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March 2013 - Issue 20
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WELCOME BACK TO OUR LOYAL READERS & SUPPORTERS The team at Tradies and Ladies would like to take this opportunity to THANK all that were and still are involved in getting Bundaberg back up and running after the Australia Day weekend devastation. We have all heard how wonderful the Army was and the tireless effort from the Mud Army but let’s all remember and not to forget all the others in the background, all the wonderful volunteers who have given their time at the evacuation centres, making food, sorting donated goods and making sure people were safe and had somebody to talk too. Also remember some of these people were actually effected quite badly themselves.
To all the Tradies out there we thank you for your tireless efforts as so many of you donated your time and equipment. Please remember this is not over yet, with the damage done to the Burnett River people need to be careful, the banks have been weakened, debris floating and hidden and contaminated water. As for the fishing at the moment, about the only place that would be safe (weather permitting) would be out at the reefs. Until next time please stay safe.
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Bundaberg coal finds excite mining companies The mining resources boom may be a handful of years away from significantly impacting the Bundaberg Region but the signs are positive that mining in the region will become a reality. Bundaberg Regional Council Mayor, Cr Mal Forman said he was excited by the news that mining joint venture partners headed by International Coal had reported finding good deposits of high quality coking coal in an area to the north east of Bundaberg. “I am advised International Coal is now ramping up its exploration of the area following this find,” said Cr Forman. “A recent report indicated that the results of further drilling and core samples from across the region will be known in around two to three months. “International Coal has been exceptionally collaborative with Council and has been mindful to consult in detail with all
stakeholders.” Cr Forman said there was obviously a lot of work to be undertaken before any firm decision regarding mining in the region was a reality. “It is important that our community be consulted every step of the way but the potential for job creation at our back door is a fabulous prospect and one that must be seriously canvassed.” Cr Forman said the find was around 50 kilometres from Bundaberg around the Avondale area. “From all reports the find is very significant and has the joint venture partners very excited. I understand the precise quantities of coal have not yet been identified but the news is extremely positive.” “Mining could open a whole new chapter in the future of our region. It has to be greeted as positive news,” Cr Forman said.
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Flood relief race meeting for Bundaberg Bundaberg will hold a special country race “A lot of parties have come together to organise
meeting to raise money for locals impacted by recent flooding, Member for Burnett, Stephen Bennett announced today. Mr Bennett said a six race dual-code Queensland Sustain Country series meeting would be held on Saturday, April 6 at the Bundaberg Race Club and includes a $20,000 Flood Relief Sustain Series Cup. The Bundaberg Greyhound Racing Club will host a five race greyhound program on the same day. “The Newman Government is doing everything possible to get the devastated Bundaberg region back to business and this race day is another way for Queenslanders to show their support,” Mr Bennett said. “Racing Queensland Limited (RQL) and Tattsbet will donate all wagering revenue from the feature race to the Bundaberg flood recovery. “Given the scale of damage to Bundaberg’s sporting and recreation facilities I know it’s going to be a tough road to complete recovery, but I’ve already seen the determination and resilience of Queenslanders on display, with clean-up efforts now well underway.” “The meeting will also be supported with a special City to Bush event spearheaded by the Brisbane Racing Club (BRC), which will attend with its corporate partners and hold several fundraising initiatives,” he said. Mr Bennett said while both events would remain classified as non-TAB meetings, RQL has negotiated with Sky Racing to broadcast the $20,000 Flood Relief Sustain Series Cup feature race on Sky Racing 1. “The flood relief meeting could not have been scheduled without the support of the Queensland industry,” Mr Bennett said.
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HEALTHY MIND David Lawson - Helping you to Find the Light!
I have not come across anyone who has not been affected by the events that happened in our community at the end of January. Whether directly or indirectly the heavy rain, wind and/or floods has had an impact on what we see around us and how we respond to those images. For some of us there was some minor inconvenience such as having to drive to work the long way round or perhaps not being able to go to work for a few days. For others, life has become a lot harder than it was. Simple things such as walking in the backyard or driving down to the shops, which once were pleasurable, are now reminders of the height and destruction of the flood water. Talking to someone outside of the problem can help you to cope and manage what you are experiencing. Instead of loved ones or work colleagues getting the brunt of your frustration and anger, talking to a counsellor allows you to unload â€“ get it off your chest â€“ releasing some of the pressure you are under. To help local businesses affected directly or indirectly by the flood, I am offering a free 1 hour chat with your management team or staff about looking after oneself and the different ways how people respond to these events. Confidential counselling for individual staff members can be arranged for staff who feel they need to talk to a counsellor. It is not a sign of weakness to say that recent events have upset you and that you are struggling to cope. NOT DOING ANYTHING ABOUT YOUR STRUGGLES IS.
