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Locals looking after locals

April 2013 - Issue 21

Tradies Ladies A N D Tips for your business, home and garden

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WELCOME BACK TO OUR LOYAL READERS & SUPPORTERS What a fantastic response we had for the gorgeous water feature give away. Congratulations to the lucky winner Craig Baines. We would like to thank Steve and his team from Bundaberg Wholesale Palms for giving us the opportunity to run this great give away. Also thank you to the community who took part in this great competition. IN THIS EDITION 5. Local News 6. Cover Story - Bundaberg Mobility Centre 7. Local News 9. Local Nrews 9. In2Solar - Solar Air-Conditioning 10. Finding the Light - Suicide Intervention 11. Business in Focus - Cobblers Bundaberg 12. Local News 13. Rose Chapel Funerals - Funeral Insurance

There will be some great more competitions coming up through the year so keep your eye out for your copy of Tradies and Ladies Magazine each month in your letterbox Until next time please stay safe. Kerry Davis, Editor Locals Looking after Locals 14.Haymans- Home Lighting 15. Fishing Update 16. Tech Talk - Computer Tips & Tricks 17. Home & Garden - Vegetable Tips 18. Recipes - Dinner for two 19. Puzzles 20. Competitions & RSPCA 21. Community Corner 22. What’s On in April 23. Quick Reference Guide


• Coral Coast Pharmacies (Plaza) • Last Stop Convenience Store • North Post Office • East Post Office • Bundaberg Wholesale Palms • Innes Park Beach Takeaway • Burnett Heads IGA • Burnett Heads Oaks Shop • Sharon Store • Bundaberg Port • Elliott Heads Kiosk • Elliott Heads General Store

Tradies and Ladies Magazine is distributed free to households in Bundaberg and the Coral Coast each and every month. If you missed your copy you can read it online at: Or copies can be obtained at: • SeaFm & SeaFM Cruiser • Bundaberg Historical Museum • Canteen Corner • AMS Computers • Avoca Garden Centre

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Tradies and Ladies Magazine is published monthly where possible by Simple Solutions Marketing Pty Ltd. No responsibility is taken if Tradies and Ladies Magazine is unable to be printed/published monthly. All content and advertising printed in Tradies and Ladies Magazine is copyright to Simple Solutions Marketing Pty Ltd and may not be re-printed or used in any form (including business cards, facebook and/or any other advertising mediums) without written consent from the publisher. This also includes any artwork, photos or editorials undertaken by Tradies and Ladies magazine, even if not published. Disclaimer Tradies and Ladies Magazine may accept, amend or reject any advertisement. Tradies and Ladies Magazine gives no warranty to the reliability or accuracy of the advertisements placed in this magazine. Tradies and Ladies Magazine accepts no liability to any person and/or business in respect to any information contained in this magazine. Individuals should rely on their own enquiries. ABN: 37 150 735 256


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‘Tradies & Ladies is by far the most effective form of print marketing that In2Solar invests in monthly. Daily, clients walk into the In2Solar shop with a copy of the ‘Tradies and Ladies’ magazine or call through and tell us they read about our business in the magazine. We will definitely continue to advertise and run feature articles in this locally owned and run magazine.’ Emma Slater, In2Solar


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Caution urged with Burnett River recreation activity

Bundaberg Regional Council is recommending cautious use of the Burnett River as a recreational spot. Governance portfolio spokesperson, Cr. David Batt said the river remained a “tricky proposition” to navigate at the moment as well as still experiencing unsafe levels of e-coli bacteria. “Our wastewater treatment plants at Millbank and East Bundaberg are well on the road to recovery with East back to pre-flood operation and Millbank just a couple of weeks away from achieving safe levels of wastewater discharge.” Cr. Batt said the river certainly should not be utilised for recreation such as swimming or fishing. “The warnings we have had in place since the floods remain current,” he said. “The levels of e-coli are not safe for humans although, with the treatment plants now approaching peak operational efficiency we hope that will not be the position for too much longer.” Cr. Batt also cautioned boat owners and small craft operators to be aware that the floods had significantly altered the dynamics of the river. “We now have sandbanks where there were

none previously, sunken objects that can cause damage to small craft and certain navigation aids have either been damaged or swept away.” He said many of the river boat ramps were either unsafe to use or not able to be accessed at this point in time. “While the Burnett River is not a part of Council’s area of operation we appreciate that many residents utilise the river for recreational boating and fishing and the sooner we can have it returned to a usable facility, the better,” Cr. Batt added. Cr. Batt reminded boaties and fishermen that waterways from the Baffle to the Burrum were open for recreational activities. The Burnett is the only problem area at the moment but there are plenty of other pristine waterways locally. A spokesman from Maritime Safety Queensland confirmed that there are dangers associated with traversing the Burnett River. The message is that anyone boating on the river should only operate during daylight hours, keep a close lookout, reduce speed and wear a life jacket.

