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June 2013 - Issue 23

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WELCOME TO ALL OUR LOYAL READERS & SUPPORTERS Now winter has hit it is time to rug up and stay warm, the team at Tradies and Ladies will endeavour to bring you some helpful tips of how to bring the garden to life during winter and some truly hearty winter meals, just checkout the Garden page and the recipe page. The team at Tradies and Ladies would like to thank one and all for all the feedback we receive on our high quality and very informative


publication each month. If you have any events or you are a business that is looking to get out to the community without all the hassles, then just give us a call. We offer a high quality product, with a second to none service. Kerry Davis, Editor Locals Looking after Locals 14. Rose Chapel - Funeral Advice 15. Fishing Update 16. Tech Talk - Computer Tips & Tricks 17. Home & Garden - Camellias 18. Recipes - Winter Warmers 19. Puzzles 20. Competitions & RSPCA 21. Community Corner 22. What’s On in June 23. Quick Reference Guide & News

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Flood and tornado damage incurred from the disasters in January may see Bundaberg Regional Council out of pocket by amounts approaching $8 million. Budget figures presented to Council clearly show the intent to create a small surplus during the current financial year has disappeared predominately due to the disasters experienced in January. While Council had intended to finish this financial year with a surplus of around $1.6million the effects of the tornadoes and floods have resulted in Council anticipating it could have a deficit amount of up to $7.5 million. Mayor, Cr. Mal Forman said the effects of the flood on Council’s bottom line were still being assessed. “During the floods Council simply had to spend whatever was needed to ensure essential services were repaired or maintained. We had an obligation to meet community needs and expectations. “It is currently estimated that we have spent around $23 million in disaster response and ongoing recovery expenditure this financial year

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and received State and Federal government funding of $15 million.” Cr. Forman said Council was about $1 million down on its normal tip fees collection mainly due to the vast amount of flood refuse that was allowed to be deposited free of charge at Council’s waste disposal facilities. Council’s operational costs have increased significantly due to the overtime, weekend and all night worked and the necessity to employ contractors and equipment as well as fund supplies and equipment for evacuation centres. “The effects of the January disasters will be felt financially by Council for the next few years to come,” said the Mayor. “We are vigorously pursuing the State and Federal governments for increased funding of the emergent spending shortfall to assist in defraying that significant deficit figure,” said Cr. Forman. “Every dollar we can access from the State or Federal Government is a dollar less we need from our ratepayers.”


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We are here to assist grieving families 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When you need us, we are here to comfort and support you during this intensely emotional time. Rose Chapel Funerals service the areas of Bundaberg, Mount Perry, Gin Gin, Childers, Gayndah, Eidsvold, Mundubbera, Biggenden, Rosedale, Agnes Water/1770 and the greater Wide Bay Burnett and can also provide repatriation service to intra and interstate and also internationally. Rose Chapel Funerals are a local family owned funeral firm operating since 1999. David and Penny Levi has have continued the family business philosophy of celebrating a lifetime of memories with sensitivity, compassion and respect. We have compassionately assisted families of the Wide Bay Burnett area at some of the most challenging times in their lives.   Rose Chapel Funerals specialise in all aspects of the funeral industry and continue to offer the latest products and services to best serve your family. We have always believed in and continue to believe in offering a funeral service that is unique to that person. From a Harley Hearse for the final ride to releasing butterflies during the service - a religious or non-religious service - whatever reflects the personality and life of your loved one. We pride ourselves on our client service, this is what sets us apart. With Rose Chapel Funerals we understand that you, your family and your loved one are at


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Cavalcade from the past to roll into town

The Bundaberg region is set for a blast from the past with a convoy of 100 year old cars preparing to tour the region between June 10 and 14 as part of the 11th Highwheeler Rally. Highwheeler Register member Barry Dowton said the Bundaberg region met all of the needs for the rally including ideal road conditions and an abundance of attractions to visit, though the main reason they decided to hold the rally here was to show support for the town after the January flood event. “Monetary wise we may not mean much but if we can just put smiles on faces,” Mr Dowton said. Bundaberg Regional Council’s Community Services portfolio spokesperson Cr. Judy Peters said she was grateful the Highwheelers Register had considered the region while it was going through difficult times and that Council would assist the rally in any way possible. “We recognise the importance of events such as the Highwheeler Rally in supporting local businesses and lifting spirits in the community

which is still dealing with the effects of this year’s natural disasters,” Cr. Peters said. Council has organised road closures and traffic management for the rally to assist the convoy in making its way safely through town. Mr Dowton said he could not thank Council or the Bundaberg community enough for making the Highwheeler Register feel welcome. He said while the Highwheelers were in town they would be visiting a number of local attractions including the Bundaberg Rum Factory and Mon Repos Turtle Rookery as well as stopping in at schools and a nursing home.