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As the Bundaberg region continues to clean up and the severity of the situation sets in, local musician Pete O’Brien is once again compelled to express the community’s emotional upheaval and hope by putting pen to paper. He has just written “We Will Rebuild” in an effort to support the community through song. “I can not believe that we are here again – though this time it is much worse. Through the devastation the community are coming together and showing the true Bundaberg spirit and I was compelled to help through music. I was inspired to write this song in an attempt to capture the essence of this town and to help uplift the spirit of it’s residents,” said musician, Pete Obrien. Recently released “We all live in the same town” single was written by Pete when the 2010/2011 Bundaberg floods triggered a series of emotions within the community. “Ironically I was in Tamworth performing when Bundaberg once again was engulfed by the flood waters. I was in the top 10 from over 400 in the Professional busking comp. Five minutes before I
went on the Toyota Open Air Main Stage in the Park I had a phone call telling me what had happened in Bundy. I sang ‘’We All Live In The Same Town’’ with tears in my eyes to over 2000 people,” said Pete. Pete also performed at local evacuation centres with many other local musicians helping to bide the time of evacuees and help them through with the power of music. To hear “We will Rebuild” visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwgXfIxIbtA Face Book- http://www.facebook.com/ PeteOBrienMusic Website - http://www.peteobrienmusic.com/
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With all the recent disasters in Bundaberg and surrounding areas, many of our residents are still traumatised, in shock or feeling quite anxious. Our continuation of unpredictable weather has also been disturbing. This is a time to be gentle with yourself, be there for your neighbours and appreciate every moment with our family. It is also important to keep your immune system in good order. A multi vitamin, high in the Bs would be suitable to reduce stress and increase energy. A good B complex will also assist with preventing mosquito bites, but be sure to also wear mosquito repellent. Some people may also need some adrenal support if they are feeling the effects of Adrenal Exhaustion. Here at Bargara Beach Holistic Health Centre, we were quite lucky compared to most. Unfortunately, many of our neighbours lost their roofs and have been relocated while their houses are restored. The roof at our Centre/Home appeared okay at the front but most of the damage was at the back of the house. At this stage, I have been advised that the whole roof and ceiling will need to be replaced and that I will have to move out. Due to the lack of accommodation, and being the owner of a dog and two cats, I have decided to stay with my family in Perth while the house is being restructured, and will then make further decisions at that time. For years I have been expressing posting products around Australia and doing phone consultations, for people not living in Bundaberg. Many of these clients, I have not personally met, but we have been able to have some great results. During this time, this is how Bargara Beach Holistic Health Centre will be running. The email and website will stay the same, the mobile will remain the same and the business phone number should be diverted. Existing clients, who may not require a review, can contact me as per usual and I will arrange to post their products over, and they should arrive within 3 days. Clients requiring a review or initial consultation can request this also. During this time, there will be more focus on Functional Pathology testing which was also being used at Dr Cummings surgery Back To Basics. This is using blood, urine or saliva to test for hormones, adrenal function, alternative thyroid testing, food allergies, vitamins and minerals etc. This is done through a few different labs including Healthscopes. I am currently still taking appointment bookings up until the 22nd March. During my time in Perth, I am hoping to begin collating my well awaited book. Bundaberg will be the first to know when this is ready. I have enjoyed writing these articles for Tradies and Ladies and if you would like to continue to be updated on articles, please go to the website: www.healthandhealing.net.au On this website, go to the articles tab and it has a link so that you can be updated ‘click here to be notified when site is update’If you are on Facebook, you may also like to ‘LIKE’ our pages to keep update or in contact that way. Please feel free to contact me if you have any concerns. Yours in Health Rebecca Lang BHSc (Comp Med); Adv Dip Nat; Adv Dip West Herb; Adv Dip Ntn Med; Dip U.D.; Cert Arom; Cert Auric Thpy; Reiki Master
