News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Articles from May 18, 2010

Birch Gets the Nod to Wear Maroon; League Talent Impresses Selectors
Byline: Doug Gillett BUNDABERG league young-gun Josh Birch will be the only footballer in the Wide Bay to be handed a coveted Queensland under-15 schoolboys guernsey. The North Bundaberg State High Year 10 student, 14, caught the eye of selectors...
BULGING BUNDY; 6 in 10 Residents Are Overweight or Obese
Byline: Clementine Norton and Vanessa Marsh BUNDABERG'S population is bulging, with one of the highest obesity rates in Queensland. Across Queensland, 50.1% of people are overweight or obese. In Bundaberg, that rate is a whopping 62%. But...
Bumbling Burglar Caught; Mum Thwarts Drunken Thief as He Comes Unstuck during Not-So-Great Escape
Byline: Letea Cavander A BUMBLING thief who ran into the door he was trying to escape through and fell on to his back with the door on top of him a[pounds sterling] as the home owner watched a[pounds sterling] faced Bundaberg Magistrates Court yesterday....
Fine 68 Gives Rogers Two-Shot Lead in Club C'ship
BARGARA men played the first two rounds of their 72-hole championships on the weekend. In A-grade the leader is Nick Rogers on 148 after he made up for a first round of 80 by firing a fine four-under par, 68. Steve Hartley is in second position...
Fun of the Fair Thrills Crowd; and the Day's Big Winners Wore Sheilas' Skirts
Byline: Beverley Geissler ATTRACTIONS such as the Lofty Wendt Tug-of-War Challenge, dog-jumping competition and the ever-popular fireworks kept a large crowd entertained on Saturday evening at the 111th Biggenden Show. The Grand-Riverina team...
Life in the Slipstream for Bundy's Davis Duo; Brothers Helplift Cycling Superstars Tothe Podium
Byline: Chris McLoughlin CYCLING: While the first few months of the European season have not been crowned with individual glory for the Davis brothers, Bundaberg's cycling siblings have been pleased with the performance of their Team Astana squad....
Olympian Wowed by Talent; Bundaberg Rowers Impress at Regatta
Byline: Doug Gillett ROWING: Former Olympic rower Rob Walker believes the next international representative of his sport may have been contesting the Bundaberg interschool Head of the River carnival on Sunday. Walker, 36, represented Australia...
Owen's Zupp to Canberra in Historic Flight
THE morning in Launceston dawned crisp, clear and cold.... but without the forecast fog. I caught a cab out to the airport and made my way through the RFDS facility to where the Jabiru awaited. I taxied to the far end of the airport and while...
Patel's Tantrum A[euro][approximately]childish': Court
Byline: David Barbeler JAYANT Patel threw a childish tantrum after finding out his request to have a brain-injured patient's ventilator turned off had not been followed, a court has heard. The Queensland Supreme Court yesterday heard evidence...
Retirement Planning Is Vital as Population Ages
WE often think of Australia as a young country but the fact is, we have an ageing population and it's an issue that will affect us all. The Federal Government's Intergenerational Report sets out some astonishing statistics regarding the ageing of...
Rusty Regulars Come Undone on A[euro][approximately]old' Holes
WE have finally got our original course back now that holes four and five have been returned to the fold. It has been a couple of months since we have played these two holes and it showed at the weekend. A few members found trouble, with shots hit...
Serial Burglar Gets Jail after Two-Week Bender
Byline: Letea Cavander A BUNDABERG man who broke into a charity shop during a two-week stealing bender and caused more than $3000 in damage and stolen property, pleaded guilty to five offences in court yesterday. Claude William Cobbo, 20, of...
Success Relies on Some Key Factors
SMALL BUSINESS with Jason Krenske IT is interesting and inspiring to watch people that have a passion for what they do. You just need to watch an episode of Masterchef Australia to see people who are inspired by food and really want to...
Wage Bill Soars after Mergers
Byline: Clementine Norton THE Bundaberg Regional Council has gained about 30 staff members since it was amalgamated more than two years ago a[pounds sterling] and the wages bill has gone up accordingly. Although the amalgamation process was designed...