Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from March 4, 2011

After 7 Years Alan Still Waits for a Safer Road; Knocked off His Bike, He Says ,Cyit's Bloody Dangerous'
ALAN Sargeantson is a patient man, but the Urangan retiree thinks seven years is more than enough time for the council to respond to a petition. In 2004 Mr Sargeantson and his fellow William Street residents sent a petition to the then Hervey Bay...
Bay Keen to Put the Fire Out
HERVEY BAY SQUAD RICHARD AZZOPARDI, Kawungan ADAM BELL, Kawungan MAX BOWERS, Sandy Straits JAMES BOWERS, Sandy Straits BLAKE COOK, Sandy Straits LUKE FARRELL, Bayside KEVIN GROTE, Fraser Flames BLAKE KIDD, Bayside NICK KJEAR,...
Bin Eyesore on Bazaar; Wheelie Bins Left on Footpath for Days
BAZAAR Street should be a proud part of Maryborough's CBD but one businessman believes it looks more like a rubbish dump. C[pounds sterling]There are rubbish bins left out all over the footpath and the road for days at a time,C[yen] computer teacher...
BURRUM BLOWS AWAY NEW CHAMP; Record-Breaking Brad Makes the Most of Conditions
BRAD Anderson had one thing on his mind as he left his Brisbane home and headed to Burrum Heads. He was determined to break the Australian GPS Nautical Mile record in windsurfing Co the drive up the Bruce Highway proved worth it. Anderson, the...
Court Took Licences ... and They Drove Away
Byline: Roderick Makim TWO motorists have been caught in an undercover police operation which targeted unlicensed drivers. Aydyn Hendrikse and Christine Eaves were convicted of separate traffic offences in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on Wednesday...
Crash Victim Wants Stunt Bikes off Paths; Trying to Avoid Rider on Fraser Coast Mobility Corridor
WHETHER they are big, small, fast, slow or specially modified, there are some extras all bikes must be fitted with before they can legally be taken out on the road. In the wake of an elderly woman being hospitalised after trying to avoid a stunt...
Fishing Comp Almost Here
THE 2011 Hervey Bay Family Fishing Competition is only one week away and runs from next Thursday to Sunday at Dayman Park in Urangan. All the fun, draws and raffles start at 6pm on Thursday, continue at 6pm on Friday and Saturday and noon on Sunday....
Fusion Events Up the Tempo; Team Plans Foam Fest and Maryborough Rave
SIMON Bevilacqua's Wide Bay Youth Events continues to gain momentum with young people. So much so, his once-a-month event at Hervey Bay Great Hall is expanding with special events at Seafront Oval and in Maryborough. On Friday, April 15, Simon's...
Golfers Tee Up Hectic Time
Maryborough Golf Club TWO former Maryborough Golf Club champions showed their class on the weekend after both carded sub-par rounds. Alan Eaves shot a 69 off the stick on Saturday but it wasn't enough for him to win A-Grade after Dane Smith equalled...
Great Weather for Boating
BOATIES have taken advantage of the fantastic weather this week and have been scoring well on reef and pelagic fish throughout the bay and beyond. Inshore reefs have produced plenty of decent grass sweetlip, blackall, cod, coral trout, tuskfish...
January a Quiet Month for Aussie Housing Markets
DISRUPTIONS caused by natural disasters and low sales volumes have resulted in soft market conditions across the Australian capitals, according to RP Data-Rismark Indices. January is typically the quietest month in the calendar year for the housing...
Kingfisher Brings Business; Move fromBay Mixedblessing
MAT NOTT matt.nott@frasercoastchronicle.com.au KINGFISHER Bay Resort's decision to sell its two catamarans and transfer its passenger service hub from Hervey Bay has brought pain and gain to various businesses. More than one year after...
News Briefs
Helicopter sent toisland boat fire A BOAT and its single occupant had to be rescued from the western side of Fraser Island yesterday morning after it was disabled by fire. Bundaberg's AGL Rescue Helicopter was called in to find the 4.5m cabin...
No Crown Jewels, but Tradies Rule Love Game
BEATS me why we spend so much time kissing frogs when none of us really wants to catch a prince. A recent survey revealed only 5% of Australian women would want to marry into royalty; a whopping 75% preferring instead to hitch themselves to a tradie....
No Time to Waste over Tax
Clementine Norton clementine.norton@frasercoastchronicle.com.au FRASER Coast waste stations could be powered by the by-products of their own waste, under an ambitious plan being considered to offset the cost of the Federal Government's proposed...
Queensland Homes Face Roof Stress with Climate Change
HOMEOWNERS and owners of commercial premises will be spending more on roof repairs and water damage in the future as houses and commercial premises face roof stress from increased storms and rainfall intensity, Archicentre has warned. With thousands...
Tirade by Tree Police; Accusations of Breachesleave Treasurer in Shock
A COMMUNITY activist in River Heads has accused two council officers of behaving like C[pounds sterling]gestapoC[yen] after they threatened her with charges and fines while investigating the unauthorised felling of a tree. Margaret Berrell, River...
UFO Mystery Deepens; Cameras Fail to Recordimages of Flying Lights
MARYBOROUGH'S UFO phenomenon remains unsolved after government authorities and weather experts yesterday failed to explain strange orange lights sighted by hundreds of residents during the past week. The Chronicle was bombarded with phone calls,...
Youngsters Saving Hard for First Home
MORE than a third of young home buyers are saving at least 20 per cent of their pay packet, according to the latest Bankwest/Mortgage and Finance Association (MFAA) Home Finance Index. Most of these first-time buyers appear slightly more optimistic...