 100 days of school by dressing up as little old men and women. Activities for the day focused on the number 100 and included a chicken scavenger hunt. The students enjoyed their “100” cake and look forward to the next 100 days.


Above: Nate celebrates completing 100 days of Prep Below: Tin Can Bay School English Team 1 were runners-up in the Language Conventions section!

Performers from the Grin and Tonic Theatre Company presented an interpretation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at the Tin Can Bay State School hall. Our students were joined by the Year 10 students from Kilkivan P-10 State School and the Mary Valley State College, who have also been studying this play. As this was their first introduction to the works of William Shakespeare, the students benefited greatly from the visual and emotive elements in the presentation, which enhanced their understanding of the characters and their motives. The drama was performed with two actors filling a variety of roles, with the support of students who volunteered to fill some small roles. Students were impressed with how cleverly the young performers told the story of the two star-crossed lovers, using a series of flash cards and dioramas projected onto the stage.

Following the performance, the students were able to ask the actors questions about the performance and their experiences being actors. The Year 10 students were left captivated by Grin and Tonic’s production of Romeo and Juliet and look forward to seeing more live theatre!

GYMPIE EISTEDDFOD Tin Can Bay Instrumental Music students recently performed in the Gympie and District Eisteddfod held at the Gympie Show grounds in The Pavilion. The Instrumental music section took place over two days, with the Primary School Concert Band category being the largest category in the section. This comprised seven entrants, in excess of 200 students! Although the students were not awarded a place in their category, the concert band performed very well and were awarded 81 adjudicator points. The winning band was awarded 87 points. The concert band represented themselves and the school with distinction and learned a great deal from the experience.

2021 GYMPIE PRIMARY TEAM CHALLENGEMATHS AND ENGLISH A selection of Year 5 and 6 students competed in the 2021 Gympie Primary Team Challenges

Instrumental Music Group representing their school at the Gympie Eisteddford

for Maths and English at One Mile State School. On day one, Maths Team members – Sienna Eager, Tekoa Kitto, Xavier Madden, Zane Mills, Ella Nacca, Mia Reibel, Taylah Rooks, Perla Sirri, Lily and Cleo worked hard to solve problems as a team in the allotted time. Tin Can Bay School Maths Team number 2 achieved outstanding results – coming second in the Group Challenge (Part A)! On day two, English Team members – Ruby Bubke, Tekoa Kitto, Avah LathamNikora, Summar Leat, Elizabeth Maker, Brodie Yapp, Taylah Rooks, Perla Sirri and Lily took on the challenge of solving the literacy problems, even writing a story on the spur of the moment! The Tin Can Bay School English Team number 1 were runners-up in the Language Conventions section (Part B) of the competition. What a great effort! In previous years Tin Can Bay has competed in the Small School category. However, this year due to increased student numbers, the school entered as a large school, competing against the likes of Gympie West, One Mile and Gympie South State Schools. Well done to everyone who took part in the competitions! A huge thank you to Mrs Rebecca Turner, Ms Sandra Carroll, Mrs Evelyn Ozanne and Mrs Shari Buczynsky for coordinating and facilitating the events! Thank you also to Coastwide Charters Tin Can Bay and Leonie Devlin, for donating the use of their van to transport the students to the Maths and English Team Challenge.

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Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

Out on Baitrunner Mat Cooper Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters 0439 775 070


I EVERYONE. Well, it’s been that kinda month - with the snapper and pearl perch closure on, typically, they show up from everywhere. We have been doing our best to avoid them and most days filling up with quality tuskies, husser, sweetlip, cod, reds and of course the pelagic species.

