Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from November 24, 2009

Alleged Knife Attack on Woman Goes to Trial
TWO MEN accused of threatening a Craignish mother with knives in front of her teenage daughter will stand trial in Hervey Bay District Court. Rodney "Rocket" Thomas Hills, 41, and Daryl David Hall, 22, appeared in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court from...
Bligh out to Slug Us with Huge Car Rego Increase
Byline: PETER CHAPMAN Editor I received a press release yesterday telling me that I had just three days left in which to record my protest against the Bligh government's plans to increase car registration fees by a massive 20 per cent. I'll be...
Fires Wipe out More Than 350 Hectares of Coast Bushland; Sparks Ignite Tinder-Dry Grass across Fraser Coast
Byline: Jennifer Chapman FIRE has wreaked havoc across the Fraser Coast with one blaze burning a total of 200 hectares and another taking out 150 hectares. The fire that started on Thomas Street at Howard on Sunday flared up again at about 11.30am...
Howzat? Bushies Slump to Loss
Byline: Richard Harvey BUSHRANGERS' stranglehold on the Fraser Coast Cricket A grade premiership is showing signs of loosening. The defending premiers and a club which has won the premiership eight times in the past nine years, crashed to their...
'Poppy' Loved Family and Life on the Land
Byline: Jennifer Chapman Sydney Andrew Johnson was a beautiful soul; a gentle man who always put his family first. He loved life on the land and working on a cattle station near Planet Downs, in Central Queensland. Called Poppy by his four...
Twilight Markets at Torquay on the Cards; Organisers Await Council's Green Light
Byline: Jennifer Chapman A DECISION on the Torquay Twilight Markets is imminent, says a hopeful Gay Ignatenko. Ms Ignatenko is the president of the Fraser Coast Sustainable Development Association, which is pushing for the night-time markets...
Ulysses' Big Bid Expected to Net $10M for Coast
ROB WHITE couldn't wait to hit the big 4-0. Within three weeks of his 40th birthday in January 2001, he was a signed-up member of the Ulysses Motorcycle Club. "I haven't been disappointed." Full membership of the world renowned social club for...