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Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Articles from May 5, 2011

Attractive Opportunity
THE Wedge is a mixed use development situated adjacent to Currimundi Lake and the beach on the corner of Watson St and Westaway Prd, a popular holiday and tourist destination at Caloundra's northern beaches. The development consists of two commercial...
Baker Tackles BANDITS 'The Angry Baker' Wrong Man to Rob; STICKY BUSINESS: Armed Robbers Flee after Picking Wrong Man to Mess With
Byline: Ellisha Puglia Ellisha.puglia@mydailynews.com.au TWO men found themselves in a sticky situation after they tried to rob a Tugun bakery yesterday. The two entered Sticky Buns bakery on Golden Four Drive about 4.30am with a steak knife...
Bock Focus on Defence
Byline: Darren Cartwright, of AAP REBUILDING respect for Gold Coast's defence is high on fullback Nathan Bock's agenda when he returns from suspension against the Brisbane Lions in the local AFL derby on Saturday night at the Gabba. Bock said...
Breakfast Crowns a Right Royal Meeting
Coolangatta Tweed View Club Ladies were in the mood to celebrate the Royal Wedding at a function held at Seascape in Tweed Heads. aThe Queena welcomed guests as they trod the red carpet on arrival, and then delivered her message containing plenty...
Chambers and Nicholson Tour
Byline: NADINE FISHER nadine.fisher@mydailynews.com.au MULTI-award winning artists Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson are touring their respective solo albums, Little Bird and Bad Machines, this month and will be on stage at Twin Towns Services...
Civoniceva to Shoulder Load in Coast Clash
AFTER selflessly forfeiting his Test jumper last year, veteran prop Petero Civoniceva is determined to re-establish himself as Australia's forward leader. For years the first forward picked when Kangaroo selectors named their sides, Civoniceva gave...
Cooking Up Waterworks
A RECENTLY televised event has brought the whole nation to tears and has shown us all the value of courage and determination. The death of Osama bin Laden? Don't be ridiculous. Of course I'm talking about brave MasterChef contestant John Hughes...
Councillors Get in for Their Gravy at Lunch; EPISODE 64
RED'S in her office. aRed. Can I see the surveillance notes from when you followed Manny?a aWhy?a aWant to know what he was up to. Max didn't seem too pleased Manny was being followed.a She shrugs, points at a filing cabinet in the corner....
Don't Go Overboard for Baby; Prepare for Bub with the Basics First
Byline: Mariel Dawson A SHOPPING spree before bub's arrival is ritual for many expectant parents. Knowing what to buy, especially if it's your first, and keeping up with the latest products on the baby market can be overwhelming. However,...
Early Wins Are Essential
Byline: IN AND UNDER Neil Mackay TWO out of three Gold Coast-based clubs won their Pineapple Hotel Cup games at the weekend. Surfers Paradise continued their dream start to the year, recording their third-straight win to remain undefeated. More...
Fan Keen to Sink Boot In
Byline: Kicking around NRRRL, Luke Covell A FEW wags in the crowd, and I'm sure one of them is a portly chap who acts as time-keeper for the Mustangs (let's just say his name rhymes with Andrew Kirby), have been giving me bit of razz in regards...
Fireworks Expected in QClash
Byline: FROM 50 OUT Leigh Philpot IT'S hardly a promoter's dream for the inaugural QClash between the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast Suns at the Gabba this weekend. The Lions have not won a game this season and sit in 17th position, while the...
George Is Deputy Speaker; REWARD: Welcome after 12 Years in Opposition
Byline: Peter Caton peter.caton@mydailynews.com.au LISMORE National Party MP Thomas George is the new deputy speaker of State Parliament. Mr George, who has been in Parliament for 12 years, was elected to the position on Tuesday next to the first-ever...
Heart-Wrenching to Go
Byline: Laffranch-ly speaking Anthony Laffranchi YOU might think this is a strange thing to say, but the most reassuring aspect of yesterday's press conference announcing my imminent departure from the Titans was sitting beside the two men who made...
