Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from August 25, 2012

First Mary Valley Sales of New Era; Signals End of Dam Nightmare
Byline: Arthur Gorrie THE rebuilding of the Mary Valley has begun with the first major land offers of the new post-dam era. Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney formally announced on Thursday the sale by tender of six prime packages of land from Belli...
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Mental health snub THE whole of the LNP are heartless so it seems. I know the hospital system is in a mess, but these people need help, not having to try and fend for themselves. It is going to be interesting to see what porkies are going...
Gulls Target Collins; Hervey Bay's Plan to Stop Brothers
Byline: Griffith Thomas RUGBY LEAGUE: Hervey Bay Seagulls coach Peter Regan was tight-lipped on who will have the tough assignment of shutting down Brothers strike weapon Shaun Collins in tomorrow's major semi-final in Bundaberg. But he made...
Health Needs Pushed Aside after Report Urged Services
Byline: MAT NOTT FEDERAL Health Minister Tanya Plibersek has continued to scarify the LNP over its rejection of health funding for mental health units on the Fraser Coast. Stepping up her attack after Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg...
I'm Hanging out for a Trunk Call with Giants
IT'S not every day you wake up to see adult elephants bathing beside your hammock. The exception, of course, is if you are staying on the River Kwai Jungle Rafts in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Then you will. With a penchant for all things pachyderm,...
LNP Says Little on Why They Knocked Back Millions for Mental Health Hospital Beds
THE decision by the LNP Government to turn its back on millions in Federal Government funding for local mental health beds has left this community stunned. The issue was the hottest topic on our web pages drawing strong criticism from our readers....
No Standard White Wedding for These Adventurous Folk; A Fraser Coast Wedding Celebrant Has Seen All Kinds of Unconventional Ceremonies
Byline: Words: Kristy Martin WHEN Pamela Anderson famously married Kid Rock back in 2006, the bridal gown for the nautical-themed nuptials was nothing more than a string bikini topped with a sailor hat. Posh and Becks sat on golden thrones at...
Safer Society on the Agenda; Mayor Says Community Safety Is Everybody's Responsibility
THE Fraser Coast has an ally in Ipswich Mayor, Paul Pisasale. The larger-than-life politician was in Hervey Bay to sign a partnership agreement with the Fraser Coast Regional Council, which is designed to help the economic development of both regions....
Small Sedan Squeezes into Nissan City-Car Range; the New Nissan Almera Offers Great Value for Money
NISSAN has added a new sedan variant to its city-car line-up. The new Almera sedan is based on the diminutive Micra small hatch, but is actually considerably larger than that car a and almost as big as a Mazda3. The Almera measures up at 4.42m...
Torbanlea Goes Gold; Torbanlea Picnics Sets Its Sights on the National Stage
TORBANLEA'S annual picnic race meeting is set to become one of the biggest events of its type in Australia. A new event organising committee has been working for the past three months towards re-energising the event and the makeover will see the...
Urbanite with Pulling Power
SUZUKI will add a new chapter to the Grand Vitara story next month with the launch of the first two-wheel drive version of the car that helped start the compact SUV revolution. A staple of the Suzuki diet for a quarter of a century, the new Grand...
You'll Be Spooked
NATHAN WOULFE Recruitment editor WHEN we're looking at careers, they don't come much more technical than working for the Defence Signals Directorate. An intelligence agency within the Department of Defence, the directorate collects and analyses...