Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Articles from January 13, 2010

Alleged Incest on Tape; Court Hears Man, 46, Admitted to Sex with Daughter
Byline: Anne-Louise Brown A MAN admitted to having sex with his intellectually impaired teenage daughter in a recorded conversation heard in the Maroochydore District Court yesterday. The 46-year-old man is standing trial for the rape of the...
Charities Seek Help for Families Doing It Tough
Byline: Mark Bode AN increasing number of financially strapped Sunshine Coast families are turning to community groups for support as they struggle to provide their children with the basic needs. The grim situation has prompted organisations...
Coast Grommets Excel; Local Contingent Set to Take the Trophies
Byline: Steve Zemek AFTER dominating day one of the Wahu Surfer Groms Comp at Maroochydore yesterday, Sunshine Coast surfers look set to take home silverware across several divisions today. Kai Hing was one of the standouts of the local contingent....
DIY Super Returns Interesting Data
THE Cooper Review into the superannuation system revealed some interesting facts: Self Managed Super Funds (SMSF's) account for about one third of the total $1.2trillion invested in retirement funds. The average SMSF balance is $450,000, much...
Goodbye to the Centaur; Memorial Service Honours the Dead
THE cameras have left the Centaur and the torpedoed Australian hospital ship will be left to rest in peace off Moreton Island. A memorial service honouring the lives of 268 Australians who died on the Centaur was held 2059 metres above the watery...
Govt Has Decided on Water Pipeline
Byline: Bill Hoffman THE federal government has already made a proposed decision on the fate of the $450 million stage two of the northern water grid to Lake Macdonald. However, unlike the Traveston Crossing Dam where environment minister Peter...
I'm Sick, Child Abuser Admits
Byline: Anne-Louise Brown A 51-YEAR-OLD man who sexually abused his three-year-old granddaughter while driving to KFC admitted that his actions were asicka. The man, who molested two of his granddaughters and a niece, was sentenced in Maroochydore...
Ironman Makeover Fails to Sway Some; Cash Falls Second to Glory for ,Cytraditionalists'
Byline: Steve Zemek IN the age of Twenty20 cricket and reality television, the prevailing ethos of the sporting community seems to be that shorter and faster equals better. Tradition is pushed to the wayside and gimmick becomes the norm. It...
It's All in the Planning Parents Gain in Wisdom; Kitting out the Kids for School Can Become Expensive
Byline: Kathy Sundstrom Kathy.Sundstrom@scnews.com.au JANUARY can be one very expensive month for mums and dads. Just when you thought the bank balance would get a break after the Christmas rush, it is time to budget for "back to school". ...
Journey to the Big Apple, and All That Jazz
COOLUM'S saxophone whiz-kid Jake Barden has been accepted into the 2010 Sydney Conservatorium of Music jazz studies program. Jake, 17, who completed Year 12 at Matthew Flinders Anglican College last December, has just returned from three weeks in...
Kind Generosity Has Young Calen Smiling Again
CALEN Johnson strolled into the Mooloolaba Spin City bicycle shop yesterday like a man who had other places to be. Alone with his new $360 giant upland bike, Calen's toothy mile-wide grin told the real story. The 15-year-old was given the expensive...
Minister Has Power to Save Koalas, Butterflys
Byline: Bill Hoffman ENERGY minister Stephen Robertson will be asked to stop the clock on approval of the Woolooga to Cooroy South powerline because of growing concern about its impact on critical environmental habitat in the Sunshine Coast hinterland....
Music Down the Line; SwiMP3 Can Make the Pool's Black Line Alive with the Sound of Music
THAT black line is not the most inspiring sight. Lap after lap, it's often difficult to maintain concentration and motivation. The underwater silence prompts the mind to wander. One way of busting the swimming boredom and preserving your incentive...
P-Plater Fights for Life; Teen Driver Slams into Tree Just Six Kilometres from Home
Byline: Nikkii Joyce Nikkii.Joyce@scnews.com.au SIX more kilometres along the road and an 18-year-old P-plate driver would have been asleep in his own bed. Instead, the Black Mountain man is in a coma after he slammed his car into a tree on Monday...
Switching Football Codes Is All the Rage
WHAT happened to being a rugby league player? Or a cricketer, or a football player? What happened to just playing one sport throughout your career? Becoming a living legend and being heralded for your contribution to the game? Reports that...
Teens Win Voyage on Doomed Protest Boat
Byline: Nikkii Joyce nikkii.joyce@scnews.com.au ONE-arm push-ups earned 15-year-old Parker Bennett and his friends a seat on what became the final training run for the ill-fated anti-whaling stealth boat Ady Gil last month. Parker, and fellow...
Vibrant College Raisies the Bar in Coast Education
WITH more than 30 years' experience producing outstanding graduates, Immanuel Lutheran College is one of the Coast's most respected schools. With the new Immanuel Early Learning Centre, the college offers a seamless K-12 education on a central 21-hectare...
Wife Prayed for Signs of Life after Husband's 9m Fall
MINUTES felt like hours as Shona Andersen prayed for her husband Robert to open his hazel eyes and show some signs of life. After watching her husband of 29 years fall about nine metres from the balcony of an apartment in Alexandra Headland, Ms...