The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Articles from August 26, 2009

Awards Salute Year of Hard Work; Businesses Get Chance to Reflect on Practices
Byline: Tamara Mackenzie OUTSTANDING businesses were again recognised at this year's Rockhampton Regional Development and Ergon Energy Business Excellence Awards. Celebrating 14 years of recognising businesses within the Rockhampton Region, this...
Ballard Takes Car for a Spin; Blackwater Racer Goes Wingless
Byline: Alan Kennedy alan.kennedy@capnews.com.au SPEEDWAY: Sunday was a chance for drivers and their mechanics to test out the track at the Rockhampton Showgrounds as they fine-tune their vehicles in readiness for the speedway season. Blackwater's...
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Value player BASKETBALL: Former Rockhampton Rocket Cameron Tragardh has shot to back-to-back QBL men's most valuable player awards. Tragardh, now playing for the Northside Wizards, took out the prize at Basketball Queensland's awards night in...
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Ratepayers THE Wycarbah-based Western Districts Ratepayers' Association will hold its meeting tomorrow night at the hall commencing at 7.30pm. Rockhampton Regional Council's Dan Toon will now address the association in October. Call Vince on 4934...
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Airport soars ROCKHAMPTON Airport's fortunes continue to soar, with an 11.2% increase in passengers last month. The council-owned airport handled 67,420 passengers in July. Gavin Steele, general manager of business enterprise, described it...
Comets Focus on Semi-Final as Ticket Sales Soar
Byline: aaron kelly aaron.kelly@capnews.com.au CENTRAL Comets coach Wayne Barnett says the sacking of forward Todd Titmus will not be a distraction for his players as ticket sales for this weekend's home Queensland Cup semi-final go through the...
Entering Awards Helps to Gauge Company's Progress
Byline: Tamara Mackenzie ENTERING the Rockhampton Regional Development and Ergon Energy Business Excellence Awards 2009 has a number of benefits for the strategic outlook of local businesses, Rockhampton Regional Development chief executive Gary...
Ergon Marks Awards Milestone; Support a Key Platform of Energy Supplier's Business Operations
Byline: Tamara Mackenzie THE Business Excellence Awards would not be the same without the help of long-time enthusiastic supporters of the event, Ergon Energy. Claiming the major naming rights for the 11th successive year, Ergon Energy acting...
Fined for Pushing a 'Cheeky' Girl over; Things Got out of Hand at Music Festival
Byline: Melinda Siegmeier melinda.siegmeier@capnews.com.au THE 14-year-old girl was "provocative and cheeky", so when it looked like she was about to lash out at him, Peter Miller got in first. The Gladstone businessman pushed the girl off a...
Good Corporate Citizen Noted
Byline: Tamara Mackenzie THE Rock Building Society has won recognition for its commitment to the community at the 2009 Rockhampton Regional Development and Ergon Energy Business Excellence Awards. The Rock was awarded the CQUniversity Australia...
Great Achiever in First Year
Byline: Tamara Mackenzie SERVICING the Rockhampton Region with professional advice and assistance in skincare, skin-cancer treatment and prevention since February this year, Capricorn Skin Centre has proved themselves worthy advocates for the Creative...
{HOPE AND HEROES EMERGE FROM ROCKY HOUSE FIRES } {Melissa's Glad That Her Pets Survived }; Residents Save Disabled Neighbours as Fire Destroys Home
Byline: Nikita Watts nikita.watts@capnews.com.au WITH the flames intensifying, Geoff Clarke rushed to grab family photographs and thought "this is it, we've lost our home". The fire engulfing number 24 Pearson Street had latched onto his house...
Hopkins Chases Fourth Trophy; at 21, She's a Grand-Finals Veteran
Byline: aaron kelly aaron.kelly@capnews.com.au NETBALL: At just 21, Frenchville Brumbies defensive weapon Keanna Hopkins is a veteran when it comes to playing finals. Hopkins will lead Frenchville's shot for grand-final glory when the Brumbies...
Hot and Sore, He's Riding on a Quest
Byline: Adrian Taylor adrian.taylor@capnews.com.au AFTER a well-earned night's rest in Rockhampton, Cameron Nugent hauled his saddle-sore bottom back into gear yesterday. And he was smiling. Five months ago the 32-year-old film and television...
Learning to Be More Explosive
TAEKWONDO: Doug Swain believes his students should learn from the best and that is exactly what they did when Noel Keating visited Doug's Dojang at the weekend. "I got a lot of good feedback, everyone enjoyed it," Swain said. Not that enjoyment...
Livewire Striker Fraser Has to Now Sit by the Telephone
FOOTBALL: On the football pitch, nobody could ever accuse Tristan Fraser of waiting around. Unfortunately the livewire striker is in that situation at the moment as he waits by the phone to hear whether his recent trial with an A-League team was...
Mather Ready for Knock-Out Fluoride Blow; Europe Court Ruling Her Latest Weapon
Byline: Adrian Taylor adrian.taylor@capnews.com.au ANTI-fluoride campaigner Glenda Mather has fought long and hard against the forced addition of the chemical to the region's water supply. And now she believes she has a chance to deliver a knock-out...
Merv Awarded CQ's Top Father
Byline: Nikita Watts nikita.watts@capnews.com.au IT was a chance for Merv Brown's five daughters to give back to their beloved father. Yesterday Merv was awarded the Central Queensland Father of the Year after being nominated by his daughters....
Racing's Mixed Bag of Winners; Three Favourites, Three Outsiders Come Home
Byline: tony mcmahon tmbsport@capnews.com.au RACING: IT was a day of mixed results for punters at the Rockhampton Jockey Club's (RJC) TAB race meeting at Yeppoon yesterday, with three short priced favourites, as well as three outsiders scoring....
Seniors Week Keeps Older Folk Entertained
SENIORS Week 2009 was celebrated in Gracemere with a good attendance at the Mayor's Morning Tea at the Gracemere Community Centre and everyone enjoying themselves immensely. School children once again played an important part by entertaining seniors....
SES Workers Say Cronyism Running Rife; Emergency Management Team Rocked by Claims
Byline: Adrian Taylor adrian.taylor@capnews.com.au ALLEGATIONS of cronyism and mismanagement levelled against staff in Emergency Management Queensland's team in Rockhampton are being officially investigated. The claims are made by SES volunteers...
Sharks, Shrinks and 50 - All at Top Speed; A Hectic Life for a Busy Kevin Spacey
IN the past month, Kevin Spacey turned 50 and his latest film, Shrink, a comedy drama about a Hollywood psychiatrist whose personal problems rival those of his celebrity clients, opened in US theatres. The prolific actor not only appears in two...
That Was Me on the Red Carpet, the One among the Stars
DOES anyone remember an Australian film Windrider? No? Well I'm not surprised, as it was many moons ago. It starred Tom Burlinson and a rising teenage star by the name of Nicole Kidman, premiering in 1985 at the Gold Coast and the only reason...
Zielke Transport Puts Its Case to Stay near Coast
YEPPOON businessman Noel Scott claims he will be doing the community a favour if his company is permitted to expand onto rural land near Tanby. But residential neighbours don't see it that way. Yesterday Mr Scott, general manager of Zielke Transport,...