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positive reaction to the negative perception that Bundaberg’s postcode is the fattest in Australia. Community partnerships have formed and together we’re presenting MOVE it 2013 to the whole of the Bundaberg region. Bundaberg’s Healthy for LIFE team, Bundaberg Regional Council, IMPACT and Bundaberg YMCA are stepping up to the challenge of helping the region’s residents to become healthier and more active. MOVE it 2013 is a three month campaign, July 21 to October 31, which will deliver a range of healthy activities, nutrition and cooking workshops, and a community team fitness challenge. The activities will be free, accessible, for everyone, and for people of all ages and at all levels. The campaign will reach out to all members of our community and together we will Move it as a Community in Action. Throughout the three-months there will be an ongoing program of events which will include: • Expo launch Sunday 21 July 2013 (11 am to 3 pm)

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Most of us don’t like change and will do anything to avoid it. Avoiding it can be simply looking the other way, self-medicating, over-working,or simply denying the need to do anything. Governments force us to change. Marketers say we need to change by buying the next “u-beaut” product. Still, change is change. Sometimes the pain it takes to change is less than the pain it takes to stay where we are.  An example of this is going to the dentist. If you hate dentists then you will do whatever it takes to avoid going to see one. But eventually you get to the point where the aching tooth is so painful; you tell yourself it can’t get any more painful. So … you go to the dentist! Life’s like that. We deny the pain we are in as we don’t want to face the pain of change. Change can be scary and sometimes can be very overwhelming. The first step to dealing with change is to: 1. Recognise that it is bigger than you, and you can’t deal with it by yourself; 2. Find a way to break change into smaller pieces; 3. Look for the positives of making the change; and 4. Start to embrace the benefits of the change. Some of us can do this very quickly while, for others, it’s much harder to do. If you feel you’re being pushed to make a major change in your life – one you’re finding is a lot bigger than you are – let me help you find the positives of that change and workthrough the process. Talking to someone outside the change can be helpful to find a way through or around that change.

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Name sought for Pasturage Reserve at Bargara

Community input is being sought to find a name to properly identify a reserve deemed as one of the most environmentally relevant areas in the Bundaberg Region. The 800 acre Pasturage Reserve at Bargara is home to one of the largest remaining stands of Silver Leaved Paperbarks in South-East Queensland as well as containing more than 122 species of native plants and rainforest trees. Bundaberg Regional Council’s Environment and Natural Resources portfolio spokesman, Cr. Danny Rowleson said the reserve was a significant environmental area but required a name to appropriately identify and promote the public space. Cr Rowleson said Council had undertaken extensive work in the area which included signage and construction of defined walking tracks as well as weed control initiatives. “Many visitors to our region enjoy an environmental experience and this reserve, in addition to the identified tree and plant life, has more than 135 kinds of native birds within its confines.” He said the pasturage reserve is unusual in that the

land is publicly owned unlike most reserves which fall under the auspices of the State Government. “Council is keen to engage with the broader community in finding a name that best reflects the attributes of this great asset within our region,” said Cr. Rowleson. “We are inviting the community to submit names for consideration; however, the names should meet a basic criteria.” He said family names should not be included in the title and that the name should reflect the environmental purpose and value of the reserve with words like bushland reserve or environmental park utilised. “Ideally, the name should also indicate the location of the reserve and perhaps be indicative of the history or historical attachments of the property to the location.” Cr Rowleson said he hoped a short list of appropriate names would be generated for the consideration of Council in choosing a name for the reserve. Submissions with a proposed name for the reserve close on Sunday, June 30.