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MONTHLY FISHING UPDATE
You only have to put your boat in the river and the fish will come running, well nothing could be further from the truth! Some days you can get onto the fish straight away and fill your esky, next day you can fish the same spot with the same bait and not get a bite. I have been out on the reef and caught Trevally one after another, fished the same spot a couple of days later and only landed one or two fish. Last month was a bit like that, I fished the Baffle Creek from half tide out to half tide in, on Sunday the 20th and only managed a couple of Flatties around 30cm.Trevor Galletly, one of my mates managed to get bragging rights when he hooked a Flathead of 86cm, but that was all. It was noted that this fish was “very fat”, here lies the problem, due to a lack of rain the bait fish are holding in and up the river systems, the predators such as Flathead, Mangrove Jack and Threadfin Salmon are still hanging about. Fish for these at dawn and dusk, Whiting fillets and fresh large prawns the best bait here. Some big Bream are still about; they all have a smorgasbord of Sprat, Hardy heads, poddy Mullet and good sized prawns that are growing big and fat due to the lack of rain. To put it plainly the fish are not hungry. Your best bet is to fish up the Baffle Creek at the Ferry Crossing, the mouth of the Kolan, with prawns at and near the boat ramp; the mouth of the Burnett plus from the Rum Distillery to Splitters creek. Fish up the river from Elliott Heads boat ramp to Fallons Rocks and also the Burrum River mouth from the third leader and up the top Trevor Galletly with his nice end round the bends. sized Flathead caught at Baffle Go for Whiting with yabbies and artificial worm, beach worm, chopped prawn or try Creek mini poppers. Same baits for bream but fish deeper and along mangroves. Flathead are tempted with small pilchard on a ganged hook, silver or gold Halco hard body 4 to 5inch lure and certainly try the Micro Mullet and Zereck plastic prawn. The secret here is if you are going fishing, fish for that one species, if it’s Whiting you are targeting, go a fine tipped rod around 8 to 9 foot, very light line and a small hook. I personally like a No6 or 8 nickel plated bait hook, so target your fish and set your tackle to suit. Reports just in that a good day was had fishing down river from Paddy’s Island, and drifting along and outside the rock wall, over the sand flat to the old Molasses Wharf, using pilchards on ganged hooks, on an outgoing tide. Outside has been patchy, with reports of hits and misses. The Cochran’s Artificial Reef (2mile) has not been so active of late and the wreck out from the Baffle has dried up. A few days last month saw some nice schools of School Mackerel with a few Spanish thrown in. Tailor haven’t made an appearance as yet, neither have the Cobia. Everyone is working hard at getting a feed even the Tuna schools are not biting. The dams are all fishing okay with Monduran producing some great fun with good catches of Barra around 60 to 80cm and sometimes you can luck onto a rod breaker. Live bait has been the best here with XRaps a very close second. The Barra are hanging a bit deeper now that the water has Freedom To Be Mobile warmed up so set your lure to the depth that you see them Providing services to the general on the sounder. Lake Gregory has been fishing really well for Bass, you will need to try a few lures though to get onto them. public and the Medical Aids Have you ever found that you could do with a good feed Subsidy Scheme and a couple of beers etc but at a loss as to where to go, well that happened to me the other Friday night, so I said to the wife get your bib and tucker on, we are going out. We Selling, servicing ended up at the Blue Water Sports Club at Burnett Heads. and maintaining The food was absolutely fantastic and lots of it, and it was not expensive. The menu had heaps to choose from. We had the most makes of prawn dish and it was delicious, cooked to perfection. The mobility aids, view, the food, everything was great. So if you looking for somewhere to go for a real good feed, that’s affordable, go scooters see Leigh, Michelle, or Gabrielle at Tides Bistro, you won’t be and disappointed. They are open for lunch and dinner, Thursday to Sunday. wheelchairs If you have been or are going fishing send in your picture in the Wide Bay region of your catch and a few lines to report time, day tide etc and we will include you in our next edition. Oh, and thanks to everyone who has replied to the cast net video I sent them, saying how easy it is. It’s always good to get feedback. Please note this is the January report (pre flood) due to the floods there will be no report for February or March, will be back on deck in the April issue bringing you news 4/52 Enterprise Street, Bundaberg on what is biting and where.
