Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from March 1, 2011

Another Scam Is in the Post
Clementine Norton clementine.norton@frasercoastchronicle.com.au IT MAY look authentic, but Kevin McKewin knew a letter offering a $15,000 lottery prize was too good to be true. The letter purports to be from the International Award Payment...
Beaten, but Not Defeated; Humble Pie on the Menu as 13-Year-Old Aby Smacks Her Dad
Peter Chapman peter.chapman@frasercoastchronicle.com.au AFTER publicly sending out the message to my daughter Aby that she was about to be given a basketball lesson on Saturday night in Maryborough I am today eating cold humble pie. Asked...
Big Easter Boosts Bookings; Slow Return of Tourism after Floods
Byline: Tracey Joynson TORQUAY'S Fraser Lodge Holiday Park is heading towards being booked out over Easter as the Fraser Coast tourism industry recovers from a flood and cyclone-affected summer season. Sharon Gebert, general manager of the caravan...
Big Push to Revive Tourism
THE Queensland tourism industry has suffered one of the worst summer seasons on record, resulting either directly or indirectly from the devastating Queensland floods earlier this year, followed closely by Cyclone Yasi. Despite these natural disasters,...
Bonner Walks Free after Serving Only 839 Days
Jessica GrewAl hbedit@frasercoastchronicle.com.au JUST two-and-a-half years after he was jailed for causing the crash that killed Hervey Bay parents Peter and Nicole Ash, Samuel Bonner walked free yesterday. The 26-year-old greeted his...
Bright Idea Helps with Solar Pick; Broker Takes Hard Work out of Finding Installers
Byline: Tracey Joynson SOLAR Choice is taking the leg work out of shopping around for a solar electricity system. The comparison and brokerage service is designed to help residents and business owners choose the right system and secure the best...
Cancer Status Good despite Certain Rises
Byline: HANNAH BUSCH FRASER Coast locals were as scared as they were relieved when Cancer Council Australia announced diagnosis and survival rates across Queensland. Cancer Council Australia released a map showing Queenslanders the likelihood...
Court Hears of Alleged Sexual Assault on Neighbour
Byline: Averyll Loft THREE witnesses yesterday gave evidence in the trial of a Maryborough man accused of sexually assaulting his neighbour, a single mother of three. The Maryborough District Court heard the 38-year-old defendant, who cannot...
Dogs May Be Banned from Most Foreshores under New Laws
Byline: Clementine Norton DOG owners face an anxious wait to find out for sure which Fraser Coast beaches, foreshores and parks will be closed off to their pets. Under the proposed local law changes, dogs would be completely banned from the Point...
Facebook Police Push; Our Newpage Helpscampaign
MAT NOTT mat.nott@frasercoastchronicle.com.au FOR lovers of the internet and social media Co and people interested in law and order Co Fraser Coast Chronicle has launched its own Facebook page in tandem with a campaign to bring more police...
Flowers Remind Passers-By of Senseless Loss
Byline: Jessica Grewal CONSTANT floral tributes on a post on the Hervey Bay Esplanade give passing motorists a haunting daily reminder of the morning the community woke up to the news that two innocent lives had been lost in a senseless crash. ...
Fraser Moves into Spotlight; International Coverage for Huge Tourist Market
Peter Chapman peter.chapman@frasercoastchronicle.com.au FRASER ISLAND has been under the international spotlight in the past week thanks to several high-profile media visits, with the combined potential to showcase the island to a huge international...
Maryborough Hot, but Urraween Up-Market
Byline: Mat Nott A NEW report has found that Maryborough is the number one centre on the Fraser Coast for home sales with Urangan and Urraween coming in second and third. The Real Estate Institute of Queensland's (REIQ) annual report identifies...
News Briefs
Car, truck collide,passenger dies A MAN died after the car he was travelling in collided with a truck at Aldershot about 5.50pm yesterday, police said. The man, who was a passenger, was rushed to the Maryborough Hospital where he later died....
SEASON IN DOUBT; Nick's Agony Sours Dragons Ecstasy
Richard Harvey richard.harvey@frasercoastchronicle.com.au THE St George Illawarra Dragons are feeling on top of the world. The same cannot be said for Nick Emmett Co his season may already be over before it really began. A neck injury...
Swimmers Up against Ocean but Not Watch; Time Waits for No One as Masters Hit the Water
Richard Harvey richard.harvey@frasercoastchronicle.com.au EVERYTHING was primed to go like clockwork in the fourth annual Hervey Bay Surf Lifesaving Club Torquay 1000 Ocean Swim. Sixty-three swimmers from throughout south-east Queensland...