Justice of the Peace Is Kept Busy; COMMUNITY CHAMPION
MARGARET Mathers of Terranora has had her share of family tragedy but since moving to the Tweed has become heavily involved with the local Justices of the Peace. Her eldest brother died in a road accident when he was 25, and in 2008, 37 years after...
Maroochydore CBD Takes Off
MAROOCHYDORE'S rapidly changing CBD is set to get another major commercial attraction with the news that home improvement giant Bunnings will open a store in the area. It comes at a time when the Sunshine Coast Council has reinforced its intention...
Mother's Day Ideas
1. The Gyro Bowl a No matter what way baby knocks the bowl, it doesn't spill. The bowl part always remains upright and covered when it is knocked. RRP $20 available from Target. 2. Little red stroller a RRP $27, available from Kmart. 3. Sunshine...
Music Mix
Thursday Burleigh Bears Leagues Club a David Lee Club Banora a David Barry 6pm Cudgen Leagues Club a Russell Hinton 6pm Coolangatta Hotel a Infusions: DJ Ben 6pm, Main Bar: Alter Egos 8pm; Bandroom: House of Pain 8pm Gold Coast Arts...
New Slant on Penny for Thoughts
AS archaeological finds go, it won't make me famous. It won't make me rich either, but I don't much care about that. There I was, head full of absolutely nothing, idly walking the dog through the sadly neglected but endlessly fascinating Southside...
Paul's Our Father on the Front Line; Afghanistan: Armed Insurgents Give Tweed Gunner Warm Welcome to Area
Byline: Troy Kippen troy.kippen@mydailynews.com.au A TWEED father is on the front line in Afghanistan fighting with British troops as tensions rise in the region. Paul Chapman, 42, is putting his experience into practice in artillery supporting...
Seagulls Struggle for Form
Byline: KEV'S CORNER GCRL, Kevin Braysher THE Burleigh Bears appear to be the team to beat in 2011 and they now find themselves sitting alone on top of the Bycroft Cup. They are the only unbeaten team left in the competition after a strong win...
Splendid Tickets Will Be Coveted
THIS morning will be a time of jubilation and disappointment as thousands of music fans try to get their hands on tickets to July's Splendour in the Grass. The coveted tickets to the three-day music festival go on sale today at 9am through the Moshtix...
Storm Drives Anxious Buddy Up the Wall; ANXIETY ATTACK: Drugs and Hugs Are Best When Storms Hit
Byline: Ellisha Puglia ellisha.puglia@mydailynews.com.au THEY say every dog has its day, but yesterday was certainly not Buddy's day. The violent storm that swept over the Tweed and Gold Coast on Tuesday afternoon had this four- and-a-half-year-old...
Titans Star Joins Super League Club
Byline: Greg Martin greg.martin@mydailynews.com.au THE Gold Coast Titans and veteran forward Anthony Laffranchi will part ways at the end of the season with the classy back-rower accepting a two-year deal with English Super League giants St Helens....
Underdogs Fall Short as Heavyweights Stand Up
Byline: TOUCH, ENGAGE Ralf de la Mare AFTER building up last weekend as the aweekend of upsetsa, the top three Rugby Gold Coast firstgrade clubs stood strong and repelled the lower-placed teams in all three matches. The best chance was fourth-placed...
Warship Plaque Dedicated
JAMES Watson received a citation for his Persian Gulf actions as leading stoker with the HMAS Kanimbla during the Second World War. Mr Watson a great grandfather of Tweed's Chloe Watson a died in Darwin when his son was only eight. On Monday...
Wildcard versus Leader; 16-Year-Old Aussie to Meet Fitzgibbons in Quarter-Final Tie
SIXTEEN-year-old wildcard Nikki Van Dijk is as surprised as anyone after setting up a Beachley Classic quarter-final rematch with surfing world ratings leader Sally Fitzgibbons. The Phillip Island schoolgirl took full advantage of perfect four-foot...