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May was again a bit hit and miss, we had rain, wind and yes, a couple of great days where the bigger boats got out wide. The rivers have been dirty and the fish have been absent. The Blue Water fishing Club had a tag-along at the Baffle. Around 24 anglers converged on Merv at the Winfield Caravan Park; Merv (the owner) really looked after us well. We fished hard all weekend, as it was pretty windy nobody got outside the mouth of the river. The catch was very low with just a few Whiting (on live yabbies) and about four Flathead, none of which had any size to them. Reports I received from my spies paint similar pictures for the Kolan, Elliott, Burnett, and Burrum Rivers. On a lighter note the prawns have arrived right on cue, as I predicted, and some big prawns are being netted in the Burnett at Strathdees, just out the front near the lighthouse and at Woodgate Beach. Remember if you want to learn how to easily throw a cast net email the editor: editor@tradiesandladies., and I will send you a video. With this cold snap, reports suggest that the Bream might be early this year. Keith Wright with some nice Black They are already experiencing some really good catches of big Bream and large numbers of Winter Whiting. If you want to fish for Bream with a lure the King (Cobia) best and most productive is a plastic called Pumpkin Seed, buy the smallest you can, it never misses for me, remember what I said, fish only for one species at a time and gear up for that species as to bait, line, hook, and rod choice. If you are not exactly sure of hook size etc. drop into your tackle shop and chat to one of the boys. Live Yabbies are also productive this time of the year. Managed to get outside wide a few times last month and scored some good fish mainly Hussar, Pinky Snapper, Trevally and some really nice Black King (Cobia) but had to go 60 miles out to get them. In closer, the water temperature was around the 18 to 20 mark, out wide it rose to about 23/24 we found that the fish really came on the bite around the change of the tide. Closer in, a few have been catching Spotted and Schoolie Mackerel just at the end of the channel markers with the odd bigger fish amongst them. The Tuna have all but disappeared; if you do come across a school of them you need a V8 racing boat to keep up. The Artificial Reef has been a bit quiet, but the Barjon and Karma wrecks have been producing some nice Trevally on Slugs. This month and into July will see a big increase in Bream numbers and if the info is correct they are not only bigger in numbers but in size also. Whiting will also make their presence felt, that’s if the beam trawlers don’t decimate them first. Middle of May, I counted nine beam trawlers less than 100 meters off shore netting from Burrum to the Baffle day and night. Remember, these trawlers are killing machines they take everything in their path, let’s just hope that unlike Bream who hug the rock walls some Whiting, who school around in open water, that some will actually get through. Those that tossed in a crab pot got rewarded with a feed after they sorted out the many small crabs that seem to be in abundance lately. But I still will not eat a fish or crab caught in the Burnett River. The dams have also been pretty quiet with the Barramundi getting hard to find and even harder to catch with this cold snap upon us. Bass also have manoeuvred in to shallower water to try to keep warm, my reports tell me that shore fishing has been the most productive, the old saying, those in boats throw to the shore, those on the shore throw their line out to the middle. Seeing as there is not much to report this month I thought I would give you one of my tried and tested recipes for these cold days, A Seafood Chowder, “Yum” ingredients are: a kilo of marinara mix, one medium onion, potato, stick of celery, two cloves of garlic, two tablespoons plain flour, one tablespoon of butter, a litre of fish stock and litre of full cream milk. Chop as fine as possible the potato, onion, stick of celery and garlic cloves. Heat a tablespoon of butter in a saucepan, add chopped vegies. Stir until cooked. Add the flour, keep stirring. Then add the stock, milk and marina mix. Keep stirring and bring to the boil. Turn down to a simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with toasted Turkish bread. Don’t forget the VMR Family Fishing Classic is on again this month from the 21st to the 23rd. There are two boats this as prizes as well Jacob Rowland is happy with his catch many other prizes totalling $50,000. For more fishing information email: from just outside the Burnett River mouth on a handline using pilchards.


