Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from November 7, 2009

Brayden Races in to Impress; Kart Driver Loves Life in Fast Lane
BRAYDEN Hughes is on track for a promising future. The Tinana State School student may only be nine but he's already showing he's got an experienced race head on his shoulders when it comes to driving a go-kart Hughes has just finished third...
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Court Briefs
Byline: Loretta Bryce Sawyer looses cool at not being allowed play music A 54-YEAR-OLD Hervey Bay man who yelled sexually explicit and abusive language towards library staff has been fined for being a public nuisance. Paul Ronald Sawyer turned...
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Crowded Schools Leave No Room for Growth
Byline: Jennifer Chapman INSTEAD of splashing cash on advertising campaigns the Bligh Government should be spending more money on education, says Ted Sorensen. The Hervey Bay MP is appalled six Fraser Coast schools are at 90 per cent capacity,...
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Don't Talk about Writing Us a Letter, Just Put Pen to Paper and Do It
Byline: PETER CHAPMAN Editor A few months ago when I said farewell to the Daily Examiner Newspaper in the Clarence Valley I wrote a final comment piece speaking about the highlights and lowlights of my time at the paper. I only had one lowlight...
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Drivers Are the Ones in Charge; POLICE PATROL
IT IS a disturbing sight to see children bouncing around the inside of a car without a seatbelt on. It is even worse when you see a baby held in the arms of a passenger and not secured safely in a capsule or restraint. How anyone can compromise...
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Experts Cook Up Perfect Recipe for Healthy Childhood
Byline: Sue Paxton At last, it's official - but will anyone take any notice? Kids must get at least three hours exercise every day of the week and their parents shouldn't force them to clear their plates. Who says so? Kev and the Federal Government...
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Face of New Generation
THE FINAL ingredient in Subaru's new generation Liberty line-up has arrived in the form of the versatile six-seat Liberty Exiga wagon. It completes Subaru's mid-size symmetrical all-wheel drive wagon line-up with a family-friendly, fuel-efficient...
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Fletcher Bout to Make Big Title Bid
FRIDAY the 13th of November is shaping up to be an unlucky one for Dion McNabney. The New Zealand boxer will stand toe-to-toe with a rival hungry for a fight and aiming to win a prestigious title, Hervey Bay's Olympian and Commonwealth Games champion,...
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Get Ready as the Gang Lobbies for New Roles
Byline: TONI McRAE IT'S ONLY half way through the council term but at least three councillors are already gearing up for higher office. And Mayor Mick Kruger is loving his job so much he may well decide to hang in for a second round in the top...
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{Guy Gets Set for the } {Ride of His Life.}; Jennifer Chapman and Karleila Thomsen Catch Up with the Fraser Coast's Famed Horseman, Guy McLean, before He Tries Making It Big Where Everything Is Big: Texas
Byline: Jennifer Chapman We can see the swirls of dust kicked up by the horses' hoofs before we turn off the narrow road into Nugget's Rest. Rusted wagon wheels greet our arrival as we drive past three glossy-coated horses to our left and a row...
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{IT'S WETSIDE!} {in Time for School Holidays}; {$13 Million Water Park Gets a Name} {Bay's {Lsquo}star Attraction' to Open on December 6}
Byline: Jennifer Chapman IT'S NOT often you hear a grown man tell people to wet themselves. But that is exactly what Wide Bay Water Corporation CEO Tim Waldron did yesterday. It was all in the name of fun as he announced that Hervey Bay's...
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Keppel Looks Great! for an Island Paradise without the Price Tag, Head to the Gem of the Keppel Group This Festive Season
WHEN the main resort on Great Keppel Island closed its doors last year, many thought it would be a death notice for the beautiful star of the Keppel group, just 30 minutes boat ride off the coast of Rockhampton. Nothing, it seems, could have been...
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Sexy 370Z Has 'Wow Factor'; Nissan 370Z Guaranteed to Turn Heads
Byline: VANI NAIDOO SOMETIMES it's nice to drive a car that turns heads; a car that gets the blood racing, that banishes the trappings of adulthood, that delivers the promise of the unknown. It's nice to sit next to that annoying teenage rev...
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Targeting Boaties; Drink Driving Laws the Same on Water as They Are on Roads
Byline: Kristy Martin HERVEY Bay Water Police have issued a stern warning to boaties: If you drink and drive, you will face the consequences. In the lead-up to the silly season and the summer months, police want to be sure the boating population...
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Vic's Shark Attack
Byline: LES WILSON A young Vic Hislop with a great white he caught. One of Vic's amazing catches - a great white. Is this the summer of the sharks? Particularly in Hervey Bay where they're partly shooting the new Aussie film Reef. Remember how...
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What Type of Retirement Will You Be Able to Pay For?
Byline: Ashley Graham Want to work less without losing any money? While the idea of working less is definitely appealing, part-time work usually also means a part-time wage. Not exactly ideal when you still have bills to pay. But now, thanks...
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