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Bundaberg Mobility Centre celebrates third birthday Ruth and Reon Robêrt, along with their son, Antoni, took over ownership of Bundaberg Mobility Centre three years ago in May and they haven’t looked back. As they head into their fourth year the team at Bundaberg Mobility Centre is excited to celebrate this milestone by having some great specials throughout the store. Bundaberg Mobility Centre stocks everything imaginable to keep you mobile. Their extensive range includes walking sticks, scooters, power chairs, walkers, rollators, wheelchairs, bathroom aids, lift chairs, beds and daily living aids.

As well as providing a huge range of mobility aids they have also have hi-tech diagnostic equipment which enables them to diagnosis problems with mobility scooters and power wheel chairs easily and, more importantly, accurately. The team at Bundaberg Mobility Centre are happy to say that they still continue to service what they sell and with their service fee at only $110 plus parts (in house only) you are guaranteed of professional workmanship by qualified technicians. Bundaberg Mobility Centre is also an authorised repairer for MASS (Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme). As part of their services, they will take the

time to come to you, especially in the event of a breakdown. It is a priority to the team at Bundaberg Mobility to get you mobile as soon as possible. They will come to you, diagnose the problem, order parts and either fix it at your residence or take it back to the workshop, repair it and bring it back to you. How’s that for service? And all this is done with care and a smile!

Ruth, Reon and Antoni are proud of the service they offer and will match any written local quote of the same product! At Bundaberg Mobility Centre, they understand your mobility and care needs, and take pride in giving you the mobility and/or care solution that will be effective, value for money, of high quality and most importantly, keeping you mobile. The entire team at Bundaberg Mobility Centre would like to say a big thank you to all their customers for supporting them over the past three years and they look forward to continuing the same outstanding service well into the future. For all your mobility solutions call in and see the team at Bundaberg Mobility Centre during the month of May and take advantage of their celebration specials,at shop 4, 52 Enterprise Street or give them call on 41 536 536.


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Truckies convoy for sick children Ninety-five trucks of various sizes convoyed to the Agro-

Trend Grounds on Sunday, March 24 to help raise money for a AGL rescue helicopter service as well as sick children in Bundaberg. Truckies and their trucks, from various Queensland towns including many participants from Bundaberg, all met at Brischetto’s Winery in Bargara and then in one long convoy, Ninety-Five trucks convoy along the Ring Road made their way to the Agro-Trend Grounds via the Ring Road. Many people cheered and waved as the two to three kilometre long convoy made its way to its destination. It was a sight to behold and the sound of 95 horns blaring at once was incredible. It was a fun way for the truckies to raise some much needed money for a great cause, whilst showing off their rigs. One truckie summed it all up on the convoy radio, “This is freakin awesome, yahoo!”. All trucks arrived at the Agro-Trend Grounds to hundreds of cheering spectators. Trucks were parked to give everyone a chance to have a good look at them, including the judges as prizes were given for best and shiniest rigs. Crowds were treated to live entertainment, headlined by country music singer Adam Harvey and a visit from the Easter Bunny. There were amusement rides for the kids, market stalls and plenty of food. A great day was had by all. Since its inaugural truck drive eight years ago, the fundraiser has raised $80,000, this total does not include what was raised last month. The total for this is still being Ned Kelly - Judged Best Rig tallied.

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LOCAL NEWS Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet leaps into Bundy Tell us your story. Ph: 0488 754 816

Residents of Bundaberg and surrounding areas will have the opportunity to experience the world renowned Bolshoi Ballet this June, as Bundaberg is one of eight regional centres to receive a simulcast of a Bolshoi Ballet performance live from the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) Lyric Theatre, Brisbane. The Bolshoi Ballet is one of the oldest and largest ballet companies in the world and in their first visit to Australia in almost two decades they will present an exclusive season in Brisbane, between May 30 and June 9. QPAC’s Chief Executive John Kotzas said he is pleased that QPAC is continuing to bring the world’s best to audiences across Queensland, thanks to partnerships with regional arts centre’s and with the use of satellite technology. “The Bolshoi Ballet is the second event in the QPAC International Series, a partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland to bring the world’s leading companies exclusively to Queensland,” Mr Kotzas said. Bundaberg Regional Council Sports, Recreation and Venues Portfolio spokesperson Lynne Forgan said it was exciting that Bundaberg has been chosen once will once again to participate in QPAC’s free simulcast program. “The Bolshoi Ballet simulcast will be the third for the Bundaberg region and follows on from three very successful regional simulcasts. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in 2011, and the successful simulcasts of The Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra with The Hamburg State Opera and a performance of Opera Australia’s Madama Butterfly both in 2012,” Councillor Forgan said. “The Bolshoi Ballet is one of the world’s most

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renowned ballet companies and to see them performing the magnificent 19th Century classic ballet, Le Corsaire is a huge honour for everyone in the region.” The Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of Le Corsaire via Live Simulcast will be held at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre on Tuesday, June 4 from 7pm. Entry is free but bookings are essential. Go to or phone 4130 4100.


