Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from March 12, 2011

Bombardier Bids on; Small Hope of Major Coast Work
Clementine Norton clementine.norton@frasercoastchronicle.com.au THE Maryborough workforce has been offered a glimmer of hope with confirmation that Bombardier will still put in a bid for the billion-dollar train contract for Queensland Rail....
Coast Remembers Children; Home forNepaleseorphans
Jessica GrewAl hbedit@frasercoastchronicle.com.au THE GOODWILL of the Fraser Coast community has materialised into the first stages of the new Forget Me Not Children's Home in Nepal. Funds raised at last year's Bollywood-inspired gala event...
Company Blames ,Cyonerous Conditions'
WHILE Downer EDi has blamed C[pounds sterling]onerous conditionsC[yen] as its reason for pulling out of a multi-billion dollar, 200-train tender process for Queensland Rail, union officials have asked the company to come clean on its decision-making...
Cruze-Ing to Top Sales Spot
THE locally-made Cruze could be the car to topple the top-selling Holden Commodore. Holden's perennial sales champion could be knocked off its perch by a new small car launched this week Co and chairman and managing director Mike Devereux is delighted...
,CyPoor Man's Ferrari' an Enriching Experience
Byline: Lorna stevenson BARRY Birt was an extremely proud man the day he took ownership of this 1964 Fiat 2300S Coupe in January 2000. Barry bought the Fiat as a project and then spent the next eight years restoring it. His first car was an...
Father Kelly Inspired by Visit to Holy Land; Father Paul Kelly Describes His First View of Israel as He Got off the Plane as Moses' Vision of the Promised Land. the Priest Was Inspired by What He Saw, as Rhianna Blacker Relates
MARYBOROUGH'S Father Paul Kelly has returned from his pilgrimage to Israel with what he says is a new-found perspective and more than a few stories. When he arrived in Jordan on February 15, jet-lagged and ready for sleep, the tour guide reinforced...
Get Serious about Rehabilitating Inmates, MP Tells Govt
Byline: Averyll Loft THE MEMBER for Maryborough is calling on the State Government to stop acutting cornersa when it comes to providing drug and alcohol rehabilitation to Maryborough Correctional Centre prisoners. Chris Foley (pictured) said...
Industry Folk Remain Upbeat
THE Fraser Coast unit and townhouse market has held firm against the threat of interest rate rises to post preliminary results for 2010 that have some industry voices predicting the market is on its way up. Defying gloomy predictions, Real Estate...
Kill-Attempt Mum Jailed; Woman Guilty of Drugging, Trying to Smother Sons
RODERICK MAKIM roderick.makim@frasercoastchronicle.com.au JUSTICE has been served to a woman from Eli Waters who attempted to murder two of her children in September 2008. The 31-year-old mother of three was sentenced by the Supreme Court...
Omega Shows Its Alpha Personality; A Midlife Makeover Is a Mixed Result for Australia's Best-Selling Car, Writes Bruce Newton
For 15 years, the Holden Commodore has sat atop the Australian new-car sales chart. For the past five years, the VE has starred, despite few changes and updates along the way. In August last year, the VE Series II was introduced, bringing with...
On Track for Easter Extras
PART of the Queensland Museum, the Workshops Rail Museum is a $20million wholly interactive, authentic heritage and cultural experience at Australia's oldest operating railway workshop. The museum tells the story of rail in Queensland, spanning...
Pastor a Music Man Never Far from the Stage
GRAEME Roberts is leading a double life. Mr Roberts is a pastor at the Maryborough Community Church, but to the performers at the Brolga Theatre he is the director of the Brolga Community Theatre's latest production, The Music Man. Graeme recently...
Rain Stalls Work to Repair Roads; Council Asks Residents to Be Patient
CONSTANT rain has dampened the council's efforts to patch up the potholes that have pitted the region's roads since the January floods. As more wet weather set in yesterday, Fraser Coast Regional Council works chief Brian Hart urged residents to...
Region Awaits $25M Boost; Apartments, Backpacker Hostel Given All-Clear
AVERYLL LOFT averyll.loft@frasercoastchronicle.com.au A $25 MILLION apartment complex and a stylish new backpackers hostel will be a shot in the arm for the Fraser Coast's economy if the developments go ahead, says Mayor Mick Kruger. Proposed...
Villa Aim for Premier Year
Richard Harvey richard.harvey@frasercoastchronicle.com.au JOEL Neilsen cuts up meat for a living. He also loves nothing better than carving up defenders in his leisure time Co on a soccer field that is. The 29-year-old butcher and his...