Unfortunately we had quite a few days we could have bagged out the entire boat on 4-6kg snapper and quality perlies, a little frustrating, however great to see 99 percent of these fish swim back down without any trouble. Now the closure is over we are looking forward to some great snapper sessions on our way out to the wider reefs. We are currently very heavily booked out, however if you’re up here and interested in heading out, always ring and check as quite a few groups still cannot

Right: Peter added a nice Sweetlip to his collection fishing on Baitrunner Below: A typical mixed bag caught on Baitrunner


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0342 0925 WE 1644 2355


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0.55 0.55 SU 1133 MO 1220 1.85 1756 1840 1.85

1228 0.57 WE0.57 MO 1220 1830 1.81 1840 1.81


1.73 0.61 1.71 WE 0.24

0628 1.73 1236 0.61 1812 1.71 0.24


1.63 0601 0013 1.63 0.48 1144 0648 0.48 1.85 1749 1240 TU WE 1.85 1838

0.43 1.81 0.67 WE 1.57

1.93 0612 0003 1.93 0.53 1211 0701 0.53 1.68 1759 1315 TH FR 1.68 1850


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0.65 1304 TH 1316 FR0.65 1.51 1910 1.51 1847

0.47 0.47 FR 1304 SA 1352 1.64 1847 1927 1.64

0.65 0055 0103 0.65 0.49 0103 0.49 0032 0.41 0032 0053 0.41 0.41 0053 0.41 0044 0.13 0044 0100 0.13 0.41 0100 0.41 0046 0.15 0046 0103 0.15 4 0055 4 0645 4 0637 4 0716 19 0750 4 0738 19 0803 19 0704 19 0712 1.71 071241.71 0645 1.27 1.27 19 1.50 070441.50 0637 1.48 1.48 19 0716 1.96 1.96 19 1.96 075041.96 0738 2.27 2.27

SA 1205 1848

0.57 0.57 SA 1205 SU 1240 1.87 1848 1916 1.87

0.49 1215 SU 1240 MO0.49 1.98 1916 1.98 1833

0123 0718 SU 1246 1921

0.55 1.34 0.48 SU 1.92

1246 0.48 MO 1319 1921 1951 1.92

0.46 1254 MO 1319 TU0.46 1.94 1951 1.94 1909

0152 0749 MO 1323 1954

0.47 1.42 0.42 MO 1.96

1323 0.42 TU 1356 1954 2026 1.96


0.44 0.44 MO 1215 TU 1257 1.91 1833 1912 1.91

0.54 1313 TH0.54 TU 1257 1.75 1912 1.75 1912


1.72 0615 1.72 0532 0.70 1202 0.70 1120 1.63 1804 1.63 TU WE 1712 2330

0523 1058 1708 TU 2342

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0615 1.46 1202 0.59 1804 1.81 0.32

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0.44 0.44 SA 1358 SU 1430 1.59 1938 2001 1.59

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1401 0.54 FR0.54 WE 1331 1958 1.68 1943 1.68

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0.44 0.44 SU 1457 MO 1509 1.51 2032 2036 1.51


1.86 0.82 1.41

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1.27 0.84 1.75 0.66

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1.44 0.90 1.63 0.52

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1.61 0.86 1.57 0.45

1.20 0306 0308 1.20 1.08 0308 1.08 0418 1.30 0418 0350 1.30 1.19 0350 1.19 0537 1.61 0537 0450 1.61 1.54 0450 1.54 0554 1.76 0554 0510 1.76 1.79 0510 15 0306 30 0813 150.87 30 0849 150.83 30 1024 150.71 30 1110 0826 15 0.79 0826 0.79 30 0.87 0813 0940 15 0.80 0940 0.80 30 0.83 0849 1119 15 0.75 1119 0.75 30 0.71 1024 1152 15 0.87 1152 0.87 30 0.78 1110