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HEALTHY MIND David Lawson - Helping you to Find the Light!

Do you ever wish you knew more about suicide intervention? Have you known someone who has attempted, or succeeded at, suicide? Had feelings of helplessness and wish you had known more so that you could have done more? YOU can perform suicide first aid and intervention, simply by participating in an ASIST course. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a 2 day interactive workshop, conducted by registered trainers. In ASIST, you will: • Discuss suicide risk and safety openly and directly • Consider how attitudes and experiences affect helping • Learn and apply a model for suicide first aid intervention • Share ways to care for and support yourself as a helper Interactive learning is stimulated by teaching and audio-visuals. Small groups increase opportunities for discussion and skills practice. Attendance at both days is essential. By attending the course, you will become better prepared to: • Recognise when someone may be thinking of suicide • Respond in ways that clarify and address suicide risk • Understand why suicide thoughts are present • Work together to review risk and increase safety • Facilitate links with further help Participants consistently say they feel better prepared to respond helpfully to a person at risk of suicide. Evaluations show that people remember and apply what they have learned in ASIST. The next ASIST course will be conducted on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th May 2013. Cost: $200 (incl. GST) per person $150 (incl. GST) for Centrelink recipients Includes all training materials, morning & afternoon tea and lunch Call now to reserve your place!Your investment in yourself may save a life!

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LOCAL NEWS Community feedback sought on youth justice Publicise your event or tell your story!

Member for Burnett, Stephen Bennett is calling on local residents to have their say on youth justice policy as the Newman Government looks to develop its youth justice blueprint. Mr Bennett said the recently-released Safer Streets Crime Action Plan and survey would give Queenslanders an opportunity to voice their opinions on the state’s youth justice system. “This is an issue many people have an opinion on and it is critical that any future policy decisions are made in the best interests of our local communities,” Mr Bennett said. “It was an LNP election commitment to trial youth boot camps and we have already established an early intervention camp on the Gold Coast and a sentenced camp in Cairns. “On the one year anniversary of coming to government, the Premier and the AttorneyGeneral announced three additional boot

camps in Townsville, Rockhampton and the Fraser Coast. “However, as promised in the Government’s second six-month action plan, the review of youth justice will continue and this paper is a key element of the review.” Mr Bennett called on Burnett and Bundaberg residents to complete the survey and have their say on youth justice. “This is not an issue that can be fixed overnight, but with the input of the community we can ensure the voices of Queenslanders are heard and will inform future reforms,” he said. The paper also includes a summary of the criminal law reforms the Newman Government has implemented so far, including increased penalties for child sex offenders, murderers and people who assault or evade police. The paper and survey are available at: until June 30.


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For all your footwear repair with good old-fashioned and honest service, Cobblers Bundaberg is the place to go. Cobblers Bundaberg are able to repair footwear of all types, even offering build ups and repairing of handbags. If Steve and Lorna do not think it is repairable they will be honest with you. They do not believe in costing you money if they can not guarantee it. Steve and Lorna can also help with your shoe care with a great range of heel protectors, polishes, colour changes, brushes, laces and shoe horns in stock. If you need a replacement or spare house key or car key, Cobblers Bundaberg is one of the first places you must go as they are one of the cheapest in town. Have a special gift for someone? Why not make it even more special with a personal engraved message. Cobblers Bundaberg has many fonts to choose from and will engrave your special message on mugs, flasks, plaques etc. Steve and Lorna guarantee all their work, if you are not happy, don’t pay.• As Steve and Lorna say, “Why accept anything less than the • Shoe Repairs best and pay big city prices for•it.” Engraving So, if you need keys cut, quality engraving or shoe repairs done make sure you visit Shop 2, Westside Plaza Cobblers Bundaberg at Shop 2, Westside Heidke St, Bundaberg Plaza, Heidke Street. Even if you don’t want anything engraved, repaired or cut, Steve Open Ph: 4153 5320 says, “Just pop in for a coffee and a chat, Monday to Friday: 8am - 5pm Locally Owned & Operated Saturday: 8am - 12pm that’s free!”


