Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from March 11, 2011

And Now Let the Good Times Roll; Fraser Coast Adventure Park Puts Horrors of Summer Well Behind
Byline: HANNAH BUSCH A FRASER Coast adventure park has invited local families to shake off a horror Queensland summer and celebrate the new season this weekend. Rain, hail or shine, Flame Lily adventure park near Burrum Heads will hold an open...
Fishing Competition Gets Set for Success; Get Away for Long Weekend of Fun
GIVEN that the Toogoom Family Fishing Comp is now being held on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Labour Day long weekend (April 29 and 30 and May 1), that will still leave the public holiday on the Monday to celebrate all workers rights to fair...
Govt Pours Cold Water on Call for Divisions
Byline: Mat Nott COUNCILLORS who voted to propose a divisional model for the Fraser Coast have been wrong-footed by the emergence of a State Government document canning the idea that divisions are a way forward in local governance. The vote,...
Home Will Never Be the Same
IN THE 30 years New Zealand native Maxine Campbell has been living in Australia, she has always enjoyed crossing the Tasman for holidays. But last week, she was faced with the brutal reality that trips home would never be the same. Walking through...
Hospital Given Nod; Council ticksUnitingCare's$100m Plan
AVERYLL LOFT averyll.loft@frasercoastchronicle.com.au THE Fraser Coast Regional Council has given UnitingCare Health the green light to begin work on one of its most innovative health projects to date. The $100 million project, which includes...
Kingfisher Lakes Re-Launch
AGENTS and builders gathered for the re-launch of Kingfisher Lakes Estate on Monday and Tuesday last week. It was a great opportunity for host, exclusive marketing agent Carter Cooper Realty, to catch up with fellow agents and some of Hervey Bay's...
Leave Finals System Alone: Magies Coach
AFL: Three-time AFL premiership coach Mick Malthouse has slammed mooted changes to the finals series. The expansion of the league to 18 teams next year has the AFL looking at expanding the top eight to nine or even 10 teams. The league is also...
Mother Cries as She Is Fined for Crime Spree
AVERYLL LOFT averyll.loft@frasercoastchronicle.com.au A BOONOOROO woman broke down in tears in the Maryborough Magistrates Court this week when she found out she was not going to be sent to jail. Tia Maria Jayne Landers, 25, was looking...
Odds Stack Up for Cash for Charity
WITH Sportingbet's Michael Sullivan THERE has been plenty of early betting action ahead of tonight's NRL season opener, both for the opening round and in Premiership betting. The Broncos were a little easy early in the week drifting from...
PREMIER SHOWDOWN; Coast Teams Start Their Campaign to Win Wide Bay Hockey Glory
Richard Harvey richard.harvey@frasercoastchronicle.com.au THE first shots will be fired in the battle to be crowned the best two hockey teams in Wide Bay this weekend. Round one of the 2011 Premier League competition gets under way with...
RBA Decision Stops First Homebuyer Sales; Health Check Your Home Loan during a Competitive Cash Rate Break
THE 2% of recent first homeowners who say any interest rate rise would result in them considering selling up will be elated the Reserve Bank has decided to keep the cash rate on hold at 4.75% for a fourth successive month. So will the 8% already...
Revealing Rare View of Autism; Writer Opens a Special Window
PARENTS, teachers and carers have good reason to be pleased as regional services for autism spectrum disorder continue improving on the Fraser Coast. Nelle Francis, author of the Ben and his Helmet books, will come to Hervey Bay as part of the autism...
Still Time to Join in Fun of Competition
THE 19th edition of the Hervey Bay Family Fishing Competition started yesterday at Dayman Park Urangan. You can still submit an entry at the competition site office at Dayman Park Urangan until 6pm tomorrow. All the fun, draws and raffles continue...
Success with Classic Looks
Byline: Chris Tolhurst PART of the fun of real estate investment is searching for the right property to buy. But allowing yourself to be guided by personal preference or taste could have a big downside. Some investors Co particularly Gen Ys...
Termites Marching on Homes; Big Wet Makes Properties More Palatable for Nests of Crawlies
Rhianna Blacker rhianna.blacker@frasercoastchronicle.com.au THE termite threat to homes has seriously increased in recent flood conditions, according to a Maryborough pest controller. With humidity and moisture levels high all over the...
Town in Shock as Rail Giant Abandons Tender
Clementine Norton clementine.norton@frasercoastchronicle.com.au DOWNER EDI has refused to guarantee the future of its Maryborough operations after it pulled out of a tender process that could have netted $3.2 billion and created hundreds of...
Unlimited Control of Your Life
Byline: Paul Best IMAGINE it's evening and you arrive home after a romantic night out with your partner. As you swing the Merc into the driveway, the garage door opens and a path of lights, leading all the way from the driveway through the house...
Woman Bailed after 8 Months in Custody; Police Want Defendant Behind Bars to Await Trial
LEILANI Maidie Clarke was granted bail in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court yesterday, despite facing 24 charges. Defence counsel Sarah Laikind appeared on behalf of Ms Clarke, and told the court her client had spent almost eight months in custody awaiting...
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