1.79 0.78 1.53 0.38


TU 1359 2027 WE 1437 2105 TH 1519 2145 FR 1607 2228

SA 1706 2313

SU 1823

MO 1317 2006 TU 1441 2148

WE 1555 2259

0.40 0.40 WE 1432 TU 1359 1.97 2027 2058 1.97

0.42 0.42 TH 1507 WE 1437 1.94 2105 2128 1.94 0.48 0.48 TH 1519 FR 1547 1.85 2145 2201 1.85 0.59 0.59 FR 1607 SA 1636 1.73 2228 2237 1.73 0.72 0.72 SA 1706 SU 1741 1.57 2313 2318 1.57 0.84 0.84 SU 1823 MO 1907

1.72 1.72 MO 1317 TU 1308 0.88 2006 2055 0.88

1.76 1.76 TU 1441 WE 1422 0.83 2148 2217 0.83

1.83 1.83 WE 1555 TH 1533 0.74 2259 2301 0.74

0.47 1333 TU 1356 WE0.47 1.87 2026 1.87 1947

0.52 1415 WE 1432 TH0.52 1.77 2058 1.77 2027 0.61 1502 TH 1507 FR0.61 1.65 2128 1.65 2111 0.71 1557 FR 1547 SA0.71 1.54 2201 1.54 2157 0.82 1704 SA 1636 SU0.82 1.42 2237 1.42 2247 0.91 1825 SU 1741 MO0.91 1.30 2318 1.30 2348

0.97 1956 MO 1907 TU0.97

1.61 1408 TU 1308 WE1.61 0.96 2055 0.96 2122 1.59 1521 WE 1422 TH1.59 0.89 2217 0.89 2227 1.62 1625 TH 1533 FR1.62 0.79 2301 0.79 2315

0.34 0.34 WE 1333 TH 1406 1.92 1947 2013 1.92 0.36 0.36 TH 1415 FR 1442 1.86 2027 2045 1.86 0.44 0.44 FR 1502 SA 1524 1.74 2111 2119 1.74

0.55 0.55 SA 1557 SU 1612 1.59 2157 2157 1.59 0.67 0.67 SU 1704 MO 1710 1.42 2247 2238 1.42 0.76 0.76 MO 1825 TU 1818 1.28 2348 2327 1.28

0.78 0.78 TU 1956 WE 1938

1.86 1.86 TH 1312 WE 1408 0.74 2122 2058 0.74

1.86 1.86 TH 1521 FR 1424 0.66 2227 2153 0.66 1.87 1.87 FR 1625 SA 1529 0.58 2315 2233 0.58

0.57 1455 TH 1406 SA0.57 1.60 2013 1.60 2046

0.62 1557 FR 1442 SU0.62 1.52 2045 1.52 2136 0.68 1704 SA 1524 MO0.68 1.43 2119 1.43 2232 0.75 1814 SU 1612 TU0.75 1.34 2157 1.34 2340

