Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from March 18, 2011

A New Chapter for Book Lovers
Byline: Jenny Brown BIG bookstores are closing and the pundits project that within a decade about half of all book sales will be in digital form, downloaded to an electronic reader for a fraction of the price of a bound book. Bookshelves certainly...
Ask ,Cywhat If' to Prepare for Risks
Byline: Chris Tolhurst LIFE can go awry and circumstances can change dramatically, so it's imperative to consider every possible contingency when you apply for a property loan. Suzanne Haddan, the managing director of BFG Financial Services,...
Bay Provides a Magical Holiday
THERE is something magic in the air surrounding the beautiful waters and beaches of Hervey Bay. It is a magic that refreshes your energy and invigorates the soul. Hervey Bay is one of Australia's most popular holiday destinations and it is fast...
Building Work Creates Headache for Owner; Resident Returns Home to Find Driveway Closed Off
WHEN Kevin Brand came home after a long day at work, the last thing he expected to find was that his driveway was missing. But that is exactly what happened to the Tinana man recently, after workers cordoned off the existing drive in preparation...
Bush and Beach Allotments for Sale
CAN'T decide between a sea change or a tree change? You can have both. Huntingdale Park, situated off Gilston Road, offers the tranquillity of rural living with the convenience of living in town and only minutes from the beaches and marina. ...
Charming Bauple Is Worth a Crack
LAST week I headed off the beaten track to explore our region and came across Bauple, a peaceful little town nestled in the Fraser Coast Hinterland. It is on the first tourist route into the Fraser Coast and just five minutes off the highway. ...
DREAM IS KEPT ON HOLD FOR OUR BETH; Australian Debut Stopped by Quake
HERVEY Bay's Beth Mooney will have to wait a while longer before her dream of playing cricket for Australia becomes a reality. The 17-year-old wicketkeeper was due to represent the Australian under-21 team, the Shooting Stars, on a tour of New Zealand...
Escape the City Rat Race and Relax on the Beach
LIKE so many Australians, our family dreamed about a future in which we lived happily at the beach. Taking long walks on the beach with our dogs. Learning to kayak and trying to catch a fish. We longed for a time when sitting in city traffic...
Flood Bill Hits $8 Million as Recovery Chief Visits
Clementine Norton clementine.norton@frasercoastchronicle.com.au THE damage bill was expected to soar into the tens of millions of dollars Co but the Fraser Coast Regional Council got off lightly after the floods. The council's chief executive...
FREEDOM of an Up Close Encounter
THE normally sheltered waters of Hervey Bay offer the best whale watching conditions in the world. The majestic humpbacks come into Platypus Bay (in the north of the bay) to rest and play, on their long journey to the Antarctic waters. Many mothers...
Great Prizes to Win at Station Square
FRASER Coast's largest shopping centre, Station Square Shopping Centre is your one stop location in Maryborough. Boasting major retailers Big W, Bi-Lo, Best & Less, and Crazy Clark's, as well as more than 20 specialty stores, everything you're...
Harvey Tips Change for Broncos to Win Cash
WITH SPORTINGBET'S MICHAEL SULLIVAN IT was disappointment for those Broncos fans itching for the NRL season to start last Friday night and the Broncs don't face a much easier task this week when they travel to the capital to take on the Raiders....
Hervey Bay Comp a Huge Success Plenty of Prizes Won
THERE were 557 competitors at last weekend's 19th Annual Hervey Bay Family Fishing Competition organised by The Hervey Bay Boat Club Fishing and Social Club. Entrants were lucky to have reasonably good conditions for the competition with just a...
Idris, Inglis Set to Be Centres of Attention
IT WAS a job Jamal Idris did on Test centre Greg Inglis that first impressed NSW selectors, and new Blues boss Ricky Stuart says a repeat performance will not do his chances any harm in 2011. Former NSW State of Origin mentor Craig Bellamy pinpointed...
Industry Hangs on ,Cycrucial' Document
Byline: Jessica Grewal HOW WE COMPARE Average infrastructure charges for developers in regional areas of Queensland Cairns - $20,000 Townsvile - $24,000 Mackay - $15,000 Rockhampton - $10,000 FRASER COAST- $27,000 Sunshine Coast...
I Will Never Leave Cooloola Waters
THE day I discovered Cooloola Waters Retirement Resort I thought I had won lotto. The long search was over and I've lived in this beautiful village now for six years. A man of my age craves peace and quiet and that commodity is in abundance here. We...
Japan's Nuclear Crisis Worsens
Byline: Shingo Ito of AFP DOUBTS over whether Japan can contain its nuclear crisis are growing, as helicopters are used to dump water onto an overheating power plant and more countries urge citizens to leave Tokyo. Four military Chinooks have...
