Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from August 18, 2012

Blood Pumping to the Core
AFTER months of speculation Ford Performance Vehicles has finally unveiled its fastest Falcon GT to date: the limited edition R-Spec. The FPV Falcon GT R-Spec's supercharged 5.0-litre V8 has no more power or torque than the previous model released...
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Aged care tower a[approximately]safe for all' BRAIN surgeon Dr Charlie Teo warns against mobiles, home appliances and other forms of electromagnetic waves which could lead to brain tumours. At his meeting at the Hervey Bay Hospital last year,...
Hybrid Makes a Difference
Byline: WORDS: VANI NAIDOO I DON'T know about you but I'm better at being green with envy than green in action, better at recycling bottles than food scraps, better at using water than conserving it. I prefer three-ply toilet paper to the reconstituted...
Leading with Compassion, Leaving in Disappointment
NO MATTER what your politics are, Queenslanders are cynical, arrogant, uncaring and forgetful that former Queensland State Premier Anna Bligh, led Queensland through the most severe floods in modern memory, exhibited, calm, compassion, caring and leadership...
No Hometown Semi-Final; We Know Rules: Seagulls President
Byline: Griffith Thomas WANT TO MAKE THE TREK Bundaberg Rugby League semi-finals 1.30pm: Wallaroos vs Isis 3.15pm: Seagulls vs Easts Salter Oval is located at the corner of Takalvan and White Sts, Bundaberg. RUGBY LEAGUE: During the...
No Proven Health Hang-Ups with Mobile Phone Base Station Towers
IN RESPONSE to concerns raised in a recent article (Phone tower opposed, 16 August), there is no convincing scientific evidence of health effects for children or adults from living or working near a mobile phone base station. In fact, the World...
No Time for Hospital Dash; So Dad Becomes Midwife
aYOU and I are about to deliver a baby.a Those were not the words Maryborough father Michael Berry was expecting when he called 000 after his wife's water broke on August 8. His wife, Susan, had been in the early stages of labour through the...
Our Death-Row Animals Chasing Happier Tales; Fraser Coast Volunteers to the Rescue
Byline: WORDS: Megan Pope IF IT wasn't for the work of the volunteers at Fraser Coast's animal refuges, the number of dogs and cats euthanised would dwarf the 750 that are being put to death each year. Thousands of animals pass through Fraser...
Parade Brings a Sparkle to Bay's Evening Skies
Byline: Megan Pope Program 4-9pm a Markets, activities, live music from Sonic Music. 6.15pm a Illumination Parade a starting at Taylor St, finishing at Scarness Park. 7.30pm a Dinner under the stars. 8.10pm a Light The Way through Dreamtime...
PRISON STRIKE AVERTED Minister Denies Positions Will Be Lost at the Jail; No Job Losses despite Cutbacks at Maryborough Prison
Byline: MAT NOTT PRISON officers have walked off the job at Maryborough jail. And further industrial action looms as imminent cuts to prison programs increase regional fears over job losses. Police Minister Jack Dempsey moved to calm the situation,...
Rising above Effects of the Flood
Byline: Roderick Makim FOLLOWING consecutive years with flooding in the Maryborough Marina, the council has endorsed a new plan to help businesses and residents in the area. The Maryborough Marina Action Plan sets out the responsibilities for...
The Penalty of Opening Weekends in Hospitality
Byline: Mitch Crawley food and beverage attendant grade 2 Casual rate $22.46 Saturday $24.96 Sunday $27.46 FRASER Coast business owners are joining a debate on whether retail and hospitality workers deserve penalty rates on weekends....
Time for Tough Love at the Pound
I APPLAUD all the volunteers that work so hard to rescue and re-home abandoned pets, but I wonder sometimes has all common sense been thrown out the window. You may class me heartless, but on some occasions tough decisions need to be made. Dogs...
Veteran Neshoda Is Kicking Along
Byline: Griffith Thomas AUSSIE RULES: Hervey Bay Bombers coach Troy Ignatenko hopes veteran Johnny Neshoda never stops playing. And for good reason. Despite being long past the age when most footballers decide to hang up the boots Neshoda, who...