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Natural disaster and rates relief Bundaberg district ratepayers should have pay their rates, should contact Council on 1300

received their half yearly rate notices which were posted Monday, February 25. Whilst Council is required by law to issue its half-yearly Rate Notices, Council is very aware that many people have suffered severe financial loss as a result of the recent natural disasters and may not be in a position to pay their rates. Bundaberg Regional Council Mayor, Cr. Mal Forman, who is responsible for the Finance portfolio, said he had written a letter to all ratepayers, which will accompany the rates notices, expressing his concern for the community, and explaining how ratepayers could apply for rates relief if necessary. Cr. Forman added that, in order to assist ratepayers, Council had delayed the issue of Rate Notices by two weeks, and had extended the due date for payment of rates by an additional two months, to May 24. The Mayor also noted that, ratepayers who are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the natural disaster, which affects their ability to

883 699 to discuss their specific circumstances with the Rates Team. If necessary, an Application Form will be forwarded to them to apply for rates relief, which will comprise additional time to pay their rates and/or reduced service charges for lost Council services. Cr Forman requested that ratepayers should advise anyone who is not aware of this, that rates relief is available. The Mayor wished to assure all those in the community, who have suffered personal loss or damage, that Council will work with them as they recover from the tolls of these overwhelming events. Council remains totally committed to facilitating resilience in the community, and will continue to work collaboratively and compassionately with residents, community organisations and business operators. Ratepayers who do not receive their notices by March 8 are requested to contact Council on 1300 883 699, or call into any Council service centre where details of due charges will be provided.

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How much is peace of mind really costing you? With the increase of Funeral Insurance advertising, it seems every second advert on the television lately is about another insurance company selling Funeral Insurance. All want to get your money but have really investigated what you are getting? Like any financial advice it is always a good idea to investigate what you are really being offered and whether it really suits you or if it only suits your insurers pockets.

Some consideration should be given to your investment including whether an Insurance or a Bond is better for you and how much you will need to plan for based on what you want from your funeral service. Like a Will, planning now will help your family in knowing what you want.

A person who is 60 year old can pay up to $80,000 more than is required

As an example, a person who is 60 year old can pay up to $80,000 more than is required over the rest of their life.

Your investment should be tax effective and both Centrelink and DVA pension friendly. Your funeral benefit should also allow your family quick and easy access when it is required.

Your peace of mind should not cost you more than it needs to. It is important to seek the right advice from the right funeral director. For truth and honesty speak to the staff at Rose Chapel Funerals about your pre-planning funeral options for your specific situation.

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Finding the right home lighting for your needs When it comes to home lighting, the choice of lights, lamps, fittings, fixtures and finishes is endless, but the friendly staff at Hayman’s Electrical can help you get the very best result for every part of your home, both inside and out. These days, recessed down lights are among the most popular choices for living areas, contributing a stylish, modern feel to any home. Down lights can also be used to highlight architectural features, even an attractive ceiling moulding, or just to add different effects with the use of different colour temperature lamps. Dimming is another way to create different moods for the various areas in your house. Pendant lights and oyster lights are other practical and attractive options for living spaces and bedrooms, as are lights incorporated into ceiling fans. Kitchen - Of all the rooms in the house, the kitchen lighting requires the most attention to detail. Food preparation and cooking areas must have plenty of clear light to ensure safety and there must also be adequate general light. A good approach is to use reflected light for general lighting throughout the kitchen and a combination of cabinet lighting or pendant lights to achieve stronger levels of light in the work areas.


There is a huge range of decorative energy efficient light fixtures for kitchens to choose from. Whether you’re looking for something traditional or modern, economical or expensive there are light fixtures to suit your needs. Children’s bedrooms - It can be great fun decorating a child’s room, but as these rooms can serve many functions, depending on the age of the child, there are a few considerations when it comes to lighting. As a general room light, a ceiling mounted oyster or pendant light with a single or twin clear light bulb is ideal. For young children, add some fun with a novelty light fitting or coloured shade. There are also wall lights and spot lights in a range of colourful designs and shapes children will love - the options are virtually limitless. Study area - choose a desk fitting to provide focused light for homework, reading and hobbies. A desk or study fitting that uses a LED lamp source is proving to be very popular. Whatever your lighting requirement, contact the staff at Haymans, no job is too big or too small. Phone the friendly team now, on 4152 2755 or call into the showroom at 26 Burrum Street.

