Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from October 15, 2011

A Picture-Perfect Cruise from Hawaii to Auckland; Friendly Ship Staff Give Guests the Cruiseof Their Lives
rhapsody CRUISE RATINGS: 14 DAY ROYAL CARIBBEAN PACIFIC CRUISE (cost $1200-$2500 pp) CRUISE: 5 stars CABIN: 4 stars FOOD: 5 stars CRUISE STAFF: 5 stars ENTERTAINMENT: 3.5 stars ACTIVITIES: 3.5 stars OVERALL: 9/10 FIVE...
Bar Story Load of Bull
ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSE Adrian Taylor DID you hear the one about the Irish bull who walked into a bar? Well, perhaps rampaged into a bar is a more accurate description for the impact that the two-tonne bovine had in the Porter House Tavern...
Feel the Wind in Your Hair Driving in a[euro][approximately]Henry's Lady'; Designed and Built by Henry Ford to Give the Owners Many Thousands of Miles of Faithful, Economical Service
Byline: Lorna Stevenson SOME readers might remember Darrel and Margaret Richter from the Maryborough District Antique Motor Club and their story on their 1930 Model A Ford. For Darrel, the Model A Fords have always epitomised the way things were...
Fraser Island Victims Remembered in Court
RODERICK MAKIM roderick.makim@frasercoastchronicle.com.au A MAN who pleaded guilty to killing his friend through dangerous driving was able to walk free yesterday. Takashi Nukuto, 31, received a suspended sentence for his part in the tragic...
Hit the Road and Explore Hinterland's Artistic Side; Gallery Trail a Feast for the Senses, Lara Lauth Discovers on a Whirlwind Visit
THEY say a change is as good as a holiday. So that means 18 holidays await on the newly-launched Sunshine Coast Hinterland Gallery Trail. Eighteen galleries from Landsborough in the south to Eumundi in the north and Kenilworth to the west have come...
Injured Officer Back at Work and on the Move; Const Glenn Walker Is Back at Work and Talks to Jessica Grewal about the Assault Which Left Him Fighting for Life
ONE minute Constable Glenn Walker was settling into life on the beat and finding his feet as a first-year police officer at Hervey Bay's station. The next, his swollen, blackened face was being beamed across national news as he fought for his life...
Island Dream Crashes; Aussie Rob Walks Away from Toogoom Island Resort
Clementine Norton clementine.norton@frasercoastchronicle.com.au ENTREPRENEUR Aussie Rob's project to turn a Toogoom island into a five-star lifestyle resort has been abandoned after he encountered a number of legal problems pertaining to the...
Life Skills the Most Important Lessons
TEACHING teens life skills is a necessary challenge for parents to take on board. With the many distractions faced by teens from school, sport and their social life, it could appear that we need to be gentle and perhaps not burden them with an unnecessary...
MINE WILL GO AHEAD; Heavyweights Remain Confident
MINING giant New Hope Corporation is steaming ahead with the Colton Mine Project and is now confidently predicting the first hard coking coal from the mine will be loaded on to railway wagons before the end of 2013. New Hope has just concluded a...
Not Prepared for So Much Support
ASKED why he wanted to become a police officer and Const Walker says aall the usual reasonsa. aBecause I wanted to help out the community, because I wanted a solid careera[degrees]all of those things everyone says but it's true.a That decision...
Project a Winner for the Community
THE small group of Colton Mine protestors gathered in Aldershot believe I have deserted them in their fight to stop the mine going ahead. At least that's what they have said in an email sent out yesterday to their supporters. They say that my...
Ten Years Behind Bars for Hitch-Hiker's Death
Clementine Norton clementine.norton@frasercoastchronicle.com.au THE MAN found guilty of killing hitch-hiker Stephen John Ward has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for manslaughter, while his accomplice will spend at least the next two...
Time Running out for Entries in the New-Look Tropfest
SYDNEY: No one can say Tropfest founder and director John Polson isn't dedicated. The day following the birth of his second daughter, the sleep-deprived filmmaker was on the phone to talk about changes to the 20th anniversary of Tropfest in February....