Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from March 25, 2011

A Place to Park Is Affecting Choices
Byline: Carolyn Boyd NOT only do grey nomads spend up to $300,000 on motor homes or car-and-caravan combinations to kit themselves out for a life on the road, they also make permanent housing choices to ensure they've got enough room to store them...
Clumps of Hair Ripped out in A[euro][approximately]savage' Attack by Virtual Stranger
Byline: Averyll Loft A 57-YEAR-OLD woman was punched, slapped, scratched and beaten with a handbag when a woman she barely knew lost her cool during an argument and became violent. The Maryborough Magistrates Court heard Glenwood resident Kerry...
Essential to Have Long-Term Views
Byline: Mark Armstrong I'VE said it time and again that residential property investment is a long-term proposition. The property market takes about seven to 10 years to move through a full cycle Co from low capital growth/high rental yield, to...
Fixed Rate Home Loans Lose Favour; Lenders' Variable Rate Discounts Offering a Strong Incentive
HEATED competition in the home loan market, a wider range of variable loan special offers and extended cash rate stability look to be suppressing borrowers' appetite for fixed-rate loans. Demand for such loans has taken a tumble as a greater proportion...
Follow Three Ls of Reincarnation; If You're Building, Plan for Long-Life, Adaptable Housing
Byline: Michael Green NOT long after completing his architecture degree in 2007, Mathieu Gallois went on holiday to Lorne in Victoria. He stayed in a friend's C[pounds sterling]big block boxC[yen]. C[pounds sterling]I was struck how this home...
Harvey Cashes in on Broncos Win in Capital
WITH SPORTINGBET'S MICHAEL SULLIVAN THE Broncos may be favourites to win tonight's derby at Skilled but Sportingbet Australia punters have not been shy about backing the Titans. The Titans have been backed in from $2.25 to $2.15 and punters...
How to Buy with Confidence
Byline: Nick Galvin BRING up the topic of stressful life events and most people will admit that buying a house is up there with divorce, bereavement and redundancy. Combine financial uncertainty with fear of missing out, season liberally with...
Huge Variety for Sports Fishos Chasing Prawns and Mud Crabs Still Popular
FANTASTIC weather this week has given many boaties the chance to get out on the water and by most reports the fishing is very good. Great weather never lasts long though, as this weekend is likely to see a strengthening of the wind from the south...
Jobs to Go If Nothing Done
Clementine Norton clementine.norton@frasercoastchronicle.com.au DOWNER EDi is examining all options to keep its Maryborough workforce, according to chief executive officer Peter Borden. After a meeting with Australian Manufacturing Workers...
Kerri Can Help Turn Your Snaps into Quality Prints with Digi Kiosk
WHEN it comes to printing and processing photo experts, they don't come much more experienced than Kerri Lakin. The popular Maryborough photo technician has recently joined the Harvey Norman team and is ready to help locals with any photo questions...
MAGNIFICENT SEVEN; Rugby Carnival Ready to Wow Spectators at College
Richard Harvey richard.harvey@frasercoastchronicle.com.au HUNDREDS of boys will be in seventh heaven when it comes to playing rugby union in Hervey Bay tomorrow. More than 170 boys will tackle the seventh annual Fraser Coast Invitational...
Moonshine Sends Crims through Roof
AVERYLL LOFT averyll.loft@frasercoastchronicle.com.au MARYBOROUGH Correctional Centre was in lock-down yesterday after two prisoners drunk on aprison brewa climbed on to a roof and refused to come down for more than five hours. General...
Mum Relieved to See Wrecked Van Towed
MICHELLE Sargent felt like a tonne of heavy metal had been lifted off her back yesterday, as her crashed van was finally removed from its resting place at Dundathu. The Maryborough mum-of-five, including two sons with disabilities, has been stranded...
News Briefs
Smoking patient starts blanket fire FIREFIGHTERS rushed to the Maryborough Hospital yesterday morning after a patient's blanket caught fire and activated a smoke alarm. Station officer Paul Kelly said the small fire was accidentally started by...
News Briefs
Man's jaw broken during attack by gang of youths A GANG of youths bashed a man walking along Oleander Avenue at Kawungan on Thursday morning, leaving him hospitalised. The senseless attack was reported to police at 2am and was thought to have...
Quality Films Vie for Top Honours
THE winners of the 2011 Heart of Gold International Film Festival have been announced. More than 200 short films from around Australia and the world were accepted into this year's festival, vying for 10 awards. Many of the filmmakers were in attendance,...
Staying Active Hinges on Where You Live and Walking Distances
Byline: Carolyn Boyd IF YOU want to keep active with everyday exercise, it's best to pick an area where you can walk to some of the conveniences you need, such as shops, doctors, public transport and parks, according to an academic. C[pounds...
Time to Get Real on Bullies
QUITE a few years ago now, when my son was a gap-toothed eight-year-old, I received a call from the school principal advising me that he (my son, not the principal a although anything is possible) had been bullying another student. My son, together...
Witness Hurls Abuse at Barrister during Trial
RODERICK MAKIM roderick.makim@frasercoastchronicle.com.au C[pounds sterling]YOU'RE a wanker and you need to be shot.C[yen] Insults flew during the trial of alleged Rebel bikie club members accused of extortion, when a prosecution witness...
WORKERS UNITE Workers Chant for the Mayor to Speak
DRESSED in union colours and armed with placards and banners, disgruntled Fraser Coast council workers marched through the streets of Maryborough yesterday. The staple union chant C[pounds sterling]workers united will never be defeatedC[yen] could...