0.82 1928 MO 1710 WE0.82 1.25 2238 1.25

0.87 1334 TU 1818 TH0.87 1.17 2327 1.17 2041 0.89 1442 WE 1938 FR0.89 2145

1.65 1545 TH 1312 SA1.65 0.84 2058 0.84 2234

1.64 1639 FR 1424 SU1.64 0.74 2153 0.74 2313 1.68 1725 SA 1529 MO1.68 0.61 2233 0.61 2345

1.31 0442 31 0442 1003 31 0.72 1003 SU 1622 2309

1.74 SU 1622 0.46 2309

0.42 0.42 SA 1455 SU 1512 1.62 2046 2051 1.62 0.51 0.51 SU 1557 MO 1558 1.48 2136 2129 1.48

0.68 1557 SU 1512 MO0.68 1.36 2051 1.36 2127

0.71 1657 MO 1558 TU0.71 1.31 2129 1.31 2225

0.67 0.67 TU 1814 WE 1742 1.25 2340 2257 1.25 0.71 0.71 WE 1928 TH 1841

1.91 1.91 FR 1228 TH 1334 0.70 2041 1944 0.70

1.84 1.84 FR 1442 SA 1332 0.65 2145 2043 0.65

1.78 1.78 SA 1545 SU 1435 0.59 2234 2134 0.59 1.73 1.73 SU 1639 MO 1533 0.52 2313 2217 0.52

1.68 1.68 MO 1725 TU 1624 0.47 2345 2255 0.47

0.75 1755 TU 1648 WE0.75 1.26 2209 1.26 2330 0.79 1853 WE 1742 TH0.79 1.21 2257 1.21

0.80 1259 TH 1841 FR0.80 1954 1.73 1358 FR 1228 SA1.73 0.78 1944 0.78 2055

1.69 1456 SA 1332 SU1.69 0.70 2043 0.70 2147

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S EVERYONE WOULD be aware the Fishing Classic sadly had to be cancelled, it was not an easy decision but with competitors coming from so far away and the ongoing uncertainty it was the only choice to be made. The good news is that our sponsors have already jumped back on board for next year and we will be back hopefully bigger and better than ever! We thank them and our participants for their ongoing support. Grab your calendars and block out

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S OF AUGUSt 15, 2021, snapper and pearl perch are once again able to be legally caught in our waters, and dining tables throughout the Cooloola Coast are rejoicing at the prospect! With the cooler months now behind us, getting out on the water by first light; to take advantage of peak bite times coinciding with an early morning tide change, is no longer as hard to cope with (especially those of us who were born in the middle

of last century). Flathead have recently been consistently caught and are worth targeting by casting soft plastics and small hard-bodied lures. Around low tide the small gutters that drain out to the channels and creeks are an excellent area to target, while around high tide the top of the sandbanks can be very productive. Trolling small hard bodied lures along the drop-offs can also be fruitful. Summer whiting are beginning to school

up (possibly for spawning) and are being caught in increasing numbers and quality. Yabbies, beach worms and squid strips are the baits-of-choice, almost always getting good results. Small black soldier crabs are a worthwhile option as they are a natural food for whiting and bream. The periods with greater tidal flow over the sand banks can be a perfect time to target whiting as their natural food is dislodged by the current as it disturbs the sand.

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Squid are now a bit hit and miss (after a very prolific two weeks in early August), and a bit of careful searching around their usual haunts is required to find them on any given day and tide. There are, however, plenty of large cuttlefish around, which are great eating if you can cope with the challenge of cleaning them and their seemingly never-ending ink supply. The inside reefs are a bit slow at the moment with only a few quality fish being caught. They are still worth a try if the neap tides and good weather correspond. A neap tide generally means a lesser flow of water, allowing for steadier, more manageable drifts. One very senior member of the Tin Can Bay Fishing Club did land a 99cm cod in midAugust, but he is too humble to mention it... Ron Cox.... ooops...silly me. The traditional theory that months without an R in their name are no good for catching mud crabs seems to not currently hold true, as some quality crabs were caught in August. There are many theories about the activity and the quality of mud crabs in relation to the moon phases, but getting the pots in the water (rather than second guessing) is the most likely approach to get results. Take advantage of the beautiful weather and get out on the water or down to the shoreline when you can. There is always something interesting to see if you really look, even if the piscatorial creatures don’t cooperate. Finally, a thought for the month.... “Threefourths of the Earth’s surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear then, that we should spend triple the amount of time fishing as we do taking care of the lawn.” Just common sense really.

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HERE’S NOTHING little about the big rush of beating your personal best, landing the perfect jump or learning a new skill. Little Athletics is more than field and track events, it’s a safe space to be yourself while having fun. The 2021-22 season has started and it’s not too late to sign up. Registration is $100 for U6-U17 age groups and only $60 for Tiny Tots (3- and 4-year-olds) which is kept affordable due to the ongoing sponsorship of Tin Can Bay Mini Storage. If you want to have a two-week trial then it’s only $5/week which is deducted from the registration fee on joining. The Centre also accepts Fair Play vouchers. Training is on the Tin Can Bay School Oval from 2.30 pm every Saturday during term.