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Tech Talk & Tips Please note that this publication will cover January/ February, as the management and staff of Tradies & Ladies has foregone the February edition to allow businesses to get on their feet. This unselfish and generous gesture has been well received by AMS Computers and many more of the businesses which regularly advertise and rely on the Tradies & Ladies Magazine to do what it does best and that’s bring in customers with a very professional publication each month. Well here we are and the first month of 2013 is already over. Christmas is such a hectic time, don’t you just love the grandkids coming to visit !! They know everything! Here are a few tips for all you out there that have relatives or grandchildren that head straight for your computer. Number one - put in a password, then simply say you forgot what it was, but remember to write it down somewhere. Number two - pull out the power cord and hide the end amongst the other wires. Number three - simply turn off your monitor, and say you can’t get a picture. Christmas and family get togethers are for having fun, a game of backyard cricket, a visit to the park, a drive down to the beach, not with faces glued to a computer etc. AMS Computers has been very, very busy since they came back from the Christmas/ New Year break. Everyone seems to have received technology gifts for Christmas and a large number of you seem to be struggling with Windows 8. I am finding a lot of people who have windows 8 laptops are spending $5 on the App to make it more user friendly and giving it a task bar, which everyone is used to. AMS Computers has a limited number of a very good Windows 8 book “Visually Learning Windows 8” on sale for just $29, this book is a gem. Every click of the mouse is shown stage by stage and in colour as it is on the screen of your computer. AMS Computers made this available as they had so much success with the Windows 7 version. There has been a number of computers struck down by a virus that comes up as “This computer has been locked down by the AFP” (Australian Federal Police) this is NOT true and you should shut the computer down and get it to a computer technician as soon as this comes up. We have also had a few people accidently wiping their computers. When a message comes up that says the computer was not shut down correctly, or has some sort of
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Energise Your Garden
Your monthly gardening guide brought to you by ‘Bundaberg Wholesale Palms & Plants’
There are lots of great products on the market to get your garden healthy and growing vibrantly and we have found a real beauty. Simple and not new but it works! Nothing beats healthy plants and showing off their full potential. Two products which can work independently or in combination and are 100% organic and made in Australia: Seasol is a seaweed concentrate containing naturally occurring growth hormones (auzins and cytokinins). Fantastic for root development, therefore ideal treatment when planting or transplanting plants. Seasol enhances plant resistance to stress, disease and insect attack by inducing thicker and stronger cell walls in foliage and fruit. This means it is harder for insects and fungi to attack. Also protecting from frost, excessive heat and low soil moisture. Powerfeed is a fish fertiliser with liquid compost. A rich source of macro nutrients such as nitrogen and potassium, trace elements, proteins and amino acids. The liquid compost is the remaining elements when compost breaks down to become part of the soil. Highly concentrated to benefit all soil types. Improving aeration and water penetration in clay soils. Yet in sandy soils the liquid compost attracts nutrients and holds them in a form that a plant can use, reducing leaching. Therefore it becomes a power feeder. Application = There are easy to follow instructions on the pack. Most usage is a couple of capfuls in a watering can and water on your plants every 2-4 weeks. Another great idea is to use an old ‘hose on’ container which has only had a fertiliser insecticide in it previously. Wash it out well, fill with 500ml of Seasol and 500ml of Powerfeed and the remainder • Concrete Pool with water. Click on to hose and use as normal. This way you can cover an average Construction front yard, lawn and garden. • Concreting So easy! Lots of gardeners have already • Fencing found the benefits of using Seasol and • Shades Powerfeed so why not try some and see the difference. • Free Quotes Happy gardening! QBSA 10194224
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PUZZLE SECTION Codeword
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 #16 Answer
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COMPETITIONS & RSPCA RSPCA Adopt A Pet
WIN WIN WIN!!!!!!! FIND THE OBJECT COMPETITION
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: email@example.com
Please ensure to provide your name and phone number. Submit your entries by Wednesday, March 20 for your chance to win. Good Luck!
ENTRY FORM Hi my name is Boris I am a 6-month-old Guinea Pig. I am all alone at the RSPCA and need a loving home. 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. They (not me) are desexed, vaccinated and micro-chipped.
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THE WINNER OF THE FIND THE OBJECT IS ... June Wolf. Congratulations! This is your last chance to go in the draw to win a glass water feature courtesy of Bundaberg Wholesale Palms and Plants! Write all code words on the entry form and get your entry in!
EXTENDED DUE TO ENTRY FORM Find the Code Word each month on a special FLOOD Tradies and Ladies Magazine sign at Due to the floods and tornadoes that the Bundaberg region has experienced, Bundaberg Wholesale Palms & Plants, and Tradies and Ladies Magazine, have extended the competition giving readers the opportunity to win a 1.5m glass water feature of your choice.
