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Flooded Yatala Pies Re-Opens With A New Fundraising Flavour

Proceeds to Flood Relief Fund

Flooded Yatala Pies Re-Opens With A New Fundraising Flavour

The famous Yatala Pie shop is officially back open... a fortnight on from Cyclone Debbie's flooding, and with the help of some loaned ovens. 

The historic shop opened at 7am for the first time since being forced shut when the place was inundated by the floodwaters, briefly trapping two bakers inside. 

While the 'chunky' meat mix isn't quite ready, exhausted managers Sue Porter and Heather Gay have revealed there's a new menu item on offer. 

"The Cyclone Debbie Pie with tropical pineapple through it and with the ring on top so you can see the eye of Debbie" 

"It's sweet and tasty."

With a portion of the proceeds going to flood relief, Heather says it's been mega popular. 

"Excuse the pun - but the Cyclone is moving quickly."

"Later this week we will be making the “mud pie” based on a chocolate cake, also with a portion of proceeds for the Flood Relief."

Those up north are also in celebration mode, with the Bruce Highway re-opening around Rockhampton. 

It's good news for the rest of the country, too, because trucks carrying fruit and vege from the Bowen winter fruit and vegetable bowl will be free to move in and out of the region. 

Written by: Claire Sherwood @clairesherwood_