The game-based training mixed with casual competition is the perfect combination to develop core skills and confidence. If you want to take it to the next level there are passionate coaches who are able to refine your skills. Numerous out-of-Centre competitions are held throughout the year for the serious competitive experience. Have you seen the awesome video on the Cooloola Coast Little Athletics Facebook page? Big thanks to U15 athlete Anjie and the Jelly Crew for putting it all together, and especially the special guest stars, you know who you are! A big shout out to U16 Janae who gave up her birthday morning to assist at the sign-on day. If you’d like to know more email ccla2014@ outlook.com or call Jess on 0411 218 254.

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ONGRATULATIONS TO BUNDY who won their regatta in Bundaberg on July 28 which was the last regatta of the 2021 Wide Bay Series. Their win on that day gave them the win of the series three out of four. Congratulations also to Team Cooloola for their two great wins on the day in Bundy and for the great training effort by all during the season. On an early misty morning, the Dragons paddled out on Snapper Creek to pay a floral tribute to the passing of our dear number one supporter Jean Barnett, who passed away on July 25 aged 95. She will be missed by many. During the proceeding

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ETER GILFOYLE HAD a 20-year career in the Australian Army and has been a committed volunteer at the Tin Can Bay RSL for the past six years, including stints as President and his current role, Vice President. Peter and his partner Bobbie are moving to Gayndah shortly to buy their first house together. I caught up with Peter for a chat at the RSL on Vietnam Veterans Day, a day dear to Peter, himself a Vietnam Veteran. I asked Peter about his career in the army and in particular about his 12 month tour of Vietnam. “I was in the army for just over 20 years and retired as a Warrant Officer Class 2,” said Peter. “My key role in Vietnam was management of controlled stores based in Vung Tai and Saigon. I arrived in Vietnam as a corporal and was then promoted to Sergeant and Acting Warrant Officer. “Vietnam was just another army posting to me – I did my job to the best of my ability. I met a lot of great local Vietnamese people and was often invited to dinner at their homes. “The hardest part of Vietnam was coming home – the reception we received from the Australian people was appalling and very disappointing. We were just doing our jobs and following orders and didn’t deserve that sort of treatment.” Peter has really enjoyed his time in Tin Can Bay, especially meeting Bobbie, and his time volunteering with the RSL. “Volunteering in Tin Can Bay has been very rewarding – in particular the people you meet and friends you make. It’s been a struggle for the RSL over COVID, but things are now looking up.” Bobbie has lived in Tin Can Bay for

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30 years and spent much of that time working at the Sleepy Lagoon Hotel, Country Club and more recently the RSL. Peter and Bobbie are buying their first house together in Gayndah, after the housing market in Tin Can Bay became too hot. “We’ve loved our time in Tin Can Bay, especially the people and the friendly small-town atmosphere. We’re really looking forward to our tree-change move to Gayndah, but will always have a soft spot in our hearts for Tin Can Bay.” Well, we’re going to miss you too Peter and Bobbie. Thank you for your service!

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Gympie Regional Council have begun the process of renewing their Corporate Plan. The current five-year plan only covers until 2022, so work needs to start now on preparing the next one. So...what exactly is a Corporate Plan? Good question. The Corporate Plan is the lead strategic planning document that drives Council’s fundamental decision making, reporting framework, annual budget and operational planning process. It is considered one of the most important documents in a council, as it sets the vision and provides the basis from which Council’s strategies, plans and policies are developed. The annual Operational Plan must align with the Corporate Plan - councillors are responsible to ensure the local government achieves its Corporate Plan and all employees of Council have the responsibility to carry out their duties to ensure the local government achieves its Corporate Plan. But how do YOU fit into this? As part of the development of a new Corporate Plan there must be community engagement and this will be happening in the not-too-distant future. It is recommended that you jump on to the GRC website and check out the current 2017-22 Corporate Plan so you have an understanding of what has been driving Council for the last five years. Key themes of the current plan are: • Ensuring our infrastructure is well planned, integrated, and safe. • Ensuring our community is active, diverse, creative, and engaged. • Ensuring our economy is dynamic,

