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Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from August 27, 2012

Bombers Blow Brothers Away
Byline: Griffith Thomas AUSSIE RULES: Hervey Bay Bombers coach Troy Ignatenko won't be thirsty for a while. Chris Verbeek will make sure of that. The 39-year-old plumber will be shouting Ignatenko drinks for the next two weeks in an attempt...
Building Projects Are Ploughing Millions Back into Community
CONFIDENCE in construction on the Fraser Coast has received another boost, with $11 million of aged care infrastructure works to be either completed or started by next February. Torbay Constructions has detailed four major projects designed to deliver...
Elder Disagrees with Guns Managing Dingoes
Byline: Mitch Crawley AN indigenous leader has joined conservation groups in condemning the use of guns to control Fraser Island dingoes that have been declared dangerous. Aunty Mally Clarke, a Butchulla elder at the K'Gari campground near where...
Hikes for Owners to Safeguard Asset
Byline: Mitch Crawley INSURING homes and units is becoming a costly exercise in the Fraser Coast with many homeowners beginning to discover what consecutive years of disaster will do to the cost of a policy. One Maryborough pensioning couple...
News Briefs
Howard store isback in business THE community of Howard once again has a supermarket and newsagency to call its own with the former IGA store reopening today for business. Doors were expected to swing open from 6 this morning for the first time...
Region Predicted to Suffer; Schools May Miss Funding from Gonski
Byline: Mitch Crawley AT LEAST seven schools in the Fraser Coast could lose a combined $1.9 million in Federal Government funds if recommendations in the Gonski review are actioned. The findings were released in national media reports, but are...
Sail Surfer Crashes; Lands with a $2600 Damages Bill
KRISTY MARTIN kristy.martin@frasercoastchronicle.com.au A MAN who was seriously injured when he fell from a schoolyard shade sail has been ordered to pay more than $2600 for the damage he caused. Brody Malcholm Brookes was hospitalised...
SEAGULLS WINGS CLIPPED IN SEMI; Regan Says Brothers Are Beatable
Byline: Griffith Thomas YOU CAN'T STOP ME: Brothers strike weapon Shaun Collins tries to evade a tackle from Hervey Bay's Brock Eldridge during the major semi-final at Salter Oval yesterday. RUGBY LEAGUE: Not much went to plan for Hervey Bay...
Smart Cookies Miss out on Fun; Low-Tech Childhood Had Thrills and Spills
THE smart phones are taking over. I see it every day. We're slowly slipping, unconsciously and without a struggle, into an Orwellian nightmare, in which humans mutate into strange, misshapen creatures that hunch over their beloved smart phones like...
Villastuns Unbeaten Warriors
Byline: Griffith Thomas FOOTBALL: Leading into Saturday night's major semi-final, Doon Villa player-coach Joel Neilsen said it was vital his team got off to a good start against United Warriors. Four minutes into the clash, he got his wish. ...
Your Day in Court Will Be Reported
I THINK I might have to get a personal bodyguard to escort me when I go about my role as court reporter for this news-paper. In the past week I have been abused, threatened, sworn at, followed, called names and had somebody try to intimidate me....