Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from March 31, 2011

Accused Saw Blood on Knife; Daughters in Car at Time
A HERVEY Bay man on trial for attempted murder told the Maryborough Supreme Court yesterday he did not know why he lashed out at a teenager with his work knife instead of just driving away. Derek Neal Marshall was parked outside a Hillcrest Ave...
Court Comic Has Gallery in Stitches
RODERICK MAKIM roderick.makim@frasercoastchronicle.com.au A DAY of tedium and waiting was enlivened by bouts of laughter in the Hervey Bay District Court yesterday. One prosecution witness had the entire court chuckling at his answers,...
Evil Downloaders Beware
ONE of my favourite corporate mottos is Google's slogan aDon't be evila. In just three words, it manages to sum up a friendly, funny and respectable company goal that allows it to stand out from other companies. You can make millions or billions...
Extra Legs Likely Caused by Injury; Cane Toads' Resilience Is Highlighted
HANNAH BUSCH Hannah.busch@frasercoastchronicle.com.au EXPERTS at Brisbane's Queensland Museum are excited to welcome a new addition to their collection next month when a Hervey Bay cane toad nicknamed Hoppy will join them. The six-legged...
Fairway to Spend Time
Hervey BayGolf Club ALTHOUGH the men's championships have been the main feature of this column for the past few weeks, a feat from our professional Gerry Taylor should now get a mention. Recently Gerry carded 42 stableford points off his one...
Fees Dropped at Bay Pool; Carers of Disabled Benefit from New Ruling
COMPANIONS of people with a disability can now enter the Hervey Bay Aquatic Centre free after the Fraser Coast Regional Council introduced the Companion Card program to the pool. The person with the disability is the cardholder and pays entry but...
Red Tape Strangles Garden; Ratepayers Beware, Says Landscaper
Byline: Mat NOTT A HERVEY Bay homeowner who claims he is a victim of council bureaucracy gone mad has warned ratepayers to beware of vague planning laws after a load of soil ended up costing him thousands of dollars. Bill Manning had fill from...
SNOW JOB ON POLICE? Police Say Violence Wont' Be Tolerated
NEWS of four new police officers heading to the region's understaffed stations was met with a few brutal home truths yesterday as it was revealed the same number were on their way out. This week Queensland Police Minister Neil Roberts announced...
Spinner Faces Months out Following Surgery
Richard Harvey richard.harvey@frasercoastchronicle.com.au NATHAN Hauritz has started his journey on the long road back to fitness. It's going to be a slow trip for the Australian cricketer and former Hervey Bay junior. Hauritz is facing...
The Battle for Bennett Is Down to Two
Byline: STEVE JANCETIC AAP NRL: Nathan Tinkler's probable takeover of Newcastle looms as the only potential obstacle to master coach Wayne Bennett returning to Brisbane for an NRL farewell at the club he has helped build. Bennett confirmed...
Tinana Pub Mystery; Closure of Hotel Leaves a Big Thirst
Clementine Norton clementine.norton@frasercoastchronicle.com.au IT'S the mystery of the pub with no beer and no owner. Tinana drinkers have been left wondering what will happen with their local watering hole, after it closed its doors about...
Trial for Accused Killer
Byline: Lea Emery THE man accused of killing eight-year-old Bundaberg girl Trinity Bates was yesterday committed to stand trial for her murder. Defence barrister Carl Heaton declined to offer any submissions on behalf of his client, Allyn John...
Who's Putting Up Their Hand Early for Council?
Jessica GrewAl hbedit@frasercoastchronicle.com.au THERE might be almost 12 months until next year's Fraser Coast council election but already campaign pamphlets are finding their way into letterboxes and rumours are making their way around...