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March was a month best forgotten. What with all the rain, wind, floods as fishing goes it was mostly a waste of time, or was it? I spent most of march sorting out my tackle boxes, rods, reels, boat trailer and boat, although I never went fishing I looked back and found a bad month of March was actually very productive. I have always been too busy fishing to do the little things until it is too late, like a small amount of rust showing on my trailer cross bar turned into a mammoth rebuild of the whole trailer, as the rust had actually gone right through the bottom of each bar on the trailer. At this point I must thank a good mate of mine Graham Williamson he was terrific he bought over his Mig Welder and did nearly all the work over three days and nights and totally rebuilt my trailer for me, “thanks mate”, it’s a fantastic trailer. Graham, like me, is a member of the Bundaberg Sports Fishing Club. This leads me to the question, how many of you actually check your trailers? Amanda with Sure we wash them after each trip, same as our rods and reels, but when you an Elliott River count up how much money you have tied up in all your fishing gear plus boat and Mangrove Jack trailer, you will be surprised. So do what I did and check out your trailer, nobody likes being stuck on the side of the road, do we? Just one last question, how long since you removed your trailer wheels and bearings, re-greased them and put them back on? Easter’s been and gone hope some of you got out and about, here’s what’s biting. Whiting is at the flats near the Baffle river mouth up to the mud flats at Winfield, plus good Flathead on the drop offs near the mouth, there are Jew fish in the mouth and just outside on the north side, fish the dirty water line on the incoming, tide same on the out tide, there are also a few crabs in North Creek. The Kolan is fishing about the same but the tide is reaching further up here, plenty of good crabs about and a few nice Bream. DO NOT FISH THE BURNETT due to three sewerage plants going under in the floods, fish and crabs have been tested for all kinds of nasties. My sources tell me it will be after the big tides in May before it will be safe to catch a feed from the Burnett River. The Elliott is fishing OK for Whiting and Flathead although you will have to search for them, the floods have also moved some of the sand banks, so go slowly, some nice Jew fish have been taken from just out the mouth on 5” inch white Gulp plastics and Mullet fillets. The Burrum has been on fire with Whiting being the fish of the day. Bait has been chopped prawn, worm and artificial worm. Some good flathead have also been landed. A report came in that a school of Chopper Tailor showed up early on the morning of the March 18, with approximately 15 landed in quick succession, before they moved on. Due to the weather the dams have been busy and reports have come in of some good catches of Bass and Barramundi, although the Barramundi are not all rod breaker most being around the 60 to 75cm, a few biggies have been taken. Try plastics mainly in the multi-colours or Halco gold Bombers, spinners have been doing the damage on Bass, Many of the outside fishers are getting a bit anxious, with reports that the Black Kings have arrived along with some good info on the Trevally. The Black Kings are taking poppers and plastics, take your pick whatever works on the day. Some schools of Spanish Mackerel and Tuna have also been reported. Will try to bring you up-to-date in the next issue, as you will understand, last month has been a bit hit and miss, with most of my spies not fishing. I have included a couple of photos from the archives to show that girls also catch some good fish. The next Club meeting of the Bundaberg Sports Fishing club, will follow our fish along at the Elliott River, Sunday April 14 at approximately 3pm. The club trailer will be set up at Riverview Park. Look us up on line at: or just come along to a meeting and have a look.

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Tech Talk & Tips Hope everyone is managing okay? The past few months have been horrendous; a lot of people have lost everything, including their computers. AMS Computers donates approximately 60 to 70 second-hand computers every month to Wide Bay Volunteers, they do some of them up and donate them to the needy. It was during this time that they have donated a lot to the flood victims, for this they should be congratulated. AMS Computers is glad that they have been able to help this very worthy cause over the past few years. Mathew and Steve, owners of AMS Computers, are also going to donate a brand new computer to a worthy group of volunteers, who bring a lot of joy and happiness to lots of children, and adult kids too; they too have been severely affected by the floods “watch this space”. Toby writes: “For the last 6 weeks my computer has been getting harder and harder to start up, sometimes it will take three goes to get into windows and it is very sluggish when it does run. Can you tell me why this would be, as I am worried one day it just won’t turn on?” Toby, the problem you are describing could be as innocent as the computer just being overdue for a clean and service or it could be a serious hardware issue such as a failing hard drive. If it is the hard drive failing, delay in getting it checked can be the difference between saving all your data and losing some, or all of it. All computers will have their moments such as not starting up correctly when we turn them on and most times if we choose the last known configuration option it solves the issue, however, if it continues to happen it needs to be thoroughly checked by a computer technician. So Toby my answer to you would be to take it to your computer service centre and ask them to give it a thorough check up and test the health of your hard drive and have the hardware cleaned and the software serviced before it’s too late. Everyone’s computer should be cleaned and serviced every six to eight months, an excessively slow PC may well indicate, and most time does indicate, that the hard drive is failing, so the sooner you get on top of it the easier it is to fix. The only fix programs you should have on your PC are Malware Bytes, C/cleaner and your preferred anti-virus, I myself plus AMS Computers recommend, Avast, which is a very good “free” anti-virus and Kaspersky for the paid one. Kaspersky covers you if you do internet monetary transactions or online banking. Brenda asks how to attach photos to emails in Windows Live Mail? - Open up Windows Live Mail and click on new message. Put in the email address of the person who you

