Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Articles from January 21, 2013

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Villa Maria 2011 Lightly Sparking Sauvignon Blanc A GREAT wine featuring all that is right about Kiwi sauvignon blancs. The light bubbles introduce a zesty finish producing a great reasonably priced wine for the dinner party. FOOD: Steamed...
Bushfire Losses Hit Ag Industry Hard
Byline: Daniel Burdon MORE than 10,000 head of stock Co mainly sheep Co have been lost in the devastating bushfires in New South Wales in the past week. The fires ripped through the state, with 50 farms west of Coonabarabran hit hard in recent...
Call for Governments to Support Expats in Need
ADRIENNE Heppel is well aware of the plight of New Zealanders who have fallen on hard times since moving to Australia in search of a better life. And she says federal governments on both sides of the Tasman should take responsibility. Almost...
Costs Put Sport out of Reach
Byline: ANTHONY BRAND A DRAMATIC rise in the cost of childrenas sporting registration is making it increasingly difficult for parents to keep their kids involved in sport. Coast father Scott Bowtell-Harris is counting the cost of having four...
Countdown to Future of Heritage
Daniel Burdon APN Newsdesk news@dailymercury.com.au IT IS the largest coral reef system on the planet. It is the worldCOs largest single structure of living organisms and can be seen from space. It supports thousands of Queensland jobs,...
Debate Focus on Legal Age
Byline: Richard Bruinsma AT what age should Sunshine Coast teenagers be legally regarded as adults? They can legally vote, drink alcohol and buy cigarettes at 18, but they are tried in our courts of law as adults from 17. They can legally have...
Don,COt Digest ,Cyeat for two,CO Tip
WECOVE all heard people spout the words: C[pounds sterling]Go on, youCOre eating for two now,C[yen] forcing pregnant women to decline offers of more and more food from well-meaning friends and family. While pregnant women donCOt have to eat twice...
Ex-Crim Aims to Help Others; Hope Project Geared for Rehab in Rural Cooroy
Byline: Janine hill A CONVICTED criminal who found God and turned his life around is driving a new rehabilitation project for ex-prisoners on Cooroyas rural outskirts. Dean Miners plans to host men who have just been released from prison on a...
Fifteen Lose Jobs as Buderim Road Dispute Deepens
Byline: Roxanne McCarty-OaKane THE Buderim businessman at loggerheads with council over vehicular access says the argument has already cost 15 people their jobs. And Mathew Hartley says his Cimani Fine Foods is suffering every day the council...
Grim Realty Brings Us Back to Earth
IT TAKES a good dose of reality to bring us back to earth otherwise our focus tends to be on our self, and what we want or think we deserve, much of the time. Tragic events happen around us regularly but itas not until one affects us in a more direct...
HEAT RECORDS Tumble Daily
Byline: Dave McRae THE Annual Australian Climate Statement for 2012 has been released by the Bureau of Meteorology. Interesting points include that Australia recorded near-average rainfall and above-average temperatures for 2012. However,...
Kiwis Lose Welfare Rights; New Zealanders Are Becoming Second Class Citizens in the A[euro]lucky Countrya[euro], Write New Zealand Herald Journalists Greg Ansley and Michael Dickison
WITH no access to the dole or other support, and with high truancy rates as teenagers give up and drop out of school, social agencies have reported rising numbers of New Zealand and Pacific Islander youths trapped by homelessness, teen pregnancies,...
Mates Pay Tribute to Stalwart; Ceremony Honours Life of Lifesaver and League Great
Byline: Richard Bruinsma THE flag flew at half mast at Mooloolaba Beach and the shark bell was rung yesterday in honour of the late Mooloolaba Surf Club stalwart Brian Davies, 82. The respected surf lifesaver and former Australian rugby league...
No Picnic for Council
Byline: Roxanne McCarty-OaKane A PUSH for the return of Peregian Originals concerts to twice a month gathered momentum yesterday when more than 250 people flocked to Peregian Beach Park for the inaugural Peaceful Peregian Originalsa Supporters Picnic....
Not a Fair Comparison with Noosa
COMPARING Noosa Shire (approximately 50,000 people) with Mansfield Shire (approximately 7500) is ridiculous (Daily, January 16). The former is a major beachside tourist destination while the latter is a rural Victorian collection of small villages...
Nurthen Urged to Forget Glory Aussies out to Even Up Series after Washout Page 35 Clean Slate for Nurthen; Mooloolaba Talent Told to Forget Past Portsea Glory
Byline: STEELE TAYLOR steele.taylor@scnews.com.au SURF LIFESAVING: Mooloolaba coach Michael King has urged tal-ented ironwoman Amy Nurthen to forget about her breakthrough victory at Portsea in 2011 ahead of her return to the iconic venue on Sunday....
Nurture Self-Esteem and Build kidsa[euro][TM] Social Skills
IF GOOD social skills point to success for adults, then cultivating healthy self-esteem in our children is of paramount concern when seeking to establish sound mental health, social happiness and future career success. Thereas a major connection...
Random Orbit Launches to Winning Atmosphere
Byline: STEELE TAYLOR steele.taylor@scnews.com.au DESPITE his name, Random Orbit is actually quite predictable. Each time the five-year-old goes around, you pretty much know what youCOre going to get Co a composed run with a fleet-footed finish,...
Rangers Chase Swans Down to Stay in Touch
Byline: PAT DREW CRICKET: Glasshouse sent a message that the Rangers are still a force in the SCCA Division 1 competition with a 5-280 chase of MaroochydoreCOs 257 at Ron McMullin Oval on a day where the three other matches brought outright wins....
Shop Boss Sees off Armed Thug
Byline: Richard Bruinsma HARDWARE shop owner Stephen Bardell works hard to make a crust, so when a hooded thug threatened him with a knife and demanded money, he had a simple response: aF*** off, mate, itas not going to happena. With his heart...
Stop Dogs Being Bored
AS THE holiday period comes to an end, it is not just local residents who may be lamenting the return to work and school for another year. The end of the break can also be a difficult time of year for dogs that miss playing with their owners and...
Title for Lady of the House
WHAT do you buy someone who has everything? A distinguished title, of course. Maroochydoreas Rowena Morris can now legally use the title Lady Rowena of Glencoe after her mum Sandra and dad Phil bought her a piece of land in Scotland that happened...
Toilets Back on Line; Ministera[euro][TM]s Plan Will Havetrain Toilets Checked Daily
THE State Government has unveiled a raft of emergency measures to ensure rail commuters between the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane have access to toilets. After a week of sustained pressure from rail travellers and the Daily, Transport Minister Scott...
Tough Ride for Cancer Brand
IN HIS much-anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong surprised many by the extent to which he confessed to cheating, arrogant denial and bullying. But is this enough to protect the Livestrong Foundation, which is so intrinsically...
Why Australia Day Overkill Wears Thin; PATRICK WILLIAMS
I DREAD Australia Day. Sounds pretty Cyun-AustralianCO, doesnCOt it? I mean, I love this place. I love the people and I love the land. Yet I just disagree with the way we celebrate it. January 26 is no longer as significant as it should...