Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from March 27, 2013

$20,000 Will Help Sharon with Study
Byline: Hayden Johnson A HERVEY Bay woman has received scholarships worth $20,000, to enter traditionally male-dominated roles. Sharon Davies, who turns 19 this year, received the funding as part of the State Governmentas $10 million scholarships...
a[euro][approximately]No Extra chargesa[euro][TM] When Yaralla Sells Nursesa[euro][TM] Union Fears Cutbacks, Job Loss; Six Bidders Put Hands Up to Buy Aged-Care Home
YARALLA Place aged care home residents in Maryborough will not be slugged with extra fees when the facility is sold this year. After initial interest from 12 potential buyers, six non-government organisations have officially put their hands up to...
FIFO Workers in Spotlight; Ita[euro][TM]s Not Just Miners, Other Professions Are Looking at the Concept Too
A CONFERENCE in Rockhampton about afly-in, fly-outa (FIFO) workers has invoked more questions than answers. Federal Independent and the Member for New England, Tony Windsor, is the chairman of a parliamentary inquiry into the impact FIFO workers...
Fingers Crossed for Sunny Days
Byline: Hayden Johnson DESPITE thunderstorms and rain threatening Easter Sunday hundreds of tourists are expected to flock to the Fraser Coast from tomorrow for an early start to the Easter weekend. Many accommodation providers were hoping for...
Flaws Are Showing Up in Draft Plan
THE move to rezone a number of Maryborough businesses has attracted a lot of comment about what it would do to the affected companies and why it should not happen. But there is one comment that is notable for its absence a no one seems to have addressed...
Hop into Great Easter Fitness
WITH sweet treats and temptation galore, keeping a balance between indulgence and health at Easter is crucial according to Exercise & Sports Science executive officer Anita Hobson-Powell. aWe all love a holiday. Easter, in particular, is a special...
Mayora[euro][TM]s Top Report Card Covers Big-Ticket Items
MITCH CRAWLEY mitch.crawley@frasercoastchronicle.com.au FRASER Coast Mayor Gerard OaConnell has submitted his second report card to the region a and it would be difficult to grade his efforts with anything but straight As. While each of...
Multi-Billion Coal Find Exciting
Byline: Owen jacques A COAL find potentially worth billions of dollars near Avondale and a hook-up with mining heavyweight Gina Rinehart will ahave people sitting up and taking noticea, said Queensland Resources Council CEO Michael Roche. Mr...
News Briefs
Police search for missing mother ANYONE who may have been in contact with Maryborough woman Wendy Ratcliffe in the past month is being asked to contact Crime Stoppers. Ms Ratcliffe was reported missing by her 15-year-old son on Monday. He said...
Sevens Players Have a Ball Sevens on Road to Rio; Fraser Coast Players Put Themselves Up for Olympics
Byline: GRIFFITH tHOMAS SEVENS RUGBY: This is where the road to Rio begins. Sevens rugby will make its Olympic debut at Rio de Janeiro in 2016, and the Fraser Coast has been hailed as a breeding ground for fresh talent as Australia looks to build...
Terror Ordeal Saving Lives Brings Award; Group Bravery Citation Recipient Tells of Wild Flood Ride as Catamaran Is Dragged towards Rocks
TWO men who risked their lives helping to secure vessels along the flooded Burnett River in December 2010 have been honoured with a Group Citation for Bravery. John Schott and Ian Willett were both named as recipients of the award for their efforts....
Whales Sink in Quarters
LAWN BOWLS: It was fun while it lasted, but unfortunately all good things must come to an end at some point. Hervey Bay Whalesa long road to Super Challenge glory came to a dead end at the weekend, with the team going down 4-1 to Paradise Point...