are sending the message to and the click on the paper clip that says attach file, locate the file that you wish to, attach and click open. Your file has now been attached and you can repeat these steps until you have attached all the files that you wish to attach. Michael says he is having trouble watching some movies and videos plus some email attachments. So if you are having trouble watching movies or videos etc, on your computer using Windows media player. A good program to download is VLC media player, just Google it and do the free download, this media player, Michael, will play 99% of your movies, files and all music. Since the floods a few people have stated that they have been unable, or found it hard to get to AMS Computers to get their computers looked at, I know that AMS has been absolutely flat out getting businesses up and running again, whilst still looking after all their other customers, plus doing insurance quotes etc. It’s a credit to AMS Computers as they have worked hard to keep the repair times down to three days, but they do have four and sometimes five highly qualified technicians working in Bundaberg’s largest, most modern upto-date workshop which helps. I still hear it from some people; my friend next door looked at it he knows a “bit” about computers he’s a bit of an “expert” or a mate put me on to this bloke he works from his shed!! These are a NO, NO! AMS Computers see so many computers that have been messed with by people without qualifications, that have been further damaged all the time, this then costs you, the customer, a lot more money to put right. If a flyer shows up in your letter box, or you see an advertisement without a home phone number, or it’s a private address ignore it, especially adverts which say “no fix-no fee” or call out fee just $90, whether it takes 10 minutes or 10 hours. AMS Computers does at least eight call outs a day and fixes most computers under an hour at a cost of $50 for a local area, not $90, any qualified technician should only take an hour per computer to fix, maximum. Just a reminder, computers suck in air to keep them cool, this brings in dust, it rains, the air is damp, the dust absorbs the damp air, result is problems. Take it to AMS Computers they still have their special on saving 33% off the normal price. Better be quick though as this special may shortly be finishing. For just $45 you get your computer cleaned, dusted, hardware removed and replaced and all your unwanted, unnecessary rubbish removed, resulting in a cleaner, faster computer, now that’s a bargain.

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Now is a good time for growing vegies in Bundy. Get your garden beds ready and have a go. There is nothing like your own home fresh vegies and the satisfaction of making a meal that you have grown the ingredients yourself. Everyone has their favourite ways to grow their vegies and there are lots. Some of our staff here at Bundy Wholesale Palms and Plants, who love growing vegies, grouped together some of their growing tips. • Choose a location in your yard where your vegetable garden will get the sun for at least six hours per day. Preferably protected from strong winds and a northerly aspect should ensure that your garden receives the winter sun. • Set up for easy access. Make a raised garden bed if you have difficulty getting up and down. Old water tanks or sleeper beds are great for this. Make a path for easy access and remember your garden should be no wider than it is possible for you to reach in or across to pick your produce. • Use heaps of organic matter – ‘all-in-one’ is an excellent product for adding to your soil. • Mulch heavily with Lucerne hay or sugar cane mulch. • Grow carrots from seed. Sow sparingly in a shallow furrow and cover lightly. Don’t transplant and only thin out as you use them. • Plant small crops in succession so you always have a variety reaching maturity at ongoing stages, therefore extending your picking time. • Seasol, Seasol and more Seasol...Especially at planting time to give your seedlings the boost they need to start and then Powerfeed for fruit and Vegies. • Plant garlic now for a beaut spring crop. When planting garlic, leave the paper skin on the bulb. • Put a cover of plastic approx 30cm high around you patch of celery to force longer stalks. • All vegetable gardens will attract the bugs, so be prepared with a spray to combat this. We recommend and use ourselves, Beat a Bug, Pest Oil or Natra soap • Remove all excess leaves off tomatoes. • Concrete Pool • Some tried and true varieties of vegetables Construction are the tomato ‘Grosse Lisse’ for a full tomato, cherry tomatoes for easy care, Mignonette • Concreting lettuce and Silverbeet ‘Fordhook’ giants. • And the best tip of all is to visit your garden • Fencing on a daily basis to keep an eye on what is • Shades happening and potter around for healthy • Free Quotes plants. Happy gardening!

