Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from November 11, 2009

296 Too Many Road Deaths Already
Byline: Kristy Martin THE ROAD toll for the Maryborough police district is fast approaching last year's figure. With more than six weeks remaining for 2009, police are urging drivers to slow down to avoid more deaths. In 2008, there were 18...
A Blanket of Bliss; Deep in the Heart of New Zealand's Alps, a Wonder Is Waiting {Ndash} Blanket Bay Lodge Will Take You to a Dream World of Hedonistic Delights. Julie McGlone Explains
LAYING back in the Jacuzzi looking out over Lake Wakatipu and pondering the ancient wonder of the New Zealand alps directly in front of me, I mused over the five course degustation menu for tonight and wondered if I'd try the bluff oysters, the lobster...
Abood-Iful Way to Race
Byline: Richard Harvey COREY Abood is right on track to make his mark as a rising young motocross star. The 15-year-old member of the Hervey Bay Moto-X Club is already one of the best riders in the country - and he has the ranking to prove it....
Book Ahead to Laze about on Patch of Public Grass
Byline: Stephen O'Grady The spur of the moment party in the park idea may not be the spur of the moment event it used to be. With the summer holiday season looming up quickly, the idea of packing the family into the back of the car and down to...
Bring Platypus Back; It Would Be Wonderful, Says Brooks
Byline: Jennifer Chapman NOSTALGIA has prompted long-time Hervey Bay resident Ken Hall to call on the Fraser Coast Regional Council to bring back the platypus. Mr Hall has lived in the seaside city for 26 years and used to visit his grandparents...
Christmas Day Is Not a Time to Be by Yourself
Byline: PETER CHAPMAN Editor What are you going to be doing on Christmas Day? Have you organised for the extended family to come around for the big roast or will this year be just a quiet affair. For my family's first Christmas on the Fraser...
Coming to Grips with Protecting Floors; Felt Pads Guard against Scratches
A costly oversight in most houses - especially those with timber, laminate or floating flooring - is floor protection from furniture and appliances scratching. The simple application of a small felt pad to the legs of tables, chairs and freestanding...
Don't Be a Gas {Ndash} Access an Assessment
Residents of the Fraser Coast and Gympie regions can now access free home sustainability assessments to find out how to save energy and water around the house and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The free assessments are funded by the Australian...
Enviro Briefs
Fling your files this Friday RIFLING through dusty drawers, cupboards and cabinets is enough to turn anyone off a spring clean but with this week being Planet Ark's National Recycling Week there are no more excuses. Planet Ark is urging everyone...
Glitch Sees Police Email Go Public
Byline: Kristy Martin ALL IT took was the press of a button and suddenly scores of people were granted instant access to detailed criminal records. Members of the public were able to view photographs, learn names and addresses and read detailed...
Green Loans Lend Environment a Helping Hand
Some of the reasons people look for rebates to change the way we live and save our environment. We all use electricity and water, so we all have a role in looking after the environment and not wasting resources. Consider that each year the average...
Group Tailor-Makes Job Help Packages
A network of providers - Community Employment and Infrastructure Program - has been created across Queensland. The providers are quality organisations that are able to deliver tailored packages of assistance to jobseekers in their communities. The...
Have You Got a Job for Me?
MY NAME is Craig Moore, I am 27, have a fit bill of health and my wife and I have a baby due in three weeks time. I live in Hervey Bay and I am hoping a Fraser Coast business out there has a vacancy I can help fill. I am an outgoing and positive...
Hotel Superstars; Some of the Coolest Hotels Here and around the World Are Offering the Hottest Deals {Ndash} There's Never Been a Better Time to Try Them
AUSTRALIA has picked up its act over the past few years with some world class, boutique hotels. Here we take a quick look at some of the coolest places to lay your weary head, both here and abroad. Henry Jones Art Hotel NOT many hotels boast...
Making Concessions
The Queensland Government gives homebuyers with a concession for transfer duty to minimise the cost of acquiring a home and to make home ownership more attainable. This information will help you decide if you are eligible to claim this concession on...
New Kid Hits Town
MY money is on one of the region's unsung heroes, The Philippines, being about to become a "must go" destination for the new year. With the release of 'long term' low air fares being introduced by Philippine Airlines, Australian travellers will love...
News Briefs
Car rear-ended EMERGENCY crews were called to a minor prang in Maryborough yesterday afternoon. Police said two cars were travelling in the same direction along Gympie Road in Tinana when one of the vehicles rear-ended the other. No one was injured....
News Briefs
Woman loses control of car A 19-YEAR-OLD woman escaped without injury when the car she was driving ploughed into a fence next to Superwash Hervey Bay on Main Street yesterday. Police say the Urangan woman momentarily lost control of her vehicle...
New Solar Credits Scheme Brighter Than Old Rebates
When Environment Minister Peter Garrett announced the early termination of the Federal Solar rebate in June this year, the entire solar industry went into panic. Solar Installers learned they had one day, not 21 days to get any pending applications...
Not Good Day in the Goodchild for Coast
Byline: Richard Harvey GYMPIE may have stumped any hopes Fraser Coast representative cricketers had of winning the Goodchild Shield this season. After beating South Burnett in round one, the Fraser Coast slumped to disappointing 113-run defeat...
Pure Perfection, Tassie Style; There's Nothing This Tiny State Can't Do {Ndash} from the Greatest Scenery, to Gourmet Food and Wine and Some of the Best Hotels, It's Got the Lot
Byline: Julie McGlone IT'S been a few years since I headed down to the Apple Isle. Worse luck for me! After only three nights in Tassie, I was panting for more. While the fond memories of stunning scenery and finest produce were fresh in my mind...
Receptionist Speaks out against GP
Byline: Loretta Bryce A HERVEY Bay woman who has accused GP Anthony Moran of breaking into her home and injecting her with an unknown substance says she is disappointed she wasn't able to give evidence against him in court this week. Criminal...
Seasoned Traveller Q&a
Where is your favourite international destination? Working on a farm and with the recent growth of the business there is, unfortunately, little opportunity for international travel. I did travel to Fiji with my husband Doug and was mesmerised...
Show Time; Deck Deck Deck Deck
NAMED for the traditional tribal inhabitants of the area, the semi-nomadic Masai people, and the Mara river which divides it, the Masai Mara is dominated by wildebeest. The annual migration, which also involves zebra and the flighty Thomson's gazelle,...
Traveston 'Train' Awaits Final Stop
IT'S BEEN three years, six months and 16 days since former premier Peter Beattie set in motion a sapping battle that could reach its denouement today. Darryl Stewart, Tanzi Smith and Elisabeth Berry jumped aboard the anti-Traveston train at different...
Will Garrett Sign 300yo Tree's Death Warrant?
Byline: Bill Hoffman STANDING almost 300 years old and stretching its limbs 45 metres into the Queensland skies, it is a natural work of art which could come to symbolise Peter Garrett's imminent decision on the Traveston dam. The fig tree, valued...