productive and resilient. • Our environment is sustainable, wellmanaged and accessible. • Our organisation is accountable, responsive, efficient and innovative. Mayor Mick Curran said of the 20172022 plan: “The corporate plan is the blueprint that will enable us to build a strong, inclusive and economically vibrant region.” How do you feel they went achieving that? Keep an eye out for notices for the community engagement phase of the Corporate Plan development, so that you can have your chance to contribute to planning the region’s next five years. Division 1 Councillor Jess Milne says: “I encourage everyone to get involved with the community engagement as this document will set the direction of Council for the next half decade, so it’s very important to have your say when the time comes.”

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I used to work in a shoe recycling shop. It was sole destroying. Why did the scarecrow win an award? Because he was outstanding in his field. Today, my daughter asked “Can I have a book mark?” so I burst into tears. Eleven years old and she still doesn’t know my name is Brian.

My wife is really mad at the fact that I have no sense of direction. So I packed up my stuff and right. What do you call someone with no body and no nose? Nobody knows. What did the grape do when he got stepped on? He let out a little wine.

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My son yelled, “Daaaaaad, you haven’t listened to one word I’ve said, have you!?” What a strange way to start a conversation with me. What’s ET short for? Because he’s only got tiny legs. I ordered a chicken and an egg from Amazon. I’ll let you know… What’s orange and sounds like a parrot? A carrot. Singing in the shower is fun until you get soap in your mouth. Then it’s a soap opera.

What’s black and white and goes around and around? A penguin in a revolving door. I used to be addicted to doing the hokey pokey. Then I turned myself around. Why did the pirate walk the plank? Because his dog was back on land. My friend keeps saying “cheer up man it could be worse, you could be stuck underground in a hole full of water.” I know he means well. What happens when a frog’s car dies? He needs a jump. If that doesn’t work he has to get it toad. I thought about going on an all-almond diet. But that’s just nuts. Why do fathers take an extra pair of socks when they go golfing? In case they get a hole in one. I was wondering why this frisbee kept looking bigger and bigger. Then it hit me. Can a kangaroo jump higher than a house? Of course. Houses can’t jump. My wife told me to stop acting like a flamingo. So I had to put my foot down. Why did the invisible man turn down the job offer? He couldn’t see himself doing it.

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Gympie history trivia, 10am, Gympie Library


Learn to 3D Print, 1pm, Gympie Library


Rainbow Beach Art Group, 10am, RB Library, Ph: 5486 3705


Shadow Art with Cricut, 10am, Gympie Library


Rainbow Beach Spring Fest, RB Hall


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Author Talk: Fiona McArthur, 1pm, Gympie Library


Kids Learn to Sew 4wk Beg course starts, 3.30pm, Gympie Library


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Kids Learn to Sew 4wk Int course starts, 3.30pm, Gympie Library

10 Sew your own reusable shopping bag, 10am, Gympie Library 11 RB Markets, 7am, RB Hall

Pat Barone and Harvey Barkwell enjoy a coffee and chat on the Community Hall couch at the weekly Friday morning catch up - all ages welcome!

11 Nippers sign on, 12pm at Deep Blue Aquatics, Kelly: 5486 3249 16 Watching and Listening Online, 10am, RB Library 16 Jnr RL Broncos League Challenge, Albert Park, Gympie 17 School holidays begin 17 Rainbow Beach Art Group. 10 am, RB Library, Ph: 5486 3705 18 TCB Markets, 7am, RSL Hall TCB 18 RBAA Kids Fishing Clinic, 8am, Inskip Point 18 Nippers sign on, 10am at RB Pool, Kelly: 5486 3249 19 Researching Family History, 10am, RB Library

WEEKLY (many are term time only) 5.30am TCB Bootcamp, 7am & 5.30pm RB Gym classes, Ph: 0490 333 147

