The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Articles from March 27, 2010

A Little Miracle at Easter Time; Help the Mater Help Those in Need
Byline: Bianca Box DO you believe in miracles? Well this Easter you will not need to as you can make them happen with a shiny gold coin. The Mater little miracles Easter appeal is happening right now at selected IGA stores across Australia. ...
Cheryl Is a Real Tri-Hard and It Has Paid Off
Byline: Nathan Brooks Nathan.Brooks@gladstoneobserver.com.au Name: Cheryl Ogden Sport: Triathlon Club: Frenchville Frogs Triathlon Club Junior/senior/club person award: Senior Recent Achievements: 1st- Goondiwindi Hell of the West Half-Ironman...
Focus on Equality of the Sexes; Emily Maguire Discusses the Gender Stereotypes Amidst a Call to Arms
Byline: Miranda Cashin miranda.cashin@gladstoneobserver.com.au Your Skirt's Too Short: Sex, Power, Choice by Emily Maguire AFTER many waves of feminism it would be easy to think that things are fairly equal between the sexes. Women can do anything...
Growth Projections Show Need for Infrastructure
GLADSTONE region has long been seen as a community built on young families. And if the growth projections highlighted in today's edition are anything to go by, that's only set to continue - and a huge rate. It's good news for the region. Growth...
Healing Touch
Byline: Miranda Cashin miranda.cashin@gladstoneobserver.com.au WE hear about it in the movies and novels but what is it really like to go certifiably crazy and spend time in a mental institution? Danielle Agnello shares her story with The Observer...
How Good Is Chocolate?
Easter and chocolate EASTER and chocolate go hand in hand! Chocolate is a tricky food. Everyone loves its rich heavenly smoothness but it's a food that's hard to resist and easy to overdo. Easter is a testing time for chocoholics as there...
News Briefs
Council welcomes LNG GLADSTONE Regional Council has welcomed news that the BG Group has secured agreement with the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) to supply 3.6 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the proposed Curtis...
News Briefs
Race is on THE annual Baffle Creek Raft Race is on again this Easter Saturday with record entries lining up for some fantastic prizes and a huge fun day on the creek. There will be raft and sprint races, canoes and kayaks plus this year the inclusion...
One of Life's Lessons Learned at Market
Byline: Miranda Cashin IT may be surprising but markets can be a source of life lessons. When I was five I visited a market in Sydney with my parents and was given a small amount of money to spend on whatever I fancied. I ended up spending it...
Population on the Rise as Guests Meet to Talk Planning and Essentials
Byline: Kerri-Anne Mesner DISCUSSIONS across the state on how to deal with population influx has been held by government ministers and demographers this week. The state government answered questions asked by Queensland residents through Question...
Program of Events
CH 28 9am, 1.30pm & 7pm: QGC's Street Entertainment 4pm: Rio Tinto Alcan's Street Parade 6pm - 10.30pm: Free main stage entertainment including the Beatnix Tribute Show plus the crowning of the Gladstone Regional Ambassador & the Junior...
Reach out for a Unique Break; Queensland Has Every Activity under the Sun, from Beach to Rainforest, Luxury Resorts to Pitching a Tent, within Easy Reach
CREATE memories to last a lifetime by exploring the unique destinations and natural attractions you can only find in Queensland. From heart stopping adventures to blissful spa treatments, World Heritage listed rainforests and hundreds of beautiful...
Sport Briefs
BMX come and try THE Harbour City BMX Club will hold its "Come and Try Day" this weekend at Sun Valley Park. Coaches and experienced riders will be at the track to assist and answer any questions new riders or their parents might have. The...
Was This Uninvited Qld Wedding a UFO
Byline: Kieran Moran On Saturday, September 15, 2007, Gordon and Sonny Stance were married in the presence of family and friends at Lake Morris, 22km west of Cairns. The small ceremony was conducted under the shade of an old gumtree overlooking...
We've All Had a Swell Time in the Surf Lately
THE swell just keeps coming, with another good weekend for surfers on The Discovery Coast. While the wet weather has just about driven us all to distraction, it has also meant a return to the wet seasons of old - and swell. We've had waves for...
With John Mikkelsen
WE all have horror stories about phone and internet providers, but this gets my goat. One of my biggest hassles occurred after trying to change to online account payments to save $2 per month postage. They told me I would be given a new temporary...