The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Articles from July 12, 2012

Ad Achieves What Calls Can't
Lynnis Bonanno lynnis.bonanno@dailymercury.com.au A SIMPLE classified advertisement in the Daily Mercury managed to achieve what 20 phone calls to Telstra couldn't for a Mackay business owner. Peter Harding, owner of Wilkie Motors on Harbour...
Airlie Boardwalk Proposal; Couple Tie the Knot with a Reception by the Lake
IT was thanks to her five brothers that Tammy Rilstone (nee Harvey) met her husband, Matt Rilstone. Mrs Rilstone said it was her husband's genuine nature and kind heart that first attracted her to him. C[pounds sterling]We first met when I moved...
Aussies Take out Top Spots; ARIA Charts Dominated by Home-Grown Talents
FOR the first time this year, we have an Australian double at the peak of the ARIA Charts. Karise Eden's My Journey holds at number one on the ARIA Album Chart, increasing sales week on week, and Reece Mastin's Shout It Out debuts at the top of...
Ballet a Hit with First-Timer; Cloudland Scores a Perfect 10
AS I watched the beautiful costumes move and sway as they danced I was transported to another time. It might sound strange that the combination of fabric and dance was intoxicating a but it was. There was something ethereal and graceful in the...
Bearly a Dull Moment; Anamorphic Teddy Has Plenty of Heart
WILFRED meets Family Guy in this comic tale of a man-child and his foul-mouthed, wise-cracking teddy bear. Like his hit animated television show, Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane's big-screen debut is peppered with signature gags, salty language, pop-culture...
BEST FIELD LINES UP; Ex-Champion Looks to Have Fun in Open
Charlie Payne charlie.payne@dailymercury.com.au GOLF: 2004 Mackay Open winner Steven Jeffress is looking forward to having fun as he takes on the best-yet field in the $70,000 four-round championship which hits off at Mackay Golf Club today....
Brad's Dunn It Again to Claim Overall NQ Title
Charlie Payne charlie.payne@dailymercury.com.au BRAD Dunn is a pretty handy golfer who considers himself a better cricketer. Dunn, 17, who plays off a handicap of 6, won the North Queensland overall 72 hole junior boys title following four...
Comic Love Story a Sure Bet; Mikado Tour Brings Great British Comedy to Regional Centres
FOLLOWING its 10-performance Brisbane season, Opera Queensland's new production of Gilbert and Sullivan's masterpiece The Mikado will tour the state in August with performances at the Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Maryborough, Rockhampton, Mackay and Townsville....
Conference Centre's Full of Potential
FOR SALE GYMPIE Lot 210 Fraser Road What: Gympie Conference, Training and Function Centre Features: Thriving business plus substantial improvements on 4.123ha. Solid client base (including Govt), 2011/2012 turnover circa $1million, 60 air-conditioned...
,CyOpen Slather' without Controls at Rank: Driver
Janessa Ekert janessa.ekert@dailymercury.com.au WITHOUT a marshal at the Victoria St taxi rank, cab drivers may avoid it. Ange Lock has driven taxis in Mackay for five years and knows what goes on after hours on Friday and Saturday nights....
Dad's Loss Drives Nick on; Bike Ride to Help Conquer Cancer
Shakira Sellen shakira.sellen@dailymercury.com.au THE loss of loved ones has inspired Shoal Point resident Nick Barry to raise funds in the hope cancer will be cured one day. Mr Barry will complete the Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer next...
Encourage a Love of Literature; Message from Children's Authors Is Make Reading Part of Kids' Everyday Lives
Lynnis Bonanno lynnis.bonanno@dailymercury.com.au TALKING BOOKS The festival runs until Saturday More than 5000 students will attend sessions at Whitsunday Anglican School today and tomorrow The BB Print Literary Dinner is on tomorrow...
Grunwald Tour Riding a Wave of Success; New Album Tackles Hope and Despair
ASH Grunwald seems to always be on tour and it is clear he is one Aussie act who wants his music to travel. aI am a touring musician,a Grunwald said. aIt is the best tour I have ever done. My album has received the best response and I am feeling...
Hip Hop Duo Standing Strong; Star Power Rising with Album Number Two
INTRODUCING Yung Warriors, Australia's fastest-rising indigenous hip hop outfit. Fresh off the back of dates with American hip hop heavyweights D12 and recent US showcases in NY and LA, Yung Warriors has just announced the release of its second...
Mackay Numbers Growing; Population Is Booming
Andrea Davy andrea.davy@dailymercury.com.au FIRST-time parent Teagen Coyle is one of the many mothers who are helping boost Mackay's population. Although she would never think of her boys, Hayden and Caleb, as numbers, they have helped push...
PM Tells Regions to Stake a Claim; Gillard Points to Benefits of a Mining Tax
PRIME Minister Julia Gillard yesterday chose Rockhampton to open the door for mining communities to stake a claim for the $6 billion Regional Infrastructure Fund. In releasing the guidelines, Ms Gillard said while the mining boom presented incredible...
Something for Everyone; Karaoke, Dj Sessions, Live Music, Poker and Pool
TONIGHT Envy | Thirsty Thursday with Dj Nate Vs DJ xxxplict Karma Bar and Lounge | Hospitality Night and Free Spirits from 10pm Showbar 140 | Tiny Thursdays 1/2 price entry before 9pm SATURDAY Code| Dj Funky Envy | Dj Blaze ...
Vanderjagt Standing Tall; Meteors and Meteorettes Play Part in Cancer Prevention
Michael Warren Michael.Warren@dailymercury.com.au GET CHECKED One in two men diagnosed with cancer by 85 Players to auction singlets Funds raised for Call to Arms cancer initiative BASKETBALL: Meteors centre Greg Vanderjagt is one...
Victim Faces Specialist Surgery on Knife Wound
Bruce McKean bruce.mckean@dailymercury.com.au SLADE Point stabbing victim Simon Wills will require specialist surgery for a knife wound, which severed a nerve in one of his elbows. Wills, 39, was allegedly stabbed seven times and suffered...