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Romantic Dinner For Two Oysters with Champagne Sauce

1 dozen natural oysters, in the half shell 125ml champagne or sparkling white wine 1 French shallot (eschalot), finely chopped 125ml thickened cream


Freshly ground white pepper Rock salt, to serve Chopped fresh chives

1. Place the champagne and shallot in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer 3-4 minutes or until reduced by half. 2. Add the cream and season with pepper. Simmer for 3-4 minutes or until sauce is thick and creamy. 3. Preheat grill on high. Scatter rock salt over the base of 2 small heatproof dishes. Arrange oysters on rock salt. 4. Pour the cream mixture evenly among the oysters. Cook under grill for 1-2 minutes or until golden. 5. Set aside for 2 minutes to cool slightly. Sprinkle with chives to serve.


Crispy Skin Salmon

4 (200g each) salmon fillets, skin on 2 Tablespoons of oil 1 teaspoon of sea salt Steamed chat potatoes and salad leaves to serve


1. Place salmon, skin side up, on a plate. Drizzle with oil. Rub salt into skin. 2. Heat a large, non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add salmon skin side down. Cook 4 to 5 minutes or until skin is crisp. 3. Cook covered for a further 4 to 5 minutes for medium or until cooked to your liking. 4. Serve with potatoes and salad leaves.


Chocolate Strawberries

750g large strawberries, washed & dried 150g milk chocolate 150g dark chocolate 150g white chocolate


1. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Break milk chocolate into even pieces. Place into a heat proof bowl. 2. One third fill a saucepan with water. Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low. Place chocolate bowl over saucepan (don’t let bowl touch water). Stir with a metal spoon until smooth. 3. Dip a third of the strawberries into chocolate. Place onto tray. Repeat with dark and white chocolate. Refrigerate until set.

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ENTRY FORM Hi my name is Timon, I am one-year-old and looking for a loving home. I am very affectionate and would love to find a family that would give me the love and attention I need and deserve. If you could give me a loving home, please come and visit me at the Bundaberg RSPCA Doblo Street. If I have been fortunate enough to find a home, there are many of my dog and cat friends who deserve a loving home too. We are all desexed, vaccinated and micro-chipped. The good news is that for a limited time I, and my other adult cat friends, are all only $20 each!

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Pictured is Steve Pratt, owner of Bundaberg Wholesale Palms and Plants congratulating Craig Baines, from Elliott Heads, of his win of the $1,495 (RRP) glass water feature. For the past six months Craig, plus hundreds of other Tradies and Ladies readers, have been visiting Bundaberg Wholesale Palms and Plants to find the monthly codeword. There were hundreds of entries and unfortunately there could only be one winner. Congratulations Craig, we are sure it is going to be a great feature in your garden.


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Apple Tree Creek Markets

Apple Tree Creek Markets will be held on Saturday, April 13, 7am to 12 noon, at the Apple Tree Creek Sports Ground, Bruce Highway. Live entertainment and a great variety of stalls with something for everyone. All enquiries 0417 796 588. In aid of the Isis Flying Club.

PCYC markets

The PCYC markets will be held on Sunday, April 14 at the Bundaberg PCYC, Maryborough Street from 8am with the canteen from 7.30am for breakfast. Great bargains to be found and always something new. Free jumping castle for the kids. For more information, phone 41542813 or email:

Car boot sale

further information, phone 4154 1109.

Bundy Bush Poetry Muster

The Bundy Bush Poetry Muster will be held from Friday to Sunday, July 5 to 7 in the Sails Function Room at The Waves Sports Club, Miller Street, Bundaberg. The categories for the performance poetry competition are U/8 years, 9yrs to U/16yrs, Novice Intermediate and Open which will be judged on both the Friday and Saturday from 8.30am to 4.30pm. On Sunday morning there will be the Duo competition as well as yarn spinning and the One Minute Cup. Gold coin entry. There will be a Walk-Up poetry concert on the Friday evening, $3 admission and Saturday evening concert, featuring special guest poets Marco Gliori, Gregory North and Jack Drake, $15 entry. Entry forms can be obtained by sending a SSAE to PO Box 4281, Bundaberg South 4670 or phoning 4159 7198, 4155 0778 or 4151 4631. Concert tickets can be purchased prior to the Muster weekend by phoning Sandy on 4151 4631.

