Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from March 5, 2011

Channel Your Inner Youth
TRADITIONALLY, I don't Tweet. Nor do I partake in the art of Facebooking. And even though I pay good money for my undies, I don't feel the need to show all and sundry. Yet for a week I channelled my inner youth. Phrases such as awhat eva (that's...
Chinese Launch Light Hatch; Chery's J1 on Australian Shores
CHERY Motors has just launched its first assault on the Australian market, with the cut-price Chinese manufacturer offering its Chery J1 light hatch and Chery J11 compact SUV through its 45 national dealers. The little J1 hatch will be available...
Consummate All-Rounder Is an SUV for All Seasons; the Toyota Kluger Gets All the Right Ticks, Including the Illusive Teen's Approval
Peter Chapman peter.chapman@frasercoastchronicle.com.au TOYOTA'S decision more than three years ago to attack the medium SUV segment with its new Kluger has proved to be one of the big success stories for the company. In just three years...
Could Coast's UFOs Be a Load of Rubbish? but Diehardsstill Suspectsinister Alienappearances
AVERYLL LOFT averyll.loft@frasercoastchronicle.com.au COULD the mysterious orange UFOs spotted above the Fraser Coast be just a couple of old garbage bags? That's what Maryborough man Geoff Williams wants to know after finding a large plastic...
Dam Battle Lost, War Won: WBBCC; Court Rules against Conservation Group in Lungfish Case
A LONG-RUNNING court case over a fish transfer device at Paradise Dam has ended in victory for SunWater. When the Paradise Dam was approved in 2003, then-owners Burnett Water Pty Ltd were given the condition that they must install a fish transfer...
Fashion and Faith from India; Gail Forrer-Arnold Takes a Wild Ride through the Streets of Rishikesh
I JUST closed my eyes. Squeezed them tight. Let go of fear and felt the wind of calamity and adventure slither down my spine. If it was my time to expire from planet Earth, I would forego the deathly visuals and simply go with a tactile experience....
Finding a New Home; Quake Survivor Sets Roots in Bay
hannah busch A NEW Zealander who lost everything in the recent earthquake has considered settling on the Fraser Coast permanently after news emerged Christchurch will take more than a decade to rebuild. Simon Knowles had no warning before...
Gentle Climate for Snow Peas; Delphiniums Also an Autumn Treat
AUTUMN'S here at last. Let's hope this sees the return of gentler gardening weather. Here are the vegies to sow this month: Peas of all sorts can be sown in March. Yates pea seed range has dwarf Greenfeast and Earlicrop Massey, and the climbing...
New Coaching Union in Play; Captain Takes Top Job at Mariners after Dunnett Departure
WHEN Ryan Dunnett was appointed the new coach of the Fraser Coast Mariners earlier this year he said he would bring innovation and passion to the role. Unfortunately for the Mariners, Dunnett won't be able to deliver on his promise Co he's not with...
Newsbriefs
Petrol tanker flips on Bruce Highway A PETROL tanker jackknifed near Glenwood forcing the closure of the Bruce Highway in both directions for more than an hour yesterday. Emergency services were called out in heavy rain about 4.30pm to where...
New Seagulls to Get Their Chance against Pirates; Hervey Bay Side to Tackle Noosa Team This Afternoon
Richard Harvey richard.harvey@frasercoastchronicle.com.au AHOY there Fraser Coast rugby league fans. The Pirates are on their way to Hervey Bay me hearties. The Hervey Bay Seagulls will tackle the Noosa Pirates in two grades at Torquay's...
Ponting Puts Pressure on Host Sri Lankans
Byline: GREG BUCKLE of AAP GAME DAY SRI LANKA V AUSTRALIA Group A game at the R. Premadasa International Stadium in Colombo today, 7pm Form line in 2011 World Cup: Australia: beat Zimbabwe and New Zealand. Sri Lanka: beat Canada then...
Rejigged MySchool Site Sets Principal Bristling; Anglican College Principal Questions Data Accuracy
AVERYLL LOFT averyll.loft@frasercoastchronicle.com.au A FRASER Coast school principal has come out swinging at the revamped My School website, labelling it aproblematica and questioning the accuracy of the data. The controversial website...
State Capital Shows Enough Style to Be World's Most Livable City
Byline: ann rickard A RECENT survey a and my, there are a lot of them a showed Melbourne to be the world's second most liveable city (after Vancouver). I disagree. It should be the world's top most liveable city. I lived there for more than...
Supermarket Mischief Sees Students Banned
RODERICK MAKIM roderick.makim@frasercoastchronicle.com.au HERVEY Bay State High School students who were banned from Coles Pialba have been given a another chance and are now allowed back into the store. The controversial decision to place...
Supersub No Chance of Final
A-LEAGUE: Time has already run out for Brisbane Roar super-sub James Meyer to prove his fitness for the A-League grand final. The championship decider might not be until tomorrow week, but yesterday Roar coach Ange Postecoglou dismissed Meyer's...
Take Break for Sake of the State's Economy
Byline: MARK FURLER GOOD TO KNOW The Novotel has a special weekend rate of $197 per night for the Premier room including breakfast for two. Special Wicked packages also are available. For additional information or to make a booking, call...
Training Their Farmers and Changing Lives. to Help the Vietnamese Claw Back from Bird Flu
Byline: JESSICA GREWAL IN THE midst of a world-wide pandemic, a former Maryborough man helped re-build a country crippled by bird flu. For five years data specialist Leon Wessling changed and potentially saved the lives of thousands of Vietnamese...