Tech Talk & Tips This month I want to talk about how to do system restore and why you need to use a reputable computer repairer as well as answer some readers’ questions. How to do a system restore 1. Single left click on the start menu 2. Single left click on “All programs” 3. Single left click on “Accessories” 4. Single left click on “System tools” 5. Single left click on “System restore” Follow the prompts as what to do next and, as a general rule with system restores, go at least 2 days prior to when you remember your problems began to set your restore and your computer should be operating as normal again. Of course anything you have done in the days from the restore will be lost, so remember what I am always saying about backing up! If your computer has an intermittent fault that caused your problems in the first place this is not a solution, but if it is to do with a program you have installed etc., and are finding it hard to uninstall it, this will work. Simon who is fairly new to computers wrote in saying: “Help” my computer seems to have the jitters every time I move my mouse, the little arrows seems to go everywhere. Well I think your problem could be that these days we use a laser mouse rather than the old track ball style, the laser mouse works by reflecting off the surface you slide it over and if the mouse pad has a colourful picture on it this can cause it to behave the way you have described. I, myself, have not used a mouse pad for years, but if you do want to use one try a solid colour and then it should stop your problem. If this does not solve your problem it may be that you just need a new mouse, as they don’t last forever, they start as low as $10 these days. Had a few enquiries this month asking similar questions, like Maureen who says: My computer runs Windows 7 and my home page used to be Google, I did an update this week on one of my programs, I can’t remember which one and now my home page is something entirely different. Could you tell me how to get Google back as my home page “please”? Seeing you asked so nicely Maureen, this is what you have to do. First open your home page and go to Tools (this is usually an icon on the right side of the page that looks a bit like a cog) click on this icon go to Internet options and type in the web address click on apply then click okay, close down the internet page and when you reopen it should be back to Google. Juliet sent in to ask, I use AVAST as my antivirus protection but my friend says that because I do internet

banking I should have a professional antivirus, do you agree? Juliet your friend is right, anyone who uses internet banking (or high use web sites such as Facebook, Twitter etc.) would be wise to have a professional antivirus with a firewall. This will give you the best protection. Whilst free antivirus programs do a great job and for those who only use the internet sparingly they are fine. They are very basic and do not protect as well as the professional antivirus programs. AMS Computers favour Kaspersky as it is reasonably priced (you can protect 3 computers for 2 years for as little as $99) or you can get a single for a lot cheaper. I, along with AMS Computers, agree that Kaspersky is the best value for money antivirus in the market at the moment, the big plus is they also have a Sydney based support call centre, with technicians that speak English. It can take a while to get through during peak times but they the techs are very helpful and easy to understand. Something everyone needs to be made aware of is that anyone can, and do, start a computer business and call themselves a computer technician. You do not need any qualifications whatsoever. Professional computer repair stores, like AMS, have seen the growth of back yarders in and around Bundaberg. I was recently delivered the latest Local Directory and in the computer section of the Yellow Pages there is up to 50 or so who call themselves computer technicians, most have a residential address others have NO address and only a mobile phone number. Backpackers are also getting in on the act and there have been reports of them doing a shoddy job and over charging. Your computer contains a wealth of private information, such as passwords, bank details, personal and private photos etc. Don’t let a stranger have access to this valuable information or you could have problems. Always use a highly respected and local registered computer store such as AMS Computers; they are the No1 independent store in the Wide Bay, your personal information is treated in the strictest confidence. Other reasons they are No1 is because they do a good job at a very fair price, they have nine staff, up to five highly skilled technicians who specialise in, laptops, towers and gaming machines. They do mobile repairs (home and business), internet setups, phone repairs, iPods and more. Having up to five technicians means a fast turnaround for you, the customer, unlike a plumber or an electrician; anyone can call themselves a computer technician. The computer industry is NOT regulated, anyone, can, and do start a computer business. My tip is only use a reputable, registered computer store, the few bob you think you are saving can end up costing you a hell of a lot more.

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Beautiful winter flowers in shades of red, pink and white. What a delight! The most common species are either Camellia Japonica or Camellia Sasanqua with literally hundreds of varieties available. Camellias are an old time plant. They have been around for years and so much breeding has gone on. Japonica varieties have a larger leaf and prefer more shade. Sasanqua varieties have smaller leaves and generally flower first in the season. They can cope Anemoniflora with full or part shade and are excellent for making espaliers or hedges and beautiful in a pot at the entrance to your home. Make the Camellia work for you. Generally Camellias love rich composited soil with good drainage preferring slightly acidic soil. Once established they can be one of the hardiest plants in the yard. Regularly fertilise with Supergrowth, Seasol or Powerfeed or a specific Camellia/ Wahroongah Azalea food. A protected position away from strong winds and particularly salt is preferable. Afternoon shade is good but they can tolerate sun. The redder the flower the more sun tolerant. So, plant camellias today to ensure you enjoy the beautiful colours in winter. Bundaberg Wholesale Palms has quite a range of Camellias in stock so pop in and have a look. Happy gardening! Plantation Pink