Bring and sell, come and buy at the Uniting Church, Bargara, corner of Hughes Road and Blain Street on Saturday, April 13 from 7am to 12 noon. Sausage sizzle and other refreshments available for sale. For enquiries and bookings ($10 site) contact 4159 1796 or 4159 3387. Mother’s Day morning tea Windmill markets Celebrate Mothers Day with morning tea at Windmill Boutique Markets are held every Kepnock Grove Community Centre, Jocumsen Saturday and Sunday, 8am till 2pm at The Street, Bundaberg, on Tuesday, April 30 at 9.30am. Entertainment, lucky door, lucky spots Windmill, See Street, Bargara. While checking out and continuous raffles. Bookings 4152 4653 or some of the talented local artists why not enjoy 4151 1318, or just arrive. Everyone welcome. our famous $7.50 bacon and egg all day breakfast and fabulous coffee. Everyone welcome. Dog training If you would like your event or fundraiser highlighted Competent obedience training instructor, with in the Community Corner or What’s On section, email your upcoming events for next month for many years experience, offers you the opportunity free at: or to learn obedience training with your dog, FREE Post to: PO Box 6353, Bundaberg East Q 4670 OF CHARGE! Start your puppy early to provide Submissions need to reach us by the second last Wednesday of each month. valuable socialisation, as well as training. For

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What’s on for the month of April 2013 Youth Month

Bundaberg Basketball Flood Fight Back Fundraiser

All of April Bundaberg Region is celebrating our youth throughout the month of April with a range of April 19 to 21 activities and special events. WIN Stadium, Flint Street For more information visit: Friday night: Sports Memorabilia Auction Saturday night: Former Bulls & Bears vs Current Bulls & Bears Sunday lunch: All you can eat seafood $60 for the three events

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Thursday, April 25

GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY Elvis to the Max, starring Max Pellicano For a full list of services to be held in the Bundaberg Region, Friday, April 12, 8pm see page 23. The Wiggles - Friday, April 19, 10am Charmaine Wilson, Australia’s most talented Yesteryear Rally psychic - Tuesday, April 23, 7.30pm April 27 & 28 Playschool Live In Concert - Saturday, May 4, 10am Tegege Hall Ph: 4130 4100 Corner Flagstone and Rosedale Road For more information Tractor Pull and other novelty events. Old machinery and engine Markets displays, vintage cars, entertainment, Shalom Markets, Every Sunday refreshement and so much more. Shalom College, Fitzgerald St $4 per adult, primary school children 6am to 12pm PCYC Markets, April 14 free. Bundaberg PCYC, Maryborough St Camping and two course dinner 7.30am to 12pm available Saturday night. Apple Tree Creek Markets, April 13 Bookings essential for dinner. Apple Tree Creek Sports Ground Ph: 4156 1438 7.30am to 12pm

Gracie Dixon Respite Centre “Providing Services to the Aged and Younger People with a Disability”

Annual Cent Sale

Hundreds of prizes to be won and lots of fun to be had

Bundaberg Civic Centre Saturday, August 31 - Doors Open at 11.30am for a 1pm start $3 entry - includes lucky door prize and afternoon tea

To book a table, contact Lyn on 4130 4120 22

ANZAC DAY SERVICES Apple Tree Creek Dawn Service: 5.10am, Apple Tree Creek Memorial. Bargara Dawn Service: 5.30am, from Bauer Street to Beaufort Bomber Memorial. Bucca Parade Marches: 4.20am, from Bucca Community Hall. Bundaberg Dawn Service: 4.24am, from Quay Street via Barolin Street to the Cenotaph. Civic Service: 8.30am, from Barolin Street, past the Cenotaph to ANZAC Park. War Nurses Service: 10.15am, War Memorial Park (Cnr Bourbong & Takalvan Streets). Burnett Heads Parade Marches: 2.45pm from the Community Hall, Zunker Street to the Memorial Park. Childers Dawn Service: 4.28am, Memorial Precinct, cnr Lord & Churchill Streets. Citizen Service: 9.55am, from Cnr Churchill & North Street to Isis Cultural Centre. Cordalba Parade Marches: 5.30am, from Queen Street.

Elliott Heads Dawn Service: 5.30am, Submarine Lookout Memorial Service: 11.15am, Submarine Lookout, Elliott Heads. Gin Gin Dawn Service: 4am, Gin Gin RSL to the Cenotaph. Civic Service: 9.30am, from Gin Gin RSL to the Cenotaph. Moore Park Beach Dawn Service: 5.30am, Memorial Garden, Park Drive. Civic Service: 11.30am, Community Hall to the Memorial Garden. Rosedale Dawn Service: 5.50am, James Street to Memorial Hall. South Kolan Dawn Service: 5.55am, Kolan South State School to Monument. Woodgate Beach Dawn Service: 5am, Stone of Remembrance, Community Park. Citizens Service: 10am, Community Hall carpark to Stone of Remembrance.




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