Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from March 2, 2011

APACHES HIT BACK; Aztecs Claim Minor Crown after Beating Leading Club
Richard Harvey richard.harvey@frasercoastchronicle.com.au SPARX have fallen at the last hurdle in the race to win the Maryborough Softball Association senior women's competition minor premiership. Veteran coach Bev Thatcher and her Aztecs...
Critical Injury Prompts Call to Ban Stunt Bikes
Jessica GrewAl hbedit@frasercoastchronicle.com.au A BRUSH with death has prompted Hervey Bay retiree Katherine Summers to call for stunt bikes to be taken off the roads after she was rushed to hospital following an avoidable crash. The...
Fears of a ,CyTraveston but without the Dam'
THE SPECTRE of Traveston Dam has been raised from the grave, with the Queensland Water Commission once again investigating taking Mary River water to supply south-east Queensland. With Wivenhoe Dam being lowered to 75 per cent capacity in the wake...
Have We Found a GP Cure; Council Cuts Cost to Set Up Practice
MAT NOTT matt.nott@frasercoastchronicle.com.au THE cost of doctors setting up shop in Hervey Bay has been slashed to try to attract more medicos to the region. Fraser Coast Regional Council has recognised GPs were staying away in droves,...
Horror Smash Claims Hubby
Byline: Jessica Grewal THEY had just celebrated their first wedding anniversary but on Monday night Peter and Mandy Evans' time together was cut tragically short. The Gold Coast couple were driving home from a North Queensland holiday when they...
Lake's ,Cylack of Oxygen' Killing Fish; Catch of the Day Thrown into Bins
Byline: HANNAH BUSCH CONCERNED locals in Point Vernon have been forced to watch as scores of dead fish turn up on a lake's banks without explanation. In the past week, at least 20 dead mullet have turned up on Vera Cunningham's property, which...
MILLION DOLLAR BARBIE; Sales Begin to Move as Investors See Good Value
ESTATE agent Barbie Lamont has tapped some fizz in the Maryborough housing market. She has just sealed a sales spree that surpassed the magic million dollar mark in a single day. Despite flooding rain and the burn of interest rate rises, Ms Lamont...
MP Says Youth Need Prison Alternatives
AS THE Fraser Coast community expressed outrage at the early release of the man convicted of causing a crash that killed two innocent people, Hinkler MP Paul Neville told Federal Parliament the region's justice system needed urgent attention. On...
News Briefs
Driver fails to give way and hits ute TRAFFIC came to a halt outside a Maryborough school yesterday morning when the driver of a 4WD failed to give way at an intersection and smashed into a twin-cab ute. Sergeant Steve Wheeler said the driver...
Prisoners Wait a Year for Help Beating Drugs
PRISONERS are waiting up to one year to receive crucial drug and alcohol rehabilitation, as the Maryborough Correctional Centre struggles to cope with the huge demand for counselling. The year-long backlog of prisoners was revealed this week when...
Ron Fears for Our River; Landholders Meet over Toxin Concerns
Clementine Norton clementine.norton@frasercoastchronicle.com.au TIARO property owners fear dangerous toxins may be leaching into the Mary River due to widespread erosion along its banks. Grazier Ron Black, who also chairs the Mary River...
Touch of Quality about Fraser Coast Junior Teams; Feature in Two Other Finals
Richard Harvey richard.harvey@frasercoastchronicle.com.au FRASER Coast junior teams proved to be a real touch of class in Hervey Bay. Three teams won their respective age divisions in the annual Sunshine Coast Fraser and Burnett District...