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Winter Warmers Vegetable Minestrone

1 large onion, chopped 2 sticks celery, chopped 1 small bulb fennel, chopped 800g can salt-reduced chopped tomatoes 6 cups salt-reduced chicken stock

2 cups chopped root vegetables 1 cup fresh or frozen green peas 1/3 cup small pasta 2 small zucchini, chopped 1/2 cup each basil and parsley, chopped


1. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat and spray very lightly with oil. Add onion, celery and fennel and cook, stirring until soft - about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and chicken stock. 2. Bring to a simmer and add root vegies. Simmer 15-20 minutes or until tender. Add peas and pasta and simmer a further 10 minutes. 3. Add zucchini during last 5 minutes of cooking. Stir through herbs and season to taste before serving. Garnish with extra herbs if desired.


Slow Roasted Lamb Shanks

4-6 lamb shanks 1 cup each red wine and beef stock 4 garlic cloves, crushed 3 sprigs each fresh rosemary and thyme


1¼ cup gravy mix, blended with 1 cup water 3 assorted capsicums, cut into strips 3 parsnips, peeled and chopped 2 red onions, cut into wedges 400g can cherry tomatoes with juice

1. Preheat the oven to 160ºC (140ºC fan forced). Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large frying pan and brown lamb shanks until golden. Transfer to a large roasting pan and score the meat. 2. Combine red wine, stock, garlic and herbs. Pour over lamb, stand 10 minutes. Cover with foil and roast for 1½ hour. 3. Remove pan from the oven and increase heat to 200ºC (180ºC fan-forced). Remove foil and baste the lamb shanks with pan juices. Add gravy mix to the pan juices and stir to combine. Arrange capsicums, parsnips, onions and tomatoes around the shanks and return to the oven for a further 30 minutes. Serve with mashed potato and baby peas.

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Sudoku #20

Each letter in this puzzle is represented by a number 1-26. Can you crack the code and solve the crossword? Every letter of the alphabet is used at least once. Three letters are already in place to get you started.

Suduko #19 Answer

Word Fit

Fit the words correctly into the grid

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For your chance to win a $50 voucher (plants only), kindly donated by Bundaberg Wholesale Palms and Plants, simply find the object (pictured below) hidden within the magazine. Take note of the page number and write it on the entry form and post to: PO BOX 6353 Bundaberg East Q 4670 Or you can enter via email to: Please ensure to provide your name and phone number. Submit your entries by Wednesday, June 19 for your chance to win. Good Luck!

ENTRY FORM Page Number: Name: Phone: Email: Hi my name is Jasper, I am an 8-week-old Terrier cross Australian Cattle Dog. I am in desperate need of a loving home. I can be a bit timid, but when I get to know you I will shower you with licks and affection. 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.


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Apple Tree Creek Markets


Apple Tree Creek Chit Chat Markets will be held on Saturday, June 8, from 7am, at the Apple Tree Creek Sports Ground, Bruce Highway. Great variety of stalls with something for everyone. Plants, bric-a-brac, crafts, car booters and more. Food available from the canteen. New stall holders welcome. All enquiries 0417 796 588.

PCYC markets

The PCYC markets will be held on Sunday, June 9, 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:

Dog training

Morning Tea, to be held on Friday, June 14, at Frangipani’s Function Room, Enterprise Street 9.30am. $10 admission, which includes delicious morning tea and lucky door prize. There is a continuous raffle with over 100 prizes. Bookings are essential. Phone Jan 4154 3173 or the parish office 4152 8810.

Community Car Boot Sale

Bring and sell, come and buy at the Uniting Church, Bargara, corner of Hughes Road and Blain Street on Saturday, June 8, from 7am - 12 noon. Sausage sizzle and other refreshments available for sale. For enquiries and bookings ($10 a site) contact 4159 1796 or 4159 3387.

