Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from November 13, 2009

And Then I Saw Her Face, Now I'm a Believer
I thought about Maire Harrington yesterday. Maire is a school teacher in north Mayo in the west of Ireland who put her reputation and her career on the line to try and stop oil multi-national Shell piping gas from the Atlantic Ocean. The story...
APN's Giving Season Starts; Extend a Helping Hand
CHRISTMAS is approaching and it's time for the Fraser Coast to dig deep and give generously for the annual APN Adopt a Family for Christmas Appeal. The APN Adopt a Family for Christmas Appeal was established in Toowoomba in 1994 and now crosses...
Don't Forget Dugongs in Qld Marine Review
Byline: Jennifer Chapman DUGONGS are just as important to the Fraser Coast as whales and should be better cared for, says Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland Fraser Coast president Cliff Greet. Mr Greet says Hervey Bay has one of the...
It's Time Australia Took a Hard Line with Indonesia
I was fortunate to view the premiere screening of the movie Balibo on Wednesday night and I urge anyone who gets the opportunity in the future to do so. This was a powerful and thought-provoking film that brought back memories of the atrocities,...
Lungfish Pops Up to Say Thank You: Tanzi
HER WORLD was a different place when she opened her eyes yesterday morning but Tanzi Smith remained the humble, feet-on-the-ground individual we have come to know. "I woke up and I felt like I feel every other morning. Then I began to realise I...
News Briefs
Council tackles jetty jumping A SPATE of injuries to young people on Torquay Pier has made the Fraser Coast Regional Council keen to educate young people on the dangers of jetty jumping. The council has prepared a presentation to warn young people...
Power Gone without Notice
Byline: Averyll Loft A HERVEY Bay man suffering a degenerative disease says he feels like he has been "kicked in the guts" by Disability Services Queensland when the organisation took away his power of attorney - without telling him. Bryan McConochie,...
Re-Opening of Roundabout to Ease Burden
Byline: Michelle Mewburn THE TEMPORARY removal of the roundabout at the intersection of Main Street and the Esplanade has caused congestion and some traffic delays over the past few months. While the police have found there hadn't been an increase...
Tourism Hits Spotlight on Gala Night
Byline: Jennifer Chapman FOR SOME it looks like a David and Goliath battle - regional tourism operators up against the big guns. But Damien Massingham has no questions whatsoever about the worth of businesses putting up their hands and vying...