Loving Family Man Mourned; Sad Farewell to Long-Serving Worker
Byline: AVERYLL LOFT C[pounds sterling]HE WAS a rough diamond, with the emphasis on the diamond. Loyal, hard working and fully committed to the Fraser Coast Chronicle.C[yen] When it comes to the character that was Ronnie McGowan, it is perhaps...
Mariners Keen for Fresh Start
Richard Harvey richard.harvey@frasercoastchronicle.com.au PLAYING in the finals of the Sunshine Coast Rugby Union competition has proved to be elusive for the Fraser Coast Mariners. They've never contested them since joining the competition...
More Than a Place to Live
KINGFISHER Lakes, Hervey Bay's outstanding residential bushland retreat offers astute buyers more than a chance to buy land in a great setting and homes by award-winning builders. Carter Cooper Realty's Paul Agius said Kingfisher Lakes is a lifestyle....
New Dealer Has Big Units Covered
PLATEMASTER Aluminum Boats is the new authorised tech dealer for Garmin Marine Network Systems for the Fraser Coast. Company spokesman Michael Rawlins said they covered an area from Tin Can Bay to 1770 and were the only authorised dealer for supply,...
New Life for Dingoes at Coast Sanctuary
NOT everyone would feel comfortable posing just centimetres from a dingo's jaws Co let alone cooking them dinner. But wildlife sanctuary officer Ray Revill was on top of the world yesterday, as he got to know his newest charges, two-year-old Didge...
Newsbriefs
Jump into pony club day MARYBOROUGH Pony Club has invited the public to its open training day in the undercover arena at Maryborough Park tomorrow. Being an open event means you don't have to be a pony club member to join in the fun. Anyone...
No More a Prisoner of Illness; Coeliac Diagnosis Changed the Life of One Coast Sufferer
Carlie Walker carlie.walker@frasercoastchronicle.com.au THREE years ago Maryborough's Peter Jones was struggling just to get through the day. He was constantly exhausted, losing huge amounts of weight and couldn't work out why. C[pounds...
Nothing Funny about Obviously Ill Sheen
WHAT makes it okay to laugh at one tragedy and not another? Why the moral outrage over jokes already doing the rounds following this week's awful tragedy in Japan Co and yet the tragedy that is Charlie Sheen is fair game for anyone from Letterman...
Pier Still Popular for Fishermen
TAKING the long walk (800m) along Urangan Pier gives shore based anglers the opportunity to fish deeper waters for whiting, bream, flathead, reef fish, giant trevally, tuna and mackerel. Built in 1917 to facilitate the export of sugar and coal,...
Politicians Battle over Anzac Day Speeches
MEMBER for Hinkler Paul Neville has refused to give up any of the time allocated to him to allow Burnett MP Rob Messenger to speak at an Anzac Day parade. The row blew up when Mr Messenger discovered he had been left off the list of speakers at...
Razzle-Dazzle Reds May Be Back, Says Genia
IN an ominous warning to the injury-ravaged Melbourne Rebels, Queensland skipper Will Genia has declared the hamstrung Reds are determined to revive the razzle-dazzle tonight. Queensland, the exciting surprise packet of last year's Super 14, has...
Ready for Big Weekend at Fishing Comp
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 to May 1), that will still leave the public holiday on the Monday to celebrate. It will also mean that those...
Retire in Luxury at Noble Lakeside
NOBLE Lakeside Resort Hervey Bay has created a private world of luxurious homes directly on the waterfront, for relaxing and exclusive living for over-50s. The resort offers a high-quality lifestyle, at affordable prices. Noble Lakeside Resort...
RV Stop Plan Splits Opinion; Location of Camp Spot Controversial
AVERYLL LOFT averyll.loft@frasercoastchronicle.com.au BAUPLE residents in opposition to overnight RV camping at the local sports and recreational grounds came out swinging yesterday, bombarding the Fraser Coast Chronicle website with multiple...
See Turtles Hatch on Lady Elliot Island from February to April
LADY Elliot is a true coral cay island located at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, north of Fraser Island. The island is regarded as one of the best snorkelling and diving locations on the Great Barrier Reef and is famous for its unspoilt...
Seven Decades of Love; Couple Overcomes War, Tragedy in Lasting Union
Byline: Mat Nott CYRIL C[pounds sterling]BillC[yen] Nairn married his wife Colleen in 1940 and was called to war three weeks later. He was away for four-and-a-half years serving in the dust and heat of Egypt, running supply lines to the C[pounds...
You'd Be a Bauple Nut to Miss Historic Tiaro
VISITORS to the Fraser Coast who arrive by car or coach from the south will travel through the township of Tiaro. Most won't give it a second glance but first impressions can be very misleading. The area is best known for its diverse range of...

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