Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from March 8, 2011

Aquarium Slowly Returns to Life after Flood Damage; Coral Dies, Business Struggles
Carlie Walker carlie.walker@frasercoastchronicle.com.au HERVEY Bay's Reefworld Aquarium is still several weeks away from reopening its doors after January's floods killed off the aquarium's carefully maintained coral reefs. The aquarium...
ARC Reopens in Hervey Bay; Companysports longAust History
Byline: HANNAH BUSCH A COMPANY that helped to build the Sydney Opera House will celebrate the grand opening of its new, revamped Hervey Bay store this week. The Australian Reinforcing Company has moved to new premises in Hervey Bay and will officially...
Crystal Lily Set to Alter Tactics
RACING: Golden Slipper winner Crystal Lily may get the chance to throw down the gauntlet to unbeaten mare Black Caviar with more aggressive riding tactics in the Newmarket Handicap. Co-trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra are not convinced the...
Green Group Goes into the Red over Court Case
Byline: Clementine Norton THE Wide Bay Burnett Conservation Council may face bankruptcy after it was ordered to pay the costs for its failed court case against SunWater. The not-for-profit green group went all the way to the Federal Court in...
Health Cover Balancing Act; Premium Rise Means Policy Rethink
FROM the start of April, the 50% of Australians who have private health cover face an increase in their monthly premiums. That makes now the right time to look at ways to trim the cost of health insurance. Advances in technology are driving significant...
HE'S A GOOD SPORT; Steven Helps Rivals and Proves
Richard Harvey richard.harvey@frasercoastchronicle.com.au STEVEN Schofield is a real good sport. Not only is he a champion athlete, but it seems his sportsmanship is unquestionable. His unselfishness in race nine of the annual Hervey...
Highway Hell for Drivers; 20% Rise in Crashes on the Bruce
Clementine Norton clementine.norton@frasercoastchronicle.com.au THE Gympie to Childers stretch of the Bruce Highway is still a high-risk zone for crashes, according to the RACQ. The 138km stretch saw 254 smashes between 2003 and 2007, figures...
Hot Air and Rubbish or Alien UFO? Strange Lights over Maryborough Divide Community
AVERYLL LOFT averyll.loft@frasercoastchronicle.com.au DEBATE continues to rage over the origin of the strange orange UFOs spotted floating back and forth above Maryborough. From rubbish bag lanterns to extraterrestrial aircrafts to plasma...
Man with Air Rifle Scares Partner, Son
Byline: Averyll Loft A MARYBOROUGH man who armed himself with an air rifle after a row with his girlfriend narrowly escaped being sent to prison yesterday. Kerry Robert Champney, 39, terrified his long-term partner and their six-year-old son...
News Briefs
Beware of phone tax scammers POLICE have issued a warning to all residents on the Fraser Coast regarding a new telephone tax scam. The C[pounds sterling]tax officeC[yen] scam involves a person calling a home telephone telling the receiver they...
News Briefs
Morning tea for world Women's Day A FREE morning tea will be held at the Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre today to celebrate 100 years of women's achievements. The morning tea will celebrate International Women's Day and it will start at 10am....
P&O Ready to Help out; Criticisms Defended
RODERICK MAKIM roderick.makim@frasercoastchronicle.com.au P&O HAS responded strongly to the criticisms made by Urraween couple Mark and Leonie Tipping regarding their ill-fated New Zealand cruise. A P&O spokesman said the reason...