OBI OBI HALL

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Obi Obi and Kidaman Creek District

Community Hall Association

would like to invite all member and other interested people

to attend our 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

on the 26.03.2019 at Obi Obi Hall

Our AGM will be preceded by a barbeque starting at 7.00 pm

AGM meeting to start at 8.00pm

 

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Saturday, the 23rd of March

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The wedding of Erinn and Reece

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Last month’s Obi Surplus

By Richard Bruinsma

From Sunshine Valley Gazette Wednesday 13th March 2019

Next Obi Surplus 3rd of April 2019 starting 9.30am

 

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Obi Obi and Kidaman Creek District Community Hall Association has made a $500.00 donation to a Queensland drought relief assistance scheme ‘Rewired’ organized by Craiglea Stud in conjunction with Kenilworth Rural Supplies.

https://www.facebook.com/craiglea.racing/

 

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Ticks and mammalian meat allergy 

Some people develop an allergic reaction to meat between one and six months after being bitten by an Australian paralysis tick

https://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/4177191.htm

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/02/25/3951271.htm

To remove a tick, freeze it, don’t squeeze it

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The hall’s frogs have a name

Dainty Tree Frog  – Litoria gracilenta

At full size they are about 45mm long

https://australianmuseum.net.au/learn/animals/frogs/dainty-tree-frog/

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Leaf feeding beetles for the control of madeira vine  have been released at Obi Obi Creek number 2 crossing.

The release of Plectonycha correntina, a leaf feeding beetle for the biological control of Madeira vine.

Madeira vine, Anredera cordifolia (Ten.) Steenis (Basellaceae) is a South American perennial vine that forms dense mats over trees and shrubs. It is a major environmental weed of coastal and sub-coastal areas in Queensland and New South Wales and it poses a significant threat to biodiversity in riparian, sclerophyll and rainforest communities. The South American leaf-feeding beetle Plectonycha correntina Lacordaire was approved for release as a biological control agent in February 2011. The beetle was subsequently mass reared and introduced into madeira vine infestations in south-eastern Queensland from May 2011 onward. Both adults and larvae of this insect are leaf feeders, with larvae being particularly damaging. Post release field monitoring determined whether the beetle had established, the rate of spread from the initial release site and level of damage. Field observations at 29 sites where releases had been made before winter (6100 beetles in total) were made in October 2011. The insect had successfully overwintered at 51% of these sites, with adults, larvae and eggs being recorded. Post-winter releases of another 20 462 beetles over 72 sites in south-eastern Queensland, five in northern NSW, one in Central Queensland and two in Far North Queensland are also indicating promising results with insects being present and reproducing at 42% of sites in the following autumn. Damage levels at all sites were generally low, reflecting that this was the first year of releases, but 20% loss of leaf area was estimated at two sites. Preliminary analysis of data indicated that establishment does not appear to be closely related to the number of insects released, so other factors such as season of release, light levels or density of predators may be important.

Above taken from CABI

Invasive Species Compendium

https://www.cabi.org/ISC/

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 The results of beetles feeding on madeira vine leaves at number 2 crossing

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More information on madeira vine control at Kenilworth

https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Environment/Education-Resources-and-Events/Environment-Resources-and-Publications/Natural-Resource-Management-and-Conservation-Techniques/Drone-weed-mapping

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Madeira vine smothering a roadside garden

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OBI OBI HALL

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Next Obi Surplus 6th of March

starting 9.30am

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Yoga at the hall, Tuesday, the 5th from 5.00pm until 6.00pm

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The range section of Obi Obi Rd

Taken from SUNSHINE VALLEY GAZETTE

13th February 2019

 

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Taken from SUNSHINE VALLEY GAZETTE

13th February 2019

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Madeira vine infestation through Obi Obi and Kidaman Creek 

Flowering time now, it’s cream flowers make it easy to notice

Madeira vine is now not restricted to Obi Obi Creek’s riparian zones, it is found along Obi Obi Rd from the junction of Obi Obi road and Baxter Creek Road to Cochrane lookout, growing on road side verges.

 It is a serious environmental weed that can degrade intact native forests and invade rural properties

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Below the junction of Obi Obi road and Baxter Creek Road climbing into trees from the roadside

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Obi Obi rd number 4 crossing

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Near Obi Obi Hall on road verge

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Obi Obi Rd south of Hunsley rd

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Obi Obi rd number 2 crossing

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Madeira vine and bats on Obi Obi creek opposite

Obi Obi number 2 campgrounds (Bonney Park)

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Along Obi Obi Creek further north of Obi Obi number 2 crossing

Ginger in the foreground

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Obi Obi Creek near Cochrane Lookout

For more information on Madeira vine see

https://weeds.brisbane.qld.gov.au/weeds/madeira-vine

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Australian Platypus Conservancy

If you have ever seen a platypus in the wild (either alive or dead), you possess information that is vital to our understanding of the status, distribution and conservation needs of the species. Therefore, please consider reporting the details of your sighting(s) to the Australian Platypus Conservancy

Details of platypus sightings can be reported online to the Conservancy’s Platypus Care program by going to Report a Sighting.

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African Tulip trees are now flowering in the valley

African tulip tree flowers are extremely harmfull to native stingless bees and can easily reproduce from seed or suckers forming dense stands

For more information on african tulip tree see

https://weeds.brisbane.qld.gov.au/weeds/african-tulip-tree

and effects on native stingless bees

http://www.bobthebeeman.com.au/african-tulip-tree-ebook.asp

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OBI OBI HALL

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Obi Obi and Kidaman Creek District

Community hall Association

would like to invite all member and other interested people

to attend our 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

on the 26.03.2019 at Obi Obi Hall

Our AGM will be preceded by a barbeque starting at 7.00 pm

AGM meeting to start at 8.00pm

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Clean Up Australia Day

Sunday 3 March 2019

https://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/join-a-clean-up

 

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A meeting at Obi Obi Hall to discuss a proposed independent school in Obi Obi

Monday 4th of March 2019 starting at 3.30 pm

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Queensland Women’s Week

 At Gheerulla Hall from 1-2 pm on the 8th of March

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A wedding held on the 16th of February 2019

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A meeting of Group Hall Committee members was held at Landsborough hall

Attending – Gheerulla, Kureelpa, Landsborough, Mooloolaba, Obi Obi, Peachester, Glasshouse and Montville halls

At this meeting updates were given on the coming  Landscape Band tour of

Community Halls, and the proposed Creative Wedding Expo

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Another rainbow over the range

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One of our hall visitors safely removed to a more frog friendly place

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