Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from November 27, 2009

Can-Do Man Tells Others How To
IF YOU aren't in business to have fun or make a profit, you need to get out. This is the philosophy "Can-Do" man Bob Ansett tried to live by when he set up Budget Rent a Car in 1965, which went on to become a multi-million-dollar international company....
Can Our Country Recover from All These Sickies?
When does something drift across that imaginary line from being something we all do now and again to being ingrained in our culture? I'm asking and wondering because I reckon we are veering dangerously close to having a sickie culture here. And...
Elders Lend Experience at First Murri Court; Coast Justice Goes Cultural
Byline: Loretta Bryce ABORIGINAL elders sat either side of Magistrate John Smith as he heard the details of Allan Torney's offences yesterday. Aunty Elvena Tobane and Uncle Mark Singho were the first of the Fraser Coast's indigenous elders to...
Experience Never to Be Forgotten
Byline: PETER CHAPMAN Editor He had gone to the Gold Coast looking for some fun in the sun for a week. Three days later my son's dream start to a new chapter in his young life had turned into his worst nightmare. His "Can you come and get...
Family's Desperate Bid to Find a Home
Byline: AVERYLL LOFT AND JOCELYN WATTS A MARYBOROUGH family fears they will soon be living out of their car after desperate attempts this month to try to put a roof over family members' heads have failed. Battling to hold back tears, Cheryl...
Green Thumbs Up for Green Accommodation
Byline: Jennifer Chapman ECO-TOURISM for Fraser Island has been given the green thumbs up by a local conservationist and the tourism board. Mike West, who has had a holiday home at Eurong for 20 years, said if eco-tourism accommodation in the...
'Grooming' Behaviour Often Overlooked
Prevention of domestic violence, particularly by men towards women, is currently receiving a lot of attention. But what is often overlooked is that men who become physically violent towards their women-folk often start out by "grooming" them, much...
Maryborough's Premier Effort; Tinana Track Proving to Be One of the Best in Aust
MARYBOROUGH is fast becoming the place to be seen - for speedway drivers it seems. Over the past couple of seasons, drivers keen to race on the Tinana track have reached record numbers and this season is proving to be no different. So much so...
Slim Down, Shape Up
Losing a dress size between now and Christmas may be a tight squeeze but ditching any unhealthy habits today will have you well on the way to buying smaller jeans early in the new year. Dropping a dress size is equal to losing about 6kg, which is...
Variety the Spice of Life for Kids
Byline: Carlie Walker VARIETY is a charity that has made a difference in the lives of many children on the Fraser Coast - and Talisha O'Brien and Levi Rae are two of those children. Variety will host the inaugural Variety Friday today; it is...