Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from November 25, 2009

An S Is for Sustainable ... and Stupid; Law Could Be Nightmare for Home Sellers
IT IS a move that is likely to see more environmentally friendly homes built on the Fraser Coast but it could also be a nightmare for sellers and real estate agents. From January every home, unit or townhouse for sale in Queensland will have to...
Banish the Boring; and Use Quick-Dry Paint to Update Plain Flooring
Bare, unadulterated concrete or dated, lifeless paving - and you have friends and relatives arriving soon for Christmas? Help is at hand in the form of a colourful range of inexpensive paving paints that can be used to create a multitude of flooring...
Fines for Leaving Your Vehicle Unlocked
Byline: Kristy Martin LOCAL police have begun slapping $40 fines on people who leave their cars unlocked, under a new campaign that warns drivers to "Lock It or Cop It". Officers are hoping the threat of the fine will get people to stop and secure...
Foreshore at the Forefront of Tomorrow's Debate
Byline: stephen o'grady THE POSSIBILITY of a pedestrian precinct was foremost on Ken Stott's mind when he decided the local university should host a debate about the future of Hervey Bay's Esplanade. The debate - and it promises to be lively...
Home Alone: Mum Walks out on Kids; Stress Too Much, Court Told
Byline: Loretta Bryce A STRESSED-OUT single mum who left her kids home alone for three nights while she went on a binge has been ordered to perform 150 hours community service. The 32-year-old Maryborough mother left her children, aged 10, 11...
Jung Gun Rides Way to Plenty of Success
CRAIG Jung has an impressive haul of trophies that he's won racing on his motorbike - more than 130 at a rough guess. Someone is now going all-out to overtake him - his 10-year-old son Bailey. And the Tinana State School student is catching up....
Nothing Tweet about the Heat for Our Birds
Byline: Averyll Loft IT'S NOT exactly what one would consider typical animal behaviour: mother birds leaving their newborn babies to die - or even eating them. But that's exactly the kind of thing that's been happening at bird aviaries across...
Tradies on the Job for Charity Hit
Byline: Richard Harvey NO ONE can deny there was no lack of fighting spirit on display when the tradies of Hervey Bay stepped into a boxing ring for charity. That's not to say there weren't a few bruised egos at the end of the third Tradies Fight...
Wear a White Ribbon to Say No to Violence against Women
Brian Sullivan is just one of 63 men throughout Queensland who are leading the largest male-led public stand to end men's violence against women. White Ribbon ambassadors are extraordinary men in the community who take a public stance to raise awareness...
Your Paper Takes Another Award
Byline: PETER CHAPMAN Editor You don't put out newspapers so you can win media awards but it's certainly nice when you do. On Monday night the Chronicle's chief reporter, Toni McRae, collected two awards for feature articles published in this...