Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from March 26, 2011

Acclaimed Duo Set to Judge
AN AUSTRALIAN opera singer and one of the country's busiest conductors have made themselves available to judge the 118th Heritage Queensland Eisteddfod. David Wakeham and Andrew Wailes will both adjudicate at the event. British-based Australian...
All Hail the Music; Man
Byline: Carlie Walker IT'S the biggest and hopefully it will be the best. The Brolga Theatre's production of The Music Man is just a week away from hitting the stage after months of planning. More than 100 people bring the musical to life....
A Real Picture of Health; Head for the Bunyas to Do Photographic Workshop
GOOD TO KNOW Accommodation, catering and photographic workshop packages start at $507 per person. For more on this workshop, visit www.elliottcountry.com. For accommodation inquiries and bookings, contact Bunya Mountains Accommodation Centre...
Army of Insects Invades the Coast
Clementine Norton clementine.norton@frasercoastchronicle.com.au IT'S not quite the Biblical plague of locusts but the wave of beetles swarming the coast is definitely unmissable. They are crawling over the ground, congregating in drains...
Australian Ingenuity
EXTENSIVE tweaks, upgrades and changes have evolved the popular Holden Cruze to a more mature, efficient and convincing small car, but there's still room for improvement. Now built in Australia rather than Korea, it's the first small car to be produced...
Awards Recognise; Nominate to Reward Excellence
IF YOU want your business to be officially stamped as one of the best in the area then this year's Sprake Fraser Coast Business Awards is a must to enter and attend. Backed by the Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Burrum and Tiaro chambers of commerce and...
Cruise Magical Waterway
THERE'S something magical about sailing on the Wooli Wooli River during a king tide. Beautiful riverside locations, usually inaccessible due to the low water line, are suddenly approachable for a few precious days every month when the moon is full....
Five Extortion Accused Await Trial Outcome; Final Adjournment; Jury Deliberations from Monday
RODERICK MAKIM roderick.makim@frasercoastchronicle.com.au A TENSE weekend awaits for five men anxious to learn their fate in an extortion trial. The jury will begin deliberations on Monday morning to decide the guilt or innocence of Adam...
For Grand Final Showdown; Bushrangers All-Rounder Has Suspension Quashed So Shane Is Ready
Richard Harvey richard.harvey@frasercoastchronicle.com.au SHANE Muller will have the chance to have a say in the grand finale to the Fraser Coast Cricket A-Grade season after all. The Bushrangers all-rounder has been cleared to play in...
Future Now Planted; Aussie Parts to Help Power World's New Breed of Electric Cars
JAPANESE car maker Nissan's last remaining manufacturing presence in Australia has won a $160 million contract to supply parts for electric vehicles sold around the world. Dandenong South-based Nissan Casting Australia has just announced that it...
Gladstone Festival Attracts Thousands
EACH year, 70,000 people flock to Gladstone at Easter for one of the largest self-funded, free community festivals in Australia. The Gladstone Harbour Festival, from April 17 to 24, is in its 49th year and gets bigger and better each time. What...
Horne Ready for Devil of a Showdown
Richard Harvey richard.harvey@frasercoastchronicle.com.au CLINTON Horne was the best player in the Bundaberg Rugby League A-Grade competition last season Co he has the award to prove it. Now the two-time BRL Player of the Year is hoping...
Hour Delay in 000 Farce; Terrified Woman Hides in Bathroom as Criminals Prowl around Her Home
Byline: Mat Nott A URANGAN woman in fear of her life has had to wait more than an hour for police to arrive after calling 000. The woman, who cannot be named for reasons related to her employment, told the Chronicle of her terror as she hid in...
It's Fuel for Thought ... Civic Won't Burn a Hole in Your Pocket
Peter Chapman peter.chapman@frasercoastchronicle.com.au THE first thing I noticed about the new Honda Civic Hybrid was its sleek looks. The second was the sticker on the front window which said you only needed 4.6 litres of fuel to knock...
Making a Top Seller Bigger and Better
Byline: RICHARD BLACKBURN IT MAY look familiar but this popular hatch is now bigger and better These days, it's getting difficult to tell a new car from the model that came before it. Cut-throat competition means car makers are scared to take...
Passion and Politics Can Be Real Turn-Offs
SHE'S 92, he's 53, but Helen Staudinger clearly doesn't believe the age difference should get in the way of romance. Dwight Bettner is less enthusiastic, and when his wrinkly neighbour demanded a kiss before she would leave his home, the passion...
Song Choice a Good Omen
Byline: Carlie Walker THE last thing Maryborough's Ian Truscott was expecting was to be cast in the lead role for the Brolga Theatre's production of The Music Man. He had planned to audition but had all but forgotten about it when his daughter...
The Best in Region
Customer Service Award Sponsored by Cartridge World THIS nomination is open to any business or person successfully providing exceptional customer service. Nominations often come from happy customers who feel they have received exceptional...
These Cowards Attack in the Dead of Night Public Comes Forward with Violence Stories
Byline: jessica grewal FOLLOWING a series of senseless weekend bashings on the Fraser Coast, a Chronicle investigation has revealed a youth gang may be at the centre of the trouble. For some time regular party-goers have been aware of an undesirable...