Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from March 19, 2011

A Love So Strong He Put Together Music to Be Heard in Heaven by His Late Wife
THE fact that the church bells at St Paul's Anglican Church are the only set of nine bells outside of Brisbane in Queensland and one of only a few sets outside a state capital in Australia makes them special enough. But the story behind how the...
Bauple Compromise Needed, Says Nomad
AVERYLL LOFT averyll.loft@frasercoastchronicle.com.au HE CAN see the logic in both sides of the argument but Caravan and Motorhome Club of Australia's Phil Berry says he hopes the Bauple community can come to a compromise that would welcome...
Don't Be a Floody Fool after Wet; Plenty to Check When Buying
WITH thousands of flood-damaged cars hitting the used car and auction markets this year, Australians are being warned to check a vehicle's history before making a purchase. David Scognamiglio, head of Australian consumer vehicle research site, Carhistory.com.au...
EyeSight Boost for Safety on Streets
SUBARU will launch its third-generation safety system, EyeSightTM, in Australia later this year, becoming the first overseas market for the advanced technology, which has already achieved major sales success in Japan. Subaru EyeSight Technology...
Looking for That Man? Stats Reveal He's Harder to Find the Older You Get
FOR all the 30-something women out there who have been unlucky in love it will come as no surprise that the older one gets, the harder it is to find Mr Right. Now, just to rub a little salt in the wounds, statistics have confirmed that at least...
Owners Say Rates Are Too High for Resorts
Byline: Averyll Loft THE OWNERS of two of the swankiest resorts on the Fraser Coast say they feel they are being discriminated against by the regional council. Tim Wright, owner of Ramada Resort, and Terry Johnson, owner of Mantra Hervey Bay,...
Region Ranks Third in Qld; Affordable Living Attracts New Residents
Clementine Norton clementine.norton@frasercoastchronicle.com.au THE FRASER Coast is the third-fastest growing regional area in Queensland, with 3504 people moving in during 2008-2009. According to the Queensland Treasury, the Fraser Coast...
Snake Bites the Dust by Biting Fake Bust
AH, THE perils of modern life. There was gorgeous, pouting Israeli model and actress Orit Fox cavorting for the cameras with a large snake. Not surprisingly, given the copious amount of bare bosom on display, the snake, which had endured enough...
Soil Is Sinking Fast in Yards; Urangan Lightpost Made Unstable, Say Locals
Carlie Walker carlie.walker@frasercoastchronicle.com.au WATCHING their children play in the backyard isn't usually a concern for parents. But several Urangan families worry about letting their children play in their yards because they believe...
Still Time to Sign on for Bay Triathlon
Richard Harvey richard.harvey@frasercoastchronicle.com.au RON Acutt is a veteran of more than 250 triathlons spanning a 27-year career. He is gearing up for another on May 1 but it is one he won't have any chance of winning Co he won't...
St Paul's Bells Ring out a Story of Love; to Help, Writes Carlie Walker
TODAY the nine bells enclosed in the bell tower of St Paul's Anglican Church in Maryborough will proudly ring out in memory of Maria Aldridge. But after 123 years of ringing out across the city, the bells have lost their resonance and the call is...
Tourism Site Back on Agenda; Visitor Stats Plummet
ARGUMENTS for the reopening of a visitor centre that was shut down almost five years ago have flared again this week after it was revealed international tourist numbers dropped by almost 20,000 last year. A new report released earlier this year...
Victory for Roar as Postecoglou Signs
FOOTBALL: Instead of linking with the Melbourne Victory, in-demand coach Ange Postecoglou will use the two-time A-League champion's blueprint for success to build a Roar dynasty after re-signing with Brisbane for another two seasons. Speculation...
What's Happened to Places like This? Development Rut after Years of Boom Time
Jessica GrewAl hbedit@frasercoastchronicle.com.au A RED ribbon is cut, a silver-plated shovel turns the sod, the crowd cheers and cocktails and canapes are passed around to the who's who of the community. It's a scene that members of the...
Whincup Winds It Up on Adelaide Streets
THE dethroned king of the Clipsal 500 wants his crown back. Holden's Jamie Whincup signalled his intention to build on a phenomenal record at the Adelaide V8 Supercar event by lighting up yesterday's practice. Whincup (pictured) has won four...