Gympie Times, The Qld.

The Gympie Times is a newspaper covering events and information in the Gympie Gold Rush region. It is published daily Tuesday through Saturday by APN News & Media Ltd. with editorial headquarters in New South Wales, Australia. It has been in publication since 1868.

Articles from February 27, 2010

a[euro][approximately]Here and Now'
GYMPIE Region's incurably optimistic and quite successful tourism publicist, Terry Daw, has added a quick one-hour tour of Gympie city to his bus tour product line. Terry's trademark five-hour regional tour has already featured twice on the high...
A Grade Teams Battle for Final
AN entire season of hard work for Gympie cricket's four A grade sides balances on the edge today. As the first day of the final round of competition ahead of the overall premiership final, now is the time for teams to step forward and claim a place...
Air Rescuers Need Our Help; Appeal for Donors and Volunteers
Byline: Arthur Gorrie "TOKENa contributions from Gympie Regional Council and even substantial funding from the State Government are not enough to keep the life saving AGL Action Rescue Helicopter service in the air, Gympie Region Deputy Mayor Tony...
A Time to Meet and to Celebrate
Byline: Arthur Gorrie THE Mary Valley's brilliant victory of people power over tyranny will be celebrated again (and not for the last time) at Gympie Regional Gallery this morning. Jerry Coleby-Williams, leader of the vital Brisbane-based component...
Dethrone the So-Called Experts
Byline: GREG WILDIE THE untimely death of a child is a disaster; particularly when that death results from the slaying of one child by another. Yet I have to say that I am not surprised. Distressed and concerned yes, but surprised, no. ...
Drag Racing to Star in Reality TV
WILLOWBANK Raceway will be the host of reality drag racing series 1320X in March and July, after the USA-based venture of Los Angeles' Disruptive Studios approached the track earlier this year. Responsible for the popular Pullin Television produced...
Exclusively First Class
BMW is once again defining a brand-new segment in the automotive sector. The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo is a unique vehicle concept that combines the essential features of a luxury saloon, a modern sports activity vehicle, and a classic Gran Turismo....
Gibson Blasts A[euro][approximately]sneaky' Land Tax
PROPOSED changes to the way commercial land is valued could have dire consequences for Gympie region mum and dad investors Member for Gympie David Gibson claims. He said there had been uproar in business and property circles as aLabor's sneaky new...
Gympie All Stars Shape Up to Gold
Byline: Matthew Lee TWENTY20 cricket makes its final appearance in Gympie this evening as Albert Park sets the scene for a tantalising battle between the Gympie Offroad Gold XI and the Gympie All Stars. The game is to be played under lights and...
Hyundai on Higher Ground; Koreans Can Run with the Big Guns
THERE can be only one ... It was hard to keep Connor MacLeod's voice at bay when I picked up the new Santa Fe Highlander. True, the only agatheringa this silver warrior was likely to see on our watch was an out-of-control toddler's group at an indoor...
INTERNET TEEN SCENE SHOCK Mum's Call to Protect Our Teens; GYMPIE MUM SPEAKS OUT ON STUDENT SEX, DRUG PARTIES
Byline: Story: Jannette Parke UNDERAGE drinking, drug taking and sex with multiple partners appears rife among certain sections of Gympie secondary school students and one Gympie mother is saying enough is enough. She wants parents to stop turning...
It's All Relative for Young Hot Shots
Byline: Matthew Lee THE future of the Gympie Smallbore Rifle and Silhouette Club is in very capable hands if the efforts of brother and sister combination Isaac and Hannah McKay are any guide. The dynamic duo stamped their authority on the club's...
Nissan Open Top Meets the Open Road
THE new Nissan 370Z Roadster joins the identically powered 370Z Coupe launched last May, and adds joyful open-air motoring to the successful, sporty package. Highly specified and equipped with a new fast-folding, fully automatic roof, the new Roadster...
Organisers' Hard Work to Pay off SPORTING GALA NIGHT CROWNS GYMPIE STARS Athletes Wait Nervously for Night of Recognition
Byline: Matthew Lee a[approximately]09 Sports Star Awards AWD Sports Star Natalie PaulsenAthletics Darren McFaulAthletics David LeeSwimming Steven ElliottBasketball Kie Wilson-McNaughtSwimming Jamie PaulsenSoccer Masters...
Stand-Up Comic Takes New Role; CHRISTINE HARCH Catches Up with an Aussie Calendar Girl
SECURING the role of Cora in the stage production of Calendar Girls was like a visit from the Theatre Fairy telling her a[approximately]you deserve this', Rachel Berger told The Gympie Times this week. "Cora is the Vicar's daughter and she swears,"...
Test Case Call to Help Save Koalas; Legal Expert Weighs In
Byline: Jannette Parke GYMPIE'S rapidly declining wild koala population could be saved under legislation enacted in the early 1990s, says QUT senior law lecturer Alastair MacAdam. Mr MacAdam spoke to The Gympie Times yesterday about his call...
The Mexican Connection; as the Documentary Somewhere to Tapachula Makes Its Way to Gympie, Lee Gailer Takes a Look at How It All Started
THERE'S a new Mexican wave rippling through the region and it all started with one little pebble in a large gene pool. The story is one of love, life and hope and it came about because of one young girl's adventure overseas to work in an orphanage...
Two Classrooms in Nepal; Kylie Gilbert Climbed Mt Cooroora 12 Times in One Day to Build
WHAT is really important in life? How many times have we asked ourselves that question? Pomona resident Kylie Gilbert asked herself that question after visiting Nepal and being adeeply moveda by the Nepalese people, especially the children. The...