Gracie Dixon Respite Centre DEMENTIA CAFE

Competent obedience training instructor, with many years experience, offers you the opportunity Members of the public are INVITED to to learn obedience training with your dog, FREE attend FREE information and educational OF CHARGE! Start your puppy early to provide sessions on Dementia, held at: valuable socialisation, as well as training. For Cafe 1928, Botanic Gardens, further information, phone 4154 1109.

Bundaberg North Second Wednesday of each month, 9.30am to 12noon.

Friday Men’s Group

If you would like to be part of a social Men’s Group on a Friday morning between 9.30am to 12 noon, phone the coordinator Lyn Acquasanta at Gracie Dixon on 4130 4120. For just $5 you can Persons with dementia, carers, family enjoy the company of other men, go on outings, and friends, as well as local professionals play cards, scrabble and men’s yarns and share and business persons are all welcome. morning tea. Various information sessions with guest speakers from Beyond Blue, medications, prostate cancer and any other topics of interest To Book held as well. This is a great opportunity for men to get together and enjoy each other’s company. Phone Gracie Dixon Respite Centre

Transport Available

Biggest Morning Tea

Good Shepherd Anglican Parish is hosting “Cuppa for Cancer” for Australia’s Biggest



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Visit Bundaberg’s Past via photographs and artefacts How did the pioneers live? What industries and services are still in existence? How has Bundaberg changed over the years?

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What’s on for the month of June 2013

Jenny Craig Ring Road Run Sunday, June 9

High Wheeler Rally

June 10 to 14 A cavalcade of around 20 odd looking and very old cars will putter around Bundaberg and it’s immediate region. Cars will gather at Alexandra Park each morning. Highlights will be a visit to Botanic Gardens on June 10 & the Gas Light Parade, Bundaberg CBD, June 13 at 5.30pm.

St Luke’s Anglican School 8.30am 2km Kids Dash, 5km & 10km run. Monies raised go to AGL Rescue Helicopter, Heart Foundation and Elliott Heads Life Saving Club For Information Visit:

Bundaberg Dragon Boat Club Regatta Saturday, June 15 Bundaberg Sailing Club

from 9.30am Teams from 1770, Hervey Bay, Cooloola and Bundaberg will compete in the regatta. Everyone welcome. Refreshments and food available. Bring a chair.


Shalom Markets, Every Sunday Shalom College, Fitzgerald St 6am to 12pm PCYC Markets, June 9 Bundaberg PCYC, Maryborough St 7.30am to 12pm Apple Tree Creek Markets, June 8 Apple Tree Creek Sports Ground 7.30am to 12pm

Low Vision Mobility Expo Monday, June 17 Bundaberg PCYC

10am to 1pm

Expo will outline the services provided by Guide Dogs Queensland & other organisations.

VMR Family Fishing Classic

June 21 to June 23 VMR Base, Harbour Esplanade, Burnett Heads 6am Friday to noon Sunday Everyone welcome to register. $50,000 in prizes. Including 2 boats. For more information visit:

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


Flying fox dispersal proceeding to plan Work being undertaken in the Larder Street area at Bargara which has a focus on moving a colony of flying foxes is proceeding “as expected”. Bundaberg Regional Council’s Environment and Natural Resources portfolio spokesperson, Cr. Danny Rowleson said a team of seven workers was steadily removing vegetation which has caused the colony to move north along Larder Street. “The program is proceeding pretty much as expected,” said Cr. Rowleson. “This is very much a learning experience for Council although we have had advice from consultants who have assisted in developing the strategy we are currently implementing.” Councillor Rowleson said it was planned that the team engaged in the work would continue to punch holes in the undergrowth in an attempt to make the current roosting site unattractive.

“The flying foxes are coping well and generally maintain about a 20 metre distance from where work is being undertaken,” Mr Rowleson added. Councillor Rowleson said the trimming and removal of some foliage in an area controlled by the Friends of Kelly’s Creek had been unavoidable, but Council had been in consultation with the group and replacement plants will be provided. “Once we get the colony within range of Woongarra Scenic Drive we anticipate the additional traffic noise will unsettle the colony to a point where we can attempt dispersal. This is planned to happen prior to the show holiday next Thursday. “Council is maintaining close contact with residents and advising of progress. Generally, I think all parties with an interest in the project are happy with the manner in which Council is handling the situation.”




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