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Wednesday 7.30am Heart Foundation Walking Group TCB, Maggie: 0400 756 615 8am Table Tennis, RB Community Hall, $2, all levels welcome 8.30am Kindy Linq, RB School Library


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

3-4pm Coolabay Choir, CC Vets’ Hall, Pam: 0427 180 649

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

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

9am Chess/Rummikub, The Shed, ph: Carole 0437 880 438 1-5pm Men Only afternoons, The Shed, Rob: 0419 663 272 2.30-4pm Book a librarian, TCB Library

Saturday 7.30am Heart Foundation Walking Group TCB, Maggie: 0400 756 615 2nd Saturday Rainbow Beach Market. Book: 5486 3355 3rd Saturday Tin Can Bay Market. Book: 0418 711 897

23 Build your CV, 5.30pm, Gympie Library

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24 Virtual tour of Machu Picchu with expert guide, 10am, Gympie Library online

Tuesday 8.30am Kindy Linq, RB School Library

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

26 SRC & Bronze Camps start, Kelly: 5486 3249

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

9.30am Bingo for Local Ambulance Committee, TCB Country Club

10am Tin Can Bay Art Group, TCB Library

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


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

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

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

3.30pm Robotics for kids, Gympie Library

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


CC Ambulance Flower Show, 3pm, TCB Comm Centre


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16 Sunshine Coast Surfrider Assoc clean up weekend, Double Island Point

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8.30am Playgroup, RB School Library

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2.30pm Little Athletics, TCB School oval, Jess: 0411 218 254 5pm Mass at St John Vianney Catholic Church, Bream Street, TCB, (week 1, 2, 5) and St Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church Mass, Manooka Drive, RB (week 3, 4)

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Hello again to all the divided states of Australia, oh and Rainbow Beach. Once being the envy of the world, to now being the laughing stock.

Queensland is crossing its fingers that the Titans can at least make the finals. I think either Melbourne or the Panthers are going to be hard to beat.

As usual, I’ll try not to harp on too much about (which Covid variant are we up to?) Covid-19 or is it 20 (ask a poli cian, they’ll know or “follow the health advice”. How sad it's become when parents can’t take their kids with cancer to a hospital for treatment; are we not supposed to have compassion, humility and a sense of responsibility, or is it always someone else's fault and problem. The world we are bringing up our children and grandchildren in is definitely a ‘new world’.

Change sta ons to the AFL; the Lions have snuck into a double chance finals series, go you Lions.

With all the different messages from our poli cians - once the jab gets to 70-80% then the restric ons will be li�ed, well not en rely, depending on whether your state premier is Liberal or Labor (so why get the jab?) - before anyone starts, I’m not an an -vaxxer, but you can see that side. If they are so concerned about our freedoms and lifestyle, how many people died from heart disease yesterday, so why do we s ll have Maccas or Coke, (don’t forget Fruit Loops and red frogs, I s ll love em, but I preferred them the old way) let alone be able to drive cars.

Ash Barty’s back on her winning ways, how good is it to see a girl from Queensland conquering the world. I’m not going to talk about the Wallabies! Daniel Ricciardo s ll seems to be “ge�ng used to” the McLaren, hopefully when the F1 kicks off again he will be a bit more successful. Well, that’s my li�le rant for the month, hopefully I haven't upset too many vocal minority groups, everyone’s en tled to a different view and that’s what makes the world go round. Cheers for now.

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

Anyway, someone that’s s ll ge�ng paid (we’re all in this together don’t forget?) is making all the decisions, it would be an interes ng concept that if it was to affect them financially, would the same decisions s ll be made. The psychological and financial damage that we are doing to the next genera ons will probably never really be explained or data released. Well, next to a much happier note ( unless you’re a Broncos/Cowboys supporter) the Sports Report. With the ‘back end of the season’s now upon us, all of

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