Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from November 28, 2009

Breaking Barriers; Manager Paves the Way for Women in Resources Sector
SANDRA Collins has spent the past 33 years in the resources industry. She has cemented a reputation as a hard worker and supporter of equal opportunity. In the mid-1980s she fought against a rule which prevented women from working underground...
Brennan's Sister Negotiates Release; Family Does Outstanding Job: Smith
Byline: Clementine Norton DESPITE all the months of high-level negotiations, in the end Nigel Brennan's release came down to the work of one woman: his sister, Nicky Bonney. Entrepreneur Dick Smith, who yesterday confirmed he helped finance Mr...
Daughter Ponders Legal Action over Death
IT HAS been more than three months, yet the frustration Deborah Hampton feels with Hervey Bay Hospital has not subsided. Ms Hampton's mother, Mavis Jameson, died in her hospital bed in August, after being sent home in a taxi only two weeks before....
Foreshore Debate Is an Important One for the Future
Byline: PETER CHAPMAN Editor The question of what is best to do with the foreshore in Hervey Bay has certainly stirred up quite a lot of emotion. My belief is that the last thing we need to see is for the foreshore strip to become a "Bondi Beach"...
FORESHORE DILEMMA {Debate Rages on Future of Bay's Foreshore}; HOT FORESHORE DEBATE
Byline: Stephen O'Grady EMOTIONS ran high, anger fueled the university air and a distinct tension prevailed. The question of what - if anything - should be done with Hervey Bay's foreshore stirred a sharp debate at the Fraser Coast campus of...
Great Wall Priced To
Byline: Test Drive with Peter Chapman My wife looked at me a little strangely yesterday when I told her I was off to test drive a Great Wall. Now if I had said a Nissan, a Holden or a Ford she would have easily understood that I was indulging...
Hauritz Is Big Hit with Bat in Test
FORMER Hervey Bay junior cricketer Nathan Hauritz was unsure how he would be received by the crowd at the Gabba this week. After all, he does play for New South Wales nowadays and not Queensland. He needn't have worried. The 28-year-old got...
Housing Group Works with Family to Find Home
A MARYBOROUGH family will spend the weekend in nervous anticipation ahead of finding out on Tuesday whether an application for a rental house has been approved. Cheryl and her daughter Amanda (not their real names) have until December 9 to move...
Knife Attack Trial Deferred; Woman Sobs in Cross-Examination
Byline: Kristy Martin A WOMAN sat in court sobbing while her evidence was cross-examined by a man accused of violently robbing her. The middle-aged woman broke down during her evidence at Hervey Bay Magistrates Court as she spoke of an alleged...
Ponting Hit Hard by the Law in Nets
Byline: Richard Harvey ASHLEY Renouf made a real impression on Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting in Brisbane - a painful one at that. The 25-year-old Maryborough police officer, a fast bowler, hit Ponting in the groin while he was being...
Pressure's on; Holden Cruze Has Had Some Big Wins among the Motoring Fraternity
While only early in its career, the compact Cruze sedan can lay claim to some big wins in the motoring fraternity. It shot into the top 10 selling vehicles in September during a challenging time for GM Down Under, and the industry. Holden has...
Road 'Nightmare' for Parents; Upgrade Plans Not So Simple
UNFINISHED and under the cosh, it's one of the busiest roads in the Bay. Boundary Road, which splits Torquay and Wondunna, is peppered by schools and sports fields. It is best known to locals, among them ambulance drivers, as the easiest route...
St Mary's Are State's Finest
Byline: Richard Harvey A TEAM of St Mary's College students has powered its way into producing Queensland's best ever result in a Victorian human powered vehicle race. The nine-man team finished fifth in its division and seventh overall, the...
The Man Who Would Be; the Liberal Party's Unprecedented Implosion over Climate Change Is Not the End of the Coalition, Nationals Leader Warren Truss Tells Toni McRae
"It's a train smash." That's how a senior Nationals insider in Canberra yesterday described the Liberals leadership stoush that once again leaves Wide Bay MP and Nats leader Warren Truss sitting, powerless, watching his career opportunities splinter...
Townsville Turns on; There's Much More to This Tropical City Than First Meets the Eye
TOWNSVILLE has long grown away from being the "little sister" of Cairns and has, over the past few years, emerged as a vibrant and exciting destination with its own sense of tropical style and charm. Not only does the city itself hold fabulous opportunities...
Vacant Block Kicks Up a Stink during CBD Auction
Byline: Averyll Loft PLANS FOR an onsite auction went up in a stink yesterday when firefighters were called to a gas-leak at the property less than two hours before it was set to go under the hammer. LJ Hooker principal Alan Wetton said he had...
Voices from the Deep Loud and Clear
Byline: Sue Paxton Sixteen years ago a handful of Centaur hospital ship survivors sat down with Hervey Bay's Lensie and Tony Matthews and bravely recalled the awful circumstances surrounding the Japanese sinking which cost 268 lives. It's a strong...
We Shall Remember; Nicky Fisher Reflects on a New Place to Honour Australia's Fallen
SIMPLY arriving at the Australian National Memorial in France is a goosebumps moment. Within the hordes of Aussies walking up the road in the dead of night is a quiet sense of camaraderie that comes from being far from home but with the same purpose....