Skilled leader needed
A SKILLED and connected community leader is being sought to join the Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett Committee to help drive economic development and job creation across the region.
Leaders with the skills, experience and knowledge to build networks within the business community, industry, education and all levels of government are required to facilitate wide consultation and develop local solutions for regional economic development.
They will identify infrastructure projects which contribute to long-term economic growth of the region through identified priorities.
RDAWide Bay Burnett covers Gympie, Fraser Coast, Cherbourg, South Burnett, North Burnett and Bundaberg local government areas.
Interested community members who have a vision for the region are encouraged to submit an Expression of Interest to email@example.com. au. ITWAS a chance to revert back to Neanderthal days for Gayndah shooters at the Australian Bow Hunters’ Association competition.
North Burnett Field Archers’ Peter Dakin said the sport “brings back the caveman in you”.
“In your mind you’ve shot food – it comes back to that survival instinct,” he said.
Mr Dakin was joined by more than 50 shooters from around the state at the weekend which saw kids as young as seven compete alongside “people who’ve shot all their life”.
Mr Dakin’s wife Pauleen said there was a good turn-out, with people travelling from as far as Stanthorpe and Alfa for the shootout.
“One couple left Stanthorpe at midnight and turned up at 5am, they were so keen,” Mrs Dakin said.
She said many talented shooters had come to Gayndah, but they weren’t good enough to stop her taking out a win.
Mrs Dakin won first place in the traditional long bow.
“But I was the only one in my division – everyone else shot compound bows,” she said.
She said the weekend ran smoothly and, contrary to its reputation, archery was a very safe sport.
“One girl twisted her ankle but that was because she was running down the hill,” she said.
“I also cut my finger but that was from cutting bacon.”
Following a successful weekend hosting the archery at the North Burnett Field Archers fields, Mr Dakin said he wanted to start up a new competition “going back to basics”.
“We want to do a traditional archery shoot