Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from October 22, 2011

A Blarney Good Irish Time; Jenny Munro Discovers an Appreciation for Creamy Pints and Dubious Folklore on the Emerald Isle
AS THE bus pulled out for my three-day tour of southern Ireland, I wondered whether I had made a mistake. I was flying solo at the tail end of a five-week trip to the UK and Europe, and was squeezing in a last-minute trip to Ireland on the back...
Accused in Home Bash Bailed to Be at Birth
A MAN found guilty of attacking a Hervey Bay couple in their home last year has been allowed bail to be at the birth of his child. Yesterday, after a dramatic five-day trial, a jury found Craig Donald Cameron guilty of two counts of assault occasioning...
Anyone for Roadkill?
ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSE Adrian Taylor THERE'S no such thing as a free lunch, we're told, but Jonathan McGowan would disagree. He likes nothing better than a feed of owl curry or rat stir fry. Jonathan, a conservationist with a fierce conviction,...
Big Chance to Scramble a Win
HERVEY Bay Golf Club will have its best representation this weekend in the Holden Scramble with 12 players competing in the regional final tomorrow at the Sunshine Coast's Pelican Waters Resort. The winner of the event goes on to play in the National...
Big Guns Ready to Fire in Super Speedcar Series in Maryborough
MARYBOROUGH Speedway is set for a big season of speedcar action starting tonight with the opening round of the Nationwide Transport Solutions Speedcar Super Series. Many of the hard hitters of Australian speedcar racing will be racing in the opening...
Families Bond on Fraser; Far from a No-Go Zone of A[euro][approximately]deadly Dangers' as a British Tabloid Suggested Last Week, Fraser Island Offers Plenty of Amusing Wildlife Encounters for Shirley Sinclair and Her Family
FAMILY time is so precious. Before you know it, the kids have grown up and moved on. I can see I share this thought with a proud young mother as she and her newborn bond during playtime. It doesn't matter that the maternal instincts I am observing...
Flak Flies over State of Work on Medical Centre
Byline: Roderick Makim CONTROVERSY raged yesterday over the Tiaro Medical Centre. Claims and counter-claims were made about the Fraser Coast Regional Council's care of Tiaro and other rural areas, after it was said the medical centre was taking...
Holden Goes Back to the Future
HOLDEN has gone back to the future, restoring its very first concept car Co the 1969 Holden Hurricane. The futuristic research vehicle described as an experiment C[pounds sterling]to study design trend, propulsion systems and other long range developmentsC[yen]...
It's Time to Say Farewell to Liz and All of the Kids
I GREW up with the Queen. I have sung God Save The Queen more times than Advance Australia Fair and I have always tuned in for the Royal weddings, funerals and divorces. Despite my indoctrination, I believe it's time for us to wave goodbye to Liz...
MARYBOROUGH MEALS ON WHEELS DERAILED OVER $600K TAX DEBT; Hervey Bay Meals on Wheels Comes to the Rescue
Clementine Norton clementine.norton@frasercoastchronicle.com.au A TAX bill in the vicinity of $600,000 and soaring overheads have forced Meals On Wheels Fraser Coast at Maryborough into insolvency, putting 30 staff out of work. But a troupe...
Pecking Order among Kids
LAUREN Clarke is an eldest child. She is conscientious, hardworking and has always been an overachiever. She has a leadership role in the company where she works and is very career-driven. She said she often felt pressure to achieve but enjoyed...
Stylish and Dynamic; the Perky Hatch Is a Hot Seller and It's Easy to See Why
THINGS are rollicking along for Mazda in Australia. Almost 44,000 vehicles found new homes in the first six months of 2011 giving Mazda its best half year sales figures in this country. That success gathered momentum over the back end with the Mazda2...
The Family That Brought Power to the Bay; Today We Turn on a Switch without Thinking Twice, Here Roderick Makim Writes about the Man Who Changed the History of a Sleepy Hamlet
THERE is a life to electricity. It crackles. It sparks. It hums along the wires. There is a magic to electricity as well a the flick of a switch is able to bring light to the dark, or a cool breeze on a hot day. When we think about it...
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