Over the past several months a special code word could be found at Bundaberg Wholesale Palms & Plants on a special Tradies and Ladies Magazine sign. Get the code words and write them on the entry form next to the corresponding month. You will need ALL CODE WORDS TO ENTER. Winner will be drawn on March 15 and published in the April issue. Entry forms also available at Bundaberg Wholesale Palms & Plants.
26 Kleins Road, Bundaberg Phone: 4155 6631
Bundaberg Wholesale Palms & Plants. Write the Code Word next to the corresponding month on the entry form (You must have all Code Words).
September: October: November: December: January: February:
Once complete write your name and contact details on the back of an envelope, enclose entry form and send to: Water Feature Code Word, PO Box 6353, Bundaberg East. Competition closes Friday, March 15. Winner will be published in the April issue of Tradies and Ladies Magazine.
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Apple Tree Creek Markets
Apple Tree Creek Markets will be held on Saturday, March 9, 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.
Make-A-Wish trivia night
Make-A-Wish Foundation will hold its annual Trivia Night at 7.30pm on Friday, March 15 at the RSL Club, Quay Street, Bundaberg. Prizes for the winning table, runner-up table, lucky table and loose sheet table. Lucky door prizes and a continuous raffle. A light supper (tea/coffee/biscuits) will be PCYC markets provided. $30 per table with a maximum of six The PCYC markets will be held on Sunday, players per table. Bookings essential. Phone 4152 March 10 at the Bundaberg PCYC, Maryborough 3196 or 0414 316 437. Street from 8am with the canteen from 7.30am for breakfast. Great bargains to be found and always something new. For more information, phone 41542813 or email: email@example.com
Car boot saleÂ
Bring and sell, come and buy at the Uniting Church, Bargara, corner of Hughes Road and Blain Street on Saturday, March 9 from 7am to 12 noon. Sausage sizzle and other refreshments available for sale. For enquiries and bookings ($10 site) contact 4159 1796 0r 4159 3387.
Windmill Boutique Markets are held every Saturday and Sunday, 8am till 2pm at The Windmill, See Street, Bargara. While checking out some of the talented local artists why not enjoy our famous $7.50 bacon and egg all day breakfast and fabulous coffee. Everyone welcome.
Competent obedience training instructor, with many years experience, offers you the opportunity to learn obedience training with your dog, FREE OF CHARGE! Start your puppy early to provide valuable socialisation, as well as training. For further information, phone 4154 1109.
Gracie Dixon Respite Centre DEMENTIA CAFE
Members of the public are INVITED to attend FREE information and educational sessions on Dementia, held at:
The Waves Sports Club, Miller Street, Bundaberg Wednesday, March 13 9.30am to 12noon.
Persons with dementia, carers, family and friends, as well as local professionals and business persons are all welcome.
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WHAT’S ON IN MARCH
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What’s on for the month of March 2013 Surf Life Saving Championships
Saturday, March 9 Bundaberg SLSC, Nielson Park Bargara 200 top lifesavers from Yeppoon to Hervey Bay compete in a range of individual and team events.
GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY Akmal - Thursday, March 21, 8pm Elvis to the Max, starring Max Pellicano Friday, April 12, 8pm The Wiggles - Friday, April 19, 10am Ph: 4130 4100 For more information
Mud, Sweat & Tears Saturday, March 16
Salters Oval, Bundaberg From 10am GOLD COIN ENTRY A Bundaberg Region Recovery Celebration. Everyone welcome. Various local and national bands. Refreshments available. Proceeds go to all volunteer organisations who have and are helping in the flood recovery.
World’s Greatest Shave
March 14 to 17 Shave or Colour Your Hair for Leukaemia Sign up at: www.worldsgreatestshave.com
Truck Drive For Kids Sunday, March 24
6.30am: start and sausage sizzle at Brischetto Wines, Bargara 10am: Convoy to Agro-Trend Grounds, Bundaberg From 11am at Agro-Trend Grounds, plenty of entertainment including Country singer Adam Harvey. Rides & slides, Lions BBQ, raffles, Easter Bunny and more. Everyone Welcome.
Shalom Markets, Every Sunday Shalom College, Fitzgerald St 6am to 12pm PCYC Markets, March 10 Bundaberg PCYC, Maryborough St 7.30am to 12pm Apple Tree Creek Markets, March 9 Apple Tree Creek Sports Ground 7.30am to 12pm
Saturday & Sunday March 23 & 24 Lifeline Superstore, Princess St, East Bundaberg Thousands of quality books, craft, jigsaws, puzzles and so much more. Entry via Gold Coin.
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